Harry Potter News

Is Lavender Brown alive?


Oct 05, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion, Pottermore, Rumor

The question of Lavender’s death has been floating around since 2007, and recently Pottermore has added further fuel to the fire. Forums everywhere (such as this one on Reddit, and this one on Goodreads) have no definitive conclusion, trying to take evidence from both the book and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 film. Her ‘death’ …read more!

Happy Birthday Professor McGonagall


Oct 04, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Birthdays, News

Today we celebrate Professor Minerva McGonagall’s 62nd birthday. Professor McGonagall now serves as the Headmistress of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. She succeeded the position from her good friend, Albus Dumbledore, after the position was held briefly by fellow colleague, Severus Snape. Previous to obtaining this elite position, Professor McGonagall taught Transfigurations and was …read more!

New Images from Jim Kay’s Illustrated “Philosopher’s Stone”


Oct 02, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News

Telegraph Books has released new, exclusive images from Jim Kay–whose illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is set to be released October 6. These images–all 19!–can be seen on the Telegraph’s website, here. A couple of them–McGonagall and the Sorting Hat–can be seen below. As it is October, the celebration of the …read more!

Caio César, Brazilian Voice of Harry Potter, has Died at the Age of 27


Oct 01, 2015

Posted by: Milka


We are sad to report that Caio César, the Brazilian voice of Harry Potter, has died at the age of 27. The news of César’s passing came to us via J.K. Rowling’s Tweet: In addition to voicing Harry Potter, Caio César’s worked as the Brazilian voice of Daniel Radcliffe in December Boys and The Woman in Black.  …read more!

Royal Connaugh Park, a Harry Potter Filming Location, Goes Up for Sale

The choir with singing toads in the Great Hall from in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban."

Oct 01, 2015

Posted by: Milka

Films, News

Royal Connaugh Park, a filming location used in Harry Potter films, is in the process of being turned into luxury apartments, The Independent reports. The location has been used in over 390 films and TV shows and the parts of the estate familiar from the Harry Potter films are the dining hall in its Victorian …read more!

Rupert Grint Presents Pride of Britain Award


Sep 30, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Grint, News

Sohana Collins is not your typical awards-show honoree, but two superstars are presenting her with an award this week– David Beckham and Rupert Grint.  Collins is the recipient of a 2015 Pride of Britain Award, a special honor sponsored by the Daily Mirror that celebrates the achievements of Britain’s unsung heroes.  The winners are “ordinary” …read more!

WB Leavesden Studio Tour’s Dinner in the Great Hall

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Sep 29, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Featured News, Holidays, News, Warner Bros.

Warner Brother’s Leavesden Studio Tour is hosting a one-of-a-kind fan experience this Christmas: it’s first (promise of more in the future?) “Dinner in the Great Hall” event. On December 3, fans have the opportunity to eat in the iconic Great Hall set, just as their favorite actors did many times before them. We all get …read more!

James and Oliver Phelps Answer Questions at Salt Lake Comic Con

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19:  Actors Oliver Phelps and James Phelps visit The Harry Potter Exhibit at Discovery Times Square on February 19, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Sep 29, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, HP Cast, Phelps

Salt Lake City’s Comic Con took place over the past weekend, and the Phelps twins led their own panel, answering questions and meeting fans in a very full ballroom. Mugglenet reported on the event: ‘In Potter-related topics, James admitted he had seen a game of Muggle Quidditch and that he was surprised at how brutal the game …read more!

Happy Birthday (and Rest in Peace), Quirinus Quirrell


Sep 26, 2015

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Birthdays, Character Birthdays

September 26th marks Quirinus Quirrell’s birthday. His age is unknown. Quirrell was a mousy and bookish wizard. Known for his intelligence, he was sorted into Ravenclaw House during his time at Hogwarts. Though he lacked social charm and was teased for being timid, he was learned and known for his wisdom in the area of …read more!

Happy Birthday, Mr. Ollivander!


Sep 25, 2015

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Birthdays, Character Birthdays

Today we celebrate Garrick Ollivander’s birthday. Though his exact birth year is uncertain, it seems that he is (or would be) roughly 96 years of age today. Mr. Ollivander is best known as the proprietor of Ollivander’s Wand Shop in Diagon Alley. He descends from a long line of wand-makers, and is widely regarded as …read more!

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to be TWO Plays!

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Sep 24, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, News

Just minutes ago, J.K. Rowling quietly announced, by clanging her teaspoon against her mug of tea, on twitter, that the London production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be made into two plays. The first part is simply that–the first part of the story of Cursed Child, not a prequel. Many can assume …read more!

Audio Interview with Audiobook reader of “Career of Evil,” BBC1 Mini Series


Sep 24, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Audio Books, Books, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling retweeted an interesting interview this morning. It was a short question and answer segment with Robert Glenister–the voice of Cormoran Strike in J.K. Rowling’s good friend, Robert Galbraith’s novels, The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and soon-to-be-released Career of Evil. The interview was conducted by Mark Billingham, a well-known British mystery/thriller novelist. Billingham and Glenister discussed …read more!

‘Invisibility Cloaks’ to become a reality?


Sep 22, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Science

A new microscopic invisibility cloak has been created! This venture in science builds on previous cloaking experiments from 2006, 2012 and 2013. According to the source in Science (which you will need a subscription or institutional access to view), the new tested device is made of an extremely thin layer of rectangular light-scattering antennae blocks (like a microscopic skin), which adapts …read more!

Manager of ‘Harry Potter’ video games to head digital skills academy


Sep 22, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Games, News

Harvey Wheaton – former chief of the ‘Harry Potter‘ video games – is now CEO of a new digital skills academy in Scotland, Codeclan. He managed Electronic Arts’ Harry Potter games, has coached software development teams worldwide, and also helped launch SuperMassive Games. Holyrood reports on Wheaton’s enthusiasm for CodeClan and the values it stands for: “CodeClan embodies everything that I care …read more!

Happy Birthday, Tom Felton!


Sep 22, 2015

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Felton, News

Please join us in wishing Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) a very happy 28th birthday! In honor of his birthday, Pottermore (who conveniently decided to relaunch its site as a birthday present to Tom–not really, but they do honor that they relaunched on his birthday) has posted a feature article on the character Tom played in …read more!

J.K. Rowling Relaunches Pottermore!

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Sep 22, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

News, Pottermore

This morning Pottermore announced that the Pottermore site has been relaunched. With this exciting news, the released a video/audio message from J.K. Rowling introducing the new site. She calls Pottermore her “little writing corner” and the right place to come if “you need a little more magic in your life.” This message can be seen …read more!

Harry Potter Memorabilia In Auction


Sep 21, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Fandom, Films, Movie Art, Movies, News, Props-Sets

This week, someone will own a piece of Harry Potter film history.  Prop Store, a source for movie collectibles, will be holding its world-wide live auction on Wednesday, September 23rd.  In August, Entertainment Weekly reported on the upcoming sale, and now, Moviefone and others have articles about it.  Nearly 500 items related to film production, …read more!

Rupert Grint supports Fighting Cancer through “World’s Biggest Coffee Morning”!


Sep 21, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Charity, Grint

Like many of those in the Potter Universe, Rupert Grint is a big supporter of charities. This time he is showing support for those battling cancer, by contributing to a charity event called World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. The charity’s website states: Catch up over a cuppa, enjoy some gorgeous treats – and the money you raise at …read more!

Emma Watson talks of her New projects in Video and ELLE


Sep 21, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Movies, News, Watson, Watson Interviews

Emma Watson has been in Spain, promoting her new film projects–Regression and Beauty and the Beast. Emma will grace the covers of the ELLE Spain magazine for the October issue. In the magazine, she speaks of her work in the thriller, Regression. Some of the images from the October issue of ELLE Spain have made their way …read more!

Leavesden Studio Announces Expansion, September Screenings Begin


Sep 20, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. is planning another multi-million dollar expansion of its Leavesden studios in Hertfordshire, England, according to a report from The Guardian.  The addition will enable the studios to better accommodate future large-budget films, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Improvements to the Harry Potter Studio Tour are also included in the expansion …read more!

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