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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 »

Emma Thompson and John Cleese appear on “The Graham Norton Show”

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Emma Thompson and John Cleese recently made appearances on "The Graham Norton Show". The actress discussed her famous photobombing skills while Cleese caused a stir after he insulted Taylor Swift's cat - find out more here. Read More »

Emma Thompson backs new TB specialist center

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Emma Thompson has backed the opening of a new specialist clinic in North London, designed to treat tuberculosis. Find out more here. Read More »

Emma Thompson on “The Tonight Show”, “The Graham Norton Show”

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After opening a new "Peter Rabbit" library last week, and launching her new "Peter Rabbit" book in Barnes & Noble, Emma Thompson has appeared on a number of chat shows this week. Promoting her new "Peter Rabbit" book, "The Spectacular Tale of Peter Rabbit", Emma first appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Read More »

Emma Thompson opens new “Peter Rabbit” library

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Last week, we posted that Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) would be reading from her new children's story in New York on October 2. Ahead of this appearance, however, Emma was in Manchester, UK yesterday (September 29) to open a brand new "Peter Rabbit" children's section at Gorton Library. Read More »

Emma Thompson to make an appearance at Barnes & Noble in New York!

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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: Emma Thompson performs songs from “Sweeney Todd”

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Emma Thompson returned this year to the stage in the musical "Sweeney Todd". The musical had a limited run in New York earlier this year but will return to the stage in London next year. You can find out more about Emma's return to the stage here. We posted earlier this year about a special PBS broadcast of the musical - well, the day of the broadcast is finally here! Read More »

Role Call: Masters of disguise

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This week, the Dowager Countess is swept off of her feet by a movie star, Bond may face his youngest villain ever, and Dublin's Olympia Theatre hosts a family reunion - all that and more in MuggleNet's weekly Casting News! Read More »

Bill Nighy on why Rufus Scrimgeour was Welsh – and why he was glad to be in “Potter”

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In another interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) spoke about the different roles he has played in his career, including his role as Rufus Scrimgeour in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1". Read More »

Emma Thompson discusses her personal writing process

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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 »

Alan Rickman directorial debut to show at Kirkcaldy Film Festival

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The Kirkcaldy Film Festival begins today and will showcase Alan Rickman's directorial debut "The Winter Guest." Read More »

Emma Thompson talks return to “Sweeney Todd”

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What did actress Emma Thompson describe as being so "magical" about "Sweeney Todd"? Read more here about her return to the stage! 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 »