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Imelda Staunton wishes for more rehearsal time for TV dramas.

Imelda & Michael

In a recent interview, Imelda Staunton has revealed that these days, not enough time is dedicated for rehearsals when filming television dramas. Read More »

Helen McCrory and “Coriolanus” nab acting nominations for Evening Standard Theatre Awards

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This year marks the 60th year of the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, a ceremony which celebrates the best of what theater had to offer in London's famous West End during 2014 and in this year's shortlists, a "Potter" actress has gained a pretty big nomination! Read More »

Video: Helen McCrory talks “Peaky Blinders” with Cillian Murphy

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During the end of September/beginning of October, videos surfaced on Youtube from the press junket of Peaky Blinders Season Two, which stars Harry Potter actress, Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy). Read More »

Tom Felton’s “Against the Sun” gets release date and teaser poster

Against the Sun

Last month we told you that Tom Felton's film "Against the Sun" was picked up for international distribution rights by Goldcrest Films and that it was scheduled for a US release at some point in January of next year. We can now inform you that this was indeed correct - read when right here! Read More »

Painting by John Hurt to be auctioned for charity

John Hurt - Stars on Canvas

Another "Harry Potter" star does their bit for charity as John Hurt takes part in Stars on Canvas, a biannual charity auction of paintings created by famous names. Read More »

Emma Thompson to appear on “LIVE with Kelly and Michael”

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After the news that Daniel Radcliffe is due to appear on Ellen's Halloween special next week, we now have another "Potter" actor-related TV appearance for you to set your reminders for - Emma Thompson is scheduled as a guest on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael". Read More »

Updated: Daniel Radcliffe to appear on “Ellen” Halloween special and “The Tonight Show”

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The year's scariest day is coming up with a gallop! That's right, Halloween is just around the corner - only being a week away - and to celebrate, there's going to be a special treat on TV - Daniel Radcliffe is due to appear on the Halloween episode of "Ellen"! Read More »

Georgina Leonidas talks of starring in Poirot play

Black Coffee

Recently, Georgina Leonidas (Katie Bell) has taken to theater stages around the UK as she stars in Agatha Christie's "Black Coffee", the only play featururing the famous fictional detective Hercule Poirot. Read More »

Warwick Davis becomes patron of theater company

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It has recently been announced that Warwick Davis has become an honorary patron of the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company (LHMTC ) in King's Lynn. He first became acquainted with the company back in 2009 during a stint at the Princess Theatre in Hunstanton while starring in "Robin Hood". Read More »

Brendan Gleeson discusses character depth in “Calvary”

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In a recent interview, Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) had a chance to talk about one of his more recent films, "Calvary," where he plays the character of Father James. During the interview, Gleeson got to talk about said character in great depth and how he approached it. Read More »

“Harry Potter” lands position on both best AND worst book-to-film adaptations lists

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It's not unusual for "Harry Potter" to land itself on book, movie, and fandom lists, given the fact of how hugely popular it has been since Book 1 was first released. It has now made two more! Read More »

Edinboro University to hold its fourth annual Potterfest

Potterfest

Magical festivities aplenty are planned for next week (October 13-18) when Edinboro University in Pennsylvania will hold its annual Potterfest to celebrate all things "Potter-related." The six-day event will prove to be a jam-packed one when tons of activities for all ages are scheduled to take place, providing a wizard-hopping time for one and all. Read More »

Animated version of Helena Bonham Carter to promote Children in Need

Captain Costume

This year, promotional advertisements are set to air in the form of animated super hero characters to help encourage people to "sign up, pledge their allegiance and Be A Hero" for BBC's Children in Need. Well-known British faces who will magically be transformed include Helena Bonham Carter! Read More »

Warwick Davis opens new children’s learning center

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On Monday, a brand new learning center was opened at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy in Lincolnshire, and to open it in style, the pupils received a visit from a very special guest. Read More »

Video: Rupert Grint talks “It’s Only a Play” on “Access Hollywood”

It's Only a Play

Rupert Grint has been very busy as of late, what with his debut on Broadway and all, and recently, "Access Hollywood" caught up with him for a quick chat to discuss what it's been like working on "It's Only a Play". Read More »

Stephen Fry donates signed items to online charity auction

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Narrator of the British versions of the "Harry Potter" audiobooks Stephen Fry has kindly donated some very exciting signed items to charity auction website Sellebrity! Read More »

Emma Thompson to make an appearance at Barnes & Noble in New York!

Peter Rabbit

To promote her newest book, "The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit", writer and actress Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), will be making a very special appearance at Barnes & Noble in New York City... THIS THURSDAY (October 2)! Read More »

Video: David Tennant talks his character in “Postman Pat: The Movie”

Postman Pat

"Postman Pat: The Movie" hit the big screen earlier this year and of course included the voices of various "Harry Potter" alumni: Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent, and David Tennant. Now, with the release of the DVD and Blu-ray nearly upon us, Tennant talks about his character Wilf in a short interview. Read More »

Emma Thompson discusses her personal writing process

The BAFTA and BFI Screenwriters Lecture Series 2014 in association with The JJ Charitable Trust. British writer and actress Emma Thompson gives the second lecture in the series at BAFTA's 195 Piccadilly headquarters on 20 September 2014. Chaired by Jeremy

Back in July, we mentioned to you that Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) would be appearing at a BAFTA-run event in London to discuss her career as a screenwriter. The Screenwriter's Lecture, which took place recently, saw crowds flock to view the actress talk (to a sold out venue) in great detail about her own personal process to gear herself up for writing. Read More »

First trailer for Emma Thompson’s “Effie Gray” released

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We reported to you earlier this year that Effie Gray, the period drama starring "Potter" alumni Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), was put on hold for release due to a few legal matters. Now, we can bring you the first trailer. Read More »