The epic new trailer for “Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows” has arrived. The movie is filled with a host of Irish stars such as Evanna Lynch, Domhnall Gleeson, Brendan Gleeson, Ciaran Hinds and Fiona Shaw.
Evanna Lynch the youngest of the Irish stars in the movie plays Luna Lovegood a student of at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Lynch, from Termonfeckin, County Louth, joined the cast in 2006 having beaten 15,000 others who attended auditions.
The newest arrival to the Harry Potter family is Domhnall Gleeson, son of Brendan Gleeson. From Malahide in County Dublin, Domhall had felt that he was the perfect choice for a Weasley brother for years pointing out that his hair should get him the part alone. Now he really is living his dream playing the role of the eldest Weasley brother, Bill.
It isn’t the first time that Brendan Gleeson has worked with his son Domhnall and it certainly will not be the last. In fact the pair are working on the production of a movie version of Flann O’Brien’s “At Swim Two Birds”, which is due to begin production in Dublin soon. Brendan returns to “Harry Potter” as Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody an original member of the order and general protector of Harry.
Ciaran Hinds is also new to the cast playing the must loved role of head master and grand wizard Aberforth Dumbledore. In the past the role has been played by the late great Irishman Richard Harris and Michael Gambon.
And lastly but definitely not least is Fiona Shaw who plays the most vile aunt of Harry, Petunia Dursley. The actress originally from Cork generally keeps her acting to the theatre or classic dramatizations of novels or plays is perfect for the role of a snobby and overly dramatic Dursley.
Based on the J. K. Rowling book 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows' it will be split into two separate films with the first being released this fall.