Actors in the News Weekly Roundup


Jul 25, 2010

Posted by John Admin

It has been a slow news week for the Harry Potter cast, but a few stories have come through nonetheless. Firstly, as we told you last week, Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) recently took part in the Barmy to Barcelona Wacky Rally under the team name, “The Salty Sea Dogs” to raise money for The Royal National Lifeboat Institution. has decided to merge fandom celebrations of Rupert’s 22nd birthday with fundraising for the RNLI, who work to save lives at sea during search and rescue missions; running costs for this 24/7 life saving work are high and the charity depends on fundraising.

The “£22 for Rupert’s 22nd Birthday 4 RNLI” fundraising effort asks those who can to donate at least £22 to the RNLI via “The Salty Sea Dogs” donation page. The first 22 fans to make such a donation will receive a personalised gift from Rupert Grint himself. Furthermore, the top donor will receive a picture of “The Salty Sea Dogs” in their water rescue gear autographed by Rupert, Oliver and James Phelps (Fred Weasley). You can donate here at the donation page and find out more information about the fundraising effort at this link.

In other news, Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Rhys Ifans (Xenophilius Lovegood) attended the London premiere for “Toy Story 3.” Pictures of the actors on the not-so-Red Carpet as well as at the Afterparty can be found here in our Leaky Galleries. “Toy Story 3″ was released last Monday, 19th July in the UK.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) has been photographed on the set of “Red Riding Hood” wearing a purple robe, grey gloves and a cross around his neck. Oldman plays Father Solomon in the film, which is slated for 2011 release and also stars “Mean Girls” and “Mamma Mia!” actress Amanda Seyfried. “Red Riding Hood” is directed by Catherine Hardwicke (“Twilight”,”Thirteen”) and was written by David Johnson (“Orphan”). You can find the photos of Oldman on set in our Leaky Galleries at this link.

20 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so cool!Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: First person comments ever never been first! Bonnie dress is so pretty I love that dress.Avatar Imagejhangelgurl says: Loving the news as always. Avatar Imagehadou says: It is amazing to see how much Bonnie has grown since her first appearance in the Harry Potter movies. Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Thanks for the news! I especially am excited about Gary Oldman's new project.... he looks so awesome in his costume!Avatar ImageRavenclawZombie says: Wow! I can imagine Gary Oldman being a great Solomon. Directed by Twilight's director, hmm... =]Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: That is so cool!Avatar ImagemmmDraco.x says: awesomee (:Avatar Imagecasweasley says: I love how natural Bonnie looks!Avatar ImageEmmaria says: coooolllAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That all sounds cool! Toy Story 3 already came out here in's been a month already.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW love the pictures!!!! Bonnie looks great as usual!! and so does Gary Oldman!!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Rupert Grint birthday idea is great! Avatar ImageLonewolf_ says: Awesome :)Avatar ImageGryffinclaw8997 says: :D this is awesome!!!Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Gary Oldman is so great - love that dude. Can't wait for the film. :o)Avatar Imagestarguitar says: James Phelps was also on the rally. You seem to leave him out a lot, do you not like him or something?!Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Nice roundup!Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: thanks for the pics bonnie is still a total babeAvatar Imagesidnandragin says: Bonnie looks awesome. Love the simple black dress she is wearing. Love it!

Write a Reply or Comment

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.