Stan Shunpike speaks out
November 17, 2003 at 5:30 PM ET
The Leaky Cauldron (via About.com)
Lee Ingleby, who will be acting alongside Russell Crowe in his latest movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, will also be appearing as Knight Bus conductor Stan Shunpike in next year's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.Lee was recently interviewed at the premiere for Master and Commander, and this is what he had to say about Prisoner of Azkaban:
"I play a guy called Stan Shunpike who’s the bus conductor. Harry’s lost, stumbles across a big triple decker purple bus that takes him to where he wants to go and my character teaches him- - well, not right and wrong, but helps him along his way."
Of course, this involves a lot of special effects. "Yeah, tons. It’s all blue screen. It’s a bus that travels through London during Rush Hour 100 miles an hour, so it’s a lot of blue screen work."