Kelly Macdonald To Play Helena Ravenclaw In The Final Harry Potter Movie

In the last nine years the Harry Potter franchise has managed to bring aboard nearly every single British actor alive, from John Cleese to Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith to Emma Thompson. But with production now completed on the final film, you'd think that it would be impossible for any more to joint the cast, right? You are incorrect.

Vanity Fair recently interviewed Scottish actress Kelly Macdonald, who revealed that she will play a role in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 next summer. The actress, best known for her roles in Trainspotting, No Country For Old Men and the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, will play Helena Ravenclaw, the Ravenclaw ghost, in the David Yates directed film. Also known as "The Grey Lady," the character holds a key piece of information for Harry as he searches for Voldemort's horcruxes. The film will be the first time Macdonald has worked with Yates on a feature, but they did previously work together on the State of Play miniseries and The Girl in the Café, a made for TV movie that came out in 2005.

Kind of strange that this may be the last Harry Potter casting announcement that we will ever hear. It's still strange to think that next July will see the completion of one of the longest running movie series in history. Be proud, Kelly Macdonald - wear it like a badge of honor.

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