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Matthew Lewis Cast in Series 4 of ‘Ripper Street’
Posted by Megs

Digital Spy reports this morning that Matthew Lewis has been cast in series 4 of Ripper Street. He will be playing a policeman of unknown name, but we will keep you updated as news develops.

“From our new studio set in Ireland, it has been a delight to watch this cast reunite and grow,” series creator Richard Warlow said. “As these new characters’ lives take shape on the page, it is a daily inspiration to know that they will be brought to life by the most magnificent troupe of actors Ripper Street has yet assembled.”

Series four will premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Instant Video – with a broadcast date still TBC. The third series is currently airing on Friday nights at 9pm on BBC One. For fans who want to catch up on the series you can watch it via the links below:

A description of the first series is as follows:

Haunted by the failure to catch London’s most evil killer, Jack the Ripper, Inspector Edmund Reid now heads up the notorious H Division – the toughest police district in the East End. Charged with keeping order in the blood-stained streets of Whitechapel, Reid and his men find themselves fighting to uphold justice and the rule of law; but always in the background lurks the fear of the Ripper – is he back for another reign of terror? Rich episodic storylines meld with the intrigue of a criminal underworld festering on the hard streets of Victorian London, following the battle of the men whose job it is to bring the law to the lawless.

Thanks to our friends over at Matthew-Lewis.com

Filed Under: Matthew Lewis
Actor News Roundup: Dan, Tom, Matt and Bonnie
Posted by Megs

There has been a lot of news for each of the Potter actors the past couple of weeks while we were away. Today we’re rounding up the latest casting news and more.

Daniel Radcliffe

It has been announced that Daniel Radcliffe will star in BBC Two’s Game Changer, a film based on Grand Theft Auto. He will still star as the creator of the famous game, Sam Houser.

Conceived for an adult audience, this special 90-minute drama tells the story of the controversy surrounding the computer game Grand Theft Auto – arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park.Its triumph was down to a bunch of British gaming geniuses who had known each other since their school days, and at the heart of it all was GTA’s creative mastermind, Sam Houser. In autumn 2013 its latest iteration – GTA:V – earned $1bn in its first three days, becoming the fastest selling entertainment product in history.

Grand Theft Auto offers gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they can behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American underworld.

But the violent gameplay coupled with its outstanding commercial success leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, alarmed at the values they say it encourages; and above all from moral campaigners, who fight passionately to keep it out of the hands of children. At the vanguard of this crusade is the formidable campaigning lawyer Jack Thompson, a man determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of Grand Theft Auto.

Game Changer (w/t) tells the story of an extraordinary chapter in the history of this iconic game, and reveals the major impact it has had on our cultural landscape.

He also completed filming for Now You See Me: The Second Act, which will release in theaters next summer.

Finally, Daniel hosted BBC’s Have I Got News for You, which can be watched below or over at BBC’s website.

Tom Felton

Feltbeats reports that Tom will be starring in Message From the King as Frankie, filming has begun in LA.

A mysterious outsider named Jacob King from South Africa arrives in Los Angeles to avenge his younger sister’s death.

Chadwick Boseman stars as Jacob, a South African who descends into the Los Angeles underworld in an attempt to avenge his younger sister’s death and rescue her stepson from the immoral world into which he’s been sold. Natalie Martinez will play Trish, the former neighbor of Jacob’s missing sister Bianca who he recruits to help find the woman’s murderer.

Matthew Lewis

The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively revealed that Matt Lewis has been cast in MGM and New Line’s new film, ‘Me Before You.’ The film is based on the novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes. It has not been revealed who Matthew will be playing, but we will of course keep you updated on the film as more is announced!

The story centers on Lou (Emilia Clarke), a small-town girl caught between dead-end jobs, and Will (Sam Claflin), a successful man who finds himself wheelchair-bound after an accident. He can find no reason to live, until they meet when he hires her as his caretaker, and she becomes determined to prove to him that life is worth living.

According to Matthew-Lewis.com, he will be on the cover of Attitude magazine‘s June issue.

Bonnie Wright

SnitchSeeker interviewed Bonnie Wright recently about her long-awaited film, Sweat, and other roles.

SnitchSeeker: We’ve seen the trailer for Sweat and it looks like an intense love story.
Bonnie Wright:
It’s definitely a love story. It’s pretty much led through the guy’s perspective, who’s played by actor Matthew McNulty. It’s basically about him in the present time reflecting over a previous relationship he had while he’s walking home and how he basically let the relationship end without maybe realizing that maybe she was the one he should’ve been with. So it’s basically about the loss of her and understanding what went wrong in the relationship.

SnitchSeeker: Was there a challenge in filming your first love story?
Bonnie Wright:
I think, in that sort of way, in terms of small moments of intimacy. And a lot of the scenes were memories – flashbacks and improvised moments – so it was a challenge, but it was really enjoyable.

SnitchSeeker: What can you tell us about Sweat?
Bonnie Wright:
I was really drawn to the material. It first sat within a series of short films that link together as a feature film [Geography of the Hapless Heart] as one, tying in the theme that was the element of love. The idea is that each story is meant to be told in a different city. However, Sweat worked so well and powerfully as its own short film and that’s basically why they’re releasing it now as its own short film. We shot it all in London. For a lot of it we went down there, to different locations around there. At the time, I’d just started … my first year at university and it was all in that area, too. So it was an area I was spending a lot of time with, funnily enough, while I was shooting it. And Matthew’s great. He plays the lead in the film.

The main theme of it is there are nuances of a relationship. How we read people, and how we can misread people when we’re in relationships – this idea that he obviously misread what the relationship was or what the relationship could have been for her. In terms of my performance, that was really interesting because it was all about mannerisms. So those fine details certainly were enjoyable and I know pretty well in the film. It’s a project I did quite awhile ago so it’ll be nice when an audience gets to see it.

SnitchSeeker: Are you planning to make any more films yourself?
Bonnie Wright:
I’m making my first short film at the end of this year, and I’m currently writing my first feature that’s set in New York – that’s what I’m doing here [in New York] at the moment.

SnitchSeeker: Have you started filming The Highway is For Gamblers in the Mojave Desert in California yet?
Bonnie Wright:
Yeah, we shot a bit of it at the end of last year, which was shot for the ending section of the film – which actually wasn’t the stuff that’s in the Mojave Desert – that was stuff that was in Ventura, California. The film ends by the sea.

SnitchSeeker: How did you get involved with that production?
Bonnie Wright:
That was a great script sent to me by Alex [Alexandra McGuinness] the director. I read the script and had a few conversations with her. It came about because of the material, which I really love.

SnitchSeeker: I’ve heard you’ll be doing a Scottish remake of A Christmas Carol, is that right?
Bonnie Wright:
Yeah, I already shot that a few weeks ago.

SnitchSeeker: What drew you to that?
Bonnie Wright:
I like the modern retelling of it – the way they brought it into modern times. It’s a story that I grew up watching, and a theme that is so prevalent in today’s Scrooge-money driven culture.

Filed Under: Bonnie Wright, Daniel Radcliffe, Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton
Videos: Previews for ‘Tom Felton Meets the Superfans’ Airing Tonight
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BBC has released a bunch of previews in anticipation of Tom Felton Meets the Superfans which is airing on BBC Three tonight at 9pm. And don’t forget to tune into Bluestone 42 immediately after to see Matthew Lewis.

Filed Under: Matthew Lewis, Tom Felton
Video: Potter Fandom Wins at MTVu’s Fandom Awards; Matt Lewis Accepts
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MTVu held the first ever Fandom Awards at this year’s San Diego Comic Con and Harry Potter won Best Fandom Forever. Matthew Lewis accepted the award, a video of his speech may be watched below, thanks to Matthew-Lewis.com.

“Congratulations to all the fans,” said Lewis. “I’m sure we’ll all agree that the greatest stories are the ones that stay with us forever, so thank you very much for believing in us. We wouldn’t still be here without you.”

UPDATE: Here is the official video:

Filed Under: Harry Potter Films, Matthew Lewis
Video: Q&A Panel Featuring Bonnie, Matt, Evanna, James and Oliver
Posted by Megs

During the Diagon Alley Media & VIP Preview last week we got to participate in a bunch of Q&A sessions with cast members. Last, but not least, we’re sharing the panel featuring Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps.

P.S. Let’s all wish Matthew Lewis a Happy 25th Birthday today!

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Filed Under: Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Universal Orlando Resort, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Photos: Potter Stars at Diagon Alley Media Preview
Posted by Megs

Today we have our photos from Diagon Alley Preview week to share! Matthew Lewis, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Tom Felton, Warwick Davis, Helena Bonham Carter and Robbie Coltrane participated in various press activities during the week and we were there to document it! View all the photos in the gallery.

We will post some shots from inside Diagon Alley soon (along with a quick recap) as well as videos from the event to share within the week from a Q&A session held in The Leaky Cauldron Thursday morning to red carpet interviews.

Please make sure to link back to us if you take these photos.

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Filed Under: Bonnie Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Evanna Lynch, Helena Bonham Carter, James and Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Universal Orlando Resort, Warwick Davis, Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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