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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child': A Changing of the Guard at the Palace Theatre

In the words of the famed Roman philosopher, statesman, and dramatist Seneca, “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” So we must bid a fond farewell to the original cast of the ground-breaking and award winning play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Such good-byes are bittersweet, having reveled in the wizardry more!

Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle to Launch June 23

Universal Studios Hollywood has designed an immersive light show using 3D projection mapping that will envelop Hogwarts castle in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. Guests at the park will be drawn in by a new arrangement of themes from the Potter films composed by John Williams himself, piped in through a 27.5 surround-sound system. The park’ more!

Adult ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Exciting News for ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Star Trek’ & ‘Downton Abbey’ Fans & More

We’ve had so much news to round-up this week that we’ve had to bring it to you in two parts! The older brigade of Potter actors are busy as always on stage, and screen, seeing collaborations between alumni on new projects, exciting announcements for Doctor Who and Downton Abbey fans! In a quick crew news update, Nick Dudman (make-up more!

Another Movie Sign-On For Dan Radcliffe: ‘Escape From Pretoria’

Daniel Radcliffe has signed onto another thriller, and is set to star in upcoming prison breakout thriller Escape From Pretoria, written and directed by Francis Annan. His role in Jungle has been long awaited, and although two recent...Show More Summary

Feminism, Aliens and Katherine Waterston

Alien: Covenant premiered on May 12th, and it’s already scaring the beejezus out of people; specifically its main star Katherine Waterston. In an interview with, Waterston said she was nauseous just watching the trailer. Show More Summary

YA ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up: Radcliffe, Pattinson, Wright, Lynch, and Lewis

The young cast of the Harry Potter series grew up over the course of filming, as their fans did. And now, nearly six years after the opening of Deathly Hallows Part II, they’ve all truly come into their own, discovering their personal passions and expanding their craft beyond that of the wizarding variety. Daniel Radcliffe, more!

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in Comedy Series ‘Miracle Workers’

After the recent announcement that Daniel Radcliffe will star in action-comedy Guns Akimbo, TBS just announced that he will also star in Miracle Workers. A seven part comedy series created by Man Seeking Woman‘s Simon Rich, the show will also star Owen Wilson, and will be executive produced by Saturday Night Live‘s Lorne Michaels. Show More Summary

Leaky’s Melissa Anelli Set to Charm MISTI-Con 2017

Back in 2001, not long after the birth of the Potterverse, a young woman enamoured with the Boy Who Lived quickly helped make The Leaky Cauldron a destination for wizarding entertainment and discussion. Four years into her leadership...Show More Summary

Latest on The Girl Who Lived

Juniper French melts the hearts of Potter fans with each new step in her miraculous journey. Six years after conquering all odds and surviving birth at 23 weeks-old, Juniper has continued to spread joy with her Potter-related escapades. Show More Summary

Jack Thorne BAFTA Win & Woyzeck Opening

Jack Thorne is rapidly becoming one of the busiest scriptwriters in TV and theatre, and after his work on Cursed Child paid off at the Olivier Awards, National Treasure – starring Harry Potter‘s Robbie Coltrane and Julie Walters – won Best Mini Series at the BAFTA TV awards last night! What’s more, after a collaboration between Thorne and more!

Noma Dumezweni Rising: Awards, Ambassadors, and Acting

Olivier award winner Noma Dumezweni added to the list of accolades she’s received for her performance in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, picking up the Best Actress award at the 6th annual Mousetrap Awards, according to What’s On Stage. Show More Summary

Happy Birthday, Zoe Wanamaker!

Today Zoe Wanamaker celebrates another year, and we celebrate her long career in television and film. We know her as the no-nonsense Madam Hooch from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, but she has worked steadily in the industry since the early 1970s. She perfectly embodied the Quidditch teacher and, as such, made her expectations abundantly clear to the more!

Happy Birthday, Robert Pattinson!

Robert Pattinson turns 31 today, and we’re going to celebrate like students cheering Cedric Diggory’s selection as Hogwarts Champion! The role of Diggory, beloved Hufflepuff and accomplished wizard, in the Harry Potter series is, after all, the one that brought Pattinson to our attention. Show More Summary

PhD Student Recovers Thesis After Taking Swig of Felix Felicis

Ok, so that’s not exactly what happened, but it’s pretty close.  Jamal Sulaimani, a PhD candidate in Dublin, “fell asleep” in the back of a taxi in the wee hours of a Saturday morning and dazedly left his bag with his laptop and thesis (dissertation in the U.S.) notes behind when he disembarked.  He posted a more!

Daniel Radcliffe Cast in New Film ‘Guns Akimbo’

Daniel Radcliffe will star in the action comedy Guns Akimbo, according to a Variety report out today. The film will be presented to potential buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival by Altitude Films and Occupant Entertainment. Variety summarized...Show More Summary

Weeky Round-up: Stolen ‘Potter’ Prequel, Evanna Lynch On Stage & More

This week in Potter news, Emma Watson won the first gender-neutral MTV Award, and Lionel Wigram spoke about the possibility of a Cursed Child movie. J.K. Rowling has been honoured with an award, and we bring updates from the latest projects of Evanna Lynch, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Nighy, Fiona Shaw and Jason Isaacs to keep more!

Cheers to Domhnall Gleeson on His Birthday!

Domhnall Gleeson, who celebrates his 34th birthday today, may be best known to Harry Potter fans as eldest Weasley brother Bill, victim of a mauling by werewolf Fenrir Greyback and husband to the beautifully bewitching Beauxbaton Triwizard champion, Fleur Delacour, but this Potter alum has been one of the busiest of the bunch the more!

Producer Lionel Wigram Talks ‘Cursed Child’ Film Adaptation

Producer Lionel Wigram spoke with about hopes for a future Harry Potter and the Cursed Child film adaptation at the European premiere of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword yesterday. In addition to being a frequent collaborator of director Guy Ritchie, Wigram also produced the last four Harry Potter films and Fantastic Beasts and more!

Emma Watson Wins First Ever Gender-Neutral Acting Award

For this year’s MTV Awards, the gender specific acting awards were eliminated in favor of new gender-neutral Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a TV Show awards. Emma Watson was honored to win the Best Actor in a Movie Award for her performance as Belle in Beauty and the Beast. For Watson, more!

‘Harry Potter’ Round-up: Study Advice From Hermione, Dinner With the Doctors & More

This week saw the hugely exciting announcement of Pottermore’s official Wizarding World Book Club and Cursed Child‘s Broadway opening date. Stephen Fry also spoke at Cambridge Union, Emma Watson was interviewed by Jessica Chastain, and we met Jason Isaacs at Planet Comic Con to talk Potter, Star Trek and The OA. We also raised our wands to those lost more!

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