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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

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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 »

Phelps twins to take part in charity cricket match

James & Oliver Phelps - cricket

Oliver and James Phelps are well known for their work with various charities, and once again they have jumped at the chance to help out another. They will be joining several other celebrities in a special cricket match taking place in Canterbury. Read More »

Vote for Rupert Grint in Broadway Buzz weekend poll

It's Only a Play

Excited to see Rupert Grint during his Broadway debut stint in "It's Only a Play"? Then have your say now! The Twitter page for the Broadway play tweeted earlier today how you can vote for Rupert in Broadway.com's recent poll. Read More »

More new photos from the set of “The Casual Vacancy”

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Back in August, we posted some on-set pictures of the mini-series adaptation of J.K. Rowling's novel "The Casual Vacancy." Now - courtesy of the "Daily Mail" - there are more new pictures from set. Read More »

Bloomsbury to hold “Harry Potter” book cover photo op

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Have you ever wanted the chance to be featured on a "Harry Potter" book cover? Well, now is the time! Bloomsbury has teamed up with the Platform Nine and Three Quarters shop in London to hold an event THIS Saturday (August 30) at King's Cross station for people to have their picture taken in front of a giant version of the latest "Philosopher's Stone" cover. Read More »

Rupert Grint’s “Cherrybomb” finally gets US release

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It's been quite some time since Rupert's film "Cherrybomb" has been released in other countries. In fact, it was back in 2010 when it got its UK release, but there has never been any word on it coming out in America... until now, that is. Read More »

David Bradley talks of his character in “The Strain”

The Strain

Back in June, we reported about David Bradley (Argus Filch) talking about his new vampire series "The Strain", prior to its premiere on July 13 on FX. Now, in a new interview with Hero Complex, Bradley talks a little more about his character, Abraham Setrakian. Read More »

Win a copy of “Calvary” on Blu-ray

Brendan Gleeson Calvary

Do you live in the UK and want a copy of "Calvary", the drama starring both Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) and Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley)? Then you're in luck because Big Gay Picture Show is running a competition, and a copy of the Blu-ray is up for grabs! Read More »