Rhys Ifans interviewed about role in Deathly Hallows
Readers may remember that in late-March, Rhys Ifans confirmed he had a role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His role was later revealed to be Xenophilius Lovegood, and we now have a new interview with Rhys where he talks briefly about this opportunity.
In one part of the interview, he discusses Leavesden Studios (where all the Potter films have been primarily shot):
It's an enormous place, so you walk about and see things like a zoo full of owls, so if you need an owl for a scene, you pick up the phone and someone comes across with an owl. It's a like a machine. I've never been – in America – with an employer of so many people.
I'm not a big fan of Harry Potter but it feels like a privilege to get called up with people like Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon so it's an honour that they thought of me to play a cross-eyed wizard.