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Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton Nominated for Evening Standard Theatre Awards


Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) and Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) have both received nominations for the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which are set to take place at London's Old Vic on November 22. Read More »

Imelda Staunton Wins UK Theatre Award


Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) has won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical for her role as Momma Rose in the Chichester Festival Theatre's production of "Gypsy". The production also took home the award for Best Musical Production at Sunday's ceremony in London. Read More »

Eddie Redmayne, “Potter” Alumni Make List of Most Influential People


Upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" star Eddie Redmayne and a host of former "Potter" alumni are featured on the London Evening Standard's list of the Most Influential People in London. Redmayne made the top 25 in a 1,000-strong list, which also consists of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" producer Sonia Friedman, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge). Read More »

Imelda Staunton talks of her stage experience in “Gypsy”

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Dolores Umbridge actress Imelda Staunton is no stranger to the stage, having previously starred in such productions as "Into the Woods" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." At the moment, she of course is starring as main character Rose in popular musical "Gypsy", which had a limited run at the Chichester Festival Theatre late last year and is now currently residing in the West End, London. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton fight to keep BBC3 on the air

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX,from left: Daniel Radcliffe, Imelda Staunton, Emma Watson, 2007. Ph: Murray Close/©Warner Bros./Courtesy Everett Collection

While Harry Potter and Dolores Umbridge may not be able to see eye to eye on anything, Daniel Radcliffe and Imelda Staunton are certainly in agreement about keeping BBC3 on the air! Read More »

Imelda Staunton is now the patron of Swan Theatre


Imelda Staunton is now the patron of Swan Theatre, the theater where she first acted. Read More »

Role Call: Spinoffs and Spies

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There's a lot to cover in this week's Role Call - from the "Walking Dead" spinoff to a spy thriller, to a return to children's television, our favorite cast members are bringing us all sorts of interesting new entertainment this year! 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 »

Competitions: Win copies of “Pride” and “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman”

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Calling all UK residents: Fancy getting your hands on some rather wonderful goodies? Then you may just be in luck because Entertainment-Focus is running not one but TWO great competitions! 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 Heyman on “Paddington” as a “love letter to London”


In a new interview with the "Radio Times", producer David Heyman has spoken about how his latest film "Paddington" is a "love letter to London." The film, which starred several "Potter" alumni, including Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), was mainly set in London. Read More »

Imelda Staunton and Helen McCrory win theater awards

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Many "Potter" alumni have taken to the stage over the last few years with great success, so it's no surprise that many of them have won awards for their roles. Today, the UK Critics' Circle Award winners were announced in a small ceremony in London. Read More »

Imelda Staunton picks favorite Sondheim song


You might know that Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) is currently starring in "Gypsy", a Stephen Sondheim musical that is due to return to London's West End this March. In a new interview, Imelda picked her favorite Sondheim song and explained her reasons why. 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 »

David Heyman talks “Paddington” and “Fantastic Beasts”


Producer David Heyman discusses his work on "Paddington" and "Fantastic Beasts". 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 »

Imelda Staunton to reprise role on West End

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Imelda Staunton is delighted to be reprising one of her acclaimed roles on the West End. See what she had to say about getting ready for a "daunting" role at the Savoy Theatre! Read More »

Imelda Staunton discusses her new role in “That Day We Sang”

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Imelda Staunton discusses her new role as Enid in the film adaptation of the musical "That Day We Sang". Read More »