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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.
Cast & Crew

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!

Pottermore has announced that a new Wizarding World app is on its way.

We didn’t need a pair of Extendable Ears to know you’ve been wanting an app for all your Wizarding World needs. So, we’ve made one!

That’s how Pottermore introduces the new upcoming Wizarding World app. It’s created by Wizarding World Digital, the team behind Pottermore, along with Warner Bros. and is said to be packed with brand new features, new quizzes and many more upcoming surprises for us Potterheads to enjoy. It’s said to be the official Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts companion.

Also, it’ll contain news, polls, and announcements delivered straight to the users, as well as a new fanzine, Wizarding Weekly, landing every Wednesday. The team is currently working on even more ways to make the new app as magical as possible.

Potterheads in New Zealand, attention! You will be able to get a first look, download and test the new app for free through the App Store and Google Play.

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 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.

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.

A new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald footage has been released, which hints at the importance of Credence Barebone (played by Ezra Miller) in the movies.

In the footage above, J.K. Rowling reveals that the reason why everyone is heading to Paris in the movies is Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller). “For Credence, the big question now is—”, she says. Ezra himself reveals that Credence wants to know who he is.

“Credence may not know who he is yet but he needs to be found,” Dumbledore (Jude Law) tells Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne).

“The path is laid and he’s following it, the trail that will lead him to me,” Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) intones.

Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald) confirmed he will be back as Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3.

As the title reveals, Johnny Depp (Grindelwald) has just confirmed that he will reprise his villainous role as Gellert Grindelwald in the third instalment of the Fantastic Beasts film series.

As you probably already know (and can’t await!) the second film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, will be released on November 16, but producers are clearly already looking ahead to the next film in J.K. Rowling’s latest wizarding movie series. Johnny confirmed his involvement in the as-yet-untitled third film in a new interview, telling Collider that he and his fellow castmates will begin production on Fantastic Beasts 3 ‘in the middle of next year’. The actor said he relished the challenge of playing a villain in a fictional realm where ‘the possibilities… are wide open, so you can really try anything.’

Warner Bros. released the final poster for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald showing Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) while the rest of the cast surrounds him. The poster was released in several languages of which we uploaded the English version to our photo gallery.

As Harry Potter Web has announced (and which was confirmed by Universal) earlier next month, a new “highly themed coaster” was being built in the area that previously housed the Dragon Challenge dual roller coasters. Universal Orlando has finally provided us with a teasing look at the newest attraction by releasing a promotional art work.

It doesn’t have a name yet, but our first look at “the environment” being created for the “new experience” has arrived, and indeed it looks as though this new coaster will be set in the Forbidden Forest. We get a glimpse of Hogwarts in the background (which houses the cornerstone ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey), we see a coaster peeking out from a very dense forest, and we also see various Cornish pixies floating about, hinting at a bit of mayhem in the ride experience.

The attraction is being touted as Universal’s most highly-themed coaster yet, and it’s due to open sometime in 2019 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. The press release says more details about the “magical new adventure” will be revealed in early 2019 so we will hopefully learn more in the next few months. But for now, this piece of promo art is incredibly exciting, so check it out in our photo gallery.

The first sneak peek of Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) in YouTube’s Origing has been released.

“We meet a group of troubled passengers as they wake up on a damaged spaceship abandoned in deep space. Each having left behind a dark past in search of a fresh start on a newly colonized planet, they’re desperate to survive at all costs. But as their terrifying situation spirals into paranoia, they come to realize that the greatest threat to their dream of starting over – and indeed their lives – might actually be within their midst…”

Just a short synopsis for those who didn’t know what the show is going to be about. Origin premieres November 14 on YouTube Premium.