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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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Actor Joshua Herdman Pursues New Career As Mma Fighter


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The 28-year-old, who portrayed Draco Malfoy's thug best friend Gregory Goyle in the boy wizard film franchise, made his debut as an MMA cage fighter in London over the weekend (23-24Apr16), when he beat his Polish opponent, Janusz Walachowski.

In an interview with MMA blog site Addicted OTR, Herdman, whose father Martin was a boxer, admits using his physical strength for his new career was a natural transition.

"I'm doing it because I enjoy it," he explained of cage fighting. "But I also take it very seriously. It's in my family's blood.

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Former 'Harry Potter' Star Josh Herdman Is Now An MMA Fighter


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Former Harry Potter actor Josh Herdman has undergone a dramatic transformation since the film franchise ended in 2011. The 28-year-old recently made his debut as a cage fighter, defeating Polish opponent Janusz Walachowski at an MMA show in Romford, east London.

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Harry Potter Star Joins Glenda Jackson In Her Stage Return


Harry Potter Harry Melling

The Oscar-winning actress, who put her acting career on hold in 1990 to take up a career in politics, will play a female version of the titular Shakespearian role at London's Old Vic Theatre this autumn (16).

And now, it has been revealed she will be joined by 27-year-old Melling, who will take on the role of Gloucester's son Edgar, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

And the actor, who appeared in the blockbuster film franchise as Harry's cousin Dudley Dursley, tells the publication that part of his preparation for the show didn't have anything to do with Shakespeare - he studied up on Jackson's filmography.

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Edinburgh Cafe Gives Up Trying To Erase Out-Of-Control Harry Potter Graffiti


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A cafe in Edinburgh where Jk Rowling often ventured to write the beginnings of Harry Potter has been graffitied so often that staff have stopped trying to paint over it, and instead settled to embrace their status as a popular tourist spot for die-hard fans who insist on marking their journey in toilet cubicles.

JK RowlingHarry Potter fans graffiti the bathrooms of Rowling's favourite cafe

Graffiti; the highly illegal act of etching messages or images on property that one has no authority to scribble on. Also Harry Potter fans' favourite way of dedicating their love for JK Rowling at significant sites. Take the Elephant House cafe in George IV Bridge, Edinburgh for example. Staff at said coffee house have finally given up the gruelling fight of removing graffiti from the bathrooms, most of which are dedicatory odes to the popular book franchise.

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Universal Studios Hollywood Hosts The Opening Of "The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter"

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

Actor Devon Murray Sued By Agent


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Officials at Neil Brooks Management helped a young Murray land his role as Irish student Seamus Finnigan in the first two boy wizard movies, 2001's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and 2002's Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.

However, owner Neil Brooks claims relations with the actor and his family broke down after they allegedly failed to pay commission, as agreed in a 1998 contract, and the Murrays then tried to ditch the talent agent after completing two more instalments of the Potter series.

Brooks maintains he stopped receiving his share of earnings in 2005, and, as of March (16), was due more than $323,800 (£230,000) in fees.

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Mother Of Young Cancer Patient Pens Emotional Letter To JK Rowling


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A letter from the mother of a young cancer sufferer to author Jk Rowling has been read out during a performance of the Letters Live series in London. Actresses Carey Mulligan and Ellie Bamber read out the emotional letter from Chrissy Hart, who said Rowling’s Harry Potter books had helped her daughter through her cancer treatment.

JK RowlingA mother’s letter to JK Rowling was read out as part of the Letter’s Live series this week.

“I write to you as a mother, a Mummy, of a beautiful little girl. I'm sure you hear people tell you all the time that your words, your imagination helped them, or their children, in some way,” Ms Hart wrote.

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JK Rowling's Post-Potter Fortune Has Already Reached £7.5 Billion


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Harry Potter author Jk Rowling’s earnings from her hit franchise are said to have already reached £7.5billion, despite it being 10 years since the release of the saga’s final book. According to The Sun, Rowling’s post-Potter earnings have not only already hit £7.5billion, but are predicted to top £17 billion in the years ahead.

JK RowlingJK Rowling is still raking in the cash from Harry Potter.

Rowling’s earnings have continued to rise thanks to three new franchise films, which will be out in the coming years, two stage plays and her website Pottermore. The author is also said to receive £1 for every one of the millions of books sold worldwide.

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J.k. Rowling To Reveal Secrets Of American Wizarding World


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The beloved original series of novels primarily focused on wizards and witches living in Britain and Europe, but now Rowling plans to show U.S. fans their own country's past within the Harry Potter universe.

The tales, titled A History of Magic in North America, will be published on the Harry Potter fan website Pottermore from Tuesday to Friday this week (beg07Mar16).

Her latest work will apparently allow fans to expand their magical knowledge ahead of the release of the movie adaptation of another of Rowling's works, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, later this year (16).

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Emma Watson Subscribes To Steamy Sex Site


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The former child star is now all grown up and the British actress is all about the website OMGYES.com, which explores scientific research on female pleasure to help fans become better lovers.

The 25-year-old, who is reportedly dating actor Roberto Aguire, made the candid revelation during the How to: Academy talk in London with feminist icon Gloria Steinem on Wednesday (24Feb16).

"It's based on research, which is a complete study on female sexuality," Emma explained, admitting she was first introduced to the publication by a friend.

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7 Times JK Rowling Inspired Us With Hogwarts


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Jk Rowling appears to have an amazing ability to reduce all her fans to collective tears with almost everything she says or does. Her latest is the announcement of the release of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' as a script book, but she has also been using her magical world to deliver words of wisdom to needy fans.

JK RowlingJK Rowling gives the best advice

It's strange to think that all those amazingly insightful quotes from Dumbledore actually came from a middle-aged woman from Gloucestershire rather than an actual 100-plus year old professor with a long beard, but they did. As such, Rowling has plenty more where that came from. As and when her fans need it. She is the reigning Twitter Queen.

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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
Harry Potter and Connor Maynard

Celebrity Dolls Brought To Life

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'

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

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Celebrity Spectacles Quiz!

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

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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