Actors in the News Weekly Roundup (Updated)


Feb 08, 2010

Posted by John Admin

It’s been a quiet week in terms of news from the Harry Potter cast. Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) spoke to The Guardian newspaper’s Weekend supplement about her most recent projects, including her role in Tim Burton’s highly anticipated adaptation of “Alice in Wonderland.” In the interview, Bonham Carter speaks briefly about the Harry Potter films:

We talk about the four Harry Potter films she’s been in and I tell her I find them hard to ­follow, too. She
nods. “To be honest, I think it’s a hell of a lot of plot to fit into
two hours.”

Scans of the interview as well as a number of stills from the film and pictures from The Guardian’s photoshoot can be found here in our galleries. Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” will be released on the 5th of March. Many thanks to Freya for emailing in!

Secondly, Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) appeared in the Daily Mail this week in their “My Life in Pictures” feature. The article, which can be found via this link, includes a photograph of the Cambridge Footlights Society where she is joined by Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) and Stephen Fry, who narrates the British Harry Potter audiobooks. There are also a number of photos with Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart), as well as a still from Thompson’s recent role in Oscar-nominated 2009 film “An Education.”

Finally, there are a number of new photos from the fashion range Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has created with People Tree; you can find these in our galleries via this link.

Update: James Phelps was on BBC Radio 5′s 606 programme talking about his support of Birmingham City football team as well as the break he has been given from filming in order to attend the opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The interview can be found here on the BBC iPlayer and starts at around 49:10 minutes in. Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the heads up!

31 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup (Updated)

Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Can't wait for the "Alice". The trailers are so good))) And Helena Bonham Carter's character - the Red Queen is very funny)))) and in Russia this movie will be released only on 11th of March(( it's not fair! +++ Love the pics from People Tree catalog and BTS. Emma's doing a great job! Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I found the article on Emma Thompson very interesting. I had no idea that Robbie Coltrane had been a member of Cambridge Footlights.Avatar ImageCatherine says: i so cant wait for alice in wonderland! it should be good! alan rickman's in it as well!Avatar Imagejain says: no mention for the 2nd week running of Dan reading Shakespeare's sonnet number 130 available to download on your mobile for Valentine's day. This story was mentioned in the Times newspaper over a week ago, Also on the list is Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh and Alan Rickman. Avatar ImageDawna says: Very interesting piece on Emma ThompsonAvatar Imagetaoist1 says: I've always thought Tim Burton would have been great creating one of the Harry Potter films. Maybe in 20 years when they re-do them all he can get involved. Burton would have made the films really magical.Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Very excited for "Alice in Wonderland"! Glad to hear about Helena with the article as well. :)Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I didn't know that Helena was in Alice in Wonderland. I am so excited to watch that movie, it sounds awsome! I still can't wait to watch Belatrix Lestrange in the Deathly Hallows! Bellatrix is my favourite Death Eater! She reminds me of me if I was evil! Can't Wait! Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: I didn't know that Helena was in Alice in Wonderland. I am so excited to watch that movie, it sounds awsome! I still can't wait to watch Belatrix Lestrange in the Deathly Hallows! Bellatrix is my favourite Death Eater! She reminds me of me if I was evil! Can't Wait! Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: The new Alice in Wonderland looks interesting. Interested in going to see it at the theater.Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: new alice should be a good watch and any news including robbie is awesome newsAvatar ImageToNkS_rip says: cant wait 4 alice in wonderlandAvatar Imagebellaohbella says: i can not till aliceAvatar Imageluna.quibbler says: SQUEE i emailed in the guardian news and scans :) thats the second time i had my name mentioned on leaky :)Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: I cant wait to see Alice in Wonderland its going to be so good! Three HP actors in it what could be better!!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I am very much excited to see how Helena Bonham Carter performs as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland; needless to say, I am positive she will do marvelously, as will Tim Burton's directing style.Avatar Imageanne1 says: Doesn't stephen fry also play the Cheshire cat in alice?Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I've enjoyed the Alice in Wonderland commercial I've seen, featuring the very talented Helena Bonham Carter.Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: I love Emma Thompson and Robbie Coltrane! Kenneth Branagh was so funny as Gilderoy Lockhart, it's a pity there wasn't time to show him at St. Mungo's in Order of the Phoenix. Brain addled and *still* vain and pompus....Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: Emma is beautiful, talented, brilliant and caring. What a special young lady she has become!Avatar ImageKami Malfoy says: James Phelps is my favorite Weasley twin. I love that he's going to the HP park. <3Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: I siriusly can't wait for Alice in Wonderland! It's going to be awesome with Helena, Johnny Depp, Timothy Spall, Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry!!! Tim Burton is an amazing Director!!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: Emma is so brilliant!Avatar ImageLoveTomRiddle says: I just went the People Tree website, and the dresses from Emma look really cool!Avatar Imageleigia says: Cool, James will visit the opening of Wizarding World. Wonder who else will come?Avatar Imagekisoiscute says: Omg!LOLAvatar ImageFifi says: The photos of Emma Watson are the same as last week! :D, still enjoyed them though.Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: I love this feature, Rosi! Thanks!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Cool! Thanks Leaky!Avatar ImageMaxtina Potter says: I love this woman! And hey, she's gonna play THREE characters in her own face in The Deathly Hallows (Dromeda Lestrange - Hemione and Belatrix Lestrange ) I can't wait to see the differences in her performance as she switch roles; she's an incredible actress.Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Worth waiting for...

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