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Remembering Albus Dumbledore

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Jun 30, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Today we honor the death of one of the greatest literary characters ever created. Though Albus Dumbledore may have never breathed in real life, he was always alive in our hearts. His great wisdom reminded us that “happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the …read more!



Alan Rickman talks his career, new movie in New Interviews

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Jun 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

A Little Chaos was released limitedly in the U.S. yesterday. In two new interviews, Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) talks about his new film, his career, and what he is up to next. In the recent interview with Buzz Feed, Rickman talked of “strong brilliant women” (specifically Kate Winslet and J.K. Rowling) and revealed how little …read more!



Happy Birthday Matt Lewis and Dobby!

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Jun 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) celebrates his 26th birthday today! Yes, it is today. According to Twitter, Matt said he had been getting many great birthday wishes from the Harry Potter clan and “Emma Watson and Co.” With this remark, J.k. Rowling rushed to giver her wishes…all to which Matt said thank you, but they were …read more!



Leaky Cauldron Restaurant Needs Your Vote

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

The Leaky Cauldron at Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley needs your vote to be ranked Best Amusement Park Restaurant.  USA Today has nominated 20 restaurants from theme parks across the United States and is asking readers to select their favorite to create a ranked list.  As of this morning, the Leaky Cauldron …read more!



Emma Watson to star alongside Tom Hanks in ‘The Circle’

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Emma Watson is to take a leading role alongside Tom hanks in a film adaptation of Dave Egger’s book The Circle. The satirical New York Times bestselling novel, about the removal of personal privacy at the hands of a large tech corporation,was Egger’s first fictional work. Time reports: ‘The novel follows a young woman named Mae (Watson) who lands …read more!



J.K. Rowling confirms ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

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Jun 26, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

An exciting announcement has been made by J.K. Rowling via Twitter, confirming the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,  a play set to open in London’s West End at the Palace Theatre next year. This announcement was made on the 18th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. The tweets confirm …read more!



8th Harry Potter Funko Pop! Figure Unveiled + Contest

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Jun 24, 2015

Posted by Alysha McLeod

It appears that there is a new Quidditch Harry Potter Funko Pop! figure on the horizon. This new figurine is the eighth edition of Funko Pop! figures in the Harry Potter series. It is also a Hot Topic exclusive and cannot be purchased elsewhere (pictured below). Warner Bros.’  Harry Potter Wishlist has a contest you can …read more!



Evanna Lynch talks about Success and Rejection in Show Business

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Evanna Lynch was one of us, a normal Harry Potter fan, when she landed her first role in the world of acting for the big screen. However, she had wanted to be an actress for a while, and went to many auditions. She talked to Jarlath Regan on his podcast (Free to download on iTunes), “An Irishman …read more!



Hogwarts Houses Correspond To Real Psychological Personality Traits, New Study Finds

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Alysha McLeod

A new study has determined that there is a correlation between a person’s personality traits and the house in which they are sorted on Pottermore. Bustle.com reports: In the study, which is due to be published in the journal Personality and Individual Difference, researchers looked at the sorting quiz on the official Harry Potter site …read more!



Win the Chance to Meet Jason Isaacs and Bonnie Wright at ‘Supanova’ in Perth

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Over 18, live in Western Australia, and free on 27th June? Enter Brisbane Times’ competition to win tickets to Supanova – a VIP event in a secret location in Perth, Australia. Members of the Harry Potter cast such as Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) will be there, along side many others, …read more!



J.K Rowling reveals new content on the Dursleys via Pottermore

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Jun 23, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

J.K. Rowling has taken to Pottermore to release new content about the Dursleys in celebration of Dudley’s 35th birthday today. This was in line with the reveal of new content in Deathly Hallows chapters on the interactive reading website. Time reports: ‘Rowling gave insight into the backstory of Vernon and Petunia, including the origin of their names, both …read more!



Alan Rickman talks about his Acting Nerves

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Jun 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Even the professionals still get stage fright. In a recent article from the New York Daily News, Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) talked about the “risks” that come with acting, and why those “risks” are the reason he acts. Rickman said that he gets nervous when taking on roles that are further outside his natural character …read more!



Young Tom Riddle Actor Featured in ‘Fear the Walking Dead’

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Jun 19, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

Frank Dillane, best known for playing Young Voldemort/Tom Riddle in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, stars in a new promotional video.  According to E!Online, Dillane, along with actors Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, and Alicia Debnam Carey, will be in a new The Walking Dead spin-off series, Fear the Walking Dead, premiering August 2015. The first …read more!



Waterstones ‘Career of Evil’ Competition

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Jun 18, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Waterstones is holding a very exciting competition to win one of three signed copies of J.K. Rowling’s upcoming novel Career of Evil. The website states: ‘We have managed to secure a small number of signed copies of Career Of Evil by Robert Galbraith (aka J K Rowling). Anyone who pre-orders a copy of the book on Waterstones.com will …read more!



Emma Watson on HeForShe Campaign

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Jun 18, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

Recent tweets by Emma Watson demonstrate her continuing passion for her role as leader of the HeforShe Campaign for gender equality. Emma tweeted that she felt ‘speechless’, followed by another tweet thanking those supporting the campaign. The Time article she posted with this stated that: ‘Big companies like Twitter and Vodafone and major universities like Georgetown and …read more!



Lumos Receives Award

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Jun 18, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Lumos tweeted that they have been awarded the Charity Award of International Aid and Development for their work in Moldova. Lumos is working in Moldova to create an Inclusive Education program. This program works to ensure that kids with disabilities have equal access to “universal services,” such as education. Lumos believes that this is a …read more!



Alan Rickman on ‘The Tonight Show’

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Jun 18, 2015

Posted by Emma Pocock

The BBC reported, Alan Rickman appeared on The Tonight Show to ‘confront’ Jimmy Fallon regarding his ‘Rickman-Off’ with Benedict Cumberbatch in 2013. Hilarity ensued as Rickman presented two ‘truth-telling machines’ (helium balloons) to Fallon, leading to them conversing in comically high-pitched voices. You can watch the segment below:



Sir John Hurt Fighting Cancer

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Jun 16, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Sir John Hurt, who played the role of Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter movies, has announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Mr. Hurt said that he has always been open about his life, and the diagnosis of early stages of cancer won’t stop him from working and creating films. At 75 years …read more!

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Robert Galbraith’s “The Silkworm” Nominated for an Award

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Jun 16, 2015

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling was happy to share (Tweet) that her friend, Robert Galbraith, has been nominated for a CWA Dagger Award for The Silkworm. A CWA award is given to the best crime novel of the year. The Silkworm was nominated for the first round of nominations. A short list of nominees will be released June 30. Robert …read more!



Jim Broadbent Art on Display in London

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Jun 15, 2015

Posted by Katie Eller

Jim Broadbent, the actor known to Potter fans as Professor Slughorn, has his first art exhibit this summer.  “The People,” a collection of wood-carved figures, are now on display at London’s Southbank Centre as part of the Festival of Love until August 31. According to The Guardian, Broadbent began carving the figures out of found …read more!





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