Emma Watson who plays Hermione Granger took time out of filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, which was nice of her. (Merry Christmas from Filmonic too if you will be celebrating it over the upcoming days).
In other Deathly Hallows news Bill Nighy, who will play Minister for Magic Rufus Scrimgeour in the upcoming films, spoke to The Daily Record about his role. (Potential spoilers for those who haven’t read the book).
“Scrimgeour is a tragic figure,” said Bill. “He knows what’s coming. It’s a very moving thing to play.
“He’s also very powerful and has had a very complicated progress to the top. And he has an interesting relationship with Harry, who views him initially with contempt. But then it’s softened by subsequent events.
“There’s a scene where he delivers Dumbledore’s legacy to the three children. He gives them all the things Dumbledore has left them, and that’s when it’s indicated he may not be around for much longer.”
We got our first glimpse at Nighy as Scrimgeour in the teaser trailer that was released earlier this month.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released next November, and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released July 2011.