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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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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.

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!

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.

Happy birthday, Percy Ignatius Weasley!

43 years ago, on August 22, 1976, Percy Weasley was born as the third child of Molly and Arthur Weasley, one of the five sons (and one daughter). He started at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in September of 1987 and was sorted into Gryffindor House just like the rest of the family. He’s known as a very ambitious student and was made prefect in his fifth year. In his seventh year, he was made Head Boy.

After school, Percy went to work at the Ministry of Magic, just as he had planned to, and was assigned to the Department of International Magical Cooperation under Bartemius Crouch Snr., who did not believe in Voldemort’s return. This caused a rift between Percy and his family which was settled after the fall of the ministry to the death eaters.

Harry Potter Web wishes a happy birthday to Percy Weasley.

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 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.

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.