CONFIRMED from WB: As reported on TLC, Ralph Fiennes and Miranda Richardson Cast in GoF

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Aug 04, 2004

Posted by Melissa Anelli
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Leaky is up and running again! News below.

It is official: As we exclusively reported on href=”/MTarchives/004915.html”>July 29
and July
23
,
Ralph Fiennes and
Miranda Richardson have joined the cast of
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

The press release reads:

BURBANK, CA, August 4, 2004 – Ralph
Fiennes (Red Dragon, Maid in Manhattan, Schindler’s List) and Miranda
Richardson (The Hours, Sleepy Hollow, The Crying Game) have joined the
all-star cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,
the fourth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s popular Harry Potter novel
series. Fiennes will play Harry Potter’s nemesis, the evil Lord Voldemort,
and Richardson takes on the role of muckraking journalist Rita Skeeter.

Our previous reports stated Fiennes was a step away from stepping into
the role – we were hesitant on calling it official because it continged on a
routine physical exam and a meeting with Mike Newell – so it could have
still fallen through. Both of those things just happened. He has
rehearsal schedules drawn up, costume fittings, the lot – he’s in.

Much thanks to Quint at AintItCool, for classily crediting TLC for the scoop. We appreciate it.

Bios below:

As posted on:

href=”/MTarchives/004934.html”>July 29:

href=”/images/2004/07/ralphfiennesbig.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/ralph
fiennesbig.html’,’popup’,’width=200,height=250,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,to
olbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>ralphfiennessmalljpg.jpg
src=”/ralphfiennessmalljpg.jpg” width=”100″
height=”125″ border=”0″ align=”left” />Fiennes is a very well known, Oscar-nominated and BAFTA Award winning
actor. His most famous movies include href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0108052/” target”_blank”>Schindler’s
List
(as href=”/images/2004/07/fiennesschindler.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/fienn
esschindler.html’,’popup’,’width=203,height=256,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,t
oolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Amon Goeth), href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116209/” target=”_blank”>The English
Patient
(as href=”/images/2004/07/fiennesengpatient.htm
l”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/fienn
esengpatient.html’,’popup’,’width=339,height=425,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,
toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Count Laszlo de Almásy), and href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0289765/” target”_blank”>Red
Dragon
(as href=”/images/2004/07/fiennesreddragon.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/fienn
esreddragon.html’,’popup’,’width=485,height=319,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,t
oolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Francis Dolarhyde).

He is also known for lighter fare like href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0252076/” target=”_blank”>Maid in
Manhattan
(where he played opposite Jennifer Lopez), and played opposite Miranda Richardson, who will play
Rita Skeeter in GoF, in
target=”_blank”>Spider
.

And on
July 23
:

TLC Exclusive: Rita Skeeter Cast; Miranda Richardson Picks
Up Quick Quotes Quill

href=”/images/2004/07/mirandarichardson5.ht
ml”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/miran
darichardson5.html’,’popup’,’width=240,height=309,scrollbars=no,resizable=no
,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>src=”/images/2004/07/mirandarichardsonsmall
.jpg” alt=”Miranda Richardson” width=”100″ height=”129″ align=”left”
border=”0″>Extremely
reliable sources tell us that British actress href=”http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001669/” target=”_blank”>Miranda
Richardson will play Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet
of
Fire
. Ms. Richardson (href=”/images/2004/07/richardsonheadshot1.h
tml”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/richa
rdsonheadshot1.html’,’popup’,’width=200,height=250,scrollbars=no,resizable=n
o,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>headshot)
is most commonly known for her roles in href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274558/” target=”_blank”>The
Hours
(playing href=”/images/2004/07/richardsonthehours.ht
ml”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/richa
rdsonthehours.html’,’popup’,’width=246,height=400,scrollbars=no,resizable=no
,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Vanessa
Bell),
target=”_blank”>Sleepy
Hollow
(playing href=”/images/2004/07/richardsonsleepy.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/richa
rdsonsleepy.html’,’popup’,’width=400,height=318,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,t
oolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Lady Mary Van Tassel, pictured here with Michael Gambon,
aka Dumbledore) and
target=”_blank”>The
Crying Game
(playing href=”/images/2004/07/cryinggame.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/cryin
ggame.html’,’popup’,’width=258,height=415,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar
=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′); return
false”>Jude).

Born in Lancashire, England, she has a long profile
that also includes
characterizations of the href=”/images/2004/07/richardson7queen.html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/richa
rdson7queen.html’,’popup’,’width=400,height=480,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,t
oolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′);
return false”>Queen
of Hearts in the 1995 Nick Willing TV adaptation of href=”http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0164993/” target=”_blank”>Alice
in Wonderland
, as well as href=”/images/2004/07/richardsonblackadder.
html”
onclick=”window.open(‘/images/2004/07/richa
rdsonblackadder.html’,’popup’,’width=246,height=300,scrollbars=no,resizable=
no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0′)
; return false”>Queen
Elizabeth in
target=”_blank”>Blackadder
Back & Forth
. You can find more information on her at
her unofficial Web site,
target=”_blank”>www.miranda-richardson.com
.





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