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John Hurt, Helen McCrory Nominated for BBC Audio Drama Awards

John Hurt and Helen McCrory

John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander) and Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) have both picked up nominations for the 2016 BBC Audio Drama Awards. McCrory is nominated for her performance in BBC Radio 4's "The Pumpkin Eater", while Hurt has received a nomination for his role as Jeffrey Bernard in Radio 4's adaptation of Keith Waterhouse's play, "Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell". Read More »

Jim Broadbent Talks Role in “London Spy”

Jim Broadbent in "London Spy"

Jim Broadbent (Professor Horace Slughorn) is making a return to the small screen in the new BBC five-part drama series "London Spy", which premiered last night on BBC2. In a new interview for "What's on TV", Broadbent explains why he can afford to now only choose roles that really appeal to him as actor. Read More »

Movie Review: “The Lady in the Van”, Starring Dame Maggie Smith

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Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) stars in "The Lady in the Van". The film, which is based on the stage play of the same name by Alan Bennett, tells the "mostly true" story of an elderly lady named Margaret Shepherd (Smith) who lived in a van on the driveway of Bennett's house for 15 years. Read our review here! Read More »

Movie Review: “Steve Jobs”, Starring Katherine Waterston

"Steve Jobs" poster

"Steve Jobs" is the latest in a line of biopics based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, which stars Michael Fassbender in the title role. Also featuring in the film is upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" star Katherine Waterston, who plays Chrisann Brennan, Jobs's former girlfriend and mother to his child, Lisa. Read our review here! Read More »

Ralph Fiennes, Imelda Staunton Nominated for Evening Standard Theatre Awards


Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) and Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) have both received nominations for the 2015 Evening Standard Theatre Awards, which are set to take place at London's Old Vic on November 22. Read More »

People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nominations Announced

People's Choice Awards 2016

The nominees for the 2016 People's Choice Awards have been announced, and a number of "Potter" alumni's projects have made the cut! Read More »

Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman Back Mental Health Campaign


Emma Thompson (Professor Sybil Trelawney) and Alan Rickman (Professor Severus Snape) are among a host of famous faces who have backed a campaign called Equality for Mental Health, calling for increased funding from the British government for mental health services. Read More »

Public Booking for “Cursed Child” Opens Tomorrow!

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Get your alarms set! Public booking for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" will open tomorrow at 11 a.m. GMT, and to ensure that fans are given the best possible chance of obtaining tickets for the show, the producers will open up a further booking period, which runs from January 11, 2017, to April 30, 2017. With the exception of late release and lottery tickets, as of 11 a.m. tomorrow, all available tickets will be on public sale! Read More »

UPDATE: Daniel Radcliffe Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe will receive a prestigious star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles next month. The actor will be presented with his star at a ceremony in LA on November 12 and in doing, so will become the 2,565th name on the historical star-studded walkway. Read More »

Imelda Staunton Wins UK Theatre Award


Imelda Staunton (Professor Dolores Umbridge) has won the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in a Musical for her role as Momma Rose in the Chichester Festival Theatre's production of "Gypsy". The production also took home the award for Best Musical Production at Sunday's ceremony in London. Read More »

Dame Maggie Smith to appear on “The Graham Norton Show”

Dame Maggie Smith

The illustrious Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) will make her first British chat show appearance in over 42 years later this month, when she appears on BBC's "The Graham Norton Show". Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe Says “Harry Potter” Will Never Leave Him

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe, in a new interview for the "Big Issue", has revealed that he is still living in the shadow of "Harry Potter". It has now been four years since the release of the last film in the series, "Deathly Hallows - Part 2", but the actor is still receiving widespread attention for his role as the boy wizard. Find out what he had to say here. Read More »

Eddie Redmayne, “Potter” Alumni Make List of Most Influential People


Upcoming "Fantastic Beasts" star Eddie Redmayne and a host of former "Potter" alumni are featured on the London Evening Standard's list of the Most Influential People in London. Redmayne made the top 25 in a 1,000-strong list, which also consists of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" producer Sonia Friedman, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), and Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge). Read More »

Ever Wanted to Open Your Own Gringotts Account?


Gringotts Wizarding Bank is a new "Potter" fansite that will allow Muggles to use a currency exchange calculator for converting their Muggle money into Galleons. The exchange rates are updated on a daily basis as they are pulled in from a real currency feed. The website will even allow you to create your own personal Gringotts deposit slip. Read More »

Daniel Radcliffe Talks “The Gamechangers”, US & UK Politics

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Daniel Radcliffe has recently been doing the promotional circuit for his upcoming feature-length BBC drama "The Gamechangers", which will see Radcliffe star as Sam Houser, one of the creators behind the "Grand Theft Auto" franchise. Read More »

David Thewlis Discusses His Role in “An Inspector Calls”

David Thewlis

David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) will next be seen on our screen in BBC's new feature length adaptation of the classic J.B. Priestly play "An Inspector Calls". In the drama, Thewlis will take on the role of Inspector Goole, a mysterious character whose investigation into the death of a young girl tears apart the peaceful world of the Birling family. Read More »

Freddie Stroma Joins “Game of Thrones”


Freddie Stroma, who played Cormac McLaggen in the "Harry Potter" films, has joined the cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones". The British actor will take on the role of Samwell Tarly's brother, Dickon, in the sixth season of the show. Read More »

Natalia Tena’s Molotov Jukebox Launches Pledge Music Campaign

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Natalia Tena's (Nymphadora Tonks) band Molotov Jukebox has launched a Pledge Music campaign in support of its upcoming second album, "Tropical Gypsy". Fans who pledge will receive exclusive content and experiences from the band while also getting to see behind the scenes on its journey to creating the second album. Read More »

Robert Pattinson to be Honored at Film Festival


"Harry Potter" alumnus Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) is set to be honored at next month's Deauville Film Festival in Normandy, France. The actor's latest film, "Life", will also be screened at the event. Read More »

Emma Watson’s Latest Film Will Premiere at TIFF 2015


This year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) will feature several films starring "Potter" alumni, including Emma Watson, Dame Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, and David Thewlis. Click here to find out more. Read More »