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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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Ezra Miller To Play Kredan in Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts'


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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 MillerEzra 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. 

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Katherine Waterston Added To 'Fantastic Beasts' Cast


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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 WaterstonKatherine Waterston will be joining Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts'

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J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In 'Fantastic Beasts' Film


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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.

JK RowlingJ.K. Rowling revealed some details about the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts' film

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Matthew Lewis A.K.A. Neville Longbottom Strips Down For Attitude Magazine


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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 LewisMatthew Lewis has stripped down for Attitude magazine.

Read More: Diagon Alley Is Open For Business In Orlando's Wizarding World - Only For The Harry Potter Cast So Far. 

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Matt Smith Could Be Starring In Fantastic Beasts


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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
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.'

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J.K. Rowling Shares Dolores Umbridge's Background In New Harry Potter Story


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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.

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J.K. Rowling at the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.

Read More: J.K. Rowling To Bring Dolores Umbridge Out Of Retirement For Halloween Pottermore Special.

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J.K. Rowling To Bring Dolores Umbridge Out Of Retirement For Halloween Pottermore Special


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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?

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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.

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J.K. Rowling Denies That She's Finished Writing A Romance Novel


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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.

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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.”

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Best Decision Ever: Hagrid J. K. Rowling Is Building Hagrid's Hut In Her Back Yard


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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?

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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.

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Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC movies, 3 JK Rowling Films And 3 Lego Movies


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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.

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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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Harry Potter studio tour opens the new Dark Arts fixture

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

Wait, Is JK Rowling Working On A New Harry Potter Novel?


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JK Rowling has sent the Harry Potter world into a spin after posting a series of cryptic messages on Twitter, alluding to new projects and a mystery novel. Rowling is a regular Twitter user but has been strangely silent in recent weeks – and now we know why.

JK RowlingJk Rowling is busy penning a new novel - but is it a Harry Potter story?

Rowling told fans that she has been busy working on a new novel and “tweaking a screenplay”. The movie is likely to be Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, though the prospect of a new book is fascinating – could it be that, given Rowling’s penchant for surprise projects, she is writing a new Harry Potter book?

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JK Rowling Hits Back at Twitter Troll Over Gay Dumbledore


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JK Rowling has offered a blunt, curt response to a Twitter user who tweeted his unhappiness about Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore being gay. The user @halfelven55ff apparently claimed he "stopped being a fan" once he knew of the headmaster's sexual orientation, which Rowling revealed during a Q&A session in 2007.

Jk RowlingJk Rowling tackled the Twitter troll head on [Getty/Ben A. Pruchnie]

"Nice how u blindsided us with that one," the user tweeted to Rowling on Saturday (September 6, 2014). "Enjoy your billion $."

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Who Is Celestina Warbeck, The Subject Of J.K Rowling's Latest Work?


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Creator of one of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises of all time, JK Rowling, has recently revealed she has written a literary profile of Celestina Warbeck, a somewhat minor character who made several appearances in the Harry Potter books and ensuing films. It may strike many as particularly strange that Rowling should choose such an ancillary character upon which to divulge an in-depth life story. However, with the franchise still commanding vast legions of fans ready to lap up any fresh Potter material, such a query looks set to be made redundant rather quickly. The demand for greater insight into the fantastical world of witches, wizards, Weasley’s and Wormtail’s continues to expand like an Engorgio charm. But just who is this character? And more importantly, why has Rowling chose to compile a book on her exploits?

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Despite new Potter material, there's no reason to expect any significant continuation of the beloved series of books and films.

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David Yates To Direct 'Harry Potter' Spin Off 'Fantastic Beasts'


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Director David Yates is to reconnect with the world of Harry Potter as news was announced that he is to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Variety. The project is the first part of a spin-off trilogy from the Potter series, also authored by J.K. Rowling.

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David Yates will direct the first of the three Fantastic Beasts films

Yates represents a very safe pair of hands for the project, as he directed the last four of the eight Harry Potter movies. Although no deal has been confirmed, insiders believe that both sides are in contractual negotiations.

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