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Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi, Anna Maxwell-Martin to star in black comedy 'Ilkley' (exclusive)

Project is second film from Chubby Funny director Harry Michell.

Roger Allam, Derek Jacobi and Anna Maxwell-Martin will lead the cast of black comedy Ilkley, which Independent is introducing to buyers at this week’s European Film Market (Efm) in Berlin.

The film is the second feature from former Screen Star of Tomorrow Harry Michell, whose debut Chubby Funny saw the director nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer Bifa in 2016.

The film is set in an idyllic Yorkshire spa town during its annual literary festival. As the world’s most controversial secularist is set to make an appearance, two hapless evangelicals are tasked with killing him. Harry Melling, Vinette Robinson and Flora Spencer-Longhurst also star.

Michell co-wrote the screenplay with Jamie Fraser and the director is reuniting with his Chubby Funny producer Helen Simmons on the project. Executive producers are Independent’s Andrew Orr, Screen Yorkshire’s Hugo Heppell, Ivy Gate Films’ Roger Le Tissier and Frances
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John Henshaw, Dave Johns, Harry Melling join 'Trautmann'

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John Henshaw, Dave Johns, Harry Melling join 'Trautmann'
Exclusive: Further cast attached to soccer drama include Gary Lewis, Michael Socha and Chloe Harris.

UK-Germany co-pro Trautmann, a biopic of legendary German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, has rounded out its cast and begun filming in Northern Ireland.

Joining the recently announced John Henshaw (Looking For Eric) and Dervla Kirwan (Ballykissangel) are: Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake), Harry Melling (Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Gary Lewis (Billy Elliot), Michael Socha (Being Human), Mikey Collins (Dunkirk), Chloe Harris (Call The Midwife) and Barbara Young (Coronation Street).

Germany’s David Kross plays Trautmann and 2013 UK Star of Tomorrow Freya Mavor is the love of his life, Margaret, who was the daughter of his English coach.

The film tells the story of Bert Trautmann, the former Nazi paratrooper who became a goalkeeping legend at Manchester City, making 545 appearances and famously playing in the Fa Cup final with a broken neck.

The first image has also been released (see above
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Premiere Interviews: The Lost City of Z – Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland & James Gray

Author: Jon Lyus

Director James Gray has made a number of superlative films. Films such as We Own the Night, Two Lovers and 2013’s under-seen classic The Immigrant each have Gray’s trademark of a startlingly assured hand. His latest film, which had its European premiere in London this evening, is another exploration of human identity albeit in a far more adventurous form.

The premiere Of The Lost City Of Z was held at The British Museum in London and was attended by actors Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley, Harry Melling, Tom Mulheron, and director James Gray.

The Lost City of Z

That’s quite a cast, and with cinematographer Darius Khondji (who created some of this writer’s most cherished images in The City of Lost Children) audiences are in for a treat.

Colin Hart and Scott Davis were on the red carpet this
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Patrick Troughton’s Grandson Wants To Be The Next Doctor

Jonathan Appleton is a writer at Kasterborous Doctor Who News and Reviews - All the latest Doctor Who news and reviews with our weekly podKast, features and interviews, and a long-running forum.

Harry Melling, best known as Harry Potter’s spoiled brat cousin Dudley Dursley, has revealed that he’d love to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps and become the next Doctor. Melling, the son of Patrick Troughton’s daughter Joanna, appeared in five Harry Potter films as the appalling bully Dudley who liked nothing more than to make his...

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Harry Melling wants to play next Doctor Who

'Harry Potter's Harry Melling wants to be the next Doctor Who - like his grandfather. The 26-year-old actor - who played Dudley Dursley in the famous fantasy franchise - is keen to follow in Patrick Toughton's footsteps and land the role of the Time Lord in the next series of BBC One's science fiction programme. Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he said: ''I would love to be the next new Doctor. I am not the person in charge of that but I would love to keep it in the family.'' However, Harry fears he may have to wait a while to
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Arnold Schwarzenegger to present his own UK show

'Harry Potter's Harry Melling wants to be the next Doctor Who - like his grandfather. The 26-year-old actor - who played Dudley Dursley in the famous fantasy franchise - is keen to follow in Patrick Toughton's footsteps and land the role of the Time Lord in the next series of BBC One's science fiction programme. Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, he said: ''I would love to be the next new Doctor. I am not the person in charge of that but I would love to keep it in the family.'' However, Harry fears he may have to wait a while to
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Harry Melling, Aka Dudley Dursley From ‘Harry Potter,’ Has A Whole New Look!

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Harry Melling, who starred in the Harry Potter series as Dudley Dursley, is all grown up, and turning heads with his grown up look. Dudley Dursley Grown Up Photos While most Harry Potter alums have made headlines for their changed looks, Melling has stayed out of the spotlight since he last appeared in Harry Potter […]

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Harry Potter's Chubby Dudley Dursley Looks Way Different Now: See Harry Melling's Crazy Transformation!

Remember Harry Potter's spoiled muggle brat cousin Dudley Dursley? The morbidly obese kid who'd get everything he wanted from his wizard hating parents that kept poor little Harry in a closet under the staircase? Well, he looks way different now.  The appropriately named Harry Melling, who played Dudley in the Harry Potter movies, lost a ton of weight and is now pursuing a career in theatre. In fact, he lost so much weight that he was almost recast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but he ended up wearing a fat suit and keeping his job.  The 26-year-old actor wrote and starred in his own play Peddling, in which he delivers a monologue about...
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Oscar-Nominated Film Series: Third Harry Potter Movie a Major Letdown. Is CGI Enough to Create On-Screen Magic?

'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' poster. With Daniel Radcliffe. Rupert Grint. Emma Watson. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' quiz question: Does state-of-the-art CGI equal movie magic? (Oscar Movie Series) Alfonso Cuarón seems like an odd choice for director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the Harry Potter movie series. That is, if one thinks only of Cuarón's pre-Harry Potter sleeper hit, the François Truffaut-esque Y tu mamá también, while ignoring two of his earlier efforts, the critically acclaimed A Little Princess and the moderately respected Great Expectations. This time around, working with a reported $130 million budget (approx. $163 million in 2015), state-of-the-art special effects, and the Harry Potter franchise, Cuarón surely could do no wrong. At the box office, that is. For although Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is stylistically superior to Chris Columbus' previous work in the series,
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Harry Potter then and now: What do 12 of the child stars look like today?

It's been a whopping 14 years since Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone made its big screen debut.

A lot has changed since then - most notably the child stars which the movie franchise made famous.

Now - after the internet was astonished to see what Harry Potter's Neville Longbottom looks like now - Digital Spy has donned our sorting hat to see what the now-muggles look like today...

1. Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley

Post-Potter, Harry Melling has had parts in Merlin, Just William and Garrow's Law. Last year, he also performed a one-man play in New York called peddling and starred opposite Scarlett Johnson, Patsy Ferran and Felix Scott in The Angry Brigade.

2. Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom

We nearly lost our Snitch when we saw the transformation Matthew Lewis has had since his days as Neville Longbottom. He's gained a beard, good looks and also a role in BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42.
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'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' Gets New Book Art

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a timeless classic that will live on bookshelves and movie screens for the rest of mankind's existence. So it's nice to know that publishing house Scholastic intends to keep the magic alive by periodically offering a few upgrades to the printed edition of this first Hogwarts tale. Scholastic has released four images from it's upcoming, fully illustrated reprint of J.K. Rowling's bestselling fantasy novel, in stores this fall.

Kate Greenaway Medal winner Jim Kay created these new artistic renditions of the book's storyline. Today, we get to see four major characters from the Harry Potter series, including Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. You may notice that they look somewhat different than their movie counterparts.

The new deluxe hardcover edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone will be published globally on October 6 2015. The book will be full color throughout,
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New Who Review – “Last Christmas”

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This day has been an emotional rollercoaster.

The facts and details of the Christmas episode have been kept strictly secret, and for good reason. Rumors flew that Jenna Coleman was leaving the series just as the new season was a-borning, and her go-to answer for the events of the special was “If you know if I’m staying with the series, it’ll ruin the ending”. A spectacularly surprising cameo, a hilarious guest star, and a plot that keeps unfolding like a fried onion makes for a ripping yarn for the holiday. But for most of the year, we were never sure or not if this was to be Clara’s…

Last Christmas

By Steven Moffat

Directed by Paul Wilmshurst

Clara and The Doctor team up again after Santa crashes on her roof. You heard me – Sweet Papa Chrimbo himself appears atop Clara’s home, and before any sense can be made of that,
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What did Dudley Dursley do next? Harry Melling on post-Harry Potter career

You will remember Harry Melling as the obese and cruel Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films, but you may not recognise him today.

The 25-year-old actor has appeared in a number of iconic stage plays on both sides of the Atlantic, and is about to go on tour with a brand new production titled The Angry Brigade by James Graham.

Digital Spy caught up with Melling to see what he has been up to since waving goodbye to Dudley back in 2010.

Harry is the grandson of Doctor Who actor Patrick Troughton

"I come from quite an actor family so I definitely grew up watching theatre from a young age, and always knew there was something magical about that. And always knew that I wanted to be involved in that.

"But saying that I think that screen work is equally as magical, but just in very different ways really. At
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Why We Never Saw the Late Rik Mayall in a 'Harry Potter' Movie

Why We Never Saw the Late Rik Mayall in a 'Harry Potter' Movie
Earlier this week, we reported the unfortunate news that beloved British comedian Rik Mayall passed away at the age of 56. While he was better known in the U.K., for roles in The Young Ones, Bottom and Blackadder II, he also developed a cult following on this side of the pond for playing the title role in the 1991 comedy Drop Dead Fred. Yahoo! Movies UK unearthed a 2011 interview with the comedian, where he revealed that he actually landed a role in a massive franchise that would have likely increased is fan base in the U.S., if he would have remained in the movie. The actor/comedian revealed that he landed the role of Peeves, a mischevious ghost, in 2002's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, which he would have likely played throughout the eight-film franchise.

Take a look at what the late comedian had to say about how he
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This Week on Stage: Tony nominations aftermath and fun facts!

This Week on Stage: Tony nominations aftermath and fun facts!
The 2014 Tony nominations were announced on Tuesday, and left many elated and just as many puzzled. No Denzel? Or Daniel Radcliffe? And nothing for everyone’s favorite traveling NYC duo? But there were some wonderful surprises (four acting nods for Twelfth Night!) and the lack of frontrunners (minus Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston, and perhaps this divine gal) will make the Hugh Jackman-hosted ceremony on CBS June 8 full of nail-biters. But here are some fun trivia bits about this year you can chew over until then (many of them compiled by our own Jake Perlman):

-If Audra McDonald
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Photo Flash: First Look at Frank Langella & More in King Lear at Bam

Three time Tony Award-winning, Oscar nominated Broadway and film star Frank Langella plays King Lear at the Harvey Theater at Bam Brooklyn Academy Of Music in New York, joined by Sebastian Armesto, Max Bennett, Denis Conway, Isabella Laughland, Catherine McCormack, Harry Melling, Lauren O'Neil and Steven Pacey. The production runs now through February 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below
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King Lear – review

Minerva, Chichester

This return to star-driven Shakespeare has in Frank Langella a commanding Lear still driven by a craving for love

We are used to director's Shakespeare. This production, which plays 32 performances in Chichester before moving to Brooklyn, is unequivocally actor's Shakespeare. It is staged with great clarity by Angus Jackson as a timeless moral fable. But what impresses is the spellbinding power of that fine American actor, Frank Langella, best known in Britain as the disintegrating president inFrost/Nixon, who plays Lear and wins.

Langella has that mysterious quality known as "weight". It is not merely that he is tall, has a voice that could be heard in Bognor Regis and is more oak than ash: it is that he has an authority that compels our attention. This is palpable from the start when he needs help ascending the steps of Robert Innes Hopkins's set, which looks like a
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Macbeth To The Hothouse: Trafalgar Transformed Press Conference & Fantastic Images

If you missed James McAvoy seeing daggers before him as Macbeth, never fear. Jamie Lloyd’s extraordinary Trafalgar Transformed season continues with his revival of one of Pinter’s more obscure masterpieces, The Hothouse. And when we say ‘obscure,’ we don’t mean it in the hipster ‘You probably haven’t heard of it, I liked Pregnant Pauses before they were cool’ sense. Pinter himself wrote the piece in 1958 and, in the wake of The Birthday Party’S lack of commercial success, quickly grew to dislike it. The play didn’t debut until 1980 and has remained under the radar for many years. But following on from the success of his production of The Scottish Play, Jamie Lloyd has assembled an incredible cast to bring this hauntingly prescient piece to life once again. It’s funny and harrowing in equal measure and, having the audience face the audience, uses the environment
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Theatre Review: The Hothouse

Director: Jamie Lloyd

Starring: Simon Russell Beale, John Simm, Indria Varma, Harry Melling, John Heffernan, Clive Rowe, Christopher Timothy

Running Time: 120 minutes (inc. interval)

Synopsis: It’s Christmas Day in a nameless state-run mental institution where the inmates are subjected to a tirade of mindless cruelty. A maniacal and self-obsessed leader breeds a contagion of hierarchical savagery amongst his staff, who thrive on a noxious diet of delusion and deceit.

The Hothouse is much funnier than you might expect, it’s also pretty darn upsetting. To find yourself swaying so frequently and drastically along the gradient of emotion is a testament to Harold Pinter’s writing and the extraordinary performances therein.

The show opens with an electric back-and-forth between the institute’s director Roote (Beale) and his second in command, Gibbs (Simm). This plays out very much like a Two Ronnies sketch, with it’s potent use of wordplay, repetition,
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Insightful Talk From James McAvoy & Cast On ‘Macbeth’ And ‘The Hothouse’

On Friday, April 19th, there was a press conference with the full cast of both Macbeth (James McAvoy, Claire Foy) and The Hothouse (Simon Russell Beale, John Simm, Harry Melling) at Trafalgar Studios, to mark the changeover in Jamie Lloyd’s Trafalgar Transformed season of plays.

We’ve got some great coverage from the event, that includes McAvoy talking about his favourite kind of theatre, the differences between TV and screen work and the relationship between both Macbeth and The Hothouse. It’s really insightful for anyone who likes theatre, acting or even the nature behind the whole process.

Take a look at the video below and scroll down for a few images. As Macbeth finished this weekend, we’ve also got details on how you can get tickets for The Hothouse which is also the hot ticket in town right now:

Listings – The Hothouse Trafalgar Transformed At Trafalgar Studios,
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