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Two New Harry Potter Books To Be Released Later This Year!

Posted on July 20th, 2017 at 10:26 am by    

Fans are in meltdown after it was announced TWO new Harry Potter books will be released later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of The Philosopher’s Stone.

The novels are called Harry Potter: A History Of Magic and Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic – and they are set to accompany an exhibition by the British Library celebrating the magical franchise’s milestone. Oo-er!

But neither release has been penned by JK Rowling, who ruled out writing any more Potter books following the release of the seventh and final novel in the series. Boo!

The two books are aimed at a family audience and will delve deeper into the world in which they are set, but they won’t further the storyline involving lead characters Harry, played by Daniel Radcliffe, Hermione Grainger (Emma Watson) and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint).

Fans have still gone wild for the news, with one writing on Twitter: “2 new Harry Potter books incoming! Bye bye life. Well.. after a long wait, I’ve got patience. ”

Another said: “2 new Harry Potter books woooah amazing ”

While a third posted: “the 2 new harry potter books coming out have me feeling all the feels i’m pure buzzing ”

Since the last Potter film was released in 2011, fans have been able to get their teeth stuck into prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them starring Eddie Redmayne

The film explores the wizarding world prior to Potter and is expected to have four star-studded sequels.

Earlier this month Rowling revealed she’s got the manuscript of an unpublished novel stashed away.

But Potter fans will be dismayed to hear the writer has no direct plans to publish the story, because it’s written on one of her dresses.

During a recent interview with CNN, the 51-year-old author revealed that the manuscript of almost an entire book was written on to the frock last year for her 50th birthday party.

She asked pals to come dressed as their “worst personal nightmare”; her own was a lost manuscript.

The author set about scribbling away on a gown, which then became a garment and an original J.K. Rowling story combined.

How much that dress is likely to be worth now doesn’t bear thinking about.

The writer said: “I wrote over a dress most of that book.

“So that book, I don’t know whether it will ever be published, but it’s actually hanging in a wardrobe currently.”

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Could Daniel Radcliffe Return as Potter In a Version Of The Cursed Child?

Posted on June 29th, 2016 at 8:37 am by    

It’s been a couple of weeks since new Harry Potter play ‘The Cursed Child’ started preview shows and we’re still just about a month away from opening night, which means we’re all wondering… When’s the movie coming?!

The good news is though, British actor Daniel Radcliffe isn’t ruling out a return as Harry Potter should new play ever become a film. Oo-er!

The young star who rose to fame as a child playing JK Rowling’s boy wizard in the hit movie adaptations of her books. He has since gone on to carve a career playing varying roles from Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in ‘Kill Your Darlings‘ to, most recently, a farting corpse in ‘Swiss Army Man‘.

His next film sees him take on the role of a magician in ‘Now See You Me: The Second Act, but he has not completely shut the door on Hogwarts. “It would depend on the script,” Radcliffe told Radio Times when asked if he could be tempted to take a role as an adult Potter.

“The circumstances would have to be pretty extraordinary. But then I am sure Harrison Ford said that with Han Solo and look what happened there! So I am saying ‘No’ for now but leaving room to backtrack in the future.”

‘The Cursed Child’ opened for previews in London earlier this month, but Radcliffe is unlikely to attend. “It would be a weird one. I could be completely wrong in this but I feel like if I went to see it, there’s going to be a lot of Harry Potter fans there and would that then become a thing?” he told E! News. “I would never want to do anything that would distract or take away from the show.”

Co-written by Rowling, ‘The Cursed Child’ is the first new Harry Potter story in nine years. Little is known about the plot, bar that the story is set 19 years after characters, Harry, Ron and Hemione waved goodbye to Hogwarts. Harry’s son Albus takes the starring role, left “struggling with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted” while learning with his father that “sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places”.

Jamie Parker is playing a grown-up Harry, who now works for the Ministry of Magic. Sam Clemmett takes on the role of Albus, while Noma Dumezweni has been cast as Hermione and Paul Thornley plays Ron. Tours are currently pushing resell ticket prices up to $3,700, with the sold-out play running until next May.

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ officially opens at the Palace Theatre London on 30 July, with the script hitting stores in book form the following day.

Good luck getting a ticket to see it!

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Emma Watson Announces She’s Quitting Acting!

Posted on February 25th, 2016 at 11:22 am by    

I quidditch!” might be something Emma Watson‘s saying behind the scenes, as news spreads that the Harry Potter starlet is quitting acting after her latest film was a box-office disaster… Oo-er!

The former child star is stepping back from the movie industry for a while so she can focus on her campaigning work and avoid embarrassments after her latest film Regression made a measly £243 per cinema in takings.

In a snooty new interview, the beauty explained her decision was so she could focus on her “own personal development” and, er, start her own, um… book club!

Emma said: “I’m taking a year away from acting to focus on two things. 

“My own personal development is one. My own personal task is to read a book a week and also to read a book a month as part of my book club.

One thing I am going to do that I’ve been working on for a while is completing my yoga Level 3 meditation for teaching.”

Watson has been increasingly vocal in the world of feminist activism after launching the successful “HeForShe” campaign.

Now she has revealed she was nearly tempted to go back to university.

She said: “I almost thought about going and doing a year of gender studies, then I realised that I was learning so much by doing my reading.”

Emma is so advanced these days that she is becoming a wizard herself.

In an interview with famous American feminist bell hooks, she added: “It almost feels like the chemistry and structure of my brain is changing so rapidly sometimes. It feels as if sometimes I’m struggling to keep up with myself.”

Emma’s star has fallen significantly since her heady days at Hogwarts cheering on Daniel Radcliffe on the quidditch pitch as clever-clogs witch Hermione Granger.

The eight-blockbuster franchise made £5billion worldwide and turned her into one of Hollywood’s hottest properties.

But with her next film Colonia looking doomed to go straight to DVD, Emma’s last hopes of more box-office glory before bowing out will be opposite Tom Hanks in The Circle and with her turn as Belle in a live-action version of Beauty and the Beast next year.

Hope she won’t be too busy at book club to attend the premiere… Just sayin’…

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Daniel Radcliffe Is Jealous of Eddie Redmayne!

Posted on December 23rd, 2015 at 9:54 am by    

Daniel Radcliffe will forever be associated with the Harry Potter franchise. It doesn’t matter how many other movies he makes or what else he does. With a new movie set in the same world on it’s way there are a few different ways you might expect Radcliffe to react.

He could be dismissive of this new kid on the block trying to ride his coat tails, or he could play the part of the successful veteran, trying to help the new kid make something of himself. It turns out neither is the case.

Even though he’s left his glasses and his magic wand behind, Radcliffe’s still got a severe case of “costume envy” when he saw the new wizard in town – fellow Brit, Eddie Redmayne.

It turns out Radcliffe is actually jealous of Redmayne’s stylish wardrobe on the highly anticipated Harry Potter spinoff film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which is currently filming in the U.K. Mostly he’s jealous of the wardrobe.

“Oh f— you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume – I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you’ve got a great coat already?” he joked to NME magazine about Redmayne’s Doctor Who-esq wardrobe.Daniel Radcliffe

Due for release in 2016, the film, written by J.K Rowling, is set in the same magical world of the Potter films but in New York instead of the U.K., and 70 years before Harry’s story begins.

As I recently recently revealed, the Oscar-winning Redmayne, 33, plays eccentric wizard Newt Scamander, who wears a dapper, teal, three-quarter length coat over a wool suit, accessorized with a wand.

I can feel Radcliffe’s pain. Getting to wear fun and interesting costumes has got to be one of the best parts of being an actor. It can really help you feel more like the character you’re playing.

Many of the characters within the Harry Potter movies got to wear unique outfits, but Harry, along with Ron and Hermione rarely got to wear anything beyond their school uniforms or fairly standard street clothes.

This is still the Harry Potter world right? I wonder why did the guy the franchise is named after wasn’t styled as cool as Eddie’s character!?

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Daniel Radcliffe Goes Skinhead For New Movie Role!

Posted on September 30th, 2015 at 7:08 am by    

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has shaved his head for a new movie role. What a tough boy!

But the British star’s new look isn’t exactly for the armed forces — his buzz cut is for his role as a government agent posing as a as a neo-Nazi skinhead in Imperium.

A far cry from the rumpled locks of his Harry Potter days, the star’s new hairstyle (or lack thereof) is distinctly military-like, especially since he was sporting a long-sleeve camo shirt with his shorn tresses.

Daniel, 26, shared the photo of his new ’do on his Google+ page and the picture has since been widely circulated by Radcliffe fan sites.

He wrote: “Hi Everyone. Here’s the first look of me as FBI agent Nate Foster in IMPERIUM.

“We began filming the movie this week. I’m very excited about it and will tell you more about it soon!”

‘Imperium’ is based on the real-life story of Michael German, an FBI agent who went spent several years posing as a neo-Nazi so he could infiltrate and investigate US white supremacist groups.

Radcliffe will play an up-and-coming agent called Nate Foster who goes undercover in a bid to prevent white supremacists from building a dirty bomb.

Daniel Ragussis is making his feature film directorial debut and also wrote its script based on German’s experiences. Imperium is expected to be released in 2016.

Radcliffe may look like he’s cut his own hair with a cheap pair of clippers, but being worth £64million, we doubt that’s the case.

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Daniel Radcliffe Confirmed For ‘Now You See Me 2’!

Posted on November 6th, 2014 at 7:03 am by    

We all miss the days when Daniel Radcliffe was rocking the wand and wizards hat back in his Harry Potter days!

Take heart in the fact that Radcliffe is at least back to the illusionist world of Now You See Me.

Lionsgate studios announced Tuesday that Now You See Me 2 will feature Radcliffe and Lizzy Caplan —  joining the cast as more magic and a bigger heist is summoned.

The 2013 caper about a group of illusionist bank robbers — Jesse EisenbergWoody HarrelsonIsla Fisher and Dave Franco — is gearing up for a sequel.

The sequel’s plot will still revolve around the Four (now Three?) Horsemen, one year after the first film.

The group’s services are enlisted by an enemy who asks them to partake in one of the Horsemen’s most dangerous heists yet—presumably until Now You See Three-D brings the heist action into a new dimension.

Those other guys are good at magic. But are they Hogwarts good? Think not.

Radcliffe told said last week that he’s interested in finding “weird, eccentric” roles since the Potterfranchise ended in 2011. And he’s lived up to that, playing a horned murder suspect in Horns, and he will likely look even stranger with his Igor in the upcoming Frankenstein (2015).

Jon M. Chu is directing the film, while Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are all set to return. The film is set to release on June 10, 2016.

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Daniel Radcliffe Takes Blood Pressure Medication Aged 25!

Posted on August 20th, 2014 at 8:05 pm by    

Wow folks, I know the showbiz industry can be a little bit testing at times… However, I was surprised when I heard that Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe takes medication for blood pressure! Oo-er… at the age of 25… Seriously?

The young movie star admitted that he takes the medication to deal with his excruciating cluster headaches, but insisted that his health is nothing to worry about.

In a recent interview, the former boy wizard explained: “You have to be on blood pressure medication and have an ECG every so often. Don’t worry, I’m perfectly fine.”

Daniel, who is currently starring in the romantic comedy What If, spoke about his cluster headaches, which are severe attacks of pain on one side of the head, in a 2012 interview.

He said: “It’s very rare evidently, but it’s exceptionally painful.

“It makes a migraine look quite tame. At the time, I thought I was being a wuss. I was taking 12 [strong painkillers] a day and going, “Why do I still have a headache?'”

Despite maintaining a private persona, Radcliffe has been very open about issues in his life, including his dependence on alcohol to cope with the pressures of fame.

But Daniel regrets opening up about that particular problem.

He said: “If I had to give my younger self one piece of advice it would be, don’t talk about that in an interview. Because I’ve answered questions on it for three or four years since. And it’s such an insignificant part of my life that everyone just wants to talk about.”

Hmmm, doesn’t sound right to me…

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Daniel Radcliffe’s a Wizard with his Wand!

Posted on July 24th, 2014 at 7:26 am by    

British star Daniel Radcliffe reckons his prowess between the sheets is all down to keeping off the booze… Good boy!

The 25-year-old actor said: “For some people sex might be better drunk. But for me and the person I’m doing it with it’s much better sober.

“I’m one of the few people who seem to have had a really good first time.

“It was with somebody I’d gotten to know well. I’m happy to say I’ve had a lot better sex since then.

“But it wasn’t as horrendously embarrassing as a lot of other people’s were, like my friend who got drunk and did it with a stranger under a bridge.”

“I’m happy to say I’ve had a lot better sex since then”

Daniel quit booze four years ago after realising his drinking had got out of control. At the time, he told a magazine he often turned up to work on the Potter movies still drunk from the night before.

But he cleaned up his act in 2010 to focus on his career. And his girlfriend Erin Darke, no doubt benefits from his magic in the bedroom now he is sober. But Dan credits more than just staying on the wagon for his success with women.

He has found his nude roles have helped, too. Daniel famously got his kit off when he was starring in the stage show Equus.

He said: “I went out with quite a few girls at that time. I would just say: ‘Oh cool, you’ve seen me naked.’”

Oo-er…Naughty!

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