Award Watch: Shaw, Lynch and Craig News and More


Feb 18, 2008

Posted by SueTLC

We have a few pieces of news regarding some of the people from the Harry Potter films and various award programs.

As we reported previously, acclaimed production designer Stuart Craig was to receive a special lifetime achievement award from the Art Directors Guild. That program took place last night and you can see new photos of Mr. Craig, here. At this event, Mr Craig said “This award is great—not because it flatters the ego but because it’s part of a succession process. The old ones acknowledged by the up-and-coming generation … the process of handing down skills, knowledge and experience.” Readers will recall that it was about a year ago, we learned Stuart Craig, who has worked on all of the Harry Potter films, was hard at work designing the Astronomy tower for those pivotal scenes in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. We also saw a recent interview on the sneak peek of HBP (no.2) on the DVDs where he discussed his work designing Voldemort’s orphanage. Stuart Craig is also the leading design force behind the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park currently under construction in Orlando, Florida.

Actress Evanna Lynch attended the Irish Film and Television Awards last night in Dublin, Ireland and you can see new photos of the Luna Lovegood actress here in our galleries.

Fiona Shaw, who portrays Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter films, will be honored at a special event this week in Hollywood. Fiona and her work in film and on the stage will be recognized at the “Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film” pre-Academy Awards party, Thursday, February 21, in Los Angeles, California. On a related note, Fiona Shaw was the subject of a recent special on cable channel Ovation, where it focused on her love of art, and a portrait that was made of the actress. You can watch a short excerpt from this program via this link (select the “Art” tab, then scroll down to where it says “The British Face.”)

Finally, as part of the buildup to the Academy Awards, the 16th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition is open in Los Angeles, and will feature some costumes from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Among those included are costumes worn by Umbridge, Lucius Malfoy and more, and is similar to the display we showed you earlier (seen here and here in our galleries.) This exhibit is open now until April 12.

7 Responses to Award Watch: Shaw, Lynch and Craig News and More

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Cool. Congratz Shaw, Lynch and Craig!

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Good Job everyone! not to be mean, i think she’s great, but does Evanna Lynch’s hair seem a bit limp and slightly unwashed to anyone else? I love her hair, but it seems that she could do a little bit more with it, I mean it’s so nice!

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Aww Evanna looks adorable :D

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Congratulations to Stuart Craig and Fiona !! And Evannah looks really pretty!!

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Cool. Stuart Craig definitely deserves that award. he’s freakin’ awesome. Evanna looks…um…cute. i guess. lol. i guess she can’t take the extensions out cause she’s filming, but she could have atleast brushed them or something. but i like her shirt or dress.

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Congratulations to everyone! Evanna looks fantastic in her pictures – I love her dress and her hair. :)

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Evanna really does look great and she’s fantastic as Luna!! I do hope they’ll include her Quidditch commentating in HBP and everything else she’s up to as well… I love Luna and her expressions..this is probably because I tend to suffer from “Loser’s Lurgies” and quite frequently a wrackspurt hits me, too…

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