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 Saturday, 24th

   "Fantastic Beasts" sound track date revealed0 Comments

Film Music Reporter is reporting that the Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them sound track will be released digitally and physically on November 4, 2016.

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WaterTower Music will release the official soundtrack album for the fantasy adventure Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The album features the film’s original music composed by James Newton Howard (The Hunger Games, King Kong, The Sixth Sense, Maleficent, Signs, The Fugitive).


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:25.44 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

   "Fantastic Beast" figurines announced0 Comments

Funko has announced a new wave of Funko Pop! Fantastic Beast figurines.

View them all by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:29.55 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Funko

   New image of Lockhart released!0 Comments

Fans on Twitter have managed to Unlock Lockhart.

The task involved Twitter users sharing parts of the blurred image, in order to release the whole image.

The event occurred to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Jim Kay!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:31.56 BST | Submit News | Tags: Chamber of Secrets

 Friday, 23rd

   Patronus test now live on Pottermore!0 Comments

Pottermore has been updated with the official Patronus test!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:19.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Pottermore

   Watson discusses inequality and violence0 Comments

Emma Watson recently spoke to universities around the world in her 2016 Impact Report for the UN Assembly on September 20th.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:24.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

 Tuesday, 20th

   Full Rowling speech released0 Comments

We Are Lumos has released the entire speech that J. K. Rowling said at the special gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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"Hello and welcome to this very special gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! I’m not going to detain you long and there will be no spoilers. I really couldn’t be prouder of what you’re about to see and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do, every time I watch it.

It’s been an incredibly emotional experience for me to revisit the character of Harry Potter as an adult and a father. The story you’re about to see is primarily about family: about what it means to us, even when it’s imperfect, which it has to be, because we are all of us imperfect. The original seven Harry Potter books told a story about love, the absence of it and the need for it: a boy who came from a childhood of loss and longing who had to grapple with what is most real and important in the world, without parents to help him make sense of it all.
It isn’t a secret that Harry Potter drew heavily on my own experience of bereavement, but I was twenty-five when I lost my mother and I was fortunate enough to have her all through my childhood and teens. Through the work I’ve been privileged to do with Lumos over the past decade, I’ve come to have a new understanding of why those of us with imperfect families have far better chances of surviving this difficult world than those who don’t.

Lumos, which many of you will know as the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, is a charity I founded to help the eight million children who are growing up worldwide in institutions.

It is the most staggering statistic. Eight million children. It’s such a gigantic number that is seems almost unfathomable.

In the developed world, where the practise of placing children in institutions is dying out, we often hear talk of the ‘orphanages’ that exist in poorer countries. This conjures a certain mental picture, of parentless children who would otherwise be on the streets. We’re encouraged to give money to these orphanages and even to volunteer for a few weeks in them, feeding and cuddling children who have learned to take affection where they can get it.

Now here is the unspeakable tragedy of those eight million children. An estimated 80% of them having at least one living parent.

How can that be? Why would they be institutionalised if they have a parent? The Westerner often assumes that there must have been a lack of love or care if a child could be given up to a care home without being orphan.

Here’s the truth: the number one reason that children are institutionalised is poverty. Overwhelmingly, children become detached from their parents because the system in their country – a system propped up by the donations of well-intentioned donors – offers food and education only to the poorest children if they enter institutions.

And those institutions, as countless studies have shown, damage their inmates, sometimes beyond repair. Eighty years of research agrees that children raised in institutions suffer physically, intellectually and emotionally. A recent study suggested that one in seven are likely to be involved in prostitution when they leave, one in five will go on to have a criminal record and one in ten – ONE IN TEN – will kill themselves.

There are multiple challenges in changing a system that is so damaging to so many children, but this is a solvable problem. Lumos believes that by 2050, we can end child institutionalisation.

We work with governments and to show this can be done, partnering with on-the-ground experts who are as keen as we are to see global change. We advocate for children at the highest international levels; we help the money flow in the right direction to create community-based services that support families; and we work with individual children to get them back home, where they belong.

In the last six years, Lumos has:

• Moved more than 17,000 children from harmful institutions to families, family-style settings or supported independent living;
• Prevented nearly 15,000 children from being admitted to institutions
• Trained more than 27,000 social workers, medical professionals, teachers, caregivers, civil servants and policy makers
• Provided 1,418 interventions to help save the lives of children suffering from malnutrition, severe neglect or a lack of access to medical treatment;

You’ve supported our ever-increasing work by being here today. I’ve covered all core costs, so 100% of the money you have donated goes direct to Lumos’s programmes.

Children need, deserve and have a right to families. Thank you, from everyone at Lumos, for helping us achieve our ambition of bringing 8 million children back into the light. It is, to paraphrase Albus Dumbledore, not easy, but it is right."

If you would like to purchase a Be The Light T-shirt, as worn by the cast, visit Reprent's website here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:22.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Lumos

 Monday, 19th

   Rowling joins "Cursed Child" cast for special performance0 Comments

J. K. Rowling recently attended a special gala performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in aid of Lumos.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:17.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Cursed Child Theatre, Lumos

 Sunday, 18th

   Watch the Rowling live chat from yesterday0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, J. K. Rowling's live chat from yesterday can now be watched.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:59.08 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Lumos

   Understudy plays Harry Potter for the first time0 Comments

Last night saw Stuart Ramsay play adult Harry Potter for the first time in the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre show.

The understudy performed part 2 after regular Jamie Parker became ill with the flu.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 12:05.14 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Jamie Parker

 Friday, 16th

   Rowling to attend live chat!0 Comments

We Are Lumos has announced that J. K. Rowling will participate in a live chat tomorrow, Saturday 17th September, with Lauren Laverne.

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In conversation with writer and broadcaster Lauren Laverne in London on Saturday 17 September at 8.15pm BST / 3.15pm ET / 12.15 PT the Harry Potter author will illuminate the work of Lumos, which she founded a decade ago to return children from orphanages and institutions to families. The broadcast will be streamed live via the Lumos Facebook page.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:56.47 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Lumos

   New attractions at WWHOP Japan!0 Comments

Starting from September 14th, guests going to the Universal Studios Japan: Wizarding World of Harry Potter will experience all-new magical moments!

Watch one of them below:


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:03.12 BST | Submit News | Tags: WWOHP Japan

 Wednesday, 14th

   Rupert Grint on "Snatch" set0 Comments

The Metro has released some images of Rupert Grint on the set of Guy Ritchie's upcoming crime television programme, Snatch.

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In a cream three-piece suite, blue polka dot shirt, red bowtie and pocket square, Rupert was every inch the posh con man Charlie Cavendish as he was snapped running around Manchester for the upcoming new drama.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:54.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Rupert Grint

   Radcliffe honoured with the Hollywood Rising Star award0 Comments

Daniel Radcliffe was recently honoured with the Hollywood Rising Star award at the Deauville Film Festival in France.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:59.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe

 Tuesday, 13th

   Harry Potter: The Exhibition to come to The Netherlands!0 Comments

Harry Potter: The Exhibition is coming to The Netherlands!

The exhibition will be held at the CineMec Utrecht in The Netherlands from February 11th - June 30th 2017.

The exhibition currently resides in Brussells, Belgium.

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Harry Potter fans in The Netherlands will finally have the opportunity to step inside the famous wizard’s world with Harry Potter: The Exhibition, another magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. Since its world premiere in Chicago, the exhibition has already received more than 4 million visitors and has included stops in Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney,Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai and Brussels. Tickets for the exhibition in Utrecht go on sale this Friday, September16 at 10am on

In partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, GES created the 1,400-square-meter experiential exhibition,where visitors can enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. MOJO is partnering with GES to present the exhibition in Utrecht.

“We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary exhibition to Utrecht.” said Frederik van Alkemade, promoter special events of MOJO, “Fans will be able to get closer than ever to the wizarding world right here in The Netherlands.Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a must-see for all ages.”


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:29.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Harry Potter: The Exhibition

 Monday, 12th

   Radcliffe starves for new role0 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter has revealed how Radcliffe went on an "extreme diet" for his new role in Jungle.

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He wrapped the upcoming Jungle at the beginning of the summer after a tough four-month shoot in Colombia and Australia. The film is based on Yossi Ghinsberg’s memoir about a trip through the Amazon that went wrong.

Radcliffe went on an extreme diet for the role to slim down for the look of the adventurer that was lost in the jungle for several weeks. “It was hard physically because I wasn’t really eating. We were doing very long days and I was operating on not very much food,” he said, adding that he had to begin dieting four weeks before the shoot to get the look right.


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