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Portrait of Helena Bonham Carter to feature at Laing Art Gallery

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The Laing Art Gallery will host an exhibition for artist Jonathan Yeo, including his unique portrait of Helena Bonham Carter, along with all new works featuring famous celebrity and political figures. Learn more here! Read More »

Stephen Fry donates signed items to online charity auction

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Narrator of the British versions of the "Harry Potter" audiobooks Stephen Fry has kindly donated some very exciting signed items to charity auction website Sellebrity! Read More »

Warwick Davis and Stephen Fry participate in BGC’s Charity Day

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Warwick Davis and Stephen Fry, the stockbrokers? They spent the day volunteering to help a great cause! Read More »

Role Call: Masters of disguise

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This week, the Dowager Countess is swept off of her feet by a movie star, Bond may face his youngest villain ever, and Dublin's Olympia Theatre hosts a family reunion - all that and more in MuggleNet's weekly Casting News! Read More »

Win tickets to a screening of “Stephen Fry Live!” in Reading

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Find out everything you need to know to win tickets to a screening of "Stephen Fry Live!" at Vue at the Oracle Riverside in Reading! Read More »

Role Call: What is the Countess hiding?

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This week, we get our first look at the new season of "Downton Abbey" including spoilers regarding the dowager Countess, find a professor taking on a role in the CIA, see why New York is so popular, and follow Peter Pettigrew into a haunted house. All that and more in Casting News! Read More »

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 »

Role Call: Fairy tale edition!

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After our adventures at LeakyCon in Florida this last week and meeting some of the "Harry Potter" cast, the staff at MuggleNet is even more excited about upcoming projects by our favorite actors and actresses! There's a lot to cover from the past few weeks, and we hope that you'll be just as anxious to hear all about the new roles our HP alumni have taken on. Take a look! 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 »

Role Call: Veela Love Story, All Hail Queen Narcissa!

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In this week's Role Call, we find out how Narcissa Malfoy became queen, find Ollivander performing for charity, and how squib Filch wormed his way up to Professor status - All this and more in Casting News! Read More »

Role Call: Voldemort’s MI-5 Career is on Hold as Mad-Eye Joins Priesthood?

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Now that our O.W.L.s are taken and we have a moment to breathe a sigh of relief, let's take a look at what's happening this week for our favorite cast members! We have a few trailers, on-set film stills, a secret film project, and some rumored roles to discuss. Check it out! Read More »

Book Review: Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse

The Jeeves novels are one of the few series of books I have chosen to enjoy without any regard to canon order or the order of publication. Wikipedia has a nice list of the books it comprises, if you’re interested. I’m interested, but only so far as making sure that I don’t miss any of them. Nothing brightens my outlook on the world after a nutritious diet of serious books on CD, quite like listening to an audio-book of a Jeeves novel read by the likes of Jonathan Cecil or David Ian Davies. The latter gave voice to the characters in this book during a long, tedious road trip this week. It really made the trip for me. The actor gave just the right vocal touch to dimwitted playboy narrator Bertie Wooster, his brilliant but tight-lipped servant Jeeves, his pushy Aunt Dahlia, his thick-necked (not to say thick-headed) clubmate Tuppy Glossop, his weedy old school chum Gussie Fink-Nottle, and many other daffy characters. While some of the Jeeves books are collections of short stories, this one is a solid (though not very long) novel. Its plot, similar to many other adventures of Bertie and his man Jeeves, has to do ... 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: Searching, Singing, and Suffering – HP cast does it all!

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In this week's Casting News, former cast members search for the truth in Jerusalem, make a cameo in a sports-themed music video, and face a film legend - Al Pacino! Check it out! Read More »

Video: Stephen Fry backs Invictus Games for wounded armed forces members

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Stephen Fry (narrator of the UK "Harry Potter" audiobooks) has lent his support to the Invictus Games, a competition much like the Paralympics for wounded servicemen and women. The event was launched by Prince Harry and will include over 400 armed forces members from fourteen different countries. Read More »

UPDATED: Matt Lewis to appear as “superstar narrator” at Hay Festival – now includes audio!

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In a radio interview this morning, Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) spoke to DJ Chris Evans about the upcoming final of the 500 Words competition. The winners of the competition are due to be announced tomorrow morning on a live show. The winning entries will be read by a host of "superstar narrators," including our very own Matt Lewis. Today, Friday 30, Matt read a winning story live on radio. Read More »

Video: Stephen Fry supports charity fundraiser

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Now, Stephen Fry, the narrator of the British "Harry Potter" audio books, has appeared in a video in support of an upcoming fundraising soccer game. Fry is prolific in his support of charities, and this one is no different. The campaign video, called "I Can Do, What You Can Do," features several celebrities, including Fry, offering their support. Read More »

Role Call: There’s a new ghost in town – who you gonna call?

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In this week's Role Call, Dobby and Umbridge get animated, Professor McGonagall is homeless, and Bill Weasley dances with someone other then Fleur! Check out what your favorite HP alum are up to in the latest edition of Casting News! 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: Festival appearances announced, new set photos released for upcoming projects

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With new projects and appearances slated for this spring, we're bringing you all the latest news on when and where you can catch a glimpse or two of your favorite cast members in this week's edition of Role Call! Take a peek at upcoming roles and events featuring Domhnall Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Fiona Shaw, and more... Read More »