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Role Call: “High Society” and the Dowager Countess reign!

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This week, our worst fears regarding the end of "Downton Abbey" might be soothed by some news from the series creator, we get our first look at the "Pixels" trailer, and see what projects our favorite cast and crew members have signed up for! Take a look! Read More »

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

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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

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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 »

Sir Kenneth Branagh receives the Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award!

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A huge congratulations is in order for Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart). It has been announced that Branagh is the latest recipient of the Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award. Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter on bringing the Fairy Godmother to life

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We can't wait for "Cinderella" to hit the big screens this month, especially with Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) starring as the Fairy Godmother. In a new interview, Helena has talked about playing the Fairy Godmother and how she went about reinventing the role. Read More »

Role Call: March movie madness

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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 »

A behind the scenes look at Sir Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”!

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We've all been excitedly anticipating Sir Kenneth Branagh's (Professor Lockhart) live-action "Cinderella", starring "Downton" Abby star Lily James and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), and it's very nearly time for the film to be released. In the build up to the release next week, a number of behind the scenes photographs have been released. Read More »

The return of Gilderoy Lockhart?

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In an interview for his upcoming film "Cinderella", Kenneth Branagh reveals his feelings about returning to the wizarding world. Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh discusses casting “Cinderella” and the challenges he faced

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Sir Kenneth Branagh (Professor Lockhart) recently spoke at the Loyola Marymount University School of Film & Television, as part of the Hollywood Masters sessions. Branagh was in discussion with Stephen Galloway, a reporter for the "Hollywood Reporter", and also answered questions from the audience. Read More »

First scene released from Sir Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”

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With only a couple of weeks to go until Sir Kenneth Branagh’s eagerly anticipated live-action "Cinderella" hits theaters, we now have the first scene from the film! Read More »

Role Call: Prison cells and tea parties!

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In this week's Role Call, Pettigrew is behind bars (finally!), Jason Isaacs dreams of more "Harry Potter", Daniel Radcliffe is set to shoot in Japan, and Professor Trelawney adds to her tea pot collection! Take a look at this week's casting news and find out all the latest on MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum! Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh explains his take on “Cinderella”

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"It's not about a man rescuing a woman." Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about taking on a Disney classic and updating "Cinderella" for modern viewers. Read More »

Role Call: Singing Snape and TWO new guests for Expo Patronum announced!

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It's an exciting week for "Harry Potter" fans - we've got tons of new roles to announce including TWO new Special Guests for MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum, a music video starring Snape (who knew he could carry a tune?), another villainous role for a previous Doctor, new clips and trailers, and a look at new art from Diagon Alley artist Michael Curry and his design team. All that and more in this week's Role Call! Read More »

UPDATED: Video: New year countdown “Cinderella” trailer and featurette released!

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The countdown to the New Year may be over, but now that we are well and truly in 2015, the official countdown to the release of the brand new "Cinderella" has begun! Read More »

Role Call: A time for trailers

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This week in Role Call, we experience a number of trailers and clips from some of the most anticipated projects on the slate. From the upcoming series "Dig" to Alan Rickman's return to directing, we have a lot to show you. Dig on in! 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 »

Trailer for Sir Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella” premieres!

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We've all been waiting a long time for the trailer of Sir Kenneth Branagh's (Gilderoy Lockhart) live action "Cinderella" - and it's finally here! Read More »

Teaser trailer released for Kenneth Branagh’s “Cinderella”

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A teaser trailer has been released for Kenneth Branagh's (Gilderoy Lockhart) upcoming live action take on "Cinderella". A full-length trailer for the film, which stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Cate Blanchett, and Lily James, will debut later this week. Read More »

“Potter” alumni nominated for Best Actor at upcoming European Film Awards

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A pair of "Harry Potter" alumni are vying for Best Actor at the European Film Awards this coming December. Read More »

Role Call: Rags to Reunions

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We have a lot to cover in this week's Casting News, including a first look at what a good Lucius Malfoy might have looked like, the secrets the Dowager Countess may be hiding, the "Harry Potter" reunion you weren't expecting, Stan Shunpike gets animated, and more details (finally!) on the new "Cinderella"! Read More »