Harry, Ron, Hermione and a few other people escape with the help of Dobby the House Elf to the house of Ron's brother Bill. With the help of a troll they enter the Bank of Gringotts to recover another Horcrux, the cup of Helga Hufflepuff. Another Horcrux is hidden in Hogwarts, the Diadem of Ravenclaw, They enter the school via the Hog's Head where Aberforth Dumbledore, with long straggly beard, is the landlord.

Not long after they have entered the school the battle starts. Harry, Ron and Hermione find the Diadem and are able to destroy the Horcrux. Harry discovers that Voldemort made Harry himself a Horcrux when he attacked him as a baby. Voldemort tells Harry that he if he surrenders and will meet him in the Forbidden Forest the battle will be over. Harry surrenders himself to Voldemort who then attacks Harry with the Killing Curse Avada Kedavra, All is over.


Ciarán talks playing Dumbledore

Playing Dumbledore's brother

In his upcoming movie adventure, Ciarán Hinds can at least hide behind a thick layer of makeup for he will play Professor Dumbledore's brother in the final Harry Potter films.

- I know really nothing about it. I filmed last April, and then script-writing continued. It is difficult partly because they are becoming so old and Emma (Watson, Hermione) is currently studying in the United States. But I play Aberforth Dumbledore coming in towards the end and telling a story about something that happened in his brother's childhood. I asked them why do you tell this story now, everyone wants to just get to the end, but that's what I joined for.

- I spent three hours in a makeup chair for four mornings, it's tough but what they can achieve is pure magic. The result is a scene where Harry is on the run from the dementors, hides in me, hears the story and escapes through a hole in the wall. I look forward to seeing the finished film when it premieres in 2030 ...(sic)

Ciarán Hinds is in Gothenburg, among other things, to promote Life During Wartime, Todd Solondz' stand-alone sequel to Happiness, which may have a Swedish theatrical release later this year.

Character: Aberforth Dumbledore
Co-stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, John Hurt
Director: David Yates
Screenplay: Steve Kloves
Run-time: 130 mn
Release date: July 15, 2011 (USA)

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Aberforth Dumbledore in interview


Ciarán by photographer Troy Wise

Ciarán signing autographs

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From Ciaran to Aberforth

Ciaran almost transformedMichael GambonMichael GambonNext step in the metamorphosisReady for actionThe final resultThe real Ciaran with a moustacheTransforming his nose

Red Carpet at Trafalgar Square


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Trafalgar Square interview

Trafalgar Square premiere


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