View 2 images and 2 sounds of Simon McBurney's characters from his voice acting career. Kreacher was a male house-elf who served the House of Black with fanatical loyalty for most of his life, until he was left to Harry Potter upon the death of Sirius Black in 1996. A tradition for the Black family house elves was for their heads to be cut off and stuck on a plaque., Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. Unlike in the book and video game adaption, Kreacher was not given the fake locket by Harry in the first part of the film adaptation of. It is not specified whether he survived the Battle of Hogwarts, but Harry, who wanted to go to bed after the battle, wondered if Kreacher could bring him a sandwich, implying that he did in fact survive. He had a strong bond with Sirius' brother, Regulus Black and was devastated by his death. Pack also appeared alongside Tennant in Doctor Who episodes as villain John Lumic in multiple episodes, and worked extensively on British television before he passed away due to pancreatic cancer in 2014. When Kreacher and Dobby returned from spying on Malfoy, Harry congratulated Dobby but ignored Kreacher. The two house elves even got into a brawl at one point after Kreacher insulted Harry. , astrocat However, Hermione's kindness towards Kreacher eventually started to change his attitude towards her, and before going on his search for Mundungus Fletcher he gave her a little spasm, which was supposed to be a respectful salute. Privacy Policy. Kreacher was very loyal to all the members of the Black family except Sirius Black, whom he hated because he treated Kreacher poorly. However, during and since the ten-year run of the Harry Potter film franchise, some members of the cast unfortunately passed away; and no matter whether these actors left fans behind during the franchise or after it had concluded, these losses still left Potter fans devastated. He even started to treat Hermione, whom he had previously disdained as a "Mudblood", a bit better. Film fans could know him as Dr. Noyle in "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004), Stone in "The Last King Of Scotland" (2007), Garland in "Body Of Lies" (2008) and the voice of Kreacher in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" (2010). He was described as having a bulbous, snout-like nose, bloodshot eyes, many folds of skin, and white hair growing out of his bat-like ears. While he assisted Regulus in trying to bring Voldemort down, this did not stop him from assisting the dark lord through Bellatrix and the Malfoys some fifteen years later. View 2 images and 2 sounds of Simon McBurney's characters from his voice acting career. Had Sirius treated Kreacher the same way his brother had, his death could have been avoided. yep, so long as he makes it good and creepy it will be ok. Ron even displayed some affection for Kreacher and said that he no longer dreamed of chopping off his head. Kreacher was also considered to be slightly mad, probably from being stuck in the Blacks' house alone for so long. A trained mixed martial artist proficient in everything from muay thai to judo to boxing to Brazilian ju-jitsu. Reminiscent of the German "Kriecher" derived from "kriechen," meaning "to creep, crawl, cringe, grovel, tuckle, or fawn upon.". I hated Kreacher's voice in OOTP! 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In turn, Sirius took the items and threw them away, and berated Kreacher in harsh and cruel words. I dont think people will notice- the Kreacher character looks pretty unique-cant mistake him! Good luck to him! , Dances_With_Potter The wait is going to be painful... omg I really hope his voice is better than the one in OOTP!! This ultimately led to him being partially responsible for the death of Sirius Black. A gentle giant whose kindness is never diminished by his incredible power, Dumbledore serves as Harry's makeshift father figure and personal teacher, sharing his boundless wisdom with Harry as he gets older. Known for voicing Kreacher., Sirius claimed that he was slightly less devoted to Sirius' father than he was to Walburga, though this did not stop Kreacher from trying to save Orion's old ring and a pair of his trousers. During the Battle of Hogwarts, Kreacher led the house elves against Lord Voldemort and his followers, telling them to fight for Harry and the deceased Regulus. Kreacher's name is most likely derived from the word "creature." [2] He replaced Timothy Bateson in the role, who passed away in 2009. Evil in the Austin Powers franchise. Harry and Hermione concluded that it would be too risky to summon Kreacher since Grimmauld Place was most likely taken over by Death Eaters. After Sirius' death, Harry placed part of the blame on Kreacher and part on Severus Snape, but put most of the blame on himself. Because of years of solitude, Kreacher hadn't cleaned the Black family home for a long time and when the Order of the Phoenix used it as a headquarters, he was rarely seen cleaning. Simon McBurney (born 25 August, 1957, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, U.K.) is an actor who portrayed Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 . He also didn't seem to hold any resentment towards Voldemort for trying to kill him and showed no hesitation in helping him indirectly by luring Sirius out of hiding. Like most members of the Black family, Kreacher believed that Muggle-borns and blood traitors were scum. He is an actor and writer, known for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Kreacher disliked Harry at the time, and only followed his orders because he had to. Harry Potter Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. Ron later regretted this statement. Simon has been in a variety of films before Deathly Hallows, including The Golden Compass, The Duchess (starring Ralph Fiennes - Voldemort), The Last King of Scotland and much more. Hurt played Ollivander in a handful of Potter films, including the first and last, but you might also recognize this stalwart actor from Alien, Midnight Express, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, a short stint as the War Doctor on Doctor Who, and more. When it comes to magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe, few are more mysterious than house elves, which are genetically engineered to do a wizard's bidding once a bond exists between the two. A Shakespearean actress who appeared in plays like Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, and Much Ado about Nothing with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Spriggs also earned a BAFTA nomination for the 1995 adaptation of Sense and Sensibility (which starred her future Potter co-stars Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson) before appearing in the Potter films. by gritandgrace, Warner Bros Studio Tour London announces Hogwarts & Diagon Alley in the Snow events, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells match-3 mobile game now available for iOS and Android, Eddie Redmayne confirms 'Fantastic Beasts' 3 filming, talks COVID safety on movie set, Jude Law talks COVID safety on 'Fantastic Beasts' 3 set, recent J.K. 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On July 15, 2012 he was a guest in the BBC radio show "Desert Island Discs", where celebrity guests can choose their favorite musical records to bring to a deserted island. Because of this, he frequently insulted Hermione even though she tried to be nice to him. Hurt became a Knight of the Order of the British Empire in 2015 for services to drama, but sadly, he passed away only a few years later in 2017 from complications from pancreatic cancer. During the Order of the Phoenix's time at 12 Grimmauld Place, Hermione Granger was the only person who made an effort to be kind to Kreacher. Harry, who had no desire to have anything to do with Kreacher, ordered him to work in the kitchens at Hogwarts with the other house-elves at Dumbledore's suggestion, where he and the other house-elves could keep a close watch on him. 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