Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Bill Nighy as Rufus Srimgeour!

Widely reported last week, Bill Nighy begun his apparently 'long awaited' venture into the magical Potter world; and the role as Rufus Srimgeour with his first scenes filmed recently.
Catch him in the newly released G-Force and for all you older fans (15 and over preferably) and in the UK, try to catch him on UK Gold or Dave in series 3 of 'Auf Wiedersehen Pet' in which he gives a fantastically brilliant performance as Geoffrey Grainger a rather dodgy Politician (the award winning series which quite rightly made Timothy Spall (Wormtail) famous as 'Barry Taylor' ) in all 5 series of the show.
The full Bill Nighy BBC Newsbeat interview can be read here

For all you eagle-eyed HP4U visitors here's a few more facts of his scene's already filmed:

Srimgeour is making a speech whilst at the Ministry of Magic and talking of 'Dark times ahead' He also thrown straight in at the deep end and tasked with the job of reading out the will of Albus Dumbledore and distributing out his belongings; a scene filmed in the sitting room at the Burrows - so yes, to all of you who've written in to ask, it is re-built!
We also understand Bill worked on one of the blue screen stages for photographs to be included in the Daily Prophet.

More to come in the next couple of weeks, including news of the wedding, Malfoy Manor scenes and news of Harry and Ginny kissing?! :-)

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