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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 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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Just ahead of the release of the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald TODAY, a batch of nine new character posters has been released for the upcoming film on Twitter by the movie’s official UK account. Each poster features a profile shot of the movie’s characters with text that notes something of interest about the characters.

We added the posters in high quality to our photo gallery. Enjoy and stay tuned for more to come. Especially the trailer.

Dancing with the Stars has just premiered with its 27th season and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) dances the Foxtrot in the first show.

So, Dancing with the Stars has officially premiered with its 27th season yesterday, September 24, which also features our beloved Evanna Lynch, who portrayed Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. She performed a foxtrot with her partner Keo Motsepe and they earned a score of 18 out of 30 points. They appropriately danced to the song “Do You Believe in Magic” by Aly & Aj and the judges couldn’t help but throw in more references to magic.

To vote for Evanna and Keo in the competition, vote for them by calling 1-800-868-3405!

We also added 3 images of Evanna and Keo of the show to our image archive. Enjoy and keep voting for Evanna.

Today, Harry Potter Web wishes a very special and happy birthday to Tom Felton, also known as Draco Malfoy to us Potterheads.

Fans have known and followed Tom for years, some even before he had entered the world of Harry Potter in 2001 as Harry’s rival at school, Draco Malfoy. Since then he’s been known not only for his outstanding acting projects, but also as a very talented singer/musician and activist. He does not only make an outstanding impression when it comes to his professional career, but fans keep loving him for his caring and loveable personality.

Today, September 22, we wish him only the best of everything on his 31st birthday. Stay as you are.

Author J.K. Rowling confirmed the theory about Hermione pronouncing her name in the fourth book to prevent her readers from continuing to mispronounce it.

“It’s LeviOsa, not LeviosAR!” – Hermione Granger’s character is well known for correcting a pronunciation or two, such as one of her most iconic moments where she schooled Ron Weasley on the levitation spell. It was not only characters in the books that mispronounced spells or even names, but also fans and readers of the book series. Many readers were saying Hermione all sorts of ways before the fourth book Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was released and J.K. Rowling included a passage about the correct pronunciation. It looks like J.K. Rowling has a bit of Hermione in her, as the author just confirmed that she added it in to avoid any more confusion for readers.

A tweet from a fan brought up a long-time theory regarding a passage in the fourth book where Viktor Krum kept pronouncing her name as Her-my-own. The heroine corrected him and fans everywhere, by announcing it as Her-my-oh-nee slowly and clearly.

J.K. Rowling responded to the fan’s tweet, confirming that her intentions here were to school readers on how to say her name above anything else.

Alice Temperley recruits Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) to walk in her London Fashion Week show on Saturday.

London Fashion Week kicked off on Friday with a tonne of designers showcasing their spring/summer 2019 collections, including Alexa Chung and J.W. Anderson. Among them was the great designer Alice Temperley, who had something to say about models; her cast included women of all ages, shapes and size, including her own mum!

One of the people running on the runway and showing off her newest collection was Helen McCrory, who portrayed Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. We added LQ-HQ images of Helen to the photo gallery.

Chris Rankin’s (Percy Weasley) movie “Dad” premieres tonight (September 14).

As the headline already reveals, the actor who portrayed Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter saga, Chris Rankin, was kept busy with directing a movie recently. The movie is called Dad and has its official premiere tonight, September 14 on BBC Two Wales at 11:05 P.M..

According to BBC Two, the movie is a short film and is the fifth movie to be part of the “It’s My Shout: Short Film from Wales” series. The synopsis can be read below:

Jude wasn’t like the rest of the kids on his street – he spent most of 1994 in a pair of his mum’s tights, pretending to be Christopher Dean, much to his dad’s annoyance. When dad finally snaps, the result is somewhat unexpected.

On Thursday, September 13, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended the The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and reacted to Harry Potter memes.

During a Wednesday appearance on The Tonight Show to promote his new Broadway play The Lifespan of a Fact, our Harry Potter actor Daniel admitted that while he had seen funny memes of himself as Harry over the years, there were none that immediately came to mind.

Naturally, Jimmy Fallon then decided to show his guest some of his own personal favorites, including an image of young Harry holding a snitch with the Jay-Z-inspired text, “If you’re havin’ Quidditch problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a snitch ain’t one.”

“You know, what’s cool about that stuff is that I never — as a kid and you’re just insecure at that age — I never felt cool at any point playing that character and sort of these things go like, ‘No, that was cool,’” Radcliffe mused. “People thought that was pretty cool.”

You can watch the entire clip above. Jimmy also asks Daniel about how he’s going to manage Fantasy football leagues while doing Sunday performances on Broadway. Enjoy!

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) attended the TODAY Show this morning (September 13).

As the title already says, Daniel attended the TODAY Show this morning (September 13) to talk about his upcoming Broadway stage performance “The Lifespan of a Fact“.

Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in the new play coming to Broadway “The Lifespan of a Fact,” sits down with Hoda Kotb to discuss his role. He later gives tips to TODAY’s own Al Roker, who will star in a run of “Waitress” on Broadway. Radcliffe says doing TV and Broadway simultaneously is tough, but doable.

After it has officially been confirmed by Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars on their social media accounts that Evy will join the 27th season’s cast, she attended the Dancing With The Stars Season 27 Cast Reveal at Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York. She posed on the Red Carpted alongside her dancing partner Keo Motsepe.

We uploaded 5 HQ images of the event to the photo gallery.

Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) joins Dancing with the Stars.

Yesterday only it was still a rumor, today, both, Evanna and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars confirmed on their official social media accounts and websites that Evanna joins the 27th season of the show. Evanna’s professional dancing partner is Keo Motsepe.

The official promotional images and Instagram images of them posing together as partners have been added to our photo gallery.