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‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ gets its new Minister of Magic

Submitted by saveri on July 2, 2009 – 6:55 am4 Comments
AP Photo/Matt Sayles

AP Photo/Matt Sayles

Finally, Bill Nighy will get together with his friend David Yates cum ‘Potter’ director to sprinkle his magic in the next installment of Harry Potter series; ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’.

Nighy was jokingly heard complaining that he has been cast in David’s earlier three films, but he wasn’t thought of during the casting of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’. Well, David has seriously taken into consideration Bill’s views and cast him as Rufus Scrimgeour, Minister of Magic in the Deathly Hallows.

Rufus Scrimgeour overtakes Cornelius Fudge as the Minister of Magic, towards the end of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ series, but alas he is killed during the course of Deathly Hallows. Rufus Scrimgeour is showcased as a good man trying to mend Fudge’s mistakes by positively communicating with Harry. He attempts to bring him into the fold for the Ministry’s anti-Voldemort campaign, but Harry doesn’t accept his invitation as he has had enough of the Ministry’s unpredictable ways. Later on Death Eaters lay him under the Imperius Curse for knowledge about Harry’s activities. Upon non-cooperation he is tortured till death, resulting in a noble end to the character.

How perfectly he moulds in the character of Rufus Scrimgeour; will be reviewed in November 2010 and July 2011 when the film releases in two parts.


  • James says:

    Wow! Bill Nighy as the Minister of Magic is like a cherry on the cake in the Harry Potter series of films. I have loved him in Pirates of the Caribbean…

  • Ania says:

    Bill Nighy has played some amazing characters in Pirates and Underworld series..I doubt what he is doing in such a small role in Deathly Hallows

  • Simon says:

    Harry Potter and the half blood prince was the most engrossing of all the Harry potter films till now. I’m waiting in anticipation to see how far ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’ can go compared to Half Blood Prince.

  • Ross says:

    Hey can anyone tell me why are the stories in the e-book and the book available in crossword are different???

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