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.
Colin Farrell has been cast as a wizard in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The 39-year-old actor will play a wizard in the upcoming film, due to be released in 2016.
Colin Farrell at a screening of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet in Los Angeles in July 2015.
Columbus, who directed the first three 'Harry Potter' movies, believes audiences would be interested in exploring what happened to them over the next 19 years before the movies' brief epilogue.
Director Chris Columbus has revealed that he would like to make a series of sequels to the Harry Potter movies. He’s “fascinated” by the plotlines and back stories of the main characters, such as Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and the boy wizard himself, and would like to explore what happened to them after the books finished.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 56 year old filmmaker who directed the first three official Harry Potter movies (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban) said he wants to fill in the 19 year gap between the final book and its epilogue. Columbus is “fascinated about what happened to them” and wants to tell their stories.
Chris Columbus has expressed an interest in theoretical 'Harry Potter' sequels
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Daniel Radcliffe was filmed performing Eminem’s ‘The Real Slim Shady’ at a karaoke bar in California – take a look!
Daniel Radcliffe was recently filmed at a karaoke bar and his performance is actually pretty incredible. Whilst most people may turn to Dolly Parton or any 80s power ballad they can find, the Harry Potter actor went in an entirely different direction: rap.
Daniel Radcliffe at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Daniel Radcliffe completed an hour-long shift as a receptionist at a magazine’s head office and proved himself to be an absolutely incompetent in the role. Check out the funny video!
If Daniel Radcliffe’s acting career was suddenly over and he happened to find himself penniless, there’s one job he certainly shouldn’t apply for. The Harry Potter tried his hand at being a receptionist for a magazine and the experiment failed, quite miserably.
Daniel Radcliffe (centre) with Victor Frankenstein director Paul McGuigan (left) and actor James McAvoy (right).
Ezra Miller is being eyed for 'Fantastic Beasts'.
Ezra Miller, the young American actor who rose to fame after We Need To Talk About Kevin, is in early talks for the role of Kredan in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.
Ezra Miller is being eyed for a major role in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
According to Variety, Miller and Warner Bros are closing in on a deal though sources say the actor has always been the favourite for the role.
Continue reading: Ezra Miller To Play Kredan in Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts'
Waterston will be playing Porpentina, a witch who teams up with Newt Scamander, in the movie due to be released in November 2016.
Katherine Waterston is the latest name to be cast in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The British-born American actress will be playing the prominent role of Porpentina, a witch, in J.K. Rowling’s first ever screenplay.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Harry Potter spin-off had found its female lead, less than a week after it was confirmed that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will be playing the lead role of Newt Scamander.
Katherine Waterston will be joining Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts'
Continue reading: Katherine Waterston Added To 'Fantastic Beasts' Cast
The Potter prequel is due to hit cinemas in 2016, and Rowling hosted an impromptu Twitter Q+A about the screenplay over the weekend.
American fans of ‘Harry Potter’ will be thrilled to know that J.K. Rowling has suggested the existence of a U.S. version of Hogwarts, and that we may get a look at it in the forthcoming prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The author was conducted a Q+A session on Twitter over the weekend (June 6th) and was asked by one fan asked whether the main protagonist – Newt Scamander – would be visiting a school in New York as part of the film’s plot and what its name would be.
J.K. Rowling revealed some details about the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts' film
Continue reading: J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In 'Fantastic Beasts' Film
'Harry Potter' actor Matthew Lewis shows off his impressive physique in the June cover of Attitude.
Matthew Lewis, the 25-year-old actor best known for his role as Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, has stripped down for the cover of Attitude magazine. Those who remember Lewis in the films should steel themselves for the incredible physical transformation he has undergone since the last film in 2011. During the past four years, Lewis has seriously bulked up and, in the series of pictures for the magazine, he is sporting some impressive muscles.
Matthew Lewis has stripped down for Attitude magazine.
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith could be taking a role in JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts.
Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith could be taking the lead role in the much-anticipated film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them. The Harry Potter spin-off is due to start filming in London this summer, and the 32-year-old actor is the favourite to play the lead role of 'magizoologist' Newt Scamander, according to The Sun.
Matt Smith has a number of projects set for release in 2015
Jk Rowling has penned the screenplay for the movie adaptation of her book, and the author's 'exciting' script has gone done well with Harry Potter producer David Heyman, who told IGN it's 'filled with all the hallmarks of her incredible imagination.'
Continue reading: Matt Smith Could Be Starring In Fantastic Beasts
J.K. Rowling has posted a new story on Pottermore.com in which she fills in the background for Dolores Umbridge. Here's what you need to know!
Harry Potter fans were in for a treat on Friday (31st October) when J.K. Rowling posted a new story on Pottermore.com detailing the background of the series' most disliked character, Dolores Umbridge.
J.K. Rowling at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.
This Halloween... dramatic pause... the worst Hogwarts teacher ever... returns.
In case you needed another reason to look forward to Halloween, here’s a cool thing: J. K. Rowling has promised Potterheads a brand new story about the boy – well, the man, at this point – wizard. Is it going to be another epilogue style digression?
Rowling just can't help returning to Hogwarts again and again, and again.
Sorry to disappoint, but… yeah. In fact, it won’t actually be a story about Harry Potter. The short story – approximately 1,700 words in total will be posted on Pottermore and center around that one character we all know and love. Brace yourselves, this one is about Dolores Umbridge.
Strong rumours that the 49 year old author has completed a romance novel are untrue, and the wait for new material continues.
The internet has been ablaze in recent weeks about J. K. Rowling’s future writing projects, but she took to social media on Thursday to clear the air about her finishing a romance novel.
J. K. Rowling was forced to scotch rumours that she's finished a romance novel
A story had appeared in various newspapers that Rowling was ‘celebrating’ in a London bar having just handed in the so-called novel to her publishers on Monday. However, the 49 year old writer took to Twitter to say: "1) I haven't handed in ANY kid of novel to my publishers. I'm only half way through my current book. 2) It isn't a 'romantic' novel. And 3) (brace yourselves) I sometimes have a drink when I haven't finished a book. Yes, that's how rock and roll I really am.”
Continue reading: J.K. Rowling Denies That She's Finished Writing A Romance Novel
And this is just one of the reasons why we love Queen Rowling.
It’s probably pretty cool to be J. K. Rowling overall, but the best part has got to be the replica Hogwarts in your (her) back garden. Now, the Harry Potter author is expanding with a new addition – a model of Hagrid’s stone hut, apparently. Why, you ask? BECAUSE SHE CAN. And that should be reason enough for a full-size (ok, I'm not sure it'll be full-size) replica of Hangrid's hut, no?
J.K. Rowling is finding some very creative things with those HP millions.
Queen Rowling is currently in the planning stages of the process, has just been granted permission to build the hut on the grounds of the Scottish estate. The replica will stand on the edge of a forest on her 162-acre Killiechassie Estate, according to Radio Times.
Schedule announced up until the end of the decade by Warner Bros. CEO.
There was big superhero movie news today as Warner Bros. unveiled plans for extending the franchises of established favourites such as The Lego Movie and the Harry Potter universe. Also, up until 2020, DC Comics characters will do battle at the box offices with the Marvel creations with ten DC movies being announced.
Zack Snyder's sneak peek at Ben Affleck's Batman, who will feature in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016
Ben Affleck’s Batman will get a starring role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, with an anticipated but unconfirmed release date in 2016. Furthermore, Affleck will reprise the role in 2017 in Justice League Part One, also to be directed by Snyder. Looking ahead even further, the second instalment of that movie is due for 2019.
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