John Hurt Talks Ollivander for Deathly Hallows

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Jun 28, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The Brisbane Times has a new article online that includes a brief new interview of actor John Hurt, who discussess his return as Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. First seen in Sorcerer’s Stone as the mysterious wandmaker, John Hurt will reprise the role late next month and had a few words to say regarding the character in the film noting “He gets kidnapped and imprisoned and all sorts of nasty things happen to him,” he says. “So I’m back again after seven years.”





35 Responses to John Hurt Talks Ollivander for Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: mmm... OK!!!Avatar ImageMary11_hplvr4l says: his line was the first line I learned from the movie! :)Avatar ImageFereverto says: Great news! Ollivander is a strange wizard, but a great wandmaker!Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: I'm so glad he will be back! I have often wondered if it would be him, or another actor.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: love john hurt!!!Avatar Imagesaffran says: so welcome back then!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Brilliant! He is one of my favourite actors and I look forward to his rendering of Ollivander as a prisoner. Evanna Lynch will have a treat working with him.Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: wow brisbane times...that's where i'm from..how very very random!Avatar Imagekiwimci says: So so happy John Hurt is coming back, I always felt like he was one of the unsung heroes of the cast. He was beyond perfect as Ollivander and brilliantly set up the mysterious ohh-same-wands-and-other-terribly-great-curious-things intrigue in the first one. Plus: "The best rain dance in the world is [making] a movie when they want it to be warm and hot," he said.... Amen John Hurt, I've felt thatAvatar ImageFresca says: John Hurt is an awesome actor, and will be able to play Ollivander very well. I love the actors in these movies. They have all been amazingly well chosen.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: Hes awsome!!! Avatar ImageR-for-H says: Very awesome'ly cool!Avatar ImageMatea says: I'm sooooo looking forward to see him again! he's brilliant as Ollivander!Avatar Imagejonfrog says: i loved olivander in the first movie! i'm glad there bringing him back.Avatar Imagesimos says: Its great that they are bringing them back. He was a good Olivander.Avatar ImageGoddessMcG says: WEEEE he's so very perfectly weird in that role!! :DAvatar ImageLiderc says: He was definitely one of the most memorable characters in the first film. I imagine if will be very magical to see him on the big screen.Avatar Imagehewy says: How simply wonderful that he will be reprising his role. It is most difficult to get used to seen another actor in a lead role when it has been so successfully done by the original. Still have not forgiven Richard Harris for dying and not continuing on as Dumbledore! Sorry but still have not gotten used to Mr. Gambon.Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Excellent!Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: He's an amazing Ollivander! Can't wait to see him return to the role!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Glad he has that role, he's perfect!Avatar ImageErinM says: He's is a great Ollivander...glad he's back!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: He is perfect for the role so I'm glad he came back to do it... would be odd with a different actor in his place anyways.Avatar ImageDolemite says: Good they were able to get him back.Avatar ImageSybilT says: For those who watch Merlin (and it's getting better), John Hurt is the voice of the dragon.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: cool Im glad Ollivander is back. I wish he was in Goblet oof Fire like he was supposed to be.Avatar ImageLloyd says: Glad he is back!Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Brillant actorAvatar Imagebecmajec says: Brisbane Australia? I don't think it is our Brisbane, t'would be a bit random... Glad to hear we've got the original Olivander back, I want to so lots of old familiar faces in DH!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: i'm glad that John Hurt is coming back as Olivander, since he was in the first film! :)Avatar Imagepotterrock says: greatt :)Avatar Imagebengtson_98 says: I'm happy that they are using the same actor and that they are not cutting that part out!Avatar Imagehallowman says: sybilT meirlin is pretty good i was thinking the old guy that he is living with would have been a good dumbledore what u think Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am glad that he is returning; I missed him in the fourth film in which I was under the impression that he was supposed to appear...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: he was really good as Ollivander! coz he kinda had that you didnt know if you really like him or not feel which Harry describes so i think he portrays him very well!

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