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Posted by: Rosi
April 18, 2010, 05:45 PM

The Harry Potter actors have been both the subjects of casting rumours and participants in a number of interviews this week.  British newspaper The Daily Mail reports that Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) is rumoured to have been cast in short film "Sweat" as a "beautiful woman dating an immature young man." "Sweat"'s script was written by Alexandra Billington, is set in London and will be one of five short films to comprise the 2010 international feature "Geography of the Hapless Heart." The Daily Mail alleges, "Bonnie has read the script by Alexandra Billington and has told the writer and producer Peter Ogunsalu that she's ready for cameras to roll late November, although she hasn't officially signed on the dotted line yet." Find out more about "Geography of the Hapless Heart" on the feature's official website.

Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) appeared on RTÉ One's The Late Late Show on Friday, 16th April, where he briefly discussed his role as the Hogwarts Headmaster in the Harry Potter films. Gambon discussed fan encounters and being confused by those who stop him on the street for actor Sir Ian McKellen (Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings"). The actor also spoke about his experience working on the Harry Potter films for the past seven years. You can watch the interview at this link; it begins approximately 42 minutes in.

The world's first 3D compact digital camera has been reviewed for The Daily Mail by Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Grint describes the Fujifilm W1 3D as "big and chunky" but expressed his surprise at how well shooting with the camera in 3D mode worked, commenting that it "opens up a whole new world."  The actor stresses the cost of using the camera and viewing the photos in 3D, as extra purchases are necessary to do so, but nonetheless concludes "if you find the right angle and the right subject matter you can take some really stunning photos." You can read Grint's full review of the Fujifilm W1 3D via this link.

Thanks to our Order Partner,, we can let you know about a number of new interviews with Rupert Grint as the actor continues to promote upcoming theatrical release "Cherrybomb." Grint shares his favourite places, meals and memories of London with the Evening Standard; you can find it here on the newspaper's website.

London-based arts magazine FAULT have tweeted that they will be interviewing Grint on Monday and want to know what you'd like to ask the actor. FAULT is released quarterly and you can find out more information about the magazine, including distribution, on their website.

Lastly, Empire Online have two new video interviews with "Cherrybomb" cast members Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan (Malachy and Luke in the film, respectively). The actors discuss cast bonding on the set, the pace of "Cherrybomb" compared to the Harry Potter films and the "amazing" petitioning by Grint's fan base for the cinema release of the former. You can watch the interviews on the Empire Online website. Thanks again to for the heads up!  "Cherrybomb" will be released on the 23rd of April.

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4852 Points

Rupert has been busy!!! That camera sounds amazing, but I’ll wait for a later version! FIRST!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on April 18, 2010, 06:05 PM report to moderator
12005 Points

I am glad that they are doing other projects. It’s like watching friends and family do well.

Posted by budgie on April 18, 2010, 06:16 PM report to moderator
16322 Points

I feel glad for Rupert, he seems to be doing well. :) It looks like he’s trying a bit of everything before HP ends.

Posted by FilmGirl27 *Team Weasley!* (ROAR!!) on April 18, 2010, 06:39 PM report to moderator
452 Points

I can’t wait to see more of rupert in other things
and it’ll be interesting to see bonnie outside of potter as well

Posted by aval on April 18, 2010, 06:50 PM report to moderator
398 Points

Bonnie already did the movie and it was filmed and now supposedly coming out in the Cannes Film Festival. I for one cannot wait to see this film. Go Bonnie!

Posted by sidnandragin on April 18, 2010, 06:57 PM report to moderator
2121 Points

Yep, Bonnie’s film is listed on IMDB as being in post-production, which means it’s all filmed and is just being tweaked for release.

Posted by Bookworm_Weasley {HS} {ROAR} on April 18, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator

Yeah, like sidandragin said she filmed it already. Its on her agency page, she plays the lead role of Mia:

Posted by Kgose on April 18, 2010, 07:21 PM report to moderator

Also thanks to So Bonnie, they got an email a while ago from one of the producers stating that Bonnie’s portion of the film is going up for Cannes Film Festival. Though nothing has been official announced on that yet.

Posted by Kgose on April 18, 2010, 07:23 PM report to moderator
3777 Points

glad for some bonnie news

Posted by ZachBlack [ROAR] on April 18, 2010, 07:45 PM report to moderator
98 Points

I’m glad to hear about Bonnie doing something new! I’m also glad if she does decide to do that film it seems as if she’ll have a more main told and we’ll be able to see more of her acting!
I love Rupert! I’m glad he’s doing alot of interviews because I cant get enough of him!

Posted by FGFG on April 18, 2010, 07:52 PM report to moderator
1740 Points

Not many actors are in the Weekly Roundup, but they are all really pretty busy. I can’t wait to check out Cherrybomb and Sweat. Sound like interesting movies..

3271 Points

Glad to hear that Rupert has been keeping busy! Also I think it’s funny how people confuse Gambon with Sir Ian McKellen. LOL I can tell them apart but I guess since they both play older wizards with long beards some people don’t realize the difference. ;) Glad to hear about Bonnie as well!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on April 19, 2010, 12:44 AM report to moderator
398 Points

Oh, Bonnie is attending the premiere of Cherrybomb tonight with Jamie Campbell Bower! I hope someone will be nice enough to take some pictures and share them with us soon! Team Bonnie, yay! Congratulations Rupert!

Posted by sidnandragin on April 19, 2010, 02:05 AM report to moderator
4881 Points

I’ve never heard of the camera Rupert is talking about.. I think I’ll look it up. Also looking fwd to seeing Bonnie in something new :)

Posted by HBPFan [ITC!] - CatPhoenix14 on April 19, 2010, 02:19 AM report to moderator
1373 Points

A lot of Rupert news) that’s cool! And I’m very happy for Bonnie and for her new role!

Posted by Pollytomat on April 19, 2010, 02:21 AM report to moderator
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