The Harry Potter website, The Leaky Cauldron, has found out that actor Bill Nighy has told The Independent that he will finally be starring in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows after a long, long time claiming to be one of the few British actors not cast in a Potter film.
The Leaky Cauldron apparently caught wind of this a long while back, but only now is it seemingly being confirmed by Nighy himself. Though the actor decided not to say who he would be player, experts are confident that he’s a shoo-in for the role of Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour
Here is what Bill Nighy had to say:
I don’t think I’m allowed to say it but I’m going to be in the next Harry Potter film. I won’t say which character, but he’s a goodie. I just got the gig.
When asked if he’s even read the books, he explained “Not yet, but I will! It’s rather like being in a Shakespeare that way, you know?” — a quote that may have Potter fans nervous. Personally, Nighy is one of the best in the business and whether he is playing this character or he’s just voicing the epic return of Dobby, the house elf, he can only help the last two movies to be that much better.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is next in line for release on July 15, 2009. The first part of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is looking at a November 19, 2010 release, with part two coming out July 15, 2011.
[Source: via ComingSoon]