Simon Pegg, the star of movies like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead, has been confirmed as the voice behind Hogwarts Legacy headmaster Phineas Nigellus Black. Considered to be the worst headmaster in the entire history of Hogwarts, the video above captures Pegg's performance with clips from the booth and voice lines out of the game itself. As Pegg puts it: "He's just a bit of an idiot, really."

Black appeared in the Harry Potter films as a portrait inside Albus Dumbledore's office, and his great-great-grandchildren include Bellatrix Lestrange and Narcissa Malfoy.

In the game, the headmaster is described as both a "help and hindrance" to the player-created protagonist. Brand new in-game clips reveal how he's always grumpy and up for an argument, as seen in the trailer. "Be less like Phineas is the message of the game," Pegg comically explains.

Other members of the voice cast have also been revealed. They are:

  • Playable character — Sebastian Croft / Amelia Gething
  • Professor Matilda Weasley — Lesley Nicol
  • Professor Onai — Kandace Caine
  • Professor Satyavati Shah — Sohm Kapila
  • Everett Clopton — Luke Youngblood
  • Mahendra Pehlwaan — Asif Ali
  • Nearly Headless Nick — Jason Anthony
  • Sorting Hat — Jason Anthony

Hogwarts Legacy releases for PS5 on 10th February 2023, but nabbing the Deluxe Edition will get you in three days early. Are you happy to see Simon Pegg star in a product of the Wizarding World? Let us know in the comments below.

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