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Weekly Round-Up: Imelda Staunton Talks Umbridge & Social Distancing, Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Special & More!

Weekly Round-Up: Imelda Staunton Talks Umbridge & Social Distancing, Daniel Radcliffe’s ‘Kimmy Schmidt’ Special & More!

Congratulations on making it to Could Potterheads! This week we commemorated the Battle of Hogwarts, introduced our Harry Potter reread discussion group, reviewed Tom Felton’s new movie Braking for Whales, shared a venue for Harry Potter themed weddings and coated updates on Common Orlando’s future fourth park Epic Universe. As well as, Wizarding World graphic designers MinaLima introduced their postcards for heroes marketing campaign and LEGO unveiled their model new Harry Potter brick units together with The Burrow and the Room of Requirement!

This week in Harry Potter and Incredible Beasts Actors information a superb take a look at Daniel Radcliffe within the upcoming Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Interactive Particular, Ralph Fiennes confirmed as Miss Trunchbull within the Matilda film musical, David Tennant seems in Good Omens on-line anniversary particular, Tom Felton is recording private messages on Cameo, Evanna Lynch co-hosts a BBC podcast, episode two from the Phelps’ Double Hassle , an interview with Fiona Shaw and extra!

A New Trailer and an Look for Daniel Radcliffe

Netflix has shared their trailer for the upcoming Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive episode!

Title character, Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) units off on her largest journey but, and the viewer, will get to determine how the story unfolds! Will she make it to her marriage ceremony on time? YOU determine!!

Stars showing within the particular episode embody, Tituss Burgess, Carol Kane, Daniel Radcliffe (pictured above), Jon Hamm, Sara Chase, Lauren Adams, Donna Maria, Amy Sedaris, Jack McBrayer, and Johnny Knoxville.

The thrilling Interactive Particular premieres on Netflix on Tuesday twelfth Could!

Ralph Fiennes Confirmed as Miss Trunchbull Matilda

Matilda the Musical is heading to the large display screen! Ralph Fiennes will likely be moving into sneakers of Headteacher, Agatha Trunchbull the story’s villain, it has been confirmed this week. Filming was initially anticipated to start capturing in August 2020, nevertheless, this has been placed on maintain as a result of present coronavirus pandemic.


Matilda the Musical is at present working on London’s West Finish, the place it started in November 2011. It ran on Broadway from April 2013 to January 2017.

The musical, written by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by comic Tim Minchin relies on the e book of the identical identify by Roald Dahl, initially launched in 1988. Matilda tells the story of a schoolgirl with very particular powers who makes use of her expertise to assist these round her, whereas coping with the spiteful Miss Trunchbull.

David Tennant Returns to Good Omens for Anniversary Mini-Particular

Could of 2020, marks the thirtieth anniversary of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s novel Good Omens, and to rejoice, Gaiman has written a particular lockdown mini-episode with Michael Sheen and David Tennant, reprising their roles from the Amazon sequence, launched Could 2019.

Aziraphale (Sheen) & Crowley (Tennant) in Amazon's Good Omens

The quick audio clip follows the pair as they verify in with each other throughout their time in quarantine. Angel, Aziraphale (Michael Sheen) is content material to sit down in his closed e book retailer all day, studying and baking muffins, while demon Crowley (David Tennant) is caught with solely his houseplants for firm, and might’t convey himself to unfold concern or discontent whereas the pandemic is already doing such a superb job.

“This is our present to all of you. It’s to make people happy, because too many of us are sad.” Gaiman instructed his 2.8 million twitter followers.

Click on here to observe the clip now!

Personalised Video Messages from Tom Felton

Hogwarts’ bad-boy Tom Felton is continuous to thrill his followers by becoming a member of the lengthy record of celebrities recording personalised video shout-outs on Cameo, a web-based market for personalised movies out of your favorite film stars, athletes and extra!

Tom’s movies are priced at £239.04 or $288 per request. In keeping with the Cameo web site, it’s the expertise who units their worth, which might be modified based mostly on {the marketplace} at any time.

Tom Felton!

Tom Felton!

Feltons’ Cameo profile has a 4.9 ranking out of 5 stars. Boasting  91 glowing opinions from completely satisfied recipients.

“Tom Makes all his videos so genuine. Love love love it. My Bestfriend is going to flip when she sees it.” Writes one completely satisfied fan!

Different Harry Potter stars on Cameo embody Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), James Peyton (Frank Longbottom) and Leaky’s pricey pal, Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley).

Chris Rankin Creates “Virtual Chorus” For Cowl Of ‘Any Dream Will Do’

Talking of Chris Rankin, he took to YouTube lately to put up a canopy of ‘Any Dream Will Do’:

“Through the wonders of modern technology, a chorus of over 40 voices have come together to perform “Any Dream Will Do” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Superb Technicolour Dreamcoat!”

Chris introduced collectively the singers through a name for submissions on social media, and edited them collectively to provide this splendidly uplifting refrain – simply what we wanted to lift our spirits throughout lockdown!

Evanna Lynch CoHosts BBC Podcast Regular Individuals

Actress and vegan activist Evanna Lynch has co-hosted a BBC podcast with Documentary filmmaker and YouTuber, Riyadh Khalaf, discussing Regular Individuals, a BBC3 adaption of Sally Rooney’s 2018 novel of the identical identify.

Obsessed with...Normal People podcast, available at BBC Sounds now!

Regular Individuals spins the story of Connell and Marianne, two folks seemingly excellent for one another, which begins after they’re in school in a small city in West Eire and continues – on and off – for one more 4 years whereas they’re in school in Dublin.

With the additional great @RiyadhK chatted a LOT about catholic guilt, and Irish boys being nearly surgically indifferent from their feelings. My accent is now twice as Irish. It was very enjoyable and the television present is sensible. Tweeted Evanna.

All episodes of Regular Individuals can be found now on BBCiPlayer. Discover the podcast Obsessed with…Normal People on BBC sounds now!

Rupert Grint and Gemma Chan  Get Concerned With NHS Marketing campaign


We lately celebrated the information that Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome are expecting their first child, and now the pair are supporting the NHS in a new campaign.

The marketing campaign, promoting a variety of  ‘Choose Love’ £20 restricted version t-shirts is unique to ASOS, Select Our Carers and Select Our NHS. All proceeds will go to The Care Employees Charity and NHS Charities Collectively. Aside from Rupert Grint, different celebrities concerned consists of Incredible Beasts‘s Gemma Chan, as well as   Dermot O’Leary, Judi Dench,  Suki Waterhouse, Daisy Lowe, Noel Fielding, Rupert Grint, Stacey Dooley, Nick Grimshaw, Laura Whitmore and Iain Stirling.


Discover out extra concerning the marketing campaign here.

Emma Thompson Helps the Atmosphere in Brief Movie

Extinction, A brand new quick movie starring Emma Thompson, depicts a fictionalised model of the protests held by the activist group Extinction Rise up final April, which culminated within the UK changing into the primary nation to declare a local weather emergency.

The manufacturing tells the story of a gaggle of local weather activists assembly with the Atmosphere Minister within the midst of an ongoing rise up. Emma Thompson defined the significance of each the piece and the motion extra typically, saying:

Everything depends on what we do now. In a crisis, you have to convince people to take positive and immediate action. The suffragettes taught us that. You have to be active in your disobedience.”

Emma Thompson

The group behind Extinction have emphasised that the mission concerned a good cut up of genders, with the labour divided equally among the many group. Emma Thompson, for instance, made her personal costume.
Author, Sam Haygarth defined that it was essential to the group, notably director and co-writer Jack Cooper Stimpson that the ethics of the motion had been carried all through the manufacturing. Stating:

“It was really important to us that this film was not just a film about climate justice, but a film which embodied the values it seeks to advance.”

Extinction is out there to stream now, here!

A New Episode of the Phelps Podcast

The beloved Weasley twins of the Harry Potter universe, James and Oliver Phelps, have introduced their podcast Double Hassle again for a second season!

James and Oliver Phelps' podcast, Double Trouble!

The primary episode of season two options an interview with Johanna Konta, a British skilled tennis participant who represented Australia till 2012.

In episode two, the twins chat to Haley Joel Osmoent – an American actor who starred in Academics and What We Do within the Shadows.

James and Oliver launched the primary season of the podcast in November 2017, speaking about their journey adventures and discussing Madrid, New York Metropolis, Pennsylvania; and Orlando. There are many laughs to be shared with the mischievous brothers within the relaxed, chatty format.

Subscribe at present, wherever you take heed to podcasts, or on their official YouTube channel to maintain updated!


BBC Monologue Remake Starring Imelda Staunton

The BBC has dusted off British playwright Alan Bennett’s sequence of Speaking Heads monologues, remaking them for the trendy age with a spellbinding forged.

Killing Eve actress Jodie ComerThe Hobbit’s Martin Freeman and everybody’s least favorite headmistress, Imelda Staunton, are among the many stars signed as much as the mission, respiration new life into the BAFTA-winning present.

Imelda Staunton

The programme will mixed the next performances:

A Woman of Letters
Imelda Staunton (initially Patricia Routledge in 1988)

Mattress Among the many Lentils
Lesley Manville (initially Maggie Smith 1988)

Her Huge Probability
Jodie Comer (initially Julie Walters in 1988)

The BBC has claimed that the sequence will air on BBC One within the “coming months” and we cant wait!

Imelda Staunton additionally appeared on this week’s Graham Norton Present to debate how her Harry Potter character, Dolores Umbridge was the primary for social distancing! See the clip under:

Fiona Shaw Talks season 3 of Killing Eve

Fiona shaw graces the quilt of June’s Good Housekeeping journal to speak about her present function within the BBC’s gripping, hit TV present, Killing Eve.

Good Housekeeping, June 2020, With cover star Fiona Shaw

Good Housekeeping, June 2020, With cowl star Fiona Shaw

Shaw performs the the shrewd MI6 boss, Carolyn Martens within the model new third season telling Good Housekeeping’s Megan Sutton:

“I feel I’ve waited all my life for Killing Eve. Why weren’t they making series about this sort of stuff 20 years ago when I was in my late 30s? I would have enjoyed them.”

Learn the total interview within the June situation of Good Housekeeping, on sale now!
Killing Eve Season 3 is on BBC iPlayer now, with new episodes aired Sundays at 21:15.

Carmen Ejogo Helps Healthcare Employees

Jeffrey Wright (The Batman and Westworld), actor and co-founder of the The Brooklyn for Life! Initiative with restaurant-owner pals and a vp of Brooklyn Hospital, have raised greater than $386,000 to ship meals from native eating places to important front-line well being care staff. The  GoFundMe drive was launched on twenty fifth March and is getting main assist from a star-studded record of Brooklynites.

Brooklyn For Life!

“We started Brooklyn for Life! out of love for Brooklyn and out of solidarity with our neighbours,” mentioned Wright in a press release. “This is home. The hope is that Brooklyn emerges from this global pandemic as strong and as beautiful as she was before COVID, and our community is coming together to help make that happen. The video tries to celebrate that and express gratitude for those on the front lines of that effort.”

Wright gathered a group of pals and backers to seem in a two-and-a-half minute video to lift consciousness of the initiative. Stars embody, Daniel Craig, Spike Lee, Jimmy Kimmel, Lupita Nyong’o, Peter Dinklage, Taylor Schilling, Rose Byrne,  John Turturro, Ethan Hawke, Steve Buscemi and Incredible Beasts and the place to search out them’s Madam President Seraphina Picquery, performed by Carmen Ejogo.

To look at the clip now, click here!

A New Netflix Sequence for Darren Criss

Streaming service Netflix will debut their new sequence from Ryan Murphy (Glee, American Horror Story) and Ian Brennan (Glee, Scream Queens), titled HOLLYWOOD.
The seven episodes comply with a gaggle of aspiring actors and filmmakers in post-World Warfare II Hollywood as they attempt to make it huge – irrespective of the price.
Every character provides a glimpse behind the scenes of Hollywood’s Golden Age, highlighting the unfair biases throughout race, gender and sexuality that proceed to this present day.

Darren Criss, of Workforce Starkid, Glee and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: AMERICAN CRIME STORY fame, stars within the restricted sequence as Raymond Ainsley, and the sequence will likely be accessible for streaming on Netflix from Friday 1st Could.

Darren Criss, David Corenswet, Jake Picking, and Jeremy Pope

Criss can be at present an performing, producing, and writing for Royalties, a brand new present on Quibi that will likely be launched on June 1, 2020!

Stephen Fry Imogen Heap Pen Cultural Attraction

Greater than 400 figures within the UK’s artistic industries have signed a letter despatched to the Tradition Secretary warning that the nation might grow to be a “cultural wasteland” if extra isn’t executed to assist artistic staff through the present pandemic.

The letter was written by the Artistic Industries Federation (CIF), the nation’s artistic sector. It claims that greater than 50% of artistic organisations and professionals have already misplaced 100% of their revenue

Signatories embody Nick Cave, Simon Callow, Anish Kapoor, Paloma Religion, Johnny Marr,  Jonathan Pryce, Katie Melua, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Sophie Dahl, Imogen Heap and Stephen Fry.

Grammy award-winning British musician Imogen Heap.  Heap created four “contemporary suites” from her background music for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage production.

Stephen Fry - voice of the UK edition Harry Potter audiobooks

“The creative arts have always been a refuge, an important voice in times of joy, pain and heartache. They unite people in their shared experiences. and make people feel less alone, punctuating our memories and articulating the feelings we don’t have the words for”, commented Solely Love Can Harm Like This singer, Paloma Religion.

That’s all of the Harry Potter and Incredible Beasts Actors data for this week pals! Till we meet once more take a look at our Theater Round-up for the most recent Wizarding World information from the stage and prepare for our upcoming sequence reread!

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