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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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Here's How Fans Are Enjoying The 20th Anniversary Of Harry Potter


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Harry Potter fans everywhere are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' with cool Facebook features, new releasese on Pottermore and a sweet message from Jk Rowling.

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Explore the full history of the Potter family on Pottermore today as JK Rowling unveils a piece of writing exploring her boy wonder's most eccentric ancestors 20 years following her success with her debut novel. 

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JK Rowling Divides 'Harry Potter' Fans By Apologising For Killing Off Professor Snape


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J.K. Rowling has divided millions of ‘Harry Potter’ fans by apologising for killing off the character of Professor Snape in the final book of the series.

The Scottish author, 51, tweeted the apology on the anniversary of the fictional ‘Battle of Hogwarts’, a clash between good and evil wizards in which many popular characters from the Potter universe met their demise. Rowling has previously said sorry for killing off Fred Weasley, one half of the Weasley twins, and werewolf Remus Lupin.

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Jude Law To Play Young Dumbledore In 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequels


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Oscar-nominated actor Jude Law is to take on the role of the young Albus Dumbledore in the planned sequel(s) to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

The 44 year old star has most recently been seen on the small screen, in Paolo Sorrentino’s acclaimed drama series ‘The Young Pope’. Now, he’ll be reprising a much younger version of the same character portrayed by both Richard Harris and Michael Gambon in the Harry Potter franchise, according to official site Pottermore.

The planned sequel to Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, currently scheduled for a November 2018 release, will begin filming in August this year. It will feature Dumbledore as a humble Transfiguration professor at Hogwarts’, decades before he becomes headmaster.

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'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Just Slayed At The 2017 Laurence Olivier Awards


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The Laurence Olivier Awards were a sweeping success for Jk Rowling's play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' which won no less than nine prizes at this year's ceremony - that's seven more than the other big winners of the night and puts them into the record books.

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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' made history last night (April 9th 2017) by beating 'Matilda the Musical' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' as the most awarded show in the Laurence Olivier Awards' 41 year history.

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Why Did Ian McKellen Decline The Invitation To Play Dumbledore?


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Fans of both Harry Potter and Ian McKellen will be aggrieved to learn that the actor was actually considered for the role of Professor Dumbledore following the death of Richard Harris, but he turned it down because the latter didn't like him very much.

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Despite the fact that we can't understand why anyone wouldn't adore Sir Ian McKellen, it seems that his late contemporary Richard Harris wasn't his biggest fan. In an interview on the BBC program 'HARDtalk', he spoke about the situation in front of an audience at the BBC Radio Theatre.

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'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Matches Laurence Olivier Record With Eleven Nominations


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The 2017 nominations for the West End's most prestigious prize ceremony, the Laurence Olivier Awards, have been announced and Jk Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is soaring above them all with eleven mentions altogether including Best New Play - almost breaking a record.

JK RowlingJK Rowling's 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' nominated for eleven Laurence Olivier Awards

The play, which opened in London in July 2016, is currently up for Virgin Atlantic Best New Play against the likes of 'Elegy', 'The Flick' and 'One Night in Miami'. Plus, Jamie Parker who plays the older Harry Potter in the production is nominated for Best Actor in competition with Ian McKellen for 'No Man's Land', Tom Hollander for 'Travesties', Ed Harris for 'Buried Child'.

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Bruce Springsteen's Unreleased 'Harry Potter' Song Leaks Online


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A song that was written by Bruce Springsteen for 2001 movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone leaked online, Friday, after being included as part of a bootleg compilation.

Springsteen first mentioned he had written a song that didn't end up being used in the movie in an interview with BBC Radio 2's Simon Mayo in October, and since then fans have been eagerly waiting to hear it. However, the mysterious track was later removed from Soundcloud, where it had first surfaced.

Bruce SpringsteenBruce Springsteen’s unused Harry Potter ballad, ‘I'll Stand By You Always’, has surfaced online

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JK Rowling Entertainingly Shuts Down 'Harry Potter' Book Burners


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Proving herself once again to be the queen of clapbacks, J.K. Rowling has been on Twitter shutting down former fans who have been threatening to burn their Harry Potter merchandise.

A number of irate Trump supporters who disagreed with her views about the new American president’s controversial laws took to social media to air their grievances, only to be shot down in entertaining fashion by the 51 year old author.

The pick of the bunch was one person, who wrote: “@Jk_rowling glad I caught this article on yahoo. I will now burn your books and movies too.”

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Malfoys Unite! Jason Isaacs And Tom Felton Have 'Harry Potter' Reunion


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Jason Isaacs and his onscreen son Tom Felton held a heart warming Harry Potter reunion over the weekend, taking in Universal Orlando's Wizarding World theme park.

The two actors, who played villainous father-and-son Lucis and Draco Malfoy in the film series, also both attended the Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter, where they took part in a cast panel alongside Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis.

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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

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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.

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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 - Harry Potter Set Thursday 22nd March 2012 JLS visit Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter for a special recording of Blue Peter

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Harry Potter and Tom Felton Friday 22nd July 2011 'Harry Potter's' Tom Felton greets fans at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema Woodridge, Illinois

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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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