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Posted by: Rosi
September 26, 2010, 10:36 PM

The Harry Potter actors have been busy this week. Firstly, fresh from the rumour mill, Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) will reportedly star in "My Week With Marilyn" alongside fellow Harry Potter cast member, Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart). According to the Daily Mail, Watson will play Lucy, "a wardrobe assistant working behind the scenes during the making of The Prince and the Showgirl in 1956." The British newspaper also reports that filming is to commence at Pinewood studios on the 4th of October and comments that Watson's deal for the film is "in the final stages of negotiation." This is still firmly in the rumour category; stay close to Leaky for any more news on Emma's potential role. Thanks to Ronna and Vicki for emailing in!

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), were on "The Late Late Show" in Ireland on the 24th of September.  The actors appeared on the programme in anticipation of their latest project, a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's  "John Gabriel Borkman", which opens at the Abbey Theatre on the 13th of October. Previews will take place from the 6-12th of October. Find out more information here on the Abbey Theatre website. Many thanks to Azkaban's Angel for the heads up! Update: thanks to Niamh we can now link you to the RTE website, where you can watch "The Late Late Show" - the interview with Shaw and Rickman starts approximately 16 minutes in.

The US website for "Wild Target" is now live, with new pictures, clips from the film for download and a link to download the trailer in high quality. You can find the website at this link. "Wild Target" will be released in the US on the 8th of October and stars both Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour). Thanks to our friends at for the heads up!

Verne Troyer, who played Griphook the Goblin in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," made an appearance on the third episode of Series Four of ITV2's celebrity panel show, "Celebrity Juice." A number of pictures of Troyer on his way to and from the studios can be seen here in our galleries

Lastly, Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) and Roger Lloyd Pack (Barty Crouch) attended the World Premiere of their latest project, "Made in Dagenham." The film will be released on the 19th of November in the USA.  You can find a plethora of photos from the premiere at this link in the Leaky galleries.


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3271 Points

FIRST! Yay for Emma in a new movie! Great to hear from Alan and Fiona as well. Plus I’m so excited that Wild Target is finally going to be released in the US!

Posted by Half-Blood Princess66[ROAR!] on September 26, 2010, 10:54 PM report to moderator
1061 Points

Yay! I sent the Emma Watson story in! It sounds great for her, even if its a small part.
Thanks for the roundup Leaky!

Posted by Vicki_The_House_Elf *ROAR* ϟ on September 26, 2010, 10:55 PM report to moderator
69 Points

didn’t filming for “The Woman In Black” start today or earlier this week, as well?

Posted by emilykirstyn on September 26, 2010, 11:07 PM report to moderator
398 Points

I am so excited to know that WILD TARGET is coming to the U.S.! Yay, Rupert.

Posted by sidnandragin on September 26, 2010, 11:48 PM report to moderator
393 Points

excited for rupe’s film

Posted by hermy on September 26, 2010, 11:52 PM report to moderator
5439 Points

All cool.

Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on September 27, 2010, 04:02 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Cool. Looking forward for Rupert’s wild target. And hope emma stars in that movie

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on September 27, 2010, 04:50 AM report to moderator
1311 Points

Cool! Great roundup.

Posted by Susmita singh on September 27, 2010, 06:13 AM report to moderator
5503 Points

Very cool Emma! Nice round up

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on September 27, 2010, 08:14 AM report to moderator
13617 Points

Nice round up x)

Posted by Gryffindor_Girl_xx {ROAR!!} on September 27, 2010, 10:34 AM report to moderator
4565 Points

Nice roundup. Good for Emma, but must be hard juggling a schedule of filming and school.

Posted by Ron&Hermione-4-ever [ROAR] on September 27, 2010, 12:41 PM report to moderator
1373 Points

Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure that ‘Wild Target’ will never come to Russia. However, its release in the US means that it will be worldwide available on DVD! That’s why no worries! I can catch up with this movie later! YAY!
Very happy for Emma! She is a very good actress even if sometimes she feels insecure about her acting skills (in last interviews she always mentions that). I’m waiting to see the confirmation of these news. However, all the rumors about her possible future roles (even if she doesn’t get this particular one) show that she will be in demand among directors after HP and that’s cool!

Posted by Pollytomat on September 27, 2010, 03:27 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Great news! Thanks Leaky :)

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on September 27, 2010, 05:47 PM report to moderator
4208 Points

Thanks for the news about the actors, Leaky. There was such an amazing talented cast in the Harry Potter movies, that ti is no wonder that they are busy in other roles. I am glad that we will get to see more of Emma, Dan, and Rupert.

Posted by Fresca ROAR on September 27, 2010, 09:03 PM report to moderator
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