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Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Makes Cut Off for Tony Consideration, Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Glover Read Books, and More!


Oct 16, 2017

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This week in theater news Harry Potter and the Cursed Child NYC makes the cut for Tony Awards consideration while the London production continues to charm. Cursed Child alums Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Glover have both been asked to lend their voices to book readings–one for publishing and one for a charity event. Finally, not …read more!

8 Things We Learned From ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Dan Fogler at LeakyCon 2017

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Oct 15, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fogler, Interviews, Leaky, LeakyCon, Lumos, News, Sudol, Warner Bros.

Last month, Dan Fogler took part in a Q&A panel at LeakyCon 2017 in Dublin to talk about Fantastic Beasts, and certainly did not disappoint! Between telling us that he’ll be rocking his moustache for the next few years (‘I’ve become a real moustache connoisseur’) and inviting Q&A host Josh Wittge to do a podcast with him, Dan …read more!

The Cuckoo’s Calling Earns National Television Awards Nominations

Robin Ellacot (Holliday Grainger) and Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke)

Oct 14, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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BBC One’s TV adaptation of J.K. Rowlings’ Cormoran Strike Series earned high praise from critics and viewers alike earlier this fall. Now the public has a chance to name the series and its leads as their small screen favorites. The National Television Awards or NTA’s have nominated The Cuckoo’s Calling for Best Crime Drama as …read more!

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” opens in one week!


Oct 13, 2017

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Pottermore has released a very short teaser trailer for the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition which opens at the British Library on the 20th of October—that’s one week from today, Friday the 13th. The exhibit will run through February and then it will all be shoved into a magic suitcase and move to …read more!

Friday the 13th: Superstition in the Wizarding World


Oct 13, 2017

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Books, Companion Books, Fun, Info, J.K. Rowling, JKRowling.com, Misc, News, Tales of Beedle the Bard

It’s Friday the 13th today, but rather than fret about the associated superstition of bad luck, we’re exploring the history of the superstition behind Friday the 13th, and examples of superstitions in Harry Potter. A History of Superstition: Friday the 13th Superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is thought to be rooted in ancient history, stemming from stories such as …read more!

Weekly Cast Round-up: Potter Campaign Success, Final ‘Justice League’, ‘Star Wars’ Trailers & More


Oct 13, 2017

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Books, Bradley, Davis, de la Tour, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Fiennes, Films, Gambon, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Law, Lynch, Miller, News, Round-Up, Tena, Tennant

This week has been a busy one in the world of Potter and Fantastic Beasts! We’ve reported on announcements of an illustrated edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard, special guests at Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter, various products being lined up for production by Warner Bros, including Harry Potter soundtrack vinyls and plush toys – and a new line of …read more!

J.K. Rowling & ‘Harry Potter’ / ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Actors Speak Out On Harvey Weinstein Sexual Abuse Case

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Oct 12, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Emma Watson led the way in speaking out on the news that Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein had been accused by several women of harassment, groping and sexual assault over a period of several decades. Ronan Farrow published the piece on The New Yorker (see another on The New York Times here), after a months-long investigation …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Soundtracks Soon to be Released in Vinyl!


Oct 12, 2017

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This is a magical time for the Harry Potter fandom–exciting announcements are being released almost daily as Warner Bros. partners with talented and innovative collaborators to bring new Potter-themed products to our muggle shelves! Most recently, Harry Potter Books from Bloomsbury declared its intention to illustrate the companion book The Tales of Beedle the Bard, …read more!

Waspish Malfoy Discovered in New Zealand

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Oct 11, 2017

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In an effort to draw the public eye towards a misunderstood sector of wasp species, a doctoral student at the University of Auckland has scientifically described a native species and named it after Lucius Malfoy. Like the majority of wasp species in New Zealand, Lusius malfoyi does not sting, and is a potentially beneficial control against a …read more!

Cormoran Strike TV Series Sets U.S. Air Date

Robin Ellacot (Holliday Grainger) and Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke)

Oct 11, 2017

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J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s Cormoran Strike series – which first aired on BBC Two in the U.K. – finally has an air date in the U.S.! The series – true to America’s tradition of renaming things, namely philosophers – will be called C.B. Strike in America, and all seven episodes (covering The Cuckoo’s Calling, The Silkworm, and Career …read more!

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