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August 16, 2019

- Pottermore announced the new Wizarding World app, which is to be launched soon! It's packed with new features, such as quizzes, news, polls, announcements and a brand new fanzine, called Wizading Weekly, which lands every Wednesday. Users in New Zealand will be able to test the app, dowloading it from Apple Store or Google Play.
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August 12, 1995

- Today, in 1995, Harry's disciplinary hearing took place in front of the Wizengamot at the Ministry of Magic at 8am. Harry was charged for using underage magic as he was forced to use the Patronus charm to save his cousin and himself.
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August 12, 2019

- This morning, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) will appear on the Breakfast Show with Andy Bush and Richie Firth on Absolute Radio to promote his latest movie project Playmobil: The Movie, which was released on August 09, 2019 in the UK (US release date is December 06). Their radio show airs from 6am to 9am in the morning.
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The first movie still of Daniel Radcliffe in “Guns Akimbo” has been released.

Daniel Radcliffe’s (Harry Potter) upcoming movie Guns Akimbo has revealed its first official movie still, showing Daniel in his role as Miles, a lovelorn man whose mundane existence is turned upside-down when he finds himself enrolled in a dark social media movement that forces strangers to fight in a city-wide game of death, live-streamed worldwide to a fanatical audience.

The movie is said to be an action-comedy one, directed by Jason Lei Howden which was filmed last year in New Zealand. Guns Akimbo was also added to the Toronto International Film Festival lineup for a World Premiere this coming September (September 05 – 15).

We added the image to our photo gallery.

“The Aeronauts” will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) are just around the corner: they take place on September 05 – September 15 and it has just been announced that Eddie Redmayne‘s (Newt Scamander) latest movie project The Aeronauts (also starring Felicity Jones) will premiere at TIFF. The period adventure debuts in a select number of theaters December 06 and debuts two weeks later on Amazon Prime. For those of you who haven’t come across the plot synopsis yet:

Pilot Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a hot air balloon.

Today, Daniel Radcliffe’s interview was released at Breakfast with Bush & Richie on Absolute Radio.

Today, Andy Bush and Richie Firth started their Breakfast with Bush & Richie show on Absolute Radio. Their first guest was none other than Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), who talks about his new movie Playmobile: The Movie. The hosts also asked what he has failed at, how he would destroy an annoying toy and about what his personal best is.

“Waiting for the Barbarians”, starring Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory) to premiere at Venice Film Festival.

This year’s Venice Film Festival features Waiting for the Barbarians among the list of newly presented movies. A film adaptation of JM Coetzee’s novel, dealing with a complex tale of immigration and integration. The film starrs Mark Rylance and two of our Harry Potter cast members: Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric Diggory).

All the actors were motivated by a desire to convey the “message” of the film, as well as explore its “artistic component,” said Andrea Iervolino, one of the producers.

“Another production company was trying to do this movie for 20 years. Then they proposed the idea … to me and Monika Bacardi, my business partner. We loved [it] right away because this movie, like the book, speaks about integration and immigration in a world of division,” Iervolino told the Observer.

“Now all governments try to push away immigration, so immigrants are not really welcome. But this movie will show how important and beautiful integration and immigration can be … We believe that the message which this movie gives is very important, more important than 10 or 20 years ago.”

Johnny portrays Colonel Joll, a heartless bureaucrat despatched by the Empire’s secret service amid claims that the barbarians are preparing to mutiny.

Daniel Radcliffe to appear on the Breakfast Show.


On Monday, August 12, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is going to appear on the Breakfast Show with Bush & Richie promoting his latest movie project, Playmobil: The Movie which was released on August 09, 2019.

On Andy Bush’s official Facebook page he said:

We are presenting the Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio for the next 2 weeks.

We’ve text Daniel Radcliffe to see if he wanted to be the first guest on our show. He said yes!

Don’t miss Daniel’s interview on the Breakfast Show on Absolute Radio on Monday.

The waiting is over! We are now able to re-watch our favorite witches and wizards in the latest Fantastic Beasts movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The movie is officially available on Digital.

To hold the Blu-Ray in our own hands though, we still have to be a little patient. The Blu-Ray’s official release date is March 12.

To buy and/or prepurchase Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, simply visit this link.

On November 01, the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast visited Parkside Elementary School in Alabama.

Yesterday, November 01, a few members of the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald cast attended Parkside Elementary School in Baileyton, Alabama to celebrate the Wizarding World with the students. The cast also gave interviews and among the guests were Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander), Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Ezra Miller (Credence Barebone) and Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange).

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) stars in artist James Arthur’s latest music video for his single “Empty Space”

On Good Morning Britain, X-Factor winner James Arthur has revealed that Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) is starring in his new music video. The latest song is called Empty Space and we were provided with a short glimpse of Tom in it.

On Tom Felton’s role, he said: “Tom’s one of my favourite actors. Obviously everyone is a Harry Potter fan. We were lucky enough to land him. He illustrates the song perfectly.

“It deals with loss, trying to fill that void, someone you’ve loved you’ve lost in that capacity. Something I’ve dealt with a lot in my life. I wanted to tell a story, being in denial when you’ve lost something and trying to fill that space.”

Actor Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore) appeared on the Graham Norton Show.

Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) and co-star Jude Law (Albums Dumbledore) appeared on the Graham Norton Show to chat about their Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald film. As you can see, Eddie brought along a leg injury, which he compared to that of Tom Cruise, who famously halted Mission Impossible filming after leaping from a building and breaking his ankle. He revealed he sprained his ankle after tripping up on a crash mat while filming a ‘hardcore’ stunt.

“Well, I was on set of a quite hard core ‘stunty’ thing about two people in a hot air balloon and they had this crash mat beneath the balloon in case you fell out. I walked on to the crash mat, tripped on it and fell and sprained my ankle.”

“Now I look like RoboCop – they told me I had to wear it and I am being obedient.”

Talking about his role of the Magizoologist Newt, he told host Graham: “When you get to be in JK Rowling’s world, you suddenly get a wand – you’ve pretty much waited all your life for this moment and you think you are going to be a pro at it, but you really don’t know what to do with it.

“So, I actually got a movement coach to help me work out how to use it – whether to do it over the top or minimal – we really studied it.”

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Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) was completely unaware of a Harry Potter reference in his new Broadway play “The Lifespan of a Fact”.

Daniel (Harry Potter) is currently starring in the Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, which has delighted some fans with its cheeky reference to the film franchise that made him an international star.

Daniel stars as Jim Fingal, a tenacious young fact checker who stirs up trouble while checking a news story by writer (Bobby Cannavale). In one scene of the play, Fingal opens a door under the stairs he believes leads to the basement. It turns out to be a closet under the stairs instead, not unlike the small bedroom that Harry Potter was forced to sleep in by his muggle relatives.

In an interview with Vulture, published on Friday (October 19), Daniel admitted he hadn’t thought of the scene’s subtle connection or nod to Harry Potter. He revealed he could sometimes tell when the audience was laughing at the joke made in the play or at the Potter reference.

“It wasn’t at all [related] until people pointed it out to me,” he said. “I miss this stuff, I really don’t think about it. Somebody the other day, at the stage door, asked, ‘Is it an intentional Potter reference?’ No! I wasn’t like, ‘Build a cupboard on this set for me to make a joke about Potter.’”

“Last night it got a reaction, and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s people thinking it’s Potter.’ It got almost a round of applause,” he said. “I thought then that I’ve got to find a different way [to play that moment], I can’t encourage that.”

Despite his effort to play the moment differently, Daniel admitted he doesn’t mind when people get excited about moments that reference the film series. “It’s lovely, that’s the thing. I have this habit of not seeing the references,” he explained.