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Role Call: Lady and Her Fans

THE LADY IN THE VAN

It's that time of the week again! Want to find out which one of your favorite "Harry Potter" alum are in the upcoming animated film "Trolls"? Feel like living in a van with Dame Maggie Smith? We've got it all here in this week's Role Call! Read More »

Olivier Award Success for “Potter” Alumni

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Last night, the annual Olivier Awards, which celebrate achievements in theater, took place in London, UK. The night saw huge success for Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), alongside some other familiar names. Read More »

Role Call: March of the Stars

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There are so many new projects in this week's Role Call! We've got award nominees, fan convention appearances, an animated trailer, and a four-part webseries to explore, just to name a few. Join us as we take a look at what's new for our favorite "Potter" cast members! Read More »

Imelda Staunton, Sir Kenneth Branagh Receive Olivier Award Nominations

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Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) and Sir Kenneth Branagh (Professor Gilderoy Lockhart) have both received nominations for the 2016 Olivier Awards. Other nominees include Sophie Thompson (Mafalda Hopkirk in "Deathly Hallows - Part 1"), Jamie Parker (Harry in "Cursed Child") and Sonia Friedman (Producer of "Cursed Child"). Read More »

Role Call: A Flirty February

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Maggie Smith and Leonardo DiCaprio shared a kiss on Valentines Day?! Say What?! A lot of projects are in the works this week as well, with Stephen Fry, Toby Jones, Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, and so many more about to step in front of the camera. See what our favorite "Harry Potter" alum are up to in MuggleNet’s weekly Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: One Fiennes Year

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This week has been pretty busy in the world of "Harry Potter" alum, but none seem to be busier than Ralph Fiennes. Join us as we dive into his year of on-screen and on-stage productions, learn life lessons from Julie Walters, and get styling tips from none other than Luke Newberry. All that and more in MuggleNet’s weekly Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: Singing the “Star Wars” Blues

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This week, we take a journey with an old friend to India, catch up with a troubled royal, get a peek at what Oliver Wood's been up to, and lament the release date delays in a galaxy far, far away. All that and more in MuggleNet's weekly Role Call! Read More »

Video: Sir Kenneth Branagh Accepts Dilys Powell Award

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Sir Kenneth Branagh received London's top film honor, the Dilys Powell Award for Excellence in Film, at last week's London Film Critics' Circle Awards! Watch his acceptance speech here! Read More »

Eddie Redmayne Among 2016 Oscar Nominees

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The Oscar nominations yesterday were rather overshadowed by the sad news that actor Alan Rickman had passed away. Nonetheless, despite the sad day, we were glad to see that there were some familiar names among the nominations. Read More »

“The Danish Girl”, “Brooklyn”, “Ex Machina” Lead BAFTA Nominations

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We're certainly in the thick of awards season at the moment - just yesterday, we learned about the Producers Award nominees, and today it's the turn of BAFTA, the British Academy Film and Television Awards. The nominations were announced this morning by Stephen Fry (British audiobooks) and actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw ("Belle", featuring Tom Felton). Read More »

Role Call: Making Music and Singing Praises

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It's a short Role Call this week as we find a few "Potter" cast and crew members receiving high praise all over London, find out when the music for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be composed, get our first look at Voldemort's latest role, and check in on exactly what James Potter is up to these days. Take a look at the latest projects our cast have taken on and when you can expect to see them! Read More »

Role Call: Tales from the Red Carpet

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In this week's Casting News, Kenneth Branagh experiences a huge success with his theatre company, Domhnall Gleeson is given an unconventional title, and Stephen Fry is celebrated. All that and more in MuggleNet's Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: Did Someone Say Vogue?

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This week has been a busy one for the cast of "Harry Potter"! The first season of David Tennant's new series, "Jessica Jones", was released on Netflix, Domhnall Gleeson decided to channel his inner Naomi, while director Alfonso Cuarón shot a fashion film. All of that and more int this week's Role Call as we take a look at what your favorite cast members are up to these days! Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh to Receive Top Honor in London!

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Sir Kenneth Branagh is set to start 2016 on a very positive note! It was announced today that Branagh will be honored January 17 at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards. Read More »

People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced

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The nominees for the 2016 People's Choice Awards have been announced, and a number of "Potter" alumni's projects have made the cut! Read More »

Zoë Wanamaker Returns to the West End

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The one and only Zoë Wanamaker, who played the role of Madam Hooch in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", is returning to the West End to star in the upcoming productions of "All on Her Own" and "Harlequinade". Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh Named Ambassador for Film Charity in Northern Ireland

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Ludicrously talented actor, filmmaker, and knight bachelor Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) was just appointed ambassador of the Into Film charity. Read More »

Role Call: The Monster Mash!

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This week, it appears to be all about the scare! We take you to all the darkest places as we see what horrors the "Harry Potter" cast have in store for us. Murder, monsters, poltergeists, premonitions, and even the First Order - this cast does it all! Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh Appointed President of Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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Congratulations to Sir Kenneth Branagh, who has just become the new president of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). Branagh, who himself graduated from RADA in 1981, will be the school’s 16th president. Read More »

Eddie Redmayne, “Potter” Alumni Make List of Most Influential People

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Upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" star Eddie Redmayne and a host of former "Potter" alumni are featured on the London Evening Standard's list of the Most Influential People in London. Redmayne made the top 25 in a 1,000-strong list, which also consists of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" producer Sonia Friedman, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge). Read More »