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David Ryall, Actor Who Played Elphias Doge in ‘Harry Potter,’ Dies on Christmas Day

David Ryall, Actor Who Played Elphias Doge in ‘Harry Potter,’ Dies on Christmas Day

By Pam Wright December 28, 2014

David Ryall, the British veteran actor best known as Elphias Doge in Harry Potter, died on Christmas Day. He was 79. The news of his death was tweeted by Sherlock writer and actor Mark Gatiss on Saturday and was confirmed …

Emma Watson Dedicates Award to Dead Hamster

Emma Watson has always seemed like such a stable young woman. Amidst starring in several films, she managed to earn a degree at Brown University. Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series of films, …

Emma Watson Honors Dead Hamster at BAFTA's

Emma Watson surely surprised the audience at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles on Thursday when she dedicated her Britannia Award to her late hamster Millie. Watson, who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in …

Maggie Smith Honored by Queen Elizabeth

Maggie Smith, known for her role on the PBS hit series Downton Abbey, was honored on Friday by Queen Elizabeth. The queen made Smith, who plays the Dowager Countess of Grantham, a member of the Order of the Companions of …

Maggie Smith Receives Honor From Queen Elizabeth II

Maggie Smith received a rare, distinguished honor from Queen Elizabeth II Friday during a ceremony at Windsor Castle. The actress, who portrays Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey, received the honor for her contribution to theater, cinema and television …

Rupert Grint Of 'Harry Potter' Movies Was Well Paid

Harry Potter changed the lives of the children who starred in the film series, and star Rupert Grint revealed how in a recent interview. Grint played the character of Ron Weasley, one of the title character’s best friends in the …

Emma Watson Addresses U.N. on Gender Equality

Emma Watson, the actress best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film franchise, is also a U.N. Woman Goodwill Ambassador. Watson addressed the U.N. on Saturday, delivering an impassioned speech on gender equality as part …

Celestina Warbeck: New 'Harry Potter' Story

Fans of the Harry Potter series will be happy to know that J.K. Rowling has brought to life another lesser-known character from the Harry Potter world of wizardry. On Monday, Rowling published a piece about the story behind Celestina Warbeck, …

Emma Watson Pays Tribute to 'Harry Potter' Co-star

Emma Watson paid tribute to her ‘lovely’ Harry Potter co-star Dave Legeno, after the 50-year-old actor was found dead last week in Death Valley, California. Legeno, who played werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three of the Harry Potter movies, was hiking …

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Dies in Desert

Harry Potter actor David Legeno died last week in the desert near Death Valley, California. His body was discovered by hikers Sunday in a remote location west of Zabriskie Point, and was later removed by a helicopter. According to the …

Emma Watson’s Chic Looks Wow At Paris Fashion Week

Emma Watson has gone goth, y’all. In a move that endears her to me more than a thousand advanced degrees from Brown ever would, she has not-so-subtly announced her transition to the dark side via heavy attendance at Paris Couture …

Emma Watson: From Harry Potter to the United Nations

Emma Watson has been named a U.N. goodwill ambassador for gender equality. The Harry Potter star will serve as an advocate for the U.N. Women’s HeForShe campaign that prompts both boys and men to stand up for the inequalities countless …

Emma Watson Being Investigated in UK

Emma Watson is finding herself in hot water amidst allegations that she illegally employed her U.S. housekeeper to work in the UK. According to British newspaper The Independent, UK Immigration officials are currently investigating allegations that the Harry Potter star …

Harry Potter Attraction To Open At Universal July 8

Harry Potter is the centerpiece of a huge attraction at Universal Studios Orlando, and starting next month it will be expanded to include a new ride that takes thrill-seekers inside Gringott’s Wizarding Bank. The theme park has housed an impressive …

Harry Potter Star Talks Alcohol Abuse, Childhood

Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, now 24 and a very accomplished thespian, has been open about the fact that he abused alcohol during his run on the incredibly famous Harry Potter movies. These days, he is careful to highlight the …

Universal's Diagon Alley Opening Date Still Not Set

If you’re excited to visit Universal Orlando’s latest and great upcoming Harry Potter themed attraction, Diagon Alley, you’re going to have to hold on to your wands, because it may be awhile. The date is currently not fixed, but plans …

J.K. Rowling Voices Opinion on Scottish Independence

The debate over whether or not Scotland should separate from England and become its own, independent, sovereign nation has been waging for quite some time now. The discussion will finally come to an end on September 8, when Scots 16 …