Tagged: J.K. Rowling

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Emma Watson Invited to Join the Academy

Emma Watson has been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The actress is among the 683 new members invited to join the Academy, the largest and most diverse class of new members in its 89-year history. Other invitees include “Fantastic Beasts” actress Carmen Ejogo and “Harry Potter” film producer David Barron.

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J.K. Rowling to Attend Special Screening of “Fantastic Beasts” to Benefit Lumos Foundation

J.K. Rowling will attend a special screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” at Carnegie Hall in New York on Saturday, November 12 to benefit the Lumos Foundation. Eddie Redmayne, director David Yates, and additional cast members will also be present at the special screening in support of the author‘s non-profit children’s organization.

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Quidditch Plaque Brings Magic to Bristol Children’s Hospital

Over a year ago, a mysterious plaque appeared outside the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, seemingly commemorating the installation of the goal posts used in the 1998 Quidditch World Cup – but in the 18 months that the plaque has been bringing smiles to passersby, the hospital staff never even knew it was there. Now, a recent BBC article has traced the origins of the magical nameplate.

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Fans Give Their Initial Thoughts on “Cursed Child”

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few months, you will know that “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” finally opened for previews last night. Alas, it’s safe to say that the lucky fans who got to watch Part 1 were very pleased indeed! (The following audience reactions are completely spoiler-free!)