Harry Potter

  • 20 of Albus Dumbledore's most magical quotes guaranteed to get you through a bad day Yesterday

    If you're a Potterhead you'll know how in times of distress, the only man you would want to be with is Albus Dumbledore. The wise old Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizandry, somehow has all the right words to say. Every time your head is clouded...
  • 23 unbelievable coincidences and hidden secrets in the Harry Potter series you probably missed the first time you read it 2 days ago

    Muggleborns, if you didn't receive a letter to join Hogwarts on your 11th birthday, there's no need to be disappointed. You can sit in peace and read the Harry Potter series over and over again to untie the knots you may have missed while reading it for the first time....
  • Modern 'Medea' in London stars Potter film's Helen McCrory July 22, 2014

    Reuters: Helen McCrory of Harry Potter fame is a chain-smoking Medea and pop duo Goldfrapp provides a riveting score for a new staging in London of Euripides's 2,500-year-old play that may not be the "Medea" of all time but is certainly one for this age. The adaptation, which had its press...
  • In JK Rowling's second story, Harry Potter's wife Ginny, a sports reporter with the Daily Prophet, live blogs from the Quidditch World Cup July 14, 2014

    On Tuesday when JK Rowling gave fans a glimpse of how Harry Potter and his gang are doing 7 years post the battle at Hogwarts, there were speculations on whether these posts would become a regular feature on the Pottermore site. Good news is that on Saturday, Rowling posted a live...
  • 'Harry Potter' actor found dead in Death Valley July 12, 2014

    Los Angeles: British actor David Legeno, who played a werewolf in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been found dead in Death Valley, United States police said. He apparently died of "heat-related issues," the local sheriff said, after the 50-year-old's body was found near Zabriskie Point, a famed movie-related panorama spot. Legeno played...
  • Is the world on the brink of a new Harry Potter series? Harry is 34. Neville Longbottom is an alcoholic. 15 things revealed in JK Rowling's explosive new tease July 9, 2014

    Author JK Rowling teased a new short story just days ahead of her man wizard Harry Potter's 34th birthday. Written as a news report by the magical newspaper Daily Prophet's gossip columnist Rita Skeeter, the story is set around a Quidditch World Cup final in the Patagonian desert and is...
  • Harry Potter returns in new JK Rowling short story July 9, 2014

    (Reuters) - Harry Potter has returned, in a short story posted online by J.K. Rowling that features her best-selling hero at a school reunion, approaching the age of 34 and showing a few grey hairs. Written as an article in the fictional Daily Prophet newspaper under the headline "Dumbledore's Army Reunites...
  • Attention Harry Potter fans: JK Rowling posts story about Harry sporting a new cut on his cheek and attending Quidditch game July 8, 2014

    OMG, you guys! You will never believe what gossip columnist Rita Skeeter is reporting! JK Rowling has just posted a new short-story about Harry Potter attending a Quidditch World Cup game in a new article on her website, Pottermore.com. Harry, last seen waving his children onto the Hogwarts train at the...
  • Actress Emma Watson allegedly been employing illegal housekeeper June 29, 2014

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Emma Watson has allegedly been employing a woman illegally at her 2 million pound London home. The 24-year-old actress hired the maid to work in her New York apartment at the beginning of last year but Border Agency staff have since launched a probe following a complaint...
  • Orlando Harry Potter attraction enchants despite glitches June 20, 2014

    Orlando: The signature ride of the new "Harry Potter" attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando, a roller coaster with passenger cars that pitch, heave and spin 360 degrees through a 3-D film adventure, was shut during a media preview on Thursday after minor glitches the previous night. "Escape from Gringotts" is...
  • 'Harry Potter' stars help debut Universal Orlando ride June 19, 2014

    Reuters: Stars of the "Harry Potter" franchise hit the red carpet at the much-anticipated expansion of Universal Orlando's Wizarding World of Harry Potter on Wednesday, ahead of the opening of the new attraction on July 8. The addition of Diagon Alley to the theme park is expected to provide a boost...
  • Universal to unveil second Harry Potter attraction June 18, 2014

    Reuters: Universal Orlando kicks off previews on Wednesday of its much anticipated Diagon Alley, a second Harry Potter-themed attraction that is expected provide a boost for the park's revenues and for tourism in central Florida. Universal has yet to fix a date for the opening of Diagon Alley this summer, but...
  • Watch: Daniel Radcliffe gets friend-zoned in the upcoming rom-com 'What If' June 2, 2014

    Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will be seen in a romantic comedy for the first time, in the quirky Michael Dowse film 'What If'. Radcliffe plays the medical school dropout Wallace, who's been repeatedly burned by bad relationships. He meets Chantry, portrayed by Zoe Kazan, a quirky animator, and they...
  • Snapshot: Emma Watson graduates from Brown University; tweets selfie wearing black cap, gown May 26, 2014

    Providence: It's graduation day for movie star Emma Watson. The British actress best known as Hermione Granger in the "Harry Potter" movies was among 2,000 graduates receiving degrees Sunday from Brown University. She tweeted a photo of herself in cap and gown. Watson graduated with a bachelor's degree in English...
  • I screamed at Daniel Radcliffe: Jennifer Lawrence May 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Hunger Games' actress Jennifer Lawrence has revealed she screamed at 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe when she first met him. The 23-year-old actress, who is a self-confessed Harry Potter fan, recalled the awkward moment during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, reported Ave Showbiz. Speaking of...
  • Alfonso Cuaron reportedly in talks for JK Rowling's Harry Potter spin-off May 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Gravity' helmer Alfonso Cuaron is believed to be in talks to direct the first upcoming Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. The movie is planned to hit theaters on November 18, 2016. It aims at launching a new trilogy, with two sequels expected to...
  • Photos: For the first time, Universal Orlando takes you inside Gringotts bank on a ride fit for wizards May 14, 2014

    All of us at some point of time would have fantasised to have an adventure like Harry Potter and now the wish has been granted with the opening of a theme park ride based on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringott adventure - a sequence from 'Harry Potter...
  • Harry Potter spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts' set for November 18, 2016 release May 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: Here's another gift for all the Harry Potter fans as its spinoff trilogy 'Fantastic Beasts' has finally got a release date for its first instalment, 'Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them'. According to The Huffington Post, the movie is slated to be released on November 18, 2016. 'Fantastic...
  • Visitors will get to retrieve a magical object in the new Harry Potter themed area May 13, 2014

    Orlando: The centerpiece of the new Harry Potter-themed area at Universal Orlando Resort will take visitors into Gringotts bank to help retrieve a magical object and re-create a scene from the wildly popular book and movie series. Universal executives announced Tuesday that the ride will be called "Harry Potter and the...
  • I will never date a Harry Potter fan: Daniel Radcliffe May 7, 2014

    London: Daniel Radcliffe, who played Harry Potter in eight films over ten years, said it would be a horrible move to date a fan of the boy wizard. The 24-year-old Hollywood star, who is famously secretive about his love life, still has an army of devoted female Potter fans who hang...
  • Geeky fan video of Harry Potter vs Star Wars: In an epic battle between a Jedi Knight and a wizard, who will win? April 30, 2014

    'Generation VS Generation, Magic or the force? Saber or the wand?' If a Jedi Knight faced off with a wizard, who do you think will win? ...
  • Emma Watson on how Hogwarts prepped her for 'Noah' March 27, 2014

    After spending a decade at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise, actress Emma Watson put her magical training to good use for her first big budget post-Potter role, in biblical action blockbuster 'Noah.' In director Darren Aronofsky's movie, out in U.S. and Canadian theaters...
  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer March 23, 2014

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured on the...
  • When musical films are done right, they're incredibly exciting: Daniel Radcliffe March 21, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe says he wants to expand his experience as an actor by starring in a big screen musical. The 24-year-old actor, who has previously led the cast of Broadway musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', wants to take his singing talents...
  • Harry Potter author JK Rowling to pen second crime fiction under pseudonym Robert Gailbraith February 18, 2014

    Even though the Harry Potter author JK Rowling was outed last year as the author of 'Cuckoo's Calling', published under pen name Robert Gailbraith, she will retain the pseudonym for her upcoming crime fiction novel 'The Silkworm'. Publisher Little, Brown describes Rowling's latest venture as "a compulsively readable crime novel with...
  • I love tattoos, but I love them on other people: Emma Watson February 9, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson says she is terrible at making small conversations with people and has a 'ridiculously short attention span'. The 23-year-old, who features on the cover of Wonderland lifestyle magazine's February issue, also said she was genuinely a 'shy, socially awkward and introvert', reports eonline.com. "I feel like I've...
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger should have married, admits JK Rowling February 2, 2014

    A section of fans knew it all along. They'd talk about it in forums and chat rooms and would get into lengthy explanations when they'd be scoffed at by other Potterheads. Today they feel vindicated as author JK Rowling admitted she made a mistake by marrying off Ron Weasley and...
  • Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling January 2, 2014

    A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the publishing...
  • JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' to be a stage show now December 21, 2013

    London: After selling over 400 million copies of the seven-part book series 'Harry Potter' worldwide and inspiring eight film adaptations of the popular novels, author JK Rowling is reportedly set to co-produce a stage show of the series in London's West End. The writer, along with prominent theatre producers Sonia Friedman...
  • Daniel Radcliffe wanted to quit 'Harry Potter' after the third film November 25, 2013

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame by playing boy wizard 'Harry Potter' in the movies based on J K Rowling's books, says after the third film he thought of quitting the franchise. The 24-year-old actor was convinced that another young actor could take over the part from him...