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“MuggleCast” #275: “Quarter Quell” now available!

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It's the end of 2014, and the "MuggleCast" boys (Andrew, Eric, and Micah) with special guest Selina Wilken are here to recap the biggest news stories of the year. While not the biggest year for news, several important indicators point toward an even more exciting 2015. Keeping that in mind, the hosts have a very special announcement on this episode regarding "MuggleCast"'s return to regular programming! Read More »

British character actor David Ryall has died

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We are saddened to report that actor David Ryall, who played Elphias Doge in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1", has died at the age of 79. Read More »

A very Harry Christmas: A recap of Pottermore’s “Half-Blood Prince” release

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We recap the new moments released on Pottermore over the past 12 days. As a part of their Christmas treat, Pottermore users could solve daily riddles to reveal new moments on the site. Read More »

Vote for the winner of the Alivan’s Wand Design Contest!

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Vote for the finalists of the Alivan's Master Wandmakers Wand Design Contest! Read More »

Trailer released for Frank Dillane and Brendan Gleeson’s “In the Heart of the Sea”

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A trailer has been released for Frank Dillane and Brendan Gleeson's "In the Heart of the Sea"! Read More »

New clips released for Domhnall Gleeson’s “Ex Machina”

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New clips have been released for Domhnall Gleeson's "Ex Machina"! Read More »

MuggleNet Live! – We solemnly swear that we are up to no good…

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MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum will be here before we know it, so here are some reasons why you should be looking forward to April 18, 2015! Have you bought your tickets yet? Read More »

Jason Isaacs on “After the Fall” and playing villains

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Always a villain? Not according to Jason Isaacs as he talks about character motivations and his role in "After the Fall". Read More »

“MuggleNet Fan Fiction’s AudioFictions” Episode 199: “One Year Later”

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It's almost time for "AudioFictions" to say farewell. Before the MerMuggles gather for a final live episode next week, hear one last story from each of them, along with the staff's reflections on the series. Read More »

“Alohomora!” Episode 115: “In a Nutshell” – now available!

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MuggleNet's global book club, "Alohomora!", continues its reread of the "Harry Potter" series as we finally get some solid information from Dumbledore. Join Kat, Michael, and Kristen with special guest host author Cora Carmack as they discuss Chapter 37 of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", "The Lost Prophecy." Read More »

Madam Rosmerta’s featured recipe: Christmas tree cupcakes

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Here is a delicious treat you can take with you to your next holiday party this season... these Christmas tree cupcakes with inspiration from the 12 Christmas trees in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." Read More »

Emma Watson tops celebrity feminist of the year poll!

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It's been a good year for Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). Earlier this year, she delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations Headquarters, launched an equality campaign, HeForShe, and was announced as the new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador. Now, an online poll has named Emma the feminist celebrity of the year. Read More »

Updated: Paul DeGeorge steps down as Executive Director of HPA

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Paul DeGeorge has announced that he will be stepping down as Executive Director of the Harry Potter Alliance. Find out what he had to say about it and who will be replacing him here! Read More »

Imelda Staunton to reprise role on West End

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Imelda Staunton is delighted to be reprising one of her acclaimed roles on the West End. See what she had to say about getting ready for a "daunting" role at the Savoy Theatre! Read More »

Rupert Grint’s “It’s Only a Play” continues to break records!

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"It's Only a Play", the Broadway hit starring Rupert Grint, continues to break box office records. Read More »

MinaLima releases limited edition print to commemorate Harry Potter: The Exhibition run in Germany

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MinaLima, the graphic design artists behind the "Harry Potter" films, have released a limited edition fine art print to coincide with the launch of Harry Potter: The Exhibition at the Adventure Museum ODYSSEUM in Cologne, Germany. The collectors’ print is available now for purchase at the Harry Potter: The Exhibition retail shop and is the first print produced by MinaLima exclusively for the touring exhibition. Find out more here. Read More »

J.K. Rowling writes about Lumos and her desire to make changes

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In a new piece for the "Guardian", J.K. Rowling has written about why she set up her charity, Lumos, and why it's important to change the way things are. Jo set up Lumos after reading about the way that millions of children are locked away in institutions across Europe. Read More »

Timothy Spall talks studying for his role in “Mr. Turner”

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In a new interview with "NOW Magazine", Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew) shows commitment to his craft as he discusses the lengthy process of researching for his role as J.M.W. Turner. Read More »

Julie Walters surprises students at Sandwell Academy

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Students and staff at Sandwell Academy were surprised when Julie Walters popped in for a surprise visit - take a look at some photos from the star's tour of the school house named in her honor! Read More »

Georgina Leonidas shines in “Beauty and the Beast”

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Georgina Leonidas, who played Katie Bell in the "Harry Potter" films, is excelling in her role as Belle in the stage version of "Beauty and the Beast". The show, currently running at the Theatre Royal Windsor in Berkshire, England, has been receiving many rave reviews. Read More »