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  No news posted so far today.

 Wednesday, 23rd

   Oldman attends WonderCon 20140 Comments

We Are Movie Geeks is reporting that Gary Oldman attended the WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim to discuss his upcoming movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

Oldman mentions his first memories towards the franchise.

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“Really, you look back and I can’t imagine a sort of childhood without [The Original> PLANET [OF THE APES>. I was nine – ten when the first one came out. It’s not only the opportunity to work with these good people, you’re also being asked to be part of cinema history. So, that was above and beyond the story. You’re involved with something, for the most part, that comes with a very good pedigree. I mean, it went a little wobbly for a while but we’re back on track. [Laughs>"

The movie is scheduled for a release on July 11, 2014.


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   Cuaron discusses 3D filming0 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Alfonso Cuaron discussed the future of 3D filming during his recent attendance at the Beijing Film Festival.

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I love 3D, but I think that a film has to be conceived as a 3D film. The big majority of the films that you see in 3D in the West are commercial afterthoughts and are absolutely dreadful.

They don’t deliver a good 3D experience — they just make the whole experience of watching a movie really tiresome. I enjoy when 3D is done in an organic way. 3D as a tool is to be used when it’s needed, not all the time.

To read more about his views and concerns over his movie Gravity, click here.


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 Tuesday, 22nd

   Hurt appeals to Doctor Who fans to vote0 Comments

Our fabulous Mr Ollivander, John Hurt, is urging Doctor Who fans to vote for the television programme in this year's BAFTAs.

Voting is currently open until May 15th and can be done by clicking here.

Can Hurt convince you to vote in the video below?


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 Monday, 21st

   Visit Madame Puddifoots!0 Comments

Attractions Magazine has updated its Twitter feed with new images of shop fronts of Hogsmeade at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando.

It appears that Diagon Alley’s Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment has been replaced by Order of the Phoenix's Madame Puddifoots. To view the images, click on the URLs in the Twitter feeds!


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 Saturday, 19th

   Matthew Lewis urges rugby league fans to talk0 Comments

Matthew Lewis is urging rugby fans to complete a survey to voice their opinion about the sport.

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The actor is urging people to take part in the Let’s Talk Rugby League campaign being run by the sport’s governing body, the RFL.

Rugby league players, newcomers to the sport and dedicated fans are all being encouraged to share their experiences and opinions to help enhance the experience other people have from the sport.

The survey will help with the future of sport.

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“Let’s Talk Rugby League can only be a good thing for the future of the sport and, the results will hopefully mean more people watching and playing the sport.” To complete the survey visit the website – www.surveymonkey.com/s/letstalkrugbyleague.

To do so, click here.

Many thanks to Ilkely Gazette for the tip!


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 Friday, 18th

   Thompson in "The Love Punch"0 Comments

HeyUGuys has conducted a new interview with Emma Thompson and Celia Imrie.

The interview comes for the release of The Love Punch which is released tomorrow throughout the United Kingdom.


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   Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan to open in July0 Comments

Today Universal Studios Japan revealed that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of their theme park will open on July 15, 2014.

The announcement was made by unveiling the Hogwarts castle.

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Universal Studios Japan welcomed special guests from Japan and around the globe: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan; Ms. Caroline Kennedy, Ambassador of the United States of America to Japan; Academy Award-winning art director and production designer for the Harry Potter films, Stuart Craig; actress Evanna Lynch, who played “Luna Lovegood” in the Harry Potter film series; world-renowned architect Tadao Ando; and Universal Studios Japan ambassadors, and beloved musical act, SMAP, gathered for the celebration.

Japanese Prime Minister Abe stated:

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“We cannot wait for the July 15 opening. ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ will be a wonderful addition to Universal Studios Japan and will contribute to energizing Osaka and the local economy,” said Prime Minister Abe.

“It’s wonderful to be here tonight to celebrate another dimension of the United States-Japan alliance,” said Ambassador Kennedy. “Harry Potter inspired a generation of children to love reading…and when they are not reading, I hope they come to ‘The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.’”

A special website, where you can begin to explore "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Japan" online has now launched. Please visit www.usj.co.jp/harrypotter.


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:15.00 BST | Submit News

   Radcliffe Q&A with Vanity Fair0 Comments

Daniel Radcliffe is currently doing the 'media rounds' in order to promote his upcoming Broadway stint in The Cripple of Inishmaan.

Vanity Fair's interview with Radcliffe came in the form of a Question and Answer:

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Eating breakfast foods at a time of the day other than breakfast. Pancakes for dinner—I’m happy.

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My ability to invariably say exactly the wrong thing in any given situation.

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

What is your favorite journey?
From the airport to home.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Of the seven?

Find out more by clicking here.


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 Wednesday, 16th

   Rowling comments on LA Book Prize0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, Robert Galbraith has gone onto Twitter to give 'his' opinion on The Cuckoo's Calling winning the LA Book Prize.


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   Attend a Q&A with Imelda Staunton0 Comments

WhatsOnStage is offering people the chance to view Imelda Staunton in Good People as well as attend a Q&A session.

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Following a critically acclaimed run at the Hampstead Theatre GOOD PEOPLE, starring WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award winner Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen comes to the Noël Coward Theatre for a limited run. Come on our hosted WhatsOnStage Outing on 1 May 2014 and get your top-price ticket and access to our EXCLUSIVE post-show Q&A with members of the cast* - all for £35.00 (normally £52.50 for ticket alone).

To enter, simply book by clicking here.


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 Tuesday, 15th

   Rowling to report on the 2014 Quidditch World Cup!0 Comments

The Daily Prophet has opened up on Diagon Alley at Pottermore!

It has been announced that J K Rowling will be reporting on the 2014 Quidditch World Cup under the guise of "Ginny Potter, the Daily Prophet's Quidditch correspondent in the Patagonian Desert."

The first article to be released in based on The Opening Ceremony.

The second article to be released is Norway Versus Ivory Coast.


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 Monday, 14th

   Staunton to star in "Good People"0 Comments

The London Theatre Guide is reporting that Imelda Staunton will be starring in the West End version of Good People.

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Good People is set in South Boston and follows Margie (Imelda Staunton), a sharp-tongued single-mother on the edge. When she discovers that an old boyfriend has returned to town and has made good for himself, she decides to confront him and the pair begin to look to the past and re-examine the choices they have made.

The theatre play will make its debut at the Noel Coward Theatre from 10 Apr to 14 Jun 2014.


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 Sunday, 13th

   Postman Pat artwork released0 Comments

The Radio Times has gained access to some new art work for the upcoming Postman Pat movie.

The movie will be released on May 23rd and stars Potter actors David Tennant and Rupert Grint.

View the artwork below.

Moreover, a trailer can be seen below.


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   Trailer: From The Rough0 Comments

A trailer from Tom Felton's upcoming movie, From the Rough has been released.

Felton portrays the character of Edward.

The movie will be released on April 25.


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:45.26 BST | Submit News

   Fry and Radcliffe reveal poems that make them cry0 Comments

The Daily Mail is reporting that one hundred famous male celebrities have revealed poems that bring them to tears.

The selection of poems will create the anthology entitled Poems That Make Grown Men Cry.

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For Harry Potter star Mr Radcliffe, modern poet Tony Harrison can reliably bring a lump to his throat with a touching portrait of a widower clinging to the memory of his dead wife.

His contribution to the collection is a pair of poems, Long Distance I and Long Distance II, published in 1978. The verses, written from the perspective of the grieving man’s son, tells how the older man keeps hoping that his wife will return at any moment, and keeps the house ready for when she does.


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:50.38 BST | Submit News

   Grint announced as Starlight Ambassador0 Comments

Starlight has announced that Rupert Grint has been named an ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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“It was a great pleasure to help Starlight grant Callum’s wish before Christmas, and I really look forward to doing more to support this wonderful charity. I have seen firsthand just how much of an impact a Starlight Wish can have on a seriously ill child – it really makes a huge difference to them and their family – so I am delighted to become a Starlight Ambassador.”


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:53.23 BST | Submit News

 Saturday, 12th

   The Cuckoo's Calling wins LA Times Book prize!0 Comments

The LA Times has announced the winners to its Book Prize Awards.

Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling won the "mystery/thriller prize."

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Not all the winners were present to accept their awards -- the mystery/thriller prize went to “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by Robert Galbraith, a once-secret pseudonym of J.K. Rowling. The mega-bestselling author of the Harry Potter series is notoriously private and did not attend.

The complete list of winners is below:

Biography: “Bolivar: American Liberator” by Marie Arana

Current Interest: “Five Days at Memorial” by Sheri Fink

Fiction: “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki

Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: “We Need New Names” by NoViolet Bulawayo

Graphic Novel/Comics: “Today is the Last Day of the Rest of Your Life” by Ulli Lust

History: “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914” by Christopher Clark

Mystery/Thriller: “The Cuckoo’s Calling” by J.K. Rowling writing as Robert Galbraith

Poetry: “Collected Poems” by Ron Padgett

Science and Technology: “Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?” by Alan Weisman

Young Adult Literature: “Boxers & Saints” by Gene Luen Yang

Well done Rowling!


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 Friday, 11th

   Walters to receive a BAFTA fellowship0 Comments

BBC News is reporting that Julie Walters is to be given the Bafta Fellowship.

This highest honour of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts will be given to Walters, due to her contribution to both television and film.

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"I'm completely honoured and thrilled," the actress said.

"I got a letter just saying 'you've been chosen, would you accept it?'" she told Chris Evans on his Radio 2 Breakfast show.

"That was it. It was just like an email, and I emailed them back and said, 'yeah, great!'"


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   Rowling pays tribute to Townsend0 Comments

The Independent is reporting that J K Rowling has tweeted in response to the death of Adrian Mole author Sue Townsend.


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   2014 BAFTA nominations0 Comments

The 2014 BAFTA Nominations have been announced.

A variety of Potter alumni have been nominated for various projects.

Helena Bonham Carter has been nominated for Best Actress in 2014.

David Bradley for Supporting Actor in 2014.

David Tennant was also nominated for Best Drama Series and the Radio Times Audience Award.

Finally, Frances de la Tour has been nominated in the category of Female Performance in a Comedy .

The BAFTA Television Awards will air on May 18, 2014.


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:00.00 BST | Submit News

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