Sir Kenneth Branagh

The return of Gilderoy Lockhart?


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


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”


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!


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”


"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!


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!


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


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


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 »

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!


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 »

Role Call: It’s Good To Be Bad!

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This week's edition of Casting News finds an abundance of roles for the actors that we love to hate (or really love despite their faults, in some cases!). Take a look at what's next for Ralph Fiennes, David Bradley, Alan Rickman, and more! Read More »

Role Call: Trains, Caves, and Supermarkets – Wizards are everywhere!

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In this week's edition of Role Call, one member of the Weasley family helps Michael Caine on a bus ride, Scrimgeour reads some poetry, and Professor Sprout gives up her Hogwarts job for a supermarket gig! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh on his New York stage debut


Sir Kenneth Branagh (Professor Lockhart) has worn a variety of hats in his career, including acting on stage and in film, as well as writing and directing. So it is perhaps surprising to learn that Branagh has never acted on stage in New York. This summer, he is to make his New York debut in a staging of "Macbeth". In a new interview, Branagh has spoken about putting on the play, the setting, and much more. Read More »

Role Call: Lily Potter is Dumbledore’s daughter?


In this week's edition of Role Call, Michael Gambon gets Quirke-y with Geraldine Somerville, Cinderella's glass slipper gets a major upgrade, and we find one Hogwarts professor taking on the Nazi regime! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

Sir Kenneth Branagh backs renovation of Alexandra Palace’s theater

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Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) has recently agreed to back renovations of a Victorian-era theater at Alexandra Palace in London. Read More »