Castium Revelio: From the Emmys to SDCC

Welcome to this week’s edition of Casting News! This week, we have plenty of updates for you, from new music and trailers to another Emmy nomination for 2022. Are you ready? Castium Revelio!



First, we have Hero Fiennes Tiffin, who portrayed 11-year-old Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. One of his latest film roles is in the final film in the After series, After Ever Happy, and its official trailer has been released. After Ever Happy will have a theatrical release on September 7.



Next up is Stephen Fry, the narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks. He has recorded the winning submission to the Lichfield Festival’s children’s writing competition. This story was authored by James Peters, age nine.



Congratulations are in order for Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody), who has been nominated for an Emmy Award in the category Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for his role in State of the Union. He joins the creators of Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts among this year’s Emmy nominees. The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held on September 12.

Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) can be seen in the trailer for his upcoming limited series The Patient, acting alongside Steve Carell. The Patient will stream on FX on Hulu beginning on August 30. Note that the trailer may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) stars in the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, and new promotional images for the show have been released by HBO and Entertainment Weekly. Among them is a photograph of Ifans in character as Otto Hightower. House of the Dragon is set to premiere on August 21 on HBO.

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and costar Alba Baptista were recently interviewed by MovieWeb about their film Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris, which is in theaters now.

Harry Melling’s (Dudley Dursley) film Please Baby Please was shown at OutFest in Los Angeles on July 15. This was the only screening of Please Baby Please at OutFest, however, and no date has been announced yet for its wider release.

Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) has been cast in Role Play, a thriller also starring Kaley Cuoco and David Oyelowo, according to Deadline. Reportedly, Nighy’s casting is as a replacement for Billy Bob Thornton due to Thornton’s scheduling conflicts.

It has been announced that Hugh Bonneville will be paying tribute to Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) by narrating an upcoming film about Dame Maggie’s career, titled The Marvellous Maggie Smith. According to Hello!, the film will air on Channel 5 in the UK on July 23. Miriam Margolyes (Professor Sprout) will reportedly appear in the film, among others who have worked with Dame Maggie.

Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) is among the famous faces who will be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con this year. Fogler is also a comic book writer and will be part of multiple panels with Heavy Metal magazine on July 21 and 22. He will also be participating in signings at Booth 1529 on July 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Samantha Morton (Mary Lou Barebone) stars as Catherine de Medici in the new Starz historical drama The Serpent Queen. Entertainment Weekly has published stills of Morton and other cast members in character. A premiere date for The Serpent Queen has yet to be announced, but it is reportedly coming this fall.

Finally, we have Alison Sudol (Queenie Goldstein). Sudol has announced a new album, Still Come the Night, out on September 30. She has also released a video for her new single, “Meteor Shower,” available now.



That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which piece of news has you most excited this week? Let us know in the comments below!


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I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.