Fiennes, Richardson Join Potter Cast

The producers of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire have woven some more casting magic for the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular novel series. Ralph Fiennes (Red Dragon, Schindler’s List) will take on the role young Harry’s nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort, while Miranda Richardson (The Hours, Sleepy Hollow) will portray muckraking journalist and gossipmonger Rita Skeeter.

Previously announced additions to the cast include Brendan Gleeson (Troy, 28 Days Later) as Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Mad-Eye Moody, Frances De La Tour (The Cherry Orchard, Strike it Rich) as Beauxbatons Academy of Magic headmistress Madame Maxime, Roger Lloyd-Pack (Vanity Fair, BBC TV’s Only Fools and Horses) as Department of International Magical Cooperation head Barty Crouch, Pedja Bjelac (Eurotrip) as Durmstrang professor Igor Karkaroff and Jeff Rawle (Inspector Calls II, Baal, TV’s Drop the Dead Donkey) as Amos Diggory.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Tom Felton will reprise the roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger and Draco Malfoy, respectively. They will be joined by Robert Pattinson from DreamWorks’ The Ring, who will play fellow Hogwarts student Cedric Diggory.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is directed by Mike Newell (Mona Lisa Smile, Four Weddings and a Funeral) and produced by David Heyman from a screenplay by Steve Kloves. David Barron serves as exec producer.

The film will be released in November 2005.