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Posted by: Rosi
April 18, 2010, 05:45 PM

The Harry Potter actors have been both the subjects of casting rumours and participants in a number of interviews this week.  British newspaper The Daily Mail reports that Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) is rumoured to have been cast in short film "Sweat" as a "beautiful woman dating an immature young man." "Sweat"'s script was written by Alexandra Billington, is set in London and will be one of five short films to comprise the 2010 international feature "Geography of the Hapless Heart." The Daily Mail alleges, "Bonnie has read the script by Alexandra Billington and has told the writer and producer Peter Ogunsalu that she's ready for cameras to roll late November, although she hasn't officially signed on the dotted line yet." Find out more about "Geography of the Hapless Heart" on the feature's official website.

Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) appeared on RTÉ One's The Late Late Show on Friday, 16th April, where he briefly discussed his role as the Hogwarts Headmaster in the Harry Potter films. Gambon discussed fan encounters and being confused by those who stop him on the street for actor Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings"). The actor also spoke about his experience working on the Harry Potter films for the past seven years. You can watch the interview at this link; it begins approximately 42 minutes in.

The world's first 3D compact digital camera has been reviewed for The Daily Mail by Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Grint describes the Fujifilm W1 3D as "big and chunky" but expressed his surprise at how well shooting with the camera in 3D mode worked, commenting that it "opens up a whole new world."  The actor stresses the cost of using the camera and viewing the photos in 3D, as extra purchases are necessary to do so, but nonetheless concludes "if you find the right angle and the right subject matter you can take some really stunning photos." You can read Grint's full review of the Fujifilm W1 3D via this link.

Thanks to our Order Partner,, we can let you know about a number of new interviews with Rupert Grint as the actor continues to promote upcoming theatrical release "Cherrybomb." Grint shares his favourite places, meals and memories of London with the Evening Standard; you can find it here on the newspaper's website.

London-based arts magazine FAULT have tweeted that they will be interviewing Grint on Monday and want to know what you'd like to ask the actor. FAULT is released quarterly and you can find out more information about the magazine, including distribution, on their website.

Lastly, Empire Online have two new video interviews with "Cherrybomb" cast members Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan (Malachy and Luke in the film, respectively). The actors discuss cast bonding on the set, the pace of "Cherrybomb" compared to the Harry Potter films and the "amazing" petitioning by Grint's fan base for the cinema release of the former. You can watch the interviews on the Empire Online website. Thanks again to for the heads up!  "Cherrybomb" will be released on the 23rd of April.

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1486 Points

great going potter cast! Keep rocking!!

Posted by rohit_ASP«Я☼AR» on April 19, 2010, 03:15 AM report to moderator
783 Points

rupert is finally getting the attn he deserves x)

Posted by Mary11_hplvr*WBM* on April 19, 2010, 06:18 AM report to moderator
808 Points

Oh they are all moving on. It really is coming to an end. Well done Bonnie for finding a new project. And Rupert has been busy. Good on him!

Posted by Love is the greatest magic on April 19, 2010, 09:32 AM report to moderator
1985 Points

Love all the news. Happy for Bonnie on a new role.

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on April 19, 2010, 09:36 AM report to moderator
3750 Points

Loving all of the news!!

Posted by Want to be a Weasley on April 19, 2010, 11:22 AM report to moderator
2168 Points

i want that camera!!!!

Posted by MaggieNoise on April 19, 2010, 02:27 PM report to moderator
784 Points


Posted by Dreamer on April 19, 2010, 05:09 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

I eagerly await seeing Bonnie Wright in this new role and applaud her as she begins to participate in projects outside of Potter.

Posted by Kirk on April 19, 2010, 05:33 PM report to moderator
311 Points

Way to go, Bonnie Wright! On the road for sucess! Congrats on this newest project (if the rummors turn out to be true).
And it’s funny they’d mention it, I come across people that mix up Michael Gambon and Sir Ian McKellen all the time!!!
Great round up, you guys!

Posted by Madam Snape on April 19, 2010, 11:41 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

“A beautiful woman dating an immature young man”… been there, lol :) I’d love to see Bonnie in something new and different. And Michael Gambon being mistaken for Ian McKellen??- some people just can’t keep their awesome wizards straight!!

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on April 20, 2010, 12:00 AM report to moderator
4208 Points
Rupert is in serious demand! Good for him. The camera sounds amazing, but I think the later versions will probably be “less clunky”. My husband, would love to get his hands on that camera in any stage of development, however,
Posted by Fresca ROAR on April 20, 2010, 11:53 AM report to moderator
1317 Points

Happy to see everyone is doing so well with life after Potter. Bonnie and Rupert are wonderful actors and deserve some big breaks! Best of luck to all.

Posted by hewy on April 20, 2010, 12:55 PM report to moderator

Just to let everyone to know, Bonnie has signed on the film. Heck she filmed it already back in December. She’s on the cast list on the official website for the film and her agency page has the film added.

Posted by Kgose on April 20, 2010, 02:12 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Yay, I love the weekly roundup. Thanks :)

Posted by Smitch on April 21, 2010, 10:13 PM report to moderator
1420 Points

thats grand

Posted by alicia00 on April 23, 2010, 04:15 PM report to moderator
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