Julie Walters

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 »

Update: Julie Walters’s “Indian Summers” renewed, will premiere on PBS!

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Update: "Indian Summers" - a drama serial, starring Julie Walters and Henry Lloyd-Hughes (Roger Davies), that follows the decline of the British Empire - has been confirmed for a second season and will premiere in the US! Read More »

Congratulations to all of last night’s BAFTA Award winners!

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The BAFTA Awards took place last night, showcasing the best of British and worldwide film over the past year. The night itself was hosted by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) for the tenth year in a row, and there were plenty of "Potter" alumni present who were both nominated for awards and involved in presenting awards. Read More »

David Heyman on “Paddington” as a “love letter to London”

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In a new interview with the "Radio Times", producer David Heyman has spoken about how his latest film "Paddington" is a "love letter to London." The film, which starred several "Potter" alumni, including Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), was mainly set in London. 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 »

Julie Walters backs equal pay campaign

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Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), alongside fellow actor David Morrissey, has backed an Equity campaign to ensure that performers are paid properly. Equity, a union that represents all kinds of performers across the UK, has been exploring the issue of poor pay since 2012. Read More »

Role Call: Grindelwald to take the stage, new guests announced for Expo Patronum!

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In this week's Role Call, Grindelwald takes the West End, Molly Weasley takes the East, and Expo Patronum attendees take the ultimate grand prize as even more special cast and crew members are announced for MuggleNet Live's April event in London! Read More »

David Tennant honored at the National Television Awards

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Congratulations to David Tennant on receiving the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards last night! Read on to see which other "Potter" alumni were there. Read More »

David Heyman talks “Paddington” and “Fantastic Beasts”

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Producer David Heyman discusses his work on "Paddington" and "Fantastic Beasts". Read More »

2015 BAFTA nominations announced!

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It's award season, and the latest batch of announcements come from BAFTA. The nominations were announced this morning (January 9) bright and early, on Facebook, by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) and Sam Claffin ("The Hunger Games"). Read More »

Competitions: Win “Horns” goodies and “Paddington” movie tickets

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Fancy getting your hands on some amazing prizes? Well, be prepared because we have not one but two competitions for you to enter! Read More »

Julie Walters surprises students at Sandwell Academy

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Students and staff at Sandwell Academy were surprised when Julie Walters popped in for a surprise visit - take a look at some photos from the star's tour of the school house named in her honor! Read More »

Role Call: Spectre of Christmas

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In this week's Role Call, we find a Kickstarter campaign from one of our MuggleNet Live! Expo Patronum special guests, catch Voldemort getting a college degree, the new Bond film finally gets a title, and we find Father Christmas with a gun?!? All that and more as we check out what our favorite cast members are up to this week! Read More »

Julie Walters on why she didn’t become a Hollywood star

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Julie Walters talks about why she chose to make her career in the UK and not Hollywood. 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 »

Julie Walters dreams of playing “Bond” villain

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Julie Walters discusses her dream role as a "Bond" villain as well as her upcoming movie, "Paddington". Read all about what she had to say here! Read More »

Julie Walters hands out awards at Samaritans event

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Last week, we reported that Julie Walters would be attending an awards ceremony for the Samaritans in Horsham, Sussex, UK. Walters is a patron of the charity, which offers a listening ear to those in need, providing support and advice. The awards event took place on Tuesday, and Walters handed out certificates to the winners of a school competition to design a Christmas card for the charity. Read More »

“Paddington” character posters released, plus premiere details

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In the lead-up to the release of "Paddington", a set of character posters has been released. The posters include Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) as Mr. Gruber and Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) as Mrs. Bird. Read More »

Emma Thompson to receive Richard Harris Award

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Emma Thompson has been chosen to receive the Richard Harris Award, following in the footsteps of many "Potter" alumni. Read More »

Julie Walters on aging and being considered a national treasure

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Julie Walters, who portrayed Molly Weasley in the "Harry Potter" films, discusses aging in the public eye and being considered a national treasure. Find out what she had to say! Read More »