'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' won the most awards ever at the Olivier Awards.
The Laurence Olivier Awards were a sweeping success for Jk Rowling's play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' which won no less than nine prizes at this year's ceremony - that's seven more than the other big winners of the night and puts them into the record books.
Jamie Parker at the Laurence Olivier Awards
'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' made history last night (April 9th 2017) by beating 'Matilda the Musical' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' as the most awarded show in the Laurence Olivier Awards' 41 year history.
Rowling has spent most of this week responding to angry Trump supporters, who are burning their 'Harry Potter' stuff in reaction to a critical article she penned about the new president.
A number of irate Trump supporters who disagreed with her views about the new American president’s controversial laws took to social media to air their grievances, only to be shot down in entertaining fashion by the 51 year old author.
The pick of the bunch was one person, who wrote: “@Jk_rowling glad I caught this article on yahoo. I will now burn your books and movies too.”
Continue reading: JK Rowling Entertainingly Shuts Down 'Harry Potter' Book Burners
The author was forced to deal with a whole load of prejudice with the heroine of her new play.
As 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' opens for previews at London's Palace Theatre, Jk Rowling once again addresses the onslaught of racially-charged criticism she has endured for giving her blessing for a black actress to portray an older Hermione in the play, despite the fact that she was white in the movies.
JK Rowling tackles the racists once again
Such a progressive move was always going to be controversial; Rowling tried to counter the attacks after it was announced that Olivier award winner Noma Dumezweni would be playing Hermione Granger-Weasley by simply reminding fans that her colour was never defined in the novels. 'Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione', she wrote on Twitter. However, now she's addressing the slew of arguments she's received since making the comment.
The older Malfoy will be played by Alex Price.
Fans are torn between feeling highly amused and unabashedly thrilled at the new images of Draco Malfoy for upcoming play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. Alex Price from 'Penny Dreadful' will be playing the Slytherin, and he looks pretty unforgettable in a long, glossy ponytail.
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If you hadn't guessed, Draco pretty much takes after his father Lucius with the hair, the icy scowl and the ridiculously well-tailored wizard's robes for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'. And to make things even better, his son Scorpius Malfoy - played by Anthony Boyle - is not far off what Draco looked like as a Hogwarts student (played by Tom Felton), though slightly less slick.
As always with ‘Harry Potter’ this one might bring tears to your eyes.
A Harry Potter fan has a sad but very plausible theory about one of the book series’ most confusing aspects, why was Harry’s Hogwarts class size so small? The theory, posted by Tumblr user marauders4evr is definitely very believable based on what we know about the wizarding world, but it might also bring a tear to your eye.
A fan has a depressing theory as to why Harry’s Hogwarts class was so small.
For those who don’t know, Jk Rowling once stated that there were around 1,000 students at Hogwarts during Harry’s time. Now here comes the math. We also know there were seven years, which means there should be about 143 students per year.
The actor did not enjoy the romantic moment, due to his brother-sister relationship with Watson.
It might have been a moment that melted the hearts of Harry Potter fans, but actor Rupert Grint doesn't have fond memories of his on-screen kiss with Emma Watson. Grint’s character Ron Weasley finally got together with Hermione Granger in the final instalment of the franchise, but for the two actors it was all just very awkward.
Rupert Grint does not remember his kiss with Emma Watson fondly.
Speaking to People during the 'Celebration of Harry Potter' event in Orlando over the weekend, Grint opened up on the famous scene. "I never look back at that scene," Grint said. "I've known Emma since she was literally 9 years old and we had this very brother-sister relationship.”
Continue reading: Rupert Grint Did Not Enjoy His 'Harry Potter' Kiss With Emma Watson
J.K. Rowling has explained her decision not to endorse Palestine’s cultural and academic boycott of Israel.
J.K. Rowling does not believe Palestine’s cultural boycott of its neighbouring state Israel will “further peace”. Rowling was forced to further address these complex diplomatic relations after some of those in the pro-Palestinian camp used the Harry Potter characters she had created to make points about the boycott.
J.K. Rowling at the Empire State Building in New York, April 2015.
Because it's the must-see event of the summer of 2016.
Harry Potter fans everywhere will no doubt be trembling with excitement and trying to get last minute priority booking for 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' next year, and now franchise creator Jk Rowling has created an even bigger buzz by revealing some more information regarding the play.
JK Rowling unveils more information about 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'
While we don't know the exact plot details yet, nor who will be cast in the production, we now know enough to keep us pondering until next year. So here's nine things that have already been revealed to us about this unique play:
Fans of the Harry Potter films have been warned of the dangers of trespassing on railway tracks after a number of sightings of tourists on the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
Harry Potter fans have been warned not to trespass over the Glenfinnan Viaduct in the Scottish Highlands. The local police have issued a warning about the dangers of trespassing on to railway lines. Their warning comes after a number of tourists were spotted taking pictures from the viaduct over the summer.
Daniel Radcliffe, who starred as Harry Potter in the film adaptation, at the L.A. premiere of Horns in October 2014.
Continue reading: ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Warned To Stay Off The Glenfinnan Viaduct
The day that filming wrapped for the Disney re-make was also the 15th anniversary of a momentous moment in Watson's career...
While filming her final scenes for the forthcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast back in August, Emma Watson says she was struck by a profound moment of realisation about her career – it was exactly 15 years to the day that she landed her role in the first Harry Potter movie!
Filming wrapped for the hotly-anticipated remake back on August 21st this year, but amid the cast celebrations the date had extra significance for 25 year old Watson, as she realised that she had been cast as Hermione in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone all those years before.
Emma Watson has finished filming 'Beauty and the Beast'
But you might need to check your Gringotts vault before buying a ticket.
Harry Potter fans are in for a magical treat this Christmas as Hogwarts opens its doors to host an unforgettable festive feast. Lucky fans will be able to enjoy a meal in the iconic Great Hall at Warner Bros. Studio in London and feel just like Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Dine like Harry, Hermione and Ron at Hogwarts this Christmas.
The event will take place on Thursday 3rd December, but tickets don't come cheap and are priced at £230. The event is also only opened to fans aged 18 years and over.
The ‘Harry Potter’ author shared the news on Twitter on Wednesday (9th September).
J.K. Rowling has shocked – and devastated - the Harry Potter fandom by admitting everyone has been saying Voldemort’s name incorrectly. We should actually be pronouncing the name without the ‘t’. The 50-year-old author shared the news with her 5.46 million Twitter followers on Wednesday evening (9th September).
J.K. Rowling at the Empire State Building in April 2015.
The 'Harry Potter' author reminded us that it was James Potter's first day at wizarding school.
Rowling introduced readers to Potter Jr. in the epilogue of the final book of the series ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, a brief section set 19 years after the events of the book in which Harry and Ginny are a couple with three children, the eldest of which is James Sirius Potter – named in honour of Harry’s own father James and godfather Sirius Black.
J.K. Rowling tweeted that Sep 1st, 2015 is James Potter's first day at Hogwarts
Colin Farrell has been cast as a wizard in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.
Colin Farrell has joined the cast of the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off movie, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The 39-year-old actor will play a wizard in the upcoming film, due to be released in 2016.
Colin Farrell at a screening of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet in Los Angeles in July 2015.
Columbus, who directed the first three 'Harry Potter' movies, believes audiences would be interested in exploring what happened to them over the next 19 years before the movies' brief epilogue.
Director Chris Columbus has revealed that he would like to make a series of sequels to the Harry Potter movies. He’s “fascinated” by the plotlines and back stories of the main characters, such as Hermione Grainger, Ron Weasley and the boy wizard himself, and would like to explore what happened to them after the books finished.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the 56 year old filmmaker who directed the first three official Harry Potter movies (Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban) said he wants to fill in the 19 year gap between the final book and its epilogue. Columbus is “fascinated about what happened to them” and wants to tell their stories.
Chris Columbus has expressed an interest in theoretical 'Harry Potter' sequels
Continue reading: Chris Columbus Wants More 'Harry Potter' Movies
Daniel Radcliffe was filmed performing Eminem’s ‘The Real Slim Shady’ at a karaoke bar in California – take a look!
Daniel Radcliffe was recently filmed at a karaoke bar and his performance is actually pretty incredible. Whilst most people may turn to Dolly Parton or any 80s power ballad they can find, the Harry Potter actor went in an entirely different direction: rap.
Daniel Radcliffe at the San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
Daniel Radcliffe completed an hour-long shift as a receptionist at a magazine’s head office and proved himself to be an absolutely incompetent in the role. Check out the funny video!
If Daniel Radcliffe’s acting career was suddenly over and he happened to find himself penniless, there’s one job he certainly shouldn’t apply for. The Harry Potter tried his hand at being a receptionist for a magazine and the experiment failed, quite miserably.
Daniel Radcliffe (centre) with Victor Frankenstein director Paul McGuigan (left) and actor James McAvoy (right).
Ezra Miller is being eyed for 'Fantastic Beasts'.
Ezra Miller, the young American actor who rose to fame after We Need To Talk About Kevin, is in early talks for the role of Kredan in the upcoming Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them.
Ezra Miller is being eyed for a major role in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
According to Variety, Miller and Warner Bros are closing in on a deal though sources say the actor has always been the favourite for the role.
Continue reading: Ezra Miller To Play Kredan In Harry Potter Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts'
Waterston will be playing Porpentina, a witch who teams up with Newt Scamander, in the movie due to be released in November 2016.
Katherine Waterston is the latest name to be cast in the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The British-born American actress will be playing the prominent role of Porpentina, a witch, in J.K. Rowling’s first ever screenplay.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that the Harry Potter spin-off had found its female lead, less than a week after it was confirmed that Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne will be playing the lead role of Newt Scamander.
Katherine Waterston will be joining Eddie Redmayne in 'Fantastic Beasts'
Continue reading: Katherine Waterston Added To 'Fantastic Beasts' Cast
The Potter prequel is due to hit cinemas in 2016, and Rowling hosted an impromptu Twitter Q+A about the screenplay over the weekend.
American fans of ‘Harry Potter’ will be thrilled to know that J.K. Rowling has suggested the existence of a U.S. version of Hogwarts, and that we may get a look at it in the forthcoming prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The author was conducted a Q+A session on Twitter over the weekend (June 6th) and was asked by one fan asked whether the main protagonist – Newt Scamander – would be visiting a school in New York as part of the film’s plot and what its name would be.
J.K. Rowling revealed some details about the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts' film
Continue reading: J.K. Rowling Hints At 'American Hogwarts' In 'Fantastic Beasts' Film
Alex Watson, Emma Watson and Harry Potter - Alex Watson and Emma Watson New York City, USA - The premiere of 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' at Alice Tully Hall - Arrivals Monday 15th November 2010
Harry Potter - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Orlando, Florida - The official opening of the £125m attraction is set for the 18th of June, but Universal Orlando began allowing a limited number of regular day guests into the new Wizarding World of Harry Potter section of the Islands of Adventure theme park. Tuesday 1st June 2010
Harry Potter Wednesday 18th July 2007 Harry Potter fans are already lining up outside of Waterstones awaiting the release of the final book in the series ' Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows ' which will be released this Friday July 20th at Midnight London, England
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