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Evanna Lynch and Gary Oldman to Star in ‘Monster Butler’
Posted by Megs

Evanna Lynch and Gary Oldman have joined Dominic Monaghan and Joanne Whalley in Monster Butler, a crime thriller that will be shooting in Scotland starting this week.  The film tells the true story of Roy Fontaine, a bisexual jewel thief, con man AND serial killer.   According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Evanna will be playing Fiona Carrick-Smith, who is intrigued by her upper class family’s new and seemingly all-knowing butler. Seeing him as an older, wiser confidant, she confesses her misgivings for her upcoming marriage and her longing for dangerous excitement. She soon acts on her desires with acts of reckless behaviour that lead to betrayal and tragedy.

Gary Oldman will be Wiggy, “a taxidermist with anger issues and business on the side who partners with Fontaine on a number of crimes before things get heavy.”

Filed Under: Evanna Lynch, Gary Oldman
Harry Potter, Gary Oldman and David Yates Win at 2012 Empire Awards
Posted by Megs

The Jameson Empire Awards were presented tonight and Matthew Lewis, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, David Yates, Gary Oldman, Jamie Campbell Bower and Helena Bonham Carter were in attendance! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows won Best Film and “Best Film Presented by Sky Movies” with David Yates winning for Best Director. Gary Oldman also won Jameson Best Actor, and his film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy won for Best Thriller Presented by Café de Paris.

Some photos from the event may be viewed at Empire’s website. I will also post more videos from the event if and when they appear online.

Digital Spy has posted a video montage where they talk to multiple stars and ask what movie they think will be the best out of ‘The Avengers’, ‘Prometheus’ or ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’ Matthew may be seen at 35 seconds.

Filed Under: Bonnie Wright, David Yates, Deathly Hallows, Evanna Lynch, Gary Oldman, Matthew Lewis
Potter, Kenneth Branagh Lose at Oscars
Posted by Megs

The three awards that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II was nominated for at the Academy Awards have been announced and sadly Potter lost out to Hugo in 2 categories and The Iron Lady to another.  Art Direction and Visual Effects went to HUGO and Makeup was awarded to The Iron Lady.  I know many of us hoped that Harry Potter would pull a Lord of the Rings and finally be recognized for the last film, but the Academy didn’t agree.  But we all know that Harry Potter is deserving of all the awards.

Kenneth Branagh, who was up for Best Supporting Actor for My Week with Marilyn, lost to Christopher Plummer.

Gary Oldman is up for Best Actor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, which will be announced later this evening, so there is still hope for one of the Potter cast to walk away with something.

UPDATE: Gary lost out to Jean Dujardin of The Artist for Best Actor.

Filed Under: Deathly Hallows, Gary Oldman, Other Potter Related
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Up for Oscars
Posted by Megs

The nominations for the 84th Annual Academy Awards have been announced and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II is up for a few awards.

Art Direction

  • “The Artist”
    Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” 
    Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Hugo”
    Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • “Midnight in Paris”
    Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
  • “War Horse”
    Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales


  • “Albert Nobbs”
    Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
    Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
  • “The Iron Lady”
    Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Visual Effects

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” 
    Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
  • “Hugo”
    Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
  • “Real Steel”
    Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”
    Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon”
    Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

Kenneth Branagh and Gary Oldman are also up for awards:

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life”
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants”
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist”
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy”
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball”

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn”
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball”
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior”
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners”
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”


Filed Under: Deathly Hallows, Gary Oldman
Deathly Hallows Part II & Actors Longisted for BAFTAs
Posted by Megs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has released the longlist of nominations for this year’s BAFTA awards and Harry Potter is vying for a few awards. It was longlisted for every category it was eligible for except for Best Film and Director (it was not nominated for Film Not in the English Language, Documentary or Animated Film and Original Screenplay for obvious reasons.)

  • Outstanding British Film
  • Editing
  • Adapted Screenplay
  • Production Design
  • Cinematography
  • Make Up & Hair
  • Costume Design
  • Sound
  • Special Visual Effects
  • Original Music
  • Supporting Actor: Alan Rickman for Deathly Hallows

The cast members of the series are also up for some awards:

  • Leading Actor: Brendan Gleeson for The Guard, Gary Oldman for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,  Ralph Fiennes for Coriolanus
  • Supporting Actor: Jim Broadbent for The Iron Lady, John Hurt for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Kenneth Branagh for My Week with Marilyn
  • Supporting Actress: Zoe Wanamaker for My Week with Marilyn

With 285 films entered this year, the first round of voting reduced the list of eligible films to 15 in each category. Round Two voting, which opens today, will reduce these 15 contenders down to the five nominations in each category. Appearing on the Longlist does not constitute a nomination. Nominations in all categories will be announced on Tuesday 17 January. The winners will be announced at the Orange British Academy Film Awards on Sunday 12 February.

Filed Under: Alan Rickman, Brendan Gleeson, Deathly Hallows, Gary Oldman, Jim Broadbent, Ralph Fiennes
Ralph and Kenneth to be Honored at BIFA Awards; Potter Stars Nominated
Posted by Megs

Harry Potter stars Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) will be honored at The Moet British Independent Film Awards, taking place on December 4th, for their contributions to British film!

Ralph Fiennes will receive the Richard Harris Award for contribution to British film by an actor.  Many other Potter stars have held this honor in the past such as Helena Bonham Carter (2010), David Thewlis (2008), Jim Broadbent (2006), and John Hurt (2003). Richard Harris (the original Dumbledore) was the first recipient posthumously in 2002.

Kenneth Branagh will be the recipient of the Variety Award for focusing the international spotlight on British cinema.  J.K. Rowling won this award in the past for Harry Potter.

Some other Harry Potter actors have been nominated in various awards.

  • Gary Oldman [Sirius Black] – Best Actor for Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • Brendan Gleeson [Moody] – Best Actor for The Guard
  • Ralph Fiennes [Voldemort] – Douglas Hickox Award for directing Coriolanus
Filed Under: Brendan Gleeson, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes

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