Actors in the News Weekly Roundup


May 10, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Members of the Harry Potter cast have been busy this week, from television appearances to charity auctions and new interviews. Our Order Partner has a number of new backstage photos of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) alongside the cast of musical “Promises, Promises.” The play is showing on Broadway in New York and the musical’s director, Rob Ashford, will direct “How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” next year, starring Radcliffe himself. You can find the photos at via this link.

Also thanks to we can let you know that Daniel Radcliffe has donated items to the charity celebrity watch auction held by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The limited edition watch donated by Radcliffe can be seen on the CharityBuzz website, where you can additionally find more details of the signed “Equus” script and copy of A Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book also donated by the Harry Potter actor.

A new video from NYLON‘s interview with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) can now be seen in our Leaky Video Galleries.
Wright shows the fashion magazine around a pub in Shoreditch, London
whilst discussing British pub culture and her music tastes; a video of
the interview can be found at this link.
A reminder that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) also took part in NYLON’s
“Young Hollywood London” feature; a video of his interview is right here in our galleries.

Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) starred in a central role as Rosanna on the Saturday, 8th May episode of Doctor Who, “The Vampires of Venice.” Residents of the UK can watch the episode online on the BBC’s iPlayer.

In related news, Toby Jones (Dobby) will be playing the Dream Lord in the upcoming Doctor Who episode, “Amy’s Choice.” The episode will air on BBC One at 6.25pm BST and you can find a trailer for the episode on the BBC website. Thanks to nellythemarrow for emailing in!

Australia’s Courier Mail has an interview with John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) in which the actor discusses his role in “44 Inch Chest.” Talking about the character he portrays in the film, Hurt describes Old Man Peanut as “deeply damaged.” You can read the full interview on the Courier Mail website.

Lastly, we are sad to report that actor Jimmy Gardner died on Monday, 3rd May at the age of 86. Gardner played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang in “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and is survived by two siblings. A full obituary can be found on the Independent website. Thank you to the many Leaky readers who emailed in.

43 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Avatar ImageDiamondWings says: Thanks!Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: Aw. RIP Jimmy :(Avatar Imagegingersnap188 says: RIP Jimmy! =(Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's kind of Dan to donate to the auction. Well this week doesn't seem like a busy week for Harry Potter actors.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: RIP Jimmy =(Avatar Imagenwrosey says: Bonnie Wright got engaged to the actor that plays young Grindelwald!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Good for Dan! And RIP Jimmy! You were a great Ernie!Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: Lol that interview with Rupert Grint at the end he try to cry but he laugh instead lol I start to laugh.Avatar ImageOddape says: Helen McCrory is great in Doctor Who; definitely worth a watch! And I had no idea the Dream Lord is Dobby, gives me a new reason to look forward to it :DAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: RIP Jimmy Gardner Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: so glad dobby has opened doorsAvatar ImageHogwartsHokage says: RIP Jimmy, can't believe I still remember watching him in PoA a long time ago. And great for Dan to donate, but does he seem skinnier than usual in those recent pics in Broadway? I hope he's not tiring himself out too much. Avatar Imageshbz says: RIP Jimmy, the Knight Bus won't be the same without youAvatar ImageHermioneandthehouseelves says: RIP Jimmy! Avatar ImageLittle Light says: RIP Jimmy. =(Avatar Imagerongoby says: RIP.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: RIP Jimmy Gardner!Avatar ImageToNkS_rip says: RIP Jimmy ;(Avatar ImageEvagirl says: RIP Jimmy, how will Stan and the shrunken head go on without you?Avatar ImageTheRealSlytherinHeir says: Aw, RIP Jimmy! You were a great night bus driver! Its great to hear about Daniel doing all of these great things! Just another wonderful HP child actor that's turned into a wonderful adult!Avatar ImageOddRavenclaw222 says: R.I.P Jimmy! The Knight Bus has suffered a terrible loss.Avatar ImageFifi says: RIP Jimmy! :(Avatar Imagesnoozer says: I just saw an article on Bonnie Wright getting engaged to Jamie Bower...Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: RIP Jimmy. Good roundup! Imagine next week's roundup will include something about Bonnie Wright's engagement.Avatar Imagenicoooola_ says: RIP Jimmy! :'( Avatar Imagehewy says: Good interview with Bonnie. She just seems to get more poised and beautiful by the day! We will always remember Jimmy Gardner as we rewatch POA and see him in our minds eye as we reread the book. He was perfectly cast for the part. My condolences to his family!Avatar ImageFGFG says: @nwrosey, I was wondering why hardly any of the fansites have posted but I think it's because either, we don't have any proof it's confirmed by either of them or it's considered a personal life thing. RIP Jimmy. :-( He made me crack up in POA. That's a sad loss. That's great that Dan did that. :D He's so lively. Does anyone know if NYLON is available in the US I'd really like to see Rupert and Bonnie in it. I don't recall ever seeing a NYLON magazine.Avatar ImageWendelin the Weird says: RIP Jimmy Gardner.Avatar Imagethundermountain7 says: RIP Jimmy, i thought he did a very good job acting, thats sadAvatar Imagethundermountain7 says: RIP Jimmy, i thought he did a very good job acting, thats sadAvatar ImageSmitch says: 1. Dan needs an undershirt, but I do love him so. 2. Rupert Grint makes me laugh out loud, and I dig his quirkiness. But, the miniature animals? Anyone who owns and/or loves these animals, please feel free to enlighten me about a world I do not completely understand. 3. Bonnie Wright is sweet, and seems down to earth. 4. John Hurt's interview is going well so far, but I had to take a break after I read "....and popcorn films such as...Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." OK - popcorn film!? I take offense to that! 5. Awesome weekly round-up. Thanks, Leaksters! Avatar ImageSmitch says: Rest in Peace, Jimmy Gardner. Avatar ImageWinkyxx says: bye Jimmy. :'(Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: Jimmy you played your part very well in POA, and I truly loved the night bus with the shrunken head saying Take it away Ernie !!!! I am sadden to learn that he passed on and I am sure he will be remember by ALL Harry Potter Fans, and the World.Avatar ImageAlice Weasley says: We will miss you Jimmy Gardner!!! I agree with Heiress of Slytherin- the Knight Bus won't be the same without you!!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: thanks a lot. that was a good roundupAvatar ImageFresca says: Rest inn Peace, Jimmy. You will be missed. John Hurt is a very amazing actor, and I hope we get to see 44 inch Chest in Canada. He can bring any character to life on the screen.Avatar ImageKimberlyZ says: Lots of actors showing up on doctor who :) ahaha dobby Omgshh Ernie! :( So sad to hear. RIP... Avatar ImageMadam Snape says: Whatv a full roundup. And a great one, you guys! Loved to read about the engagement... And so sad to read about actor Jimmy Gardner passing away. RIP Jimmy!!!Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: RIP Jimmy! Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: Rest in peace, Jimmy! You have us a great Ernie Prang. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.Avatar Imagewandmastercalum says: That Jimmy guy was cool. Its a shame he's gone.Avatar ImageJackMeggers says: lots going on wow! also RIP Jimmy :(

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