Role Call: New Roles for “Potter” Alums!

It’s been a busy few weeks for veterans of the Harry Potter films! Here’s what’s on the horizon for some of our favorite alums:

    • Bonnie Wright will star in the upcoming 2015 film All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. The comedy follows the exploits of Bumbershoot, a boy who is blackmailed by his best friend Hannah into competing in his town’s local pageant. According to the film’s Twitter, Bonnie is set to play Hannah.
    • Alexandre Desplat, composer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, will score an upcoming reboot of the classic Godzilla, starring Elizabeth Olsen and Ken Watanabe. The release date is set for 2014.
    • Bill Nighy, who portrayed Rufus Scrimgeour, will star with Dominic West in Pride, a film that  tells the story of the gay community and the mining community banding together to push back against Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. Pride, which is based on a true story, will begin filming in October.
    • Ryan Turner, who played Hugo Weasley, tweeted that he has landed a role in Skorned:

      I am pleased to say I have been cast in another film called @Skorned1 playing a devil. Will film later this year I fancy playing #evilrole

      – Ryan Turner (@ryanturner2) September 1, 2013

      Skorned will be a dark supernatural thriller about a woman named Natasha who sold her soul in return for revenge on her parent’s killers.

    • Last but not least, Helen McCrory, who portrayed Narcissa Malfoy, will join the cast of Showtime’s horror drama Penny Dreadful. The show is an eight-episode series telling alternative versions of some of horror’s most famous figures, like Dr. Frankenstein and Dracula. Helen will plan a spiritualist named Madame Kali.


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Jessica J.

I've been making magic at MuggleNet since 2012, when I first joined the staff as a News intern. I've never wavered from the declaration in my childhood journal, circa October 2000: "I LOVE Harry Potter! If I clean my room, my mom says she'll make me a dinner a wizard would love!" Proud Gryffindor; don't hate.