CONFIRMED: Michael Gambon to star in BBC’s adaptation of “The Casual Vacancy”
We posted in April about the new television mini-series based on the adult novel written by J.K. Rowling after the Harry Potter series had come to an end and have been anxiously waiting for some casting news to surface. Today we get our first look at who will star in the series!
Two previous Harry Potter alumni have signed on to star in the television production of J.K. Rowling’s first post-Potter novel, The Casual Vacancy. Sir Michael Gambon has been cast as council leader Howard Mollison, while actor Simon McBurney, the voice of Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, will play headteacher Colin “Cubby” Wall.
The BBC-HBO production on the three-part mini-series is slated to begin filming in August.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available! For more information on the novel, check out our book page.
Does the first casting news for The Casual Vacancy have you excited? Let us know what you think about Gambon and McBurney’s appearance in the production of Rowling’s novel by commenting below!