Stephen Fry, the narrator of the British Harry Potter audio books, has pledged his backing to Happy Monday, a charity fundraising event that will raise mental health awareness. In order to take part, participants are invited to host their own bake-off or cook-off at home, school or anywhere really. To this extent Stephen has provided the charity with his own personal favorite recipe tp indulge us all. Check it out right here!
We may know him as Rubeus Hagrid, but few of Robbie Coltrane’s fans realize that he got his artistic start drawing and painting as a student at Glasgow School of Art. In a new interview, Coltrane, who was a student at the art college from 1968-1972, describes his recollections of the era that turn out to be both detailed and colorful. He also reflects on his younger self, a young man with grand ideas about the creation of art and painting.
This year’s Oscars ceremony, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, took place last night in Hollywood. The big winner of the night was Gravity, the movie directed and produced by Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman. It walked away with seven awards. In addition, Earlier this week Cuarón spoke about his son’s role in getting the concept of the movie off the ground as well as his initial expectations of the film’s success. Emma Watson attended the Oscars for the first time, which we reported recently, presenting the award for special effects.
Screenwriter for upcoming “Casual Vacancy” BBC series will be veteran television writer Sarah Phelps
It’s been over a year since it was announced that The Casual Vacancy would be adapted into a television miniseries by the BBC, and since then, little else has been revealed. However we’ve managed to spot a tidbit of news about the series concerning its screenwriter. It may only be a tiny snippet of information – but it does appear to be a minor slip up from the BBC. What do you think?
MuggleNet’s Harry Potter caption contest enters the month of March with a twist. It is tradition that in both March and May we feature mash-up images between Harry Potter and other series, instead of ordinary Potter movie Though the image is new, the game is the same. Caption the image as best you can!
Anyone hungry? Universal Orlando’s Vice President of Public Relations, Tom Schroder, and Senior Vice President of Universal Creative, Thierry Coup, tweeted photos of some of the food items that will be available at the Leaky Cauldron for the upcoming Diagon Alley expansion. We think the food looks delicious and can’t wait to try it for ourselves!