Dolores Umbridge actress Imelda Staunton is no stranger to the stage, having previously starred in such productions as “Into the Woods” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” At the moment, she of course is starring as main character Rose in popular musical “Gypsy”, which had a limited run at the Chichester Festival Theatre late last year and is now currently residing in the West End, London.
Many “Potter” alumni have taken to the stage over the last few years with great success, so it’s no surprise that many of them have won awards for their roles. Today, the UK Critics’ Circle Award winners were announced in a small ceremony in London.
You might know that Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge) is currently starring in “Gypsy”, a Stephen Sondheim musical that is due to return to London’s West End this March. In a new interview, Imelda picked her favorite Sondheim song and explained her reasons why.
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!
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!