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Guests at Charity Dinner Could Win a Role in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sequel


May 27, 2017

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A charity dinner hosted by The Hunter Foundation is auctioning off two walk on roles in the next Fantastic Beasts film to raise money for children’s charities. According to The Guardian, Barack Obama will be attending the event and delivering a speech to over 1,000 business leaders as well as the winner of a secondary school essay …read more!

Escape Rooms Styled After the Magic of ‘Harry Potter’ Becoming the Latest Trend

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May 27, 2017

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With the latest announcement of yet another upcoming loosely Harry Potter themed escape room we’re starting to notice a new trend developing, and let’s just say we’re not complaining. Although these rooms are not directly tied to Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, they are definitely a fun experience for fans to pretend they’re wizards …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actor Round-Up: Cannes Festival, The Flash & More


May 27, 2017

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This week we’ve seen Julie Walters join the original cast in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, moving paper images as seen in Harry Potter become a real possibility with the help of new research funding, a change in cast at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and news of a new nighttime show at Universal Studios Hollywood! Catch …read more!

Happy Birthday Helena Bonham Carter!


May 26, 2017

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Portraying the nefarious Bellatrix Lestrange throughout the Harry Potter films, Helena Bonham Carter turns 52 today! The series would’ve never been the same if she hadn’t played Bellatrix with such enthusiasm.   via GIPHY While the films have been over for a good while now, it doesn’t mean that Bellatrix isn’t just as scary as she’s …read more!

‘Here We Go Again’ With Julie Walters


May 24, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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