Will Bill Nighy play Scrimgeour in Deathly Hallows?

Bill Nighy has signed on to appear in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows.

The actor confirmed to The Independent that he had just been offered a role in the final instalment of the Potter franchise.

“I don’t think I’m allowed to say it but I’m going to be in the next Harry Potter film,” he is quoted as saying.

“I won’t say which character, but he’s a goodie. I just got the gig.”

Unconfirmed reports have linked the actor to the role of Rufus Scrimgeour