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Sir Kenneth Branagh explains his take on “Cinderella”

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"It's not about a man rescuing a woman." Sir Kenneth Branagh talks about taking on a Disney classic and updating "Cinderella" for modern viewers. Read More »

MuggleNet celebrates Harry Potter Book Night!

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We were very excited when Bloomsbury UK announced the first ever Harry Potter Book Night toward the end of last year. Since we learned about the event, we've all been planning how to celebrate our favorite boy wizard and where the magic all started, with bookstores and libraries across the UK - and the world - putting on events on February 5. Read More »

RUMOR: Ryan Gosling to play the Beast to Emma Watson’s Belle?

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It's been rumored that actor Ryan Gosling has been offered the role of the Beast to Emma Watson's Belle in the upcoming live-action version of Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"! Read More »

Calling all UK owners of first and rare editions of “Harry Potter” books!

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Do you own a rare or first edition of the Harry Potter books, or know someone who does? You could have the chance to be on a new game show! Read More »

HP Fan Trips announces new tour dates!

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HP Fan Trips is currently celebrating its twelfth year and is back to announce another fantastic tour opportunity for 2015. Read More »

J.K. Rowling reveals new “Potter” tidbits on Twitter!

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It was a happy day indeed for "Potter" fans when J.K. Rowling joined Twitter - especially since for the past few months she's been more active than ever in responding to fan questions. And today, perhaps in honor of yesterday's Harry Potter Book Night, Jo has answered three "Potter" questions from fans! Read More »

Sir Michael Gambon and the polar bear of London

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Yesterday, a polar bear appeared in the middle of central London, taking a ride on the tube, as well as roaming through the city. The bear was also filmed crossing the river Thames, using the bridge that the Death Eaters infamously destroy in the film version of "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince". Read More »

First clip from “The Casual Vacancy”: Word of Barry Fairbrother’s death spreads

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Are you excited for the television adaptation of "The Casual Vacancy"? BBC has released the first clip from the series, and it features Howard Mollison (Sir Michael Gambon) as he learns of Barry Fairbrother’s death and quickly springs into action. Read More »

US Quidditch World Cup 8 to stream live in April!

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Calling all Quidditch fans! Have you ever wanted to attend a Quidditch match but just can't find a local team or event? This article is for you! Read More »

Gruellingly Nauseating and Onerous MuggleNet Exercise #5

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GNOMEs - "Order of the Phoenix" Read More »

48-HOUR SALE! FREE Lumos Charity Photo Booth ticket with purchase!

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of two MORE awesome guests for Expo Patronum, the MuggleNet team has a special promotion running THIS FRIDAY and SATURDAY ONLY - a FREE Lumos Charity Photo Booth ticket! Read More »

Czech translator for “Harry Potter” books dies at 63

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We are saddened to report that Pavel Medek, Czech translator of the "Harry Potter" books, has recently passed away at the age of 63. He was known as one of the leading translators from English to Czech, the "Harry Potter" books being what he was most famous for translating. Read More »

Madam Rosmerta’s featured recipe: House Sorting Cupcakes

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With Bloomsbury's Worldwide Harry Potter Book Night and the many festivities upon us it's important to remember to have a great spread accompanying your fabulously planned event. These cream filled cupcakes offer a fun and edible way of being sorted quickly and deliciously into the Hogwarts Houses. Read More »

David Heyman on “Paddington” as a “love letter to London”

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In a new interview with the "Radio Times", producer David Heyman has spoken about how his latest film "Paddington" is a "love letter to London." The film, which starred several "Potter" alumni, including Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley), Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), Imelda Staunton (Professor Umbridge), and Sir Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), was mainly set in London. Read More »

Rupert Grint to appear on “Celebrity Taste Makers”

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Tune in to "Celebrity Taste Makers" this weekend to catch Rupert Grint appearing on the show! Read on for details. Read More »

“Harry Potter: Magical Places from the Films” to be released this May!

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"Harry Potter: The Creature Vault" was released last autumn by HarperCollins, and at the time, we also learned about another upcoming "Potter" book, inspired by the films. Now, the book has a new title AND a release date! Read More »

Helena Bonham Carter congratulates London schoolgirls on Africa trip

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Helena Bonham Carter recently paid a visit to a group of schoolgirls at the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson School in Islington to congratulate them on their work in South Africa. Read More »

Art Directors Guild Award winners announced!

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We're in the middle of award season at the moment, and the latest batch of winners to be announced comes courtesy of the Art Directors Guild Awards, which gives out awards based on production design excellence. Read More »

Celebrate Warwick Davis’s birthday!

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Today, we're wishing our friend Warwick Davis a happy birthday and thanking him for his contribution to MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum! Read More »

Fan-directed ballet “The Marauder’s Son” available to watch on YouTube

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Watch the fan-directed ballet "The Marauder's Son" here! Read More »