ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – The Walking Dead‘s Andrew Lincoln has traded in zombies for broomsticks in the anticipated audiobook version of Quidditch Through the Ages (published by Pottermore, and now available for purchase on Audible), which charts the magical game’s history, from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world.
Below, Lincoln tells EW about the new project, explains what finally drew him into the Harry Potter universe, and reveals his favorite character.
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: How did you get involved in this project, and what drew you to it?
ANDREW LINCOLN: Most of my actor friends at some point over the last decade have been wizards, Mudbloods, and house-elves of one sort or another, and frankly I was beginning to take it personally. So when this invitation came along, I jumped at the chance. I love the world that J.K. Rowling has created and I was especially excited about Quidditch Through the Ages because of its added association with the charities Comic Relief and Lumos (Rowling’s international charity, which provides relief and resources to vulnerable children and young people around the world.)
Written by Admin on March 19 2018
Written by Admin on January 26 2018
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY – Andrew Lincoln is joining the Harry Potter family.
The Walking Dead actor has been tapped by Audible and Pottermore to narrate the new Hogwarts Library audiobook Quidditch Through the Ages, EW has learned exclusively. Written by J.K. Rowling (as Kennilworthy Whisp) and featuring commentary from such characters as Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter, it will be available for purchase March 15, and can be pre-ordered here.
First published in 2001 and available for the first time as a digital audiobook, Quidditch Through the Ages charts the magical game’s history, from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the most common fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, QTTA is a sporting bible for Harry Potter fans and lovers of the game.
“The Wizarding World is one that I always wanted to get the chance to step into,” Lincoln said in a statement. “What makes this project so special, is not only that it allowed me opportunities to create something my kids love and enjoy, but it also supports great causes, like Comic Relief and Lumos.”
“We are thrilled to offer Audible listeners a brilliant performance of yet another essential component of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World and bring this richly imagined universe to life through Lincoln’s narration and the highly detailed sound design,” Audible EVP and publisher Beth Anderson added.
Pottermore will make a portion of the proceeds from the audiobook available to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s own international charity Lumos, which focuses on the world’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Written by Admin on June 30 2017
Andrew will be attending San Diego’s Comic-Con International 2017! The Walking Dead panel will be held on Friday, July 21 at 12:15PM.
12:15 pm The Walking Dead (AMC) | Stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam and Khary Payton join producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero. (Hall H)
Written by Admin on August 02 2016
After months of horrible zombie-drama anticipation, fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead were treated to a veritable buffet of amazing reveals at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel event on Friday, July 22 — the most important, of course, being the incredible season 7 trailer and an official air date for the premiere.
But beyond the tantalizing glimpse of all the blood, guts and zombie shenanigans to come when The Walking Dead returns on October 23, the panel was also a nonstop source of interesting (and occasionally adorable) facts about the making of the show, from the cast members’ supersweet friendships to hints from the production team about what’s in store. Here are the best things we learned.
1. The premiere is going to break your heart.
The first episode — which will pick up right where last season left off, on a cliffhanger in which a major (and as-yet-unknown) character died — took a whopping nine days to film, and even special makeup effects creator Greg Nicotero was devastated by it.
“The first episode was intense,” he said. “It affected me in a way I didn’t expect.”
2. The showrunners are on record: The sets will be bigger, the zombies will be gooier and the satisfaction will be super-satisfying.
Even executive producer Dave Alpert is awestruck at what they’re pulling off this season. “The stuff we’re building is so much larger in scale and scope than I ever anticipated,” he gushed. Nicotero (the man responsible for the show’s award-winning zombie effects) promised, “It’s been a brutal season. … We try to keep exciting stuff for you guys up there.”
And the final word from executive producer Robert Kirkman?
“It’s absolutely worth the wait,” he said. “You guys are all going to love it.”
3. Chandler Riggs is dealing pretty well with one-eyed acting.
“Depth perception is my biggest loss,” said Riggs, whose character, Carl, got his eye shot out last season and has been sporting a pirate patch ever since.
4. Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus are in a perpetual prank war.
And it sounds like Norman Reedus is winning: He had the brilliant idea to put glitter in the air-conditioning vents in Lincoln’s car.
“Now they’re calling me Sparkles,” said Sparkles — er, we mean, Andrew Lincoln.
5. And IRL, Abraham and Sasha are, uh, breast friends.
Sonequa Martin Green (Sasha) and Michael Cudlitz (Abraham) are exploring a romance on the show, but in real life, he’s already gotten up close and personal with her mammaries after Martin Green needed some help pumping breast milk on set.
“It got real,” she said. “He was taking great care.”
6. Animal lovers, you’re on notice.
“There might be some interesting nonhuman characters as well,” said executive producer Gale Ann Hurd — and between the arrival of new character Ezekiel (a zookeeper in the original comics) and the actual live tiger in the season 7 trailer, she’s not kidding.
7. Jeffrey Dean Morgan loves The Walking Dead — and the Walking Dead fandom.
“I was in NYC when the first episode aired, and I’ve never been stopped so much in my life,” said Morgan (new villain Negan), who’s been a fan of the show since long before he was cast on it. “People come out of the floor and ceilings and walls. It’s amazing. And the fans have been nothing but awesome.”
8. And yes, Morgan loves playing a Big Bad.
Lincoln confirmed what was obvious to anyone who watched Negan’s big entrance in last season’s finale. “He’s having way too much fun playing this dude,” he said of Morgan.
9. Episode 2 has an official body count.
In case you were worried that the zombie slaughter would slow down amid all the Negan drama … um, don’t. According to folks in the know, at least 61 walkers will be killed in the second episode of season 7.
10. Finally: Gird your loins, fans. There’s a war coming, and the cast is going to need you to be strong.
“I think we’re headed toward one of the greatest showdowns since Terminus,” Lincoln said. “So hang in there. I know you will.”
The Walking Dead season 7 premieres on AMC Sunday, October 23, at 9 p.m. ET.