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Posted by: Rosi
June 14, 2010, 07:16 AM

Whilst many in the Harry Potter cast have been busy doing the last bits of filming for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", news has nonetheless surfaced about various actors' upcoming and ongoing projects. Firstly, Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) is among those tipped to star as George Smiley in a film adaptation of John Le Carré's cold war thriller Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. British newspaper The Guardian reports that David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) is also rumoured to be in casting negotiations for the film, which will be directed by Tomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In").

"The Sweet Shop" production blog has been updated once more with a new video of Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) talking about MWS Media, the video production company behind the film. You can watch the short video right here in our video galleries. Parents please note: the video features one bleeped out swear word and therefore may be unsuitable for young children.

The Hospital Club has opened voting for the top 100 influential people in the creative industries. A number of names associated with Harry Potter appear in its shortlists, including: Tanya Seghatchian, producer of the first five Harry Potter films who is nominated in the (Established) Film category; Stephen Fry, narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks, who is nominated in the (Established) Digital category; and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), nominated under the (Emerging) Fashion category. Voting is open until the 25th of June, via this link, and you can read up more about the nominees at this page. Those with the most votes will be published in the Top 100 list in The Independent newspaper on the 7th of July. 

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17 Comments

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First to comment!!!! :)

Posted by Heather Staples on June 14, 2010, 07:39 AM report to moderator
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Good to know that not everyone’s depressed these days. :)

Posted by accioangela on June 14, 2010, 09:08 AM report to moderator
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Not much news. Congrats to them for getting in the shortlist! Need to vote!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on June 14, 2010, 09:19 AM report to moderator
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It’s voting time!

Posted by jhangelgurl (ITC!) on June 14, 2010, 10:18 AM report to moderator
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Not much going on, but I did take the time to vote.

Posted by Finny on June 14, 2010, 11:14 AM report to moderator
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Rats … when I clicked to vote via this link I get the Dusting thing with Page not found
But, it sure is good news that Stephen Fry has been nominated as one of the most influential people.

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 14, 2010, 11:19 AM report to moderator
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Okay so I found that the first opened voting link works okay so, I have voted.

Posted by Moose_Starr on June 14, 2010, 01:00 PM report to moderator
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Wow! Gary Oldman and David Thewlis in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy! It is one of Carre’s best novels, and with those two in it it should be an awesome movie. It is worth a read, but it is a dark story too.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on June 14, 2010, 03:51 PM report to moderator
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I look forward to watching Oldman and Thewlis in said film; it sounds like it will certainly enthrall audiences.

Posted by Kirk on June 14, 2010, 05:19 PM report to moderator
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My inner Wolfstar fangirl can´t help it but howl XD
good to hear that…

Posted by Black_wind on June 14, 2010, 05:27 PM report to moderator
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Another great weekly roundup! :)

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on June 14, 2010, 08:39 PM report to moderator
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How very nice…

Posted by Won_Two on June 14, 2010, 11:22 PM report to moderator
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Good to know the latest Potter gossip :)

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Nice to keep up with the actors! This is a good segment!

Posted by hewy on June 15, 2010, 12:22 PM report to moderator
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Well the actors have to move on don’t they? I wish them all future success.

Posted by Gryffindor Cutie on June 15, 2010, 12:49 PM report to moderator
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