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Timothy Spall wins for “Mr. Turner” at 2014 European Film Awards

Timothy Spall Mr. Turner

Last night, the 27th annual European Film Awards took place in Riga, Latvia, and a "Harry Potter" actor walked away with one of the biggest awards of the night. Read More »

Frank Dillane to star in “Walking Dead” spin-off show

Frank Dillane

As of Sunday in the US (and yesterday in the UK), "The Walking Dead" fans were left hanging at a crucial moment at the end of Season 5's mid-season finale and now have to wait until February to see what happens next. However, while fans mourn this break, exciting news has been released about the popular TV show's new spin-off series! Read More »

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 that celebrates the best of what theater had to offer in London's famous West End during 2014, 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”

Horns Daniel Radcliffe

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”

Brendan Gleeson Calvary

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

Warwick Davis - school center

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

stephen fry

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 »