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John Hurt Talks More on Return as Mr. Ollivander for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
March 18, 2009, 08:04 PM

In May of last year we first told you that actor John Hurt had discussed his possible return as Mr. Ollivander to the Harry Potter film series. Tonight, there is more from the actor regarding his portrayal of the mysterious wand maker in the final Harry Potter films. In a new interview with This is Derbyshire, John Hurt says of his return: "I'm in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into the books," he says. "My son was 12 when it all first started and he was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I will be back."

Filming began last month on the two parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with Part One due in November 2010, and Part Two to be released July, 2011.

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The big question is WHICH movie, I or II?? THis may shed some light on where they “break” the book into the two parts

Posted by Beowulf on March 19, 2009, 02:05 PM report to moderator
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1067 Points

So exciting. This is great. It’s going to mean so much to see him again. :)

Posted by eiVega on March 19, 2009, 02:31 PM report to moderator
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I agree that he did a great job as Ollivander. he was totally creepy, just like Ollivander should be. woot woot!

Posted by rebel on March 19, 2009, 02:54 PM report to moderator
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I LOVE THIS GUY!!!! He was exactly how I pictured him :]

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on March 19, 2009, 03:16 PM report to moderator
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He was AMAZING as Ollivander! I thought the scene when Harry is buying a wand was brilliant.

Posted by on March 19, 2009, 03:32 PM report to moderator
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Hmmm seems a little late to still be in “negotiations”. I hope it works out because he’s unique in his portrayel of the Wand Maker.

Posted by Cool G on March 19, 2009, 03:53 PM report to moderator
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OOOHHHH i HOPE SO!!!!!! i was rather annoyed when i realized they hadn’t cast the same guy for tom riddle. i thought he’d been excellent, and it would have been such a stroke of continuity that the harry potter books are known for, well, now dobby’s coming back, i REALLY hope that he’ll come back too!

Posted by weasleyalltheway(rrooaarr!) on March 19, 2009, 04:22 PM report to moderator
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Fantastic news! I loved him as Ollivander.

Posted by Fereverto on March 19, 2009, 04:38 PM report to moderator
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he did an awesome job. it’l b great to see ollivander again

Posted by IwishIwas@Hogwarts on March 19, 2009, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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yeah, he’s awesome!!!

Posted by Matea on March 19, 2009, 05:38 PM report to moderator
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so that means the oliverander scenes should be in the movie :) :)

Posted by Arthur22 on March 19, 2009, 06:29 PM report to moderator
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YES!! So very happy to hear this news! There is no one who could replace John Hurt as Olivander!

Posted by Huffleclaw65 on March 19, 2009, 06:58 PM report to moderator
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he looks like an oll.. the best.

Posted by floridianhp*ROAR* on March 19, 2009, 07:51 PM report to moderator
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Ever since V for Vendetta, I find it hard to still see John Hurt as Ollivander. But I felt the same after realising that The General in “Toys” is our very own Dumbledore!
They both keep me guessing which a brilliant skill of a fine actor. Kudos

Posted by norweigian_ridgeback on March 19, 2009, 08:44 PM report to moderator
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He was perfect for Ollivander and I cant wait to see him in DH! I hope it all works out:)

Posted by ChrissyPuff on March 20, 2009, 06:23 AM report to moderator
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