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This week has seen many exciting preparations from Pottermore and their Wizarding World Book Club, The British Library and Bloomsbury for the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone. In the realm of Potter alumni,...Show More Summary
Listing a selection of books from authors such as Alice Walker, Caitlin Moran and Margaret Atwood, Emma Watson has curated an ‘Essential Feminist Bookshelf’ in addition to her feminist book club ‘Our Shared Shelf’. The bookshelf came as a request from Compton Verney art gallery and mansion in Warwickshire – Emma was asked to ‘unsilence...read more!
The British Library released a poster for its upcoming Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition today. It features Jim Kay’s memorable take on the mythical phoenix as included in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets: Illustrated Edition. Show More Summary
The 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is almost here and to celebrate Bloomsbury has brought us more exciting news by bringing back Wizarding Wednesdays (as you may recall from last year as we awaited the highly anticipated arrival of Fantastic Beasts)! Every Wednesday from now until August 2nd Bloomsbury will be...read more!
On June 19th, Pottermore officially launched its platform for a global reread of the Harry Potter books, the Twitter-based Wizarding World Book Club. New and old fans alike are encouraged to read the series and participate in guided themes and discussions along with Pottermore’s schedule, beginning with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on June 23rd...read more!
Pottermore is hosting a Pop-up shop in London for one week only that will showcase their exclusive new Pottermore Art Collection that was announced earlier this month. The collection contains a variety of prints and posters featuring scenes and characters from the Wizarding World. Some of the featured art includes portraits of the Marauders by Montse Bernal, Olly...read more!
Noma Dumezweni, the award-winning actress who originated the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and groundbreaking musical Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will take part in an evening of entertainment to benefit those who were affected by the Grenfell Tower Fire that occurred on June 14 in London. It’s no surprise that...read more!
As part of The Queen’s Birthday Honours, both J.K. Rowling and Julie Walters were recognised for their contributions to public service and appointed honorary titles, with Rowling receiving one of the highest awards. J.K. Rowling was appointed a Companion of Honour, for major contributions to the arts. Nine new members were appointed to mark the centenary...read more!
We have mostly good news for you this week, featuring inspiring talks from Emma Thompson and Imelda Staunton, event appearances from Warwick Davis and Johnny Depp, and trailers, sneak peaks and ads from Julie Walters, Mark Williams, David Tennant, Kenneth Branagh and Fiona Shaw. We’ll start, however, by honouring the loss of the oldest member...read more!
The young Harry Potter alums have been in the news frequently this week, with film distribution and promotional news for Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Daniel Radcliffe, and Emma Watson, casting news for Rupert Grint’s Sick Note, a new trailer for Domhnall Gleeson, and interviews with Bonnie Wright and Oliver Phelps. Oh, and Tom Felton serenaded...read more!
Like many of the younger Potter cast, Matthew Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films) has spoken about his struggles with staying passionate about acting after over a decade of acting as Longbottom. Lewis said that felt like playing Neville was a privilege, but that the role felt slightly stagnant towards the last couple of films....read more!
As recently reported by Leaky, Evanna Lynch will star in the 20th anniversary production of Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs, telling the story of two teenagers in Cork (Ireland) who are so close they even created their own language together! Evanna spoke to HuffPost about the production, speaking about her projects since Harry Potter. Check out @Evy_Lynch’s interview...read more!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child announced earlier today that fans lucky enough to attend the Harry Potter play can now take home a bit of the award-winning magic from the Palace Theatre. According to the Tweet below, the Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy’s official replica wands can now be purchased at the theater as...read more!
Costume designer Jany Temime started working on the Harry Potter films with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and continued dressing our favorite characters through Deathly Hallows Part II. With 10 years of experience bringing the...Show More Summary
For the many Potter fans who weren’t able to procure tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child during it’s tour-de-force run with the original Olivier-winning cast, waiting for reviews on the new talent feels like waiting for the Wizengamot to return a verdict. Leaky reported on the changeover, which took place May 24, and, though excitement remained high,...read more!
Aside from the overall overwhelming excitement experienced from actually walking through the Hogsmeade village and seeing the Hogwarts castle standing proudly on the hill ahead of you, one of the main things that makes a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter feel so magical and authentic is the detail that goes in to everything from the...read more!
This week in wizarding world news we’ve seen an open casting call for young actors to star in scenes of the next Fantastic Beasts, Christmas celebrations announced at the Wizarding World in Universal Studios Hollywood, Pottermore released...Show More Summary
First staged 20 years ago, Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs will make its debut on 12th July at London’s Trafalgar Studios, and Harry Potter‘s Evanna Lynch will star as Runt, alongside Colin Campbell as Pig! A summary of the play is as follows: “Born at the same time on the same day in the same hospital, Pig and Runt...read more!
Most ardent members of the Potter fandom know someone who would dearly love a full-fledged Harry Potter-themed party, anytime, anywhere. Let’s face it, you’d probably like one thrown for you! You’ve seen articles and Instagram posts floating around social media of spectacular themed weddings and other events but, honestly, who has a vault full of...read more!
In an interview with Collider.com Holliday Grainger got to talk about playing opposite Tom Burke’s Cormoran Strike as Robin Ellacott. In the TV adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s novel The Cukoo’s Calling, she plays Robin, the newly hired secretary to disabled detective Strike. Show More Summary