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 Thursday, 11th

   Radcliffe to star in "Jungle"0 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Daniel Radcliffe has signed up to star in the movie, Jungle.

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The actor will star in the thriller based on Yossi Ghinsberg's memoir about his trip into the Amazon.

Ghinsberg, who was the subject of the one-hour Discovery Channel docudrama series I Shouldn't Be Alive, was a young adventurer who went into the Amazon with two friends and a guide in what turned out to be a dangerous and deadly expedition.

How exciting!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:36.45 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle

   Maggie Smith: Life after Downton Abbey0 Comments

Following on from the news that Dame Maggie Smith won the Evening Standard's "Best Actress" Award, Smith spoke to The Standard about her fellow nominees, her early career, and playing ‘old bags.’

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There is also sadness in her: it has been a month of bereavements. First Alan Rickman, who co-starred in the Harry Potter movies with her, and who she once said shared her relief when the film series ended because they had “run out of reaction shots”. Then, rather overshadowed by the deaths of David Bowie and Terry Wogan, we lost 89-year-old Frank Finlay, who was in the first National Theatre company with her at the Old Vic in 1962: he played Iago to Laurence Olivier’s notoriously hammy, blacked-up Othello. Smith was Desdemona.

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She gives a husky laugh, then says: “You get a bit wobbly, you know, when you get to a certain age. It [mortality> seems to be too near.” Again, the counterpoint of light and shade that she does so well.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:46.41 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Maggie Smith

   "Cursed Child" playscript tops charts!0 Comments

Despite only being announced yesterday, the Harry Potter and teh Cursed Child: Parts I and II playscript book has topped numerous charts.

It is now at position number one for, and Waterstones!



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:49.41 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

 Wednesday, 10th

   "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" book to be released!0 Comments

Can't make it to a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre performance?

Then do not worry! You now will be able to purchase the script book.

The script book will be released in America and Canada on July 31, 2016.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:34.51 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre

   Rowling supports UK junior doctor strikes0 Comments

J K Rowling has announced on Twitter that she agrees with the strikes that junior doctors around the UK are currently participating in.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's script writer, Jack Throne, has also shown his backing:


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:37.30 GMT | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

   Bloomsbury announces plans to celebrate 20 years of Potter0 Comments

In a new press release, Bloomsbury has announced their plans to celebrate 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

On a revised Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them book:

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Following on from news of the release of the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Bloomsbury announces it is publishing a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to include new content from J.K. Rowling, in early 2017.

On new illustrated Harry Potter novels:

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In addition, Bloomsbury will commission three new illustrators to create lavish, full-colour illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s three Hogwarts Library books, starting with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in autumn 2017, The Tales of Beedle the Bard in 2018 and Quidditch Through the Ages in 2019. Illustrator announcements will follow in due course.

On releasing four new Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone house-editions:

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To tie in with the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in June 2017 Bloomsbury will be publishing four special editions of the first book in the series, their liveries representing each of the four Hogwarts houses. Bloomsbury will also be running a programme of activities and celebrations throughout the year to mark the landmark anniversary.

How exciting!


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:40.49 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

 Saturday, 6th

   Watson appointed "Visiting Fellow" at Oxford0 Comments

Lady Margaret Hall of Oxford University has announced Emma Watson as a "Visiting Fellow."

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Emma Watson
Actor and Campaigner

Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in Harry Potter, Emma graduated from Brown University and attended Worcester College, Oxford. She received a BAFTA Britannia Award for British Artist of the Year in 2014. In the same year she also became a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador advocating equality and promoting education for girls.



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:44.51 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

 Friday, 5th

   Leung discusses acting opportunities0 Comments

To promote her upcoming BBC Two series, One Child, Katie Leung discussed acting opportunities for East-Asian women.

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"It's very rare you get to see an East-Asian play a lead in a drama - and especially for a character like Mei who's very complex," she said.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:41.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Katie Leung

   Melling returns to the West End0 Comments

In a new interview with Epping Forest Guardian, Harry Melling discusses his return to the West End in a new play entitled Hand to God.

On the challenges of the role:

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In terms of acting, this is like nothing I have done before. It’s a very different acting challenge that to be honest scared me senseless to begin with, as I had no idea how to do it. It’s been the biggest challenge of my acting career so far.

Reflecting on the Harry Potter series:

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I guess you have to start again after Harry Potter because it is such a huge franchise, so where do you go after that? What sort of actor do you want to become? One that goes from franchise to franchise trying to make as much money as possible? That’s not what I wanted. I wanted to act and I have always loved the theatre.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:47.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Harry Melling

 Thursday, 4th

   "Swiss Army Man" wins an award0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, it has been announced that Swiss Army Man has won an award!

The movie gains a "Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic" award and stars Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe.

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Alone on a tiny deserted island, Hank has given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a dead body washes ashore, and he soon realizes it may be his last opportunity to escape certain death. Armed with his new “friend” and an unusual bag of tricks, the duo go on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.

Music video gurus “The Daniels,” a.k.a. Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan, craft a wholly original debut feature bursting with limitless creativity both in content and form. Their consistently surprising script spans a wide range of emotions: from the ridiculously absurd to a touching exploration of what it means to be human. Given what are likely to be some of the most unique roles of their acting careers, co-leads Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe give their all to a movie that celebrates the wonder that cinema offers.



 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:39.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe, Swiss Army Man

   Favourite Potter spell revealed0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, it has been announced that the most favourite Harry Potter spell is.....

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1. Patronus Charm

2. Summoning Charm

3. Levitation Charm

4. Disarming Charm

5. Wand-Lighting Charm

6. Unlocking Charm

7. Killing Curse

8. Sectumsempra

9. Memory Charm

10. Boggart-Banishing Spell


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:43.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

 Wednesday, 3rd

   First look at Lewis in "Happy Valley"0 Comments

The first image of Matthew Lewis in the programme Happy Valley has been released.

Series two is about:

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With Tommy behind bars for the last 18 months, Henderson plays fragile Frances Drummond who becomes obsessed with the manipulative murderer.

The show begins on Tuesday 9th February at 9pm on BBC1.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:33.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Matthew Lewis

 Tuesday, 2nd

   Harry Potter Pop! Wave Two Exclusives0 Comments

Funko has announced the final Harry Potter characters for wave two of their figurines.

You can see the previously announced March 2016 release figurines in our gallery by clicking here.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:50.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Funko

 Sunday, 31st

   Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Behind the Scenes0 Comments

Unveiled at A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016, here is an exciting sneak peek behind the scenes at Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 12:51.44 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

   Cursed Child - Behind the scenes!0 Comments

Also unveiled at A Celebration of Harry Potter 2016, here is an exciting sneak peek behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 12:53.22 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre

   "Fantastic Beasts" filming has finished0 Comments

In a new interview with People, Eddie Redmayne announced that he has finished filming for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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“Got in yesterday, just finished shooting [Fantastic Beasts> yesterday as well. It’s been six months of filming. So I’m on holiday and the sun is shining in L.A., so that’s wonderful,” he explains.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 12:54.50 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts, Eddie Redmayne

 Saturday, 30th

   Rowling to possibly sue Natalie McGarry0 Comments

The Guardian and other media outlets are reporting that J. K. Rowling could take offline action against suspended SNP MP, Natalie McGarry.

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The public argument, which lasted for more than six hours, began when McGarry announced she had discovered the author “defending misogynist trolls” and said she regretted queuing up to buy Rowling’s books.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:10.46 GMT | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

   11 new wizarding schools announced!0 Comments

Pottermore has been updated to announce the revelation that there are, in total, 11 wizarding schools across the world!

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There are eleven long-established and prestigious wizarding schools worldwide, all of which are registered with the International Confederation of Wizards. Smaller and less well-regulated institutions have come and gone, are difficult to keep track of, and are rarely registered with the appropriate Ministry (in which case, I cannot vouch for the standard of education they might offer). Anyone wishing to know whether there is an approved magical school in their region should address an owl enquiry to the International Confederation of Wizards, Educational Office.

Japan: Mahoutokoro

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This ancient Japanese school has the smallest student body of the eleven great wizarding schools and takes students from the age of seven (although they do not board until they are eleven). While day students, wizarding children are flown back and forth to their homes every day on the backs of a flock of giant storm petrels. The ornate and exquisite palace of Mahoutokoro is made of mutton-fat jade, and stands on the topmost point of the 'uninhabited' (or so Muggles think) Volcanic island of Minami Iwo Jima.

Africa: Uagadou

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Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools (for advice on locating these, see introductory paragraph), there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years) and achieved an enviable international reputation: Uagadou. The largest of all wizarding schools, it welcomes students from all over the enormous continent. The only address ever given is 'Mountains of the Moon'; visitors speak of a stunning edifice carved out of the mountainside and shrouded in mist, so that it sometimes appears simply to float in mid-air. Much (some would say all) magic originated in Africa, and Uagadou graduates are especially well versed in Astronomy, Alchemy and Self-Transfiguration.

Brazil: Castelobruxo

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The Brazilian school for magic, which takes students from all over South America, may be found hidden deep within the rainforest. The fabulous castle appears to be a ruin to the few Muggle eyes that have ever fallen upon it (a trick shared by Hogwarts; opinion is divided on who got the idea from whom). Castelobruxo is an imposing square edifice of golden rock, often compared to a temple. Both building and grounds are protected by the Caipora, small and furry spirit-beings who are extraordinarily mischievous and tricky, and who emerge under cover of night to watch over the students and the creatures who live in the forest. Former Castelobruxo Headmistress Benedita Dourado was once heard to laugh heartily, on an exchange visit to Hogwarts, when Headmaster Armando Dippet complained of Peeves the poltergeist. Her offer to send him some Caipora for the Forbidden Forest 'to show you what trouble really is' was not accepted.

France: Beauxbatons Academy of Magic

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Thought to be situated somewhere in the Pyrenees, visitors speak of the breath-taking beauty of a chateau surrounded by formal gardens and lawns created out of the mountainous landscape by magic. Beauxbatons Academy has a preponderance of French students, though Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Luxembourgians and Belgians also attend in large numbers (both Beauxbatons and Durmstrang have a larger studentship than Hogwarts). It is said that the stunning castle and grounds of this prestigious school were part-funded by alchemist gold, for Nicolas and Perenelle Flamel met at Beauxbatons in their youth, and a magnificent fountain in the middle of the school’s park, believed to have healing and beautifying properties, is named for them.

Location not available: Durmstrang Institute

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Durmstrang once had the darkest reputation of all eleven wizarding schools, though this was never entirely merited. It is true that Durmstrang, which has turned out many truly great witches and wizards, has twice in its history fallen under the stewardship of wizards of dubious allegiance or nefarious intent, and that it has one infamous ex-pupil.

America: Ilvermorny

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Coming soon...

How exciting!


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