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“Potter” Alumni Star at the BFI London Film Festival This October!


Last month, we saw how "Potter" alumni took over the Toronto Film Festival, and now it’s the turn of London! The BFI London Film Festival takes place this October, and many familiar faces will be featured in the films being shown over the course of the festival. Read More »

“Downton Abbey” Meets… “Star Wars”?


"Downton Abbey", the British period TV drama staring Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, isn't something you might associate with science fiction film series "Star Wars". But stranger things have happened - and of course, for charity, anything can happen. Read More »

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 »

“Potter” Alumni Take Over the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

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When you've got eight movies in a series, and three films set to be a part of an upcoming spin-off, that's a lot of actors and actresses to keep track of - but we wouldn't have it any other way! This year, the Toronto International Film Festival is featuring no fewer than 12 films that "Harry Potter" alumni and "Fantastic Beasts" cast members are a part of. Read More »

Role Call: Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

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The return to Hogwarts is nearly here! Before you pack your trunk or start studying for Charms class, why not make the most of your time by checking out what the "Potter" cast and crew are up to? We've got zombies, a sea witch, and an Irish love triangle to keep you occupied, so keep reading! Read More »

Emma Watson’s Latest Film Will Premiere at TIFF 2015


This year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will feature several films starring "Potter" alumni, including Emma Watson, Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and David Thewlis. Click here to find out more. Read More »

“Potter” Actors Announced for Emmy Nominations


The nominations for the 67th Emmy Awards were announced this morning with many shows featuring some of our own "Harry Potter" alumni. Read More »

Role Call: Will Minerva Sing for Downton?

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In this week's Role Call, we get our first look at Nat Tena's "10,000 km", congratulate a cast member whose television series has just hit a milestone, and take a look at those "Downton Abbey" musical rumors! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: It’s our party and we’ll sing if we want to!

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Do you have a headache from taking your O.W.L.'s? Why not grab some pumpkin juice and take a break with us as we discover the next roles and projects the "Harry Potter" cast will be involved with? In this edition, Nymphadora sings, Lucius is up to his old tricks, and Tom Riddle actually runs from inferi rather than controlling them! All that and more in this week's Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: Aliens, tyrants, and singing squires at the ready!

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We're all over the entertainment map in today's Role Call - we've got aliens, British aristocrats, zombie apocalypse survivors, saucy ladies, and singing squires to tell you about! Take a peek at the latest characters and projects our Harry Potter alumnus will be tackling soon! Read More »

Role Call: “High Society” and the Dowager Countess reign!

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This week, our worst fears regarding the end of "Downton Abbey" might be soothed by some news from the series creator, we get our first look at the "Pixels" trailer, and see what projects our favorite cast and crew members have signed up for! Take a look! Read More »

Imelda Staunton nominated for an Olivier Award


Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People". The David Hare play "Skylight", which stars Bill Nighy and is set to open on Broadway later this week, also picked up a nomination for Best Revival. Find out more here. Read More »

Role Call: March movie madness

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This week, we find a handful of Hogwarts professors and wizarding baddies taking the limelight with appearances, screenings, and new trailers! Take a look at what the "Potter" cast has in store for us in our first March Role Call! Read More »

UPDATED: Maggie Smith says “Downton Abbey” likely to end after next season


With filming underway on the sixth season of "Downton Abbey", Dame Maggie Smith says that this season will probably be the last, especially due to her character's advanced age. 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 »

Social Roundup: Ideas Take Center Stage

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The latest edition of our social roundup offers some hilarious and creative ideas that some of the cast may or may not want to pursue. Plus, we get a glimpse of some noteworthy close-ups. Read More »

Role Call: Singing Snape and TWO new guests for Expo Patronum announced!


It's an exciting week for "Harry Potter" fans - we've got tons of new roles to announce including TWO new Special Guests for MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, a music video starring Snape (who knew he could carry a tune?), another villainous role for a previous Doctor, new clips and trailers, and a look at new art from Diagon Alley artist Michael Curry and his design team. All that and more in this week's Role Call! Read More »

SAG Award winners announced, including “Downton Abbey” and “How to Get Away with Murder”


The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place this weekend in Los Angeles. A notable number of "Potter" alumni were involved in projects that were nominated, and there were several "Potter" winners on the list. 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: 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 »