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Role Call: A countess, three contenders, and a chef walk into a pub…

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As fall approaches, our "Harry Potter" cast are returning to familiar and favorite roles as we take a look at the new season of "Downton Abbey", discuss possible Oscar noms, a return to Monty Python's roots, and a first look at "Medea"! Read More »

The colliding worlds of “Harry Potter” and “Downton Abbey”!

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Sometimes the "Potter" world and projects that "Harry Potter" alumni are involved with collide in the strangest of ways. Alnwick Castle in Nothumberland, England, has become well known for doubling for Hogwarts and the background of the Quidditch lessons in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", but it is also set to appear in a somewhat related production... 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 »

Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter nominated for Emmy Awards!

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The 2014 Emmy Award nominees were announced this morning, and two Potter alumnae have scored nominations! Read More »

Role Call: So Much Talent, So Little Time!

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With the amount of talent in the Harry Potter films, it really never comes as a surprise that there are always new projects to announce each week as part of our Casting News section. This week, however, it gets a little crazy! Take a break from those Ordinary Wizarding Level examinations and check in on your favorite Potter cast to see what they're up to this week! Read More »

Role Call: Snape loses his black robes, Umbridge to record spoken-word album

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This week's Role Call finds us awkwardly staring at a naked Professor Snape, discussing more "Star Wars VII" casting rumors, Imelda Staunton's link to Mr. Carson on "Downton Abbey", and much more! Read More »

Role Call: The Dowager Countess is back…with Gregorovitch?

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In this week's edition of Casting News, we find out who's joining the cast of two popular British television drama series, who's visiting a late night talk show, and more! Read More »