Harry Potter News

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

Bonham Carter, Charity, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fry, Harry Potter Round-Up, Henderson, HP Cast, Interactive, Interviews, Law, McCrory, News, Pattinson, Phelps, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Redmayne, Round-Up, Staunton, Staunton Interviews, Television Programmes, Walters, Williams, Williams Interviews, Wright, Wright Interviews

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!

UPDATED: First editions of “Philosopher’s Stone” found in skip go up for auction


May 08, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Paperbacks, Sales

UPDATE: The auction took place on 21 May. The hardback sold for £33,000 and the paperbacks for  £3,400 and £3,000. Remember, there were only 500 hardback first editions, which makes them quite rare and valuable. Hansons Auctioneers refers to them as “the Holy Grail” for collectors. According to this BBC article, the seller said, “To say I’m …read more!

Rupert Grint and Girlfriend Georgia Groome Welcome Baby Girl, Daniel Radcliffe “Incredibly Happy” For His ‘Harry Potter’ Co-Star


May 07, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Grint, News

It seems just yesterday that we were congratulating Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint and girlfriend Georgia Groome (who you may know from the movie Angus, Thongs & Perfect Snogging) on the announcement that they were expecting their first child, and today news broke that Grint is now a father! Representatives confirmed today: ‘Rupert Grint and Georgia Groome are …read more!

The Protego Foundation Releases Introductory Episode of ‘ProtegoCast': A Wizarding World Animal Rights Podcast


May 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fandom, Fans, News

Our friends over at The Protego Foundation have been working hard to make their podcast, ProtegoCast, a reality, and this week released the introductory episode! ProtegoCast is an animal rights in the Wizarding World exploration podcast, discussing animal rights messages in the Wizarding World, as well as the hosts’ own experiences and thoughts on veganism and …read more!

BREAKING: Daniel Radcliffe, Eddie Redmayne, Noma Dumezweni & More Read from ‘Harry Potter’ For ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Initiative


May 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, News, Radcliffe, Redmayne

As part of the Harry Potter at Home collection of free initiatives for Harry Potter fans, stars from the Wizarding World and beyond have gathered to read from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, including Harry Potter‘s Daniel Radcliffe, Fantastic Beasts star Eddie Redmayne, and Cursed Child‘s Noma Dumezweni. Starting from today, running until the summer, “some of the best-loved faces …read more!

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