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Weekly Round-Up: Robert Pattinson Talks ‘The Batman’ & Lockdown With GQ, Daniel Radcliffe Plays Would You Rather & More


May 17, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

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This week in the Wizarding World the magic from home continued with the reveal of Eddie Redmayne as the chapter three narrator of the online Philosopher’s Stone reading followed by Stephen Fry on chapter four. Leaky covered some  virtual Harry Potter tours, Jujube’s new Platform Nine and Three Quarters Collections, and a teaser for the upcoming Harry …read more!

JuJuBe Release Platform Nine and Three Quarters Collection


May 16, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock


JuJuBe, the luxury backpack, accessory and diaper bag company have conjured up a brand new, Platform Nine and Three Quarters inspired collection to add to their existing Harry Potter lines! The designers released a Honeydukes collection earlier this year, and this new collection takes us to  Platform Nine and Three Quarters, with teal, raspberry, coral and white iconography from Harry …read more!

‘Harry Potter: Puzzles and Spells’ Mobile Game Teaser Released


May 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Products, Tech, Video Games

Zynga Inc. announced the upcoming release of Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, a new Harry Potter mobile game published under Portkey Games back in March, and today the game released its first teaser trailer. The game will take players to well-known Wizarding World locations, such as Platform Nine and Three-Quarters, Diagon Alley, the Hogwarts Express and the Grand Staircase in Hogwarts, as …read more!

U.K. Lifts Restrictions on Film Industry, ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Production Reportedly Still On Hiatus


May 14, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

After U.K. workers unable to work from home were urged to go back to work after an announcement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the U.K. film industry is able to resume productions, providing workplaces meet the government’s COVID-19 workplace guidelines. Film and television production are able to begin again in the U.K., the Department of Digital, …read more!

Stephen Fry Reads Chapter 4 of ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ For Harry Potter At Home Free Readings


May 14, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio Books, Books, Fry, News

Stephen Fry, U.K. Harry Potter audiobook reader, is the fourth Wizarding World name to read a chapter of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for the Harry Potter at Home hub. The hub on WizardingWorld.com provides free initiatives and resources to help families, students and fans enjoy J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World whilst in lockdown. The free readings initiative sees celebrities …read more!

Ministry of Magic may be coming to Wizarding World Orlando


May 14, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Rumor, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

Back in 2018, we posted that Universal Studios Orlando was rumoured to be building a new theme park on land that it had recently acquired. Prior to that, in 2017, we noted that Universal had applied for a patent for a potential new ride that resembled the Floo network fireplaces in the Ministry of Magic. …read more!

Eddie Redmayne Reads Chapter 3 of “Philosopher’s Stone” For Harry Potter at Home


May 13, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, News, Noma Dumezweni, Radcliffe, Redmayne

Last week, J.K. Rowling and WizardingWorld.com announced free readings of all chapters of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by celebrities, as part of the Harry Potter at Home hub. The hub providing free initiatives and resources to help families, students and fans enjoy J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World whilst in lockdown. Academy Award winner and Fantastic Beasts star Eddie …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Noma Dumezweni Reads Chapter 2 of ‘Philosopher’s Stone,’ James Snyder Available for Cameos and More!


May 11, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, Charity, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, News, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In this week’s theater news, Noma Dumezweni follows Harry Potter himself to read Chapter 2 of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as part of the Harry Potter at Home initiative, joining the fast-growing ranks of at-home initiatives and campaigns to maintain interaction with fans in the midst of social distancing. The Cursed Child cast …read more!

Lockdown got you down? Take a virtual tour of Harry Potter’s London


May 09, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Interactive, Movies

The Warner Bros. Studio Tour London is temporarily closed due to a regrettable outbreak of spattergroit amongst the magical staff. Erm, wait, it turns out that it’s really closed due to precautions taken to avoid anyone contracting COVID-19. Not sure where the spatergoit rumour started, but we suspect that one of the Weasley twins had something to …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Jude Law & Other Wizarding World Actors Read Children’s Book For Charity, A Weasley Reunion & More!

Today, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Bonnie Wright from the popular Harry Potter film series enjoyed a sneak peek of the highly anticipated, spectacularly themed environment, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Ð Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

The actors Ð who portrayed siblings Fred, George and Ginny Weasley in the films Ð toured the new land with Thierry Coup, Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, and Alan Gilmore, Art Director of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the Harry Potter films. During their visit, they:
¥ Took the journey between Hogsmeade Station and KingÕs Cross Station aboard the Hogwarts Express
¥ Stepped inside memorable shops within Diagon Alley, including the Weasley twinsÕ very own shop Ð WeasleysÕ Wizard Wheezes
¥ Encountered goblins at work in the ornate marble hall of Gringotts bank
¥ Sampled the worldÕs only Butterbeer ice-cream at Florean FortescueÕs Ice-Cream Parlour
¥ Dined on traditional British fare at Leaky Cauldron
¥ And more

Opening this summer, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring even more of Harry PotterÕs adventures to life. Inside the land, guests will enjoy themed shops, dining experiences and the groundbreaking thrill ride Ð Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts. The new area will double the size of the sweeping land already found at Universal Orlando, expanding the spectacularly themed environment across both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. 

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May 09, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

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This week in the Wizarding World, fans around the globe (many of whom are still in lockdown) received a Grawp-sized surprise when it was revealed that Book One would be read aloud in its entirety for free via WizardingWorld.com by various Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actors, beginning with the Chosen One himself, Daniel Radcliffe.  Leaky …read more!

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