Bill Nighy in "Deathly Hallows"
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"Once the Queen's dead the King's useless . . . maybe he's too depressed to fight; he really loved her you know"
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Nice find Luthy! I adore Nighy. He's so darn funny.

Isn't Scrimgeour a vampire? At least Nighy already has experience playing one of those as Victor. LOL
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lol I was just coming to post this! I always pictured him as (let me see if I can spell this correctly from memory) Xenophilius Lovegood, as well, but I'm happy as long as he's in the movie at all. I love Bill Nighy. :thumbsup:
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CJ~ Wrote:Isn't Scrimgeour a vampire? At least Nighy already has experience playing one of those as Victor. LOL

Nah, that's someone else . . . I think Sir Nicholas's is the one who has a friend whose a vampire.

Scrimgeour is suppose to have resemblence to a lion or something like that IIRC . . . I'm sure I could find a reference . . .

A HA! Here we go

Quote:a man with a certain rangy loping grace; he walked with a slight limp, and looked rather like an old lion with grey streaks in his mane of tawny hair and bushy eyebrows. He had keen yellowish eyes and wore wire-rimmed spectacles.
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Sure . . . I can see Bill playing that, but still I think he'd be a better Xenophilius (thanks for the aid Nilphy)
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This is fun to know!

I also see him playing Luna's father, but he'll be good in the other role, too. Smile
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Scrimgeour would be a good character for him, though. Crusty and a bit intimidating to begin with, but he does the right thing in the end (refused to give up Harry).
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The MTV Movies blog has a video interview with Bill Nighy. It sounds like he is reading up on the Potter series to better understand the character.

He's a great actor. He'll do justice to the role.
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And there is an article with SciFi Wire where he talks a little more about the role. Here is a brief excerpt:
[indent]"I shoot it when we get back from this trip," Nighy (the Underworld and Pirates of the Caribbean movies) said in an interview in New York, where he was promoting G-Force. "I go home and I shoot, and I am Rufus Scrimgeour. I am a wizard. I am the Minister for Magic, and I am very pleased, because I thought I was going to remain the only English actor who wasn't in Harry Potter, but apparently that's not true." (Spoilers ahead!)[/indent]
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So much for playing Luna's dad. :wink: Anyway, I'm sure he'll be an excellent Rufus Scrimgeour. I'm happy that he's happy to be a part of the franchise with his peers. Go Bill!
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