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 Wednesday, 20th


   Dumezweni discusses "Cursed Child"0 Comments

Noma Dumezweni recently spoke to the BBC about moving the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre show over to the US and seeing someone else taking over her role in the UK as Hermione Granger.


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I went to see the new London cast, with Rakie Ayola playing Hermione, and I loved it. I went, ‘Oh my God, they’re doing their own thing’, and within that there were little changes, and I thought, yes, that makes sense. And I said to Rakie, ‘I’m totally stealing some of your stuff because I really enjoy what you do’. But that’s the highest compliment I can give her, as an actress to another actress; I love what she did.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:30.37 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Noma Dumezweni

 Sunday, 17th


   "Strike" series to return in 20180 Comments

The BBC has announced that The Strike Series will return to the BBC in 2018.


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Burke will return as Strike in Strike – Career of Evil as the war veteran turned private detective operating out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street. Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background as an SIB investigator prove crucial in unravelling complex cases.

Grainger will also return to play Robin, Strike’s assistant. Though she begins as a temporary secretary, managing Strike’s chaotic life, she soon becomes involved with his caseload and begins to see her true potential.

When a dismembered leg is sent to Strike’s office, it sends both Cormoran’s and Robin’s lives into disarray, forcing them to confront ghosts from their pasts. Their partnership reaches breaking point as Robin’s wedding approaches and they disagree about how to ensnare a man who abuses children.


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 Thursday, 14th


   Branagh to receive top BAFTA honour0 Comments

The Belfast Telegraph and other media outlets are announcing that Sir Kenneth Branagh will receive the top honour at BAFTA's annual Britannia Awards in Los Angeles.


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Chairman, Kieran Breen, said: "Kenneth is without question one of the most influential figures in the British film, television and theatre community, and his talents have brought him much-deserved international acclaim and recognition.

"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to celebrate Kenneth's work and honour him with this year's Albert R. Broccoli Britannia Award for Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment."


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:34.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Kenneth Branagh, BAFTA

 Tuesday, 12th


   BBC set to air "A History of Magic"0 Comments

It has been announced that BBC Two will air a one-off documentary about the British Library’s upcoming Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition which opens next month.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:32.55 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, BBC

 Monday, 11th


   New trailer for "Jungle" is released0 Comments

A new trailer for Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming Jungle has been released.



The movie is released across the UK on January 11, 2018.


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:12.45 BST | Submit News | Tags: Daniel Radcliffe, Jungle

 Sunday, 10th


   Rowling pens 0 Comments

J. K. Rowling has penned a foreword to the memoir The Little Big Things: A Young Man’s Belief That Every Day Can Be a Good Day.

The memoir is written by artist Henry Fraser who was paralyzed from the shoulders down when he was 17.

He created a portrait of Newt from Fantastic Beasts using just his mouth to hold the paintbrush.




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 Saturday, 9th


   Explore the "Dark Arts" at the WB Studio Tour0 Comments

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour has announced a special "Dark Arts" exhibition to coincide with Halloween.


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Fans of Death Eaters, daring duels and Hallowe’en feasts are invited to delve deeper than ever before into the Dark Arts as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter hosts a special feature dedicated to the darker side of the Harry Potter film series.


The event will take place from Sunday, October 1 until Sunday, November 12.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 17:12.38 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

   Skeete discusses Potter and diversity0 Comments

Broadway World recently interviewed Cherrelle Skeete (Rose Granger Weasley from the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play in London).


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What was it like being part of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child phenomenon?

It was absolutely incredible, it's nothing that any of us had experienced before. It's one of those things I can see affecting my life down the line - I'll be somewhere and realise that something happened because of Harry Potter. The response from the fans has been the most incredible thing. I found a community of people who are so in love, so supportive, so connected. Once we shared what we'd made with the public, it was simply amazing.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Cherrelle Skeete

 Thursday, 7th


   "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" to fly to the US0 Comments

Scholastic has announced that the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition that will feature in London, England, is set to fly over to the USA too.


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In fall 2018, to accompany the exhibition at the New-York Historical Society, Scholastic will also publish an official comprehensive companion book. A collaboration between the publishers and the exhibition curators, this will be a lavishly produced full-color book which will make the whole exhibition experience available to everyone. An enhanced digital edition allowing the content to be navigated in multiple, digital-first ways will be launched simultaneously by Pottermore.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Scholastic

 Wednesday, 6th


   Trailer for "The Silkworm" released0 Comments

A trailer for the second instalment of The Strike Series has been released.

The Silkworm will air on BBC One on September 10th and is set to be split into two parts.



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 Saturday, 2nd


   Preview of new Potter exhibition0 Comments

Pottermore has posted a preview of the upcoming British Library exhibition in London.












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‘We were creating a link between the British Library, Harry Potter and magic,’ she continues. ‘We haven’t designed it to mirror the books or the films – it’s very much a magic library. Every visitor might think, “It’s a secret library here at the British Library, it’s always here, down this secret staircase!” Or they might think, “This is a wonderful magic library!” There are two collections coming together, so making sure that there was an independent forum for them was quite important.’


Harry Potter: A History of Magic will run from 20 October 2017 until 28 February 2018.

Find out more by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:58.52 BST | Submit News | Tags: Pottermore

   Interactive Hogwarts released!0 Comments

Pottermore has revealed an interactive Hogwarts.


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Users will have the opportunity to explore the famous wizarding school and its grounds, including the Quidditch pitch where Harry mastered catching the Golden Snitch, and the Forbidden Forest, complete with Hagrid’s hut. The castle and its grounds are peppered with ‘hotspots’ – clickable points that expand to provide details about the magic and mystery of the famous wizarding school that Harry Potter attended.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:00.43 BST | Submit News | Tags: Pottermore

   Boyle to star in "Tolkien"0 Comments

Anthony Boyle has announced that he is set to star in a new biopic based on the life of J.R.R. Tolkien.


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Tolkien, written by David Gleeson and Stephen Beresford, explores the early life of the novelist as he finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. When the horrors of World War I envelope [sic> Tolkien’s life, they threaten to tear this ‘fellowship’ apart, and he questions the very meaning and purpose of his art. Instead, he finds a way to use these experiences as inspiration for his famous works, among them The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings/





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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 20:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Anthony Boyle, Tolkien

 Friday, 1st


   "The Silkworm" release date announced0 Comments

The BBC has revealed that the second instalment of The Strike Series will air in September.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:43.36 BST | Submit News | Tags: The Silkworm, The Strike TV Series

   19 Years Later0 Comments




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:37.12 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre

 Monday, 28th


   Watson named "Most Influential Celebrity"0 Comments

Emma Watson has been voted the "Most Influential Celebrity."


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Both girls and boys selected Watson from the line up of 43 actors, musicians, fitness personalities, YouTubers and reality stars.

The research was commissioned by youth empowerment programme National Citizen Service (NCS) and conducted by ICM, with 1000 young people taking part.

Many cited Watson’s feminist stance as the reason she is so inspiring.

One respondent said: “She uses the power and fame she gained from the Harry Potter series to speak about important issues like feminism.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:08.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

   High ratings for The Strike TV show0 Comments

Various media outlets are reporting that The Strike Series on BBC One gained high viewing figures.

The first episode reached 5.5. million viewers.


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The first episode last night averaged 5.5 million viewers in the 9PM hour, beating the return of ITV's Victoria in the same slot which had 4 million.

Victoria returned down 1.4 million viewers on the series one opener in 2016, and 800,000 below the Series 1 average, based on overnight figures.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 23:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: The Strike TV Series

 Saturday, 26th


   Rowling on the set of FB 2!0 Comments

J. K. Rowling recently appeared on the set of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them 2 by going to Twitter and posting a picture of her chair.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 20:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts

   New interview with Levi Pinfold0 Comments

Bloomsbury Books has released an interview with Levi Pinfold on illustrating the 20th Anniversary House Editions of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone book.

The interview was posted onto their Facebook page.



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 Friday, 25th


   Halloween returns to "Wizarding World Japan"0 Comments

Halloween will return to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan from September 8th to November 5th.


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The thrilling Halloween season is coming to Universal Japan’s “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” for a limited time only. (Friday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, November 5)! Once fans pass through Hogsmeade’s arched gate, they will be surrounded by uniquely themed Halloween decorations featuring bats and skulls, and ornate store-front inspired garlands. Even the sweets shop “Honeydukes”, famous for its Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavor Beans, will be decked out in the holiday spirit with many colorful jack-o’- lanterns and decorations such as candies and ribbons at its entrance.

Only during the Halloween season, children can “Trick or Treat” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Find one of the wizards and say “trick or treat!” for a special Halloween candy. Hogsmeade is sure to be filled with children’s smiles during this special time!

New this fall: Juicy smoked chicken, pork ribs and a pumpkin pasty shaped like a jack-o’- lantern fill this seasonal menu with the taste of autumn.

Finish a magical autumn day watching the “Expecto Patronum Night Show.” Enjoy a one-of- a-kind night show that uses magnificent projection mapping to bring the magic and wonder of Harry Potter to life. Watch in amazement as a group of Hogwarts students fight off a barrage of Dementors who have descended across the Black Lake and across Hogwarts Castle. The large-scale show that features chilling Dementors, brave students and defensive spells will leave fans exhilarated.


“Trick or Treat” Event Summary

Date:10am to 5pm, Fri, Sept 8 to Sun, Nov 5, 2017

Place:The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Age Restriction:children of elementary school age or younger



“Expecto Patronum Night Show” Event Summary

Date: Sun, Nov 5, 2017 after sunset to park close

Place:The Wizarding World of Harry Potter


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:10.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WWOHP Japan

   Updated book covers for The Strike Series0 Comments

To coincide with the TV-screening of The Cuckoo's Calling, the Robert Galbraith novels have been updated to include TV tie-in editions.

The TV series will begin on BBC One on Sunday August 27th.

Various outlets, including Amazon, have the updated editions of the books:





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