Actors in the News Weekly Roundup


Jan 24, 2010

Posted by John Admin

This week, the awards season is in full swing and we also have some news about new projects some of the Harry Potter actors have been working on. Firstly, thanks to Christian, we can bring you the news that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) are up for the German Bravo Otto Best Star in Cinema 2009 award. You can vote for up to three nominees here on the Bravo website.

Secondly, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) are aiming to raise £500 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by selling their secrets. SOS Day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraiser and will take place on January 29th. The RNLI uses the money to train and equip their 40,000+ volunteers with skills and lifeboats to protect Britain’s coasts, as well as help out in both national and international flooding emergencies. More information on the “Sell Our Secrets” challenge and a place to donate can be found on the JustGiving page here or at the RNLI Facebook page. James and Oliver Phelps can also be seen in a video on YouTube talking about the challenge.

Thirdly, an article on Empire Online reveals that Ciaran Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) has joined the cast of “John Carter of Mars”. Filming has already commenced in London. Many thanks to UniversHarryPotter for emailing in.

In more casting news, it has been confirmed that Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) will appear in an episode in the upcoming series of “Doctor Who” due to air this Spring. An article on SFX states that she will appear in the sixth episode, titled “Vampires Of Venice’ written by Toby Whithouse (“Being Human”) directed by Jonny Campbell (“Spooks,” “Ashes To Ashes” and “Shameless”). Thanks nellythemarrow for letting us know!

Finally, the National Television Awards 2010 took place on the 20th of January at London’s O2 Arena and Stephen Fry and David Tennant both received awards.

Stephen Fry, who narrates the British Harry Potter audiobooks, received both the award for Star Travel Documentary for his documentary “Stephen Fry In America” and the Special Recognition Award. A video of Mr. Fry accepting the Special Recognition Award can be seen here on YouTube. Hugh Laurie, Prince Charles, Jo Brand and Daniel Radcliffe feature in the video discussing the actor/director/poet/author/television presenter’s work, including his reading of the Harry Potter audiobooks. Quotage:

Daniel Radcliffe: I’ve got a very good friend who every night, after coming home from university, goes to sleep listening to Stephen read the Harry Potter books on tape because he just does it so wonderfully.

David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) received the award for Outstanding Drama Performance for the fourth year in a row for his work on “Doctor Who,” which in turn won the award for Best Drama for the fifth year running.

38 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Avatar ImageLucida says: Awesome! First!Avatar Imageele0206 says: so awesome!!Avatar ImageBoyWithALightningScar says: I love Stephen Fry. Congrats!Avatar Imagesunlitdays says: haha i love the part about the guy falling asleep to stephen fry everynight. how could you fall asleep listening to harry potter?! personally im more of a jim dale fan....hee hee lol :)Avatar Imagexoniamhox says: Oh my friend has some of Stephen Fry's Harry Potter audio books! She really likes them, does anyone recommend me getting them?Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: Poor Phillip Glenister missing out on the NTA to David Tennant yet again!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: dude thats awesome Fry is goodAvatar Imagealicia00 says: cooolAvatar ImageKami Malfoy says: Pity we can only vote for three; who gets left out? Dan, Rupert, Emma, or Tom?Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I think it's great that James & Oliver are raising money for RNLI, and the "Sell Our Secrets" angle sounds so appropriate for Fred & George! LolAvatar Imagesiena says: I cannot do anything more than adding to all the plaudits that Stephen Fry is one of the most incredible persons alive today on this earth and I honestly have no idea what I personally (and I am sure thousands would agree) would do if I couldn't listen to his stunning contributions to our lives !! I too need a fair dose of him every day just to feel content. His interpretation of HP made the story alive for me, it was his readings that made me a fan of HP, I have cried and laughed aloud and inwardly over his "Moab is my Washpot," discovered Oscar Wilde's fairy tales through him and so so much more. Stephen Fry your are totally unmissable, you are a lifeline, the core of things, not just of all things British. I am no native speaker of English and it was worth for me to learn the language and to move to the UK just to be able to listen to you, Stephen Fry. Thank you so much for being who you are and sharing your thoughts with us.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Wow - so much news! Thx, Rosi!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Congratulations to Stephen Fry and David Tennant!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: I love this new weekly blog. It is such a cool way to keep up with everyone Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool! Thanks for the news!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool! Thanks for the news!Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Yeah, they both deserved it! I like "Doctor Who")) And Stephen Fry... He has 48 hours in a day, doesn't he? He has time to do lots of important things! Just amazing!!! And voted on Bravo Otto site))) Don't forget to vote, guys! Everyone can! Not only Germany residents)Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: awesomeness. i voted for tom, emma and rupert in that german thing but didnt understand a word they wrote back at me xDAvatar Imagebellaohbella says: oh i love helen mccroy i deffinatly shall have to watch dr. whoAvatar ImageDiamondWings says: cool and interesting!!!Avatar ImageEeyore says: I have all the HP books read by Stephen Fry. He does an incredibly wonderful job. And I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who listens to Fry reading one of the Harry Potter books every night. (As for the falling asleep bit, the only reason I can is because I know the stories so well. Fry has a voice that is soothing and somehow comforting. It's like when you were a little kid and your parents read a bedtime story to you until you fell asleep. Sounds corny, but there it is.) So in answer to the whether to get Fry's version of HP? Absolutely!Avatar ImageEeyore says: Oops, editing button needed. That should say: in answer to the question of whether to get Fry's version of HP: absolutely!Avatar ImageCarmenNightshadow says: Cool! I've just voted :DAvatar ImageLittle Deatheater says: Thanks for the update!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Weekly Roundup!!!! Everytime I see that now I hear Frak's voice!! haha Awesome news for everyone!Avatar Imagemampersandy says: Yay for David Tennant! (And Mr. Fry, too.) Doctor Who is wonderful, and I will surely miss David as the Tenth Doctor.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Interesting news...Avatar Imagehermione97 says: It's really good that you have this weekly round-up!Avatar Imageenchantedsocks says: I watched the National Television Awards and I was so happy when Stephen Fry received the special recognition award as I think he's simply amazing. Plus David Tennant presented Mr Fry with the 'Star Travel Documentary' award for 'Stephen Fry in America so I was really excited about seen 2 of my favourite actors/entertainers on stage together. Plus I can't wait to see Helen McCrory in Doctor Who and I wish James and Oliver Phelps lots of luck with their fundraising.Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: I really like that James & Oliver are doing the "Selling Our Secrets" thing. I like that they are using their fame for some good in the world. Also like Emma Watson! I just voted for her in the Bravo! She Rocks! Also, Congrats to David Tennent!!! Oh yeah, and Stephen Fry! I heard he was going to be in Alice in Wonderland! I can't wait to see the movie!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: One more reason to love Dr. Who, I'm sure Helen will be wonderful.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'm so glad that Stephen Fry and David Tennant were recognized for their excellent work. =)Avatar ImageFifi says: That site where you vote for the trio and Tom is all foreign so I had no idea what I was doing there! Avatar Imagehermione97 says: It's really good that you have this weekly round-up!Avatar ImageBara says: A great bunch of info. Congrats to Stephen Fry & to David Tennant. Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: That's really great news!Avatar ImageHarryJamesPotterROCKS says: I saw the video. It was so funny. The picture of Stephen Fry wearing a lei and holding a Harry Potter book was really hilarious. That guy's got so much talent.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I'm always interested to see HP actors in other projects. Good luck to Ciaran Hinds in his new film!

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