Tag Archives: Dame Maggie Smith

Jim Broadbent Talks Role in “London Spy”

Jim Broadbent in "London Spy"

Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) is making a return to the small screen in the new BBC five-part drama series "London Spy", which premiered last night on BBC2. In a new interview for "What's on TV", Broadbent explains why he can afford to now only choose roles that really appeal to him as actor. Read More »

Movie Review: “The Lady in the Van”, Starring Dame Maggie Smith

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Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) stars in "The Lady in the Van". The film, which is based on the stage play of the same name by Alan Bennett, tells the "mostly true" story of an elderly lady named Margaret Shepherd (Smith) who lived in a van on the driveway of Bennett's house for 15 years. Read our review here! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith Still a Victim of Stage Fright: “Now it’s just terror”


Dame Maggie Smith is still a victim of stage fright, making her difficult to work with on the big screen. Although this is true, she still does her best and has taken a role of Mary Shepherd in "The Lady in the Van". Read More »

“Harry Potter” Alumni This Month on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video

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Amazon Instant Video and Netflix announce October releases featuring some of our favorite "Harry Potter" film alumni! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith to appear on “The Graham Norton Show”

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The illustrious Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) will make her first British chat show appearance in over 42 years later this month, when she appears on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show". Read More »

Role Call: The Journey Into Fall – Part 1

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There have been a ton of new roles and project updates over the last few weeks and we just don't have enough room to talk about them all! For the first time, we're going to split up our Role Call, a la "Deathly Hallows". Check out Part 1 of this week's Casting News as we follow our favorite "Harry Potter" cast members in their latest roles! Read More »

“Potter” Alumni Take Over the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival

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When you've got eight movies in a series, and three films set to be a part of an upcoming spin-off, that's a lot of actors and actresses to keep track of - but we wouldn't have it any other way! This year, the Toronto International Film Festival is featuring no fewer than 12 films that "Harry Potter" alumni and "Fantastic Beasts" cast members are a part of. Read More »

Role Call: Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

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The return to Hogwarts is nearly here! Before you pack your trunk or start studying for Charms class, why not make the most of your time by checking out what the "Potter" cast and crew are up to? We've got zombies, a sea witch, and an Irish love triangle to keep you occupied, so keep reading! Read More »

Role Call: Will Minerva Sing for Downton?

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In this week's Role Call, we get our first look at Nat Tena's "10,000 km", congratulate a cast member whose television series has just hit a milestone, and take a look at those "Downton Abbey" musical rumors! All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: It’s our party and we’ll sing if we want to!

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Do you have a headache from taking your O.W.L.'s? Why not grab some pumpkin juice and take a break with us as we discover the next roles and projects the "Harry Potter" cast will be involved with? In this edition, Nymphadora sings, Lucius is up to his old tricks, and Tom Riddle actually runs from inferi rather than controlling them! All that and more in this week's Role Call! Read More »

Role Call: Aliens, tyrants, and singing squires at the ready!

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We're all over the entertainment map in today's Role Call - we've got aliens, British aristocrats, zombie apocalypse survivors, saucy ladies, and singing squires to tell you about! Take a peek at the latest characters and projects our Harry Potter alumnus will be tackling soon! Read More »

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 »

Imelda Staunton nominated for an Olivier Award


Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) has been nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actress for her performance in David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People". The David Hare play "Skylight", which stars Bill Nighy and is set to open on Broadway later this week, also picked up a nomination for Best Revival. Find out more here. 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 »

Role Call: The UK is calling, will you answer?


As fans and MuggleNet staff are dreaming about the fun they'll have at MuggleNet's Expo Patronum this April in London, this week's Casting News highlights events and films taking place in the UK! From Ireland to London, "Harry Potter" cast have the UK covered. Take a look at where your favorite cast members are currently appearing in the coming months! 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 »

Role Call: Escape from reality

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In this week's Role Call, we visit a singing Gryffindor squire, an alien, a former bully from Dudley's gane, and the Android Bill Weasley is falling for. Take a look at the current and upcoming projects the Harry Potter cast are tackling this week! Read More »

Role Call: It’s a new year!

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In our final Role Call of 2014, we look to the new year and some interesting projects on the calendar! From serious dramas to light-hearted musicals, the "Harry Potter" cast show no signs of taking it easy in 2015. 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 »

“Potter” actors announced for Golden Globe nominations


"Harry Potter" actors took the Golden Globe nominations by storm. Who was recognized, and who was snubbed? Read More »