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Happy Birthday to Sam Clemmett

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Oct 01, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Sam Clemmett, best known as the original actor to take the stage as Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, celebrates his 24th birthday today. Clemmett had only been acting a few years when he won the role of a lifetime as the youngest son of the Boy Who Lived and received rave …read more!

Happy (posthumous) Birthday Richard Harris!

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Oct 01, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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We lost Dumbledore at the end of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts.  A slow poison weakened him.  That has certain parallels with the death of the actor Richard St John Harris who played Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films.  Harris was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer, in 2002 and died …read more!

Happy Birthday, Ezra Miller!

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Sep 30, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Today marks the 25th birthday of Ezra Miller, who portrayed Credence Barebone in the first Fantastic Beasts film, and will reportedly return in the next instalment! Ezra has been busy on the sets of Fantastic Beasts 2 and Justice League this year, roles he told us were letting him live out two of his childhood dreams. After managing to persuade Warner Bros …read more!

Cast Round-Up: Trailers for ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Electric Dreams,’ ‘Kaleidoscope,’ and Other News!

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Sep 30, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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As usual, there’s a wealth of news this week for our busy Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts alums as they continue to work their magic in the television and film industries! Here you can catch up on all their latest projects, including the debut of Jason Isaac’s Star Trek: Discovery, the addition of David Bradley …read more!

Win tickets to Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition at The British Library

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Sep 29, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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Waterstones is hosting a contest to win two tickets to see the Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition at The British Library.  The winner will also receive a one-night stay for two people, including breakfast, at the St Pancras Hotel. To enter, you must pre-order Harry Potter: A History of Magic, which is the official book …read more!

Wandlore Secrets Revealed in New Companion Book

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Sep 28, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

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Wands, being one of the most essential assets for a wizard, are also one of the most intriguing and mystical elements of the wizarding world. It seems as if the greatest wandmakers, even including Ollivander, don’t have all the secrets behind them. The mystery and beauty behind these incredible magical items is the sole focus …read more!

Meet ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrator Jim Kay!

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Sep 27, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Art, BigNews, Bloomsbury, Companion Books, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News

Harry Potter Books from Bloomsbury made an exciting announcement yesterday–Jim Kay, the incredibly-talented artist behind the illustrated editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, will attend four events next week to promote the Oct. 3 release of the highly-anticipated new installment, Harry Potter and the Prisoner …read more!

Cursed Child First Broadway Preview Date and New Ticket Sales Information Announced

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Sep 26, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

19 Years Later, Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Pottermore, Theater

The team behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child made some important announcements today related to the show’s upcoming initial ticket release, ticket prices, and a first preview date for the Broadway production of the play. First Preview Date March 16, 2018 The first preview for the two-part Harry Potter stage play that begins nineteen …read more!

Harry Potter: The Exhibition Is Coming to Madrid!

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Sep 26, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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If you live in Spain or will be visiting Madrid anytime soon, then be sure to visit Harry Potter: The Exhibition when it comes to Madrid for the first time! The exhibition (a partnership between GES and WB Consumer Products) has toured Boston, Toronto, Seattle, New York, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Paris, Shanghai, Brussels and The Netherlands, …read more!

The Birthday of Professor Quirinus Quirrell

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Sep 26, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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September 26 is the birthday of Harry Potter’s first Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Quirinus Quirrell. To mark this day, let’s take a look at some of the surprising details we noticed upon our celebratory 20th Anniversary re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as well as some facets of this interesting character …read more!



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