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


Rupert Grint Harry Potter Guy Ritchie

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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Are Three New 'Harry Potter' Books Coming Our Way Next Month?


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After the success of West End play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and the forthcoming release of film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Potter fans already have plenty to keep them going. But it looks as if there’s even more excitement to come, as three new titles by author Jk Rowling have appeared for pre-order on sites including Amazon.

JK RowlingAre three new Harry Potter eBooks coming in September?

Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies, and Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide have all appeared for pre-order on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Apple's US iBook store.

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JK Rowling Wades Into Row Over Magic Shop Owner Banning Harry Potter Fans From Buying Wands


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Jk Rowling has leapt to the defence of Harry Potter fans who claim they’ve been banned from a wand shop in Huddersfield because they are not real wizards.

Early last week, a story broke in The Independent in which Richard Carter, the owner of Mystical Moments that supplies handmade wands among other things, was quoted as saying: “Harry Potter is for children”, and that “if I had someone come in wanting a wand just because they liked Harry Potter I would not sell them one, no matter how much they were offering.”

JK RowlingJK Rowling has intervened in the wand-shop dispute

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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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NBC Buys Rights To Air 'Harry Potter' And 'Fantastic Beasts' Movies


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NBCUniversal has acquired the rights to air the Harry Potter movies in the US, as well as the upcoming Fantastic Beasts series from owners Warner Bros. The television rights were previously held by Disney in a seven-year deal, but NBC will take them over from July 2018.

Eddie Redmayne in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find ThemNBCUniversal will be airing the Fantastic Beasts movies from 2018

According to the Wall Street Journal, although exact terms of the deal haven't been disclosed, it's speculated that it could be valued as high as $250 million, making it one of the largest for a movie franchise and the biggest acquisition in NBC Universal's history.

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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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'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Book Set To Break Sales Records


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Although Jk Rowling has already declared that it will be the final chapter in the ‘Harry Potter’ series, she might be tempted to think twice after reports of sales of the newly-released ‘The Cursed Child’ set to make it the biggest-selling book of the decade.

The special rehearsal edition of the book form of the script, featuring stage directions used by the cast, went on sale for £20 in hardback on Sunday (July 31st), and it’s been absolutely flying off the shelves around Britain, with more than 680,000 copies sold in the first few days, according to Nielsen BookScan.

JK RowlingJK Rowling's new 'Harry Potter' script, released in book form on July 31st, looks set to be the biggest-selling book of the decade

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Why We Refuse To Believe JK Rowling When She Says There'll Be No More 'Harry Potter' Books


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'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is dominating theatre news this summer, and now those who didn't manage to get a ticket for parts 1 and 2 of the play have probably got their copy of the script book which they pre-ordered months ago. But Jk Rowling says that's it now. No more Potter parables.

JK RowlingJK Rowling says 'no more'

The author insisted at the play's premiere in London on Saturday (July 30th 2016) that she will not write anymore about Harry Potter and his family. 'He goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we're done', she told Reuters at the event. 'This is the next generation, you know. So, I'm thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.'

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JK Rowling Thanks 'Harry Potter' Fans For Keeping 'The Cursed Child's' Secrets


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Jk Rowling has praised fans of Harry Potter for keeping the secrets of West End play The Cursed Child. The play held its gala opening in London on Saturday, ahead of the paperback version of the scripts hitting shelves tomorrow.

JK RowlingJK Rowling has thanked fans for not spoiling Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Speaking to ITV News, Rowling said: “They've been amazing, they've been incredible, and you know what it is? It is the most extraordinary fandom so I'm kind of not surprised they didn't want to spoil it for each other but I'm so happy we got here without ruining it.”

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Critics Feel The Magic With 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' In The West End


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Critics have been dazzled by the magic of West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. The play, written by Jack Thorne and based on a story by Thorne, director John Tiffany, and author Jk Rowling officially opens at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, after beginning its previews back in June.

JK RowlingHarry Potter and the Cursed Child is based on a story by JK Rowling.

The play is presented in two parts and runs at over five hours in total. It follows Potter, now in his mid-30s, and his son Albus, who is just beginning at wizarding school Hogwarts. The play is set 19 years after the seventh and final book in Rowling’s best-selling series.

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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 Connor Maynard
Harry Potter and Connor Maynard
Harry Potter and Connor Maynard

Daniel Radcliffe and Harry Potter - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014

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Roger Lloyd-Pack as Barty Crouch in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' directed by Mike Newell (2005) - Sunday 5th September 2004

Roger Lloyd-pack, Barty Crouch, Harry Potter, Goblet and Fire

Harry Potter and Daniel Radcliffe - Can you guess which celebrity made each particular eyepiece famous? - Wednesday 19th June 2013

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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

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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...

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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

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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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