Actress Kelly Macdonald Reported to Portray The Grey Lady in “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″


Dec 10, 2010

Posted by EdwardTLC

Vanity Fair as an interview online with actress Kelly Macdonald, from the current HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” which makes note of her appearing as the Grey Lady in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ film. The magazine reports:

Next thing I find out, she’s got a small part as the Raveclaw house ghost in the final Harry Potter film.

John Lopeez: I hear now that Boardwalk’s done, you’re working on the final Harry Potter as we speak. They really are trying to get every U.K. actor into those movies.

Kelly Macdonald: It’s true! I’m friends with Colin Firth, and he told me he’s the only Brit who’s not in it.

While this is not yet explicit confirmation of Ms. Macdonald’s role as the Ravenclaw Ghost in the second part of the final Potter film, Leaky is working to confirm this report.
As fans of Ms. Macdonald’s work will know, the actress has worked previously with “Deathly Hallows” director David Yates in the 2005 HBO film “The Girl in the Cafe.” This film featured the actress working alongside actor Bill Nighy, who portrayed Rufus Scrimgeour in “DH: 1.”
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45 Responses to Actress Kelly Macdonald Reported to Portray The Grey Lady in “Deathly Hallows: Part 2″

Avatar Imageksddancer says: Very interesting! Can't wait to see her! First! :D :D :D :DAvatar ImageJeannine says: She is a terrific! actress ...absolutely LOVE her work in "Boardwalk Empire" (as will as the series itself....excellent acting all around) and am so glad to read she may be in DH part II ....awesome. She was fantastic in "The Girl in the Cafe"Avatar ImageMissHermione says: very cool!Avatar ImageLemonFaerie says: Ooh, I hope this is true! I really like her, and I was very afraid they were going to cut that whole angle of the story since it seems to me that Ginny will have to be the one to lead Harry to the Diadem (due to the way it was set up in the HBP film), not Luna taking him to the Ravenclaw common room and all that. Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: i was JUST lamenting the fact that she was never in hp. this is sooo awesome.Avatar ImageGinnyPotter88 says: I agree with 'Headmistress LemonFaerie' i think that it will Ginny who will have to take him to the Daidem since Harry had his eye closed in HBP movie when she hid i'd be interested to see how they introduce the Grey Lady as a character=]Avatar ImageSindi says: Thats great :D Hope she gets a good part playing the grey lady :D Avatar Imagemaimiaa says: awesome! :]Avatar ImageAleks says: I'm glad they kept this part of the story because it just shows how every freakin thing in the potter universe happens for a reason, and everyone is tied together somehow... But the Grey Lady was shown in the Philosopher's Stone film, not very much but she was there... They should bring back the same actress then, shouldn't they? They also replaced the Fat Lady for the 3rd film, which I think is so annoying that they do. It doesn't make any sense that things keep changing like that...Avatar ImageVijeta Walke says: I am soo Glad that They are trying follow the book quiet well. Hope The Length of the Movie is good. anyway, This sounds interesting. she is a Great actress.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. Cant wait to seeAvatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. Cant wait to seeAvatar Imagemoglet says: This is absolutely true, she is playing the grey lady.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: Awesome news! I bet she’ll be great as the gray lady! Avatar Imageazna70 says: Really pleased to see her in Deathly hallows 2.Great actress.Avatar ImageCDR says: She looks great !!!!!Avatar ImageZiadM says: I'm pretty sure she's going to be a great actress.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: Very happy to hear about Kelly Macdonald for "The Grey Lady". She's one of the really good up-and-coming actresses. She's wonderful in "Boardwalk Empire".Avatar ImageLillylove says: Love her...I think she will do a fabulous job!Avatar Image9em says: She looks so amazing and i'm so glad that they will put her in the movie. She looks like she will be a good ghost. I cant wait to see her in the next movie.Avatar ImageMatea says: she'll look great as a ghost! LOLAvatar ImageFastbak says: I also loved her in "Trainspotting" and "Gosford Park".Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: She was rumored to be playing her months ago. With this new quote, it's pretty much confirmed to be true.Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That sounds really great! I know she'll rock the part! I can't wait to see the second part! Every Brit? Wow.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool! I can definitely picture her as the Grey Lady! Avatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: I LOVE this girl! This is GREAT! LOL! Poor Colin Firth! He's right! They should have given him a role in HP! He's a great actor! Avatar Imagenealiezealbie says: but isnt filming done for part 2? so shouldnt this be a definite thing?Avatar Imageweasleymyking says: she is gorgeous! ive never heard of her though. Avatar ImageEeyore says: She's a great choice for the Grey Lady. One of my favorite indie films is The Girl in the Cafe. If you want to see Bill Nighy in a completely different role, this is the movie to check out. It'll give you an idea of just how talented an actor he is. I always have to chuckle at the "every British actor" being in the HP movies. There are plenty who aren't - Hugh Grant, Helen Mirren, Judi Dench, to name a few. But HP does have quite a who's who of British actors, all of them fabulous.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: She's really pretty- I think she'd be a great Grey Lady!Avatar Imagemoglet says: Yes all the filming is basically done, Kelly was at Leavesden working with Dan in the spring, maybe she's been back recently for some green screen work.Avatar Imagekiwimci says: LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!! I love Kelly MacDonald! She's wonderful in everything, she's PERFECT for the Grey Lady... that was alot of CAPS! This is how excited I am!Avatar ImageMaryMalfoy says: Excellent! I'm glad to hear that they're not cutting out the Grey Lady from Part 2. Avatar ImageNatalie says: @Aleks ... the Gray Lady was shown in the first film but we didn't see her in detail so it doesn't really matter that an actress who did a cameo in a film 10 years ago doesn't repeat it. After all the film makers never thought that that particular role would be so important. As for the Fat Lady, yes they have changed her but after all the actress from the 1st movie died in 2008 and who knows? Maybe she couldn't reprise her role and that's why they had to change her.Avatar Imagecharissekin says: I loved her in "The Girl in the Cafe." It was wonderful. I'd recommend it to anyone who doesn't know this actress. I wish Colin Firth was in HP7 too!Avatar Imagesessionka says: She's a wonderful actress I saw "The Girl in the Cafe". Loved it. I saw her in "Nanny McPhee" Loved it. I saw her in "No Country for Old Men" weird... Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: Hm, I'm betting Ginny will tell Harry where it is since she wasn't in that scene. Dan, Emma, Rupert, Tom - and then Goyle and Blaise are the only kids who were mentioned in that scene or shown in the released clips. That, or they might have Harry just see it inside of Voldemort's mind. They didn't give a lot of time to his connection with Voldemort in PArt 1 becuase of time, so I'd be on board with including as much of that as they can fit in for Part 2. Only 7 months until the next film :DAvatar ImageBless_the_children says: I wonder why all the comments are bolded, did that close it off?Avatar ImageBless_the_children says: Avatar Imagehalfbloodprincesss says: i just love how D. Yates picks and chooses what politically correct things he will put in the movies...i wonder what it would be like to have a true-to-the-books movie (let's ask the other 2 directors who seemed to get this concept; Chris Colombus and Alfonso Cuaron)Avatar Imagemkm says: I know I'm a little late to this line of comments. But I haven't seen anyone mention that this terrific character actress was also in "Gosford Park" with Dame Maggie and Sir Michael (G.).Avatar ImageAvanelleWood says: I love her in Boardwalk Empire. She'd make a terrific Grey Lady.Avatar Imagefriendofblob says: She's a wonderful actor! I think she'll be great!Avatar ImageFresca says: She will be good as the Grey Lady! Sometimes actors are tied up with other projects and can't make a shoot with another film, which may be why we did not see the same Grey Lady back in the next film.Avatar ImageMidnightSun321 says: She looks perfect for the role :)

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