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Dame Maggie Smith Discusses Career, Life After “Downton Abbey”

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After winning the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Actress for her role in "The Lady in the Van", Dame Maggie Smith spoke to the "Evening Standard" about her career. Read more about what she had to say here! Read More »

Emma Thompson Dedicates Evening Standard Film Award to Alan Rickman

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While here in the US we're anticipating the upcoming Oscars, awards season is already underway here and around the globe. Just yesterday evening, the winners of the Evening Standard Film Awards were announced in London, and more than one "Potter" veteran was honored. Read More »

Role Call: Singing the “Star Wars” Blues

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This week, we take a journey with an old friend to India, catch up with a troubled royal, get a peek at what Oliver Wood's been up to, and lament the release date delays in a galaxy far, far away. All that and more in MuggleNet's weekly Role Call! Read More »

McGonagall and Musicals: Dame Maggie Smith Reflects on her Career

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In promoting her new film, Dame Maggie Smith reflects on her time on stage and screen, and her character of the Dowager Countess may be rubbing off on her in real life! Read More »

Role Call: Making Music and Singing Praises

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It's a short Role Call this week as we find a few "Potter" cast and crew members receiving high praise all over London, find out when the music for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will be composed, get our first look at Voldemort's latest role, and check in on exactly what James Potter is up to these days. Take a look at the latest projects our cast have taken on and when you can expect to see them! Read More »

Top Five Acting Successes of Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall

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Today is Dame Maggie Smith's birthday! We appreciate all she has brought to the character and spirit of Professor Minerva McGonagall. Read More »

Role Call: Bedtime Stories and Singing Squires

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This week, Hagrid reads us a bedtime story, a familiar werewolf gets into a car accident, Professor McGonagall sets her sights on America, and a legend returns! Take a peek at what we have in store for you during MuggleNet's weekly Role Call! Read More »

Jim Broadbent Talks Role in “London Spy”

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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”

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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

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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 »