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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 »

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 »

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 »

John Cleese to appear at sold out Q&A session in Seattle

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John Cleese will be giving a Q&A session this weekend to an already sold-out audience. Find out what they'll be discussing here! Read More »

“Harry Potter” actors make list of most influential British comedians

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Who knew "Harry Potter" had such funny actors?! Three "Potter" actors have been named some of the most influential British comedians of all time. Click here to see where they rank! Read More »

Specsavers National Book Awards shortlist announced!

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The National Book Awards shortlist has been announced! See which "Harry Potter" alumni's books made the short list! Read More »

Role Call: London Calling

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Our Casting News this week takes us to London, where a number of projects are currently afoot. Get all the latest news on what our favorite actors are up, including this week's television appearances, by reading below! Read More »

John Cleese discusses his career origins, new autobiography with “Varsity”

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In a new interview with "Varsity", "Harry Potter" actor John Cleese - who portrayed Nearly Headless Nick - discusses the origins of his career in show business and his new novel, “So Anyway...” 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 »

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 »

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 »

Role Call: A countess, three contenders, and a chef walk into a pub…

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As fall approaches, our "Harry Potter" cast are returning to familiar and favorite roles as we take a look at the new season of "Downton Abbey", discuss possible Oscar noms, a return to Monty Python's roots, and a first look at "Medea"! Read More »

Role Call: Jabberwockys and tigers, oh my!

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This week, we take another look at "Cinderella", learn some exciting casting news for "The Jungle Book", take some silly walks, and find out which television series has been granted a second season! All this and more in this week's edition of Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: Fairy tale edition!

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After our adventures at LeakyCon in Florida this last week and meeting some of the "Harry Potter" cast, the staff at MuggleNet is even more excited about upcoming projects by our favorite actors and actresses! There's a lot to cover from the past few weeks, and we hope that you'll be just as anxious to hear all about the new roles our HP alumni have taken on. Take a look! Read More »

Win tickets to see “Monty Python Live (Mostly)”

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Enter this cool competition for a chance to win tickets to an encore presentation of Monty Python's farewell show "Monty Python Live (Mostly)". Find out all the details here. Read More »

Role Call: Veela Love Story, All Hail Queen Narcissa!

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In this week's Role Call, we find out how Narcissa Malfoy became queen, find Ollivander performing for charity, and how squib Filch wormed his way up to Professor status - All this and more in Casting News! Read More »

John Cleese, Monty Python co-stars auctioning off cameo role for charity

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John Cleese and his comedy troupe Monty Python are reuniting for a set of ten performances at the O2 Arena in London this July, and one lucky winner will get the chance to be on stage opening night! Find out how you can win here! Read More »

Role Call: Nearly Headless Nick vs. the CIA…in bathing suits?

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In this week's Role Call, we find out which Hogwarts teacher is taking a long hike through the Appalachian Trail, how sweet Rita Skeeter's Quick Quotes Quill can actually be, and which "HP" alum has accepted the role of a "Baywatch" villain. All this and more in the latest edition of Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: The Dowager Countess is back…with Gregorovitch?

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In this week's edition of Casting News, we find out who's joining the cast of two popular British television drama series, who's visiting a late night talk show, and more! Read More »

J.K. Rowling and “Potter” stars speak up in favor of British press regulation

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More than two hundred British celebrities, including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall), David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr), Alfonso Cuaron (director, Prisoner of Azkaban), and John Cleese (Nearly Headless Nick) have backed a declaration urging the British press to uphold a royal charter agreement, which was reached over a year ago. J.K. Rowling previously gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry and has spoken out at her disappointment at the response to the evidence. She has also previously added her name, alongside John Cleese, to Hacked Off campaigns. The charter itself was “based on the findings of the Leveson Inquiry in U.K. media ethics and standards that was launched amid the phone-hacking scandal.” With no new system being launched, the Hacked Off campaign has been running ads “to mark the one-year anniversary of the political agreement that calls for a so-called royal charter to underpin a system of self-regulation.” The ads, which appeared in a number of British newspapers, feature a declaration, which says, \”We believe that a free press is a cornerstone of democracy, […] It should be fearless in exposing corruption, holding the powerful to account and championing the powerless. It has nothing to lose, ... Read More »