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Natalia Tena Announced As Final Special Guest At “A Celebration of Harry Potter” 2018


Dec 14, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Celebration of Harry Potter, Events, Fan Events, Fans, News, Phelps, Tena, Wright

The final guest attending Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros annual event ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ has been announced today! Natalia Tena (a newcomer to the event!) will attend alongside Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley). Tena portrayed Nymphadora Tonks in the last …read more!

New Harry Potter Funko for 2018


Dec 13, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, Misc, Products, Sales, Toys

Licensed collectible company Funko has some magic in store for 2018 with a new round of Harry Potter inspired toys. The company announced this week that they would be releasing one new Potter product per month in the first quarter of next year. First up in January are two brand new Harry Potter Pop! figures. …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Will Return for ‘Crimes of Grindelwald!’


Dec 13, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Much proverbial ink has been spilled speculating over the plot of the upcoming Fantastic Beasts sequel, officially titled Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Leaky has analyzed the name and the cast photos, our knowledge of Grindelwald’s obsession with the Deathly Hallows, and all the other details we know, including the possible connection between Credence …read more!

Theater News: Big Wins for Shirley Henderson and Rakie Ayola at the BroadwayWorld UK Awards!


Dec 12, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

BigNews, Broadway, Charity, Events, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Henderson, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, News, Noma Dumezweni, Round-Up, Sam Clemmett, Smith, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

BroadwayWorld UK announced the winners of their annual theater awards early this morning, and two Harry Potter actresses have come away with big wins! Shirley Henderson won the Best Actress in a New Production of a Play award for her mesmerizing immersion into the role of Elizabeth in the musical Girl From the North Country. …read more!

J.K. Rowling Awarded Companion Of Honour Title At Buckingham Palace!


Dec 12, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Charity, Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, Lumos, News

Two decades after the release of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling has been honoured for her services to literature and philanthropy with the rare title of Companion of Honour, awarded by The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace. That’s to go with her OBE from 2001! Prince William (Duke of Cambridge) handed her the title …read more!

Apparate to Hogwarts with New Harry Potter Mobile Role-Playing Game


Dec 12, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fun, Games, Interactive, News, Pottermore, Products, Sales, Tech

How often while reading the books or watching the films have you dreamt of attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with your favorite Harry Potter characters? A new mobile gaming experience from Portkey Games will be making your dreams a virtual reality in 2018. Announced today from Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment’s new gaming label …read more!

Award Season Begins! Nominations For Potter Actors In ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Beauty & The Beast’, ‘Darkest Hour’ & More!


Dec 11, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Branagh, Events, HP Cast, Hurt, Jack Thorne, Kravitz, Law, News, Oldman, Tennant, Thewlis, Watson

A huge array of awards are lined up for Potter alumni this award season! Various alumni are nominated at the Critic’s Choice Awards and Golden Globe Awards, once again showing their capacity to ‘wow’ audiences in any role. Sir John Hurt is also nominated for a posthumous award, and Bill Nighy for a Spanish film award. First up: the …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Producing ‘Circus Kid’, An Emotional ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Special & More!


Dec 10, 2017

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Actor Interviews, Bradley, Bradley Interviews, Branagh, Broadbent, Burke, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Davis, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Hurt, Interviews, Jack Thorne, Kravitz, News, Oldman, Pattinson, Pattinson Interviews, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Tennant, Thewlis, Thompson, Walters, Watson, Wright

This week has seen first look photos and filming wraps from Crimes of Grindelwald, as well as statements from Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling herself on Johnny Depp’s involvement in the film. Bloomsbury also announced that the theme for Harry Potter Book Night 2018 will be ‘Fantastic Beasts’ – so get planning! Danielle Nicole released an exclusive Harry Potter handbag/accessory line – just …read more!

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Branagh!


Dec 10, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Branagh

Gilderoy Lockhart’s alter-ego turns 57 on December 10th. Although most famous for his adaptations of Shakespeare, Belfast native Branagh is a versatile actor who could not have been more perfect for the part of narcissistic fraud Lockhart.  With his ageing, slightly dissipated good looks, Branagh was able to carry off Lockhart at his most dashing …read more!

That’s A Wrap! ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actors Finish Filming on ‘Crimes Of Grindelwald’


Dec 09, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fogler, J.K. Rowling, Kravitz, News, Redmayne, Sudol

Various Fantastic Beasts actors have been posting on social media to say they’ve finished filming on the latest film, meaning Crimes of Grindelwald will soon be going into post-production! We’re bringing you the latest news on filming, along with a few cast updates. Since the title of the film was announced (and along with it a cast photo), …read more!

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