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‘Here We Go Again’ With Julie Walters


May 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Films, HP Cast, Movies, Music, News, Walters

In 2008, Julie Walters starred as Rosie in the hit musical Mamma Mia!, a tale of long-time friends reuniting for a weekend wedding in the Mediterranean–with a few surprises. Rosie joined Tanya (Christina Baranski) and mother-of-the-bride Donna (Meryl Streep) at her Greek hotel where they reminisce about the “old days” and talk about daughter Sophie’s …read more!

Happy Birthday to Jim Broadbent


May 24, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Broadbent, Film Awards, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, HP Cast, Movies, News, Television Program, Tom Riddle

Today we celebrate the 68th birthday of the talented British actor James “Jim” Broadbent, best known to the Potter fandom as Potions Professor Horace Slughorn. Whether this head of Slytherin was loathed, adored or something in between, the actor brought J.K. Rowling’s character to life in all of his humanness, (when he wasn’t a chair). …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Moving Portraits Could Become a Reality, Says New Research


May 23, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Science

Moving photos and portraits much alike those seen in Harry Potter could become a reality as a result of new research. The project aims to develop paper which can be enhanced with hyperlinks, animations and music from the web. Professor David Frohlich from the University of Surrey was recently awarded £1.17 million in funding from the Digital Economy program to …read more!

‘Cursed Child': A Changing of the Guard at the Palace Theatre


May 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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In the words of the famed Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist Seneca, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” So we must bid a fond farewell to the original cast of the ground-breaking and award winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Such good-byes are bittersweet, having reveled in the wizardry of …read more!

Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle to Launch June 23

"The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood opens April 7, 2016

May 21, 2017

Posted by: Sophia Cotraccia | Comments

Composers, Music, News, Tech, Theme Park, Williams, Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

Universal Studios Hollywood has designed an immersive light show using 3D projection mapping that will envelop Hogwarts castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. Guests at the park will be drawn in by a new arrangement of themes from the Potter films composed by John Williams himself, piped in through a 27.5 surround-sound system. The park’s …read more!

Adult ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Exciting News for ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Star Trek’ & ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans & More

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May 20, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Actor Interviews, Branagh, Broadbent, Charity, Davis, Gambon, HP Cast, Hurt, Movies, News, Oldman, Smith, Spall, Staunton, Tennant, West End, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

We’ve had so much news to round-up this week that we’ve had to bring it to you in two parts! The older brigade of Potter actors are busy as always on stage, and screen, seeing collaborations between alumni on new projects, exciting announcements for Doctor Who and Downton Abbey fans! In a quick crew news update, Nick Dudman (make-up and …read more!

Another Movie Sign-On For Dan Radcliffe: ‘Escape From Pretoria’

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May 19, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Films, HP Cast, News, Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe has signed onto another thriller, and is set to star in upcoming prison breakout thriller Escape From Pretoria, written and directed by Francis Annan. His role in Jungle has been long awaited, and although two recent announcements have seen Dan switch into comedy (Guns Akimbo and Miracle Workers), we’ve seen Dan work his magic on high-tension horror/ thrillers …read more!

Feminism, Aliens and Katherine Waterston


May 19, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

Films, Interviews, Media, News, Waterson

Alien: Covenant premiered on May 12th, and it’s already scaring the beejezus out of people; specifically its main star Katherine Waterston. In an interview with hollywood.com, Waterston said she was nauseous just watching the trailer. That didn’t stop her from absolutely adoring making the film; specifically with the stuntwork. Most actors have stunt doubles, and so did …read more!

YA ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Radcliffe, Pattinson, Wright, Lynch, and Lewis


May 19, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Education, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, HP Cast, Lewis, Lynch, Movies, News, Pattinson, Pottermore, Radcliffe, Television Program, Wright

The young cast of the Harry Potter series grew up over the course of filming, as their fans did. And now, nearly six years after the opening of Deathly Hallows Part II, they’ve all truly come into their own, discovering their personal passions and expanding their craft beyond that of the wizarding variety. Daniel Radcliffe, …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Comedy Series ‘Miracle Workers’


May 18, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

HP Cast, News, Radcliffe

After the recent announcement that Daniel Radcliffe will star in action-comedy Guns Akimbo, TBS just announced that he will also star in Miracle Workers. A seven part comedy series created by Man Seeking Woman‘s Simon Rich, the show will also star Owen Wilson, and will be executive produced by Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michaels. The series is based on Simon Rich’s …read more!

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