In an interview with The Independent Bill Nighy (Underworld, Pirates of the Caribbean) announced that he would be joining the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Nighy has been saying for years how he seems to be one of the only (well known) British actors who hasn’t had a role in the franchise, but now he has!
“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?”
According to The Leaky Cauldron Bill Nighy will be playing Rufus Scrimgeour, a veteran Auror in the Ministry of Magic who spends most of his time fighting Dark Wizards.