More Harry Potter news coming your way people. Unlike some other youth oriented film franchises Potter movies have a quality to them that attract actors of a higher caliber. According to Collider, British actor Bill Nighy has been confirmed for a role in the final installment of the film series entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. People were already buzzing about the actor’s possible addition to the cast, but now we know it’s true and we’ve got the specifics on who he’ll play.
Find out more about Nighy’s role after the jump.
Nighy will star as the Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the final chapter of the Harry Potter franchise. Apparently this news was confirmed recently at the international press day for Harry Potter and the Half -Blood Prince. There was some speculation that the actor would possibly star as Xenophilius Lovegood, the father of Luna Lovegood but that’s not the case. The Deathly Hallows: Part I debuts in theaters on November 19, 2010 while Part II hits on July 15, 2011.
Warner Brothers sure does know how to hold on to a good thing. I think they’re really pulling out all the stops for this Harry Potter finale. Bill Nighy is a top notch actor who can be seen in some sub-par features (Underworld), but he somehow manages to keep my respect. He’s that damn good! I’m sure he’ll knock this role out of the park.
What do you think of Bill Nighy starring as Rufus Scrimgeour in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows?