Actors in the News Weekly Roundup


Jun 20, 2010

Posted by John Admin

Despite this week’s opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, actors from the Harry Potter films have nonetheless featured in the news talking about future projects and plans.

Firstly, BBC Newsbeat spoke to Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) about celebrities visiting Leavesden Studios and the recently released film “Wild Target,” in which Grint stars alongside Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour). Asked whether he had taken any souvenirs from the Harry Potter set, Grint replied:

I took the golden egg that was in the fourth film – a dragon egg. Apparently it was worth a few thousand dollars. I put it in a pillowcase, it was with James Oliver [sic], it was a joint effort. But they tracked it down and got it off us.

You can read the full article on the BBC website at this link.

Thanks to our Order Partner, we can also tell you about a new interview conducted with Grint at the “Wild Target” press junket. Interspersed between clips of the film, the actor discusses his character, the appeal of the role and working with big names in the film industry. You can watch a video of the interview via this link; an additional LoveFilm interview with Bill Nighy can be found on the LoveFilm YouTube channel at this link in which the Rufus Scrimgeour actor talks about his co-stars and how “Wild Target” came together.

The Sun interviewed Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) about his experience on the Harry Potter
films, which, Felton says, “has been like ten years of [acting]
lessons.” Felton also mentioned that the actors “talked about it but
all wimped out” of getting Harry Potter related tattoos and played at
guessing where everyone would be in five years time. “I’m a keen
musician, so apparently I’m going to be doing Harry Potter The
Musical,” said Felton. You can find the interview on The Sun website.

Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) gave an interview to Irish Central in which he spoke about his last day of filming Potter (“a battle scene so there wasn’t a huge amount of character work”) and his newly shot short film, “Noreen,” which will be shown at the Palm Springs film festival. Gleeson both wrote and directed “Noreen,” which stars both father Brendan Gleeson (“Mad-Eye” Moody) and Domhnall’s brother, Brian. “I did worry about being the ˜little Gleeson’ ’ I’m sure if my dad was a
carpenter and I wanted to go down that route too it would be the same
thing,” says Domhnall, “But I’m well over that now though.” Read the full interview at this link.

Entertainment industry website The Wrap has received confirmation from Warner Bros. that Clémence Poésy (Fleur Delacour) will guest star in the next series of “Gossip Girl.” The studio would not give away any details about Poésy’s character or in how many episodes the actress would star; read more at The Wrap.

Lastly, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) told Access Hollywood that he would “absolutely” consider appearing on television programme “Glee” if he were asked. “[It's] an amazing show,” said Radcliffe, “and I [would] obviously be honoured to be asked [...] But, I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet. They’ve got standards like Kristin Chenoweth!” The actor also briefly talks about his role in the 2011 revival of “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”; you can read the article here on the Access Hollywood website.

23 Responses to Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Whew! They have been busy!! Ha funny about Rupert and the golden egg!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: FIRST!Avatar ImageSmitch says: Nice to hear what they've got to say about themselves. I wonder what Emma's up to? Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: I love how Tom said he'll probably be doing Harry Potter The Musical... he should totally be in AVPS!! haha Love the little story about the golden egg from Rupert too. :)Avatar Imagemolly43 says: I hope they read the story or movie scripts before deciding to take on a role. Some people may only want them for their name only - but the film may be a flop. I hope they will be happy in whatever they do and that they'll mostly spend wisely. Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Nice to hear what they’ve got to say about themselves. Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: This has been the best week for not only Harry Potter news but getting to see all the actors.Avatar ImageLittle Light says: S'too bad you and Oliver got caught nickin' the egg. Nice try though.Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: Lol that is too funny that Rupert got caught takeing the golden egg, he must of love that egg lol.Avatar ImagePollytomat says: WOW! A lot of news! Yeah!!!! Tom should do HP musical!!!! :) Would have been awesome! Daniel Radcliffe in 'Glee'... Sounds impossible. But 5 years ago we couldn't imagine that there would be an HP theme park and now it's already opened))) Avatar ImageMoose_Starr says: lol ... Dan starring in Glee would be way cool. Yeah I wonder where they will all be five years from now. I guess they'll be working in movies or theater. Avatar ImageHagrid 713 says: I can just see Rupert trying to get that egg out - I'll bet they've all got a piece or two hidden away!Avatar ImageLunaSpecs says: I believe that Emma Watson was not at the WWoHP opening night (please let me know if I'm wrong). If she wasn't, does anyone know why? It seems weird that the trio wouldn't be there together. Avatar ImageIloveDobby says: haha Rupert trying to steal the egg :)Avatar ImageFresca says: These young actors have done really well so far, and I wish them all the best in the future. It is kind of neat that the Phelps brothers really are the practical jokers.Avatar ImageGryffindor Cutie says: Oh my gosh so much news! I think the actors should be able to take whatever they want from the set! After all, they earned it! Those kids have lived half their lives for Harry Potter. Oh yes, and if Dan appears on an episode of Glee, I will definitely be watching! Avatar ImageNot Slytherin says: Great roundup ... as usual!!! :o)Avatar ImageNumeroUnoFan says: great roundupAvatar ImageWON_TWO says: How very lovely...Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: I am so glad that many had such a great time at the opening. Did anyone ask Bonnie Wright if there was anything planned for her summer?Avatar Imagehewy says: Nicking the golden egg!! Did they really think that was a good idea?? LOL Sounds like everyone is doing fine. Emma is currently shooting a film from what I heard and wish Tom had something going right at the moment he too much of talent to waste. Good question "sidnandragin" whats new with Bonnie Wright?????Avatar ImageLoonyMaddie3 says: Too bad Rupert got caught! :) I also loved Tom's comment on "Harry Potter the Musical!" And I'd LOVE to see Daniel on "Glee!" I love how we get to hear what they'll be planning next, but I cant help feeling a huge hole in my life at the thought that this is the end of the HP legacy- at least with filming. I know that all these actors in the movies: Tom, Daniel, Rupert, Emma, Evanna, Bonnie, etc. have great potential and I know they have a bright future ahead.Avatar ImageSmitch says: Very informative, thanks!

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