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Ralph Fiennes Talks Potter; Trio and More
Posted by Megs

In a new interview with NextMovie Ralph Fiennes talks about the Potter series, Daniel Radcliffe ad more.  The Potter related snippets may be read below:

So has any young child ever cried upon seeing you, thinking they’ve just seen Voldemort in the flesh?
Have you not read the story? On [the “Harry Potter” set] the child of the script supervisor was sitting in a chair and I just walked past and looked and the child dissolved into tears. Very satisfying.

Amazing. But never in public?
No. I mean I had all of the makeup on and stuff.

Do you keep in touch with any of the young actors?
I’m not in touch with them, no.

Are there any young actors from the films that you’re particularly excited to see grow into other roles?
All three of those actors. Daniel [Radcliffe] I think is interesting. He’s very committed and very brave and stuck his neck out. I’m very keen to see how he grows. How he emerges. But I think they’re all very talented, all three of them.

How did it feel to finally wrap the “Potter” series up after such a commitment?
I think it’s come to its natural end. I think it was good that it ended. It seemed to be there for just the right amount of time and it sustained itself very well. Warner Bros. and the producers were smart in the way they kept up to speed with the changing taste of their audience. The series sort of grew up with its core audience as they grew up and got darker and tougher and kind of quite adult in the end, I think. I thought they handled it brilliantly. It was really smartly produced, cleverly produced to be big entertainment, but to have a smartness about it. Every department, its design, its look.

Thanks SS!

Filed Under: 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
Jessie Cave Opens PinDippy Store; Starring in Great Expectations
Posted by Megs

Jessie Cave, best known for playing Ron’s 6th year girlfriend Lavender Brown, has opened up an online store to go along with her popular website, Pindippy. The store sells various tops, stickers and bags designed by Jessie herself [they are often seen in her self made videos]! According to the press release we were sent;

Jessie said: “I feel strongly that T-shirts are generally unflattering on girls and so decided to sell ‘off-shoots’ of T-shirts in the form of long vests, long sleeved and cropped oversized. Hopefully the designs will make people look twice and I would like to make sure that girls feel confident with ‘Ways to Wear’ to maximise their T-shirt appreciation and satisfaction. Pindippy is about being proud to be a bit different, and I really want the store to embody this. ”

All of the clothing worn in the videos on PinDippy are Jessie’s own, and she was encouraged to open a shop of her own after fans showed enthusiasm and requested to get hold of similar items.

On the launch, Jessie said: “People have been so lovely about my clothes and the styling for the videos, but when I am asked where I get the clothes from it is usually vintage or something I have made. I like the way clothes can change my mood for the day. I thought it would be nice if people who have been very kind about my dress sense could wear the same, something I made.”

Also, since I haven’t mentioned this yet, Jessie will be starring in Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell’s version of Great Expectations along with Potter co-stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort) and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid)! The movie will be released in 2012.

Filed Under: Helena Bonham Carter, Jessie Cave, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane
Deathly Hallows and Actors Win at SCREAM Awards
Posted by Megs

The Spike SCREAM awards were held last night and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and its actors won a bunch of awards! It won the following:

  • The Ultimate Scream  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • Best Scream-Play Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
  • Best Fantasy Actor – Daniel Radcliffe [watch Dan accept his award here]
  • Best Villain Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort
  • Holy Sh!it Scene of the Year The Room of Requirement FiendFire
  • Best FX Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II

Sadly it lost the following categories:

  • Best Fantasy Movie to X-Men: First Class
  • Best Director David Yates lost to Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan
  • Best Fantasy Actress Emma Watson lost to Natalie Portman – Black Swan
  • Best Supporting Actor Rupert Grint and Alan Rickman lost to Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
  • Best Ensemble Lost to the cast of True Blood
  • Fight Scene of the Year The Final Battle and Harry vs. Voldemort lost to Scott Pilgrim and Knives vs. Gideon Graves
  • Best 3D Movie to Transformers: Dark of the Moon

The awards show ceremony will air on Spike TV and VH1 on Tuesday at 9pm EST.

Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe, Deathly Hallows, Ralph Fiennes
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Nominated for SCREAM awards
Posted by Megs

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II as well as a bunch of the actors have been nominated for Spike’s SCREAM awards which will be taking place on October 15th in LA and air on Spike TV on October 18th at 9:00PM ET/PT. The nominations are as follows, to vote just click on the title of the award:

BEST FANTASY ACTOR – Daniel Radcliffe, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST FANTASY ACTRESS – Emma Watson, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST VILLAIN – Ralph Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Rupert Grint, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Alan Rickman, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

FIGHT SCENE OF THE YEAR – The Battle of Hogwarts OR Harry vs Voldemort

HOLY SH*T SCENE OF THE YEAR – The Room of Requirement Fiendfyre, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST ENSEMBLE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST 3-D MOVIE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST F/X – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

THE ULTIMATE SCREAM – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST FANTASY MOVIE – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST DIRECTORDavid Yates, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

BEST SCREAM-PLAY – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Filed Under: Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Deathly Hallows, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint
Exclusive: London Premiere Photos and Videos
Posted by Megs

Finally I have uploaded the rest of my coverage from the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II London premiere. You can see all the photos in the gallery (do NOT take without linking back to magical-menagerie.com). Watch the videos below:

Here is Part 1 again:

Filed Under: Bonnie Wright, Clemence Poesy, David Barron, Deathly Hallows, Exclusive, Helen McCrory, James and Oliver Phelps, Jason Isaacs, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Matthew Lewis, Michael Gambon, Ralph Fiennes, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton

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