Thompson on Trelawney

  October 13, 2003 at 11:32 AM ET
  James     HPANA (via Ireland On-Line)

In this brief articleopens in new window, Emma Thompson describes her role as Sybill Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Detailing a physical appearance that should match most Potter fans' mental portraits of the bespectacled divination professor, Thompson also states her own reason for participating in the film.

Emma Thompsonopens in new window says she will be wearing "great, googly-eyed glases and Oxfam clothes" for her role in the new Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The British actress will play Sybill Trelawny, the eccentric professor of divination at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the film, which is currently shooting at Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire.

"I was hoping that at some point I’d be asked to do something in a Harry Potter film," Thompson told journalists in London. "I’m doing it for my three-year-old daughter so that later she will be impressed."

She joins a cast of new faces that includes Gary Oldmanopens in new window as Sirius Black, Julie Christieopens in new window as Madam Rosmerta, Dawn Frenchopens in new window as "The Fat Lady" and Michael Gambonopens in new window taking over from Richard Harrisopens in new window as Professor Dumbledore.


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