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‘Cursed Child’ to (Hopefully) Stage in Other Countries!

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May 01, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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

One Twitter user voiced the hopes of many today, asking if Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be staged in countries other than the U.K. J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) responded pronto, and said that they’re hoping to take the play elsewhere in the world – so don’t lose faith yet!   This sounds very promising …read more!

Josh Herdman Wins MMA Fight!

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Apr 29, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Herdman, Herdman Interviews, News

Josh Herdman, who played Gregory Goyle in the Harry Potter series, made his Mixed Martial (MMA) Arts fighting debut at the City Pavillion in Romford, east London over the weekend! He beat his Polish opponent Janusz Walachowski, and says that he’s been training for a few years to get to this level, but is still interested in acting. The …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Front of House Revealed, and Wizard Hats!

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Apr 29, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Earlier today, Pottermore released photos of ‘Phase One’ of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child‘s front of house, which has been slowly built up over the past few days. Built by Tony Award-Winning set designer Christine Jones (who released an exciting photo update via @HPPlayLDN on Twitter the other day), the magnificent snitch has finally been …read more!

Emma Thompson Breaking Laws and Baking Cakes for Greenpeace

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Apr 28, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, News, Thompson

Oscar Award-winning actress, and Harry Potter’s Emma Thompson has become known for her works for Greenpeace. A few years ago, Emma Thompson made the news when speaking about saving the Arctic. This time around, she and her sister, Sophie, had a bake off to oppose fracking for natural gas. Sophie and Emma (once they figured …read more!

Emma Watson Interviews Geena Davis on Feminism

English actress Emma Watson poses during the photocall of Hispano-Chilean director Alejandro Amenabar's movie "Regression" in Madrid on August 27, 2015.   AFP PHOTO/ GERARD JULIEN        (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Apr 28, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Watson, Watson Interviews

Emma Watson teamed up with Interview Magazine to interview Thelma & Louise, The Fly and Beetlejuice star Geena Davis, on her fantastic work to confront sexism in Hollywood. The interview starts with a great introduction on Davis, showing just how active she is in the movement: “Twenty-five years after Thelma and Louise roared off in their 1966 Ford Thunderbird, the …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Production Designer Gives a Peak Inside MACUSA

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Apr 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Pottermore, SetReports

Remember our introduction to The Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) in the Fantastic Beasts trailer? Well, Pottermore have granted us an exclusive look inside the remarkable building in an interview with production designer Stuart Craig. He describes exactly what it looks like to walk into the immaculate lobby, paying particular attention to the sculptures …read more!

UPDATE: ‘Cursed Child’ Big Reveal Set for London’s Palace Theatre!

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Apr 27, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

What’s this on the front of the Palace Theatre? Yesterday,[email protected] the Palace Theatre decked in scaffolding, preparing for the Cursed Child [email protected]_London went one step further, and gave us a sneak peek at a new addition: a huge snitch mirroring the posters, by the looks of it: Wonder what’s about to be revealed Front of House?#HarryPotterPlay #CursedChild pic.twitter.com/63RkwZl35A …read more!

UPDATE: Pre-order ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Screenplay to be Published!

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Apr 26, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore, Publishers, Scholastic

EXCITING NEWS! Not only is the Cursed Child script book being published in July following preview performances, but Pottermore have just announced that J.K. Rowling will also be releasing the Fantastic Beasts screenplay in book form! The screenplay will be published on November 19th – a day after the movie’s release date of November 18th, and details on pre-ordering are coming soon, so …read more!

Dan Radcliffe Speaks Out Against Inequality In the Movie Industry

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Apr 26, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, News, Radcliffe Interviews, Watson

The Daily Telegraph’s RendezView published a great interview with Daniel Radcliffe yesterday, on gender inequality in Hollywood. He opens by being frank with us: “I’m incredibly glad it (gender equality) has come up because I had just f****** naively thought this was not an issue any more because how can this still be happening? “It’s crazy. It is definitely …read more!

London’s Palace Theatre Prepares Itself For ‘Cursed Child’!

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Apr 26, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

The updates for Cursed Child just keep coming! Yesterday we posted an update from Set Designer Christine Jones, and today Twitter [email protected] the outside of Palace Theatre in London being prepped for Cursed Child‘s opening: Spotted: Palace Theatre is becoming the home of @HPPlayLDN on the outside! [email protected]_rowlingpic.twitter.com/OlwUcwxDfl — Raf (@rafdoeswestend) April 26, 2016 @HPPlayLDN also …read more!

Cute Pop! Funko Harry Potter Mystery Minis with One Epic Fail

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Apr 25, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Toys

Funko will be adding Harry Potter characters to their Mystery Mini line of vinyl figures. Designed quite differently than the Pop! Funko original figures (all of which can be seen here), these Harry Potter figurines are still very adorable, especially when accompanied by their pets.   They all seem too cute and too perfect for words–Ron …read more!

Look Who’s Dining with J.K. Rowling

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Apr 25, 2016

Posted by: Katie Eller

J.K. Rowling, News, Theme Park

We all know that good food is integral to the Harry Potter books and films. While Bonnie Wright and others have confirmed that the delicacies on set were often fake or disgusting, the food at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme parks is both real and tasty. Before the opening of the parks, J.K. …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Expansions on the Horizon for Wizarding World Parks?

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Apr 25, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Interviews, News, Theme Park, Warner Bros.

SnitchSeeker recently released an exclusive interview with Universal Parks and Resort’s SVP of Creative, Thierry Coup, from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood. SnitchSeeker discussed the possibility of a Wizarding World  in the U.K., potential Fantastic Beasts expansions to the parks, and ideas for new attractions. On a Wizarding World in the U.K: “It’s not …read more!

New Photo Update from Cursed Child

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Apr 25, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

A photo of what looks like luggage set for characters departing from Platform 9 3/4 has been released by @HPPlayLondon, with a quote from Set Designer Christine Jones: “We are on such an exciting journey creating this play for you” – Christine Jones, Set Designer #CursedChild pic.twitter.com/gT2Yx2VBQF — Harry Potter Play (@HPPlayLDN) April 25, 2016 A scene with …read more!

Imelda Staunton Receives CBE from Prince William

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Apr 24, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, News, Staunton

Award-winning stage and film actress, Imelda Staunton (who played the role of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter series) received Order of the British Empire as Commander of the Most Excellent (CBE). She received the meddle from Prince William. Getty Images was present for the event and snapped a few pictures (which can be seen …read more!

Harry Melling to play “Edgar” in King Lear

Photo: Joan Marcus, New York Post

Apr 24, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, Melling, News

Harry Potter’s Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) has been finding much success on the West End stage with Hand to God. Hand to God will be closing later this month. This autumn, Melling will be joining Oscar award-winning actress Glenda Jackson in King Lear at the Old Vic. Harry Melling will be playing the role of Edgar. …read more!

Emma Watson and David Thewlis call ‘Regression’ Much More than a Horror Movie

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Apr 23, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, News, Thewlis, Thewlis Interviews, Watson, Watson Interviews

Entertainment Tonight released an exclusive video of Emma Watson, David Thewlis and Ethan Hawke talking about their latest film Regression, which was released in October 2015, along with writer/director Alejandro Amenábar. ‘Regression has all the components of a psychological thriller, a sort of horror movie, but it has a deeper layer to it’ Watson says, before a clip of David Thewlis’s …read more!

Dan Radcliffe Talks Rapping and Working on ‘Victor Frankenstein’

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Apr 23, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Interviews, News, Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe is constantly surprising us all with his new roles, each being hugely different to the one before. Junkee caught up with him to ask him about a few of his latest ventures. He spoke about working on Victor Frankenstein, and one scene in particular where Frankenstein (James McAvoy) sucked pus from Igor’s (Radcliffe) hump: …read more!

J.K. Rowling Gives a Tour of the ‘Cursed Child’ Rehearsal Room!

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Apr 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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

Beyond a sign saying ‘Keep Calm and Keep the Secrets’ is a very special room. Not quite the Room of Requirement, but near enough – it’s the Cursed Child rehearsal room, and the play’s Twitter account (@HPPlayLDN) tweeted an exciting new video of J.K. Rowling herself giving a small tour, and a chat with Cursed Child …read more!

Be a Detective with the “Career of Evil” contest!

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Apr 22, 2016

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Career of Evil, Contests, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith

In celebration of Thursday’s publication of Robert Galbraith’s Career of Evil in paperback, the #MakeMeADetective contest has popped up on Twitter again. For anyone who is unaware, Robert Galbraith is the pseudonym J.K. Rowling uses for her Cormoran Strike Novels. The Crime Vault reports: When you solve the mystery of each clue you will unlock the secret locations …read more!



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