Jim Broadbent

Jim Broadbent Talks Role in “London Spy”

Jim Broadbent in "London Spy"

Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) is making a return to the small screen in the new BBC five-part drama series "London Spy", which premiered last night on BBC2. In a new interview for "What's on TV", Broadbent explains why he can afford to now only choose roles that really appeal to him as actor. Read More »

Movie Review: “The Lady in the Van”, Starring Dame Maggie Smith

"The Lady In the Van Poster"

Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) stars in "The Lady in the Van". The film, which is based on the stage play of the same name by Alan Bennett, tells the "mostly true" story of an elderly lady named Margaret Shepherd (Smith) who lived in a van on the driveway of Bennett's house for 15 years. Read our review here! Read More »

Role Call: Dracula in Love

Jason Isaacs Hook

In this week's Casting News, we explore science fiction thrillers, ninja turtles in space, Dracula in love, and Voldemort as a butler. All that and more, in MuggleNet's Role Call! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith to appear on “The Graham Norton Show”

Dame Maggie Smith

The illustrious Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) will make her first British chat show appearance in over 42 years later this month, when she appears on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show". Read More »

Jim Broadbent Takes the Stage Again at Lincolnshire


Jim Broadbent is set to perform at an already-sold-out event at Lincoln Cathedral in his hometown. Get all the details of the return to his roots here! Read More »

“Potter” Alumni Star at the BFI London Film Festival This October!


Last month, we saw how "Potter" alumni took over the Toronto Film Festival, and now it’s the turn of London! The BFI London Film Festival takes place this October, and many familiar faces will be featured in the films being shown over the course of the festival. Read More »

Movie Review: “Brooklyn”, Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters


The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing. Check out our review of "Brooklyn", which stars "Potter" alumni Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters! Read More »

Role Call: The Journey Into Fall – Part 1

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There have been a ton of new roles and project updates over the last few weeks and we just don't have enough room to talk about them all! For the first time, we're going to split up our Role Call, a la "Deathly Hallows". Check out Part 1 of this week's Casting News as we follow our favorite "Harry Potter" cast members in their latest roles! Read More »

“Potter” Alumni Take Over the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

TIFF 2015

When you've got eight movies in a series, and three films set to be a part of an upcoming spin-off, that's a lot of actors and actresses to keep track of - but we wouldn't have it any other way! This year, the Toronto International Film Festival is featuring no fewer than 12 films that "Harry Potter" alumni and "Fantastic Beasts" cast members are a part of. Read More »

Role Call: Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

Hogwarts Summer

The return to Hogwarts is nearly here! Before you pack your trunk or start studying for Charms class, why not make the most of your time by checking out what the "Potter" cast and crew are up to? We've got zombies, a sea witch, and an Irish love triangle to keep you occupied, so keep reading! Read More »

Emma Watson’s Latest Film Will Premiere at TIFF 2015


This year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will feature several films starring "Potter" alumni, including Emma Watson, Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and David Thewlis. Click here to find out more. Read More »

Role Call: Trippin’ Over Trailers!

Eddie Redmayne Thomas and Friends

In this week's Casting News, we have ourselves an abundance of trailers! With such a large and talented cast, it isn't all that surprising that we get to see them in quite a few different projects each year. These stars of stage and screen continuously provide us with entertaining roles, so let's take a look at what's new this week! Read More »

Role Call: Will Minerva Sing for Downton?

Minerva McGonagall

In this week's Role Call, we get our first look at Nat Tena's "10,000 km", congratulate a cast member whose television series has just hit a milestone, and take a look at those "Downton Abbey" musical rumors! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

Jim Broadbent’s quirky creations on display in London

Jim Broadbent's Sculptures

While Horace Slughorn, the character he portrays in the "Potter" films, might collect people, Jim Broadbent creates people. Well, tiny wooden people, anyway. And this summer only, you can visit Broadbent's troop of peculiar carvings in London! 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 »

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


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 »

Role Call: Spinoffs and Spies

Frank Dillane

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 »

Role Call: March movie madness

Nick Moran as Scabior

This week, we find a handful of Hogwarts professors and wizarding baddies taking the limelight with appearances, screenings, and new trailers! Take a look at what the "Potter" cast has in store for us in our first March Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: The UK is calling, will you answer?


As fans and MuggleNet staff are dreaming about the fun they'll have at MuggleNet's Expo Patronum this April in London, this week's Casting News highlights events and films taking place in the UK! From Ireland to London, "Harry Potter" cast have the UK covered. Take a look at where your favorite cast members are currently appearing in the coming months! Read More »

Oscar winners announced, including “The Grand Budapest Hotel”


It's been a busy award season, with plenty of "Potter" alumni picking up awards at the BAFTAs, the SAG Awards, the Golden Globes, and more. Last night, the Oscars took place, and plenty of projects featuring familiar "Potter" names picked up awards. Read More »