Brendan Gleeson will become the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’s newest faculty member in Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.”
Gleeson, who currently appears in “Troy,” will star as Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody, the latest wizard to fill the rotating position of Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts, the school Harry Potter and his friends attend in the books and films.
He will next be seen in M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Village,” and Ridley Scott’s “Kingdom of Heaven.”
Additionally, Frances de la Tour has been tapped to portray Madame Maxime, a half-giantess and the headmistress of Hogwarts rival, the Beauxbatons Academy.
Thesp is a stalwart of British television, best known for her work on the comedy “Rising Damp.”
“Goblet of Fire” is the fourth installment of the Harry Potter franchise, which Mike Newell is gearing up to direct from a script by Steve Kloves for a fall 2005 release. David Heyman is again producing, while Michael Barron serves as exec producer.
Next installment, “The Prisoner of Azkaban” hits screens on June 4.