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Ralph Fiennes is Lord Voldemort in the next Harry Potter

http://www.star-ecentral.com/movies/...&date=8/5/2004

According to Coming Soon!, Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon) and Miranda Richardson (The Hours) have joined the cast of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for Warner Bros. Pictures.
Fiennes will play Harry’s nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort while Richardson plays journalist Rita Skeeter.

Mike Newell directs the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter novel series. The film is scheduled for a November 2005 release.

[Published: 5-Aug-2004]


http://www.wbex.com/script/headline_...ent&feed_id=44


Fiennes to Face Harry Potter


Herald, The; Glasgow (UK)

Ralph Fiennes, who has played memorable villains in such films as 'Red Dragon' and 'Schindler's List,' is to portray Voldemort, the wicked warlock, in the next Harry Potter movie.

Filming has been under way on 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' since June 25.

Directed by Mike Newell, of 'Four Weddings and a Funeral,' it is due for release in November 2005.




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Hmmm...well then he needs to lose a lot of weight for this. I can't picture him as You-Know-Who right now. As for Miranda Richardson...she seems too old to be Rita. I always pictured her as a young, claw-her-way-to-the-top-no-matter-what type.

I still can't believe they're not making this into 2 movies...
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I was really hoping they'd use Jermey Irons, but Ralph Fiennes seems like a good choice (I remember hating his character in Schindler's List so much that I was so happy to see him die... so I think he'll make a good Voldemort)
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Mike Newell?? Wonderful. Talk about taking a step forward with Azkaban then two steps back. Anyways, Fiennes is a good choice. I would have preferred Jeremy Irons but whoever plays the role will probably be covered in makeup anyway. They should seriously consider making this one three hours long if they're really going to make GoF just one film.
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Old 08-05-04, 12:32 PM
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Hmmm, isn't this a spoiler?
Spoiler:
Voldemorts appearence
is the climax of the book and doesnt happen until the end.
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I like the choice
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Originally posted by Strafe
Hmmm, isn't this a spoiler?
It's not being treated as one by any of the major media--reports of his casting in that role are in entertainment headlines everywhere this morning--so there's not much point in hiding it here.
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Plus everyone that's seen the first 3 movies knows he's the major bad guy and would be dense to not to have him in mind when watching the future movies and wondering who's behind whatever bad is going on.
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Sounds good to me.
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I've never read the book. So this is the big bad guy behind all of the bad stuff going on?

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Originally posted by mrpayroll
I've never read the book. So this is the big bad guy behind all of the bad stuff going on?

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I've enjoyed all the casting choices made so far throughout the HP series and this looks to be just as good as the casting of Gary Oldman as Sirius. I look forward to seeing Ralph Fiennes hamming it up as Voldemort.
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Good choice imo. He was the best thing in Red Dragon, and is just all around a good actor.

Now here's just hoping Newell does a good job. I was soft on the series until Azkaban. Cuaron just did an amazing job and I jsut love that movie, so here's hoping that Newell can at least do a good followup.
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Wow! Another great addition to the Harry Potter cast Ralph Fiennes should be great.
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Great choice. I'm just amazed at some of the great actors who have had parts in these movies.
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I'm disappointed that they are changing directors ... but since I have no experience with book 4, I don't know if this book is simply lighter on the whole or what.
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Great addition.
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Originally posted by BigPete
since I have no experience with book 4, I don't know if this book is simply lighter on the whole or what.
Book 4 is BY FAR the darkest of the first four books...
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Anyone know why they didn't keep the director of Azkaban? That change is bigger news than Fiennes as Voldemort.

I loved everything about Azkaban... here's to hoping that Mike Newell can do a dark, dramatic movie.
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I think that Brendan Gleeson as Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody is a good choice too (found on IMDB).

Fiennes as the Dark Lord will be cool.

I just hope that Michael Gambon can stay alive long enough to the finish the films... I'd hate for the role of Dumbledor to be treated like the Dark Arts teacher at Hogwarts.
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These movies are always casted well.
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Boomforks to that! When are we gonna see the Cho Chang pics?!?!
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
Boomforks to that! When are we gonna see the Cho Chang pics?!?!
I'm personally hoping for pics of Fleur Delacour.
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Originally posted by Matt Millheiser
Boomforks to that! When are we gonna see the Cho Chang pics?!?!
Katie Leung as Cho Chang



Originally posted by PalmerJoss
I'm personally hoping for pics of Fleur Delacour.
Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour




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