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Posted by: Rosi
January 24, 2010, 01:57 PM

This week, the awards season is in full swing and we also have some news about new projects some of the Harry Potter actors have been working on. Firstly, thanks to Christian, we can bring you the news that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) are up for the German Bravo Otto Best Star in Cinema 2009 award. You can vote for up to three nominees here on the Bravo website.

Secondly, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) are aiming to raise £500 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution by selling their secrets. SOS Day is the RNLI’s biggest fundraiser and will take place on January 29th. The RNLI uses the money to train and equip their 40,000+ volunteers with skills and lifeboats to protect Britain’s coasts, as well as help out in both national and international flooding emergencies.  More information on the "Sell Our Secrets" challenge and a place to donate can be found on the JustGiving page here or at the RNLI Facebook page. James and Oliver Phelps can also be seen in a video on YouTube talking about the challenge.

Thirdly, an article on Empire Online reveals that Ciaran Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) has joined the cast of "John Carter of Mars". Filming has already commenced in London. Many thanks to UniversHarryPotter for emailing in.

In more casting news, it has been confirmed that Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) will appear in an episode in the upcoming series of "Doctor Who" due to air this Spring. An article on SFX states that she will appear in the sixth episode, titled "Vampires Of Venice,” written by Toby Whithouse ("Being Human") directed by Jonny Campbell ("Spooks," "Ashes To Ashes" and "Shameless"). Thanks nellythemarrow for letting us know!

Finally, the National Television Awards 2010 took place on the 20th of January at London’s O2 Arena and Stephen Fry and David Tennant both received awards.

Stephen Fry, who narrates the British Harry Potter audiobooks, received both the award for Star Travel Documentary for his documentary “Stephen Fry In America” and the Special Recognition Award. A video of Mr. Fry accepting the Special Recognition Award can be seen here on YouTube. Hugh Laurie, Prince Charles, Jo Brand and Daniel Radcliffe feature in the video discussing the actor/director/poet/author/television presenter’s work, including his reading of the Harry Potter audiobooks. Quotage:

Daniel Radcliffe: I’ve got a very good friend who every night, after coming home from university, goes to sleep listening to Stephen read the Harry Potter books on tape because he just does it so wonderfully.
David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) received the award for Outstanding Drama Performance for the fourth year in a row for his work on "Doctor Who," which in turn won the award for Best Drama for the fifth year running.

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312 Points

Awesome! First!

Posted by Lucida on January 24, 2010, 02:03 PM report to moderator
2482 Points

so awesome!!

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on January 24, 2010, 02:14 PM report to moderator
4608 Points

I love Stephen Fry. Congrats!

Posted by Boy With A Lightning Scar on January 24, 2010, 02:34 PM report to moderator
2027 Points

haha i love the part about the guy falling asleep to stephen fry everynight. how could you fall asleep listening to harry potter?! personally im more of a jim dale fan….hee hee lol :)

Posted by sunlitdays (ROAR) on January 24, 2010, 02:54 PM report to moderator
71 Points

Oh my friend has some of Stephen Fry’s Harry Potter audio books! She really likes them, does anyone recommend me getting them?

Posted by xoniamhox on January 24, 2010, 03:45 PM report to moderator
1830 Points

Poor Phillip Glenister missing out on the NTA to David Tennant yet again!

Posted by nellythemarrow on January 24, 2010, 04:32 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

dude thats awesome
Fry is good

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on January 24, 2010, 05:00 PM report to moderator
1420 Points


Posted by alicia00 on January 24, 2010, 08:09 PM report to moderator
866 Points

Pity we can only vote for three; who gets left out? Dan, Rupert, Emma, or Tom?

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:37 PM report to moderator
866 Points

I think it’s great that James & Oliver are raising money for RNLI, and the “Sell Our Secrets” angle sounds so appropriate for Fred & George! Lol

Posted by Kami Malfoy on January 24, 2010, 08:41 PM report to moderator
317 Points

I cannot do anything more than adding to all the plaudits that Stephen Fry is one of the most incredible persons alive today on this earth and I honestly have no idea what I personally (and I am sure thousands would agree) would do if I couldn’t listen to his stunning contributions to our lives !! I too need a fair dose of him every day just to feel content. His interpretation of HP made the story alive for me, it was his readings that made me a fan of HP, I have cried and laughed aloud and inwardly over his “Moab is my Washpot,” discovered Oscar Wilde’s fairy tales through him and so so much more. Stephen Fry your are totally unmissable, you are a lifeline, the core of things, not just of all things British. I am no native speaker of English and it was worth for me to learn the language and to move to the UK just to be able to listen to you, Stephen Fry. Thank you so much for being who you are and sharing your thoughts with us.

Posted by siena on January 25, 2010, 06:12 AM report to moderator
3134 Points

Wow – so much news! Thx, Rosi!

3048 Points

Congratulations to Stephen Fry and David Tennant!

Posted by Kirk on January 25, 2010, 06:27 AM report to moderator
4565 Points

I love this new weekly blog. It is such a cool way to keep up with everyone

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on January 25, 2010, 06:33 AM report to moderator
4852 Points

Cool! Thanks for the news!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on January 25, 2010, 06:38 AM report to moderator
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