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Posted by: Rosi
May 10, 2010, 07:03 PM

Members of the Harry Potter cast have been busy this week, from television appearances to charity auctions and new interviews. Our Order Partner has a number of new backstage photos of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) alongside the cast of musical "Promises, Promises." The play is showing on Broadway in New York and the musical's director, Rob Ashford, will direct "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" next year, starring Radcliffe himself. You can find the photos at via this link.

Also thanks to we can let you know that Daniel Radcliffe has donated items to the charity celebrity watch auction held by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The limited edition watch donated by Radcliffe can be seen on the CharityBuzz website, where you can additionally find more details of the signed "Equus" script and copy of A Day in the Life of Daniel Radcliffe book also donated by the Harry Potter actor.

A new video from NYLON's interview with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) can now be seen in our Leaky Video Galleries. Wright shows the fashion magazine around a pub in Shoreditch, London whilst discussing British pub culture and her music tastes; a video of the interview can be found at this link. A reminder that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) also took part in NYLON's "Young Hollywood London" feature; a video of his interview is right here in our galleries.

Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) starred in a central role as Rosanna on the Saturday, 8th May episode of Doctor Who, "The Vampires of Venice." Residents of the UK can watch the episode online on the BBC's iPlayer.

In related news, Toby Jones (Dobby) will be playing the Dream Lord in the upcoming Doctor Who episode, "Amy's Choice." The episode will air on BBC One at 6.25pm BST and you can find a trailer for the episode on the BBC website. Thanks to nellythemarrow for emailing in!

Australia's Courier Mail has an interview with John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) in which the actor discusses his role in "44 Inch Chest." Talking about the character he portrays in the film, Hurt describes Old Man Peanut as "deeply damaged." You can read the full interview on the Courier Mail website.

Lastly, we are sad to report that actor Jimmy Gardner died on Monday, 3rd May at the age of 86. Gardner played Knight Bus driver Ernie Prang in "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" and is survived by two siblings. A full obituary can be found on the Independent website. Thank you to the many Leaky readers who emailed in.

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4481 Points

1. Dan needs an undershirt, but I do love him so.
2. Rupert Grint makes me laugh out loud, and I dig his quirkiness. But, the miniature animals? Anyone who owns and/or loves these animals, please feel free to enlighten me about a world I do not completely understand.
3. Bonnie Wright is sweet, and seems down to earth.
4. John Hurt’s interview is going well so far, but I had to take a break after I read “….and popcorn films such as…Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” OK – popcorn film!? I take offense to that!

5. Awesome weekly round-up. Thanks, Leaksters!

Posted by Smitch on May 11, 2010, 07:50 PM report to moderator
4481 Points

Rest in Peace, Jimmy Gardner.

Posted by Smitch on May 11, 2010, 07:51 PM report to moderator
150 Points

bye Jimmy. :’(

Posted by Winkyxx on May 11, 2010, 08:00 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

Jimmy you played your part very well in POA, and I truly loved the night bus with the shrunken head saying Take it away Ernie !!!! I am sadden to learn that he passed on and I am sure he will be remember by ALL Harry Potter Fans, and the World.

Posted by Mistic Willow on May 11, 2010, 08:34 PM report to moderator
2062 Points

We will miss you Jimmy Gardner!!! I agree with Heiress of Slytherin- the Knight Bus won’t be the same without you!!

Posted by Alice Weasley{Weasley's Queen} [ROAR!] on May 12, 2010, 01:16 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

thanks a lot. that was a good roundup

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on May 12, 2010, 10:40 AM report to moderator
4208 Points

Rest inn Peace, Jimmy. You will be missed. John Hurt is a very amazing actor, and I hope we get to see 44 inch Chest in Canada. He can bring any character to life on the screen.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on May 12, 2010, 03:42 PM report to moderator
39680 Points

Lots of actors showing up on doctor who :) ahaha dobby
Omgshh Ernie! :( So sad to hear. RIP

Posted by chocolaterabbits on May 12, 2010, 04:54 PM report to moderator
311 Points

Whatv a full roundup. And a great one, you guys! Loved to read about the engagement… And so sad to read about actor Jimmy Gardner passing away.
RIP Jimmy!!!

Posted by Madam Snape on May 12, 2010, 05:53 PM report to moderator
3271 Points

RIP Jimmy!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on May 12, 2010, 11:24 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

Rest in peace, Jimmy! You have us a great Ernie Prang. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Posted by Kirk on May 15, 2010, 11:40 AM report to moderator
4138 Points

That Jimmy guy was cool. Its a shame he’s gone.

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on May 16, 2010, 02:36 PM report to moderator
1919 Points

lots going on wow! also RIP Jimmy :(

Posted by JackMeggers on May 31, 2010, 11:44 AM report to moderator
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