Emma Thompson Confirms Return as Trelawney in “Deathly Hallows”


Mar 25, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Earlier this week, we told you about an article in the Tatler in which Cleménce Poésy implied that Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) would be in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Thompson has confirmed in an interview with CBBC’s Newsround that she will be reprising the role of the Divination teacher; when asked whether she knew if she would return for the last Harry Potter film, Thompson exclaimed, “I am, I’m in it, I’ve done it! I’ve already done it!” Quotage:

Interviewer: Why were people expecting that you weren’t going to be in it?
Emma Thompson: I don’t know, someone got a bee in their bonnet and said she’s not doing it and that was completely false.

Interviewer: So we can confirm that you’ll definitely in the final film?
Emma Thompson: I am in it, I’ve done two days on it and my sister’s in it as well, actually! [Joking] And my next door neighbour. You’re probably in it as well! If you look very carefully I’m sure you’ll pop up somewhere.

The interview was otherwise devoted to promoting the upcoming “Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang,” which will be released in the U.K. tomorrow, the 26th of March. Thompson wrote the screenplay and additionally stars as the main character. The actress commented on her enjoyment of working alongside a generally young cast who are “fully present and there,” as well as her profound dislike of the process behind the Nanny McPhee mask. The interview on the CBBC website is only available to those in the U.K. and can be found at this link.

Thanks to MuggleNet for the heads up!

97 Responses to Emma Thompson Confirms Return as Trelawney in “Deathly Hallows”

Avatar Imagemew5645 says: wow that is so cool bieng the first to post here cool Avatar ImageThio says: Nice! This must mean a richer Snape story... hopefully! And also the Crystal Ball scene.Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Awesome :) It really seems like they want to get everyone back for these last two movies. I'm pretty excited!Avatar ImageeiVega says: Wow...she obviously doesn't remember her last interview where she said she wasn't going to do it. Gee.Avatar ImageeiVega says: Wow...she obviously doesn't remember her last interview where she said she wasn't going to do it. Gee.Avatar Imagea1000wtp says: Awesome! I really hope shes in the final battle tho! Avatar ImageMikeMagpuyo says: Yes, same here!Avatar ImageFosDoNuT says: YES!!! I hope they have her throwing the crystal balls.Avatar Imageginnyrose says: SQUEEE looks like they doing it right this time it would not be the same with out her Avatar ImageTotal-Eclipse014 says: Yes! Im soo glad she's in the final film :) Avatar Imagedillypoo says: SQUEE! I can't wait to see her lobbing crystal balls at Death Eaters!Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: lol yeah I think it was Emma Thompson herself that said she wouldnt be in DH. Anyhows I am real happy to know that she and Trelawney will be in DH because, it would have been unthinkable to not have Trelawney in DH or, to have someone else star as her. Avatar ImageAnderja says: I think that Emma Thompson thoughts were that she was not going to be in HBP with the room of requirements and meeting Harry as she tried to get into the room and Draco keeps her out. I too am happy that she is in DH, it would not be the same with out her.Avatar Imagebellaohbella says: ohh coolAvatar Imagemadman1277 says: Glad shes back Avatar ImageNatalie says: OH.MY.GOD. It is like a reunion!!!! Sooo perfect!!! Everyone is going to be in it! I just hope that the script will be fine and that they'll manage to cover all the mistakes and especially the things that are missing from the previous films..Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Squeee!!!!!Avatar ImageFastbak says: It'd be funny if she was throwing crystal balls at Helena Bonham Carter during the battle scenes!Avatar ImageFifi says: Is the only part where she's going to be is the Battle of Hogwarts? Or are there any extra scenes?Avatar ImageJoeWorthy says: Best news I've heard all week!!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageMatea says: it's nice to see her back. I want all characters to be back for the last two! so emotional...*cries*Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: glad to hear thatAvatar ImageLucida says: So glad she's coming back! Looking forward to watching the new Nanny McPhee movie!Avatar Imageleigia says: Looking forward to seeing her scene then.Avatar ImageDrome says: YESS! :))Avatar Imagerosepug says: I'm glad! She is so perfect as Professor Trelawney and it would have been a huge hole in the Snape story arc not to have her there. And she's going to be AWESOME in the Hogwarts Battle scenes! Can't wait!Avatar Imagesgreeter8888 says: That is quite exciting. A bit off topic, but when do we get to find out who will play the young Lilly Evans? I would really like to know how they will portray her. Also young Snape? Avatar ImageCatPA says: Emma, you're the one who Put the bee in the bonnet! Quote: "No, no, no," the Oscar winner insisted when we asked whether she’d be returning as Professor Sybil Trelawney in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". "I'm making my own 'Nanny McPhee' next year. They mean much more to me." MTV Movies Blogs Posted 11/11/08 1:47 pm ET by Larry Carroll in News end quote. I am so happy she's in the movie. :)Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: Yay, I hope she gets to take on some Death Eaters!Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: i am very weirdly happy about this. i think i was more disappointed with her being gone then i realized. she best be chucking some crystal balls at the end :DAvatar ImageSmonocco says: We just need a few more confirmations now and it'll be perfectAvatar Imageliv-wa says: *fist pump* YEAAAAA!Avatar ImageFilmGirl27 says: Oh hell, YES! :D So glad she's back! Hope she is shown throwing crystal balls in the battle at the end! :) That would be funny. Does this mean virtually every (still living) Hogwarts-based character from all the films will show up at the end? That would be a lovely way to send off the franchise! Cameos galore!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am very pleased to hear that she will return for a brief cameo and amuse us all by dropping crystal balls on people's heads.Avatar Imagephattjabba says: She wasn't joking when she said her sister's in it. Her sister (Sophie Thompson) is playing Malfalda Hopkirk (well really Hermione who's taken polyjuice potion).Avatar Imagebella vita says: Um I was under the impression that SHE herself was the one who said they hadn't asked her to be in HBP and that she wouldn't be in DH either because she would be too busy with Nanny McPhee. Didn't she write the script for Nanny McPhee and either direct or produce it as well as acting? Oh well! I'm still just super excited to hear that she is in DH! I can't wait to see Trelawney magically tennis serving crystal balls at Death Eaters with her wand from over the balcony. That will be hilarious! I'm actually reading DH again right now!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: That's so cool! :)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: Happy to hear she'll be back.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Yay! She is back!!Avatar ImagexxIBelieveInNarglesxx says: Yay! i love how they're bringing back everyoneAvatar ImageScarStruck says: YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!=D Perhaps I'm a little to happy about this but I looooooooove her and her character. =DAvatar Imageharrygetsme says: yay! it wouldn't be the same without her.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Woho!! Great news!Avatar Imagenwrosey says: She did not have nearly enough screentime in the other movies. She wont really have a big part in this one though. :(Avatar ImageRikPotter says: Does this mean she's in Part 1 & Part 2? Or just one of them?? I hope she's in both.Avatar Imagechrissyweasley99 says: yah!<3Avatar Imagejhlovesmusic says: YES!!!! I love her in that role!!! So happy she's back!!! =) Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: glad she was funny about itAvatar ImageI love my Spectra Specs says: Glad she's back :D She's an amazing Trelawny :)Avatar Imagejoelface says: OMG! YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!Avatar Imagesessionka says: YAAAYYYYY!!!!!Avatar ImageSmitch says: I love how the film is starting to take heed more and more! Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: So cool she is back!!!Avatar Imagejacket says: Excellent, I really liked her!Avatar ImageHermione_Granger_Weasley says: I really thought that she was not coming back, I am so happy now. Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: Oh I'm so glad she's in DH- I was sad when it was originally reported that she wouldn't be!Avatar Imageforgetmenot_007 says: Cool! Now she can throw the crystal balls!! :-DAvatar ImageGraymayne says: Emma Thompson is not on the cast list for the last DH film on IMDb. So we aren't the only ones who didn't know.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Glad shes back Avatar ImageJane_Potter says: Cool I love her!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Yes! She is great as Trelawney! Let's get some prophesy flashback action!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Glad she is in it and looking forward to seeing Nanny McPhee 2.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! I am really looking forward to seeing her drop that Crystal Ball down on top of the WereWolf Firir Greyback!!!! She plays the role of Professor Trelawney very well!!!lolAvatar Imageluna.quibbler says: SQUEEEE!!!! I WAS SO SAD WHEN I THOUGHT SHE WASN'T COMING BACK!! AND NOW SHE IS!! HOORAY!! SHE'S ONE OF MY FAVOURITE ACTRESSES AND I WAS/AM LOOKING FORWARD TO HER BEING TRELAWNY AGAIN!!!! hehe sorry got a bit over excited...Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: WOO HOO! This movie keeps getting better and better! Thanks, Leaky [as always] for keeping us "up to date"!!!Avatar Imagegoodenough says: That's the best news I've had all day! Made me soo happy! I always wonder why she couldn't be in the film, she has one scen in the book or so, and it such an awsome one! Let us see her throwing crystal balls at death eathers! :DAvatar ImageHBPFan says: Excellent!! I'm glad she'll be there with everyone else :DAvatar Imagebeewell says: Great! Wouldn't be the same without her.Avatar ImageNargles18 says: Yay, that's awesome! :)Avatar Imagelinnie95 says: whoo hoo how cool!!!Avatar Imageevb615 says: I am sooo glad!!!!!!!! She is sooo awesome!!!!!!!!Avatar ImageThe Gryffindor Fox says: PLEASE let her be throwing the crystal balls! I laughed so hard at that part in the book. With so many deaths, that's exactly the sort of comic relief we need!Avatar ImageTassana Burrfoot says: It's good that she's back. I had a feeling she would return.Avatar Imageworldstraveller says: so does this means they will show the complete prophecy and the moment that she helps at the war in hogwarts ? I wonderAvatar Imagebudb says: Actually, if you go back through the Leaky Archives, the story was that Thompson herself said she would be unavailable, due to the second McPhee film....clearly, that has wrapped up sooner than expected and her schedule cleared. Mostly, I am glad that there will be an "all characters" reunion...after all Trelawney's role in DH would translate into ...30 seconds? And w/o the revelation about who overheard her prediction about Voldy and Harry in HBP, really there is no reason for her to appear except for a nostalgic reunion. Too bad there wasn't a place for Kenneth Brannaugh in OotP, or a way to smuggle him into DH!Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: yah!! so happy she is there. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I'm happy to see her back in DH!Avatar ImageWizardRocker1 says: This is great news! Professor Trelawney is such an important charactaer in the series, and nobody could portray her better than Emma! Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: Emma was on tonight's Jonathan Ross show. It's probably only available to those in the UK but it is up on Iplayer here http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00rqkjs/Friday_Night_with_Jonathan_Ross_Series_18_Episode_10/ She didn't mention anything about Harry Potter and the interview concentrated on Nanny McPhee. The show also included an interview with Matt Smith who is taking over from David Tennant (Barty Crouch Junior) as the Doctor in Doctor Who. Avatar ImageLove is the greatest magic says: Hmm the link has gone weird. Just copy and paste it into your search box.Avatar ImageHermonie says: I don't like trelawney, but I like the actress so yeah!! And I wanted to see her throw a crystal ball at the Death Eaters!!Avatar ImageAnnie Foster says: It's great she's back. I really hope she'll be in the last bttle chuckin' crystal ballsAvatar ImageWeetzie says: "You're probably in it as well! If you look very carefully I'm sure you'll pop up somewhere. " Haha! It's great she'll be in it"Avatar Image[email protected] says: I'm glad she'll be in DH. Hope to see her in the battle. :DAvatar Imagehewy says: This is truly great news!!! Hope we see her hurling crystal balls at the bad guys in the last battle! She is so cool!!!!Avatar ImageAgrippa1 says: I'm delighted she came to her senses! Though I'm a little surprised that she's so coy about being in it now - wasn't it her own PR people who said she wouldn't be in it because she'd be too busy with her own Nanny McPhee film? Perhaps she sped up the schedule on Nanny McPhee or simply realized that HP fans (and there are a lot of us!) would be disgusted with her if she shrugged off the defense of Hogwarts to be Nanny McPhee (cute, but no Trelawney).Avatar ImageFresca says: This is great news! I really hope they keep the scene where she is hurling crystal balls at the Death Eaters!Avatar ImagelittleL says: Just heard her interview on a local radio station, she was talking about HP. She mentioned that they filmed her getting rid of some dementors. I don't remember that in DH though. Probably Yates making stuff up again.Avatar Imagegreenfire says: YESSS!!!! I am so excited. It just wouldn't be the final battle if she wasn't there to throw a crystal ball and say something ridiculous. SQUEEE!!Avatar Imagehaleytttw says: yay yay yay!!!:DDDDAvatar Imagehaleytttw says: yay yay yay!!!:DDDDAvatar ImageRavenclawGirl13 says: Cool! I predict Emma Thompson will totally rock out Trewlany's part!Avatar Imagemolly43 says: While I did find it interesting and funny that she didn't know why people didn't think she'd be in DH. But, it doesn't matter that she doesn't remember saying she wouldn't be in the DH. The main thing is that she will be in DH and most of us will be looking forward to her throwing crystal balls the enemy. I'm also looking forward to the new Nanny McPhee.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: YES!!!Avatar ImageEmmaline10248 says: Love that shes backAvatar ImageLittle Light says: YAY!Avatar Imagevoldierot says: yey!! i was rally upset when i heard she wasn't coming back and now i am so happy to learn that she is! i love this characters she's awesome.

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