Role Call: Masters of Disguise
This week, the Dowager Countess is swept off of her feet by a movie star, Bond may face his youngest villain ever, and Dublin’s Olympia Theatre hosts a family reunion – will you even recognize the former cast of Harry Potter? Check it out!
A filming date has been set for the next installment of the James Bond series, currently titled Bond 24. The film is set to star Ralph Fiennes and will begin shooting December 6. According to Contact Music, a table read of the script is slated for November and the villain of the movie has not yet been cast. Daniel Radcliffe has thrown his own name into the ring via interviews during his What If publicity tour but so far, no word if his voice has been heard by those in charge of casting!
Gary Oldman‘s new role in the Kevin Costner thriller Criminal began earlier this month in Kingston, with security surrounding the film set extremely controlled. So far, no pictures from the set have been released, but we will continue to bring you the latest news on the film as they become available. It was also announced that Oldman will begin producing his first television series for Spike TV called Deep Web. Take a look at the synopsis of the series below, which was inspired by a story published in Time Magazine:
“Deep Web” will tell the story of an ambitious computer aficionado in Silicon Valley who, with the help of his friends, evolves into an Internet underworld crime boss fueled by a web portal where people can buy anything from a kidney to cocaine to a rocket-launcher.
The new season of The Graham Norton Show will (hopefully) be full of Harry Potter stars! So far, the talk show has announced guests Emma Thompson for October 3 and John Cleese on October 10. Season 16 of the series will begin airing in the UK on September 26.
Fans of both Downton Abbey and George Clooney are abuzz with the news that Clooney supposedly planted his lips on Dame Maggie Smith. Smith’s co-star, Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith) provided a few hints as to the real story, telling ITV’s This Morning that the guest appearance was not set in stone until he actually arrived on set. As far as what actually took place between Clooney and Smith, Carmichael revealed:
There is a very brilliant moment with Maggie and George – and I don’t know if I want to give away any more than that really – but Maggie does a very comedy fall – George plants a kiss and Maggie ends up on the floor, it’s wonderful. He was hilarious.
Stephen Fry has revealed a voice role in an episode of American Dad! via Twitter:
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) September 17, 2014
It was also announced earlier this week that Fry was cast in a new film called Tomorrow, which will be executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Read the synopsis of the film below, which will be filmed across London and Spain:
“Tomorrow” explores the problems suffered by soldiers struggling to integrate back into society, with a backdrop of traumatic stress disorder, as well as HIV and AIDS.
Warwick Davis has picked up yet another hosting gig – he will head the October 23 FMBE Awards, which is “a celebration of the how brands engage people with their stories, compelling them to retell the tale.” Frank Wainwright, the director of the awards, praised Warwick as he announced his participation:
Warwick, Professor Flitwick to some, Willow to others, or as a fictional version of himself in Life is Short, is an actor who the finest storytellers can rely on. We are very excited that he has agreed to present our industry’s big night. We are supporting Warwick with an exceptional line up of talents from dark arts’ mind readers, fortune tellers, voodoo musicians and magicians through to dancers and live music to light up our party.
Finally, the Gleeson clan will make their first stage debut together in The Walforth Farce. The play will star Brendan Gleeson along with his sons Domhnall and Brian, and will premiere early next year at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. Brendan announced the news himself this week, just before the tickets go on sale September 26 via Ticketmaster:
To do this with the two lads is now the focus of my year. It will be exhilarating and challenging in equal measure – a special time.
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