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Video: Trailer for ‘Brooklyn’ Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters
Posted by Megs

The first trailer for Brooklyn, a film about a young Irishwoman coming to New York, has been released. The film stars Harry Potter alumni Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. The film will be released on November 6, 2015.

BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

Dohmnall plays an Irisman, Jim Farrell while Jim Broadbent plays Father Flood and Julie Walters portrays Mrs. Kehoe.

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Filed Under: Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters
Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton Cast In Paddington
Posted by Megs

Potter alums Michael Gambon and Imelda Staunton are the latest actors added to the Paddington cast. They will be playing Paddington Bear’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy. The film, produced by Potter’s David Heyman, also stars their Harry Potter colleagues Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. After some recent casting changes, Colin Firth has been replaced by Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington.

The film will be released on November 28, 2014 and the world premiere will be held at Odeon Leicester Square on November 23.

Filed Under: David Heyman, Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Michael Gambon
BBC2 Producing Julie Walters Documentary
Posted by Megs

It has been announced that BBC2 is producing a documentary on the life and career of Julie Walters, best known to Potter fans as Mrs Weasley.  The documentary will include an in-depth interview with the actress, along with some of her colleagues and friends, as well clips from some of her many film and television roles.

Julie Walters: In Their Words, is co-produced by Bafta Productions and will follow her being presented with the BAFTA Fellowship award, which we reported on here. Suzanne McManus, the commissioning editor for BBC said:

She’s so loved by her fellow actors, so I’m looking forward to hearing their inside stories and having Julie back on our screens.

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Filed Under: Julie Walters
Video: New Paddington Bear Trailer
Posted by Megs

A new trailer for Paddington, which features Harry Potter actors Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent has been released today. The film will be released on November 28, 2014 and was produced by David Heyman.

Paddington has journeyed from Darkest Peru, wearing a duffle coat, hat and Wellington boots, carrying a suitcase containing an empty jar of marmalade and wearing a label around his neck that reads “Please look after this bear, thank you.” His arrival in the household of the Brown family leads to comic mishaps and misadventures for the well-meaning but accident-prone young bear.

Filed Under: David Heyman, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters
Potter Stars win BAFTA Awards; Videos from Red Carpet
Posted by Megs

The 2014  BAFTA Awards were televised this evening in London and a few Harry Potter stars took away awards. David Bradley, who played Argus Filch the Caretaker, won Best Supporting Actor for his work in Broadchurch. Broadchurch, which also stars David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.), won Best Drama.

The Doctor Who episode, Doctor Who: Day Of The Doctor, which starred Tennant and John Hurt (Ollivander) won the RadioTimes Audience Award which was voted on by fans.

Julie Walters was the recipient of the Fellowship award, the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. A video of Julie before the ceremony may be read below:

There is also a video with Helena Bonham Carter, who was nominated for Best Actress.

Filed Under: David Bradley, David Tennant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julie Walters
Julie Walters to Star in ‘Indian Summers’
Posted by Megs

Julie Walters, best known to Potter fans for her role as Molly Weasley, will be starring in C4’s Indian Summers, which will begin filming this Summer and air some time in 2015.  It is a 10 part series that tells the story of the final years of British colonial rule in India. Julie plays “grand widow Cynthia, who is a force to be reckoned with at the Royal Club in Simla. She has influence on all those around her.”  A description of the series, from a press release back in 2013 is as follows:

Set against the sweeping grandeur of the Himalayas and tea plantations of Northern India, Indian Summers tells the rich and explosive story of the decline of the British Empire and the birth of modern India – seen through both British and Indian eyes. Commissioned by Head of Drama Piers Wenger for Channel 4, the ten part epic will begin filming next year.

It’s the summer of 1932. India dreams of Independence, but the British are clinging to power. In the foothills of the Himalayas stands Simla; a little England where every summer the British power-brokers of this nation are posted to govern during the summer months. At the heart of Simla is the Royal Club – at its gate a burnished sign reads ‘No dogs or Indians’. Here the world of an illegitimate Anglo-Indian boy collides with that of tennis and polo, and gunshots interrupt the clink of ice on a sultry summer’s day.

The Kalka-Simla Express steams through the Himalayan foothills bringing the Britishers to India’s summer capital, while an endless trail of Indian and Tibetan servants prepare Viceregal Lodge. Inside, a handsome young Englishman Ralph Whelan waits accompanied by his restless and put-upon clerk Aafrin. Ambitious and charismatic, Ralph is a rising star in the Indian Civil Service. When an assassination attempt brings the evening’s glittering welcome to an abrupt end, their world comes under threat. For some this is terrifying, but for those in power – it’s an opportunity.

As Indian Summers begins, the stories of promises, secrets, politics, power, sex and love play out as the British Raj begins to falter and a nation opens its eyes to the possibilities of freedom.

Filed Under: Julie Walters

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