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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 »

UPDATED: “Harry Potter” cast members to appear at A Celebration of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort!

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Universal Orlando Resort's A Celebration of Harry Potter is getting closer, and there are going to be some magical special guests in attendance! Find out who will be there! 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 »

Cast Q&A videos from the Diagon Alley preview!

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As you know, the media preview of Diagon Alley is ongoing, and we've got even more awesome material for you today - cast Q&As! Read More »

Robbie Coltrane joins bid to bring only surviving Clyde-built turbine back to Glasgow

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Robbie Coltrane has joined a bid to bring the only surviving Clyde-built turbine steamer in the world back to Glasgow. The Scottish actor, who portrayed Rubeus Hagrid in the "Harry Potter" film series, has become a patron of the Friends of the TS Queen Mary, one of the last remaining links to Scotland's shipbuilding past. Read More »

Robbie Coltrane opens new building at Glasgow School of Art, plans to write autobiography

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Robbie Coltrane has returned to his old school, the Glasgow School of Art, to help open its new Reid Building. He has also started writing his autobiography, which he may publish online. Read More »

March Madness Role Call: Voldemort wears a suit, and Sirius falls for Keyboard Cat?

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We're never quite sure which roles will be next for the former Potter cast, but it's always something interesting. In this edition of Role Call, we find our favorite actors as busy as ever with a variety of roles: Ralph Fiennes, Domhnall Gleeson, Emma Thompson, Jim Broadbent, Warwick Davis, Dame Maggie Smith, Gary Oldman plus many others! Read More »

Robbie Coltrane reflects on his days as an art student in new interview

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We may know him as Rubeus Hagrid, but few of Robbie Coltrane's fans realize that he got his artistic start drawing and painting as a student at Glasgow School of Art. In a new interview, Coltrane, who was a student at the art college from 1968-1972, describes his recollections of the era that turn out to be both detailed and colorful. He also reflects on his younger self, a young man with grand ideas about the creation of art and painting. Read More »

Fangs, jumpers, and parades: it’s time for a casting roundup!

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In the spirit of the upcoming holidays, we'd like to share with you a gem we happened upon that shows off celebrities in their holiday jumpers. (For all you Americans out there, that means sweaters!) Read More »

“Great Expectations” set to release October 11 in US

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Based on the famous book by Charles Dickens, the Mike Newell directed film, Great Expectations, featuring Potter stars Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, and Jessie Cave, has been given a US release date. The film will be released on October 11, 2013, confirmed in Cannes by Main Street Films. Read More »

Dan Radcliffe apologized to Robbie Coltrane for Phone Prank

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Daniel Radcliffe's tendency to prank his fellow Harry Potter cast-mates often added levity to the set, but there was at least one time when his antics went a little too far. Read More »

Caution: Don’t pick a fight with Robbie Coltrane

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Although he may be smaller in stature than his Harry Potter persona, Rubeus Hagrid, Robbie Coltrane is by no means short on personality. In a recent interview with The Guardian, Coltrane spoke quite candidly regarding his feelings towards his secondary school experience, his journey leading up to realizing he wanted to be an actor, and the complete image overhaul he underwent during and post-Potter. He also chatted about his recent project playing Mr. Jaggers in a film adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is under the direction of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell. While reminiscing upon his days at secondary school, Coltrane makes it very clear that he was not to be messed with, saying “I didn’t accept the hierarchy, basically” and “It’s essentially survival of the fittest and I was one of the fittest, so I have no complaints.” He later addressed how he finds his new exemplar position to his younger Potter fans, saying “Kids come up to you and they go: ‘Would you like to sign my book?’ with those big doe-eyes. And it’s a serious responsibility.” This film version of Great Expectations was adapted by David Nicholls ... Read More »

NEW Video: Wizard’s Collection focuses on creation of Hagrid

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How do they make Robbie Coltrane's version of Hagrid look like his Half-Giant self when walking next to Harry in so many scenes throughout the film series? This special video clip will give you the idea as it is described by Nick Dudman, the make-up effects supervisor. Read More »

Video trailer of “Great Expectations” starring a trio of “Harry Potter” actors now available

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The international trailer for the soon-to-be-released film Great Expectations has been spotted online, which stars a trio of Harry Potter actors including Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), and Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid). Read More »

“Harry Potter” stars lend artistic hand for charity – You could own their tambourines!

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Looking to own a personal 'doodle' from one of your favorite Harry Potter characters while also supporting a worthwhile charity? Well here is your chance! Read More »

“Harry Potter” stars lend their voices in new animated Pixar production “Brave”

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Animated wizards? Four former "Potter" cast members will lend their voices to Pixar's newest film. Read More »

“Potter” stars are scheduled for promotional television appearances

We have a listing of the promotional television appearances by the stars of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2". Check your television guides for times and channels for your area. Read More »

New “Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ interviews: Radcliffe, Grint, Watson, Coltrane, Fiennes, Rickman, Isaacs, Smith, and more

Several new video interviews are online today with cast and crew for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2". You can watch them all here. Read More »

“Empire Magazine” asks “Potter” actors to summarize series in one word

Sum up "Harry Potter" in one word. If you were asked that question, could you do it? Read More »