Richard Fish as Bill Weasley
Richard Fish as Bill Weasley

Bill Weasley stand-in speaks

  July 16, 2004 at 1:40 AM ET
  Cheeser     HPANA (via The Burrow)
  bill weasley, richard fish, alex crockford, harry potter and the goblet of fire casting

The until-recently-unknown actor who stood in for Bill in the Weasley family's Egypt portrait from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban has given a nice interviewopens in new window with The Burrow.

Weasley family portrait in The Daily Prophet
Weasley family portrait in The Daily Prophet

His name is Richard Fish, a 24-year-old English Lit student at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, UK, and he has high hopes after his brush with world fame:

GoF is certainly looking good for the Weasley family as after Azkaban I had a talk with a few of the assistant directors ... and after they learned I was keen to return ... they confirmed that they were interested in re-hiring me for the job. Hopefully Alex [Crockford] as well.

One thing which they did mention, which I must too so as not to disappoint anyone, is that we'll be there in a reduced form due to [the book's] length. Fingers crossed they won't cut too much of us!


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