As we’ve reported in the past, Evanna Lynch stars in My Name Is Emily, a beautifully moving film about growing up, first love, and loss. The film is now available on VOD and can be purchased from iTunes! You can also see the film in select theaters.
Emily has been living in a foster home ever since her father was institutionalized after her mother’s death. Still, she keeps in touch with him through the birthday cards he sends her every year. As Emily starts at a new school, she catches the attention of her shy classmate Arden. When her father doesn’t send a birthday card on her 16th birthday, Emily decides to take matters into her own hands. Enlisting Arden’s help, she runs away, and the pair set out on a road trip to break her father out of the psych ward. As their journey progresses, Emily and Arden must depend on each other as they learn about life, love, loss, and letting go.
Bonnie Wright spoke to Evanna for Interview Magazine and they discussed the film as well as Evanna’s career choices up to this point. Read a quick snippet below.
WRIGHT: […] what non-negotiable things did you set yourself as an actor choosing material? For instance, with My Name is Emily, what was it within the script that stood out compared to maybe some other things you’d been reading that seemed a bit two-dimensional?
LYNCH: Maybe I am a lazy actor. [laughs] Maybe it is still the writing. Simon [Fitzmaurice]’s writing is so beautiful. It was so poetic and thought-provoking. I think there are a lot of writers that can get away with not being gifted with words. I’ve done a few writing classes in L.A. and they are very focused on the plot and the structure and all that.
Best Actor in a Play went to Jamie Parker (Harry Potter), Best Supporting Actress in a Play for Noma Dumezweni (Hermione Granger), Best Supporting Actor in a Play for Anthony Boyle (Scorpius Malfoy), Best New Play, Best Set Design by Christine Jones, Best Lighting Design by Neil Austin, Best Video Design by Finn Ross and Ash Woodward and Best Director for John Tiffany.
Our friends at MuggleNet were at the ceremony and shared videos of a few of the acceptance speeches. Enjoy those below:
Entertainment Weekly has shared a behind the scenes of Beauty and the Beast, out March 17th. The film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as Adam/The Beast. Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ian McKellen, Ewan McGregor and Emma Thompson also star in the live action remake.
Emma Watson, who plays Belle, and director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls) guide us through the village she’s yearning to escape and the enchanted castle she, uh, is also yearning to escape, at least until she comes to see the softer side of the Beast (played by Downton Abbey‘s Dan Stevens.)
We also get a look at the human versions of Beast’s court of living objects, with a group photo of Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Ewan McGregor as Lumier, Audra McDonald as Garderobe (the singing wardrobe), Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as feather-duster Plumette — along with Stanley Tucci as a new character, the dentally-challenged harpsichord Cadenza.
The BAFTAs, British Academy Film Awards, were held in London this evening and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them walked away with an award. It beat out Doctor Strange, Hail Caesar!, La La Land and Nocturnal Animals for the Production Design BAFTA. The film was also nominated for Special Visual Effects, Outstanding British Film, Costume Design and Sound.
The BAFTAs are essentially the British form of The Oscars so winning an award is a great honor. They are a celebration of the years achievements in film and are broadcast on BBC. You can watch a livestream of the red carpet arrivals below:
Bloomsbury has revealed the EIGHT new covers for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to celebrate the book’s 20th anniversary. They are based on the 4 Hogwarts houses and there is a separate cover for both the hardcover and paperback versions. Photos of all the covers can be viewed in our gallery!
Bloomsbury Publishing is excited to unveil the covers of the eagerly anticipated 20th Anniversary House editions of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Illustrated by Levi Pinfold, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the front covers feature the crest for each Hogwarts house in vibrant house colours. Levi took his inspiration from traditional heraldry and coats of arms and combined this with typical characteristics of each house to create crests that embody the values of the house. Head to Pottermore.com to find out more information on the creatures, symbols and shapes used in each crest.
Publishing in celebration of the 20th anniversary, 26th June 2017, there are complementary hardback and paperback jackets of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The hardbacks will be black with the house crest in a house colour and striped sprayed edges. The paperbacks will reverse the house colour theme and have single colour sprayed edges. Both editions will contain fascinating facts about the houses of Hogwarts, and three specially commissioned house illustrations from Levi Pinfold per book. Books will be in stores from the beginning of June.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is the book that started a global phenomenon. With an initial hardback print run of 500 copies, it has now sold over 90 million copies worldwide. It is the book that put Harry’s destiny in motion and created a whole new generation of readers. It is hard to think now that before 1997 none of us knew about Hogwarts, Quidditch or Voldemort. The Harry Potter novels have now sold approximately 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 79 languages.
As we posted in August of last year, Rupert Grint is staring in the series adaption of the 2000 film Snatch. A few new clips, including a trailer, for the new series have been released online. Rupert stars as Charlie Cavendish Scott, “a wealthy, English heir who refuses to eat off his silver spoon.” The show will be available to stream on Crackle on March 16th.
The cult classic movie Snatch is now a high-stakes, high-octane Crackle Original Series. Get in on the heists, gangster action and rapid-fire dialogue that earned the original movie a shite-load of fans. Snatch streams free on Crackle March 16. Starring Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Luke Pasqualino (Battlestar Gallactica: Blood & Chrome), Lucien Laviscourt (The Bye Bye Man), Marc Warren (Wanted, Hustle), Stephanie Leonidas (American Gothic), Phoebe Dynevor (Waterloo Road), Juliet Aubrey (The Infiltrator, The Constant Gardener), Tamer Hassan (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass), Dougray Scott (Mission: Impossible III, Taken 3) and Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl).