This week’s Casting News is jam-packed full of our favorite “Harry Potter” cast members getting involved in the community, on stage, and on the big screen. It includes Gary Oldman’s mind-blowing transformation into Winston Churchill and a potential plot twist that never was between Stanislav Ianevski and Emma Watson.
Wed, Jan 20
Sophie Thompson's birthday
Mafalda Hopkirk (DH1)
Thu, Jan 21
Harry visits the prefects' bathroom with the golden egg and solves the clue
Fri, Jan 22
Sir John Hurt's birthday (RIP)
- “If you’d ever had the pleasure to teach him, you’d know Newt is not a great follower of orders.”
- February 17, 2005 – A visitor of the Goblet of Fire set told MuggleNet that only Sirius’s head would make an appearance during the fireplace scene, making Gary Oldman fans upset at his minor appearance.
Did You Know
- The first review of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was given by Alice Newton, the daughter of the founder of Bloomsbury, at age 8: “The excitement in this book made me feel warm inside. I think it is possibly one of the best books an 8/9 year old could read.”