Actors in the News Weekly Roundup (Updated)


Sep 26, 2010

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The Harry Potter actors have been busy this week. Firstly, fresh from the rumour mill, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will reportedly star in “My Week With Marilyn” alongside fellow Harry Potter cast member, Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart). According to the Daily Mail, Watson will play Lucy, “a wardrobe assistant working behind the scenes during the making of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956.” The British newspaper also reports that filming is to commence at Pinewood studios on the 4th of October and comments that Watson’s deal for the film is “in the final stages of negotiation.” This is still firmly in the rumour category; stay close to Leaky for any more news on Emma’s potential role. Thanks to Ronna and Vicki for emailing in!

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), were on “The Late Late Show” in Ireland on the 24th of September. The actors appeared on the programme in anticipation of their latest project, a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “John Gabriel Borkman”, which opens at the Abbey Theatre on the 13th of October. Previews will take place from the 6-12th of October. Find out more information here on the Abbey Theatre website. Many thanks to Azkaban’s Angel for the heads up! Update: thanks to Niamh we can now link you to the RTE website, where you can watch “The Late Late Show” – the interview with Shaw and Rickman starts approximately 16 minutes in.

The US website for “Wild Target” is now live, with new pictures, clips from the film for download and a link to download the trailer in high quality. You can find the website at this link. “Wild Target” will be released in the US on the 8th of October and stars both Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour). Thanks to our friends at for the heads up!

Verne Troyer, who played Griphook the Goblin in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” made an appearance on the third episode of Series Four of ITV2′s celebrity panel show, “Celebrity Juice.” A number of pictures of Troyer on his way to and from the studios can be seen here in our galleries.

Lastly, Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Barty Crouch) attended the World Premiere of their latest project, “Made in Dagenham.” The film will be released on the 19th of November in the USA. You can find a plethora of photos from the premiere at this link in the Leaky galleries.

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

Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: FIRST! Yay for Emma in a new movie! Great to hear from Alan and Fiona as well. Plus I'm so excited that Wild Target is finally going to be released in the US! Avatar Imagevicki_the_house_elf says: Yay! I sent the Emma Watson story in! It sounds great for her, even if its a small part. Thanks for the roundup Leaky!Avatar Imageemilykirstyn says: didn't filming for "The Woman In Black" start today or earlier this week, as well?Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I am so excited to know that WILD TARGET is coming to the U.S.! Yay, Rupert.Avatar Imagemystiqueminx says: excited for rupe's filmAvatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: All cool.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool. Looking forward for Rupert's wild target. And hope emma stars in that movieAvatar ImageSusmita singh says: Cool! Great roundup.Avatar Imageksddancer says: Very cool Emma! Nice round upAvatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: Nice round up x)Avatar Imagekatherine102678 says: Nice roundup. Good for Emma, but must be hard juggling a schedule of filming and school.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure that 'Wild Target' will never come to Russia. However, its release in the US means that it will be worldwide available on DVD! That's why no worries! I can catch up with this movie later! YAY! Very happy for Emma! She is a very good actress even if sometimes she feels insecure about her acting skills (in last interviews she always mentions that). I'm waiting to see the confirmation of these news. However, all the rumors about her possible future roles (even if she doesn't get this particular one) show that she will be in demand among directors after HP and that's cool!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Great news! Thanks Leaky :)Avatar ImageFresca says: Thanks for the news about the actors, Leaky. There was such an amazing talented cast in the Harry Potter movies, that ti is no wonder that they are busy in other roles. I am glad that we will get to see more of Emma, Dan, and Rupert. Avatar ImageSlyBones says: ^_^Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Another great Roundup! Lots going on this week! WOOT.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Hmmm...I wonder how Ms. Watson's professors (not to mention her classmates) at Brown University feel about her skipping classes for a jaunt across the Pond to shoot scenes for a new movie. I'm a little surprised that she didn't turn down work that occurs in the middle of the fall semester, if she's as serious about her schooling as she tells the press. I fear that this may contribute to a perception among her peers that she gets special privileges on account of being a famous actress. Not a good PR move, in my view.Avatar Imagexoniamhox says: LOVE the Round-ups, really keeps us connected with what the actors are up to. And no problem about sending you the link, am only glad to help out :DAvatar Imagehewy says: Do so love this segment!

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