Heyman: Imelda Staunton to Return as Umbridge for Deathly Hallows


Jul 14, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As reported previously, Harry Potter film producer David Heyman made an appearance at an Apple store in Los Angeles. Later SS was able to get a few minutes with Mr. Heyman who passed on some nuggets about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films. As heard in this audio recording here on youtube, Mr Heyman confirmed the return of Imelda Staunton as Umbridge. He also told them about the introduction of Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) saying “Well, we know it’s his wedding. So, he’s introduced at his wedding and
we express it’s Bill and Fleur’s wedding so you know it’s Bill Weasley
and it’s at the Weasley house. So you know pretty much who he is when
you see him and Fleur. It’s pretty clear in the end.”

Earlier TLC first reported young Dumbledore has been cast and will be portrayed by Toby Regbo. In the interview David Heyman confirmed the part would be in the film, saying:
“We have Hermione reading parts of the book and we also have a character
at the wedding who talks about Dumbledore’s past. There’s Elphias Doge,
who also has a more favorable opinion of Dumbledore. Hermione finds
Rita Skeeter’s book and she reads the book to them. SS: Is there going to be an actor playing young Dumbledore? Heyman: Yes.”

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47 Responses to Heyman: Imelda Staunton to Return as Umbridge for Deathly Hallows

Avatar ImageAccioCloak says: Glad the wedding has been left in!!!Avatar ImageKara000 says: Oh this is just amazing. I cant wait. Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: coolAvatar Imagethecoze88 says: Awesome! I was just watching the 5th movie and wondering if she would be back. I wonder if they'll bring back the girl who played Fleur as well??Avatar Imagebadger666 says: Yay! That's great that Umbridge will be back.Avatar Imageoldenoughtoknowbetter says: Very cool! She's baaaaccckkk!Avatar ImageAmy Darlene says: Wowzers!!!! excellent! Avatar Imagehallows13 says: very glad that the Dumbledore back story sounds like its getting a good airing- all the best reviews of the HBP film have said that the development of characters is whats made it so good! just hope they do The Prince's Tale justice now! Avatar ImageSwedishSkinJer says: Awesome! Imelda was an amazing Umbridge.Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: I think the complaint level would be high if this stuff was left out.Avatar ImageFeliciarickmann says: Gosh what a cheek after leaving Fleur out of HBP! They have more front than Selfridges!Avatar ImagePallargast says: Excellent!! She's one of my favourite characters and Imelda staunton did a brilliant job at portraying herAvatar ImageAgrippa1 says: So much good news in this! We get the wedding after all, plus all the Dumbledore backstory - and Imelda is back! I can't imagine the movie with someone else playing Umbridge.Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: So much exciting news! I'm already getting pumped for DH, and I haven't seen HBP yet x)Avatar ImageHPHealer says: I am glad that Imelda Staunton is coming back as Umbridge. I figured that they might have changed the plot, and taken Umbridge out. It is good to see that they are sticking to the books on this. Imelda does a great job as Umbridge!Avatar Imagesirius17 says: works don't describe how much i hate umbridge as a character, Imelda portrays her perfectlyAvatar ImageHPNAIV says: Imelda is so good as Umbridge! She's exactly like I imagined her.Avatar ImageJohn-Robert says: THANK YOU. sosoososososo much. :]. now lets bring back mr. john williams and ill be a happy happy happy camper.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: yay Im glad shes returning she important in that Ministry scene.Avatar Imagephoenixes are in ravenclaw says: Squee! she was brilliant for DH!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: Yay the wedding is in! and Umbridge is back! Imelda is a perfect Umbridge...i hated her...which is the point! hahaAvatar Imageclashcityrocker13 says: awsomeAvatar ImageErinM says: She was an awesome Umbridge...thank God she's back :)Avatar ImageBroomsnitch says: Umbridge is my absolute least favorite character in the series...but I am super happy they're including her in the final movie. Avatar Imagelupinwandcaster says: She's not toad like enough for me.Avatar ImageSproutMdme says: F A N Tastic!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Hem Hem...Avatar Imagem_umana622 says: You know I went to the Apple Store to get a chance to be in the conference...and unfortunately they only let the first 40 people in, everybody else got itunes gift cards. That wasn't really fair, or smart of them...But I'm glad we got Umbridge and Bill shown...hopefully they explain that Bill has been bitten by Greyback Avatar Imageugurbocegi says: Wonderful! She was amazing as Umbridge! Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: awesum!!!Avatar ImageBwaySaint says: Thank goodness the wedding is IN plus the Dumbledore backstory - looks like they really WILL tie up the loose ends in this film! Avatar ImageUmbridgeintraining says: I LOVE IMELDA STAUNTON! She is Umbridge, no one else can be Umbridge. I think I'm going to cry! If I don't stop crying I'm going to need a snorkel!Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: Imelda Staunton is such a good Umbridge I'm glad that she's coming back, and I'm glad that they are having Bill and Fleur in it, DH news is so exciting Avatar Imageminishiva says: Awesome.She was great as Umbridge, that little laugh she does is so crepy.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: So much awesome news! It wouldn't be the same if someon else played any different role, rather than the original actors/actresses anyways. Avatar ImageWingardium says: Excellent news. Imelda captured the character perfectly. I loved the toy of her in the F&Gs shop in HBP LOL. So cool that they're including so much in the final films. I loved HBP tonight, possibly best movie of the series so far.....but I would have loved to have seen Dumbledores funeral. Avatar Imagecauldronjane says: Staunton's acting is amazing! Her return to the series is a joyful event.Avatar ImageHalloween Master says: Oh NO Umbridge is coming back! I was hoping the centaurs took care of her. Imelda Staunton does a fantastic job playing a character that you just love to hate!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: It's good to hear that Imelda Staunton will be back for DH! :-DAvatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: YAY!!!!!Avatar Imagejediofthelost says: She has a big part in the begining of the book. So it is wise to have the same actor to played her in year 5.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: so glad she's coming back, i can't see anyone else playing old toad face and bill and fleur's wedding is in at the burrow, hip hip hooray! :)Avatar ImageSindi says: she is the perfect umbridge haha Avatar ImageSindi says: Post this ' █▀▀▄     ▄▀▀▄       █       ′′█▀▀▄ █    █   █     █     █ █     .′█    █ █▄▄▀    █     █    █   █    .█▄▄▀ █  ▀▄.  ′′█     █   █▄▄▄′█    █ ▀▄ █    ▀▄   ▀▄▄▀   █       █   █   ▀▄ A Many times as you can :D Avatar ImageSindi says: vote for tom felton on the Teen-choice awardsAvatar Imagejacket says: Horay! I thought Imelda made a great Umbridge! can't wait to see DH in the theather...such a long wait...Avatar ImageAudreyLouiseLovegood says: Great!!! I wouldn't have it any other way :D

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