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Time-travelling back to 2005: New J.K. Rowling interview material (Part 2)!


Jul 16, 2018

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On this day in 2005, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was published, and we’re celebrating by bringing you exclusive new material from Lev Grossman’s interview with J.K. Rowling following the release of the sixth book! This analysis is written up by Potter expert and Research Fellow in Renaissance English at the University of Oxford,  Dr Beatrice Groves, …read more!

Time-travelling back to 2005: New J.K. Rowling interview material (Part 1)!


Jul 15, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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On July 17th 2005, the day after the publication of the Half-Blood Prince, Lev Grossman published a write up of his interview with J.K. Rowling in Time Magazine. On July 13th 2005 Grossman had an extensive, two-hour interview with Rowling but, as he has documented, only a small percentage of what Rowling said in that …read more!

Pack your trunk and cage your owl: A new unofficial Potter-themed tour is boarding in York


Jul 14, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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It’s not quite a ride on the Knight Bus or the Hogwarts Express, but a new Harry Potter-themed bus-and-train tour coming to York later this summer sounds like magical fun to us. Two York businessmen, Phil Pinder and Ben Fry, put their wizard hats on and conjured up this unofficial Wizard Bus Tour. The full-day tour …read more!

J.K. Rowling Nominated for New Academy Prize in Literature

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Jul 14, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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J.K. Rowling is among 46 nominees for the New Academy Prize in Literature. The prize is journalist Alexandra Pascalidou’s answer to the cancellation of the Nobel Prize in Literature for this year following scandal at the Swedish Academy. According to the New York Times, Pascalidou was both embarrassed and incensed by the corruption itself, but felt …read more!

Maggie Smith Will Return to ‘Downton Abbey’ for Big Screen Adaptation!

In this image released by PBS,  Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess Grantham, is shown in a scene from the second season on "Downton Abbey."  Smith was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best supporting actress in mini-series or TV movie for her role in the series, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on Jan. 13.  (AP Photo/PBS, Carnival Film & Television Limited 2011 for MASTERPIECE, Nick Briggs)

Jul 14, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Potter fans loved renowned actress Maggie Smith’s brilliant portrayal of Professor Minerva McGonagall in all eight films of the Harry Potter series. She perfectly encompassed McGonagall’s dry wit, strength and heart and expertly balanced her no-sense yet caring demeanor. We mourned the end of our journey with her character and so subsequently rejoiced when Maggie …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Film News for Julie Walters, Gary Oldman, Ralph Fiennes and More!


Jul 14, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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It’s been an exciting week for Potter-related news with some major announcements and upcoming events unveiled over the last few days! Target announced a commemorative event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Saturday, July 21. Participating stores will feature over 100 Wizarding World products including toys, …read more!

Hogwarts Mystery Introduces Multiplayer Dueling Club Event


Jul 12, 2018

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Attention all Hogwarts wizards in training! After all your hard work in class and hours of fun playing Hogwarts Mystery since its release last spring, developer Jam City announced today that the Harry Potter mobile game has added a multiplayer component for a limited time! Players have been excited about all of the features introduced …read more!

Sky Cinema airs exclusive “Fantastic Beasts ” featurette, plus interviews & sneak peek images


Jul 12, 2018

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Today the UK’s Sky Cinema aired an all-too-brief, tantalising, exclusive sneak peek at Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald. The 4-minute featurette begins with Eddie Redmayne and Katherine Waterston giving a quick recap, with footage, of the first Fantastic Beasts film.  They explain how chaos ensued when magizoologist Newt Scamander shows up in New York with a …read more!

Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston and Ezra Miller Talk Changing Character Dynamics in New Interviews!


Jul 12, 2018

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Much Muggle ink has been spilled, proverbially speaking, over the possible plot twists and turns in the highly-anticipated upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. But, intricate theories aside, we wouldn’t be nearly as excited about where Rowling takes us in her latest entry into wizarding history if we hadn’t fallen in love with …read more!

Your Guide to Potter Panels at San Diego Comic Con 2018


Jul 11, 2018

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San Diego Comic Con is the ultimate event for fans celebrating fandoms and favorite characters and the ultimate outlet for showcasing upcoming films and television series through highly-anticipated panels and top-secret reveals. Though some high profile regulars, such as Marvel’s Avengers and Game of Thrones, are absent this year, numerous Potter-related panels are on the …read more!

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