Castium Revelio: There Casting News Goes!
Welcome back to another edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News, your source for the latest information on what our magical alumni have been up to lately! Are you ready to find out what’s new? Castium Revelio!
First up, we have some magical news about some of the biggest names from the Harry Potter films! Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) appears in James Arthur’s music video for “Empty Space,” according to Capital FM. Tom is reportedly one of Arthur’s favorite actors, and Arthur stated, “He was perfect for the song.”
Capital FM also described the song itself.
‘Empty Space’ is a song full of emotion – something we’ve come to expect from James Arthur’s music – and he went on to reveal that the love and loss he’s been through in his own life is the inspiration behind the track.
James explained, ‘It’s one of my happy songs. It talks about love and loss, in my capacity something I’ve dealt with in my life, and initially being in denial when you lose someone.’
Check out the video for “Empty Space” below!
We also have a first look at a project from another major Harry Potter actor! Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) can be seen in the upcoming BBC One adaptation of Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders, which will air this Christmas. In an exclusive promotional image, RadioTimes.com has given us a peek at Rupert in character as the mustached Inspector Crome. John Malkovich, meanwhile, will star opposite Rupert as Inspector Hercule Poirot in the mystery.
Besides rocking the ballroom on Dancing with the Stars, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) spoke at Animal Equality’s Inspiring Global Action Gala on October 27.
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Evanna also wrote about the event on her own Instagram.
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Had the honour of opening the @animalequality gala with the hugely inspiring animal activist @moby on Saturday. Moby has been a vegan for over 30 years and doesn’t seem to let a day go by where he doesn’t think seriously about how to change the world for animals. It is still odd and socially awkward to be a vegan sometimes and I can’t even imagine the stubborn conviction and determination it must have taken to be vegan decades ago when people were so miseducated on the lifestyle. Pre bloody internet!! I’m so grateful for people like him who committed to it, built a community and created demand to a point where it is possible and enjoyable to live a life free from animals. It’s so much harder to listen to your heart’s whispers and gut instinct when everyone else around you thinks you’re weird for it – it being the belief that animals should have the right to life and protection from abuse. So cheers to @moby and everyone who listens to their own truth over the customs of society and gives the rest of us the courage to do the same. Thank you @animalequality for another amazing evening reminding us why we do what we do.
On the red carpet, Evanna spoke about how she is excited to see Jude Law as the younger version of Albus Dumbledore in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The Hollywood Reporter quotes her as saying, “He totally captures that serenity, that inner peace.”
She also added that she feels Law captures another side of Dumbledore, too.
He captures the manipulative side of Dumbledore. Dumbledore’s a kind person — he’s nice. He’s not manipulative in an evil way. He wants to get people on his side, fighting for the right thing. You see that in Book 6, and that’s really shown more, explored more, in this movie. From what I’ve seen, I think he’s perfect.
You can find photos from the red carpet of the gala event here.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) rounds out our news on the “Big Seven” cast members, as they are sometimes known. Currently performing on Broadway in the play The Lifespan of a Fact, Daniel appeared on ABC’s The View on October 29. You can watch him discuss the play during his guest appearance in the video below.
That’s all for this edition of Casting News! Stay tuned for even more great updates next week! Until then, be sure to tell us your thoughts in the comments below!