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Posted by: Rosi
November 29, 2010, 07:46 PM

There hasn't been much non-Harry Potter news from the Harry Potter cast amidst the release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1." Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) attended the EA British Academy Children's Awards yesterday. Video game "LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4" had been nominated for the BAFTA Kid's Vote - Games Award but lost out to "Just Dance." The animated episode of Doctor Who, titled 'Dreamland' and voiced by David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) was nominated for the Animation Award but lost to "Shaun the Sheep." Some photos of Lewis at the ceremony can be found here in the Leaky Galleries.

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) was in the audience alongside actor James Corden for this week's episode of British television singing competition, "The X Factor". Corden tweeted a picture of the pair of them, which you can find via this link on Twitter. Grint also appeared on the celebrity panel for follow-up programme,"The Xtra Factor" -- UK residents can watch Grint on the programme here on the ITV player. Unreality TV has a quote from Rupert about one of the remaining contestants, Wagner:

I like Wagner, I really do. He’s not everyone’s favourite but I don’t think the show would be the same without him. I loved him tonight, Creep, the lyrics were perfect!
Thanks to our Order Partner for the heads up!

Lastly, James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley, respectively) took part in Thames Hospicecare's Santa Dash yesterday, a 5k run in which over 660 people took part dressed up as Father Christmas. The participants ran through Swinley Forest in Bracknell; you can find a video from yesterday's event here on the ITN News YouTube channel. The 2009 event raised £30,000.

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1830 Points

I don’t know if you saw Harry Melling playing a wizard called Gilli in BBC’s Merlin a week last Saturday? Not this week’s news but it’s still on iPlayer.

Posted by nellythemarrow on November 29, 2010, 08:37 PM report to moderator
285 Points

Second! Well it’s nice to know that the actors are enjoying themselves =D
I’m not in England at the moment so i can’t use the BBC iPlayer….

Posted by ashim_gryffindor (Roar!) on November 29, 2010, 09:59 PM report to moderator
186 Points

Nice to see Rupert doing some non-potter things.

Posted by Liderc on November 29, 2010, 10:31 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

I saw a picture of James Phelps in a Santa costume (he posted it on his twitter) – he was funny)))

Posted by Pollytomat on November 30, 2010, 12:23 AM report to moderator
10839 Points

great news :D Wish i could see the shows :[

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on November 30, 2010, 01:28 AM report to moderator
11771 Points

I actually sent a message about Harry Melling in ‘Merlin’ via ‘contact Leaky Cauldron’, but it doesn’t sound as though they got it. He was very good, and there were some nice HP resonances. Dudley finally became a wizard!

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on November 30, 2010, 02:06 AM report to moderator
5503 Points

Very cool! Too bad I can’t see the shows.

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on November 30, 2010, 07:30 AM report to moderator
234 Points

Mmm. Slow week outside of Potter, I guess.

Posted by Finny on November 30, 2010, 08:05 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

that was a bit boring after all the premier stuff last week

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on November 30, 2010, 10:09 AM report to moderator
1111 Points

Rupert likes Wagner !!!! :)
I live down the road from Wagner!!!!!
Rupert, if you ever want to visit Wanger, just let Emma, Tom or one of the Phelps know so they can post it on twitter, i’ll be there ;) :P

Posted by Harrypotterultrafan on November 30, 2010, 12:33 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

The Phelps twins are doing alot of public work with various people these days………

4852 Points

Good job James and Oliver! You make all of the HP fans very proud!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on November 30, 2010, 05:15 PM report to moderator

Yes, Harry Melling was excellent in Merlin. Like your point about Dudley finally becoming a wizard! :)

Posted by Dumblebridge on November 30, 2010, 05:35 PM report to moderator
118 Points

I wish Merlin would come back on TV in the U.S. It was on for a few weeks in the summer of 2009. I miss it and I’d have liked to see Harry Melling as a wizard.

Posted by SybilT on November 30, 2010, 08:29 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

I also liked Merlin, Maybe with any luck if enough people call from the TV Guide or voice their opinions outloud they will bring it back in the US I did not know that Harry Melling was in it and that he was a wizard!!!!!
Way to go Fred, George, Oliver Rupert and Neville (Matt)

Posted by Mistic Willow on December 01, 2010, 07:32 AM report to moderator
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