Archive for December, 2017

J.K. Rowling Continues to Work Her Magic in 2017: The Year in Review

Dec 31, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

19 Years Later, Anthony Boyle, Bloomsbury, Book Awards, Broadway, Celebration of Harry Potter, Colleen Atwood, Companion Books, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Davis, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Felton, Film Awards, Games, Gareth Fry, Grint, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry, A History, Isaacs, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, JKR Interviews, John Tiffany, Law, LeakyCon, Lethal White, Lewis, Lumos, Lynch, MinaLima, Neil Austin, News, Noma Dumezweni, Oldman, Phelps, Pottermore, Products, Radcliffe, Sam Clemmett, Scholastic, Studio Tour, Television Programmes, Theater, Theme Park, Thewlis, Video Games, Warner Bros., Watson, West End, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando, Wright

Obvious to anyone who takes a look at 2017 in the rearview mirror is the fact that Harry Potter and his world continue to remain alive and well today, twenty years after J.K. Rowling first put his story down on paper. His devoted followers assumed they were parting company with the boy wizard when the …read more!

REVIEW: ‘Secrets Of The Wizarding World’ Lootcrate

Dec 30, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Products, Review

The latest Lootcrate came with plenty of surprises for eager Potter fans, celebrating ‘mysteries small and large’ in the wizarding world with an especially magical loot: 1) I Am Lord Voldemort Magnet Set These magnets are inspired by the huge Chamber of Secrets reveal that Tom Marvolo Riddle actually had another, more sinister meaning. They make …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Watson to Present at Golden Globe Awards, Julie Walters In ‘Mary Poppins’ Teaser Photo & More!

Dec 29, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Branagh, Branagh Interviews, HP Cast, Isaacs, News, Walters, Watson

It’s the last weekly round-up of 2017! This week we’ve seen a trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s latest project, Circus Kid,  and even some new teaser photos from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We also celebrated the festive season with a look back at Harry’s visit to Godric’s Hollow, and a special Hogwarts rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. …read more!

Happy Birthday, Jude Law!

Dec 29, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Birthdays, Actor Interviews, Birthdays, Broadway, Casting, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Law, Movies, News, Television Programmes, West End

Jude Law first came onto the Potter scene in April with the announcement that thrilled the fandom–he would portray the young Albus Dumbledore in the Fantastic Beasts sequel, now named Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We must wait one excruciatingly long year before the film hits theaters and we get to see Law in action as …read more!

Dumbledore at Hogwarts In New ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Teaser Photos!

Dec 28, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Movies, News, Redmayne

Two new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald photos have emerged thanks to Empire‘s latest issue and a USA Today piece, giving a look at both Newt and Tina, and Grindelwald and newcomer Rosier. The first new photo (from Empire) shows Newt and Tina looking like they’re cornered in a vault of some sorts (a bank? a ministry?). Tina’s …read more!

Happy Birthday, Maggie Smith!

Dec 28, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Films, News, Smith

Whatever quibbles, major or minor, each of us may have with the Harry Potter films, most everyone can agree that the casting was spot-on.  Each of the notable British actors chosen to personify the books’ characters rose to the challenge of measuring up to the image we had each formed in our mind’s eye whilst …read more!

A New Role for Daniel Radcliffe as Producer of ‘Circus Kid’ Documentary

Dec 27, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Films, Interviews, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews

As the Boy Who Lived in the eight Harry Potter films, Daniel Radcliffe spent much of his childhood and teenage years on the set of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World movie franchise. His role as the famous young wizard set him up for life financially, but that certainly hasn’t kept him from taking on diverse new …read more!

The Night Before Christmas–A Hogwarts Story

Dec 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Media, News

Most readers can easily recount their childhood favorites, many of which are widely viewed as classics within the vast body of literature we are privileged to enjoy. Some of these page-turners came to eager hands gift-wrapped, slender tell-tale packages under the tree. They beckoned us to new worlds and introduced us to life-long friends. For …read more!

The Ghosts of Godric’s Hollow

Dec 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Books, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

The days were cold. Chilled further by his absence. Absence they refused to speak of. They moved from place to place, casting the same protective charms, leafing sightlessly through the same books, unable to sleep night after night. They descended into despair. Helpless. Hopeless. Ron’s words hung heavy, a burden that couldn’t be lifted. “We …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Actors Round-Up: Trailers for David Tennant’s ‘You, Me and Him,’ Helena Bonham Carter’s ‘Ocean’s 8,’ Julie Walter’s ‘Mamma Mia’ Sequel and Much More!

Dec 23, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, BigNews, Bonham Carter, Branagh, Broadbent, Casting, Directors, Fandom, Fans, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Poesy, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Tennant, Trailers, Walters, Williams

In this week’s actors round-up, there are scores of new films from Harry Potter alums to consider. Though there have been teasers and hints in weeks and months past, trailers have finally been released showing off these talented actors at the height of their game, and they aim to woo their viewing audience, many devoted …read more!

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