Social Media Roundup: It’s Time to Save the Arts

Welcome back to MuggleNet’s Social Media Roundup! It’s time to take a look at what some of the stars of the Wizarding World have been getting up to over the past few weeks, including campaigning to save the arts, sharing pictures of adorable pups, getting lockdown haircuts, and more!

The period of lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus has been difficult for everyone involved in the arts, from theater and film productions to stand-up comedy, galleries, and venues. Some Wizarding World alumni and current casts of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been showing their support for the #SavetheArts campaign.

Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) showed her support for live comedy and arts venues by sharing some photos from her previous live shows.

 

 

Katie Leung (Cho Chang) posted a slightly creepy behind-the-scenes photo.

 

 

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) wrote to his MP about the struggles facing the arts and creative industries, which was then mentioned in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom.

 

 

Cast members of the currently postponed Cursed Child performances also shared their support for the #SavetheArts campaign, such as Thomas Aldrige (Ron Weasley) and James Howard (Draco Malfoy), who posted images of their performances in London.

 

 

 

As well as supporting the arts through this difficult time, some alumni have been able to continue to promote their upcoming and newly released projects. A trailer for Matthew Lewis’s upcoming movie Baby Done was released with a release date of sometime later in 2020.

 

 

Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) has been promoting his newest movie, Scoob, which has now been given an at-home premiere in the UK.

 

 

Bonnie Wright hasn’t been promoting any new projects over the past few weeks, but she has been getting creative with her camcorder.

 

 

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never too late to experiment πŸ‘€

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With the UK slowly emerging from lockdown, some parts of everyday life are returning to normal. Like many people across the country, Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) went straight to get a haircut.

 

 

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Only took 18 weeks but finally had a trim βœ‚οΈπŸ’‡β€β™‚οΈ #snipsnip

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And Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) shared a photo of herself and her husband at a backyard wedding.

 

 

People with pets will no doubt feel that they have been a source of comfort and companionship during the lockdown, and we’re sure it’s no different for our Wizarding World alumni. James Phelps (Fred Weasley) shared some photos of the adorable Tonto, who it seems still has to learn how to pose for a photo.

 

 

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Trying to get @tonto921 to stand still for a photo… he didn’t #doglife #beardedcollie #captionswelcome #woof

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Evanna Lynch shared a beautiful portrait of her cat Puff, which her friend had surprised her with as a gift.

 

 

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Today my lovely friend Georgia surprised me with this gorgeous portrait of Puff and look how fabulous it is!!! Thank you @petportraitsbygeorgia 😻 I can’t stop beaming back at it the way I do with Puffles 😽 ⁣ ⁣ Georgia has been absolutely slaying lockdown in a dazzling burst of vibrant creativity by leaning into her painting skills and has started a business for painting oil portraits of animals, and they are all absolutely stunning! 😺 it inspires me so much to see people take this moment to listen to the little voice of creativity that had previously been silenced by the constant grind 🌬🎨⁣ ⁣ If you would like a portrait of your companion animal (because why wouldn’t you?!) hit her up @petportraitsbygeorgia ! Love you Georgia, thank you!! πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’› #Puff #art #Puffportrait

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And finally, Tom Felton shared some puppy photos of his dog Willow, who has recently turned two years old. Happy Birthday, Willow!

 

 

That’s it for this edition of Social Media Roundup. Check back in two weeks’ time to see what your favorite stars of the Wizarding World have been up to.

Lucy O'Shea

I was given a copy of Philosopher's Stone in 2001, and instantly, I was hooked. Since then, my passion for Potter has been equaled only by my passion for fair access to education (and watching motorsport). A spell I wish could exist in the Muggle world is the summoning charm because this Hufflepuff is not a "particularly good finder"!