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Jason Isaacs on Lucius Malfoy in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Jason Isaacs on Lucius Malfoy in ‘Deathly Hallows’

Jason Isaacs has revealed that he had a hand in constructing Lucius Malfoy’s send off in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

“In fact, [Lucius’ ending] wasn’t planned. It was a decision made about how Lucius should end his bit in the story and we’d been leading up to it for a while and David – the lovely director – came to me and goes “What are we going to do with you that’s really great? How are we going to do the ending?” And one day I came up with this thing and he went “gasp Oh that’s it! Oh that’s it. It’ll be great.”

You can listen to the whole interview here, courtesy of SS, HPANA, and MuggleNet.

Happy birthday, Harry Melling! Happy birthday, Harry Melling!

The actor who plays Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films turns 21 todayl

Picture of Hogwarts Express at HP theme park Picture of Hogwarts Express at HP theme park

Courtesy of Universal, an image of the Hogwarts Express at the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From the official blurb:

The Hogwarts Express arrives at Hogsmeade Station as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter continues to develop at Universal Orlando Resort.  As guests enter Hogsmeade, they will be greeted by the iconic, smoke-billowing steam engine, made famous in the Harry Potter books and films for transporting students to a world of magic and wonder.  Opening in Spring 2010 only at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will feature multiple themed attractions, shops and a restaurant.

Rhys Ifans on ‘Deathly Hallows’ role Rhys Ifans on ‘Deathly Hallows’ role

Rhys Ifans, the actor set to portray Xenophilius Lovegood in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films, recently spoke about his role. Ifans humouresly compared the oppurtuninty to appear in the Harry Potter films as, “[like] getting knighted”.

“That was great,” he said, beaming. “When you’re an English actor and you get the ‘Harry Potter’ call– it’s like Batman, you know? You have a phone, you have a normal phone, and then you have one that is made out of wood. That’s the ‘Potter’ people. They call you up [and] you get your wand out, you put your cloak on and off you go. It’s a real honor. It’s like getting knighted or something.”

Read the full interview by clicking here.

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