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 Thursday, 18th


   Watson to receive a BAFTA0 Comments

Digital Spy is reporting that Emma Watson will be among the recipients of the 2014 BAFTA Los Angeles Awards.


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Harry Potter star Watson has been chosen as the recipient of the Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year.

Proceeds from the event go to BAFTA LA's scholarship programme for aspiring artists.


The event airs on November 2nd, 2014.

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   Stephen Fry Live!0 Comments

Get Reading has one pair of tickets to Stephen Fry's show entitled Stephen Fry Live! at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The winner will see the show on October 1st at 7:30 p.m.


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What is the name of Stephen Fry’s new memoir?

a) More Fool Me

b) More Fool You

c) More Fool Us


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 Wednesday, 17th


   Harry Potter: The Creature Vault trailer0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, a video has been released to promote the upcoming Harry Potter: The Creature Vault book.



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 Tuesday, 16th


   New image of Grint in "It's Only A Play"0 Comments

Ice Cream Man has let us know that the first official photo of Rupert Grint in the US Broadway show It's Only A Play has been released.





To find out more, click here.

The show begins on October 19th, 2014.

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   Harry Potter: The Creature Vault0 Comments

More information about the upcoming Harry Potter: The Creature Vault book has been released by Harper Design.





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HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT (Harper Design; on sale October 28, 2014; $45.00, 208 pages, full color photos and illustrations throughout; ISBN: 9780062374233 ) is the first book devoted exclusively to the fascinating process of bringing to life the creatures in the Harry Potter films. With full support from Warner Bros., the studio behind the enormously successful film franchise, HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT is a comprehensive and delightful look at the memorable creatures that populate the magical world. From Dementors and goblins to merpeople and Chinese Fireball dragons, HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT peers into the filmmaking archives to give readers an inside look at the magical creatures featured in the wizarding world of the Harry Potter films.

HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT is bound in a purple leatherette case with de-bossed images of the creatures featured in the magical world of the Harry Potter films. The interior features high-quality photographs of each of the creatures and is loaded with beautifully detailed concept art, behind-the-scenes shots, and film stills. A true collector’s edition, HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT includes a removable poster that pictures each of the creatures in full color and an eight-page Eeylops Owl Emporium catalog, profiling the owls on offer at Diagon Alley’s one-stop shop for every wizard’s owl needs.

Compiled by Jody Revenson, this lavish volume will answer questions such as: How was Dobby created? How were the Hippogriffs (part horse, part eagle) made to look so real? In short: How does movie magic happen?

Jody Revenson has written extensively about the Harry Potter films and is the author of six books in the Harry Potter: Page to Screen Limited Edition, including Wizard Wear and Muggle Attire, Movie Magic, and Ten Years Later: Life On Set with the Harry Potter Cast and Crew. She has also written books about Jack Sparrow, the Disney theme parks, Dick Grayson, and Bugs Bunny. She lives in New York City.

HARRY POTTER: THE CREATURE VAULT

Harper Design

On-Sale Date: October 28, 2014

$45.00 hardcover, 208 full-color pages

ISBN: 9780062374233


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   Rowling donates to fund Art & Drama hall0 Comments

According to The Courier, J K Rowling has donated a "generous" amount to turn Aberfeldy town hall in Perthshire into a music and drama venue.


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“The refurbishment of the B-listed building will cost £1.5 million but we had a generous donation from JK Rowling. We are not allowed to say how much it is.”

A spokeswoman for JK Rowling confirmed she had made a donation to the project but declined to comment further.


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 Sunday, 14th


   Trailer: "Effie Gray"0 Comments

The first trailer for the upcoming movie Effie Gray has been released.

The movie sees Potter alumni Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid), Emma Thompson (Sybill Trelawney) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) as part of the cast.



The movie was written by Thompson and "tells the story of a Victorian sex scandal," according to The Telegraph.

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 Friday, 12th


   "Horns" soundtrack to be released0 Comments

Film Music Daily is reporting that a tie-in soundtrack for Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming Horns movie has been announced.


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The score album features music by Composer Robin Coudert (Maniac, Populaire). Directed by Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, Mirrors, Piranha 3D) the film will open in Europe on October 1, and US theaters and on VOD on October 31. More soundtrack information forthcoming.


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   New images from WWOHP Hollywood0 Comments

Jim Hill Media has released new construction images of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hollywood.

The pictures show the development of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts. See how high the Hogwarts Castle is!!

See the images in our gallery by clicking here.

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 Thursday, 11th


   Get to know Radcliffe better!0 Comments

Mental Floss recently conducted a Q&A with Daniel Radcliffe, allowing us to gain insight into the mind of the boy wizard himself.


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If you could pick any time to go back and visit, which would it be?
I would like to see the moment when Neanderthals and Homo erectus interacted—that far back. That’s the kind of history that I find most fascinating, because those are the moments when you see things developing that are recognizably and uniquely human. If you go back to any other time, sure, the clothes are nice, but there’s typhoid and cholera! A brutal, short Neanderthal life to the age of 35 was probably what we were designed for.

Let’s say ghosts are real. Which historical figure would you want to haunt you?
Napoleon, or some other historical figure with a huge ego. Because you don’t want a mopey ghost. I’d quite like to meet John Keats, but I get the idea that his ghost would probably be very sad. Whereas, I imagine Napoleon’s would just be still raging and angry.


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 Wednesday, 10th


   Rowling reveals patronus0 Comments

J K Rowling has revealed her patronus on her official Twitter account.




How exciting!

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   Hurt to be honoured by STC0 Comments

Broadway.com is reporting that John Hurt has been selected as the 2014 recipient of The William Shakespeare Award for Classical Theatre.


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On selecting the honorees, Shakespeare Theatre Company Artistic Director Michael Kahn said, "We are thrilled to be able to recognize three performers whose prolific careers span multiple decades and feature iconic roles across stage, film and television. Between them they have portrayed the spectrum of Shakespeare's great roles, from heroes and lovers to villains, and great works by playwrights from Euripides to Beckett."


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   Darks Arts section to be revealed at Studio Tour0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has just announced that they will be creating a permanent section at the tour dedicated to the Dark Arts.


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WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON TO UNVEIL FIRST, NEW PERMANENT FEATURE DEVOTED TO THE DARK ARTS

This October, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter will unveil a new section devoted to the Dark Arts, encompassing Horcruxes and other sinister wizarding artefacts, in what is the Studio Tour’s first permanent addition since opening.

The current Malfoy Manor fireplace will be expanded to showcase the full set which became the headquarters of Lord Voldemort’s followers, the Death Eaters, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1. Visitors will be able to peer into the drawing room that features ornate chandeliers, an imposing fireplace and the long, grand table around which Bellatrix Lestrange, the Malfoy family, the Death Eaters and Voldemort sat around.

The mannequin of captured Muggle Studies teacher Charity Burbage will be suspended above the set, while a life-like model of Voldemort’s loyal 20-foot snake Nagini will sit on the mahogany table, which will be framed by the costumes of the rat-like Peter Pettigrew and Potions master Severus Snape.

Officially launching on Tuesday 14th October, the new section will also include a variety of never-before-seen artefacts and props from Borgin and Burkes, the Knockturn Alley shop Harry accidentally stumbles into in Harry Potter and Chamber of Secrets. Visitors will be able to see these weird and wonderful props up close, including the mysterious Hand of Glory, the Vanishing Cabinet and the sarcophagus that hid Harry during a deleted scene from the second film.

A section of Dolores Umbridge’s Ministry of Magic office, including her garish kitten plates, perfectly putrid pink costumes and desk, will be on show as well as Defence Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin’s costumes, magical projector and gramophone.

Sarah Roots, Vice President of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London, commented: “The Dark Arts feature will be our first new permanent addition since opening in March 2012 and we’re looking forward to unveiling it just in time for Hallowe’en. It will showcase the darkest parts of the films and include some props and costumes that have never been on public display before.”

To celebrate the launch of the new permanent additions, the Studio Tour will also offer extra Dark Arts activities throughout the October half-term. From Friday 17th October – Monday 3rd November, a section of the Hallowe’en feast from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be on display in Hogwarts’ Great Hall. For these two weeks only, visitors will be able to walk down a darker Diagon Alley as the lights are dimmed, the music becomes more foreboding and the wizarding shopping street set is patrolled by Death Eaters. Those who choose to take part in an interactive wand combat lesson can practise their duelling techniques.

The new permanent Dark Arts section will be launched with a two-week event highlighting the Dark Arts from Friday 17th October – Monday 3rd November and all extra activities are included in the ticket price.


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 Tuesday, 9th


   Rowling backs new reading scheme0 Comments

Best Daily is reporting that J K Rowling has backed a new reading scheme that aims to promote better reading standards.


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The Read On. Get On campaign has been launched to promote better reading standards in children. Led by Save the Children, the CBI and the Teach First charity, the campaign is being backed by bestselling authors, including JK Rowling and Michael Morpurgo.


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 Monday, 8th


   Duddle reveals Potter "challenge"0 Comments

Jonny Duddle recently spoke to The Telegraph about his first initial reservationns of tackling the new Potter book cover task.


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Bloomsbury picked Duddle’s cover – an inky, mysterious scene in which Harry, Ron and Hermione are shown the way across Hogwarts’[s> lake by Hagrid – because he was the only illustrator of the four they tried out to have Harry, bright-eyed and androgynous, face the reader.

And so Duddle’s studio began to accommodate Stephen Fry-narrated audiobooks, a Slytherin cloak (“it’s cheaper than any of the others”) and a chocolate frog box among the pirate drawings and animation books that weigh down the ‘wobbliest, creakiest floor in the house’.


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