Variety is reporting that Ralph Fiennes is set to receive the Legend Award at the Jameson Empire Awards.
The Awards take place place in London on Sunday March 27th, 2015.
Previous Empire Legend Award recipients include Tim Burton, Helen Mirren and Tom Cruise.
Empireâs editor-in-chief Morgan Rees commented: âWhen you look at the body of work he has given us, both on screen and behind the camera, he has achieved so much. I canât think of anyone who deserves this award more. Ralph Fiennes is truly an Empire Legend.â
Bloomsbury Publishing has revealed the cover of the eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs Stone Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay.
Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front cover image shows Harry Potter beside the majestic Hogwarts Express.
Fiona Noble of the The Bookseller said: âIâm willing to call this the most handsome and desirable gift book of the year. It is stunningâŠwith full colour illustrations throughout from Greenaway Medal winner Kay, who breathes incredible life into these much-loved characters and locations, staying faithful to Rowlingâs vision but revitalising the story for a new generation.â
Published globally on 6th October 2015 this will be the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowlingâs original Harry Potter novel. The hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and colour artwork on every spread. The illustrated edition will be published in more than 21 languages around the world. All will be using Jim Kayâs artwork and joining the UK and the US in bringing this beautiful edition to life. It is set to be the landmark publishing event of 2015.
Harry Potter and the Philosopherâs Stone Illustrated edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay is published in hardback on 6th October 2015 (ÂŁ30:00 / 256pp / 9781408845646)
Variety is reporting that Alan Rickman is set to star in BAFTAâs series entitled A Life in Pictures.
The event will take place in London on April 15, 2015.
LONDON â British actor Alan Rickman, whose roles include Severus Snape in the âHarry Potterâ franchise and Hans Gruber in âDie Hard,â will discuss his craft and career in an onstage interview at BAFTA.
The April 15 event is part of BAFTAâs âA Life in Picturesâ series of talks, which have included David Fincher, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Martin Scorsese, Meryl Streep and Quentin Tarantino.
The Stratford Observer is reporting that Sir Kenneth Branagh will receive this year's Pragnell Shakespeare Birthday Award.
Branagh was chosen by representatives from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Institute.
Branagh said: "I am honoured to be this yearâs recipient of the distinguished Pragnell Shakespeare award. To be in the company of such illustrious predecessors is both touching and meaningful. I look forward very much to returning to Stratford, a town I love, and of course, to a delightful lunch to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday!"
J K Rowling's charity, LUMOS, is running a new campaign entitled Don't leave families behind.
Countries around the world are currently negotiating a new development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goals. It has been agreed that this post-2015 development agenda will âleave no one behindâ.
Yet, the new goals are leaving families â and children living outside of family care â very far behind. They are not mentioned once.
Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling has written to the Secretary General to the UN and other politicians and policy makers who have the power to influence the new development agenda for the next 15 years. She has called on international leaders to ensure that the Sustainable Development Goals include families â and children living without them. We believe that it is absolutely within our reach to significantly reduce the number of children outside family care, including a reduction by half of the number of children living in institutions by 2030.
What can you do to help?
Join Lumos by tweeting KEY representatives who have the power to initiate change. Help us amplify this message and make your voice heard. #leavenoonebehind
Tweet: "Donât leave families behind in the #Post2015 agenda. No families = no sustainable development. #LeaveNoOneBehind #SDGs"
The first trailer for Bonnie Wright's upcoming children's comedy, Who killed Nelson Nutmeg?, has been released.
Four kids, BILLIE, THE COLONEL, WOODY and SHIV, go on their annual summer holiday to Nelsonâs Retreat, a family camp situated on Dorsetâs Jurassic coast. But Billie and the gang donât really fit in with the other kids, and the campâs targeted for younger children so itâs not really their âthingâ anymore. The only highlight is the campâs squirrel mascot, the hyperactive and unpredictable NELSON NUTMEG (basically a guy in a squirrel costume). However, when Billie witnesses Nelson Nutmeg getting pushed off the cliff by a mysterious assailant, she rallies The Colonel, Woody and Shiv to investigate. They immediately suspect DIANE (played by Bonnie Wright aka Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter), the campâs new manager, and they try to build their evidence. However, the kids get quickly in over their heads, and they realize theyâre going to have to use all their childlike savvy if theyâre going to solve this crime!
The Theme Park Insider is reporting that The Themed Entertainment Association's awards will take place this weekend.
Day two will bring case studies of this year's Thea Award winners, including Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the 9/11 Memorial Museum, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and a keynote address by this year's Buzz Price Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Ron Miziker of Miziker Entertainment Group.
Follow the hashtag #TEAsummit on Twitter for tweets about the event, and check with us this weekend, when we will be linking to coverage of the event.
The Cinema Times and other media outlets are reporting that J K Rowling visited Nepal earlier this week and spoke about the upcoming Potter-play.
Rowling attended a welcome program organized by The British School today itself where she also read an excerpt from the famous series.
Rowling and her family is in Nepal on the special invitation of the British embassy, Kathmandu. It is also been informed that she will be attending a program at Hyatt Regency Hotel on Saturday.
Rowling also spoke to BFBS Radio:
BFBS Radio: We will be seeing more of Harry Potter? JK Rowling: Not of Harry Potter exactly. I mean, I have no plans to write more Harry Potter books, though itâs constantly being rumored that I have. Iâm afraid those rumors are, at the moment, false. But there are other things happening. For example, Iâm currently working on a film script for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them â which is very much part of Harryâs world, which is a lot of fun. Iâm really enjoying doing that. And there will be a Harry Potter play. So yes, thereâs certainly more for fans to look forward to.
BFBS Radio: Have you thought about the name at this stage or not? JK Rowling: No, I havenât. No.
BFBS Radio: So it could be anything? JK Rowling: Not quite anything. There are a couple of names are being mooted but Iâm not allowed to say what they are.
Videoclips have been released of Tom Felton from his upcoming television programme, Meeting the Superfans.
In the programme, Tom spends an evening with 20 year-old Brian from New York, who dedicates most nights to tracking down his favourite stage and screen stars for a selfie. Meets 26 year-old Steve, from Pittsburgh, the self-proclaimed âworldâs biggest Harry Potter fanâ who has turned a basement into his very own Hogwarts and talks candidly with celebrity friends including Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and JK Rowling.
The programme airs on BBC Three on Monday, March 23, at 9:00 p.m.
Alfred Enoch recently spoke to Digital Spy about his involvement in the US series, How to Get Away with Murder.
Itâs been exciting! I had this very monastic life when I was in LA; we were working most days, so I wasnât as aware as I might have been of the popularity of it, other than people saying itâs going well, people are watching it, it felt very much like getting on with it.
As much as it is exciting that itâs gone as well as it has, itâs felt a bit like business as normal â which is a testament to the environment that everyone managed to create on set, which was rather nice!