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Update Potter Bolt: Frankenstein, Apes, Cinderella, More!

Posted by Dijares On February - 28 - 2013

Potter BoltWell, it’s been a little while since I’ve done a Potter Bolt, but I think the news coming out today about some of our favorite Harry Potter stars deems a Bolt necessary.

First off, Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is in final negotiations for the role of Igor in a new rendition of Frankenstein, says Variety. The film is expected to start filming this fall, after his run on the West End in London with the play Cripple of Irishmaan.

Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) will have the lead role in the new film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  The film, where Oldman will be the leader of the human colony, is set 15 years after Rise of the Planet of the Apes, in which Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) starred in.

Speaking of Felton… he’s signed on for the Wizard World St. Louis Comic Con. This con takes place March 22-24. Get more info here.

UPDATE: It is being reported that Emma Watson is looking at signing on for the title  role in Dinsey’s live action film of Cinderella!  Cate Blanchett is already signed on to play the role of the evil step-mother. Production is set to start this fall in London.

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Video: Miss Piggy Talks To Radcliffe & Oldman

Posted by Lilysowl On February - 14 - 2012

Dan Radcliffe We previously mentioned an interview Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) had done on the red carpet at the 2012 BAFTAs.  However, he also spoke to Miss Piggy of The Muppets who was conducting her own interviews on the red carpet to promote her film The Muppets.  In her video montage of celebrity interviews, Miss Piggy managed to speak to another Harry Potter star Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) who was at the BAFTAs for his latest film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

Oldman told Miss Piggy he thought she was one of the most sincere people on the red carpet. Lolol.  She asked Radcliffe who was his plastic surgeon for removing the scar. Lol.

It is best to watch the complete video to see everything that was said between Miss Piggy and the Harry Potter stars.  It will certainly give you a smile for the day.

Thanks to Rachel for the tip!

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Voldemort: Most Wanted Villain Of The Summer

Posted by Lilysowl On June - 3 - 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Halllows According to USA Today’s article , Harry Potter’s enemy “Lord Voldemort” (Ralph Fiennes) is number one in their list of “The 12 Most Wanted Villains of the Summer”:

1. Lord Voldemort (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, July 15)

Secret weapon: Supremely dark magical powers, disgusting, noseless face

The man so bad you dare not speak his name tries to kill Harry Potter once and for all. “Harry Potter is a pain in the ass,” says Ralph Fiennes, who relishes the Voldemort role. “It’s not hard to be mean to Harry Potter. He’s so nice.” In terms of bad rankings, you can’t go higher. “He’s sort of the devil, really,” says Fiennes. His terrible face adds to his malevolent mojo and is sure to lead to a lot of frightened moviegoers. Adds Fiennes: “I hope I scare a lot of them.”

Also on the list is Gary Oldman’s evil peacock character “Lord Shen” (#11)  from the animated film Kung Fu Panda 2, although Harry Potter fans know the actor better for portraying “Sirius Black”:

…Oldman claims not to know why the public cheers on his menacing side. “I just sort of fell into it,” he says. “I have no idea why people like me as a villain.” Big hint: That treacherously wonderful voice is total awesomeness.In Oldman’s view, effective villainy is all about finding “the redeeming quality” of the characters to make them watchable on-screen. But if there is no tough upbringing to bolster a back story, other films trump up riveting cinematic credentials such as big weapons or Armageddon plans…

Hmm…’tough upbringing’ seems to apply to a certain villian we know and who spooks the #%j* out of us!

Click here to read the complete article and here to see the slideshow of  the villains on the list.

Source:  Harry Potter Official Facebook Page

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DH Pt1 Wins Empire Best Sci-Fi; Gary Oldman Empire Icon

Posted by Dijares On March - 27 - 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 has won for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy film at the  2011 Jackson Empire Awards.  Gary Oldman, who portrays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, was given the Icon award.  The ceremony just took place in London.

Gary Oldman has the awards presented to him by Colin Firth.  Upon receiving the award, he said…

“Well this is very special, made all the more so receiving it from the hands of Mr Firth. We have just worked together, and  not only is he a tremendous actor to work with, but an absolutely wonderful, blinding, darling bloke. Do you have one of these? Well, it’s the only one you don’t have. I look at that montage, and I think about all the directors that have cast me in these iconic roles over 30 years. Alex Cox for Sid and Nancy, who got the ball rolling. There’s Coppola, Stone, Cuaron, Nolan, the Scott Brothers, and more recently Colin and I have had the good fortune to work with the great Tomas Alfredsen. It’s a luminous list, and I acknowledge them and thank them, because they cast me and allowed me to have a long career, and to win one of these. I can’t tell you how nice it feels to have your work honoured. I want to thank Jameson and Empire and the readers and the fans, and Ian Nathan for your generosity. You treat me like a prince. I am chuffed, I am very proud of this. And also, thank you Noomi: the Swedes have always had great taste!”

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) was on hand to receive the award for Deathly Hallows.  His speech was short, but sweet.

“A huge thank you to all the Empire readers and the fans for a decade of support; we wouldn’t be here without you. You must excuse the absence of David Yates; he’d love to be here but he’s putting the finishing touches on our epic finale, which is why I’m here. So thanks again, and have a great evening.”

Congratulations to both!

Thanks to Romley Davis for letting us know!

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Video: Gary Oldman: Potter Achievement is ‘Monumental’

Posted by Dijares On March - 8 - 2011

MTV recently spoke with Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) recently spoke with MTV about his new film coming out this weekend, Red Riding Hood.  In the interview, he was asked about what he thought of the Harry Potter films now that they’re nearly done.  He had great things to say about Dan, Emma, and Rupert, including what great people they are.  He gave credit to the producing team for helping the trio stay focused.

He called the Potter films ‘monumental’, and that it’s a ‘mind-bending achievement’ to do 10 years with the films.  He also had some really wonderful things to say about Dan.  You can see the video interview below.

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Gary Oldman To Join Cast Of Kung-Fu Panda Sequel

Posted by Lilysowl On May - 22 - 2010

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The Hollywood Reporter posted a confirmation that Gary Oldman (Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films) will be the voice of “Peacock” who helps Po in Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom.  According to the article, Peacock is “more than he seems“…hmmm, just like Sirius Black was.  Anyway, this 3D sequel is about Po’s (once again portrayed by Jack Black) search for other pandas and his confrontation with a group of bandits.  The film is expected to have a 2011 summer release.

The article mentioned Mr. Oldman’s previous animated films such as Planet 51 and Disney’s A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey as well as his live action film The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington.  It also mentioned that he will reprise his role as “Sirius Black” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II which will be released in July 2011. 

:) My, oh my, 2011 does look like a good year for him, doesn’t it?

Click here to read the complete article.

Source:  Geeks of Doom

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Don’t Forget To Vote Harry Potter At MTV

Posted by Lilysowl On April - 8 - 2010

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceWe previously reported that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince received five nominations for the 2010 MTV Movie Awards:

Personally, I was surprised that Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) were not nominated for Best Kiss nor wereRadcliffe and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) nominated for Best Fight; so I took it upon myself to add them.  And now, I expect some support from fellow Harry Potter fans to click here and vote.  The deadline is tomorrow, Friday April 9.

Although it wasn’t for their work in the Harry Potter films, two stars from the series were also nominated for the Best Villian category.  They are Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) for his role as “Carnegie” in The Book of Eli and Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) for her role as “the Red Queen” in Alice In Wonderland.  And of course, Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) was also nominated for Best Global Superstar and Best Male Performance for his roles as “Edward Cullen” in The Twilight Saga: New Moon and “Tyler” in Remember Me.

We wish all the nominees luck!

 Winners will be announced live at the MTV Movie Awards ceremony on Sunday, June 6 on MTV at 9:00pm EST.

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It's Gary Oldman's Birthday

Posted by Dijares On March - 21 - 2010

Gary OldmanGary Oldman, who portrays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, turns 58 today!  He is also famous for other roles he’s done, including Commissioner Gordon in the recent Batman movies.  He was also in Air Force One and The Fifth Element.  All of us here would like to wish Gary a very happy birthday!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GARY OLDMAN!!

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Video: Oldman on Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 25 - 2010

Gary OldmanWe previously reported that Gary Oldman’s latest movie The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington has been released in movie theaters.  One of the promotional appearances he made for the film was as a guest on The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien.  In this video of the interview, Oldman shows O’Brien how to make a “menancing” face.  (And it is a bit menancing!)  He also discusses how easy it is for him to pick up different voice dialects.  I realize this is news is a bit old now, but it is still entertaining. :)

Click here to watch the video.

Thanks to GaryOldman.Info

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Gary Oldman Interview: Good Guys & Anti-heroes

Posted by Lilysowl On January - 15 - 2010

Gary OldmanSince his current film The Book of Eli with Denzel Washington opens today in US theaters, Gary Oldman (Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films) did a phone interview with nj.com.  In The Book of Eli, Oldman portrays  a tyrannical gangster named Carnegie who wants a rare text protected by a drifter (Denzel Washington) in order to affirm his reign over a “dusty hell town”. 

In the interview, Oldman mentions what it was like to work with the two directors of the film Albert and Allen Hughes who are brothers.  This led to a comment about his “observational humor” and a mention of Daniel Radcliffe who portrays “Harry Potter”:

Q. Observational humor?

A. Yes, it’s situational. I’m not always politically correct. I say some things that are outrageous but people laugh in spite of themselves.

Q. I’d imagine you could say things on this film that you wouldn’t necessarily say on the set of “Harry Potter.”

A. I’m pretty open all around. I say things that Dan Radcliffe enjoys and then he says to me, “Only you would say that.”

Here is what he was quoted to have said about the film and working opposite Denzel Washington:

Q. In the movie, Carnegie is looking for this book. He seems to want it so he can control people. At the same time, is he also looking to fill a certain void?

A. Eli has this admirable thing. He has this faith and it’s wonderful and it’s immovable and it’s so certain. If you speak to people who have faith, they just know it’s so, and you can’t sway them from it. They’re not there to convince you. When you meet people like that, it’s extraordinary and I think he recognizes that. It’s an enviable quality that he recognizes in Eli. It’s something that Carnegie may have had and lost, and who the hell knows what they’re drinking in that water.

Q. That well looked a little sketchy.

A. Right.

Q. There have been stories about post-apocalyptic worlds and there have been stories about religion being used to control people. What makes this one intriguing?

A. When I read it, I felt like it was a western. You’ve got the loner and you’ve got Carnegie, who is the alpha dog. He’s like the mayor of this small town. A guy comes in and they have this confrontation and he leaves and I get a posse and I chase him. I’ve always wanted to be in a western.

Naturally, he was asked about his work as “Commissioner Gordon” in the recent Batman films.  Oldman believes there will be another one made in the next few years.

Q. It was so interesting to see you in the Commissioner Gordon role rather than one of the villains. What kind of a conversation did you initially have with Christopher Nolan?

A. He wanted me for a bad guy. I think someone suggested it. It may have been my manager: “What about Commissioner Gordon?” To Chris’ credit, he had the imagination. He went away and he thought about it and he cast me. Commissioner Gordon is the closest to who I really am.

Q. It’s certainly a contrast with movies like “Sid & Nancy” and “Prick Up Your Ears.”

A. Really, one is at the mercy of the ups and downs of the industry. It’s just the way it’s happened for me. It was great to play “Potter” and “Batman” and get away from those characters who eat up scenery.

Q. I liked seeing you and David Thewlis together in “Harry Potter.” He’s another actor you don’t expect to be a good guy.

A. He’s an old friend of mine. You had all the old thespians together — Alan Rickman and Tim Spall and David Thewlis, and we’ve all known one another. Yes, I said “thespian.”

Lololol.  Love that line from an “old thespian”!  As Radcliffe would say, only Oldman would say that!

Click here to read the complete interview.

The Book of Eli opens today in US theaters.

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