Archive for June, 2015

J.K Rowling reveals new content on the Dursleys via Pottermore

Jun 23, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, DH, Fan Sites, Fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Info, Interactive, J.K. Rowling, News, Potter News

J.K. Rowling has taken to Pottermore to release new content about the Dursleys in celebration of Dudley’s 35th birthday today. This was in line with the reveal of new content in Deathly Hallows chapters on the interactive reading website. Time reports: ‘Rowling gave insight into the backstory of Vernon and Petunia, including the origin of their names, both …read more!

Alan Rickman talks about his Acting Nerves

Jun 22, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, News, Rickman

Even the professionals still get stage fright. In a recent article from the New York Daily News, Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) talked about the “risks” that come with acting, and why those “risks” are the reason he acts. Rickman said that he gets nervous when taking on roles that are further outside his natural character …read more!

Young Tom Riddle Actor Featured in ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

Jun 19, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

HP Cast, News

Frank Dillane, best known for playing Young Voldemort/Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, stars in a new promotional video.  According to E!Online, Dillane, along with actors Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, and Alicia Debnam Carey, will be in a new The Walking Dead spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead, premiering August 2015. The first …read more!

Waterstones ‘Career of Evil’ Competition

Jun 18, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Contests, J.K. Rowling, News

Waterstones is holding a very exciting competition to win one of three signed copies of J.K. Rowling’s upcoming novel Career of Evil. The website states: ‘We have managed to secure a small number of signed copies of Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling). Anyone who pre-orders a copy of the book on will …read more!

Emma Watson on HeForShe Campaign

Jun 18, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, Media, News, Watson

Recent tweets by Emma Watson demonstrate her continuing passion for her role as leader of the HeforShe Campaign for gender equality. Emma tweeted that she felt ‘speechless’, followed by another tweet thanking those supporting the campaign. The Time article she posted with this stated that: ‘Big companies like Twitter and Vodafone and major universities like Georgetown and …read more!

Lumos Receives Award

Jun 18, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Charity, J.K. Rowling, News

Lumos tweeted that they have been awarded the Charity Award of International Aid and Development for their work in Moldova. Lumos is working in Moldova to create an Inclusive Education program. This program works to ensure that kids with disabilities have equal access to “universal services,” such as education. Lumos believes that this is a …read more!

Alan Rickman on ‘The Tonight Show’

Jun 18, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, HP Cast, News, Rickman, Rickman Interviews

The BBC reported, Alan Rickman appeared on The Tonight Show to ‘confront’ Jimmy Fallon regarding his ‘Rickman-Off’ with Benedict Cumberbatch in 2013. Hilarity ensued as Rickman presented two ‘truth-telling machines’ (helium balloons) to Fallon, leading to them conversing in comically high-pitched voices. You can watch the segment below:

Sir John Hurt Fighting Cancer

Jun 16, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast

Sir John Hurt, who played the role of Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter movies, has announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Hurt said that he has always been open about his life, and the diagnosis of early stages of cancer won’t stop him from working and creating films. At 75 years …read more!

Robert Galbraith’s “The Silkworm” Nominated for an Award

Jun 16, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling was happy to share (Tweet) that her friend, Robert Galbraith, has been nominated for a CWA Dagger Award for The Silkworm. A CWA award is given to the best crime novel of the year. The Silkworm was nominated for the first round of nominations. A short list of nominees will be released June 30. Robert …read more!

Jim Broadbent Art on Display in London

Jun 15, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Broadbent, News

Jim Broadbent, the actor known to Potter fans as Professor Slughorn, has his first art exhibit this summer.  “The People,” a collection of wood-carved figures, are now on display at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love until August 31. According to The Guardian, Broadbent began carving the figures out of found …read more!

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