Articles Tagged 'Harry Potter'

Sir Ian McKellen presents the award for Empire Legend during the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England.

Ian McKellen Reveals He Turned Down a Major ‘Harry Potter’ Role

He captured our hearts as Gandalf the Grey, but was Sir Ian McKellen almost one of the most beloved characters in Harry Potter too? In an interview with the BBC’s HardTALK program yesterday (April 3), Ian revealed he’d been approached to play Albus Dumbledore after Richard Harris died in 2002. It makes sense when you think about it: […]

British actor Daniel Radcliffe poses for photographs on the Promenade des Planches on September 10, 2016 in the northwestern sea resort of Deauville, as part of the 42nd Deauville US Film Festival.  / AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU

Double Take: Daniel Radcliffe Has a Russian Doppelgänger

Would the real Daniel Radcliffe please stand up? What you’re about to see (below) may appear to be photos of Harry Potter star, but in fact they’re snaps of his real life Russian lookalike, Hogwarts and all. Radcliffe’s bespectacled face was first made famous when he took on the role of J.K. Rowling’s boy wizard […]

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WATCH: ‘Harry Potter’ Star Tom Felton Shares Secret with Tiny Fan

It’s very easy for fans to confuse actors with their alter egos portrayed on-screen… especially the baddies. Like, “Ew. You were unfair to my Harry Potter, so I don’t like you.” Actor Tom Felton, who took on the role of the devious Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, has talked about how fans would […]

Presenter Robin Williams speaks onstage during the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.

Robin Williams Was Turned Down for Giant Part in the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

The Harry Potter films were stuffed with some of our favorite vintage actors, such as Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon. There was, however, one well-matured, eccentric star, who seemed like perfect fit, but was turned down for a big role. In an interview with the Huffington Post, casting director Janet Hirshenson revealed that the late, great Robin […]

A general view of The Palace Theatre as previews start today for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on June 7, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. The play has a sold out run until May 2017 with fans expected to fly to London from all over the world to see it.

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ is On Its Way to Broadway

It’s all well and good telling us to #KeepTheSecrets, but for some of us, said secrets are over 3,000 miles away. Not for much longer, says official J.K. Rowling website Pottermore. According to them, the stage play based on a story of hers that takes place 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows […]

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WATCH: ‘Harry Potter’ Reimagined as a ’90s Sitcom

Those wags at Comedy Central UK have certainly come up with the goods, having stumbled upon old footage of the original Harry Potter TV show that inspired all the books and movies, and now even a play. We can only assume that’s what happened, anyway. All of our favorites are there: Harry, Ron, Hermione, Blossom […]

Author J.K. Rowling attends photocall ahead of her reading from ‘The Casual Vacancy’ at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on September 27, 2012 in London, England.

J.K. Rowling To Release THREE New ‘Harry Potter’ Stories

Kathy Bates must have gotten to J.K. Rowling; it’s the only possible explanation. Just a few weeks ago we were reporting the author had vowed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child would be her last word on the subject, and now here we are, telling you she’s written not one, but THREE new Harry Potter stories. Did a disappointed fan like Kathy’s […]

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Rupert Grint Meets the Cast of ‘Harry Potter’ Play

The script might be out—and therefore all the secrets, too—but that hasn’t stopped everybody who’s anybody trying to get their hands on tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. First it was Emma Watson who made it down to the Palace Theatre, and then just last week the cast had another visitor in the […]

J. K. Rowling attends the press preview of “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child” at Palace Theatre on July 30, 2016 in London, England. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.

‘Harry Potter’ Play Could Come to America

The secret’s out. After almost two months of previews, stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now officially open, with the release of its script yesterday (July 31) prompting huge queues in bookshops around the world. Let’s get the bad news over with first: author J.K. Rowling says this is it. The end. Terminado. No, really, […]

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Emma Watson and Grown-Up Hermione Meet Backstage

Daniel Radcliffe might not have seen it yet, but Hogwarts classmate Emma Watson has jumped at the chance to see a preview of new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London’s West End. Her verdict? “AMAZING”. In a post on Facebook yesterday, she wrote, “Some things about the play were, I think, possibly even more beautiful than the films. Having seen […]

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