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Warner Bros. Studio Tour Posts "How to Use a Wand" Video

Posted by: Mel
February 18, 2013, 08:43 PM

In honor of "Wand Week" the Warner Bros. Studio Tour posted a video with wand choreographer Paul Harris, which shows you how to use some of the wand movements shown in the Harry Potter films. You can watch here or below. 

Wright

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!

Posted by: Mel
February 18, 2013, 08:40 PM

A belated happy birthday to Bonnie Wright, who turned 22 years old yesterday on February 17th. Many happy returns!

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Rupert Grint starring in "Super Clyde"

Posted by: Catherine
February 17, 2013, 10:50 AM

Rupert Grint landed a lead role in CBS's new comedy Super Clyde. Grint is playing the role of a fast food worker, Clyde, who never feels like he fit in. With the help of a grand inheritance, Clyde decides to become a super hero. The Hollywood Reporter stated:

Grint will play the title role of Clyde, the well-meaningContinued...

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Dan Radcliffe in OUT Magazine

Posted by: Mel
February 14, 2013, 08:37 PM

A new article about Dan Radcliffe appears in the March issue of OUT magazine. In it, Radcliffe discusses his upcoming film "Kill Your Darlings," as well as touching on if he would rewatch the Harry Potter films:

When he was plucked from obscurity to play the most famous boy in the world, Radcliffe had no formal trainingContinued...

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Scholastic Unveils First of Seven New Harry Potter Covers

Posted by: Melissa
February 13, 2013, 09:22 AM

Scholastic revealed today the first of seven new covers for the Harry Potter novels, marking the first time their versions have not featured artwork by series originator Mary GrandPre. The new artist is best selling graphic novelist Kazu Kibuishi (see HI-RES here):

 

According to theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling and Lumos Petition to End the Institutionalization of Children

Posted by: Mel
February 12, 2013, 08:58 PM

J. K. Rowling and her charity Lumos are currently asking for your signature on a petition to end the institutionalization of children across the world:

We want to make sure every child in Europe can grow up in a caring family environment. Currently, one million childrenContinued...

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J.K. Rowling receives the 2013 Beacon Award for Philanthropy

Posted by: Catherine
February 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

J.K. Rowling has been rewarded for her excellence in philanthropy and charity work. J.K. Rowling's personal website posted that she received the Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy on February 6, 2013. jkrowling.com said: 

On 6 February 2013 J.K. Rowling was awarded TheContinued...

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James and Oliver Phelps to Appear at Harry Potter: The Exhibition in New York

Posted by: Mel
February 08, 2013, 08:49 PM

James and Oliver Phelps will be meeting fans at Discovery Times Square in New York, which is currently hosting Harry Potter: The Exhibition. The Phelps twins will be there on February 16th, 17th, and 19th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm:

Patrons must buy tickets to Harry Potter:Continued...

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Dan Radcliffe to Appear at the Academy Awards

Posted by: Mel
February 08, 2013, 08:44 PM

Dan Radcliffe will be starring in a special segment during the 85th Academy Awards, which will air on February 24th:

"We were bewildered," says Zadan. "How can you have the biggest franchise in motion-picture history, Harry Potter, and yet no one has ever been on the Oscars? (It) was strange to us.''Continued...

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"Wand Combat" Coming to the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio Tour

Posted by: Catherine
February 08, 2013, 01:06 PM

Warner Bros. Studio is introducing "Wand Week" running from February 14-16. During this week, fans will be able to learn how to brandish wands, administer spells, strike proper dueling moves and poses, as well as behind-the-scenes information on making fight scenes through out the HarryContinued...

Charity

David Bradley Donates Doodle to National Doodle Day

Posted by: Mel
February 07, 2013, 08:40 PM

As readers may recall, several Harry Potter actors donated doodles for National Doodle Day, a fundraising event which supports the work of Epilepsy Action. David Bradley (Argus Filch) has added the doodles being auctioned. Bradley's doodle is Harry Potter related. He drew his character and Mrs.Continued...

Grint

"Into the White" Trailer

Posted by: Mel
February 07, 2013, 08:39 PM

You can watch the trailer for "Into the White," starring Rupert Grint here at Apple.com. "Into the White" will be available on iTunes and on Demand on March 7th and it will be released into select US theatres on April 12th. A synopsis for the film follows:


At the beginning of World War II a hostile chance encounter in theContinued...

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Whimsic Alley's First Annual Wizard Cruise

Posted by: Catherine
February 05, 2013, 10:08 PM

Whimsic Alley, an all-Harry Potter merchandise store in California, is establishing a new tradition for Harry Potter super fans. In partnership with Princess Cruises, Whimsic Alley is hosting a four-night water adventure up the California Cost, departing from Los Angeles. Whimsic Alley intends for theseContinued...

Wright

Video: Trailer for "The Philosophers"

Posted by: Mel
February 05, 2013, 08:57 PM

The trailer for "The Philosophers," a film which stars Bonnie Wright and Freddie Stroma (Cormac McLaggen) has been put online. Currently, there is no release date for the film. You can watch the trailer here or below but be forewarned there are some violent images in the trailer.

Fan Events

"Superfan Event" at Leavesden This Summer?

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2013, 09:36 AM

Happy Monday! Some intriguing news today: a source has told us that there's some sort of special "super fan" event being cooked up at Leavesden Studios in London this summer. It would be an exclusive off-hours event in August. That's all we have for the moment; it's unconfirmed by the studios thus far. We'llContinued...

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