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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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Daniel Radcliffe Impressed By Harry Potter Memes


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Even if you're not a fan of the 'Harry Potter' film series, you can't not like Daniel Radcliffe. It's got to be annoying hearing about the same movie franchise for the rest of your life, but you'd never know it from him. He was an excellent sport when Jimmy Fallon decided to introduce him to the world of Harry Potter memes.

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You just can't get away from Hogwarts-themed memes and gifs on social media, though the 29-year-old insists that he rarely comes across them. On the other hand, he's always been thoroughly up for being the butt of whatever joke the internet comes up with.

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The World Wishes Harry Potter A Happy 38th Birthday


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Today (July 31) may just seem like any other ordinary day to most people, but to the biggest Harry Potter fans, it marks one of the most exciting events on the calendar: Harry Potter's birthday. This year (2018), the boy wizard has turned 38, and is likely celebrating with a Butterbeer alongside old friends Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger.

Harry Potter's still a huge hit with Muggles today!Harry Potter's still a huge hit with Muggles today!

Yes, we know Potter is actually a fictional character, but he's somebody millions of readers and avid movie watchers across the globe have taken into their hearts. You just have to take a look at Twitter to see the raw passion so many still have for one of the most celebrated characters in literary history...

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Dissecting Fantastic Beasts: What The New Trailer Tells Us About 'The Crimes Of Grindelwald'


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It looks like Harry Potter fans will get to return to Hogwarts this Fall for 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald'. The first official trailer is being feverishly picked apart for every little detail. There are new creatures, familiar names and a story that has long needed to be told. We literally cannot wait.

Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne)

The teaser was unveiled at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday (July 21st 2018) and it gives us a lot to chew over. David Yates is back in the director's chair and it's clearly another imaginative screenplay from universe creator J. K. Rowling.

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19 Years Later: Harry Potter Fans Celebrate Albus Severus' First Day At Hogwarts


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As every die-hard Harry Potter fan will know, today marks the official day that the 19 Years Later epilogue of 'Deathly Hallows' was set. It's an exciting moment, given that that's where Jk Rowling left the books in 2007, and the author certainly hasn't forgotten about it.

JK Rowling at the 2017 BAFTAsJK Rowling at the 2017 BAFTAs

The 52-year-old writer declared today (September 1st 2017) as the day that her hero Harry Potter's second child Albus Severus went to Hogwarts to begin his first year of wizard schooling - and indeed the day that kicked off events in her play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'.

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JK Rowling Tops Forbes' Highest-Earning Authors List


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With her Harry Potter universe back on the stage and the screen, Jk Rowling has returned to the top of the list of the world’s top-earning authors, more than a decade after she last topped it.

Forbes’ annual list, compiled data from print, e-book and audio sales data, television and film earnings and industry expert opinion, estimates that the 52 year old author earned $95 million in the twelve months to May 31st 2017 – more than $180 per minute.

This figure was largely driven by the book-form sale of the manuscript for new play, ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, which sold more 680,000 print copies in its first three days of sale in the UK when it was released last summer. It was the fastest-selling book since the publication of the final Harry Potter novel in 2007.

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Robert Hardy AKA Cornelius Fudge Passes Away At Retirement Home


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The 'Harry Potter' film franchise has tragically lost another major star. Robert Hardy passed away at the age of 91 this week at a retirement home in London. He's the second star of the series to have died this year after John Hurt back in January.

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The star, who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in four of the 'Harry Potter' movies, died yesterday (August 3rd 2017) at his home at Denville Hall; a facility for retired actors which has previously homed the likes of Andrew Sachs, Peter Sallis and Richard Attenborough.

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War For The Planet Of The Apes Beats Of Competition At Box Office


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It was a busier weekend than usual at the box office with two monumental blockbusters going head-to-head. This weekend was dominated by 'War for the Planet of the Apes' and 'Spider-Man: Homecoming', with the former taking the no.1 spot.

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The latest installment in the Apes franchise still underachieved compared to early predictions with the film grossing $56.5m from 4,022 locations, after being predicted to be around the $60m mark. This puts the film at the same level of 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes', but below the intermitting 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' which scored a huge $72.6m domestic opening.

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Is There A JK Rowling Book Which May Never Be Published?


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Jk Rowling has certainly been busy, with four short stories as well as work on 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them', all coming out in the last year. However, it would seem that there will be one piece which may never be published.

JK Rowling Attends The Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Premiere

JK Rowling attends the London Premiere of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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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 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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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

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

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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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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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