Role Call: The Journey Into Fall – Part 1

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There have been a ton of new roles and project updates over the last few weeks and we just don't have enough room to talk about them all! For the first time, we're going to split up our Role Call, a la "Deathly Hallows". Check out Part 1 of this week's Casting News as we follow our favorite "Harry Potter" cast members in their latest roles! Read More »

ICYMI: The “T” in “Voldemort” Is Silent, Says JKR


In what was more of a reminder to fans than completely new information, "Harry Potter" series author J.K. Rowling took to Twitter last night to address a common pronunciation error when dealing with the characters. It would seem that Lord Voldemort, the series' primary villain, should be pronounced with a silent 'T.' The issue was raised most recently by College of Charleston English major Michael Lucero. Read More »

Role Call: The UK is calling, will you answer?


As fans and MuggleNet staff are dreaming about the fun they'll have at MuggleNet's Expo Patronum this April in London, this week's Casting News highlights events and films taking place in the UK! From Ireland to London, "Harry Potter" cast have the UK covered. Take a look at where your favorite cast members are currently appearing in the coming months! Read More »

Jim Dale is taking his show on the road – to London!

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Jim Dale, who lent his voice to the "Harry Potter" audiobooks for the US market, is taking his one-man show to London for a limited run! Find out more about "Just Jim Dale" here! Read More »

Congratulations to all of last night’s BAFTA Award winners!


The BAFTA Awards took place last night, showcasing the best of British and worldwide film over the past year. The night itself was hosted by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) for the tenth year in a row, and there were plenty of "Potter" alumni present who were both nominated for awards and involved in presenting awards. Read More »

David Tennant honored at the National Television Awards

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Congratulations to David Tennant on receiving the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards last night! Read on to see which other "Potter" alumni were there. Read More »

Role Call: Holy role-rs!

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In this week's role call, we get an all new look at "Effie Gray", see a beloved Hogwarts portrait-dweller return to her religious roots, and learn the next project that He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named will take on! Dive on in for MuggleNet's weekly Casting News! Read More »

Oscar Nominations, plus Oscar “Harry Potter” collection


A new "Harry Potter" collection has been released on the website,, highlighting some of the key moments from the history of the film series. Plus, the 2015 Oscar nominations have been announced. Read More »

Role Call: Escape from reality

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In this week's Role Call, we visit a singing Gryffindor squire, an alien, a former bully from Dudley's gane, and the Android Bill Weasley is falling for. Take a look at the current and upcoming projects the Harry Potter cast are tackling this week! Read More »

2015 BAFTA nominations announced!

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It's award season, and the latest batch of announcements come from BAFTA. The nominations were announced this morning (January 9) bright and early, on Facebook, by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) and Sam Claffin ("The Hunger Games"). Read More »

Role Call: It’s a new year!

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In our final Role Call of 2014, we look to the new year and some interesting projects on the calendar! From serious dramas to light-hearted musicals, the "Harry Potter" cast show no signs of taking it easy in 2015. Read More »

Role Call: A time for trailers

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This week in Role Call, we experience a number of trailers and clips from some of the most anticipated projects on the slate. From the upcoming series "Dig" to Alan Rickman's return to directing, we have a lot to show you. Dig on in! Read More »

“Harry Potter” alumni nominated for 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Awards season is here, and plenty of "Harry Potter" alumni have been nominated for the 2015 Critics' Choice Awards! Find out who the nominees are! Read More »

Role Call: Spectre of Christmas

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In this week's Role Call, we find a Kickstarter campaign from one of our MuggleNet Live! Expo Patronum special guests, catch Voldemort getting a college degree, the new Bond film finally gets a title, and we find Father Christmas with a gun?!? All that and more as we check out what our favorite cast members are up to this week! Read More »

Several “Potter” alumni nominated for SAG Awards!


The SAG nominees have been announced! The list features many "Potter" alumni in various projects. Read More »

Role Call: Magical time of year

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It's that wondrous time of year when we look forward to the holidays, feasts, and presents. In addition to the presents you can win during our annual (and awesome!) Advent Calendar Giveaway this year, we'd like to think that bringing you all the Role Call news every week is a gift, as well. This week, we bring you movies on Blu-ray, red carpet interviews (with animal guests, too!), George Clooney at Downton, a US series featuring a Slytherin baddie that has been added to a UK fall lineup, a "Harry Potter" ginger gracing the cover of a major film magazine, and a poster of a certain blonde Fairy Godmother. If we could wrap it up in a bow and hand it to you, we would! Take a look at this week's Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: It’s an army…of news!

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This week, an army practically takes over Role Call, the Dowager Countess dresses down, Santa is spotted, and Daniel Radcliffe's next magical role gets a title! All that and more in this edition of Casting News! Read More »

Stephen Fry to take part in new video series “Hay Levels”

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Stephen Fry is best known to UK "Potter" fans as the audiobook voice of the "Harry Potter" novels. But now, Fry, who is the host of UK panel show "QI", is one of many academics who has signed up to a new video series called "Hay Levels". Read More »

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist announced!


The National Book Awards shortlist has been announced! See which "Harry Potter" alumni's books made the short list! Read More »

Emma Watson’s “Paddington” statue has been unveiled!

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We announced a little while ago that a "Paddington" trail, with "Paddington" statues decorated by various well-known names, would be placed around London. The trail was unveiled today, and among the statues are the bears that "Potter" stars Emma Watson, Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), and Stephen Fry (UK audiobooks) have designed. Read More »