Bill Nighy on Working with David Yates Again for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Jul 13, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As first reported by TLC several times previously regarding the casting of Bill Nighy for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the actor has made new comments on his upcoming role as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour. Thanks to who let us know of this interview where he speaks of landing the part and working again with director David Yates, and also confirms he will be filming on DH at the end of this month. Quotage:

“I was with him when he got the job a couple of years ago,” Nighy told us earlier today, “and I said, ‘Oh, well maybe now I won’t be the only English actor who’s not in Harry Potter’ – that was like five years ago. Anyway, I finally made it under the wire. We may have talked about it before, but he’s one of the most gifted directors I’ve ever worked with. He’s a quiet genius, David Yates. I’m delighted and very pleased I’m going to be in ‘Harry Potter,’ but I’m doubly pleased because it’s with David.”

Nighy will start shooting his part when he gets back to England after his trip to the U.S. to promote G-Force at the end of the month, and as expected, he’s appearing in the first half of the movie, but we didn’t find out how they were going to introduce the character, being that he was left out of the sixth movie. (Nighy also recently worked with Rupert Grint in the upcoming thriller Hard Target.)

18 Responses to Bill Nighy on Working with David Yates Again for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: It's great that he already get along with the director! =]Avatar ImageHorcruxalej says: bill nighy the science guy ha just kidding i thought thats what they ment the first time they announced him to play rufusAvatar ImageKatetheKeeper says: Yay, first! That hasn't happened in a while. ;-]Avatar ImageAurora_7 says: Bill Nighy seems like a nice guy. I'm sure he's not the only actor that thought, 'I'd quite like to be in a HP movie'. Ha.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: It's cool they got him for that role... He will be perfect!Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: if he's filming, let's hope that he's filming something other than the ministry scenes. BECAUSE. i REALLY want imelda staunton as umbridge again. and she hasn't been confirmed yet. so if he's filming and she's not... uhdfuhsudfa.Avatar ImageAbiDumbledore says: Awww i love all the actors they cast =) I always imagined Scrimgeour as a bit plumper but im sure he'll be true to the character!Avatar Imagesessionka says: Not going to be much of a stretch for him... Seeing as how he played a vampire in "Underworld" :-)Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: Wait, didn't he just died in the DH? I don't remember any appearance - OH YEAH, he gives them the book and stuff. XD I almost forget!Avatar ImageRobbie Rowe says: Good news I feel. We will see Bilbo alongside Rupert Grint as well as perhaps alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Hermionie Granger if my assumptions are correct.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: i cant wait to see him play it!!!Avatar ImageFresca says: Glad that thye picked Nighy. That is cool.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: He sounds like a great guy!Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: He seems like he'll do a good job. Hes really excited about it.Avatar ImageEnricoDc says: I thought the title of the upcoming movie of Rupert and Bill Nighy is "Wild Target" ???Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: I can't wait to see him, I can definitely picture him as Scrimgeour...but I really am curious as to how they'll bring him into the films! Are they going to say that it just took a year longer for them to oust Fudge and bring him in as Minister? Hmmmm...Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: cool :) !! he was the only british actor who isnt in HP!!!!! lol!! i think he'll be good! i luved it in pottercast when john thought he was the science dude.... LOLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: i'm glad he's happy to be working on DH! :)

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