John Hurt Talks Return as Ollivander in “Deathly Hallows”


May 15, 2010

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Actor Interviews

The Times Online has published a short Q & A interview with actor John Hurt (Ollivander), in which the venerable performer relates his impressions of the many aspects of his life, both onscreen and off. In the article, John Hurt discusses the role of Ollivander in the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film, as well as what it was like to return to the series after his extended gap between the first and last films. Quoteagae:

The franchise

It’s very strange really. I did the first one and thought that would be it. Nobody knew whether it was going to be successful. When I came back last December to do the last two, suddenly everybody’s grown up. Daniel’s 20. It’s very peculiar.

Potter fans

They’re crazy about Ollivander ” they love him! I’m not sure they will when they see the next one when he’s being tortured. I’ve never been pestered for an autograph. I get asked ” usually by parents because the children are a bit too shy to ask. But I’ve never been pestered; I have a very good class of fan.

Thanks to SS for the heads up!

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