Tag: Events

Fantastic Beasts Cast Celebrates with Students at Parkside Elementary School

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).

Natalia Tena & Tom Felton for Origin at New York Comic Con

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.

J.K. Rowling in Talks with Whoopi Goldberg for Lumos

Lumos Foundation USA held a special fundraising event in New York City on 22 and 23 September 2018 where J.K. Rowling talked to actress Whoopi Goldberg.

Lumos Foundation USA was delighted to welcome more than 350 guests to a special fundraising event held in New York City on 22 and 23 September 2018. The highlight of Saturday’s gala dinner was a conversation between Lumos Founder and President J.K. Rowling and Emmy, Oscar and Tony-award winning star Whoopi Goldberg. During the conversation, J.K. Rowling described the trauma faced by the millions of children around the world who are separated from their families and the importance of raising awareness of the 8 million children trapped in orphanages.

“There is a vast humanitarian crisis that affects children overwhelmingly, which most of us are totally unaware of,” J.K.Rowling said. They went on to discuss how Lumos works to reunite families and help some of the most disadvantaged children around the world, highlighting the organisation’s progress in ending the harmful institutionalisation of children. They were later joined on stage by Lumos CEO Georgette Mulheir, who praised the generosity of Americans but called on them not to donate to or volunteer at orphanages, and to redirect funds instead to support networks in the local community to help families stay together. Rounding out the night was a preview of an upcoming HBO documentary on the issue, due to premiere in late 2019, and a special musical performance by Jamie Parker, star of the Tony-Award winning play on Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, accompanied on piano by the most prolific and honoured female theatrical composer in history, Jeanine Tesori.

The gala weekend continued on the Sunday when guests were treated to a benefit performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, with a surprise introduction by J.K. Rowling. Delighted fans in the audience heard our Founder and President talk about the importance of family, how this is a central theme of the play, and the inspiration behind her founding Lumos – the story of a young boy, trapped in an institution in the Czech Republic, whose image she first saw in a newspaper in 2004.

Miranda Richardson & David Tennant Attend Amazon’s London TV Showcase

Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter) and David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) attended Amazon’s London TV Showcase in London, UK today.

Today, October 02, actress Miranda Richardson, best known as Rita Skeeter to us Potterheads, and her co-star David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) attended Amazon’s London TV Showcase in London to promote their latest project, Amazon Prime Video show Good Omens.

Neil Gaiman, author of the book, announced earlier this year he’d be teaming up with the BBC to bring the book to TV.

“Almost 30 years ago, Terry Pratchett and I wrote the funniest novel we could about the end of the world, populated by angels and demons, not to mention an 11-year-old Antichrist,” Gaiman commented.”It became many people’s favourite book. Three decades later, it’s going to make it to the screen. I can’t think of anyone we’d rather make it with than BBC Studios, and I just wish Sir Terry were alive to see it.”

Joining Miranda and David in the cast are Michael Sheen, Sam Taylor Buck, Daniel May, Jon Hamm and Sian Brooke. The show is directed by Douglas Mackinnon.

Rupert Grint Attends 29th Dinard Film Festival

Actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) attended the 29th Dinard Film Festival in Dinard, France on September 27.

Actor Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) attended the opening ceremony of the 29th Dinard Film Festival in Dinard, France on Thursday, September 27. Rupert is serving on the jury for the duration of the festival.

Rupert wore and actually slayed a pair of red and heart-shaped glasses as he arrived on the red carpet. We added some photos to the gallery, unfortunately they’re tagged.

Happy 31st Birthday, Tom Felton

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.

Helen McCrory Walks Alice Temperley Runway at London Fashion Week

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.

Universal Cancels Annual Harry Potter Celebration in 2019

No annual Harry Potter celebration to take place at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando in 2019.

Bad news to all those who were looking forward to Universal Orlando Resort’s annual celebration of all things Harry Potter: Universal announced they will not be hosting the magical celebration in 2019. Of course, they don’t do it for no reason.

Per AP News, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade, in the Islands of Adventure park, is getting a bit of a makeover. Word is the park is planning a new thrill ride, along with some other new and exciting experiences that have yet to be announced. Construction of the new attractions prevents the resort from being able to host their widely popular event.

The 2018 event brought hoards of fans together to partake in exciting activities that celebrated the magic of the books and movies. Guests participated in a park scavenger hunt, hopped aboard the Hogwarts Express, and were able to attend Q&A sessions with those working in and behind the scenes of the movies. In addition, there were costume contests, new mobile game Hogwarts Mystery was introduced, and visitors were able to attend a special performance of highlights from the Harry Potter Film Contest Series.