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 Friday, 21st


   Potter book covers released0 Comments

Bloomsbury has released the books covers for the two tie-in books accompanying the #BLHarryPotter Exhibition at The British Library this October.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:05.12 BST | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury

   Illustrated Kindle edition of "PS" to be released0 Comments

Pottermore has announced that an illustrated Kindle edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is set to be released.


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For the first time, Jim Kay’s fully illustrated edition of Philosopher’s Stone will be available digitally through Amazon Kindle. This first look features a Gringotts goblin hard at work, and the moving front cover, which features an owl that actually flies and billowing smoke floating from the Hogwarts Express.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 16:11.38 BST | Submit News | Tags: Philosopher's Stone, Pottermore

 Wednesday, 19th


   Biggerstaff joins Doctor Who0 Comments

According to the Radio Times, Potter actor Sean Biggerstaff is set to join the Doctor Who audio adventures.


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Doctor Who star Georgia Moffett, who played the Doctor’s daughter Jenny in 2008 for the BBC1 sci-fi show, is set to return to the part for a series of audio adventures.



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RadioTimes.com can also reveal that the Doctor’s daughter will have a male companion for her audio adventures: Sean Biggerstaff, the actor best know for playing Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter films, will star alongside her.


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

 Saturday, 15th


   Watson interviews Atwood0 Comments

Emma Watson recently interviewed the author of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:20.48 BST | Submit News | Tags: Emma Watson

 Friday, 14th


   2017 Emmy nominations announced0 Comments

The 2017 Emmy nominations have been announced and a Potter alumni features.


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SUPPORTING ACTOR, TV MOVIE/LIMITED SERIES

Bill Camp, The Night Of
Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
David Thewlis, Fargo
Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of


The Emmys will air on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. PDT

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:53.07 BST | Submit News | Tags: David Thewlis

 Thursday, 13th


   New interview with Thorne and Tiffany0 Comments

The final edition of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script will be released on July 25th and Pottermore recently spoke to writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.

Regarding the new publication, Thorne said:


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I just hope the fans are able to read it as I wrote it…Jo on one shoulder and you, John, on the other – trying my best to express in every single line the emotional truth and honesty that runs through the Harry Potter books.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:58.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Cursed Child Book, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

 Wednesday, 12th


   Enjoy breakfast at Hogwarts!0 Comments

For a limited time only, you can have breakfast at Hogwarts!


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Start your day with an exclusive breakfast reception in the iconic Great Hall. Lined with Cheeri-Owls and Pixie Puffs, the Great Hall trestle tables will be specially dressed for breakfast as they were in the magical film series.

After enjoying a selection of breakfast canapes, fresh pastries, fruit smoothies and bucks fizz, you will be joined in the Great Hall by staff members dressed in full Hogwarts uniforms for a complimentary photograph at the breakfast table.

You'll also have the chance to meet the award-winning filmmakers who helped bring the world of Harry Potter to life on-screen. Oscar winning Special Effects Supervisor, John Richardson, will demonstrate how the magnificent Chamber of Secrets door was created and Costume Designer, Laurent Guinci, will help you step into Professor Slughorn’s armchair suit for a unique photo opportunity.

Walk among the authentic sets and discover the behind the scenes secrets at the studios where it all began, ahead of the first tour of the day. Highlights include the Gryffindor common room, Dumbledore's office, the Weasley kitchen at The Burrow, the iconic Platform 9¾ that houses the original Hogwarts Express locomotive and, new for 2017, the Forbidden Forest.

Following a complimentary sample of Butterbeer in the Backlot Café, you will be able to step inside Harry Potter’s childhood home, number four Privet Drive, before wandering up the wizarding shopping street of Diagon Alley.

Tickets are priced at £99pp for adults and £79pp for children. Under 4’s are free. Tickets are available from 10am on 19th July here at wbstudiotour.co.uk or by calling 0345 084 0900. Terms and conditions apply.


Find out more information and order your tickets by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:59.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: WB Studio Tour

 Tuesday, 11th


   Attend a preview of the Strike TV series0 Comments

The BFI has announced that they will be holding a TV preview for Strike: The Cuckoo's Calling.

The event will also include a discussion with the director, executive producer and main actors from the show.

The preview event takes place at 6:15 p.m. GMT on August 10, 2017.


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Cormoran Strike (Burke), a war veteran-turned-private detective, operates out of a tiny office in London’s Denmark Street with his assistant Robin (Grainger). Though he’s wounded both physically and psychologically, Strike’s unique insight and his background in the Special Investigation Branch prove crucial in solving complex cases, which have eluded the police. The Cuckoo’s Calling is the first book in the best-selling Cormoran Strike crime series written by Robert Galbraith, aka JK Rowling. This major new adaptation by Ben Richards (The Tunnel, Spooks ) is produced by JK Rowling’s production company Brontë Film and TV.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:54.57 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, The Strike TV Series

   New interview with Rowling released0 Comments

It was revealed in the latest CNN interview of J. K. Rowling by Christiane Amanpour that a fairy tale manuscript was written.

Rowling wrote the fairy tale on the dress she wore for her 50th birthday party, yet will it ever be published as a story?


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CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: I read that you were considering writing a political book for children, young people?

J.K. ROWLING: Oh, that was a fairy tale ...
But I -- I will tell you this. On my 50th -- the theme of my 50th birthday, which I held at Halloween, even though that's not really my birthday, was come as your own private nightmare. And I went as a lost manuscript. And I wrote over a dress most of that book. So that book, I don't know whether it will ever be published, but it's actually hanging in a wardrobe currently.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:01.43 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

 Monday, 10th


   New covers for "Fantastic Beasts" released0 Comments

Pottermore has been given a first look at new illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.


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The covers for the new, fully-illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them have been released, as well as a peek inside.

The book is coming out later this year, with artwork by Olivia Lomenech Gill.










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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 23:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Fantastic Beasts

 Sunday, 9th


   New species of spider named after Aragog0 Comments

Live Science is reporting that a new species of spider has been named after the Harry Potter series.


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The naming opportunity was too good to pass up, the researchers said. The animatronic puppet created for the movie "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" was based on the anatomy of a wolf spider, said study co-researcher Alireza Zamani, a graduate student of animal biosystematics at the University of Tehran in Iran.

"We found out that there was an extreme similarity between our spider and Aragog as he was depicted in the second film," Zamani told Live Science in an email. "Since it was also the 20th anniversary of the whole 'Harry Potter' series, we thought it might be a good idea and celebration of this wonderful franchise" (to name the spider after Aragog.)


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:55.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Harry Potter

 Saturday, 8th


   Lewis joins "Girlfriends" TV show0 Comments

The List is reporting that Matthew Lewis has joined the cast of the TV show, Girlfriends.


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Miranda Richardson, Zoe Wanamaker and Phyllis Logan of 'Downton Abbey' have already been cast as the leads in the show, while Matthew has been joined by the likes of Daisy Head, Chris Fountain, Steve Evets, Elena Saurel, Thailia Zucchi and Emmett J Scanlon, according to Deadline.


Filming began on July 3rd, according to the production company:




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:26.55 BST | Submit News | Tags: Matthew Lewis

 Friday, 7th


   Rowling to be interviewed by Amanpour0 Comments

J. K. Rowling will be interviewed by Christiane Amanpour on CNN International this upcoming Monday.

The interview will focus on Rowling's charity, Lumos.



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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:29.13 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling

 Friday, 30th


   First Potter book to be translated into Scots0 Comments

The Herald Scotland is reporting that the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone book will be translated into Scots for the very first time.


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To mark the 20th anniversary of the first publication of JK Rowling's first book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, it is to be released in a new Scots translation.

The Scots version of the book is to be published in October this year by Itchy Coo, a publisher celebrating its own anniversary of 15 years in publishing.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:25.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Philosopher's Stone

 Tuesday, 27th


   Law funds child theatre trips0 Comments

London News Online is reporting that Jude Law is heading a campaign to enable London's five year olds to experience the magic of theatre.


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The campaign which has won start up funding from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England and a founding donation of £5,000 was made by housing association L&Q at the launch. The scheme is backed by from Deptford MP Vicky Foxcroft and Mayor of Lewisham, Sir Steve Bullock.



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Jude Law: ‘I am delighted to support this terrific initiative which has the potential to positively impact the lives of young children in Lewisham. It is crucial for the future of our communities that we find creative ways to nurture and support the next generation.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:26.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Jude Law


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