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”.