Nighy excited about Potter part
Published 12/02/2010 | 12:49
Bill Nighy couldn't help but get excited when he was asked to join the star-studded cast of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.
The revered English actor plays Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the final two-part film about the boy wizard, which also stars Helena Bonham-Carter, Ralph Fiennes and Julie Walters.
"It came about simply because they asked me, finally, to be a wizard - I thought I was going to be the only English actor of a certain age who wasn't in Harry Potter but now that turns out not to be the case," he said.
Bill, who was in Glorious 39 and Astro Boy, was thrilled with the prospect of reuniting with director David Yates and Julie.
"I know most of the cast, I've worked with most of them at some point or another. They were all very generous and it was a really nice job," he said.
"I am working again with David Yates, who I've worked with four times altogether now and I love working with him. And it was nice to see Julie Walters, who I sort of started out with."
Bill also met stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.
"It was great working with Daniel and all the guys and they were very very good fun. They all made me very welcome, because they've all been together for years and years and years," he added.
:: Part one of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows will be released in November, with the second installment next July.