More from Bill Nighy on Role as Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows


Jul 06, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

As first heard on PotterCast and posted here both in May and again last month, actor Bill Nighy has been cast in the part of Rufus Scrimgeour for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Thanks to Newsround for this article containing new quotes from the actor who said “”I am in the next Harry Potter,” he told reporters.”I will be Rufus Scrimgeour, who is the Minister of Magic and he is a very very important man.” He then added: “I am no longer the only English actor not to be in Harry Potter and I am very pleased.” It is believed he will be filming his part as the Minister of Magic within the next few weeks, once production begins again after taking this week off for the various international releases of Half-Blood Prince.

40 Responses to More from Bill Nighy on Role as Rufus Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imagebudgie says: He has to be there to pass out the book, snitch and put-outer.Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: I am so excited to see him in this role, finally! Avatar ImageSpitFyre says: Yay!! Avatar Imagedcrazmo says: Personally, I'm not sure that they couldn't have had McGonegal do that instead of introducing a brand new character, particularly since he's going to die within minutes. But, what the hey, it's good casting.Avatar ImageFresca says: Good! Scrimgeour is quite acharacter to play, and Bill should be super in the role.Avatar ImageMissDracothan says: ho ho! I remembered when the sixth book came out Bill took an interest in that part!!Avatar Imagesnunkiebrian says: hehe you have to love mr Bill Nighy even if he does only last a few minutes in the book. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: He definitely looks like the character in my mind... sounds cool!Avatar ImageRHrSoulmates says: <> That made me lol! I think he'll be a good addition. Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: I knew it!!! He needs to pass on The Tales of Beedle The Bard, the Golden Snich, and the Deluminator. He'll make a great Scrimgeour. Theyll have to add a lot of fake hair though because hes supposed to look like he has a lions mane.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Good casting...Avatar ImageJaymie Brooks says: Lol, they finally cast Scrimmy just to kill him off ten minutes later. I wonder if Bill Nighy realizes that?Avatar Imagebeewell says: Don't know this actor but I am hopeful that he will do a great job. Glad to see that they are sticking to the book as much as possible. Scrimgeour needed to be in the movie since he does have an important job. Actually he does help Harry along the way when he doesn't tell where he is when he is killed.Avatar ImageSkylinePigeon says: LOVE Bill Nighy! Cool! :)Avatar Imagegranger_malfoy says: im glad he's finally included in this film even if not for long he is a well known character GO YOU BILL!Avatar Imagebudb says: Well, there are many others who haven't been in the films either, including Michael Caine and Judy Dench Personally, in HBP, I would have loved to seen Sean Connery at Slughorn's Christmas Party, wearing a tux, martini glass in hand, just walking from left to right in front of the camera, or perhaps talking with Trelawney in a corner.Avatar ImageJadeDanielle says: I just love Billy Nighy! I'm so excited about this. I keep telling myself it's silly to get excited for Dh when HBP isn't even out yet - but things like this just make it impossible to stop myself :DAvatar ImageRemus_Rocks says: That would be awsome budb!!!! I wish they would cast Dame Judi at Nevilles Granny, that would be great too. I'm sooo glad they cast Bill...hes brilliant.Avatar Imagehermyone08 says: At Bill Nighy got his wish granted to be in a HP film ! :P)Avatar Imagemadebymuggles says: Is anyone else appalled by the fact that Bill Nighy looks nothing at all like a lion? Anyone? Well, I suppose they could give him a nice wig or something.Avatar ImageHermioneRon4ever says: All he needs is a wig and he's perfect! Remus_Rocks: Yep! She could definatly play Neville's grandmother!Avatar ImageWolfyWizard says: this is really good casting, Bill Nighy will be great Avatar Imagemuzic823 says: I love Bill Nighy! That's awesome ;)Avatar Imageclabwag says: Bill Nighy really is at the top of his game at the moment, and just a few days ago I was complaining to a friend that the chances of him being cast as Scrimgeour were slim due to the fact he'll just be killed off. Thank dog Steve Kloves must have written him something good (first time ever!) or David Yates begged. Either way, brilliant! Avatar ImageMugglejeff says: looks like a good fit!!Avatar ImageLucia Meadows says: Finally! I had been waiting for Mr. Nighy to show up in the series. He will make a fine, if brief, appearance as Scrimgeour.Avatar ImageSybilT says: He should have been in the HBP film. Scrimgeour does appear in the book.Avatar ImageDlcohm7 says: He was awesome in Pirates of the Caribbean.He played the Octopus guy captain.Yikes, forget his name.Yknow who I mean.Did great!Avatar ImageGTHunter says: his part is going to be fun...I get to die 15 minutes after the movie starts!!! and I dont even die in person, someone just tells radcliffe... YAYAvatar ImageBwaySaint says: PERFECT CASTING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so excited!!!!!!! This makes up for keeping him out of HBP!!! :) Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: Cool, he was Davy Jones in Pirates of the Carribean!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Don't forget his ageing rock star part in _Love Actually_, he was hilarious!Avatar ImageFigment says: Interesting casting. I love Bill Nighy, but doesn't look like my Scimgeour that I see when I read the books. I am sure we will go a great job though, I wish they would have introduced him in HBP so he could have lasted longer since he dies fairly quickly in Deathly Hallows.Avatar ImageLivelaughlovepotter says: Most seem to like Nighly. I hope he's as good as everyone says!Avatar ImageTamyris says: Way to go Bill! I think he is amazing! He did an awesome job as Davy Jones in POTC and he can be truly funny. So happy he is Scrimgeour. The only one lacking now,for me, is Colin Firth. I really love him!Avatar ImageXyra44 says: Most of the time the actors don't really fit the character picture in my imagination; however, in this case, Bill N is spot on! They just need to fluff out his hair to the lion's main.Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am so filled with joy that Bill Nighy is going to appear in the final movie that whenever his name appears, I begin to mumble incoherently with excitement. He is going to bring an energy and life to the film that no one else could.Avatar ImageAraminta1987 says: PERFECT casting - I've been hoping Bill would be in HP for ages!Avatar ImageLeeann says: i'm really glad he was cast.Avatar ImageKC Nox says: billy mack!

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