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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 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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Gary Oldman attends the 76th Venice Film Festival to promote his movie “The Laundromat”.


Today, September 01, Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) arrived at the 76th Venice Film Festival in Italy to promote his latest movie project The Laundromat.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the Netflix movie takes a blackly comic look at the investigation into the Panama Papers, a trove of documents that were leaked to journalists in 2016 and that revealed global schemes set up by a Panamanian law firm to help companies and rich clients around the world avoid billions of dollars in taxes. Meryl Streep plays a middle-class woman who is cheated of money she’s owed and starts asking uncomfortable questions. Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas portrayas founders of the law firm at the center of the story.

Gary said that “The Laundromat” was well-served by being a Netflix title, because the streaming giant’s global footprint would help the film and its underlying message reach a worldwide audience. “If you’ve got something this serious, you want to get that out to as many people” as possible, he said.

Happy birthday, Rupert Grint!

We wish you a very happy 31st birthday, Rupert Grint! Probably better known as Ron Weasley to us Potter fans, Rupert has been part of our lives since 2001. He was cast as Ron at the age of 11, without having much acting experience since he’d previously acted only in school plays and at his local theater group. From 2001 to 2011, he starred in all eight Harry Potter films and we would like to thank him for that.

You can also see Rupert in the upcoming TV show Servant, alongside Lauren Ambrose and Nell Tiger Free soon.

“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.

Happy 38th birthday, Ginerva Weasley!

Today, August 11, one of our beloved witches, Ginny Weasley turns 38. Back in 1981, Ginerva Weasley was born to Molly and Arthur Weasley as the seventh child of the Weasley family. She’s got six brothers, meaning that she’s the only girl and daughter that Mrs. Weasley has given birth to.

Today, Ginny is married herself, to none other than Harry Potter, which means that we would actually call her Ginny Potter. Happy birthday to Ginerva – Ginny.

“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.

Happy 54th birthday, J.K. Rowling!

On behalf of Harry Potter Web, we would like to wish the wonderful J.K. Rowling a very happy and special 54th birthday. We would also love to use this occasion to (again!) thank you for everything you’ve done and provided us with. For filling our lives with magic and letting us escape to another world – the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Co.

In addition to the seven Harry Potter novels, the Fantastic Beasts series the eight movies, she’s created a community, a FAMILY, of muggles and wizards who’ve been connecting for decades, since 1997. Thanks for everything!

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).

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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Mexican Potterheads are able to meet and greet Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) and Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum) during Armitage Magic and Wizardry convention.

Actress Afshan Azad (Padma Patil) happily announced on her Instagram account that she is going to Mérida, Mexico to attend Armitage, edición Magia y hechicería, the Magic and Wizardry convention in Mexico. She will meet and greet Harry Potter fans from October 19 to October 21.

Tickets can be purchased online here.

Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) attend 2018 New York Comic Con.

The first image of Harry Potter co-stars Natalia Tena and Tom Felton attending 2018 New York Comic Con on October 04 has been posted on Natalia’s Twitter account right now. They’re attending to promoto their latest TV project Origin.

More photos, hopefully HQ ones, are to come. Probably a little delayed due to me working on the weekend, I’m sorry about that. Two other Harry Potter cast members are to promote their upcoming project Good Omens, which are David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) on Saturday.