Brendan Gleeson Completes Filming as Mad-Eye for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Sep 21, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

The mighty Auror has fallen and his journey in the magical world is now complete. This word comes as actor Brendan Gleeson has announced he has finished his role as legendary Auror Mad-Eye Moody in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that he completed filming less than two weeks ago, the Hollywood Reporter cites “Gleeson noted he just wrapped filming
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ and bid farewell to
his Mad-Eye Moody. “I waved goodbye to him a week and a half ago.
It was great fun, playing Mad-Eye was a hoot.”

Actor Brendan Gleeson made these remarks in the press room last night as he was celebrating his win at the Emmys as “Best Actor in a Mini-series” for his role as Winston Churchill in the HBO special “Into the Storm.” You can see photos of the actor at the Emmy Awards here from Getty. Congratulations Brendan Gleeson!

113 Responses to Brendan Gleeson Completes Filming as Mad-Eye for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Avatar Imageprotoj76 says: It is too bad that Mad Eye had to die. But Mr Gleeson did a wonderful job in that Mini Series and I congratulate him on his well deserved EmmyAvatar Imagedonkeycharz says: its gonna be so sad when he dies...1st?Avatar ImageLadySidi says: That's to bad, he was amazing as Mad Eye. Avatar Imagepotter2005 says: I hope they keep his death exactly like it is in the book and they don't change it in order to try and add some dramatic scene.Avatar ImageDrome says: Oh no, I'm *so* going to cry during the movie! :DAvatar Imagesimos says: Moody livesAvatar Imageaxlgirl says: Awwww... RIP Moody...Avatar ImageLisbry says: What does that mean, "Moody lives"? He dies. Hope they actually manage to capture the death-scenes right in this movie! Congrats to Gleeson for the Emmy!Avatar Imagejrivas1284 says: omg sad news!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: It means he lives on in our memories... Well done Brendan!Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: aw's like losing him all over again! I can imagine ebing Moody would be so much fun though...Avatar ImageLuce_depp says: and i never noticed that was him in Into the Storm... he really is a terrific actors! Churchill must have been big shoes to fillAvatar ImageMiliMalfoy says: Goodbye Moody! :(Avatar ImageFifi says: I thought he was brilliant in GoF. I always looked forward to his scenes. It's a pity he's gone. : (Avatar Image-MischiefManaged- says: I'm happy for his Emmy but maaaaan it's sad to read about actors completing their work in the HP movies! :'-(Avatar ImageMatea says: looking forward to see him in DH!Avatar Imagepinkmoosely says: Mad eye in the movies is not as I imagined him in my head (I'm with Frak on this one) but it is sad that we are starting to see actors finish filming on HP FOR EVER its been such a long journey it never seemed possible that it would ever actualy finnish :(Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: noooo :( every day we're getting close to the end of an era :'(Avatar ImageeiVega says: It's kinda crazy for me to imagine that somewhere out there in the parallel universe of filmmaking Mad-Eye Moody is already dead. Wow..Avatar ImageFloridianFlounder95 says: It'll never be over! As long as the fans are here to keep it alive! And R.I.P, Mad-eye!Avatar ImageNecrotoxin says: I can't wait to see this, but it makes me sad it is almost over.Avatar Image42sk8ter says: he looks a lot different in real life. long live mad eye moody!Avatar Image42sk8ter says: he looks a lot different in real life. long live mad eye moody!Avatar ImageDawna says: The end will be so sad! But looking forward to how they tackle the 7 Potters scene. I get sad thinking of it! Mad-Eye & Hedwig...Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: No I don't want any of the cast leaving! *cries* I don't want the fun of going to the cinema to see a brand new Potter movie to end.Avatar ImageHmrc5 says: He diserves completely the Emmy! For his Mad Eye role I love him! Oh... but I miss Mad Eye a lot...Avatar Imagemuggle118 says: i cant believe there done alreadyAvatar ImageGanduean-Vampiress says: Sniff this is so sadAvatar Imageflowerchild says: I just wanna say that he is really terrific actor...and goodbye Moody...:/Avatar Imageflowerchild says: I just wanna say that he is really terrific actor...and goodbye Moody...:/Avatar Imagemjkalldaway says: Its kind of depressing.. Some great actors are finishing up their HP roles. He was absolutely amazing, and congratulations on the Emmy! That must mean they're done with the 7 Potters scene officially!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: so-sooo s-sa- sadddddddd! *sob* :-( i don't wan thin to stop filming i want ti to go on FOREVER! *sniff* but YAY for him. :-(Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: MoOdy is awesome!!!!!!!! =)Avatar Imagesessionka says: I felt sad when I read the news item... Then I started to chastise myself for having so much emotion over a piece of fiction (Wonderful though it was)... and then I started reading everyone's comments, and realized.... I'M NORMAL!!!! Thank You Leaky, and Thank You Potter fans. P.S. I love that Brendan Gleason enjoyed the part he played.Avatar ImageAndreaB09 says: I love him. He is so blunt playing Mad-Eye and he really gives the charater more of a connection with Harry.Avatar Imagehermionenluna TZS ROAR! says: it is a sad ending to what i am sure was a happy journeyAvatar ImageFigment says: We'll miss you Mad Eye, but congrats on the Emmy!Avatar Imagenewwmoon says: Why did he had to die ;s !?!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Wow.. the movies are really coming to an end :( *tear.Avatar ImageHBPFan says: He was so good at portraying Mad-eye. Good job, oh, and a well-deserved Emmy I'm sure!! :)Avatar Imagesiriusismyhero says: This makes me sad. It's like saying goodbye all over again. And we're going to have to do it with every character....Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: oh Moody, you will be missed. but will live on in our hearts.Avatar Imageanne1 says: I'm so excited for these last two movies but at the same time I'm sad that we're coming to the end. I try and cling to the thought that it won't actually be the end til 2011 and then we will hopefully have the dvd sets, ultimate edition dvds, extras and the Scottish Book to look forward to after that.Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: oh no! hes great. i got really upset when he died in the book.Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I cant believe we keep reading about how these actors are finshing with their charcters when it seems like just yesterday we were all waiting in line eagerly for are copy of the last book ;( Avatar ImageFresca says: Thank you, Brendan, for bringing Mad-Eye to life so well! Avatar ImageFresca says: Thank you, Brendan, for bringing Mad-Eye to life so well! Avatar ImageLulubelleI says: He was great in OotP. He portrays Moody perfectly!Avatar Imagemadman1277 says: He has done a great job as Moody, its sad hes done but it will be even more sad when Emma, Dan, and Rupert are done Avatar Imagealpaca-girl says: Good Bye Moody! :*o(Avatar ImageRodiniusBlack says: Thats sad! Hes such a great person.Avatar Imagenevertickleasleepingdragon says: It's so sad that Mad-Eye had to die =(Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: gleeson did a great job as moody! itll be sad to see him go in the films, and watch other actors wrap up on setAvatar Imagekyramp says: Awwwwww. I loved MoodyAvatar ImageHattFerg says: aww... i don't like seeing these posts, its going to be sad to see when everyone is done filming! Avatar Imageblue_rogue says: Reading that made me sad. :(Avatar ImageBlatcher914 says: Thank you Gleeson for so faithfully portraying Mad-eye for all of us out here. It certainly is going to be odd seeing more and more cast members saying goodbye to the characters that some of them have been playing for years. This is the beggining of a very bittersweet moment as we prepare oursleves for the last movies, I am just so glad that we, as fans, have been so lucky to have such magnificent actors and people that have been bringing HP to the silver screen for so long.Avatar Imagenipintheair says: It became quite a shock for me when I read the book.Avatar Imageyuelovesirius15 says: Wow.. i can't believe he's actually going to leave HP movies.. even though he was just in two movies.. :(Avatar Imagelightningwolf says: It's so sad when we find out that Moody died!:'(Avatar ImageCatherine says: aw..ill miss him so much!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I still struggle to grasp my mind around the fact that we are soon approaching the end of this saga of films. Thank you, Brendan Gleeson, for giving us a wonderful Moody; you translated the character perfectly into cinematic form. Congratulations, sir, on the Emmy you have obtained.Avatar Imagerumble_roar says: can't wait to see the movie! stupid mudungus! you stink dung!Avatar ImageForever Weasleys says: Awww, he's just so great, i hate the reminder of his death just lingering. This movie is going to make me cry so much, the book was bad enough... what if they make all the deaths really epic and extra cry worthy? Don't forget the box of tissues for all those people who are just like me...Avatar Imagemini bagel says: Goodbye Moody, you shall be missed. I hope that they get the death right.Avatar Imageoddbit says: Thank you, Mr. Gleeson! You did Moody proud! We drink a butterbeer to you both! Here here!Avatar ImageSteph says: It's going to be so weird to hear about actors wrapping on Harry Potter, for good. =[ Avatar Imagemewthree says: i would love to drop by the film set as i did in 2006 for the ootp in kings cross station. one actor finished filming. one step closer to the end of harry potter. well atleast the harry potter world will keep it alive as long as it is open. also there is the tales of beadle the bard film to make.Avatar ImageKatieFab says: Oh man, on one hand, it's really exciting to think about the movie coming along. But on the other, I'm sort of sad, knowing what this moons. D:Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I was so happy for his Emmy last night... he was one of the only people that I actually was rooting for! :) He's a brillant actor and him as Moody has been great! I will definitely be crying during both of these films when I see these characters finally be gone. :(Avatar ImageGoddessOfSlytherin says: I love him... such a great character. He only wanted to do what was right, to protect and serve the people he loved most. The actor is so brilliant as Mad-Eye only gave the audience his best. Thanks for completing such a amazing auror. Avatar ImagetheREALGinnyWeasley says: :( He is a great Moody!!! I don't want to watch him die!!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagesalazarslytherin57 says: I wish Harry Potter didn't have to end Avatar Imagebecmajec says: It's great that he won the emmy, he's a really good actor. I think he's good as moody, but i don't LOVE him in the role, then again i can't really think of anyone that i would have preferred so oh well. i've preferred him in other roles i think. it is so weird reading that they are finishing filming though like what are we going to do when all the movies are done?! Avatar Imageharrypotter1991 says: Brendan Gleeson played Mad-Eye Moody very well! It is sad to see him go both in the real world and in the HP world as his character dies.Avatar ImageLucilla says: Well, I wonder who gets his wizard staff/wand? Frak maybe, lol!Avatar ImageAveryfan says: Just as long as he dies better than how he did in "In Bruges".Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: Good job and now on to other great jobs you were the best at playing Moody. You will be missed.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: I was so happy that he got an Emmy! And I LOVE him as Mad-Eye, I'll probably cry during the movieAvatar ImageMikaMaxwell says: Aww, he looks so happy!!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: Brilliant as MadEye Moody and wonderful in _In Bruges_ (which is not PG13 by the way) I look forward to his final, heroic appearance in DH1.Avatar ImageProsophules says: It is going to be strange, watching such a powerful character die. Gleeson did a hell of a good job!Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: DH is going to be such a tear filled film :'( Brendan Gleeson is amazing as Mad Eye though, totally spot on. yay for the Emmy win! :DAvatar Imagewrightrox says: wow.............i feel sad in a way to hear of actors completing their work.... i still cannot believe Jo isn't writing us another book, i hate this wizarding story is completed, sad, sad, sad.............................Avatar ImageLeeann says: Congratulations Brendan Gleeson! It's a bit sad hearing some of the actors are already done with the series...Avatar Imageshellybasson says: Moody was a great character... Constant vigilance!Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: I’m happy for his Emmy. Avatar Imagebellatrix123 says: farewell mad-eye... "constant vigilance!!!"Avatar Imageangelvoice says: This just makes me a little sad.Avatar ImageCool Grandma2 says: I thought he was so gracious when he accepted his Emmy. HP has so many talented actors working in the films.Avatar Imageselene21 says: congrats on his EMMY. oooo Moody don't die, we like you !!!!Avatar Imagedreampotter says: I still can't believe Mad-Eye dies in DH. He seemed so indestructable.Avatar ImageBrosia23 says: Moody is one of my favorite characters. I found that even though it was an impostor all through the 4th book, it was a good one, as it fooled Dumbledore. He is scary and serious and funny as heck. He was brilliant and it is too bad that he dies so early in the tale. Stunned me and broke my heart when I first read it.Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: Love Brendan - he was fantastic in the Churchill series!! Sad to start to see the characters wrap up.Avatar ImageAsi says: When I am rereading the book chapters where there was maishioned the name Mad-Eye I am remembering Mr Gleeson's appearanc, he is the part of this character for me and a big part,He played Moody as I have been imagining him, I think it ahows , that he is a great actor! Thanks for making Moody real!Avatar ImageScottMan says: *Lifts a toast* To Mad-Eye!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: Gone... but not forgotten.. the fallen warrior... He just looks so different... the makeup artist of HP films are just... A.W.E.S.O.M.EAvatar ImageIloveDobby says: RIP Mad-eye D:Avatar ImageGryffindorGrace says: He did a brilliant job during The Goblet of Fire. I was so upset when he died.. ):Avatar Imagehumbert0 says: Good job!!!!! =)Avatar Imagebiiigbob says: Mad Eye was/is a great character.Avatar Imagebookishgal says: Congrats! Avatar Imagesimos says: Yeah , that's sad!Avatar Imagehermione97 says: He is a really good actor!Avatar ImageAthena Amory says: We will miss you Mad-Eye. You were always an inspiration ;'(Avatar Imagegemini_black says: Dang! He's gonna die He was a good Madeye though.. Good job Brendan Gleeson!Avatar ImageTheGriff says: He was a great mad eye..its so sad that he died, and its so sad that much of the cast are going to be completing their time on Harry Potter, it'll soon be over :( It'll be alive in out hearts forever!Avatar ImageWingardium Leviosa says: Too bad Moody's gone... But congratulations to Gleeson for the Emmy!Avatar ImageJTEL99 says: That's going to be an incredibly sad scene. :'(Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I wonder how they're gonna do it in the movie. In the book, we don't even see him die, it's just Bill who tells the others about it when they get back to the Burrrow. Do you think they're actually going to show his death?Avatar Imagedanaskeeter says: No one could have done the Moody role like him. He was great!Avatar Imagekcat22 says: Cool! I'm sure he'll do a great job in DH!Avatar Imagehprocks2700 says: I wish Mad-Eye could have lived.

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