Social Media Roundup: 20 Years of “Sorcerer’s Stone”

Welcome back to another edition of MuggleNet’s Social Media Roundup. It’s time to catch up with some of your favorite Wizarding World stars as they celebrate 20 years since the release of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Many Potter alumni took to social media to share the news that a TV special, Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, would be airing in 2022 to celebrate the anniversary of the first movie in the franchise. Invoking the movie The Blues Brothers, Matthew Lewis shared the official Return to Hogwarts promotional video to his Twitter with the caption “This New Year’s Day…we’re putting the band back together.”



Tom Felton also shared the announcement with his followers, asking, “Is this what school homecoming is like?”



Of course, where you find one Malfoy, you are likely to find another. Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) retweeted his on-screen son’s post with a fair warning to all involved.



As well as sharing the news that some of the cast of Sorcerer’s Stone would be reuniting for the New Year’s Day special, other alumni shared their own memories of the series. Emma Watson shared photos from the first and final Potter movies and paid tribute to her fellow cast and crew members. She also thanked fans for their support and for “fighting to make [the fandom] such an inclusive and loving place.”



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Bonnie Wright shared a still from her appearance in Sorcerer’s Stone and thanked those involved in making the movie, stating that she is “so grateful to have been part of a story that exudes love and community.”



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Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) may have joined the franchise with her role in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, but she too celebrated the series on the 20th anniversary of the first movie. In particular, she thanked fans for “keeping the magic alive 20 years on.”



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Luke Youngblood (Lee Jordan) paid tribute to “the job that quite literally brought so much magic into [his] life.”



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There were lots of other reasons to be excited over the past two weeks. Evanna Lynch launched the December edition of her Kinder Beauty box, which is full of treats that are kind to animals and to the planet.



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Bonnie Wright was also busy being kind to the planet this month. Following the announcement of her book title, Go Gently, she launched her online platform of the same name.



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Scarlett Hefner (Pansy Parkinson) announced that she and her husband, Cooper, will be welcoming twins early next year. Many congratulations from everyone here at MuggleNet!



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It’s been a busy few weeks for the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway. Director John Tiffany took to the stage to welcome the first audience to the Lyric Theatre since the production was shut down 610 days earlier due to the coronavirus pandemic.



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Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) has also made his first stage appearance since the pandemic. He is currently joining the Magical Music of Harry Potter – Live in Concert tour for select dates across the United Kingdom and Europe.



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


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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"!