04:28 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 07/12/2011 02:00PM
All seven previous films in the Harry Potter series faithfully executed the magical minutiae of J.K. Rowling's books. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the first to re-create the feeling of reading them.
Grim, beautiful and unabashedly emotional, this is nearly as satisfying an end to the saga as a fan could wish for (even with some subtle deviations from the book) as Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) faces the evil Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).
On their quest to find and destroy the Dark Lord, Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) take a thrilling detour through Gringotts's bank vaults (the best use of otherwise needless 3-D) before finding their way back to Hogwarts.
Originally posted 03/03/2011 12:05PM
Who has the right mix of roguish bravado to portray Julian Assange on the big screen?
That's the question facing DreamWorks, which is planning a feature film about the controversial WikiLeaks founder, after securing the rights to two books written about him.
No casting decisions have been made yet, but four actors in particular seem like they could pull it off: Chris Cooper, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce and Julian Sands. The first three are well-known stars; Sands is less famous but physically is a dead ringer for Assange.
So, tell us, if you were the casting director …
Originally posted 07/30/2008 08:15AM
When Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters Nov. 21, audiences will see more of the evil wizard Voldemort than they ever did before – including what he looked like as an 11-year-old boy.
And if his childhood incarnation bears an uncanny resemblance to his adult self, it's not just lucky casting. Young Voldemort is played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin, the 10-year-old nephew of Ralph Fiennes, who has played He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named throughout most of the movie series.
"Hero was very focused and disciplined," director David Yates says in USA Today. "It was an advantage that he looked very similar to Ralph. ... But primarily I went for Hero because of this wonderful haunted quality that seemed to bring Tom Riddle alive on-screen for us."
Originally posted 06/20/2008 02:15PM
Tinkerbell has topped more than 200 applicants – including Tarzan's faithful companion, Cheetah – for a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame.
"There was a big campaign for Cheetah but it just didn't happen," a spokesperson for the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce tells PEOPLE. "He is welcome to apply again next year."
Peter Pan's pixie pal becomes the fifth animated character to earn a place on the city sidewalk, joining such fellow Disney all-stars as Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Winnie the Pooh and Snow White.
Other 2009 inductees will include Hugh Jackman, Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fiennes and the Village People.
– Oliver Jones
Originally posted 02/08/2006 08:00AM
Constant Gardener star Ralph Fiennes and his partner of nearly 11 years, actress Francesca Annis, have split up, her lawyers in London say.
Originally posted 08/05/2004 09:00AM
Harry Potter has a new nemesis: Red Dragon and Schindler's List baddy Ralph Fiennes, who will play the wicked warlock Voldemort in the next boy-wizard screen adventure, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Warner Bros. has announced.
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