Role Call: Festival appearances announced, new set photos released for upcoming projects
A lot is happening for the former cast of Harry Potter in the coming months.
Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley) is scheduled to open the United Solo Europe Festival this May with remarks on solo theatre. This will be the second European showcase for solo theatre performances and will be held in Warsaw, Poland. Fiona is a member of the United Solo Academy and won the United Solo Special Award in 2013 for her achievements in the art of solo performance. To learn more about the festival you can visit the website.
Stephen Fry’s previous interview for In the Psychiatrist’s Chair will replay on Radio 4 Extra on April 26. The episode, originally recorded in 1997, will kick-off a mass reintroduction of previous interviews from the series, and will end with an interview from fellow HP alum, Zoe Wanamaker (Madame Hooch) on August 9.
Now filming the latest season of the comedy game show series QI (Quite Interesting), the next episode of which airs in most European countries on April 23, Stephen, who voiced the British version of the HP audio books, is quite the wanted man. He is also scheduled to appear later next month at the Hay Festival to speak on Shakespeare to commemorate the bard’s 450th birthday anniversary, alongside Dame Judi Dench. To learn more about the festival and how you can attend Stephen’s lecture on Saturday, May 24, visit the festival website. For those not in a country where the QI television comedy series airs regularly, you can watch episodes via Hulu here.
New stills have been released from the upcoming July 11 release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, one of which features Gary Oldman (Sirius Black). We don’t know about you, but we think Gary looks like he means business! Check out the image below:
Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) is currently filming the period drama Brooklyn in Ireland and we’ve gotten our first look at him on set. The film is based on a 2009 novel about a young woman played by Saoirse Ronan who is caught in a love triangle between two men – one from her past life in Ireland and one from the new one she is building in America. Gleeson plays Jim, the Irish love interest in the film, who can be seen on the far right in this beach scene.
In addition to the on-set photo for Brooklyn, a new image has been released for Gleeson’s sci-fi thriller, Ex Machina. No release date has been announced for the film, which happens to also center around a love triangle…but with a twist.
The Irish actor will also be making an appearance on May 1 at the Twisted Pepper in Dublin, Ireland as part of Banter’s A conversation about Frank, to discuss Domhnall’s upcoming dark comedy titled Frank, co-starring Michael Fassbender. To learn more about how you can purchase tickets, visit the website here – but do it quickly, because the event is nearly sold out!
We previously posted the first image of Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) as one of the three pixie fairies in Disney’s Maleficent, which premieres in theaters at the end of May. Earlier this week, another image of Imelda was released, giving us an even closer look at her character, Knotgrass, which you can see below:
Finally, rumor has it that Fox is currently developing a sequel to the 1993 film Mrs. Doubtfire, which was directed by Chris Columbus. If rumors are true, both Chris and actor Robin Williams will be back in the saddle for the sequel. We’ll keep checking on this one to confirm once more information becomes available. Columbus is currently working on the upcoming live-action film Pixels, starring Adam Sandler.
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