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Posted by: Rosi
April 14, 2010, 07:06 AM

It continues to be a quiet period for the actors in the Harry Potter cast as they promote completed projects and begin to wrap on "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" filming. Oliver and James Phelps (George and Fred Weasley, respectively) have been interviewed by Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail as Harry Potter: The Exhibition opened last week in Ontario. Oliver Phelps describes the brothers as "fortunate" to have been able to play the Weasley twins, "characters where you can have a laugh." He continued to say that the films are "coming to an end at the right time for everybody."

In terms of the actors' future plans, "as it stands, we’re going to carry on the acting," said James Phelps, "there’s a couple of things in the pipeline, all deciding on date of wrap on Potter, so yeah, we’ll play that for a couple of years and go from there. Definitely staying in the industry." The Weasley twin actors also talked about fan encounters, auditions and friendships within the cast; you can find the full interview on The Globe and Mail website at this link.

Secondly, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) are on the 200-strong longlist for TIME Magazine's 2010 100 Poll. The poll asks you to vote for the "leaders, artists, innovators and icons" who you would place on the year's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The website declares Watson "a powerhouse in her own right" and comments, "Pattinson's face — however pale — will be omnipresent" this summer following the release of the third film in the Twilight saga. View the full list in and vote here on the TIME website.

A number of new stories have emerged related to Rupert Grint's (Ron Weasley) latest film projects. Our Order Partner has a brand new clip from upcoming release "Cherrybomb." You can view the clip here on the YouTube channel.

In related news, there are a number of additional "Cherrybomb" screenings in Belfast from the 7th to the 13th of May. The screenings will take place at the Queen's Film Theatre at 6.30pm. A Q&A session with directors Glenn Leyburn and Lisa Barros D'Sa will follow the first showing on the 7th. You can buy the tickets for the screenings on the Queen's Film Theatre website at this link. "Cherrybomb" will be released in the U.K. on the 23rd of April and you can find out whether a cinema near you will be showing it by visiting the official website. also reported that Grint's other recent project, "Wild Target" was screened at the International Beaune Film Festival between the 8th and 11th of April. "Wild Target" will be released in France on the 8th of July.  Thanks again to for the heads up!

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4024 Points

I cannot believe that Harry Potter is going to come to an end, in the literal sense of the movies. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the 7th book came out along with the 5th movie. Obviously, it will never really be “gone” for the fans. However, it’s good to see that the talented and brilliant actors of HP will continue acting. Good luck with everything you do, but you will always be the HP actors for me in whatever movie you star in although, I am glad to say I wouldn’t have it any other way! You have fulfilled all my expectations and more. Thank you! :D :D :D

580 Points

I am excited to see the Phelps Twins in other things! Hoping Cherry Bomb comes to the US someday, it is anxiously waiting in my NETFLIX Q!

Posted by Rosie016 on April 14, 2010, 08:49 AM report to moderator
3777 Points

really good yet bittersweet roundup

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on April 14, 2010, 10:23 AM report to moderator
4565 Points

Nice roundup!

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on April 14, 2010, 10:49 AM report to moderator
8876 Points

It’s really cool that Emma Watson is in another poll thingy … I was just reading the previous article about her being nominated for her role in HBP.

So have any you guys been to the HP exhibit in Toronto yet? I cant help being excited about it lol, I totally loved going to see it in Chicago and, I would love to be able to go see it again some time.

Posted by Moose_Starr on April 14, 2010, 11:31 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

A very informative roundup! Good news about Rupert’s projects.
And of course Phelps twins… They always make me smile! Hmmmm… I guess they play golf with Tom Felton, he is a fan of it))))

Posted by Pollytomat on April 14, 2010, 01:22 PM report to moderator
89 Points

Totally Lol-ing at Snooki being on the Time 100 longlist! Loving that Jane Lynch, Lea Michele, Gabby Sidibe, Chelsea Handler, Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert are on there! Is there any way to write in a vote, though? Because it’s not fair that Emma got on there but Dan didn’t!

Posted by lazykitty on April 14, 2010, 02:13 PM report to moderator
22044 Points

thanks for the news… i want the movies to come fast… but i don’t want this to end… =/

4852 Points

Yes, Emma is a very influential person! :( I don’t want the films to end!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 14, 2010, 05:22 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I am very curious to see what the Phelps twins will do when they finish with Potter.

Posted by Kirk on April 14, 2010, 05:44 PM report to moderator
174 Points

It’ll be good to see James and Oliver Phelps in different movies and I reaaaaaaaaaaaaalllllllly want to see Cherrybomb. It looks good.

Posted by gingerr_kat on April 14, 2010, 06:42 PM report to moderator
465 Points

Great roundup! Thanks, Leaky!

Posted by The Half-Blood Lauma' on April 14, 2010, 07:15 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

Awesome! :)

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on April 14, 2010, 07:41 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

I hope the HP actors all find great roles to play in the future. They are quite a talented group of actors!

Posted by Fresca ROAR on April 14, 2010, 10:17 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

Another great roundup! Keep these coming cause I love them! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on April 14, 2010, 11:54 PM report to moderator
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