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Theater Round-Up: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Cursed Child’ Alums Support the Old Vic, New 42nd Street and #TimesUp!


Feb 19, 2018

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Broadway, Charity, Events, Fiennes, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, McCrory, Movies, News, Noma Dumezweni, Potter News, Radcliffe, Staunton, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Thompson, Walters, Watson, West End

This week in theater news, Harry Potter alums joined the call to support 200 inspiring years of theater at the Old Vic as ambassadors headlining numerous programs and special events. New 42nd Street also announced it will award J.K. Rowling the New Victory Arts Award and host a benefit showing of Harry Potter and the …read more!

BAFTA Award Winners & Emma Watson’s Continuing #TimesUp Campaign


Feb 18, 2018

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Broadbent, Composers, Film Awards, Gambon, Gleeson, Heyman, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, McCrory, Movies, Music, News, Oldman, Staunton, Walters, Watson

This year’s BAFTA awards saw nominations for many projects involving Potter alumni, especially Gary Oldman for his role as Churchill in Darkest Hour. Other nominations included Alexandre Desplat for Best Original Music (The Shape of Water), Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson, Emma Thompson) for Best Costumes and Best Costume Design, and various nominations for The Death of Stalin (Jason Isaacs), God’s …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Chris Columbus To Adapt ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’, Robert Pattinson in Deep Space, Ralph Fiennes On Directing & More!


Feb 18, 2018

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Branagh, Broadbent, Columbus, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fiennes, Fiennes Interviews, Fogler, Harry Potter Round-Up, Kravitz, Law, News, Pattinson, Phelps, Redmayne, Round-Up, Theater, Yates, Yates Interviews

This week in Potter we’ve seen new toys announced (including new LEGO, hurrah!), a new breakdown of the visual effects in Fantastic Beasts, a new episode of Double Trouble by the Phelps twins from A Celebration of Harry Potter, our coverage of the cast reunion Q&A and our MinaLima interview at the event, as well as a new episode of PotterCast! We …read more!

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!


Feb 17, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Actor Birthdays, News, Wright

Poor Ginny.  She gets to marry her childhood crush, Harry Potter, in the end, but she also inspires some of the most divided opinions amongst fans.  Some readers just never warmed up to her.  They wanted Harry to marry Hermione, or they “shipped” him with other characters, everyone from Luna to Draco.  Ginny had the …read more!

New ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO Sets, Funko Figures & Interactive Wands Announced!

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Feb 16, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

News, Products, Toys, Warner Bros.

New toys inspired by the Wizarding World were announced by various companies collaborating with Warner Bros at New York Toy Fair today, including brand new Harry Potter LEGO! A sneak peak at new LEGO planned for this year showed a Great Hall building set, which will launch August 1st and cost $99.99. More figures and building sets …read more!

DNEG Releases ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Visual Effects Breakdown!


Feb 16, 2018

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Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Tech

To celebrate 20 years of amazing visual effects, Double Negative released a breakdown of their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The behind-the-scenes look features finished clips from the film as well as their stripped down versions for comparison, and the result reveals the incredible contribution of DNEG to the magic of …read more!

James and Oliver Phelps Release New Episode of ‘Double Trouble’ From A Celebration of Harry Potter!


Feb 16, 2018

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Audio, Celebration of Harry Potter, Events, Fan Events, Fans, HP Cast, Ianevski, Ianevski Interviews, MinaLima, Movies, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, Tena, Tena Interviews, Theme Park, Warner Bros., WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Wright, Wright Interviews

Oliver and James Phelps (best known to us as the Weasley twins)  announced their new audio cast, Double Trouble, last November, christening their YouTube channel with an episode from Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid. They recently released a brand new episode from A Celebration of Harry Potter, where we caught up with them at exclusive Q&A …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Cast Reunion Q&A Panels at A Celebration of Harry Potter


Feb 15, 2018

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Actor Interviews, Celebration of Harry Potter, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, HP Cast, Ianevski, Ianevski Interviews, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, Tena, Tena Interviews, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Wright, Wright Interviews

A Celebration of Harry Potter recently reunited Stan Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) at Universal Orlando, leading to discussions of their characters, the wizarding world and their latest projects! We had exclusive access to a media panel on the day of the …read more!

Julie Walters Hosts Classic FMs New Program ‘Turning Points’


Feb 15, 2018

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Fandom, Fans, Films, HP Cast, Movies, Music, News, Walters

Classic FM announced Julie Walters as the host of its new Saturday night program, Turning Points. Walters is beloved by Harry Potter fans for playing Molly Weasley with unmatched heart, strength and poise, though this is not the bulk of her fan base. Walters filmography is extensive and includes greats such as Billy Elliot, Calendar …read more!

BBC One Releases Official ‘Strike: Career Of Evil’ Air Date & Trailer

Robin Ellacot (Holliday Grainger) and Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke)

Feb 14, 2018

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Fans of BBC One’s TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s bestselling Cormoran Strike crime series will be pleased to know that Career Of Evil will air on BBC One very soon! As previously announced on Leaky, rumors were circulating about a late-February release of the third series of the show, and the exact date …read more!

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