Bill Nighy cast in The Deathly Hallows!

Bill Nighy has confirmed that he’s nabbed a role in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

While he can’t say too much about it yet – likely under threat of a crucio curse – he has admitted to The Independent that he’s taken a role.

"I don't think I'm allowed to say it but I'm going to be in the next Harry Potter film," he says. "I won't say which character, but he's a goodie. I just got the gig."

It’s about bleedin’ time that one of Britain’s best thesps got added to the Potter series. To his credit, director David Yates wanted Nighy as Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in Half-Blood Prince, but the role was written out in a draft of the script.

So could he still be Rufus? Who knows? But one thing’s for sure – he’s got some homework to do, since he claims he hasn’t read the books.

“Not yet, but I will! It's rather like being in a Shakespeare that way, you know?"

[Source: The Independent]

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James White is a freelance journalist who has been covering film and TV for over two decades. In that time, James has written for a wide variety of publications including Total Film and SFX. He has also worked for BAFTA and on ODEON's in-cinema magazine.