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Bill Bailey to host ITV's Name That Tune reboot

17 July 2014 2:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bill Bailey has signed up to host ITV's reboot of Name That Tune.

The comedian filmed a pilot of the gameshow in London yesterday, Chortle reports.

Bailey, who plays the piano and the guitar, previously appeared as a team captain on musical panel show Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

Reports that ITV was working on a revamped version of the classic quiz show emerged last month.

Name That Tune originally aired in the UK in 1956, before being revived for 12 years in 1976 and then returning for two series on Channel 5 in 1997.

ITV has recently given new life to a number of classic quiz shows, such as Catchphrase and Through The Keyhole, while its new Warwick Davis-fronted version of Celebrity Squares will premiere next month. »

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Giveaway – Win Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild on Blu-ray

16 July 2014 3:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Join collector, Ashens as he embarks on a journey that will take to far and wide as he searches for the long lost most collectable item ever created, the GameChild.

A comedy-adventure film best described as Indiana Jones meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With nods to The Matrix, Lord of the Rings and The Goonies, Ashens and the Quest for the GameChild a treat for fans of science-fiction and fantasy.

Starring new YouTube superstar Stuart Ashen, alongside established stars such as Warwick Davis (Harry Potter, Return of the Jedi) and Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf), the film follows Ashen’s insane search for a piece of electronic tat… the fabled Game Child console.

Ashens And The Quest For The GameChild is available on DVD and Blu-ray from Manga Entertainment UK on 14th July 2014. For more information on Manga UK releases, please visit http://www.mangauk.com/

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- Gary Collinson

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Ashens And The Quest For The Gamechild Blu-ray Review

8 July 2014 3:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Riyad Barmania

Starring: Stuart Ashen, Chris Kendall, Dan Tomlinson, Warwick Davis, Robert Llewellyn

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Certificate: PG

Whoever said you can’t make a Youtube star into a real star? Well, actually that was myself, but only after I suffered through that deplorable Fred: The Movie. I guess my trepidation could be further excused by the fact that Ashens, the Youtuber who stars and writes in this film, is known for reviewing crap (or “tat” as he likes to refer to it) upon a now trademark brown sofa. It’s a great channel to be sure, with wry and natural commentary bringing many laughs to each of his videos. It’s a formula he’s been playing with for years: which is centuries in internet time. But surely you can’t translate internet reviews into a film with a narrative, likable characters, and engaging dialogue…can you?

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Warwick Davis: 'Harry Potter set smelled like rotten food'

6 July 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warwick Davis has revealed that the Harry Potter set used to smell like rotten food.

The actor told Bang Showbiz that the banquet scenes in the Great Hall would take several days to film and the food props would be left out.

"A lot of great feasts happened in there," he said. "You may film them for three or four days and the first day you step in there, they serve you a plate of food with lots of meats, vegetables and roast potatoes and you can eat the food.

"The next day, they go, 'Don't eat the food' ...you just pretend now, it's been there all night. The fourth day, you could smell the Great Hall before you got in it.

"The food was the same food and it had quite an amazing smell."

Davis played both Professor Flitwick and goblin Griphook in the films.

The actor has previously »

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Stars run riot in Harry Potter world: 8 magical photos from gala event

2 July 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harry Potter fans in America may have an awesome new theme park to enjoy, but there's plenty to do over here too, now that the Warner Bros Studio Tour have launched their 'summer screenings'.

Things kicked off last night (Tuesday, July 1) with a VIP showing of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, which made for some fantastic pictures of celebrities entering the boy wizard's magical world. Here are 8 of the best...

1. Broomstick W*Nkers! Jay from The Inbetweeners, aka James Buckley, with his Nimbus 2000...

2. Jonathan Ross doesn't seem to be having a comfy ride on his Firebolt...

3. Who wants to see Jamelia's golden snitch? (No sniggering at the back)...

4. Idris Elba, taking names in Dumbledore's office...

5. Jonathan Ross and Warwick Davies engage in a battle to the death in Diagon Alley. Expelliarmus, etc...

6. Konnie Huq understandably looks bemused to be in the Hogwarts Great Hall...

7. Jamelia enjoys a cuppa in Dolores Umbridge's office. »

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Vic Reeves and Sue Perkins for Crackanory, Rik Mayall episode could air

1 July 2014 7:36 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Vic Reeves, David Mitchell and Sue Perkins are to feature in the new series of Dave's Crackanory.

The part live-action, part-animated show sees celebrities narrating adult versions of bedtime stories in the style of the children's classic Jackanory, which first came to TV screens in 1965.

The second series could also feature a story told by Rik Mayall, who recorded an episode before he passed away last month.

Dave bosses previously explained that they were carefully considering when to schedule the episode in question, with general manager Steve North calling it a "complete privilege" to work with Mayall.

The new run will also include appearances from Katherine Parkinson, Meera Syal, Warwick Davies, Ben Miller, Johnny Vegas, Ruby Wax, Emilia Fox and Simon Callow.

The show's first series featured the likes of Harry Enfield, Jack Dee, Sally Phillips and Richard Hammond.

Watch a trailer for the first series of Crackanory below: »

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Can Lucas build a Legacy?

28 June 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr on whether George Lucas can build a legacy with ‘The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art’….

‘Narrative art’ is defined as something ‘that tells a story, either as a moment in an ongoing story or as a sequence of events unfolding over time’

George Lucas has retired apparently. Having sold his empire to Disney making him wealthier than a barely developed principality with minimal infrastructure, we are now being treated to phase two in the Lucas mid-life crisis.

When I first heard that Norman Rockwell, foremost painter of post war Americana was being placed alongside original Star Wars miniatures and props it made no sense. Rockwell was known for capturing perfect moments in life which told a story or narrative beyond the confines of the frame. How could Lucas have the temerity to place his work alongside that of a real artist?

Informally known as ‘The Lucas Museum of »

- Gary Collinson

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12 Embarrassing Early Film Roles Actors Need You To Forget

27 June 2014 1:25 PM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Every actor, no matter how incredibly famous and wealthy they have become since, has to make their start somewhere, as in every profession. However, from our early days as writers, editors and content creators before we became incredibly famous and wealthy (still waiting…), our work remains nice and hidden throughout the dark corners of the internet. Not so, for those in this list.

No, those who have been chosen and placed below hold a very special place in our hearts. They serve as a wonderful reminder. A reminder that it does not matter where you are in life, how well known you are or how successful you are. They serve as a reminder that even those we aspire to emulate, those who we can consider as having “made it”, are people in whose footsteps we can follow. As they were once unknown and living pay check to pay check, taking any job they could, »

- Thomas Wesson

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We Talk Alternate Endings With the Stars of Harry Potter in Diagon Alley

26 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

It was a Hogwarts reunion for the stars of the Harry Potter film series at the preview for Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley park. We were on the red carpet with Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, James and Oliver Phelps, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, and Bonnie Wright, where they gave us their thoughts on the controversial comments author J.K. Rowling recently made that Hermione should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron. They also dished their own ideas for their characters' alternate endings! Watch the video now. »

- Tara Block

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We Talk Alternate Endings With the Stars of Harry Potter in Diagon Alley

26 June 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

It was a Hogwarts reunion for the stars of the Harry Potter film series at the preview for Universal Orlando's new Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley park. We were on the red carpet with Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis, James and Oliver Phelps, Domhnall Gleeson, Warwick Davis, and Bonnie Wright, where they gave us their thoughts on the controversial comments author J.K. Rowling recently made that Hermione should have ended up with Harry instead of Ron. They also dished their own ideas for their characters' alternate endings! Watch the video now. »

- Tara Block

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Warwick Davis campaigning for Star Wars 7 role

22 June 2014 8:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Warwick Davies has admitted he would love to be part of Star Wars VII.

Speaking to People, the actor said that he had recently visited Pinewood Studios and is hoping for a role.

He said: "It was exciting going to Pinewood. There's a big sign on the wall that says, 'Episode VII Filming Now'.

"What a wonderful thought that everybody's back together, the classic cast and some brilliant new additions as well.

"I'm a fan anyway - I was back when I was seven. I would love to be in the new film. I've dropped a lot of hints!"

The 44-year-old played Ewok Wicket in the original Star Wars trilogy, and has recently been confirmed to host ITV's new series of Celebrity Squares. »

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Domhnall Gleeson Is Keeping Mum About Star Wars Role

21 June 2014 2:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He's leaving the wizarding world for a galaxy far, far away, but Domhnall Gleeson appears to have taken an Unbreakable Vow when it comes to his top-secret new role. "No, no, no," he told People when asked about his role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. "I can't say anything." The Irish actor, 31, was in Orlando, Florida, for the VIP and media preview of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. (He played older Weasley brother Bill in the films.) Some fans have speculated that he will be playing Luke Skywalker's son in the new trilogy. »

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Domhnall Gleeson Is Keeping Mum About Star Wars Role

21 June 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

He's leaving the wizarding world for a galaxy far, far way, but Domhnall Gleeson appears to have taken an Unbreakable Vow when it comes to his top-secret new role. "No, no, no," he told People when asked about his role in the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII. "I can't say anything." The Irish actor, 31, was in Orlando, Florida, for the grand opening of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley. (He played older Weasley brother Bill in the films.) Some fans have speculated that he will be playing Luke Skywalker's son in the new trilogy. Also in attendance: Warwick Davis, »

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"Harry Potter" Cast Reunites at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley

19 June 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

The crew from Hogwarts had a magical meet-up at Universal Studios!The "Harry Potter" cast reunited for a VIP and media preview of the new "Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley" at Universal Orlando on Wednesday.  Among the characters present for the preview: Ginny Weasley (Bonnie Wright), Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch), Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson), Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis), Fred and George Weasley (James and Oliver Phelps), Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane), Professor Flitwick (Warwick Davis), Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter). Unfortunately, Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson) and Ron (Rupert Grint) skipped the event.We love to see Helena looking glamorous -- and not spooky -- on the red carpet!"I almost wore my Dark Mark," Carter told People. "I got some [temporary] tattoos of it!" (Of course, she does.) Felton, meanwhile, was basking in the cast reunion. "It's great seeing everyone again," he said. "We've »

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Diagon Alley Premieres at Universal Studios Florida with ‘Harry Potter’ Stars

19 June 2014 8:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

On the same day it opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter four years ago, Universal Orlando Resort conjured up more magic to premiere its newest themed world, Diagon Alley, which opens July 8.

A red carpet event took place in front of the London Embankment section of Universal Studios Florida on June 18, featuring “Harry Potter” film franchise stars Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Felton, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Domhnall Gleeson, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis and James and Oliver Phelps.

Bonham Carter, Davis and the Phelps brothers are featured in Diagon Alley’s new retail locations and main ride, “Escape From Gringotts,” as well as the Hogwarts Express train that leaves King’s Cross Station and travels to Hogsmeade in the neighboring Islands of Adventure.

“It was fun to put on the costume again and be her,” Bonham Carter said of her role as the villainous Bellatrix Lestrange in the Gringotts ride, »

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The Cast of Harry Potter Reunited! See Who Assembled at the VIP Preview of Diagon Alley at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

19 June 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Grab your cloaks and wands, Harry Potter is back in a big way. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter had a VIP preview of the new Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort and all your favorite witches and wizards showed up. Yes, even Bellatrix Lestrange made an appearance. But don't worry, nobody uttered any unforgiveable curses (as far as we know). In attendance at the VIP preview: Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). They cleaned »

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Harry Potter stars launch Diagon Alley attraction at Universal Orlando

19 June 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Harry Potter stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Warwick Davies and Bonnie Wright last night (June 18) attended the red carpet launch of a major new Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando.

The multi-million dollar expansion of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter doubles the size of the tourist attraction, which originally opened in 2010. It will officially open to the public on Tuesday, July 8.

Visitors can now experience the world of the popular book and movie series in more painstaking detail than ever before, thanks to the impressive rendering of magical locations including Diagon Alley, Gringotts Bank and the Leaky Cauldron pub.

A new Hogwarts Express attraction allows fans with passes to both parks to ride the iconic locomotive from the new Universal Studios attraction to the existing Hogsmeade Village in Universal's Islands of Adventure.

Technology including digital video screens in place of windows makes the journey highly immersive. »

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It's a Harry Potter Reunion at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley

18 June 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beware the Dark Mark: Draco Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange are together again - on the red carpet, at least. Tom Felton and Helena Bonham Carter, who portrayed the villainous Death Eaters in the Harry Potter films, were among the stars who turned out for Wednesday night's VIP and media preview of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. "I almost wore my Dark Mark," Carter tells People of the Death Eaters' sinister symbol. "I got some [temporary] tattoos of it!" Felton, meanwhile, was basking in the cast reunion. "It's great seeing everyone again," he says. »

- Michelle Tauber

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It's a Harry Potter Reunion at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley

18 June 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Beware the Dark Mark: Draco Malfoy and Bellatrix Lestrange are together again - on the red carpet, at least. Tom and Helena Bonham Carter, who portrayed the villainous Death Eaters in the Harry Potter films, were among the stars who turned out for Wednesday night's VIP and media preview of the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. "I almost wore my Dark Mark," Carter tells People of the Death Eaters' sinister symbol. "I got some [temporary] tattoos of it!" Felton, meanwhile, was basking in the cast reunion. "It's great seeing everyone again," he says. "We've »

- Michelle Tauber

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'Leprechaun Origins' Trailer Brings Back the '90s Horror Icon

10 June 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

On the list of horror’s least scary villains, Warwick Davis’ title character in the Leprechaun films rates right near the top. The evil little imp was often more funny than terrifying – a fact that was always a disappointment for me because it felt like the character could have been frightening in the right hands. Maybe the character will get his chance to terrify in the upcoming reboot Leprechaun Origins, which is backed by Lionsgate and WWE Studios. This new trailer for the film doesn’t have a single laugh in it, which is a promising sign, at least. The setup should look familiar to anyone who’s seen a horror film in the past three decades: Young Americans head to an isolated locale to do their thing (Ireland, in this case), and before you know...

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- Mike Bracken

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