Dame Maggie Smith and Others Added to BFI and Radio Times Television Festival Line-up

Feb 07, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Events, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, Jack Thorne, Media, News, Smith, Smith Interviews, Walters, Walters Interviews

On Monday, Radiotimes.com announced additions to the guest list for the BFI & Radio Times Television Festival; an event that will take place from April 7th-9th at the BFI Southbank and BFI Imax theaters.


Dame Maggie Smith, our revered Professor Minerva McGonagall, is scheduled to make a on-stage appearance to talk about her life and career.

Many famous British actors including Poldark‘s Aidan Turner, Doctor Who & Victoria‘s Jenna Coleman, Black Mirror‘s Charlie Brooker and the legendary Rowan Atkinson have all joined an already amazing bill. Already attending the event are Michael Palin, Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, our beloved Julie Walters (Molly Wesley) and Keely Hawes.

Several inductees into the Radio Times Hall of Fame include Monty Python’s Michael Pain as well as Steven Moffat.

Jack Thorne, creator Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is speaking about creating National TreasureSkins and the upcoming adaptation of the popular His Dark Materials as well as discussing How to Become a Media Star with the Hemsley Sisters.

Details of all the events during the festival can be found here, and tickets are available to the general public now.


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