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Mark Williams to Host BBC One’s New Game Show ‘The Link’
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Digital Spy reports that Mr Weasley actor Mark Williams will be the host of BBC One’s new game show, The Link, which has been scheduled to have 25 episodes. According to the article the show which pits three teams against each other and has them trying to find the link between questions.

The quicker the teams can work out the connection between answers to four questions, the more links they can break – giving them the chance to win some money.

In the final round, the winning team members will battle it out to break a series of Super Links to take home a cash prize.

BBC daytime controller Damian Kavanagh said: “The Link appealed to us because of its innovative question style and challenging gameplay. Mark Williams will give the show a different flavor which we hope will delight the audience.”

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Video: Official Recap of A Celebration of Harry Potter
Posted by Megs

The official Harry Potter Facebook page has released their video recap of A Celebration of Harry Potter. Watch below and enjoy! If you attended, what was your favorite part of the weekend?

Make sure to check out our full coverage on YouTube!

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Devon Murray, Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Matthew Lewis, Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Photos: Harry Potter Cast & Crew Members Attend Celebration in Orlando
Posted by Megs

Today we have hundreds of photos from A Celebration of Harry Potter, which was held at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida this weekend.  We were in attendance at the event and have tons of great content to share. First, of course, is photos.  Soon we will have a bunch of videos from various press conferences and Q&A sessions.

View all the photos – which also include shots of Matthew Lewis, Devon Murray, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps and Evanna Lynch, Mark Williams and multiple crew members – in the gallery. If you take any of the photos for your site or tumblr, please, link back to Magical-Menagerie.com.

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Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Devon Murray, Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Matthew Lewis, Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
More Details on A Celebration of Harry Potter
Posted by Megs

The Celebration of Harry Potter mini-site has been updated with new details on the weekends events such as timing and what to expect. Evanna Lynch, James & Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams and Matthew Lewis will be in attendance at the event as well as some of the crew members from the Potter films. See the new information below:

Harry Potter™ Tribute
Friday, January 24 at 7:30pm
Universal Studios® – Music Plaza Stage
On January 24th, the celebration’s festivities officially kick off with a special Friday evening event starring several of the cast members of the Harry Potter™ film series and award-winning illustrator Kazu Kibuishi, who recently reimagined the Harry Potter™ book covers. You’ll enjoy film clips, Q&A sessions with the cast members, and a first glimpse at exclusive new details about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Diagon Alley™, opening Summer 2014.

My Life on the Harry Potter™ Film Set: Talent Q&A’s
Saturday, January 25 at 10:00am & 2:00pm
Sunday, January 26 at 3:30pm
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater
Enjoy a fascinating and entertaining panel discussion featuring some of your favorite actors from the Harry Potter™ films. Learn what it’s like to work on a major motion picture and be part of film history.

Duelling Demonstrations & Wand Combat Masterclass with Paul Harris
Saturday, January 25 at 3:30pm
Sunday, January 26 at 11:30am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater
Discover the art of duelling and delve into the world of wand combat as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter™ presents a spellbinding masterclass with the world’s only Wand Combat Choreographer Paul Harris. Paul choreographed the epic battle scenes in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and will be on hand to teach you the technique behind wielding a wand – with the help of a special guest.

Graphic Design for the Harry Potter™ Films with MinaLima
Sunday, January 26 at 11:30am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater
Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima, from the graphic design studio MinaLima will share insights into their role as Graphic Prop Designers, and how their paths crossed at the WB film studios to work for ten years on the Harry Potter™ movies. They will discuss and show some of the iconic props they created for the Harry Potter™ films including the Marauder’s Map, the Daily Prophet™ and The Quibbler, amongst others.

Bringing the Harry Potter™ Films to the Theme Park – Set and Prop Design
Sunday, January 26 at 10:00am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater
Harry Potter™ film and theme park Set Designer Alan Gilmore and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ Prop Master Eric Baker present a look at how ideas move from the books to the silver screen, and then become real life theme park experiences.

Go Behind the Scenes of Pottermore.com™ from J.K. Rowling
Saturday, January 25 at 11:30am
Universal’s Islands of Adventure® – Toon Lagoon® Amphitheater
Pottermore’s Creative Director gives an exclusive insight into the creation of Moment artwork for Pottermore.com, and a look at the next installment of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Plus, get ready for an exclusive reveal as he shares his favorite upcoming new entry from J.K. Rowling.

Harry Potter: The Exhibition
Friday, January 24 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26 from 9:00am to 7:00pm
Universal Studios® – Soundstage 33
Costumes
Get an up-close look at the artistry and craftsmanship that went into creating the iconic costumes that have appeared throughout the Harry Potter™ film series. The costumes on display are provided by Harry Potter™: The Exhibition, currently on tour in Edmonton, Canada.

The Sorting Hat™ Experience
Are you a Gryffindor™, or a Slytherin™? A Hufflepuff™? Perhaps a Ravenclaw™? At the beginning of each school year The Sorting Hat™ sorts new Hogwarts™ students into their house, and you’ll have the opportunity to get sorted in a Great Hall setting…sponsored by Harry Potter™: The Exhibition.

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter: The Exhibition, James and Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Matthew Lewis, Pottermore, Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Matt Lewis & Mark Williams Attending Celebration of Harry Potter
Posted by Megs

The official Harry Potter twitter account revealed this afternoon that Matthew Lewis and Mark Williams will be joining Evanna Lynch, James Phelps and Oliver Phelps at “A Celebration of Harry Potter” this weekend!  They are asking for fan questions that will be answered throughout the event.

Magical-Menagerie will be in attendance at the event to bring you all the news!

Filed Under: Celebration of Harry Potter, Evanna Lynch, James and Oliver Phelps, Mark Williams, Matthew Lewis, Universal Studios Orlando, Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Mark Williams Helps Studio Tour Celebrate 1 Millionth Visitor
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Arthur Weasley actor Mark Williams visited Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter this past weekend to help them celebrate their one millionth visitor! A photo from the surprise visit may be seen in our gallery, thanks to Warner Bros.

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WARNER BROS. STUDIO TOUR LONDON – THE MAKING OF HARRY POTTER CELEBRATES ONE MILLION VISITORS
December 8th 2012: Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter, the UK’s newest attraction, today welcomed its one millionth visitor.

Benjamin from Dudley was delighted to be met by actor Mark Williams, who plays Arthur Weasley in the Harry Potter film series, and presented with a collector’s edition Nimbus 2000 broom.

Benjamin said:  “I couldn’t believe it when I walked through the door of the Tour and Mr Weasley met me.  I love Harry Potter and I’ll never forget my visit to the Studio Tour.”

Mark Williams commented:  “It’s wonderful to be back on the Harry Potter sets and to see so many people getting the chance to enjoy them.  I feel really privileged to meet the millionth visitor to the tour.”

Sarah Roots, Vice President, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London says: “Since opening our doors on 31st March 2012 we have been overwhelmed by both the level of interest and the incredibly positive reviews and we are delighted to welcome our millionth visitor in the first year of operating.  We limit the number of visitors per day so this is a particularly significant achievement.”

Mark Williams then went on to surprise visitors in the Great Hall by revealing filmmaking secrets as an impromptu tour guide.

Filed Under: Mark Williams, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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