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Eddie Redmayne Reveals He’s Dealing with Real Live Snakes On Set


Eddie Redmayne hasn't let much slip about his role as Newt Scamander in recent interviews. But, as he's currently promoting his latest film "The Danish Girl" in-between filming "Fantastic Beasts", interviewers can't help but ask him about the role. Read More »

Big Bloomsbury Christmas Sale Includes “Harry Potter” Titles!

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Good news if you're on the hunt for the perfect Christmas present for your "Potter"-mad friend/family member, if you want an excuse to introduce someone to the "Potter" books - or just want to continue growing your own collection. Bloomsbury UK are hosting a big online Christmas sale at the moment, which includes the Jonny Duddle "Harry Potter" covers. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: On Location Again – and Jenn Murray Talks Filming

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This week in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" news, there have been rumors about filming, a set report from Pottermore reflecting on Liverpool, and a podcast featuring Jenn Murray. Plus, earlier this week, we learned that filming had been interrupted by strong winds and stormy weather. Read More »

The “Harry Potter” Audiobooks Finally Arrive on Audible

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There's been one big thing missing from Audible's library of audio fiction - the "Harry Potter" audiobooks. That is, until now. Read More »

Stephen Fry to be Honored with Rose d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award!

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We all know and love presenter, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry as the voice of the British "Harry Potter" audiobooks that kept us company through our childhoods (and now). So we're delighted to learn that Fry will be awarded a Rose d'Or Lifetime Achievement Award this coming December. Read More »

“Career of Evil” in Final Round of Goodreads 2015 Choice Awards – Vote Now!

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Great news, Robert Galbraith and "Career of Evil" fans - "Career of Evil" has made it into the final round of the Goodreads 2015 Choice Awards. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: Muggle vs. No-Maj

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One of the more unexpected things revealed about the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" film was the fact that American wizards had coined their own term for a Muggle. The word, "No-Maj," literally meaning "No Magic," is apparently the term that American wizards were using to refer to those without magic in the 1920s. Read More »

UPDATED: Pre-Order “Harry Potter: The Artifact Vault” Now, Out in 2016

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Hot on the heels of the release of "The Character Vault" from HarperCollins at the end of October is the announcement of another book in the same series. Previous releases include "Magical Places from the Films", released last May, and "The Creature Vault", released a year ago. Read More »

Signed Deluxe Illustrated “Philosopher’s Stone” to be Auctioned for Lumos

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A one of a kind copy of the deluxe Illustrated Edition of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" is to be sold at an upcoming Sotherby's auction to raise money for Lumos. Two previous items have been sold on behalf of J.K. Rowling at Sotherby's to raise money for Lumos - a handwritten copy of Beedle the Bard in 2007, and an exclusive charm bracelet in 2013. Read More »

Emma Watson Steps Up to Support the Small Steps Project

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Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is one of many "Potter" alumni who has stepped up to sell a pair of her shoes for charity. The charity in question is the Small Steps Project, which is currently hosting its 2015 Celebrity Shoe Auction. Read More »

Social Roundup: Malala, Cats, and John Lewis Adverts

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After the excitement of Halloween last week, it seems that many of our "Potter" stars have been rather quiet online this week, and so it’s a mixed bag of highlights this week, ranging from cat pictures to Christmas adverts. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: The Week Where We’re Overwhelmed With Information!


With the big reveal by "Entertainment Weekly", plenty of other small snippets of information have come our way regarding the film – welcome to this week’s "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" roundup! Read More »

“Entertainment Weekly” Reveals the Secrets Behind Its Newt Scamander Cover


Today, "Entertainment Weekly" has released more information about details that might have been missed in its cover image of Newt Scamander outside the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA) set. The article also has an interesting commentary by production designer Stuart Craig, who previously worked on all eight "Harry Potter" films. Read More »

Colin Farrell Nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards


It's good news for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" actor Colin Farrell (Graves), who's been nominated for Best Actor at the British Independent Film Awards for his role in "The Lobster". The film, which was released last month, is nominated in a total of seven categories at the awards. Read More »

UPDATED: Official “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Title Design Unveiled!


We've barely settled down from the excitement surrounding "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" tickets going on sale a week ago, but it seems that it is set to continue. Just minutes ago, a new official "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" website and title design was unveiled across social media. Read More »

Vote for “Career of Evil” in the Goodreads Choice Awards 2015!

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"Career of Evil" by Robert Galbraith, a.k.a J.K. Rowling, was only released last month, but it's already been nominated for an award. Read More »

J.K. Rowling Speaks About “Career of Evil” on BBC Radio 2 and NPR

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Just over two weeks ago, we were excited to learn that J.K. Rowling was going to take part in her second ever Robert Galbraith interview to speak about her new book, "Career of Evil" (she spoke as Galbraith last year at the Harrogate Crime Festival). The interview, on BBC Radio 2 with Simon Mayo, took place today, November 2 and coincided with another interview on NPR. Read More »

“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” Roundup: Goodbye, Liverpool?

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Recently, it has felt like not a day goes by without another snippet of information about "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" coming our way. Most recently, the film has been in Liverpool, with filming taking place at many of the iconic buildings around the city. Read More »

Three New Clips from “Regression”, Starring Emma Watson, Released!

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It's nearly Halloween, so it's the perfect time to watch some spooky film clips. It seems right, then, that three clips from Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) and David Thewlis's (Remus Lupin) latest film, "Regression", have been released! Read More »

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Ticket Sales Break Records

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Today, priority booking tickets for the upcoming play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" went on sale. It was only last week that we found out just what the play would be about, and the announcement that tickets would go on sale this week meant that there was a frenzy of excitement and panic. Read More »