Castium Revelio: New Disney Show for David Thewlis

Welcome to this week’s edition of MuggleNet’s Casting News! After last week’s Trunchbull transformation, we’ve got new shows for David Thewlis and Jessica Williams, as well as a live event featuring Dame Maggie Smith. Castium Revelio!



First up, though, we’ve got a live reading by Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort). He’ll participate in an event at the 92nd Street Y in New York, reading T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land to commemorate the book’s centenary. The event, which will take place on Monday, December 5, is sold out, but you can still buy a ticket to watch the reading on a live stream.

Sticking with the theme of live events, we’ve got a charity event starring a whole host of screen and stage stars, including Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall). She’ll join fellow actors at the Ivy on the West End for a charity night called One Night Only, which will raise money for Acting for Others. The dinner will take place tomorrow night, December 4, and if you want to join in on the auction held at the event, you can still bid until 9:00 p.m. GMT tonight.

We’ve got two new roles to announce next. First up is a new Australian role for David Thewlis (Remus Lupin). He’s been announced as one of the lead actors in Disney+’s upcoming series The Artful Dodger alongside Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Maze Runner) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters). The eight-part series will follow both lives led by Charles Dickens’s most famous thief, Dodger.

Jessica Williams (Eulalie Hicks) has also announced a new role this week. She’ll play Gaby in Apple TV+’s upcoming comedy show Shrinking, which follows the life of a therapist who decides to ignore all of his training and tell his clients exactly what he is thinking during their appointments. The first two episodes of the show will stream on January 27, with the other eight episodes of the series debuting weekly. Check out the trailer below.



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Last up is an exciting win for Colin Farrell (Percival Graves). He was named Best Actor by the New York Film Critics Circle yesterday for his work on both After Yang and The Banshees of Inisherin. The latter, which also stars Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody), also took the award for Best Screenplay. Congratulations to Farrell on the award!

That’s a wrap on this week’s Casting News! Which of our four new projects are you most looking forward to seeing us cover again in the future? Let us know in the comments below.


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Neave Williamson

I've been a proud Slytherin for as long as I can remember, and love taking inspiration from the Wizarding World for short films.