Pottering And Gardening

Ralph Fiennes talks Voldemort


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Top drawer British thesp Ralph Fiennes surfaced in New York this week, and while he was talking to our good friends at Comingsoon.net about his part in the upcoming Fernando Meirelles thriller The Constant Gardener, he spilled the beans on a good many things Potter: Fiennes says that he's already committed to appear in the fifth film Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix, which starts shooting in January. He knows that he'll have a big fight with Michael Gambon's Dumbledore in that. He hadn't read the sixth book yet, but he didn't believe Voldemort was in it very much, so he didn't know how large a part he would play in the resulting film. Of course Potterites know the answer to that, but just in case you haven't read it yet, we're not going to elaborate on it here. So mweh. Interviewer Edward Douglas went on to get some speculation from Fiennes on the final film: Of course, the question is whether Fiennes will stick around for the last movie, assuming that Voldemort will play an even bigger role in the finale. Considering that J.K. Rowling hasn't finished writing it yet and no one knows who might end up directing it, would Fiennes be interested in returning as Voldemort? "I guess it's always going to be like that," Fiennes told ComingSoon.net "I have to say that I never know who's going to direct me, but I think they've chosen [well]. Certainly Alfonso Cuaron lifted the whole filmmaking onto another level, and I think that Mike Newell is going to make a really strong film. I think as long as the producers are smart. I think probably the first two films were a little too saccharine and glib, even for Harry Potter fans." Ralph is also a feature player in the upcoming ensemble drama The Chumscrubber (with Jamie Bell), so they will doubtless be loads of further titbits forthcoming before the next Potter instalment's release on November 18th.

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