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 Tuesday, 27th

   A polar bear on the London Underground?0 Comments

The Evening Standard is reporting that a polar bear was spotted today on the London Underground, in particular on the Central Line.

The polar bear is in fact a promotion for Michael Gambon's upcoming Fortitude which will air on Sky Atlantic.


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   McCrory wins "Critics Award"0 Comments

Numerous media outlets, including The Telegraph, are reporting that Helena McCrory has been honoured with a Critics' Circle Theatre Award.

The honour comes for her performance in the show Medea.

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The actress, who is married to Wolf Hall and Homeland star Damian Lewis, triumphed for her title role in ancient Greek tragedy Medea, at the National Theatre.


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 Monday, 26th

   Confirmed: Watson in "Beauty and the Beast"0 Comments

Emma Watson has confirmed on Twitter that she will be starring in the live action version of Disney's Beauty and the Beast.


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   Platform 9 and 3/4 to arrive at the Studio Tour!!0 Comments

The original Hogwarts Express stream engine and a recreation of Platform 9 3/4 will open at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London on Thursday 19th March!

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Visitors will be able to walk along the train’s adjoining carriage and sit in the interior carriage set that was used during filming (complete with ‘windows’ that demonstrate the process used to create iconic train scenes from the films such as the escape of Harry’s first Chocolate Frog and the Dementor attack). A selection of prop luggage will be on show and visitors can find out which character owned which items by turning an interactive dial (characters include Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy, Luna Lovegood and more). A train-themed souvenir shop will also be open on the platform, stocking a wide range of goodies inspired by the Harry Potter films and, specifically, the Hogwarts Express.

Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, commented: “We can’t wait to open our first expansion, Platform 9 ¾, just before the Studio Tour’s third anniversary in March. The Hogwarts Express had a starring role in the films so we’re excited that it will be taking centre stage in the new area. It’s the piece that visitors have most requested to see and we’re expecting a fantastic response.”

Stuart Craig, Production Designer on all eight Harry Potter films, added: “The Hogwarts Express was the setting for many iconic scenes, from Harry, Hermione and Ron’s first meeting in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone to the moment the trio’s children embark on their first journey to school 26 years later. The wizarding world doesn’t have a need for modern technology so we knew a traditional steam engine would make the perfect school train. Before we began filming in 2000, we scoured the country and found ‘Olton Hall’ at a preservation centre in Lancashire; realising pretty quickly that it was exactly what we had been looking for.”


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 Friday, 23rd

   Video: Gleeson and "Ex Machina" special effects0 Comments

Domhnall Gleeson’s new film Ex Machina has now been released throughout the United Kingdom.

RTE Ten has posted a new video interview with Gleeson which describes the special effects used throughout the movie.


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 Thursday, 22nd

   New "The Casual Vacancy" book cover0 Comments

To tie-in with the release of the BBC One TV series of The Casual Vacancy, Little Brown has announced a new book cover that will be used on the books for the novel.


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   Tennant gains "Special Recognition Award"0 Comments

David Tennant has been honoured at the National Television Awards with a "Special Recognition Award."


Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:39.00 GMT | Submit News

 Saturday, 17th

   New "Philosopher's Stone" book images!0 Comments

Bloomsbury Releases Exclusive Images from Upcoming Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Artwork by Award-Winning Artist Jim Kay

Today Bloomsbury Publishing releases four new images from the eagerly anticipated illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Scholastic in the US will also reveal these images simultaneously.

Illustrated by Jim Kay, Kate Greenaway Medal winner, the images show, amongst other scenes, four major characters from the Harry Potter books – Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley.

“To be given the opportunity to design the characters, the clothing the architecture and landscapes to possibly the most expansive fantasy world in children’s literature, well lets just say I’m extremely excited about it,” said Kay. “The story is everything, and so I want to bring what I can to really show the depth of Rowling’s stories, to their best. The books have made me look at people differently, I’m always scanning crowds for interesting faces. For an illustrator there’s no such thing as an ugly or odd looking person – they are all interesting.”

Published globally on 6th October 2015 this will be the first fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s original Harry Potter novel. The hardback edition will include ribbon marker, head and tail bands, illustrated endpapers and artwork on every spread. Many of the original Harry Potter publishers around the globe will be joining the UK and the US in bringing this illustrated edition to life – and it is set to be the landmark publishing event of 2015.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition will be published in hardback on 6th October 2015 (£30:00 / 256pp / 9781408845646)


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