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Ralph Fiennes To Receive Empire Legend Award
Posted by Megs

It has been announced that Ralph Fiennes will be receiving the Empire Legend Award At the 20th Jameson Empire Awards this coming Sunday.

At the heart of the festivities will be acting great and national treasure Ralph Fiennes, the newly-announced recipient of this year’s Empire Legend award. The Suffolk-born actor follows in the footsteps of Helen Mirren, Tim Burton and Tom Cruise in collecting the accolade.

Even by the vaulted standards of his 25-year career, Fiennes is experiencing a purple patch. A Golden Globe nominee for his exceptional comic turn as M. Gustave in The Grand Budapest Hotel, he’s also kicked-started his directorial career in fine style with contrasting period pieces, Coriolanus (2011) and The Invisible Woman (2013), in recent years.

Fiennes, of course, is twice Oscar-nominated. He was first recognised by the Academy for his indelible depiction of SS commandant Amon Goeth in Schindler’s List, a tone-perfect depiction of the banality of evil, and went on to receive a Best Actor nod as The English Patient’s lovelorn Count. There’s been memorable villains, including Voldemort and In Bruges’ potty-mouthed Harry, romantic heroes, and, in the shape of Gareth “M” Mallory, an ongoing presence behind the oak desk of the James Bond franchise.

Filed Under: Ralph Fiennes
Roundup: Potter Stars Up for Various Awards
Posted by Megs

Awards season is fast approaching and nominations are being announced.  Many Potter alumni are being recognized for their current work. Read on to see who is nominated for what, so far.

2015 Golden Globes
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Michael Keaton (Birdman)
  • Bill Murray (St. Vincent)
  • Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
  • Christoph Waltz (Big Eyes)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Inherent Vice)

Critics’ Choice Awards:

  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • David Oyelowo – Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything


  • Jon Favreau – Chef
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Bill Murray – St. Vincent
  • Chris Rock – Top Five
  • Channing Tatum – 22 Jump Street

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (6 nominees)

  • CLAIRE DANES / Carrie Mathison – “HOMELAND” (Showtime)
  • TATIANA MASLANY / Sarah/Cosima/Alison/Rachel/ – “ORPHAN BLACK” (BBC America)
  • MAGGIE SMITH / Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham – “DOWNTON ABBEY” (PBS)
  • ROBIN WRIGHT / Claire Underwood – “HOUSE OF CARDS” (Netflix)
Filed Under: Maggie Smith, Ralph Fiennes
Harry Potter Actors Discuss Fantastic Beasts Film
Posted by Megs

Over the past few days a few past Potter stars have commented on the upcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film, which will be produced by Potter producer David Heyman. Mugglenet chatted to Ralph Fiennes who played Voldemort in the films who said he would be open to reading the script (to possibly direct.)  This has no bearing on actual film news, it’s just interesting to see that he would consider it.

Daniel Radcliffe and Alan Rickman also talked about the film with MTV:

“I don’t think I’m going to be coming back…. We can’t be doing these characters when we’re 40, so there has to be a line drawn,” Radcliffe said. He wouldn’t, however, say “no” definitively “because I never know what Jo [Rowling] is going to write, but at the moment I’m in the same position that everyone else is in — waiting to hear what information is coming out because I don’t know anything about these new films.”

“I don’t really know what she’s doing,” Rickman said. While he answered the question as diplomatically as Radcliffe, unwilling to rule out an appearance, he had the same reservations. “I suppose I’m wise enough to never say ‘never,’ but I’m dead so I don’t know where I’m going to be scrapped back from. I’m so dead.”

Filed Under: Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Fantastic Beasts Films, Ralph Fiennes
Great Expectations to be Released in October in US
Posted by Megs

Great Expectations, which stars Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers and Jessie Cave as Biddy has finally gotten its USA release date. Deadline revealed last week that it will be released on October 11, 2013. The film was released in the UK back in November of last year.  You can watch the trailer for the film, which was directed by Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell, may be watched below:

Filed Under: Helena Bonham Carter, Jessie Cave, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane
Video: Trailer for Great Expectations Released
Posted by Megs

A new trailer for Mike Newell’s latest film, Great Expectations, has been released.  Mike was the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  But Mike isn’t the only Potter alum to be involved in the film.  It stars Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers and Jessie Cave as Biddy.

For those of you that never had to read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in school, the book tells the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance [x].

Filed Under: Helena Bonham Carter, Jessie Cave, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane
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

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