Review: Jason Isaacs at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Fall 2019

Jason Isaacs, known for his portrayal of Lucius Malfoy, was one of many celebrity guests at FanX Salt Lake Comic Convention Fall 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his spotlight panel and Q&A, he spilled a few secrets, which we can’t help but share with our MuggleNet followers.




Isaacs didn’t meet JKR until nearly the end of the book series.

Isaacs told us a story of how he was in the United States at the time of the book release for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. He was invited to a bookstore to sign some books, and he only found out afterward that Lucius Malfoy didn’t even make an appearance. At a later time, he met JKR at an event.




He will be doing voice work in the new Scooby-Doo movie.

Isaacs told the audience how much he enjoys doing voice work.




He originally auditioned for the part of Gilderoy Lockhart.

I’m not sure that I can even picture it, but Isaacs mentioned that he hadn’t even originally auditioned for the part of Lucius Malfoy.




He actually had a lot of input on his part.

Jason Isaacs took advantage of the magic of the wizarding world, and it shows. Rather than closing a door as he left a room, he asked to wave his arm and have the door shut with magic.




That infamous Lucius wand/cane combo? Yeah, he came up with that idea.

Is there any wand more iconic in the Harry Potter movies than Lucius’s wand/snake cane? Not only did he accidentally injure Tom Felton with the snake’s teeth, but also, it was his idea to have the cane to begin with.




He wouldn’t mind being Hermione.

He praised Hermione Granger, but he praised Emma Watson even more.




Overall, Isaacs was a very charming, witty, and genuine guy. You could tell just how much he is grateful for his Harry Potter opportunities and the people he worked with. It’s amazing to watch his continued success in other roles, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to hear him in the new Scooby-Doo movie!



Check out more of our live tweets of Isaacs’ panel here.