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Tom Felton Joins The CW’s “The Flash” as Series Regular

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Tom Felton
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Jun 30, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

News

TvLine has exclusively revealed that Tom Felton is joining the third season of The CW’s superhero series The Flash as a series regular. According to TVLine Felton will play a Central City Police Department crime scene investigator (CSI) called Julian Dorn who suspects “that here’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.” It was confirmed last …read more!

Ilvermorny Sorting Ceremony on Pottermore!

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Jun 29, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

After guessing at the names of Ilvermorny houses, and even decoding the Pottermore website to find any hidden clues, we’ve finally got access to the Ilvermorny sorting ceremony, which allows you to be sorted into the following houses: • Horned Serpent – a ‘great horned river serpent with a jewel set into its forehead’ • Pukwudgie – …read more!

The Founding of Ilvermorny

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Jun 28, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, Pottermore

Today on Pottermore, Rowling released an essay giving more details about the North American School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Ilvermorny. This new information adds to the North American magical history as previously released by Rowling and reported here on Leaky.  Pottermore released this teaser video for Rowling’s essay. Ilvermorny was founded by a descendant of …read more!

Happy Birthday to Matt Lewis and Dobby!

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Jun 28, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Character Birthdays, Lewis

Today we’d like to wish a very happy (belated) birthday to Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), who turned 27 yesterday! Matt–one of the most recent Potter stars to join the Hufflepuff ranks–stars in the new film Me Before You, based on the novel by Jojo Moyes, currently in theaters.   We’d also like to honor our favorite house-elf, Dobby! …read more!

Bonnie Wright’s Film Aid T-Shirts Get Support of Harry Potter Co-Stars!

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Jun 26, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Isaacs, J.K. Rowling, Leung, News, Wright

Bonnie Wright has been busy producing and directing her own short movies, and making t-shirts to support Film Aid. ‘Come Dream With Me’ – I’ve designed a limited edition t-shirt inspired by early silent cinema for y’all to buy and share ?? 100% of the proceeds go to @filmaid a charity that harnesses the power …read more!

19th Anniversary of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” Book Release in the UK

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Jun 26, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

On June 26, 1997–nineteen years ago today–Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in the UK. It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly two decades since the story of our favorite boy wizard was first released in print!   Let’s revisit a few interesting facts about the first Harry Potter book’s journey to publication: Jo …read more!

New “Finding the Philosopher’s Stone” Exhibit at Warner Bros. Studio Tour

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Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Films, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been fifteen years since the first Harry Potter film lit up our movie screens, but the minds behind the Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London certainly haven’t forgotten. Since the beginning of the year, Warner Bros. has been delighting fans with a variety of exhibitions celebrating the fifteenth anniversary …read more!

Meet Newt Scamander and The Bowtruckle in New Fantastic Beasts Teaser!

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Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, Movies, News, Pottermore, Redmayne

Yesterday, the Fantastic Beasts Twitter page released an exclusive introduction to the protagonist of the newest film to be set in the wizarding world: Newt Scamander. There are some exclusive new clips in this video, so be sure to watch it below! A new hero for a new era of the Wizarding World. Meet Newt Scamander. #FantasticBeastshttps://t.co/Yi5Ko4VPiy — Fantastic Beasts …read more!

Watch the Exclusive ‘Fantastic Beasts’ VidCon Event Here!

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Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Interviews, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

A team of worldwide creators set to market Fantastic Beasts over the coming months was introduced this week at VidCon. As this is one of the biggest fan conventions based around the power of online video, (originally conceived by YouTube’s Vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green), it was only fitting that Youtubers led the panel and the new marketing strategy! The event starts …read more!

Warner Bros. Showcases Fantastic Beasts Merchandise, Establishes Potter Production Team

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Jun 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Movies, News, Pottermore, Products, Theme Park, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. were present at Licensing Expo 2016 in Vegas, with exclusive merchandise from Fantastic Beasts and a statement on further projects: “As we head into Licensing Expo 2016 and look to the year ahead, we’re focused on forging new and innovative partnerships with premiere licensees and retailers, continuing to build strong franchises, and delivering …read more!

Wizarding World Employee Luis Vielma Honored with Custom POP! Vinyl Figure

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Jun 22, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Fandom, Fans, J.K. Rowling

A fellow Potter fan recently created a custom POP! Vinyl Figure in honor of Luis Vielma, a victim of the Pulse nightclub shooting and former employee at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando. The figurine is shown below, courtesy of Mugglenet.   The fan behind this creation–Brandon Anderson of Colorado Springs, Colorado–took advantage …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Shares His Donald Trump Story & Talks about His New Play “Privacy”

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Daniel Radcliffe
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Jun 22, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Actor Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews

Daniel Radcliffe shared his story of meeting Donald Trump on the Late Night With Seth Meyers before talking about his new off-Broadway play Privacy.  Radcliffe tells that he met Trump while visiting New York City for the first time as an 11-year-old for an appearance on the Today Show. According to Radcliffe he was marched over to …read more!

Emma Watson Stars in a New Clip from “The Colony”

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Jun 22, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

News, Watson

Yahoo Movies UK has released an exclusive clip from Emma Watson’s upcoming thriller The Colony (also known as Colonia). The Colony, which will be in cinemas and on demand on 1st of July is directed by Florian Gallenberger. The film is based on the true story of the Colonia Dignidad, which was a sect and an agricultural commune …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Release New Poster and VidCon Teaser!

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Jun 20, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, News, Warner Bros.

Fantastic Beasts will be in attendance at VidCon this year – one of the biggest fan conventions based around the power of online video, originally conceived by YouTube’s Vlogbrothers, Hank and John Green. In the run up to the convention, the film’s Facebook page released a brand new poster, featuring Newt Scamander, and a message teasing at something FANTASTIC set …read more!

Noma Dumezweni on Racism and Playing Hermione

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Jun 20, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Since the announcement of the casting choices for the trio in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there has been much discussion surrounding the casting of Noma Dumezweni as Hermione. Many fans have welcomed Dumezweni with open arms, but some have been very vocal in their disappointment with the choice to cast a woman of color in a …read more!

Palace Theatre to Get the Full Hogwarts Makeover!

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Jun 20, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Palace Theatre may already look dressed to the nines in Cursed Child decor, but, after reservations on the part of Westminster Council, plans have been approved for the Cursed Child Theatre to hang Hogwarts’ house banners out front.   The Stage reports that Westminster Council were concerned about house banners compromising the appearance of the area: “As previously reported by The …read more!

Michael Gambon Responds To Those Upset About A Black Hermione

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Jun 17, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Actor Interviews, Cursed Child, Gambon, Gambon Interviews, News

Throughout the books, Hermione was described to have big, bushy hair, large front teeth, and brown eyes. Those seem to be the only specific descriptions of her physical looks that we see. Her skin color was never specified. So, for those who read the books, she appeared differently in every mind. For 10 years, Hermione …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Talks About Playing Dead in “Swiss Army Man”

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Jun 16, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

News, Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe gives tips on playing dead in an interview with the New York Times. In Swiss Army Man Radcliffe plays Manny, a dead man who washes ashore on a deserted island inhabited by Hank (Paul Dano). Though Manny is very much dead, Hank uses his body in many different ways to make his life on …read more!

David Heyman To Produce An Adaptation of ‘The Secret Garden’

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Jun 16, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Heyman, Producers

David Heyman, the producer of all eight Harry Potter films, is set to produce an adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s beloved story The Secret Garden. According to Deadline, Heyman is teaming up with StudioCanal on the production, while the screenplay will be penned by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne. The Secret Garden tells …read more!

The Harry Potter Fandom Pays Tribute to Those Lost In Orlando Shooting

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Jun 15, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Fandom, Fans, News

Monday night, two beautiful tributes were payed to those we lost in the tragedy that happened at a gay nightclub early sunday morning. One, on Shaftsberry Avenue in London, the other, thousands of miles away, at a theme park in Orlando. #LoveIsLove #OrlandoLove pic.twitter.com/G3ox5RUbyv — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 13, 2016 Jo tweeted this photo …read more!



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