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Role Call: Rags to Reunions

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We have a lot to cover in this week's Casting News, including a first look at what a good Lucius Malfoy might have looked like, the secrets the Dowager Countess may be hiding, the "Harry Potter" reunion you weren't expecting, Stan Shunpike gets animated, and more details (finally!) on the new "Cinderella"! Read More »

Role Call: The baddies are back!

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This week in Casting News, nearly every notorious villain in the "Potter" universe will be appearing in new projects - mobsters, a Sith, and even a king! Take a look at what's next for the cast of "Harry Potter", if you dare... 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 »

Bill Nighy on the refreshing attitude in “Pride”

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Bill Nighy's (Rufus Scrimgeour) latest film "Pride", in which he co-stars with former "Potter" stars Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) and Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), was released in British theaters a couple of weeks ago. The film was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Bill spoke to the "LA Times". In this interview, Bill talks about getting the film made, the way that attitudes have changed over the last 30 years, and his career so far. Read More »

Role Call: What is the Countess hiding?

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This week, we get our first look at the new season of "Downton Abbey" including spoilers regarding the dowager Countess, find a professor taking on a role in the CIA, see why New York is so popular, and follow Peter Pettigrew into a haunted house. All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

MuggleNet Interview with Jessie Cave: Pride, Hufflepuff, and Dominic West

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"I think with acting you just to have accept that whichever job you get, you were meant to get it because that's the only way you can find reason in this weird auditioning world." Jessie Cave talks to MuggleNet about her latest film, Pride, her fear of horses and the reasons she writes. Read More »

“Pride”, featuring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Jessie Cave, trailer released

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Excited to see the new movie "Pride" with three HP stars? We've got the newest trailer here! Read More »

Role Call: Rumors, Release Dates, and Appearances Are Afoot!

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In the latest edition of MuggleNet Role Call, we find out which Harry Potter alum will be invading our televisions this fall, which long-awaited projects are slated for theatrical release, and which project has been placed on hold for the time being. Let's dive into the latest casting news like Harry in the Black Lake during his second Triwizard task, shall we? Read More »

Role Call: Voldemort’s MI-5 Career is on Hold as Mad-Eye Joins Priesthood?

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Now that our O.W.L.s are taken and we have a moment to breathe a sigh of relief, let's take a look at what's happening this week for our favorite cast members! We have a few trailers, on-set film stills, a secret film project, and some rumored roles to discuss. Check it out! Read More »

Role Call: Rumors, Recordings, and Appearances

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In this week's Casting News, we've uncovered a rumor, a first look, some film stills and trailers for upcoming films, and a lyric video for a spoken word album to calm your Diagon Alley Preview week-induced over-excited nerves. Take a look at what's happening for "Potter" alum in this week's Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: Double, Double Toil and Trouble

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This week, we find out which "Potter" alum will be cooking for television, who is joining the sequel to Disney's "Alice in Wonderland", and which Order of the Phoenix member will be breaking the law in an upcoming film. All that and more in this week's Role Call! Read More »

Imelda Staunton joins Animal Defenders International’s Stop Circus Suffering campaign

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Dolores Umbridge may have drafted anti-werewolf legislation, but Imelda Staunton is working with Sir Roger Moore and 75 other celebrities and politicians in support of Animal Defenders International’s Stop Circus Suffering legislation campaign. Find out all the info right here! Read More »

Interview with Imelda Staunton about her role in “Maleficent”

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Imelda Staunton - who portrayed Dolores Umbridge in the "Harry Potter" films - was recently interviewed about her role in the upcoming Disney film "Maleficent". Find out what she said right here --> Read More »

Role Call: There’s a new ghost in town – who you gonna call?

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In this week's Role Call, Dobby and Umbridge get animated, Professor McGonagall is homeless, and Bill Weasley dances with someone other then Fleur! Check out what your favorite HP alum are up to in the latest edition of Casting News! Read More »

Stars come out for pre-Cannes Film Festival lunch

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Some of our favorite HP alumni are celebrating their upcoming trip to the Cannes Film Festival to represent British film - can you guess who they are? Take a look here! Read More »

Win tickets to see Imelda Staunton in “Good People”

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How do you like the sound of watching Imelda Staunton live on stage in the West End? "Harlow Star" is running a competition where you could win one of five pairs of tickets to watch the Olivier-award winning actress, who played Professor Umbridge in the "Potter" films, in the smash-hit Broadway sensation "Good People". Read More »

Role Call: Snape loses his black robes, Umbridge to record spoken-word album

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This week's Role Call finds us awkwardly staring at a naked Professor Snape, discussing more "Star Wars VII" casting rumors, Imelda Staunton's link to Mr. Carson on "Downton Abbey", and much more! Read More »

Imelda Staunton discusses her career, new role in “Good People”

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Imelda Staunton, who played Dolores Umbridge in the "Potter" film series, can currently be seen treading the boards in the West End, in the critically acclaimed play "Good People". In a new interview, Staunton discusses her life, illustrious career, and role of Margi in "Good People". Read More »

“Pride”, starring Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, and Jessie Cave, to premiere at Cannes 2014

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"Pride", the new film by director Matthew Warchus, is set to premiere at this year's Cannes Film Festival. The film, which is based on the true story of gay and lesbian UK activists who raised funds to support striking members of the National Union of Mineworkers, stars three former "Potter" alumni! Read More »

Role Call: Festival appearances announced, new set photos released for upcoming projects

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With new projects and appearances slated for this spring, we're bringing you all the latest news on when and where you can catch a glimpse or two of your favorite cast members in this week's edition of Role Call! Take a peek at upcoming roles and events featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Fiona Shaw, and more... Read More »