Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Potter casting

Two thoughts on casting Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

  1. Scrimgeour, the new Minister of Magic, should be played by Bill Nighy. I'm surprised I have to point this out.
  2. Since She Who Must Be Obeyed and I jst finished watching Yes, Minister and are gearing up for the sucessor series, Yes, Prime Minister, I couldn't help but imagine Paul Eddington's Jim Hacker in the chapter during which Scrimgeour briefs the PM on the war against Voldemort. Sadly, neither Eddington nor his foil, Sir Nigel Hawthorne, is with us any longer. But I would be greatly amused to see Derek Fowlds play a Prime Minister who may or may not be named Bernard Woolsey in the inevitable movie of Half-Blood Prince.

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