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Competitions: Win copies of “Pride” & “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!

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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”

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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

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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

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A new "Harry Potter" collection has been released on the website, Oscars.org, 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”

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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 »

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 »

“Potter” actors announced for Golden Globe nominations

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"Harry Potter" actors took the Golden Globe nominations by storm. Who was recognized, and who was snubbed? 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 »

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 »

Imelda Staunton wishes for more rehearsal time for TV dramas.

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In a recent interview, Imelda Staunton has revealed that these days, not enough time is dedicated for rehearsals when filming television dramas. Read More »

Imelda Staunton voices opinion on representation of women in British media

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Actress Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) spoke on the subject of women's rights at a recent Telegraph Wonder Women event. Find out what she had to say here! Read More »

Rumor: “Gypsy”, starring Imelda Staunton, to transfer to West End

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Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) is currently appearing in a sold out revival of the musical "Gypsy", in the Chichester Festival Theater, UK. The run is due to end on November 8, but a rumor has now emerged that the production is currently in negotiation for a move to London's West End. Read More »

Nominees for British Independent Film Awards announced

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The list of nominees for the 17th annual Moët British Independent Film Awards is out, and there are plenty of "Potter" connections! Check it out! Read More »