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 Saturday, 30th


   Official "Cursed Child" images released!0 Comments

WhatsOnStage has announced that official images for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre performance have been released.

See them all in our gallery by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:43.06 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre

 Friday, 29th


   First child to finish reading "Cursed Child?"0 Comments

The Mirror is reporting that 1000-word-a-minute reader Toby L'Estrange will be the first in Britain to the read latest Harry Potter saga.


  Accio Quote:
The 10-year-old with a spellbinding pace of 1,000 words a minute, has been hired by Amazon to race through the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it is published at midnight on Sunday.

And his review is expected to be online within three hours of the tome being released on Kindle.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:24.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   New "Fantastic Beasts" images0 Comments

New images from the Fantastic Beasts movie have been released by Digital Spy.





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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:35.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

 Thursday, 28th


   Parker on becoming Harry Potter0 Comments

The Stage recently interviewed Jamie Parker (Harry Potter) in relation to taking on such a well-renowned role.


  Accio Quote:
We’re still working during the day and performing at night. But our hours with the creative team are starting to lessen off as we get into a full performance schedule of eight shows a week. The company is feeling really good – Steven [Hoggett, the movement director> has prepped us properly to be in the right physical shape. Working with him, you’ve got to be in shape. And John [Tiffany, the director> has kept up our spirits with his relentless positivity and trust in his company.



  Accio Quote:
It’s been great now to immerse myself in it – I’ve gone through all of them several times now, and I’m going to go through them again. I won’t stop making notes, and every day I am finding out exactly how detailed Jack [Thorne, the playwright> and John’s work on it has been with Jo [JK Rowling>. In any decent play there’s an unspoken script going on underneath the actual script – like Woody Allen’s subtitles, whether they’re serious or funny – and that’s absolutely the case here. The play is perfectly clear to anyone who doesn’t know anything about Harry Potter – it’s just a very good play on that level. But for those who are immersed in it, there are Easter eggs hidden in every scene. There’s a lot that goes unspoken, and that’s fertile ground for being able to talk to each other onstage.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:38.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Jamie Parker

   "Fantastic Beasts" at Comic Con0 Comments

The San Diego Comic-Con held a Fantastic Beasts panel where a new trailer for the movie was released.

Redmayne also handed out wands to the audience.








Pottermore has also released their exclusive interview from the event:


  Accio Quote:
‘I feel like what’s extraordinary about Comic-Con is that so much energy comes into the city for four days and you feed off that,’ says Eddie. ‘So, your adrenaline is pumping and pulsating through your body and you kind of feel elated. Slightly like you’re floating on a different planet. You almost can’t take it in; it’s too much visual stimulus.

'You see people everywhere dressed in costume – I saw a guy dressed as Newt Scamander. I was like “I love it!” And there’s this Funko toy… That’s kind of amazing, although I think I’m going to take mine home and put freckles on it.’[/quoite>

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:46.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

 Wednesday, 27th


   Cursed Child received well by critics0 Comments

It appears that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre performance has received excellent ratings from all media outlets in the UK.

The lowest rating being 4/5.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:48.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre

 Tuesday, 26th


   Cursed Child book tops pre-order charts0 Comments

According to EW, pre-order sales for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have broken previous pre-order sales.


  Accio Quote:
Both book distributers have announced the upcoming script of the play, written by Jack Thorne, not J.K. Rowling, has topped their best sellers lists. Barnes & Noble reports that the latest addition to the Wizarding World is the most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:33.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   Norwich film centre to be renamed after Sir John Hurt0 Comments

EDP is reporting that the new screen heritage and film education centre at Norwich’s Cinema City is to be named after actor Sir John Hurt.




  Accio Quote:
The centre, which is part of the Norfolk at the Pictures project and due to open in September, will be called the John Hurt Studio in honour of Sir John’s great support of the project.

Sir John, a resident of north Norfolk, is patron of Cinema City Ltd, the film education charity based at the St Andrew’s Street cinema and which has championed the whole £810,000 Norfolk at the Pictures campaign to celebrate the history of the silver screen in our county.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:34.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: John Hurt

 Sunday, 24th


   Potter stars donate jeans to charity0 Comments

The Telegraph is reporting that a variety of Harry Potter stars, alongside many other celebrities, are donating worn jeans to charity in aid of the current refugee crisis.


  Accio Quote:
Emma Watson’s took the longest. Those look like a story, like a fairtytale that has emerged, with an eagle flying on one side of the pant and so many different elements and characters. I thought I’d do something to show her character in Harry Potter, but I based it on her own story. I just dive into the jeans and find those feelings that they left in the pants and surface them to bring out the story. Emma Watson’s jeans were worn and ripped so there was definitely a lot of feeling in there.



Emma Watson's artistic jeans

If you are tempted to place a bid, head to the live auction on Catawiki.com and see below for the list of celebrities selling their denim.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:07.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Charity

   New interview with Dan Fogler0 Comments

Vanity Fair recently interviewed Dan Fogler (Jacob Kowalski) about his involvement in the Fantastic Beasts movie.


  Accio Quote:
He’s got a big heart, and they’re kind of cut from the same cloth. That was really cool to hear… She was just bubbling and percolating with this new story that is encompassing her whole being, and she was excited to share it.



  Accio Quote:
“I'm Newt’s sherpa in New York, and I'm also the audience’s sherpa throughout the movie,” Fogler explained. “Because I'm not familiar with magic, my reactions are very much how the audience would react to these things. I equate the character to Nick Bottom in Midsummer Night's Dream. (Fantastic Beasts) is embedded in the classic fairytale themes. Just like Bottom, I'm a regular fun-loving guy who is very human, who gets pulled into this crazy adventure and who gets to play with the fairies and wizards and witches and creatures. It's very much like a dream.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:15.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Dan Fogler

   New "Fantastic Beasts" trailer0 Comments

A new trailer for the Fantastic Beasts movie has been revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:32.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Trailer

 Saturday, 23rd


   New "Fantastic Beasts" art work0 Comments

New art work has been released for the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie exclusively for the Comic Con event in San Diego, America.



Let us know what you think of it in the comments section below.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:05.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

 Friday, 22nd


   Scholastic celebrates with a MuggleMob0 Comments

More than 300 Harry Potter fans formed a massive flash mob or "Muggle Mob" yesterday, taking over Broadway in front of the Scholastic headquarters building in New York City.

The "mob" happened just 10 days before the release of the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two.


  Accio Quote:
“Scholastic introduced Harry Potter to readers of all ages nearly 20 years ago. What better way to celebrate the release of the eighth story and start the countdown to the biggest publishing event of the summer than to gather a flash mob of dedicated Harry Potter fans eager to share their love of books and reading,” said Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:29.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Scholastic, Cursed Child Book

   Purchase new Fantastic Beast figurines0 Comments

Barnes and Noble are offering Harry Potter fans the chance to purchase Funko POP! figurines that were released for the San Diego Comic-Con.

Newt is being sold for $14.95 and a beast set for $19.95.





Purchase them by clicking here and here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:29.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Funko

 Thursday, 21st


   Win a signed copy of "Cursed Child"0 Comments

Waterstones is running a competition for Harry Potter fans to win a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production: Parts One and Two.

The script book will be signed by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling.


  Accio Quote:
We have seven signed copies to give away in our entirely free prize draw. This is, of course, a chance for you to own an absolutely genuine and utterly unique slice of Harry Potter history, the eighth official story in the series inscribed by the very people who brought it into being.

To be in with a chance of winning this extraordinary prize, simply complete your details in the entry form below and we will do the rest, selecting our seven very lucky winners entirely at random. Our competition closes at midnight on Saturday 30th July and winners will be notified within 24 hours of the closing date.


To enter, click here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:17.18 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Fantastic Beasts" to become interactive books0 Comments

The Bookseller is reporting that Walker Books UK will publish a series of interactive children’s books based on the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


  Accio Quote:
Walker Books UK will publish the books simultaneously with Walker Books Australia. In the US, the same titles will be released by Walker’s sister company Candlewick Press.

Karen Lotz, m.d. of the Walker Group, said: “It is an extraordinary honour for our group to be chosen by the highly respected book publisher and packager, Insight Editions, as a global partner on this exciting and beloved property.


How exciting!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:19.40 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

   Broadbent receives honourary degree0 Comments

The Lincolnite is reporting that Jim Broadbent has received an honourary degree from Bishop Grosseteste University.


  Accio Quote:
A total of 1,127 final-year students are set to graduate at ceremonies on Wednesday, July 20 and Thursday, July 21.

Joining the students at the ceremony was Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent, who received an honorary doctorate from the university.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:41.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Jim Broadbent

 Saturday, 16th


   Lewis to star in "Unfaithful"0 Comments

Playbill is reporting that Matthew Lewis is set to star in Owen McCafferty's Unfaithful.


  Accio Quote:
It will begin performances August 25 prior to an official opening August 31 for a six-week run through October 8 at Found111, the pop-up venue on Charing Cross Road that has previously been home to The Dazzle and Bug.



  Accio Quote:
Described as a blackly comic play, it revolves around Tom, who is enjoying a quiet pint after work. Tara lies awake whilst her boyfriend finishes his shift. When their paths cross, a chain of events is sparked that reveal the unspoken desires and regrets of two relationships on the brink.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:32.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Matthew Lewis


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