Bill Nighy cast in Deathly Hallows
In a new interview with The Independent, actor Bill Nighy confirms that he will play the role of a good guy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
Nighy gets his own magic show (at last)
Bill Nighy has an announcement. “I don't think I'm allowed to say it but I'm going to be in the next Harry Potter film,” he tells us. “I won't say which character, but he's a goodie. I just got the gig.” If you don't mind us saying, it's about time, Bill. The rangy actor has been dropping hints for aeons, once complaining that he was “the only British actor who hasn't been in Harry Potter”. But has he read the books? “Not yet, but I will!” he says. “It's rather like being in a Shakespeare that way, you know?” Mm.
Although he never confirmed what role he had, David Yates once said he'd like the role of Scrimgeour to be played by Nighy. Thanks to Snitch Seeker and Maggie for the tip!