Bill Nighy Talks “Deathly Hallows” to ITN


Mar 08, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Bill Nighy has appeared in a video on ITN’s YouTube channel in which he discusses his role in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” The actor, who portrays Rufus Scrimgeour, spoke to the network briefly about the film, commenting that he was “pleased to be in it, and pleased to be working with Dan, Rupert and Emma, and with David Yates, the director, who I’ve worked with a great deal.” Nighy described the set as “big, massive [and] friendly,” partly as he “grew up with most of the people in it.” “I thought I was going to be the only actor of a certain age who wasn’t in Harry Potter,” continued the actor, “and it turns out not to be the case so it’s kind of cool.”

Although he couldn’t reveal his upcoming projects, Nighy also mentioned the upcoming release of “Wild Target,” in which he stars alongside Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emily Blunt (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “The Young Victoria”). You can find the video on YouTube at this link.

32 Responses to Bill Nighy Talks “Deathly Hallows” to ITN

Avatar ImageBellatrixGranger says: reunion awwwAvatar Imagealicia00 says: wowowAvatar ImagePollytomat says: I like Bill Nighy! He was amazing in "The boat that rocked"! I definitely want to see "Wild Target" but it's difficult to find it anywhere... Will it be distributed in Europe? Or when it will be released on DVD? And has anybody already seen it?Avatar ImageRavenclaw98 says: I think they need to do an interview with everyone in differnt age groups from all the past films. That way we can see how muck it inpacted them.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Wild Target sounds really good! I really want to see it!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: his face looks very much like how i pictured scrimgeour. i have never seen anything with him in it (that i know of) so he is kind of a mystery to me...judging by previous comments, he seems like a pretty cool guy...cant wait for dh to see him act :)Avatar ImageSmonocco says: I reckon he'll do an excellent job as Scrimgeour. At least they've been getting the most of the casting right!Avatar Imagedecarus says: He was in Underworld. He was good in that. Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: another great add to the castAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: They're actually going to add Rufus Scrimegeour to the movie? I didn't think they would.........well, I guess it cause I've been so used to watching the movie way off from the book. Anyways, that's great!Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: I just loved him in Love Actually. It featured a brazilian actor, Rodrigo Santoro, who was also in Charlie's Angels Full Throtle, so I loved the movie all the better (being brazilian myself, we don't get much credit out there). It would be nice to see him portray Rufus Scrimgeour, a more serious/dark part, since I'm used to seing him more as a comic actor.Avatar ImageDylanAqua says: Bill Nighy rocks my SPEW socks!Avatar ImageAJWC1 says: Pollytomat, Wild Target is scheduled to be released on April 23 in the UK, the same day as Rupert's other film Cherrybomb. Lucky UK!!! I've seen CB, but not WT. I know someone who has, she enjoyed it...Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I cannot wait to see him perform as Rufus Scrimgeour!Avatar Imagelurking_llama says: Billy Nighy is an amazing actor. I can't really think of anything that I've seen him in that has been bad. I'm definitley looking forward to seeing him as Scrimgeour. Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Big? LOL He's hilarious! He's such a great actor, I cannot wait to see him in Deathly Hallows.Avatar ImageMarielebone says: I'm so excited about Bill Nighy! He's such a great stage actor, and he was absolutely hilarious in Love Actually.Avatar ImageRomanBlack says: Rupert Grint is going to be an assassin apprentice? It'll be interesting to see him outside of HP. What's with the movie biz putting out like 100 apprentice movies at once. Wierd. P.S. Night plays great angry guy rolls, should do well in this part.Avatar Imageleigia says: I enjoyed his role in Pirates of the Caribbean, so I'm hoping his brief appearance in DH will do him justice.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW that's great, I think he will make a WONDERFUL SCRIMGEOUR!!!! I really can not wait to see the 1st part of Deathly Hallows!!!! lolAvatar ImageJane_Potter says: Awww I can't wait!!!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: Bill Nighy is just awesome. Like someone said on the previous page, I cant think of anything that he's been in that I dont love. I have always imagined Scrimgeour as looking like Bill Nighy, ever since they announced he was cast I've been squeeing about it :D It's so cool that he is excited and happy about being a part of HP :)Avatar Imagenatalia96 says: great!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cool. its really hard 4 me not 2 see him as davey jones, though ;pAvatar ImageLeander21 says: great castAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: upcoming projects!! cool!!! =PAvatar Imagewilliam 93 says: Bill Nighy was brilliant in The boat that rocked and Underworld so he should be just as good in DH.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I simply cannot wait! WOOT!Avatar ImageFayebeline says: delightfulAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: I'm not sure if I like him as scrimgeour...Avatar ImageHBPFan says: All this just gets me more impatient! I'm sure so many people have said it..but I just can't wait for DH part 1!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: He is well cast...

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