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Ciaran Hinds: "Being on Set on Harry Potter was Nerve-Wracking"

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Posted by: Rosi
January 04, 2011, 07:22 PM

Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) has given a new interview to Scotland's Daily Record in which he describes his experience on set filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as "nerve-wracking":

"It was surreal to be in a room with those three kids, all of whom know exactly what they're doing. And then there's you, who has been around for a long time, and they're the ones putting you at ease and making sure you know what you're doing on set. It was bizarre. But it was also really interesting to see things from that perspective. With every job, you're typically looking for the director to make sure you're doing the right thing but with Emma, Rupert and Daniel, that has become part of their psyche. They've been doing that job so long, they have such ease and an instant connection with it, and a real truthfulness."
Hinds said drawing up the schedules around everyone's availability must have been a "nightmare" as everyone was committed to other projects. The actor also appears alongside Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in the film "The Woman in Black" and said of Radcliffe:
"He's very good, but he will get better and better. He's very committed to it, and although he's not a bustling figure, he's a very thoughtful and thorough professional. He has had to do all sorts of murky stuff filming The Woman In Black and I know he has been taking singing and dancing lessons before heading off to take part in a play on Broadway. It's not about glamour, it's about doing things well."
Hinds further spoke about working in television and theatre, as he appeared tonight and yesterday in ITV police drama "Above Suspicion". Read the full interview with Ciarán at this link.

Thanks Prosophules for the heads up!

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683 Points

I imagined aberforth someting like that…

Posted by HalfbloodPrince08 on January 04, 2011, 07:52 PM report to moderator
566 Points

I am looking forward to seeing how Aberforth’s part in DH2 is realized. It is such an important part of lifting the veil on brother Albus’ life AND bringing Harry and Co. back in to Hogwarts and concluding the tale.

Posted by 2tal - SpiritMagic174 on January 04, 2011, 08:04 PM report to moderator
388 Points

Thanks for posting this interview! :D

Posted by CassieLeigh on January 04, 2011, 08:27 PM report to moderator
230 Points

he kinda looks like Mel Gibson

Posted by JK.jr. on January 04, 2011, 08:43 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I liked him in the HBO series on Rome (he was J. Ceaser). He definitely can show a leader and strength.

Posted by budgie on January 04, 2011, 08:57 PM report to moderator
637 Points

I just wish for those bright blue eyes, otherwise the mirror thing wouldn’t have made sense.

Posted by spelljinxcursehexcharm on January 04, 2011, 09:28 PM report to moderator
804 Points

Loved watching him in ‘Above Suspicion’. Great actor. Looking forward to seeing him in DHs part two : )

Posted by potter2005 on January 05, 2011, 12:00 AM report to moderator
11771 Points

He can also do romance! On TV he’s played Captain Wentworth in ‘Persuasion’, and Mr Rochester in ‘Jane Eyre’. A fine actor.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on January 05, 2011, 02:32 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Hmm that’s cool. Can’t wait to see him in DH2

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on January 05, 2011, 03:20 AM report to moderator
5503 Points

Thats interesting. I didn’t exactly catch nerve wracking…. :)

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on January 05, 2011, 06:56 AM report to moderator
317 Points

He is also fantastic as Michael Henchard in “The Major of Casterbridge.” And as Bill in “Life after Wartime.” He gives real depth to every part. I can’t wait for his Aberforth. Never mind he hasn’t got blue eyes – wait until those dark ones of his burn holes into the screen in DH2 …

As I already said numerous times (and who would disagree) Alan Rickman is fantastic as Severus Snape – but Ciaran Hinds would definately have been my second choice, had Rickman turned down the part.

Posted by siena on January 05, 2011, 07:17 AM report to moderator
1001 Points

Thats so amazing! I’m super jealous!

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on January 05, 2011, 07:52 AM report to moderator
1001 Points

Thats so amazing! I’m super jealous!

Posted by LoonyMaddie3 on January 05, 2011, 07:52 AM report to moderator
91 Points

Yay! You guys posted it :) I’m really looking forward to Hinds’ performance and looks, since he’s 13 years younger than Michael Gambon.

Posted by Prosophules on January 05, 2011, 10:23 AM report to moderator
4208 Points

The producers can give him blue eyes if they want to! I think it is a good interview, and am pleased that he gave Emma Rupert and Dan praise for their commitment to the movies.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on January 05, 2011, 03:03 PM report to moderator
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