Since his appearance in the Doctor Who 50-year-anniversary special, David Bradley (Argus Filch) has been keeping pretty busy. Not only did he join the voice cast for The Mandate, as Lord High Admiral Suvarov and is in a science-fiction role-playing game Ghosts, whose trailer, along with a press release from Gamasutra, was released a few weeks ago, but he also joined the cast of FX network’s The Strain. In the upcoming series, Bradley will play Professor Abraham Setrakian, replacing previous actor John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander) in the role of a Holocaust survivor who owns a pawn shop and as the article from The Hollywood Reporter indicates, may be the only one with answers to a viral outbreak that results in vampirism. The series was rumored to begin filming in Toronto in late November and is aiming for a July 2014 premiere.
Another HP alum who is keeping her career burning is Clemence Poesy (Fleur Delacour). In an interview with Variety, Poesy reveals her full schedule, which includes a lot more than just acting roles. In addition to her work in both French and British productions for film and television, she’s also a brand ambassador for Chloe perfume and the clothing line G-Star, and she rocks out as a backup singer for Miles Kane. Her next project, however, is a film with Michael Caine that made its US debut last month, called Last Love. It is now available for viewing on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
As confirmation of Johnny Depp and Mia Wasikowska’s return to a sequel to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, we here at MuggleNet can’t help but wonder – does this mean that Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) will also be signing on to reprise her role as the Red Queen? When last we saw her big-headed character (remind you of anyone, Percy?), she was being shackled to the Knave of Hearts and banished to the Outlands. We will continue to keep an eye on this story and report any updates as they become available.
Gary Oldman joins a music video for David Bowie? If this rumor turns out to be true, Oldman is appearing in a video for one of the tracks for Bowie’s new album, The Next Day. In addition to this, you may have seen Oldman’s comedy sketch for late night host Jimmy Kimmel, where Oldman describes what he thinks of American Thanksgiving. He throws an epic tantrum in the middle of the set and dons a pretty epic moustache! Watch the video below, and please be aware that it contains some adult language.
With A Young Doctor’s Notebook having premiered on the Ovation network in the US in the last few months and the second season now showing in the UK (see the newly released photos of Dan dressed as a clown here!), we can only hope that the hint of a third season will come true. In an interview with What’s on TV, Dan’s co-star, Jon Hamm, discusses his experience on-set for the second season and Dan’s waltzing skills.
“Dan's by far the more talented dancer - he's been on Broadway. The last time I had to do any dancing was at high school, and it was as embarrassing then as it is now. But it was very funny and a perfect example of the tone of the show - irreverent, funny, sad, macabre."
As for the third season...
“Well, never say never, but the way it ends is a little bit tricky to continue... but anything's possible when you're dealing with myself and Dan..."
Genevieve Gaunt, best known to Potter fans as Pansy Parkinson in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, has taken on the role of a character based on Amanda Knox, the college student who was convicted and then acquitted of the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher. Filming took place in Tuscany in mid-November. No word on when the film, The Face of an Angel, will debut.
While not really casting news, we did get our hands on a great still of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) from the international trailer of Noah. You can view the picture here!
Ian Kelly, who played the role of Hermione Granger’s father in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, will be honored in Cambridge’s 2014 edition of Who’s Who. The world-famous reference book contains thousands of biographies of some of the most talented and most celebrated people, written by the subject themselves. Each person is selected to join by invitation only and is required to write their own biography. Kelly lists his Cambridge birthplace in his biography and also mentions his children and cooking as some of his favorite recreations.
In a global rebranding move for Bacardi rum, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) will be the voice behind the new campaign, which will focus on the history of the brand “during Prohibition, Cuban exile, war and revolution.” The feature campaign will air on television around the world.
Composer John Williams has signed on to compose the new Star Wars film by J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones 5. His credits include the first three Harry Potter films and the upcoming film The Book Thief. If you’ve ever wondered how the scores for the films have been created, Williams gives us a little insight.
“The process begins with me writing a passage and rejecting it, writing another passage and liking some part of it and trying to keep that. It becomes a process in my mind, like sculpting. You keep cutting on something, and eventually, it reveals itself to you.”
Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) is currently slated to take part in a new eighteen-day movie shoot, filming for her role in Dynamite: A Cautionary Tale. She tweeted the following in support of the film:
The indie crime film will focus on a family man and dope fiend working within the underground porn business in 1968 New York City, running books and films to delivery points and mob headquarters around the East Coast while trying to keep his family in the dark.
Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) has a new role as John Burke in the ITV film Lucan, currently in post-production. Based on the disappearance of the titular character, this true story brought to life speculates on what may have led up to the disappearance of the aristocrat over 40 years ago after a nanny in his employ was found murdered. No current release date has been announced.
Finally, two of our favorite Order members are hitting the tour buses. Both Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody) and Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) can be seen in upcoming music festivals in 2014. Gleeson will tour Ireland with his new folk band beginning in January as part of a Music Network initiative, funded by the Arts Council. Tena’s six-piece band, Molotov Jukebox, briefly put a few of their shows on hold for an acting role but have since announced that they will participate in the Shrewsbury Folk Festival in August.
That’s it for this edition of Role Call! What project are you most looking forward to seeing? Let us know by commenting here, our Facebook page, or on Twitter!
David Yates has signed on to direct Who Is Jake Ellis? for Fox, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio recently picked up the rights to the comic series by Nathan Edmonson and Tonci Zonjic, described as a mix between The Bourne Trilogy and Fight Club, and is now out to screenwriters. This isn’t Yates’s only project in the works, however. He is currently casting a Warner Bros. live-action version of Tarzan.
On October 3rd, a new app to celebrate National Poetry Day was launched called The Love Book. The app will donate ten percent of proceeds to Save the Children and features celebrities reading poems and love letters for the app user, including work from authors such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, and JK Rowling. As reported earlier, Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix LeStrange) has already signed on to design shoes for the charity and adds this new role to her resume.
Her on-screen sister, Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy), also joins the charitable app and expresses the importance of the charity. “It’s important to support Save the Children and their work in this country and all over the world. They’re helping children through education, vaccination and through the help they’re sending out to Syria; all this groundwork is vital to protect the rights of children.” You can purchase The Love Book through the App Store.
Alfonso Cuaron is currently enjoying the Oscar-buzz and record-shattering opening for his film Gravity with producer David Heyman, but he has other reasons to celebrate. The Believe trailer, which aired during Comic-Con this year, introduces viewers to a little girl who has special abilities and the as-yet-unnamed villain(s) who will stop at nothing to exploit them. The thirteen-part series was created by Cuaron, who also directed the first episode and is an executive producer along with JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek), and will air in the UK on Watch some time in 2014. Watch the intense trailer here.
As fans, we love to be in the know on what the former cast of the Harry Potter series is up to. Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) appears to be one of the busiest actors of the bunch, as reported back in July. After earning her degree in animation and illustration from Kingston, she began to hone her craft by taking on roles both on stage and in television, all while creating and starring in her own stand-up show, Bookworm. Next on her list is a television comedy series called Give Out Girls alongside Diana Vickers, which will air on Sky Living in the UK. To learn more about the series, which follows four girls whose job it is to hand out promotional fliers while dressed as light bulbs and other embarrassing costumes, check out the British Comedy Guide page here.
He may have portrayed one of the most hated wizards in the series, but Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) is taking on a new role as captain and mentor to Brad Pitt in the gritty war drama Fury per The Hollywood Reporter. The film is currently shooting in London. Isaacs is also slated to film a segment for Rio, I Love You and has wrapped Things People Do, which we reported on earlier this year.
It seems like the entire Malfoy family are up to their silky, blond locks in new projects! Along with his on-screen parents, Tom Felton is a busy guy. His new DirecTV series Full Circle premieres this Wednesday, he just wrapped an appearance at Dallas Comic-Con, and his two indie films Therese and Belle have been picked up for distribution. What more could Tom be doing? A photo shoot for Bello Mag, that’s what! The lifestyle magazine published its first photo from the shoot in September and announced the release of the Tom Felton Obsession issue on October 5th via Twitter.
Bello Mag also shot and posted a video of Tom from the photo shoot – check out the fashion and smoke-filled video here!
While his latest movie, The Fifth Estate, is currently screening nationwide, David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) takes on his next role in the Stephen Hawking biopicTheory of Everything. The screenplay was inspired by Jane Hawking’s memoir and centers on their relationship. In addition to this film, Thewlis is currently providing his voice for the animated film Anomalisa and the Korean war drama Queen and Country, according to IMDB. Not much is known about his role in these films, but we promise to stay on top of this, and other casting news, to bring you the latest!
The international trailer for the new Jason Isaacs film Sweetwater has just been released online. The movie, similar to other Westerns, follows Sarah Ramirez (January Jones) as she "starts killing a bunch of people that did her wrong. The Sundance movie also features Jason Isaacs as a murderous preacher and Ed Harris as a tap-dancing sheriff." The movie currently does not have a US release date.
The trailer was first posted by Film School Rejects right here.
It looks like Isaacs is back into form playing another villain. What do you think of the trailer? Tell us in the comments below.
On July 6 Jason Isaacs, who portrays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, will appear on stage with Mark Kermode and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra at Barbican Hall in London. The concert will feature a number of movie themes, including those from The Exorcist, Mary Poppins, and Planet of the Apes, among others. Mark will then interview Jason about his film career.
It sounds like an exciting night for fans of both film and Harry Potter! You can buy tickets here. Thanks to @tommyrpearson for the tip!
One of our favorite Potter bad guys, Jason Isaacs, will play the role of a detective in the Saar Klein directed film, Things People Do. The films follows a man who lost his job and joins the crime scene.
Filming begins April 3rd in New Mexico. Isaacs will be working alongside Wes Bentley, Vinessa Shaw, and Haley Bennett. Things People Do will be Klein's debut film as a director. He has been nominated for two Oscars for his editing, so he should do a great job with this as well.
Little is known about the project so far, but we'll be sure to let you know as soon as more information is released. Are you excited that Isaacs has signed on for the movie? Do you think this film has potential? Discuss it below!
Jason Isaacs, who portrayed Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, has shed his Death Eater robes for his new role on CBS’s The Surgeon General. Entertainment Weekly reports that Isaacs will play the title role as “the mostpowerful doctor in the world“ in this new medical drama created by Samuel Baum, of Lie to Me.
The Surgeon General will focus on Isaacs’ character as he “fights politicians and big businesses to protect the health of everyday Americans.”
There have been many medical dramas on television lately, with the outcomes varying between each show. What do you think of this show’s potential? Are you excited to see Jason Isaacs in this role?