Friday, May 15, 2015

Matthew Lewis: 15 second interview, Attitude Mag shoot, Captain Extraordinary and 97 Communion Flashback!

Matthew Lewis has been a busy Leeds man of late! When he's not playing rugby or working out to some 80s tunes, he's doing interviews, like the interesting 15 second one below:
Or posing for photographers:
@Mattdavelewis meets Bronte & @stewiesinclair during @AttitudeMag shoot w/ @josephsinclair today
— Will Wood (@MMWillWood) April 8, 2015

Confirming projects, including the upcoming adaptation of chick lit tear-jerker Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes. He will play an unknown character alongside Hunger Games' Sam Clafin and Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke. 
In other projects, Matt has done voice-work for the upcoming Captain Extraordinary trailer with hopes to be signed up for the tv series:

We'll update when we have the trailer!

Finally, when Lewis is doing any of the above (or pub quizzes) he is embarrassing his brothers, like with this Communion flashback:

Emma Watson: Colonia stil, Time 100, Beauty and the Beast cast selfie, Queen of the Tearling in paperback

Emma did a groudbreaking feature for ELLE back in December, speaking about Feminism as part of the ongoing #HeforShe campaign. The cover is now up for a Professional Photographers Association award and you can vote here!

In other achievements concerning Emma, she made it into the coveted Time 100, meaning she is one of the most influencial people in the world, well officially, because we already knew that! She was honoured at the event and an image of just another of her daring and stunning outfits left.

The men of AskMen also found themselves inspired by Em this year and named her most outstanding woman of the year for her work for women and men alike with gender equality campaign #HeforShe.

 "Panelists from Business Insider, Huffington Post Lifestyle, PCMag, Sports Illustrated, and Yahoo! Celebrity helped the AskMen editorial team compile the original list of 200 nominees."

"This year’s list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking,” said AskMen publisher James Bassil. “We wanted to steer away from ‘hot’ lists and highlight women who have demonstrated a sheer influence in their industry."

In photos:

In future projects, the book Queen of the Tearling has been released in paperback and can now be purchased online @HarperCollins

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Title for next Galbraith novel, Lumos sweepstakes, Win a signed copy of 'Very Good Lives', Trvial Pursuit giveaway

Great news for Strike fans came from Little Brown late last month:
We are proud to be publishing the third @RGalbraith crime novel, CAREER OF EVIL, this autumn. More details to come soon, including pub date.
— Little, Brown UK (@LittleBrownUK)
In other published work, by a different author (*ahem*) Lumos is giving away two signed copies of Very Good Lives , with winners selected from whoever donates £10 to Lumos by the end of the day:

For those of you disappointed, we are giving away two, albeit unsigned, copies of the Harvard speech at the end of the month, so check out how to enter here.

In other stuff on offer in aid of Lumos, one fan is giving away a signed Percy Weasley picture:
There is also a Lumos Sweeptakes for those in the USA, which includes a trip to the Wizarding World theme park. More details at Lumos.

In other competitions open to US residents, the Potter fansite Magical Menagerie are giving away Potter Trivial Pursuit:
Finally, Queen Rowling appeared on the Today Show recently. Check out a clip below:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Daniel Radcliffe round-up: Young Americans Greenlighted, GTA: Gamechanger, Have I got News for You & More

News just in via email! After the signature numbers on the petition kept going up and up, Young Americans, which is set in 1970s and is to reunite Kill Your Darlings actors and director was greenlit! 
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane De Haan have also now been joined by Kill Your Darlings DP Reed Morano and Amanda Seyfried. Check out the synopsis of the film, originally entitled College Republicans below:
The script is based on a true story from 1973 centred around Karl Rove. Rove, claimed to be played by DeHaan, runs a campaign for national College Republican Chairman. Under the guidance of his campaign manager Lee Atwater, supposedly Radcliffe, Rove’s campaign is far from clean.Their campaign includes a wild road trip intended to drum up support. Despite all the political machinations, however, the focus is really on the friendship between the two, and that’s something that Radcliffe and DeHaan could do a lot with."

 In other new projects, Dan Radcliffe has just begun work on Gamechanger, a film based around the non too straightforward origin story of the popular game Grand Theft Auto. The role was originally just a rumour as Dan was said to be in talks to play "Rockstar Games honcho Sam Hauser, who steered the games from their simple top-down origins to the massively complex - and violent - open world system we now know. " Bill Paxton was later confirmed and talk became more definite as regards Dan. He has no begun filming in South Africa (looking rather bearded!) and some candid set pics were revealed online, one of which is right, which credit to DR.CO.UK.

The word is that the film will be "broadcasting later this year via BBC television". The film is based on the book Jacked by David Kushner, which we just might give away as our next prize!
We'll keep you posted with developments!

In somewhat older project news, the first official look at Victor Frankenstein and Igor was released online a while back and this image can be seen here. There are also some fun photos of Dan with his Victor, James McAvoy, in the Jameson Film Awards photobooth here.

In videos, Dan posted a thank you to his Google+ to the LGBT Awards for his nomination  as Best Celebrity Straight Ally. Congrats Daniel!

Also in videos, Radcliffe recently returned to the presenting chair of the current affairs comedy show Have I Got News For You. The full episode can be watched below:

Finally, Daniel revealed, alongside other well known faces, what the first movie that made him cry was. You can check out the full video below, but look out for Dan at 0.08 and 4:02:

Friday, May 1, 2015

Major reimagining of our website Danaholics Anonymous

Firstly, I'd like to apologise deeply to any and all of our most dedicated readers for the serious downslide of upkeep of the website in recent months. I began working full time and the thoughts of a computer screen when I finally got home were terrifying. The pc I own has become dial up speed of late and this makes it more of a challenge. I also run this ship by myself, which maybe I should ask for all you lovely people to help out?
In the next couple of weeks I will begin attempting to get everything up to date and keep it that way for the foreseeable future! In the meantime and where I falter at this endeavour, I keep the Twitter up to date as retweets I can do from my phone. For the most up to date news, follow us!

As part of a site revamp we will finally be updating that outdated galleries page to include more recent albums and some much needed  removal of Bebo links, with older photos being recovered and put into new FB album for your every week. We have also updated the layout and banner, so check it out and tell us what you think!

The competition page has been updated with all the details and links you need to enter our 'Very Good Lives' competition which will be open until the end of May. Check it out here!  The final thing that needs updating on the site is our News by Topic section which will be updated to include more recent projects etc.

We've mulled over whether to change the site name to something less childish, but worry we will lose any of the readers we do have! Let me know what you think. I came up with one half sleep half waking last night that was HPCN - Harry Potter Cast News. Thought it sounded like a US news network, but it's pretty corny!

Hope you stay tuned and we expect to have more competitions to award you for your dedication!

Niamh x
Admin, Danaholics Anonymous