Role Call: More from the “Harry Potter” Alum

There has been a lot of recent casting news for Potter alum, from the stage to the silver screen to the small screen!

First, Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), will make his New York stage debut in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, where he will play the title role. The production will take place in the drill hall at the Park Avenue Armory next June.

Also on stage in New York will be Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), who is stepping in for Deborah Warner in directing the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin.

Moving to the cinema, Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) stars in About Time, which is a romantic comedy about a man who can travel in time and change his own life. The film also stars Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeor), and is set to be released on November 1.

Next, several actors have been cast in upcoming television pilots. First, Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody) is set to begin filming the pilot for The Money, in which he will star as a wealthy American media mogul. The drama has reportedly been ordered by HBO.

Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) has also been cast in an upcoming pilot, this time for Showtime, entitled Trending Down. He will play Jonathan Clow, the boss of the main character, but little else is known about the role.

Finally, Ian Hart (Quirinus Quirrell) has been cast in a recurring role for Marvel’s Agenst of S.H.I.E.L.D. As the pilot is being kept in utmost secrecy, no more information on the role was released.

Which Potter star’s new project are you most excited to see? Are you planning on seeing any of them? Let us know in the comments!

Alison Siggard

Alison is a Gryffinpuff and probably what Hermione Granger would be like in real life, from bossiness to reliance on books to bushy brown hair. She is a teacher, writer, traveler, and a lover of all kinds of stories and storytelling. She is MuggleNet's staff coordinator and a host on Alohomora!

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