Role Call: Spy vs. Voldemort, Red Queen to Return?
Bill Nighy, Ralph Fiennes, and Helena Bonham Carter‘s Turks and Caicos premieres tonight on BBC Two. The television movie is the second in The Worricker Trilogy, centering around MI5 agent Johnny Worricker. Also just announced yesterday, the final installment to the trilogy, Salting the Battlefield, will air March 27 on the same network.
Speaking of Helena, her return to Wonderland as the Red Queen in the sequel Through the Looking Glass has nearly been confirmed. According to Variety, the actress is in final negotiations to reprise the role, although Alan Rickman‘s involvement in the sequel is still unknown. Shortly after the Variety report, Helena was also seen at Save the Children’s reggae night, where she supported the charity fundraiser with her Harry Potter co-star Helen McCrory, who will next be seen on stage in the tragedy Medea. Helena hosted the charity event and spoke with the press about making a difference:
“Children are vulnerable throughout the world… For me, it’s a privilege to be able to try to do something to make a difference.”
Whatever happened to Reg Cattermole? When we last saw Steffan Rhodri, his character Reg was at the Ministry standing in not much more than his underclothes and looking very confused. You’ll be happy to know that Steffan is doing well and starring in a one-man (and two-pig!) show at the Gate Theatre, with its run ending March 29. To learn more about his show or buy tickets, visit the website.
Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, and Julie Walters have been cast in Brooklyn, which begins filming soon in Ireland. The film is based on a novel of the same name by author Colm Toibin about a young Irish immigrant making her way in New York. Domhnall has been cast as Jim Farrell, while Jim and Julie’s parts have not yet been revealed. In addition to this role, it has been rumored that Domhnall is being considered for another, more villainous part in the reboot of Fantastic Four. According to The Wrap, Domhnall is being considered for Dr. Doom, and the film is due for release in 2015.
Finally, Gleeson’s co-star, Clemence Poesy, is also rumored to be in consideration for another role. According to a Sky spokeswoman, discussion is currently taking place regarding a sequel to Poesy’s previous drama series, The Tunnel, which was immensely successful and aired last year on Sky Atlantic. If the second series does come to fruition, we could see Poesy reunited with Stephen Dillane, father of HP alumnus Frank Dillane.
That’s all for this edition of Role Call. Did any of the cast’s upcoming projects get you excited? Tell us what you think about the roles they’re taking on or perhaps what role you would like to see your favorite HP actor attempt by commenting below!