Wednesday, October 15, 2014

What Have the Cast Being Up To? Paddington Bear, Dad's Army, The Walworth Farce

If like me you like to follow all of the Potter alumni (even the older generation cast who didn't have such big roles) and their future projects here's the post for you. I find that Potter introduced or re-introduced me to Britain and Ireland's acting greats including but not limited Michael Gambon, Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton and of course The Gleesons (Brendan and Domhnall). so here's what they have been up to recently.

Michael Gambon:
Michael Gambon(Dumbledore) along with other Potter alumni including Toby Jones (Dobby) and Bill Nighy (Minister for Magic Scrimgeour) have been cast in the upcoming big screen adaptation of Brit comedy favourite Dad's Army. Gambon will play Godfrey, Jones will be in the role of pompous bank manager Captain Mainwaringand Bill Nighy will play his deputy, Sergeant Wilson.

Imelda Staunton:
Gambon will also join Brit drama legend Imelda Staunton (Doloros Umbridge) in the upcoming Paddington Bear movie as Paddington’s Uncle Pastuzo and Aunt Lucy, it has been revealed. Already in the film are Jim Broadbent ( Slughorn) and Julie Walters (Mrs Weasley).

Emma Thompson:
Outside of film news, Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney) has been speaking out and protesting about climate change in London. See her in the post image above showing her passion. 

Brendan and Domhnall Gleeson:
The mad-eye and Bill Weasley actors have joined forces (and included other Gleeson Brian, best known for The Stag, Love,Hate) in an upcoming Irish theatre first. All three Gleesons will perform for a limited run at the Olympia Theatre in a comedy play entitled The Walworth Farce:
  • Every day Dinny directs his two sons, Sean and Blake in their own little house-play that tells the story of how this unconventional family left Cork and found themselves living in a council flat off the Walworth Road in London. On this day, Hayley from the local Tesco arrives on their doorstep with a forgotten bag of groceries and upsets the delicate fiction Dinny has been weaving all these years. 

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