Role Call: Davis Goes Denim
Welcome to the first Role Call of June! This week, we take a look at the goings-on of Daniel Radcliffe, Natalia Tena, Gary Oldman, Warwick Davis, Timothy Spall, and more! Read about all this and more in this week’s Role Call.
Daniel Radcliffe, none other than Harry Potter himself, is starring in the upcoming thriller Jungle. Filming, which took Dan to locations in Colombia, has been underway for several weeks. Jungle also qualified to receive the country’s 40%-20% cash rebate from the Colombian Film Commission, a division of Proimágenes Colombia. The film will be based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir about his trip into the Amazon. We will make sure to keep you up to date as the film unfolds.
Natalia Tena’s (Nymphadora Tonks) new animated short, Fishwitch, is getting a public screening on June 22 at the Edinburgh Film Festival! Fishwitch is the story of what happens when a witch (Natalia’s character) and a merman come together while adrift on an iceberg in the ocean. If you’re in Edinburgh in mid-June, check out the film and let us know how it is.
Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) visited his beloved Queen Mary at the James Watt Dock on June 5. Upon its return, Coltrane was pleased to see the ship again, which he first fell in love with in the 60s.
It’s a joy to see her back. I was kind of expecting the worst and I braced myself for a bucket of rust, but she’s not. She needs her face wiped but of course she’s just come up from Essex and she’s seaworthy. Bringing her back has been talked about for so long and it’s always been a fantasy of mine.
The Queen Mary is set to have a permanent place in the docks and serve as an entertainment and education venue. Of course, Coltrane is pleased to see his beloved ship be loved by the community the same way he loves it. If you would like to read the full article, visit the Daily Record.
As one of Tribeca’s shortlisters, Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) recently released a video in which he discusses his favorite role, line, and even one of his favorite films, Some Like It Hot. The shortlisters include an impressive lineup of actors, directors, producers, insiders, and influencers, all of whom offer their personalized recommendations for their favorite films.
Timothy Spall’s (Peter Pettigrew) newest drama, Denial, will be released in September by distributor Bleecker Street. Bleecker Street currently owns famed films such as Captain Fantastic, Anthropoid, and Eye in the Sky, the latter of which features our beloved Alan Rickman.
‘Denial’ follows Deborah E. Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal crusade for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.
The film is based on Deborah Lipstadt’s non-fiction work History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier. Denial will be released on September 30.
David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) will be the narrator for a new Channel 4 program called Inside Birmingham Children’s Hospital. Viewers will get the chance to see patients and their families in one of the most advanced pediatric units in the world. The series will be composed of ten parts, each of which follows a number of stories, ranging from life-threatening illnesses to childhood bumps and bruises. The series will air on Thursday nights at 9:00 p.m. BST on Channel 4. Catch the first episode on June 9!
As a self-proclaimed denim enthusiast, this last one is my favorite. Warwick Davis (Griphook, Professor Flitwick) has recently partnered with Jeans for Genes, an organization that raises money on Jeans for Genes Day to improve the quality of life for children affected by genetic disorders. Participants can sign up for a fundraising pack that contains everything needed to start fundraising for the cause.
Check out Warwick Davis in head-to-toe denim. Never have I ever been more in love with him.
Please give @JeansforGenes a follow & sign-up for a free fundraising pack at https://t.co/lewD84ABJX #JeansForGenes pic.twitter.com/PlI5I6zDz4
— Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis) June 3, 2016
That’s a wrap on this short and sweet week of Casting News! This may have been a slow week, but I can assure you that there are thousands of projects in the works for our favorite stars. What was your favorite this week?