Archive for May, 2021

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!

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