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Harry Potter (book series 1997 - 2007, film series 2001 - 2011) The Harry Potter series is a fantasy book and film series, based on the titular character studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Both the book and film series have gone on to become the highest grossing series' in their respective mediums. It focuses on Potter's quest to stop the Dark Lord Voldermort from taking over the wizarding world and wiping out all of those that cannot use magic. The original concept for the series was thought up by writer J. K. Rowling while delayed for four hours on a train ride in 1990. Due to the popularity of the novels and film series, J. K. Rowling now has a net worth of 1 billion USD. While the book series consisted of seven book, the film series contained eight movies. This is because, as the general public had become so connected to the world of the films, the final movie was split into two part - one wound down the world of the films, and the other provided the final climax of the series. The films are known for, amongst other things, their cast of some of the most famous British actors, as part of J. K. Rowling's contract that the films would only contain British actors for British parts. As well as launching the careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the films contained Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis and Emma Thompson, among many others.



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Are There Plans For A Three-Part 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Movie Series?


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Rumours of a prospective movie series bringing the recent Harry Potter play ‘The Cursed Child’ to the big screen have been reignited, with an entertainment journalist claiming that Warner Bros. is in discussions with the franchise’s original stars to reprise their characters.

The two-part play, co-written by J.K. Rowling, opened at the Palace Theatre in London back in June 2016, and is set 19 years after the events of Rowling’s books. Shows have continued to sell out for months, and rumours of a Broadway production have recently floated.

Daniel Radcliffe outside Radio 2Daniel Radcliffe has always been asked whether he'll reprise his Harry Potter role

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast seen at the UK Premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them held at Cineworld Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 15th November 2016

Harry Potter and Cursed Child Cast

JK Rowling Defends Johnny Depp's Inclusion In 'Fantastic Beasts'


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Harry Potter’ author Jk Rowling has defended the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them prequel.

53 year old Depp, who faced domestic abuse allegations in his acrimonious divorce from Amber Heard earlier this year, makes a cameo appearance as the wicked dark wizard Grindelwald in the film, which is released next week and has a more prominent role in the planned sequel.

JK RowlingJK Rowling has defended Depp's inclusion in 'Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them'

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Johnny Depp Set For Role In 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel


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With just under a month to go until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them hits cinemas, there’s been a huge casting announcement made about the scheduled sequel, with Johnny Depp set to take a role.

According to a report by Deadline on Tuesday (November 1st), Depp will be joining the Warner Bros. production alongside established cast members Eddie Redmayne, Zoe Kravitz and Katherine Waterston when the sequel hits cinemas in 2018.

Johnny DeppJohnny Depp is to take on a role in the 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

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JK Rowling Reveals Plans For FOUR More 'Fantastic Beasts...' Movies


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At a special event previewing the imminent release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Jk Rowling has revealed plans for at least four more films in the Harry Potter spin-off franchise.

Speaking at Cineworld’s Empire Imax in London’s Leicester Square on Thursday evening (October 13th), alongside the movie’s lead star Eddie Redmayne and director David Yates, the author admitted that she and Warner Bros. had always planned for at least one follow-up to Fantastic Beasts…

JK RowlingJK Rowling has revealed plans for as many as four more 'Fantastic Beasts' movies

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JK Rowling Says Harambe The Gorilla Is NOT A Patronus


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Jk Rowling has been forced to clarify a joke she made on Twitter about Harambe the gorilla appearing as a Patronus on the Harry Potter fan site Pottermore.

Potter fans were sent into a frenzy of excitement when the website launched its ‘Patronus Quiz’ on Thursday (September 22nd) which allows users to discover their inner spirit animal. That anticipation heightened when Rowling re-tweeted an altered image from a comedy Twitter account of Harambe that made it look as if the animal would be one of the possible quiz results.

Harry Potter's Childhood Home, '4 Privet Drive', Goes On Sale


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The modest suburban house used as Harry Potter’s childhood home in the movie adaptations of JK Rowling’s books has been put up for sale for almost half a million pounds, and has attracted a huge amount of interest from fans around the world.

The three-bedroom property near Reading, depicted as 4 Privet Drive in Little Whinging in the movies but which is actually located at 12 Picket Post Close in Bracknell, Berkshire, went up for sale for £475,000 this week.

Could Daniel Radcliffe Return As Harry Potter In A 'Cursed Child' Movie?


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Could Daniel Radcliffe possibly be about to reprise his famous role as Harry Potter? Sources claim it’s possible, with Warner Bros. studios reportedly in talks to acquire movie rights for JK Rowling’s recent play ‘The Cursed Child’ – and there’s only one person they want to play the lead!

On Wednesday (August 31st), the New York Daily News reported that Warners is looking to nail down the rights to a ‘Cursed Child’ movie, which could be ready as soon as 2020. Radcliffe played the boy wizard in eight feature films from 2001 to 2011, with actor Jamie Parker taking on the role of the adult Harry in the current stage show.

Daniel RadcliffeCould Daniel Radcliffe return as Harry Potter in a 'Cursed Child' movie?

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Rupert Grint To Star In TV Re-Make Of 'Snatch'


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Harry Potter star Rupert Grint is to feature in a TV re-make of Guy Ritchie’s hit British gangster film Snatch.

Scottish actor Dougray Scott and ‘Gossip Girl’s Ed Westwick are also set to play prominent roles in the forthcoming series, which is set to be available on Sony’s streaming network Crackle from early 2017.

27 year old Grint, who played Ron Weasley in all eight Harry Potter movies based on JK Rowling’s books, will play a “frustratingly chaotic” character named Charlie Cavendish, according to a press release. He's also set to take on an executive producer's role.

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'Harry Potter' Book With Small Typo Goes Up For Auction At £20,000


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A rare edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone is expected to fetch more than £20,000 when it goes to auction in November at Bonhams. The book contains a small, barely noticeable typo and only 500 copies containing the error were published in 1997.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Does your copy of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone contain a valuable typo?

Page 53 of the book lists the supplies Harry needs to begin his first term at Hogwarts. But what Rowling, her editors and the book’s proof reader didn't notice at the time was, the phrase '1 wand’ appears twice on the list.

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Magic Shop Bans Harry Potter's Muggle Fans From Buying Wands


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A magic shop selling wands and accessories to real life witches and wizards has banned Harry Potter fans from buying their products because they are not suitable for muggles. Mystical Moments in Huddersfield has had witches and wizards from all over the country  looking for wands since opening in April, but its owner says he refuses to sell any to Potter fans.

Harry PotterA magic shop has banned Harry Potter fans from purchasing wands.

Speaking to The Sun, wand maker Richard Carter said: “Jk Rowling has obviously done her research but Harry Potter is for children. It has done nothing for business. You wouldn’t believe how many real witches and wizards there are knocking about. You would be amazed.

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Gregory Nicotero - Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts The Opening Of "The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter" at Universal Studios Hollywood - Universal City, California, United States - Tuesday 5th April 2016

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Harry Potter and Gregory Nicotero

Connor Maynard - A variety of British celebrities were photographed at the Harry Potter studio tour as it opened the new Dark Arts fixture in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th October 2014

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Harry Potter and Connor Maynard

Harry Potter and Evanna Lynch - Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch Thursday 5th July 2012 at Today FM studios

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Bianca Gascoigne and Harry Potter - Bianca Gascoigne wearing a Harry Potter wizards outfit, Wednesday 31st October 2007 at Chinawhite London, England

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Harry Potter Movies

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - Teaser Trailer

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them - Teaser Trailer

Long before the time of Harry Potter, wizards and witches still lived their lives in...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Movie Review

The eight-part saga comes to a close with an action-packed finale that neatly ties up...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Trailer

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Trailer

Harry Potter and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, continue their search for Voldemort's...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Review

Cranking up the action and emotion, JK Rowling's Harry Potter saga moves into the first...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) Trailer

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1) Trailer

The final instalment of the Harry Potter series is almost upon us! Harry Potter and...

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Watch the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceHarry, Ron and Hermione are fast...

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Movie Review

It's gotten to the point where the quality of the films don't really matter: Now...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Alternative Trailer Trailer

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Alternative Trailer Trailer

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Alternative Trailer Harry returns for his fifth...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Trailer

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Trailer

Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixTrailerWe've managed to get our hands on the...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trailer

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Trailer

Difficult times lie ahead for Harry Potter. Beset by nightmares that leave his scar hurting...

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Movie Review

For the uninitiated, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the book where author...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Movie Review

Welcome back, Potter.The beloved Harry Potter returns to screens, a scant year after his most...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Movie Review

Well folks, it's another year at Hogwarts Academy (two years in real life), and our...

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