“Deathly Hallows” Anecdotes from Ciaran Hinds, Rhys Ifans and Jason Isaacs


Mar 01, 2010

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Actors Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) have shared anecdotes from the filming of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” with ComingSoon.net. Firstly, Hinds describes his role in the film as “just one scene with a little dialogue to give some exposition about Dumbledore’s past life” and spoke of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) as “very charming, very gracious, made you feel very welcome.” The Aberforth actor also comments:

I saw [director David Yates] working with the younger ones, giving them little pointers, never pushing, just suggesting about development, and here I am, part of what everyone has to offer. You really have to say they’re confident and they know who they are, they know what they’re doing and we have to ask if we’re alright.

Rhys Ifans mentions that he is “really genuinely proud to have been invited to be part of that whole machine,” and describes it as a “surreal situation to be in.” Quotage:

You get on set and you see all these actors who you’ve either admired from afar or more often than not, actors you’ve worked with before, all sitting there, dressed up as wizards, having wand-offs[.]

Jason Isaacs was interviewed separately and said his experience filming the saga was “magnificent”:

There’s nothing greater than sitting around on a Harry Potter set when you’re not filming and listening to the likes of Julie Walters and Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon and Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent tell stories, and watching everybody chew the scenery up in the few moments you get on screen as well, trying to out-ham each other.

28 Responses to “Deathly Hallows” Anecdotes from Ciaran Hinds, Rhys Ifans and Jason Isaacs

Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: I totally love how these actors are all excited and proud to be a part of the HP movies. It's so cool and, real nice to know that they are as enthusiastic as we are :)Avatar ImageIrishCat says: Has there ever been a more extraordinarily talented troupe of actors assembled than for the Harry Potter franchise? And it really impresses me that the actors humbly realize this and they consider themselves the fortunate ones. It seems that the newest cast members are just giddy! :-) When all is said and done and the franchise comes to its end they can all proudly claim their spot in cinematic history!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I can just imagine Rhys Ifans giving a wonderfully eccentric performance as Mr. Lovegood. He is a versatile actor. I can see what Ciaran Hinds means. The established characters just get on with the plot whereas the pop-in or previously unseen characters need to ask for guidance from the director to be sure that their portrayal slots in perfectly with the rest of the ensemble and the director's vision. We can't expect actors under these circumstances to be as familiar with the Potterverse as a fan would be.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: wow dude its making DH release seem so much closer i cant waitAvatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Sounds awesome! What I wouldn't give to be a member of the cast or crew!Avatar ImageeiVega says: I love how all the adult actors are so happy to be included in these films. It is an honor and joy for them. It's so cute to see grown-ups having fun with this. I'm glad they can also appreciate the work.Avatar ImageI Heart Harry Potter says: Wow, it really seems like they are as enthusiastic as we are about the whole Harry Potter saga!!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: How cool it would have been to come to the set and see the whole filming process!!! :)Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: ~I wish all us fans could see the films being made. It's the one instance where seeing behind the scenes would still be as magical as the films themselves.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I would love to be a harry potter actor... even an extra!Avatar ImageScarStruck says: Awwwwww I so wish I could be there! LOL.So cool =]Avatar Imagetaylor819 says: I'm so happy they appreciate it!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I look forward to seeing the contributions they all make to the last two films!Avatar ImageBeckster235 says: Such a great group of actors in these films! Its sooo excitting : )Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: I specially loved the comment made by Jason Isaacs. Couldn't agree more! And he mentions my favorite cast in that comment: Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith and Julie Walters are magnificent... And Bill Nighy! I just love him! He's so funny!Avatar Imagealegria35 says: This is going to be an awesome movie I know... it's like an all star cast... can't wait... Is it July yet?Avatar Imageleigia says: Great to see the newcomers appreciated the opportunity to be part of the HP movie experience.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: I love it that David (Yates) doesn't push the young actors such as Dan, Rupe and Emma. I mean they're still so young. Ohh, Lucky Jason Isaacs! I wish I were in a room with Maggie Smith, Julie Walters and especially Bill Nighy! I wanted to watch G-Force, but I didn't have the time to finish the movie! Though I only have seen not even half of the movie, he's acting was brilliant!!! I also love Pirates!! (by the way, I'm younger than them by a lot so don't think I'm some 20 year old, I'm not even 14 yet!)Avatar ImageAudrey Sunshine says: SO. FREAKING. EXCITED!!!Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: It so great to see all these actors just as excited about HP coming to an end like the rest of us.Avatar ImageWant to be a Weasley says: It is amazing how all of these wonderful actors are so gracious and excited about the films!Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I love Jason Isaacs!! I am so terribly sad that this adventure is ending. What will I wait on to come out now??Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: sounds like such a great atmosphere and fun place! Great actors!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: The actors are awesome!Avatar ImageSmokinLouie says: Rhys Ifans as Lovegood is cool he has a comic out there style that will bring a new face to the book.Avatar Imagealicia00 says: sweetAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: awesome!!! =D great great!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I think it's just amazing how many outstanding British actors are in these films -- it's really mind-boggling!

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