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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.

August 22, 1976

- Happy birthday, Percy Weasley. He's the third child of Molly and Arthur Weasley. At Hogwarts, Percy prefectand Head Boy. After graduating, Percy worked at the Ministry of Magic, causing a rift between his family and him which was settled after the fall of the ministry to the death eaters.
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August 24, 1988

- Today, August 24, we want to wish a very happy 31st birthday to Rupert Grint. He was cast as Ron Weasley at the age of 11, without having much acting experience before. Ever since then, he starred in all eight Harry Potter movies until 2011 and we're more than happy about this and would like to thank Rupert for bringing smiles and laughter to us by portraying Ron so perfectly.
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Natalia Tena joins the cast of TV show “The Mandalorian”.

Rumors are making their rounds that Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) has joined the cast of The Mandalorian, a 2019 TV series that deals with another warrior emerging in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. Created by Jon Fraveau, the first episode will be released on November 19 (USA).

Natalia Tena portrays a yet unnamed purple Twi’lek. Stay tuned for more information!

New promotional images of Helena Bonham Carter for “The Crown” season 3 have been revealed.

The Crown season 03 is just around the corner with its first epsiode of the ucpmoming season premiering on November 14, 2019. It’s also the third season for Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) to play the role of Princess Margaret.

With its third season coming up, The Crown revealed an exclusive promotional shoot for Entertainment Weekly. Shot for their September issue cover shoot, EW published the photo shoot to promote the new season. We added 10 HQ images of Helena as Princess Margaret to the photo gallery. Enjoy!

Happy birthday, dear Helen McCrory.

Today, August 17, 2019, we’re celebrating a very special birthday and wish only the best of everything to our dear Helen McCrory, who portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in three of eight Harry Potter movies, making her first appearance in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Helen was originally cast as Bellatrix Lestrange but was replaced by her co-star Helena Bonham Carter when Helen became pregnant. She’s also very talented on stage in theater performances, such as Medea or The Deep Blue Sea. Those of you who are interested in watching TV shows, have probably come across Helen in Peaky Blinders or most lately: MotherFatherSon.

Happiest of birthdays to this wonderful and talented human being!

Happy birthday, Evy Lynch!

Today, August 16, 2019, Potterheads wish a very happy birthday to one of the cast members: Evanna Lynch, known as none other than Luna Lovegood. So, happy happy 28th birthday to this young lady, also known as Evy by her fans, friends and family members.

Evanna was cast as Luna Lovegood after she auditioned at a casting call in London for the role of Luna against 15,000 other girls in January 2006. She made her first appearance as Luna in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007 and appeared in all three Harry Potter movies that followed.

The first look of Emma Watson in “Little Women”.

The first official trailer has been released for Little Women, Greta Gerwig’s upcoming version of the Louisa May Alcott novel, which is set for release in December. The film is the eighth cinema adaptation of the tale, which is set in 1860s New England in the aftermath of the American Civil War and explores the lives of the March sisters. Gerwig reunites with her Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan, who plays Jo, Timothée Chalamet and Tracy Letts.

Joining them are Meryl Streep as Aunt March, Laura Dern as Marmee and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), who plays Meg March, Florence Pugh and Eliza Scanlen as Meg, Amy and Beth.

The movie will be released in the US on Christmas Day and in the UK on Boxing Day.

Happy birthday, Katie Leung!

We wish the very talented and lovely Scottish actress Katie Leung a happy 32nd birthday. You may recognize Katie as Cho Chang in four Harry Potter movie adaptions, starting with The Goblet of Fire.

After the Harry Potter series, Katie took part in several television projects, such as Strangers and also performed on stage in theater on a play called White Pearl at Royal Court Theatre in London.

Emma Watson will be part of the 2020 Pirelli Calendar.

The 2020 Pirelli Calendar has been unveiled and features stars including Emma Watson, Kristen Stewart and Claire Foy in a shoot inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

Photographed by fashion photographer Paolo Roversi, the artistic shoot reimagines the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragedy. Speaking in the Pirelli Calendar video, Emma Watson said of working with Roversi,

“Paolo is someone I have always wanted to work with. His photos look like these unbelievable paintings. It’s lovely to have the narrative behind the image still. I think that makes it a richer image.”

We added 3 MQ images of Emma behind the scenes of the Pirelli shoot.

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).

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) shares a personal post on her Instagram to support transgender rights in the UK.

Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has come forward in support of trans rights as UK activists urge people to fill out a government-led public consultation to reform the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA).

The Gender Recognition Act is a ground-breaking piece of legislation that came into action in 2004, allowing people with gender dysphoria to change their legal gender, but now campaigners are seeking to alter the law.

Activists are now fighting to have the GRA changed to allow people to self-identify their gender without rigorous medical checks to prove they’re living in their truth, and Emma’s support is bringing the fight into the mainstream spotlight.

In a photo on her Instagram feed, she wears a white t-shirt with the slogan ‘Trans Rights are Human Rights’, alongside tagging multiple trans and LGBTQ+ organisations.