Role Call: No Rest for the Wicked!
The popularity of our favorite Harry Potter actors often lead to new roles and projects that showcase just how talented they really are. In this edition of Role Call, we not only highlight some our favorites, but we also take a look at some upcoming projects from cast and crew who don’t always get the spotlight but definitely have what it takes to shine!
Actor Jon Campling, who appeared in Deathly Hallows – Part 1 as a Death Eater, is proving there is no rest for the wicked. He currently has eleven projects under his belt for 2014, and he’s still going strong. In a recent interview for Hull Daily Mail, Jon reveals how he chooses his projects.
“For me, each film is its own unique case, as long as it is a collaboration, not exploitation, and as long as there is something in it for yourself, whether that it is a new role or a new experience, then you should do it.”
In addition to his roles in television and film, Jon has also appeared in a few music videos, including the recently finished shoot for The Feeling and Midlake’s “The Old and the Young,” which you can see below:
The University of Ulster has announced the guest line-up for the Ulster Festival of Art & Design, which will include the visual effects producer from Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban, Sandra Scott. Greg Maguire, who also worked on Prisoner of Azkaban as the creature supervisor, will be teaching an animation workshop for young attendees. The Ulster Festival of Art & Design will run from March 10-14. For more information, visit the website here.
Suffragette, a UK drama highlighting the early feminist movement that is set to begin filming this week, has now cast a second HP alum. Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody) will join Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) in the film, but the roles they have landed in the production have not yet been revealed.
Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) will be filming a James Dean biopic called Life, tentatively set for a 2015 release in the US. He will play photographer Dennis Stock, who was assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean for the titular magazine in 1955, during a road trip that took place only months before Dean died. Daniel Radcliffe’s Kill Your Darlings co-star Dane DeHaan will play Dean.
Finally, new clips have been released for both The Zero Theorem, starring David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), and Grand Budapest Hotel, starring Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort). In the three behind-the-scenes clips released for The Zero Theorem, the costumes, set, and the film’s director are discussed by cast and crew. David is featured in all three clips at about 50 seconds in. You can view the clips here.
In perhaps the strangest clip we’ve seen yet from Grand Budapest Hotel, Ralph Fiennes acts opposite a disguised Tilda Swinton as his elderly romantic interest. You can view the clip here, released exclusively by Vanity Fair, but be warned, there is some adult language.