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Newt Scamander as Introduced by J.K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne!

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Our wish has been granted, and we've finally got another look at the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film! Read More »

Bloomsbury, Scholastic to Release Updated “Fantastic Beasts” in 2017!

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When Bloomsbury UK announced its upcoming "Harry Potter" publication plans a few months ago, they mentioned that a new version of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" would be released in the coming year. Now, more details about the release are available! Read More »

Noma Dumezweni: “Hermione Is Fascinating Because Every Girl Gets It”

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Previews for "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" are now well underway, and while fans are keeping tight lipped about the content of the play, the reaction has been positive. The show does not officially open until the end of July, and in a new interview with the "Sunday Times Culture Magazine", Noma Dumezweni spoke about her role as Hermione and embracing her true self. Read More »

Alumni Roundup: You’re a Wizard, Daniel

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In this week's Alumni Roundup, we catch up with Daniel Radcliffe on the promotional trail, as well as find out what two of our favorite Weasley siblings have been up to! Read More »

Sir Michael Gambon Responds to “Cursed Child” Casting Debate

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Speaking this week at the Oxford Students’ Union, Sir Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) responded to the recent online debate surrounding the casting of Noma Dumezweni as Hermione in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”. Read More »

Harry Potter, Newt Scamander Coming to “LEGO Dimensions”!

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Exciting news for all you "LEGO Dimensions" fans out there! It has been revealed that some familiar faces will be joining the world soon for the second edition. The first installment of the game, released last fall, included a voice known by "Harry Potter" fans - Gary Oldman. Now, "LEGO Dimensions" is expanding to include the "Harry Potter" universe, something that is sure to excite all "Harry Potter" and LEGO fans. Read More »

Alumni Roundup: Book Clubs and Golf Challenges

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It's been a quiet couple of weeks for our alumni as the days creep into the summer months, but it's clear that many of our favorite cast members are hard at work, with many exciting projects coming up. Plus, we've had the recent release of films such as "Me Before You", starring Matthew Lewis, to keep us going. And we've got some good book recommendations to see us into the summer! Read More »

Draco and Scorpius Malfoy “Cursed Child” Portraits Revealed!

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Over the last couple of days, photographs of both the Potter and Weasley-Granger families from the upcoming play, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", have been released. Well, today, is the final day of Pottermore's cast reveals, and it's the Malfoy family's turn. Read More »

Record Breaking Sales for “Harry Potter: The Exhibition” Belgium Stop

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"Harry Potter: The Exhibition" is about to embark on another tour stop. Most recently, the tour was in Shanghai and previously stopped in France and Germany. A newly extended tour was announced at the beginning of the year, including cities such as Paris, Boston, and Toronto. Read More »

Here Comes the Weasley Family: “Cursed Child” Portrait!

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Yesterday, we were given a glimpse of the Potter family in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", with a look at Harry, Ginny, and Albus. Today, it's the Weasley family's - or as they're now known, the Granger-Weasleys - turn! Read More »

“Career of Evil” Shortlisted for Crime Fiction Award

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It's good news for Robert Galbraith (a.k.a. J.K. Rowling), whose third book, "Career of Evil", has been shortlisted for a prestigious crime fiction award. The novel, which was released last autumn, returns to the world of detective Cormoran Strike. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Roundup: Catching Up with the Girls

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It's been a quiet month in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" world, but we're back again, bringing you all the latest "Fantastic Beasts" news and highlights, as well as rounding up everything that we've learned recently about the upcoming film. Read More »

The “Beauty and the Beast” Teaser Trailer Is Here!

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It feels like we've been waiting forever to catch our first glimpse of the upcoming live-action "Beauty and the Beast", starring Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) as Belle and "Downton Abbey"'s Dan Stevens as the Beast. But finally, the first official trailer for the film is here! Read More »

Alumni Roundup: Shooting Movies and Reunions!

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Once again, our alumni are busy with a range of new projects and releases - from mysterious projects to interactive interviews and cast reunions! Read More »

How to Enter the “Cursed Child” Weekly Ticket Ballot!

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"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" tickets flew out the door when they went on sale last fall. With the show only a few weeks away from previewing, more information has been revealed about the weekly ticket ballot. Read More »

Steven Spielberg to Present John Williams with AFI Award

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Director Steven Spielberg is due to present composer John Williams with the prestigious AFI Lifetime Achievement Award next month. Read More »

Waterstone’s Piccadilly Announces “Cursed Child” Midnight Party

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We were excited when Waterstone's Piccadilly revealed details about its midnight party for the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II" script release this July. Waterstone's Piccadilly has hosted some fantastic "Harry Potter" events previously, including Harry Potter Book Night earlier this year, so we know that the midnight party will not disappoint. Read More »

Bonnie Wright’s Eight Top Tips for Creatives

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At the end of last month, actress and director Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) took part in a Q&A session with OKREAL in New York. During the session, Bonnie talked about working as a director and how she coped after "Potter". While talking about her own experiences, Bonnie shared plenty of helpful advice for aspiring creatives, so we've gathered together some of those tips here for you. Read More »

Hermione Granger Collectible Figure Launched by Sideshow!

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Sideshow Collectibles has announced that they will be releasing a brand new Hermione Granger figure. The figure will be based on Emma Watson's Hermione, as see in the penultimate scenes of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone", when the trio heads to the third floor to save the Sorcerer's Stone from You-Know-Who. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts” Production Designer Discusses the Salem Memorial

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Today, Pottermore shared an interview with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" production designer Stuart Craig. In the interview, Craig discussed the creation of MACUSA for "Fantastic Beasts", which we have seen featured in the recently released trailer. Read More »