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Our First Look at Emma Watson in “Beauty and the Beast”

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May 23, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, Movies, News, Watson

This morning, the first trailer for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast debuted on ABC’s Good Morning America (ABC is owned by Disney, and is a considered a Disney company). Many fans waited with anticipation since yesterday’s announcement. Fans were hoping for a first look at Emma Watson as Belle–in her classic blue dress and white …read more!

Stars Sign Letter To Keep Britain in the EU

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May 22, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Bonham Carter, HP Cast, News

Actors, authors, artists, and musicians alike are taking stand to urge voters against Britain leaving the EU. Stars, including our own Helena Bonham Carter and Sir John Hurt and Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, argue that taking such a step would hurt the creative industries in Britain. Over 250 celebrities signed the letter, published by the …read more!

Christian Coulson Discusses Tom Riddle

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May 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Coulson, Coulson Interviews, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews

Bustle recently sat down with Christian Coulson, to discuss his portrayal of young Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Coulson revealed that he could empathise with his character relatively easily (minus the genocidal, racist tendencies, of course). Raised in Wool’s Orphanage in London, Tom Riddle was a troubled, isolated, child – Coulson says …read more!

First Look at ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tomorrow!

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May 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Films, Thompson, Watson

Emma Watson will star as Belle in the live-action remake of the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast in March 2017. Harry Potter‘s Emma Thompson is also set to feature in the film (as Mrs Potts). Paige O’Hara (who voiced Belle in the original animated Disney film) recently gave her verdict on Emma Watson as the leading lady, which …read more!

Here’s Your Chance for ‘Cursed Child’ Tickets: Introducing “The Friday Forty”

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May 21, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

If you missed your chance to snag tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I and II when they went on sale, you’re in luck: Pottermore reports that starting June 3, the Cursed Child website will be releasing tickets for some of the best seats in the house as part of a special ticketing event called …read more!

Warick Davis Goes One-on-One with Lumos CEO

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May 21, 2016

Posted by: James

Charity, Extras Interviews, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News

It seems sort of symbolic that JK Rowling, who made her fortunes writing a story about the good and bad outcomes of being an orphan, would then take that immense wealth and create one of the most impactful organizations on the planet. Lumos was started to eliminate orphanages on a global scale. One of our …read more!

Toby Jones Joins The Cast of BBCs ‘Sherlock’

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May 20, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

News

Only days ago it was announced that the voice of our beloved Dobby, Toby Jones, is joining the cast of Sherlock season 4. It is currently a mystery as to who exactly Toby will be playing, but Steven Moffat, co-creator of the series, has teased that he will be introduced as the new villain of …read more!

Harry Potter Still Profitable for Bloomsbury

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May 20, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Bloomsbury, Book Reviews, Cover Art, Cover Artists, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Publishers

19 years ago the publishing house, Bloomsbury, released the first book in the Harry Potter Series. Today they are still finding success with this beloved story. Now, thanks to last year’s publication of an illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is seeing great growth in their children’s book division. Check out our review of …read more!

The Goldstein’s Apartment

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May 19, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Actor Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, Media, Movies, News, Pottermore

Imagine frequenting a place for months, getting so comfortable it becomes like a second home to you. Then imagine watching as it gets torn down. That’s how Alison Sudol and Katherine Waterston felt today when their characters, Queenie and Tina’s apartment in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was getting torn down. A representative …read more!

Emma Watson Thrills In Latest UK Trailer for “Colonia”

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May 19, 2016

Posted by: James

HP Cast, Movies, Watson

Actors and actresses of any ability look for roles that challenge them to extend and expand their skills and talents. Like many older, and well known actors with expansive profiles, Emma Watson is doing her very best to spread her acting wings with her latest film The Colony (previously released as Colonia). A new trailer for …read more!

The Dursleys Misunderstood?

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May 19, 2016

Posted by: James

Actor Interviews, HP Cast, Shaw

Fiona Shaw, known to fans in the Potter Universe as Mrs. Dursley, brought to light an interesting thought on the family we love to hate while giving an interview to the RadioTime. Fiona Shaw said, “I was always very pro the Durlseys, I liked who they were, because they’re just trying to do well in …read more!

Domhnall Gleeson To Star Writer As A.A Milne

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May 19, 2016

Posted by: James

Casting

Domhnall Gleeson, who plays Bill Weasley in the Harry Potter films, is set to star in Goodbye Christopher Robin, a Simon Curtis-directed feature (via IMDB.com). This film is about the creator of Winne the Pooh A.A. Milne. Many fans are familiar with the Disney retelling of the Winnie the Pooh stories, but this film is going …read more!

Do we Catch a glimpse at Brandon Gleeson in New ASSASSIN’S CREED Trailer?

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May 19, 2016

Posted by: James

Casting, Gleeson

The latest trailer for ASSASSIN’S CREED came out recently so, as the video game world holds their collective breath hoping that the movie studios have finally gotten a movie based on a game right. Potter fans are hoping to lay their eyes on our favorite one-eyed teacher (see what I did there) Brandon Gleeson, who …read more!

Backstage at ‘Cursed Child': See the New Hogwarts Cloaks in Action

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May 18, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

@HPPlayLDN tweeted preliminary designs of new Hogwarts robes for Cursed Child a couple of weeks ago, and now new photos of Hogwarts cloaks can be seen on the official Twitter of the London play. Steve Hoggett (Movement Director) is in charge of making sure the choreography of the show runs as smoothly as possible – he …read more!

Rupert Grint Filming New TV Series

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May 18, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Films, Grint, News

Rupert Grint has been spotted on set of a new TV series: Sick Note. Ice Cream Man reports that this is a comedy series for Sky Atlantic, directed by Matt Lipsey and produced by King Bert Productions. Nick Frost and Camilla Beeput will also star in the series.   More footage can be found at News Flare here. Thanks …read more!

Rowling Wins PEN Award and Discusses Trump

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May 17, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, News

As Leaky reported previously, J.K. Rowling intended to attend the PEN gala and was shortlisted for an award. J.K. Rowling has been honored by receiving PEN’s Literary Service Award. PEN is a literary and humanitarian organization that focuses on various issues, including free speech. Rowling has long been an advocate for  free speech over censorship. …read more!

‘House of MinaLima’ Exhibition Opening in June in London’s West End

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May 16, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Art, Movie Art, News, Props-Sets

Fans of the Harry Potter films are no strangers to the work of Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, the design duo responsible for the design of iconic props such as the Hogwarts Express ticket, The Daily Prophet, the Marauder’s Map, and Harry’s Hogwarts acceptance letter. The pair–better known by the moniker MinaLima–will be showcasing their …read more!

Hagrid’s ‘Deathly Hallows’ Motorbike on show in Liverpool

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May 16, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Coltrane, News, Props-Sets

Remember Hagrid (and Sirius’s) motorbike in Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1? This infamous motorbike with a side-car has returned to Liverpool until 9th June, and is on display at the Museum of Liverpool – which you can access for free! The bike is a Royal Enfield, Bullet 500 with a 499cc petrol engine and a fitted sidecar. …read more!

The Original ‘Belle’ Gives Her Opinion on Emma Watson in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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May 15, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Films, News, Watson

Previews of Emma Watson as Belle have been kept close under wraps since it was announced she would be starring in a live-action Beauty and the Beast.  Though we haven’t been offered any hints at Emma’s singing, or the  iconic golden dress, Buzzfeed released a small interview with Paige O’Hara (‘Belle’ from the original animated Disney film), which shared …read more!

A Sneak Peek of “Privet Drive” at Leavesden Studios London

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May 13, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fans, HP Cast, Movies, News, Shaw, Warner Bros., WB Shop

Earlier this week, Pottermore, other special guests and Harry Potter news outlets were invited to a sneak preview of the iconic Number Four Privet Drive set at Leavesden Studios. As Leaky reported at the time of the event, Fiona Shaw, who plays Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, was in attendance, and opened the …read more!



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