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Julie Walters surprises students at Sandwell Academy

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Students and staff at Sandwell Academy were surprised when Julie Walters popped in for a surprise visit - take a look at some photos from the star's tour of the school house named in her honor! 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 »

Julie Walters on why she didn’t become a Hollywood star

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Julie Walters talks about why she chose to make her career in the UK and not Hollywood. 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 »

Julie Walters dreams of playing “Bond” villain

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Julie Walters discusses her dream role as a "Bond" villain as well as her upcoming movie, "Paddington". Read all about what she had to say here! Read More »

Julie Walters hands out awards at Samaritans event

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Last week, we reported that Julie Walters would be attending an awards ceremony for the Samaritans in Horsham, Sussex, UK. Walters is a patron of the charity, which offers a listening ear to those in need, providing support and advice. The awards event took place on Tuesday, and Walters handed out certificates to the winners of a school competition to design a Christmas card for the charity. Read More »

“Paddington” character posters released, plus premiere details

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In the lead-up to the release of "Paddington", a set of character posters has been released. The posters include Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) as Mr. Gruber and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) as Mrs. Bird. Read More »

Emma Thompson to receive Richard Harris Award

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Emma Thompson has been chosen to receive the Richard Harris Award, following in the footsteps of many "Potter" alumni. Read More »

Julie Walters on aging and being considered a national treasure

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Julie Walters, who portrayed Molly Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, discusses aging in the public eye and being considered a national treasure. Find out what she had to say! Read More »

UPDATED: BAFTA celebrates Julie Walters in “A Life in Television” event

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Update: Julie Walters will celebrate her acting career with BAFTA this month! The air date has been confirmed - find out when to set your DVR! Read More »

Emma Watson’s “Paddington” statue has been unveiled!

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We announced a little while ago that a "Paddington" trail, with "Paddington" statues decorated by various well-known names, would be placed around London. The trail was unveiled today, and among the statues are the bears that "Potter" stars Emma Watson, Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), and Stephen Fry (UK audiobooks) have designed. Read More »

Video: Watch the brand new “Paddington” trailer!

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With under a month to go until David Heyman's new film, "Paddington", is out in the UK, a new trailer has been released! The trailer shows us more than the previous ones have done, previewing the plot of the film and the adventures that are waiting for Paddington as he arrives in London and with the Brown family. Read More »

“Paddington” stars gather to preview film!

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It's not long until the new "Paddington" film, produced by "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman, is released. In the lead-up to the release, the stars of the film gathered to watch some of the preview footage from the film. Read More »

Julie Walters spends a day as mentor for International Day of the Girl

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Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) spent a day last week mentoring school girls alongside a team of other inspiring British women, including Olympians Victoria Pendleton and Christine Ohuruogu, Rachel Johnson, and Mary Portas. Read More »

New “Paddington” trail announced, supported by “Potter” stars

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Today, it was announced that an official Paddington trail was being created by VisitLondon.com, NSPCC, and STUDIOCANAL. Many well-known faces have already given their support to the trail and will be designing their own statues, including Emma Watson. Read More »

New documentary announced to celebrate the career of Julie Walters

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A new BBC2 documentary has been announced to celebrate the illustrious career of Julie Walters! Read More »

First trailer for Emma Thompson’s “Effie Gray” released

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We reported to you earlier this year that Effie Gray, the period drama starring "Potter" alumni Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney), Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), was put on hold for release due to a few legal matters. Now, we can bring you the first trailer. 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 »

UPDATED: Julie Walters set to start lawn mower race

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We've all heard of car and bike racing as being a common sport in today's society, but what about lawn mower racing... for 12 hours? Yes, you read correctly, and announced to signal the start of said race is none other than "Harry Potter" actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley). Read More »