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Awards Round-Up: Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations, Evening Standard and BroadwayWorld UK Theater Awards Winners!

Dec 09, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Burke, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Fandom, Fans, Film Awards, Films, Heyman, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Potter News, Producers, Round-Up, Smith, Smith Interviews, Television Programmes, Theater, Thompson, Watson, West End, Williams

It’s awards season for both screen and stage and, as usual, wizarding world alums feature among the prestigious nominations and wins! In a crossover that spans industries, the round-up covers Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards television and film nominations, as well as wins for the Evening Standard Theater Awards and Broadway World UK Awards. …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Dame Maggie Smith Discusses Downton Abbey, Rupert Grint & Others Head to Cons & More!

Mar 16, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Bradley, Casting, Conventions, Coulson, Davis, Events, Fan Events, Fans, Felton, Films, Gleeson, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, Honors/Awards, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Miller, Phelps, Round-Up, Smith, Smith Interviews, Television Programmes, Wright, Wright Interviews

It’s been an action-packed week in the Potterverse, as we got a first-look at the upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, as well as the new Universal Orlando Resort ride coming this Summer, Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, with the special guest appearances of Robbie Coltrane and Alan Gilmore at a launch event in London! …read more!

Maggie Smith Will Return to ‘Downton Abbey’ for Big Screen Adaptation!

Jul 14, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Films, HP Cast, Movies, News, Potter News, Smith, Smith Interviews, Television Programmes

Potter fans loved renowned actress Maggie Smith’s brilliant portrayal of Professor Minerva McGonagall in all eight films of the Harry Potter series. She perfectly encompassed McGonagall’s dry wit, strength and heart and expertly balanced her no-sense yet caring demeanor. We mourned the end of our journey with her character and so subsequently rejoiced when Maggie …read more!

Dame Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon & More Join ‘Hogwarts Mystery’ & Release Date Announced!

Apr 05, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Davis, Fan Events, Fun, Fun - Games, Gambon, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Products, Smith, Smith Interviews, Video Games, Warner Bros.

As if Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery wasn’t exciting enough, one of our questions from A Celebration of Harry Potter was finally answered – multiple actors from the Harry Potter films will provide voiceovers for the free-to-play game! Taking place years before Harry’s arrival at Hogwarts (in the 1980s, so you’ll be joined by Tonks and Charlie Weasley …read more!

The Magical 19: Jack Thorne Productions, Theater Outreach, and Musicals!

Sep 05, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

19 Years Later, Branagh, Broadway, Charity, Coltrane, Events, Henderson, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Smith, Smith Interviews, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Walters, West End

Potter fans the world over have been celebrating Harry’s story “19 Years Later” throughout the last week. From LeakyCon to Cursed Child videos and meet-ups, the epilogue to J.K. Rowling’s magical series, now a veritable classic, has been fondly commemorated. Since the development of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage production, fans have been …read more!

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, 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. …read more!

Maggie Smith on Loneliness, ‘Downton Abbey’ & ‘Lady in the Van’

Dec 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, News, Smith, Smith Interviews

The Telegraph interviewed the wonderful and wildly talented Dame Maggie Smith – our beloved Professor McGonnagall – on her acting career, her personal life, and her role in The Lady In the Van. Based on a true story, the film follows Miss Mary Shepherd: a stubborn woman in her 60s who came to live outside Alan Bennett’s house in …read more!

Maggie Smith to be Featured at Tricycle Theatre Event

Dec 12, 2016

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Events, Interviews, News, Smith, Smith Interviews

The Tricycle Theatre in London will feature the incomparable Dame Maggie Smith and Dame Judi Dench in an installment of their  “In Conversation With” series on February 26. This exciting event will include an hour-long conversationand a Q&A session with the two actresses. Jim Carter, of Downton Abbey fame and husband of Harry Potter’s Imelda Staunton (Umbridge), will …read more!

Maggie Smith’s Remembrance of Alan Rickman in New NPR Interview

Feb 24, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, News, Smith Interviews

Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) was recently interviewed on NPR, during their Fresh Air segments. Smith has been promoting her newest movie, The Lady in the Van. The interview largely focused on Maggie Smith’s comedic roll as homeless woman named Mary Shepherd, living in a van parked in writer Alan Bennett’s driveway for 15 years. While …read more!

Dame Maggie Smith’s interview with ‘The Evening Standard’ on winning Best Actress

Feb 12, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Smith, Smith Interviews

Last Sunday, Dame Maggie Smith was named Best Actress at the Evening Standard British Film Awards for The Lady in the Van. The Evening Standard caught up with Dame Smith to talk about Sunday’s awards and her wide-ranging career. On her latest win, Smith remained modest as ever, highlighting the brilliance of the actresses she was up against: …read more!

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