Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson Speaks About Ageism in the Film Industry and the Value of Independent Thinking

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Emma Thompson has given a new interview in which she discusses her upcoming role in "The Legend of Barney Thomson", in which she plays a 77-year-old hooker, as well as shares some reflections about the current state of the film industry. Read More »

“Potter” Actors Announced for Emmy Nominations

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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: 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: Suited for love

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In this edition of Role Call, we get our first look at a suited Cormac McLaggen, Ralph Fiennes in "SPECTRE", and find out what some of the former "Harry Potter" cast are up to. All that and more in our weekly Casting News series! 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: Trailers, tales, and theaters!

It's taken us a bit of time to recover from the fun of our Expo Patronum event in London, but we're back! This week, we learn about a slew of new stage roles, get our hands on a few trailers, and continue our efforts to find out exactly which character Domhnall Gleeson will be portraying in the new "Star Wars"! Read on for all the scoop on the latest roles for our favorite cast members! Read More »

UPDATED: What do we know about “Beauty and the Beast”, starring Emma Watson, so far?

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It seems like everyone is excited about the upcoming live-action version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast", and it's not hard to see why! With Emma Watson set to star as Belle, and Emma Thompson cast as Mrs. Potts, we look at all the information we know about the film so far. 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 »

Alan Rickman to take part in BAFTA “A Life in Pictures” interview

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Next month, Alan Rickman (Professor Snape) will take part in BAFTA's series of "A Life in Pictures". The event will take place on April 15 in London. Read More »

Emma Thompson joins the cast of “Beauty and the Beast”

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Emma Thompson has joined the cast of Disney's live-action version of "Beauty and the Beast". The actress will reunite with her former "Potter" co-star Emma Watson for the project. Find out whom she will be playing here. Read More »

Role Call: Prison cells and tea parties!

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In this week's Role Call, Pettigrew is behind bars (finally!), Jason Isaacs dreams of more "Harry Potter", Daniel Radcliffe is set to shoot in Japan, and Professor Trelawney adds to her tea pot collection! Take a look at this week's casting news and find out all the latest on MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum! Read More »

Emma Thompson announced as London’s TB ambassador

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has appointed a TB ambassador to raise awareness of the disease, and it's none other than former "Potter" actress Emma Thompson! 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 »

Video: Emma Thompson’s Screenwriters Lecture now online!

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Back in September, we posted about the BAFTA lecture that Emma Thompson gave about her writing process. Now BAFTA has posted the full lecture online! Read More »

“Potter” alumni win big at the British Independent Film Awards

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The British Independent Film Awards were held in London tonight, and a number of former "Potter" alumni emerged victorious! Find out all the winners here. Read More »

Grammy nominees include “Potter” alumni

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The 2015 Grammy nominees were announced today and included prominent "Potter" alumni. Find out who! 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 »

Emma Thompson to receive Richard Harris Award

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Emma Thompson has been chosen to receive the Richard Harris Award, following in the footsteps of many "Potter" alumni. Read More »

Role Call: The Woman in Black….is back!

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We finally get our greedy eyes on some set photos from "Dad's Army", get a peek at Domhnall in "Unbroken", and just in time for Halloween, we also get to throw our hands up in front of our faces as we try to hide from "The Woman in Black" sequel! All that and more in this week's Casting News! 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 »