Harry Potter News

Richard Robinson, CEO of Scholastic, dead at 84

Jun 19, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, News, Publishers, Scholastic

Most American readers of the Harry Potter series came to know the story when it was published in the United States by Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher of children’s books. Published as Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by Bloomsbury in the UK, the title of the first book in the series was altered to …read more!

Evanna Lynch’s memoir coming in October

Jun 17, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, HP Cast, Lynch, Movies, News

Evanna Lynch has written a memoir called The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: The Tragedy and Glory of Growing Up. She posted on her Instagram account that she has completed the manuscript and it is now in the editing phase. Well, we know someone spent their pandemic lockdown time productively! It will be released sometime in …read more!

Flat in Edinburgh’s “Diagon Alley” for sale

May 30, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News

Edinburgh’s historic Grassmarket area is thought to have been an inspiration for Diagon Alley, with its curving cobblestone street that winds uphill, flanked by narrow medieval stone shoppes and flats with brightly painted wood facades. One of those flats is now for sale, giving a Harry Potter fan a chance to live in one of …read more!

Mads Mikkelsen Discusses Becoming Grindelwald

May 19, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

Depp, Fantastic Beasts Movie, HP Cast, Mikkelsen, Movies, News

With the departure of Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts franchise, fans may wonder how Mads Mikkelsen, the actor replacing Depp, will handle taking over the iconic role of Grindelwald. Depp was asked to leave the films following court proceedings concerning domestic abuse allegations by actress Amber Heard, and Mikkelsen was announced last year to …read more!

The Hogwarts Express is back!

May 14, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun, News

According to The Scotsman, the Jacobite Express is back in service, having made its first trip of the season over Glenfinnan Viaduct at the end of April. Potter fans will recognise the 1950s vintage carriages from the films, where they acted the part of the iconic Hogwarts Express. The West Coast Railways train travels twice …read more!

Harry Potter book and film memorabilia auction to take place in London on May 5

May 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

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

Before the boy wizard flew his Nimbus 2000 to worldwide fame, Bloomsbury, the book’s publisher, was uncertain that the magical tale would be a success and demonstrated its skepticism by printing only 500 copies of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. We all know what happened next. The global popularity of …read more!

“Fantastic Beasts” actor Kevin Guthrie convicted of sexual assault

Apr 30, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fantastic Beasts Movie, News

Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie, 33, who played Abernathy in all three of the Fantastic Beasts films, has been convicted of sexual assault at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Leaky will not report details of the assault, but you can read about the case here or here. Guthrie is out on bail, but is likely facing a custodial …read more!

Jason Isaacs Takes Part In Harry Potter Fundraiser For The British Red Cross

Apr 25, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

Actor Interviews, Charity, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, News

Harry Potter baddie Jason Isaacs (perhaps better known to fans as Lucius Malfoy) recently helped out with a charity fundraiser with the British Red Cross.   The fundraiser, a Harry Potter-themed quiz, raised an impressive £57,000 ($78,635.87 U.S.). According to the Red Cross’s website, some of the prizes that winners could have won were: “A …read more!

Australian ‘Cursed Child’ Production Welcomes New Cast Members

Apr 25, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Exciting news coming from the Land Down Under! After being shut down for nearly a year due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Australian production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child was able to dazzle audiences again on February 25, when the country deemed it safe to reopen theatres. The record-breaking production at the Princess …read more!

Flagship Harry Potter New York Store Announces Opening Date

Apr 20, 2021

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News

The flagship Harry Potter store in New York just announced their opening date to be June 3rd, and gave a preview at the exquisitely designed store! Spanning three floors and over 21,000 sq. ft., the store will house the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products under one roof, and offer fans interactive …read more!



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