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Posted by: Rosi
March 30, 2010, 12:36 PM

Film, fashion and philanthropy continue to dominate the happenings of the Harry Potter actors this week. The Yorkshire Post has a new interview with Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn) in which the actor discusses his latest film, "Perrier's Bounty." Broadbent describes his gun-wielding, cocaine-snorting role as "irresistible... the character was so delicious." The actor briefly mentions his role in the Harry Potter films, saying, "It's a really civilised way of working. It's really pleasant, they do a fantastic job. The kids are all great; there's no sort of brat pack behaviour." Brendon Gleeson ("Mad-Eye" Moody) also stars in "Perrier's Bounty," which is in UK cinemas now. You can find the interview with Jim Broadbent on The Yorkshire Post's website at this link. Thanks for emailing in, Freya!

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) has continued to promote "Nanny McPhee" in various mediums, appearing on BBC One's "Friday Night with Jonathan Ross" talk show as well as BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. Whilst Thompson doesn't discuss Harry Potter, she puts forth her thoughts on 3D films and shares some insight into her aims when writing the screenplay for "Nanny McPhee." Those living in the UK can find both programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Also in film news, "Wild Target," in which Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) both star, continues to live up to its name as the release date has changed once more, this time to the 18th of June. Thanks to for the heads up.

Rupert Grint has donated his "Keep Calm and Carry On" t-shirt and flag shoes to Cancer Research UK's Give Up Clothes for Good Auction. The auction will run until 2.04pm BST tomorrow, the 31st of March and you can find more information, as well as links to the auctioned items, on the eBay page at this link. In 2008 the auction raised £3.2 million for Cancer Research UK. Thanks once more to!

In more Rupert Grint news, the actor attended the 2010 Empire Film Awards where he presented Simon Pegg with the award for Best Sci Fi/Fantasy Film for "Star Trek." The awards ceremony took place on Sunday, 28th of March at the Dorchester Hotel in London and you can find pictures from the event here in our galleries.

Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) attended Memorabilia Expo this weekend at the NEC in Birmingham, where he signed autographs. Other guests included Anna Popplewell (Susan Pevensie in "The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe") and Frazer Hines (Jamie McCrimmon in "Doctor Who".) Thanks to Heather for emailing in!

Actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) appears on page 36 of London Fashion Week's Estethica catalogue. Wright is pictured modelling jewellery for 'Wright & Teague for Oxfam' as part of Oxfam's effort to "re-position 'charity shops' as highly competitive vintage fashion retailers in their own right." The fair trade certified jewellery line "is a collaboration using the design aesthetic of the Mayfair-based jewellers Wright & Teague, and the fair trade group Noah's Ark." You can download a pdf of Esthethica's Autumn/Winter 2010 fashion guide at this link. Thanks again to Freya!

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89 Points

Whoa, there’s a phrase I never I’d see on Leaky, cocaine- snorting! On a side note, what’s this fair trade thing I keep hearing about?

Posted by lazykitty on March 30, 2010, 11:37 PM report to moderator
20981 Points

I wouldn’t mind having that shirt.

Posted by LunaLuver on March 31, 2010, 01:27 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

Cool roundup as usual, Rosi! :o)

160 Points

A great roundup, they all have such busy lives it seems. All those extra activities around the full time job that it must be to film DH2

Posted by lurking_llama on March 31, 2010, 08:25 AM report to moderator
2482 Points

Emma Watson In NY???????????

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on March 31, 2010, 09:27 AM report to moderator
12348 Points

WOW that’s two things that are happening in June 18!

Posted by LoveTomRiddle [ROAR] on March 31, 2010, 09:35 AM report to moderator
1481 Points


Posted by Mew5645 on March 31, 2010, 11:32 AM report to moderator
22044 Points

cool! thanx!

2168 Points

whoe, lots going on there, especially with rupert!

Posted by MaggieNoise on March 31, 2010, 05:31 PM report to moderator
1985 Points

busy busy week.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on April 02, 2010, 01:35 PM report to moderator
4007 Points

watched emma thompson on jonathan ross. i love her!

Posted by KC Nox on April 06, 2010, 10:41 AM report to moderator
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