Actors in the News Weekly Roundup


Nov 29, 2010

Posted by John Admin

There hasn’t been much non-Harry Potter news from the Harry Potter cast amidst the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) attended the EA British Academy Children’s Awards yesterday. Video game “LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4″ had been nominated for the BAFTA Kid’s Vote – Games Award but lost out to “Just Dance.” The animated episode of Doctor Who, titled ‘Dreamland’ and voiced by David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) was nominated for the Animation Award but lost to “Shaun the Sheep.” Some photos of Lewis at the ceremony can be found here in the Leaky Galleries.

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) was in the audience alongside actor James Corden for this week’s episode of British television singing competition, “The X Factor”. Corden tweeted a picture of the pair of them, which you can find via this link on Twitter. Grint also appeared on the celebrity panel for follow-up programme,”The Xtra Factor” — UK residents can watch Grint on the programme here on the ITV player. Unreality TV has a quote from Rupert about one of the remaining contestants, Wagner:

I like Wagner, I really do. He’s not everyone’s favourite but I don’t think the show would be the same without him. I loved him tonight, Creep, the lyrics were perfect!

Thanks to our Order Partner for the heads up!

Lastly, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley, respectively) took part in Thames Hospicecare’s Santa Dash yesterday, a 5k run in which over 660 people took part dressed up as Father Christmas. The participants ran through Swinley Forest in Bracknell; you can find a video from yesterday’s event here on the ITN News YouTube channel. The 2009 event raised £30,000.

17 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Avatar Imagenellythemarrow says: I don't know if you saw Harry Melling playing a wizard called Gilli in BBC's Merlin a week last Saturday? Not this week's news but it's still on iPlayer.Avatar Imageashim_gryffindor says: Second! Well it's nice to know that the actors are enjoying themselves =D I'm not in England at the moment so i can't use the BBC iPlayer....Avatar ImageLiderc says: Nice to see Rupert doing some non-potter things.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: I saw a picture of James Phelps in a Santa costume (he posted it on his twitter) - he was funny)))Avatar ImageSindi says: great news :D Wish i could see the shows :[Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: I actually sent a message about Harry Melling in 'Merlin' via 'contact Leaky Cauldron', but it doesn't sound as though they got it. He was very good, and there were some nice HP resonances. Dudley finally became a wizard! Avatar Imageksddancer says: Very cool! Too bad I can't see the shows.Avatar ImageLeper says: Mmm. Slow week outside of Potter, I guess.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: that was a bit boring after all the premier stuff last weekAvatar ImageHarrypotterultrafan says: Rupert likes Wagner !!!! :) I live down the road from Wagner!!!!! Rupert, if you ever want to visit Wanger, just let Emma, Tom or one of the Phelps know so they can post it on twitter, i'll be there ;) :PAvatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: The Phelps twins are doing alot of public work with various people these days.........Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Good job James and Oliver! You make all of the HP fans very proud!Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: Yes, Harry Melling was excellent in Merlin. Like your point about Dudley finally becoming a wizard! :)Avatar ImageSybilT says: I wish Merlin would come back on TV in the U.S. It was on for a few weeks in the summer of 2009. I miss it and I'd have liked to see Harry Melling as a wizard.Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: I also liked Merlin, Maybe with any luck if enough people call from the TV Guide or voice their opinions outloud they will bring it back in the US I did not know that Harry Melling was in it and that he was a wizard!!!!! Way to go Fred, George, Oliver Rupert and Neville (Matt)Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: No doubt there will be a DVD box set with this episode, though I don't know whether it will play on US TVs. It would probably play on computers, wouldn't it?Avatar Imagehewy says: Always love this segment no matter how brief the news.

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