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


Jan 04, 2011

Posted by John Admin

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!

21 Responses to Ciaran Hinds: “Being on Set on Harry Potter was Nerve-Wracking”

Avatar ImageHalfbloodPrince08 says: First!! I imagined aberforth someting like that...Avatar Image2tal says: 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.Avatar ImageCassieLeigh says: Thanks for posting this interview! :DAvatar ImageJK.jr. says: he kinda looks like Mel GibsonAvatar Imagebudgie says: I liked him in the HBO series on Rome (he was J. Ceaser). He definitely can show a leader and strength.Avatar Imagespelljinxcursehexcharm says: I just wish for those bright blue eyes, otherwise the mirror thing wouldn't have made sense.Avatar Imagepotter2005 says: Loved watching him in 'Above Suspicion'. Great actor. Looking forward to seeing him in DHs part two : )Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: He can also do romance! On TV he's played Captain Wentworth in 'Persuasion', and Mr Rochester in 'Jane Eyre'. A fine actor.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Hmm that's cool. Can't wait to see him in DH2Avatar Imageksddancer says: Thats interesting. I didn't exactly catch nerve wracking.... :)Avatar Imagesiena says: 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.Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Thats so amazing! I'm super jealous!Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Thats so amazing! I'm super jealous!Avatar ImageProsophules says: Yay! You guys posted it :) I'm really looking forward to Hinds' performance and looks, since he's 13 years younger than Michael Gambon.Avatar ImageFresca says: 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. Avatar Imageanne1 says: quote "He can also do romance! On TV he’s played Captain Wentworth in ‘Persuasion’, and Mr Rochester in ‘Jane Eyre’. A fine actor." Aaah, that's where I recognize him from. I particularly remember Persuasion. Interesting what he said about Dan Rupert and Emma's film psyches.Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: He looks like how I imagined Aberforth sort of :) I can't wait to see it!!!!!!!!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Interesting commentsAvatar Imagejhangelgurl says: I love to hear from interview about other actors in the film. Avatar Imagehewy says: Great interview! I agree he would have made a great Snape had Alan Rickman turned down the part. All they have to do to give him blue eyes is to give him contacts - no big deal. Looking forward to DH2!!!!!!!Avatar Imagegreenfinch says: so looking forward to this. i think it's nice of them to make him feel welcome on set, it's sweet and very mature.

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