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!
We've posted before about Gary Oldman starring in the remake of RoboCop, but as the February 12 release date approaches, trailers for the film are beginning to be released. We've got the latest one for you to view above.
In the film, Oldman, who portrayed Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the scientist who creates RoboCop. Do you think this reboot of the classic sci-fi film will be a hit? Let us know in the comments!
Paranoia, a film starring Harry Potter actor Gary Oldman, as well as Harrison Ford and Liam Hemsworth, comes to DVD and Blu-ray on November 19. The film is based on a thriller by Joseph Finder, and Screen Invasion is giving you the chance to win a copy of the DVD.
Here's some more information about the film:
Fired from his telecom job, Adam Cassidy (Hemsworth) is forced by company CEO Nicolas Wyatt (Oldman) to infiltrate Wyatt’s longtime rival’s (Ford) company to steal trade secrets. Soon, Adam realizes that he’s caught between two ruthless players who will stop at nothing to win. But, desperate to win over an Ivy League beauty (Amber Heard) and help his blue-collar father, Adam risks everything in a dangerous race against time in this electrifying film directed by Robert Luketic.
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Are you entering the competition? Or will you be rushing out to get the film anyway? Let us know in the comments below.
Us Potter fans know Gary Oldman best as marauder Sirius Black. If you asked any number of other people what they know him from, you'll get countless different answers. He is definitely an actor who has contributed to Hollywood and entertainment in many ways. Hey U Guys have come up with a list of Gary Oldman's top six performances in film.
Ranking at number five on the list is his performance as Sirius in the Harry Potter franchise. Here's why they think he worked the Potter movies so well:
Sirius is one of the more interesting characters in the Potterverse, and so it only makes sense to hire an actor just as complex. Oldman employed his trademark intensity to the character, and it worked marvelously. He becomes a rather endearing character and a very central figure in the story of the famous boy wizard.
Sirius has always been a popular character among Potter fans, and Gary Oldman certainly does him justice! But that's not all! Check out the full list of his top six right here.
Do you agree with the list? Are the Potter films some of his best work in your opinion? Let us know in the comments below!
Everyone knows the stars and production staff from the Harry Potter films are some of the best the industry, and it seems that many of them have been up to a lot lately!
Gary Oldman, who portrayed Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, is preparing to direct a film he wrote called Flying Horse, which is a biopic about Eadweard Muybridge, a man who played a key role in the development of motion pictures. What's more, Oldman is eyeing Potter co-star Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) to play the title character! Oldman would also have a role in the film, as Muybridge's attorney. Read more about the film here.
Meanwhile another Marauder, David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), has joined the cast of Eliza Graves, a film that will be directed by Brad Anderson. The film is based on "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" by Edgar Allen Poe. It tells the story of a young doctor working at a mental institution where he falls in love with one of his patients. Kate Beckinsale, Jim Sturgess, Michael Caine, and Ben Kingsley are also cast in the film. Read the original article here.
Finally, Potter director David Yates has replaced Ang Lee as director for the pilot of the new series Tyrant, which is a political drama about an American family in an unstable Middle Eastern country. Tyrant is the creation of Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, who also created the hit television sereis Homeland. The project has been earmarked for FX. Read the original article here.
Gary Oldman, who portrays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, is slated to appear in the music video for David Bowie's song "The Next Day." Oldman was reportedly seen filming the music video in New York earlier this month wearing long religious-type robes. "The Next Day" is the third single off of David Bowie's new comeback album of the same name. This is the second time that Bowie and Oldman have collaborated, having worked together on the 1995 track "You've Been Around."
You can read more about Oldman and Bowie's new project here and here. Are you excited to see the outcome of their work together? Let us know in the comments below!