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Alumni Roundup: Shooting Movies and Reunions!

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Once again, our alumni are busy with a range of new projects and releases - from mysterious projects to interactive interviews and cast reunions! Read More »

Role Call: Awards, Trailers, and Fishy Tales

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In our final Role Call for March, we check out a few trailers, get a glimpse of a barely covered Professor Trelawney, and celebrate as members of the "Potter" cast are honored with numerous awards! All that and more in this week's Casting News! 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: Christmas Cheers

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In this week's Casting News, we gear up for the holiday season with several Christmas-themed projects. The trailer for the final episode of "Downton Abbey" was released, along with the first look at "Eye in the Sky", which features Alan Rickman. Join us as we take a look at what your favorite cast members are up to this December! Read More »

UPDATE: Daniel Radcliffe Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Daniel Radcliffe will receive a prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles next month. The actor will be presented with his star at a ceremony in LA on November 12 and in doing, so will become the 2,565th name on the historical star-studded walkway. Read More »

Chris Columbus takes on “Gremlins” reboot

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Filmmaker Chris Columbus, responsible for the direction of the first two "Harry Potter" films, has confirmed he will be lending his skills as a producer to the upcoming reboot of "Gremlins". Read More »

Role Call: Tom Riddle learns about strange love

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In this week's Casting News, we find Oscar winners inhabiting the jungle, Tom Riddle learning all about love (finally!), and Arthur Weasley continuing his foray into the Muggle world of daytime quiz shows. All that and more...Check it out! 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 »

Daniel Radcliffe discusses future as director


Daniel Radcliffe recently sat down with "Variety" magazine to discuss his life post "Potter", his upcoming film "What If", and his future goals in the entertainment business, one of which is to make his directorial debut. Read More »

First look at “Pixels”, directed by Chris Columbus; plus, fans at Comic-Con can win a walk-on role!


Fans at Comic-Con were treated to a first look at "Pixels", directed by Chris Columbus, plus a chance to win a walk-on role in the film. Check out a still from the film, and footage of Peter Dinklage in character, right here! 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: Rumors, Release Dates, and Appearances Are Afoot!

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In the latest edition of MuggleNet Role Call, we find out which Harry Potter alum will be invading our televisions this fall, which long-awaited projects are slated for theatrical release, and which project has been placed on hold for the time being. Let's dive into the latest casting news like Harry in the Black Lake during his second Triwizard task, shall we? 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 »

Role Call: Festival appearances announced, new set photos released for upcoming projects

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With new projects and appearances slated for this spring, we're bringing you all the latest news on when and where you can catch a glimpse or two of your favorite cast members in this week's edition of Role Call! Take a peek at upcoming roles and events featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Fiona Shaw, and more... Read More »

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


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 »

Director Chris Columbus previews own fantasy novel for teens

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Earlier this afternoon Chris Columbus, director of the first two Harry Potter films, gave an appearance in Winnetka, Illinois at The Book Stall, where he read an excerpt from his upcoming children's fantasy novel, House of Secrets. Co-written with young adult author Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals, It's Kind of a Funny Story), House of Secrets will be released this coming Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Read More »

Tom Felton and Chris Columbus attending New York Comic Con this weekend

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Starting tomorrow, the New York Comic Con event will kick off at the Javits Center in New York City and will run through to Sunday, October 14. Attending the event will be Harry Potter star Tom Felton - who portrayed Draco Malfoy in the films - and Chris Columbus - the director of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Read More »

“Harry Potter” receives AFI Special Award, Chris Columbus accepts


The "Harry Potter" film series was given a special award by the AFI today. Chris Columbus accepted the award for the series. Read More »

Chris Columbus talks about casting Rupert and Emma

Last night we told you a new clip from the Sorcerer's Stone Ultimate Edition DVD aired on ABC Family during their presentation of Sorcerer's Stone. The clip is now online! The clip shows Sorcerer's Stone/Chamber of Secrets director Chris Columbus talking about the reasons why they cast Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. It also includes original screen test footage and a clip of Emma talking about the casting process. At the end, we see a cute family shot of the Weasley family! See it at this link. Thanks to Michael for sending it in! REMEMBER: Chamber of Secrets airs today from 4 to 8 PM ET/PT, then Prisoner of Azkaban airs from 8 to 11 ET/PT. Both are on ABC Family. If anyone catches new Half-Blood Prince or Ultimate Edition DVD features airing during the commercials, please e-mail descriptions and/or video to tips at staff dot mugglenet dot com! Read More »