“Potter” stars land 2014 BAFTA nominations

The 2014 BAFTA nominations are in, and several talented Potter cast members have scored nominations!

In the category of Leading Actress, Helena Bonham Carter has been nominated for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in the biopic Burton and Taylor on BBC Four.

David Bradley, who portrays Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, has been nominated in the category of Supporting Actor for his role as shop owner Jack Gerald Marshall in the crime drama Broadchurch. The series, which also stars Potter alum David Tennant (Barty Crouch, Jr. in the films) was also nominated for best Drama Series and the Radio Times Audience Award. Additionally, An Adventure in Space and Time, which starred Bradley as Doctor Who actor William Hartnell, has been nominated for best Single Drama.

To round out nominations for Potter cast members, Frances de la Tour, who portrayed Madame Maxime, has been nominated in the category of Female Performance in a Comedy for her role in Vicious, and Shirley Henderson, who portrayed Moaning Myrtle, has been nominated in the category of Supporting Actress for her role on Southcliffe. In addition, Luke Newberry, who was cast to play Teddy Lupin in Deathly Hallows but cut from the final film, has been nominated in the category of Leading Actor for In the Flesh.

The BAFTA Television Awards will air on May 18, 2014. Good luck, and congratulations to all of the talented nominees!

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.