Tag Archives: Downton Abbey

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 »

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 »

UPDATED: Maggie Smith says “Downton Abbey” likely to end after next season

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With filming underway on the sixth season of "Downton Abbey", Dame Maggie Smith says that this season will probably be the last, especially due to her character's advanced age. 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 »

Sir Kenneth Branagh discusses casting “Cinderella” and the challenges he faced

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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 »

SAG Award winners announced, including “Downton Abbey” and “How to Get Away with Murder”

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The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards took place this weekend in Los Angeles. A notable number of "Potter" alumni were involved in projects that were nominated, and there were several "Potter" winners on the list. 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 »

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 »

“The Grand Budapest Hotel”, “The Theory of Everything” pick up Golden Globes

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The Golden Globe Awards took place yesterday and several films and TV shows involving "Potter" stars picked up awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith nominated for National Television Award

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The nominations for Britain’s 20th National Television Awards have just been announced, and Dame Maggie Smith is up for Drama Performance for her role as the Dowager Countess of Grantham in "Downton Abbey". 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

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

Several “Potter” alumni nominated for SAG Awards!

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The SAG nominees have been announced! The list features many "Potter" alumni in various projects. Read More »

Role Call: It’s an army…of news!

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This week, an army practically takes over Role Call, the Dowager Countess dresses down, Santa is spotted, and Daniel Radcliffe's next magical role gets a title! All that and more in this edition of Casting News! Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith talks about her career, “Harry Potter”, and being recognized

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In a new interview with the "Telegraph", Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) has spoken about the way that "Downton Abbey" has changed the way she is recognized, the lasting legacy of "Harry Potter", and her status as an icon. Read More »

People’s Choice Award nominees announced

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People's Choice Awards 2015 nominees have been announced, and you'll recognize a few names on this year's list! Whom will you be voting for? Read More »

Role Call: The Woman in Black….is back!

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We finally get our greedy eyes on some set photos from "Dad's Army", get a peek at Domhnall in "Unbroken", and just in time for Halloween, we also get to throw our hands up in front of our faces as we try to hide from "The Woman in Black" sequel! All that and more in this week's Casting News! Read More »

“Downton Abbey” costumes to be exhibited in Liverpool

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Beginning October 10, fans of "Downton Abbey" will be able to see some of the show's costumes in person! The best part? It's FREE. Read More »