In this week’s edition of Casting News, we bring you the latest addition to one popular television series, theater to celebrate women’s suffrage, and a really long Christmas stocking. (Really!)
“Paddington 2” is being released in January of 2018 and it is chock full of “Harry Potter” cast members, including producer David Heyman.
In this week’s MuggleNet Casting News, we experience chocolate week with Emma Thompson, fly high with Jack Thorne, and answer trivia questions with Warwick Davis. All that and more in this week’s Role Call!
Welcome to this week’s Role Call! There are A LOT of new projects in the works for our favorite “Harry Potter” alum, including those of David Tennant, David Thewlis, and David Heyman (Wow! That’s a lot of Davids!), and of course, we prepare for Alan Rickman’s last film: “Alice Through the Looking Glass”. Check out what is in the works below!
Great news for the TV adaptation of “The Casual Vacancy” – it’s been nominated for a Writers’ Guild Award.
In a new interview with the “Radio Times”, producer David Heyman has spoken about how his latest film “Paddington” is a “love letter to London.” The film, which starred several “Potter” alumni, including Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), was mainly set in London.
We previously posted that “Potter” stars Emma Watson and Julie Waters, as well as British audiobook narrator Stephen Fry, had designed bears for the Paddington Trail, a charity effort where celebrities designed bears that were placed around London and later auctioned for charity. In December, “Potter” producer David Heyman, who also served as the producer for “Paddington”, hosted an auction at Christie’s to auction off 15 of these lively statues to benefit the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. An additional online auction was also hosted, together raising over $1.4 million for the charity.
Producer David Heyman discusses his work on “Paddington” and “Fantastic Beasts”.
It’s award season, and the latest batch of announcements come from BAFTA. The nominations were announced this morning (January 9) bright and early, on Facebook, by Stephen Fry (UK audio books) and Sam Claffin (“The Hunger Games”).