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First Look at Draco and Scorpius Malfoy
Posted by Megs

Continuing with their promotional photo releases, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Facebook released photos of Draco Malfoy (Alex Price) and his son Scorpius (Anthony Boyle).

The photos can be seen in the gallery and their captions are below:

Scorpius Malfoy (Anthony Boyle) from the new play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. J.K. Rowling: “I’ve got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men…”

Draco Malfoy (Alex Price) from the new play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child. J.K. Rowling: “I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related.”

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Pottermore Interviews ‘Cursed Child’ Creatives
Posted by Megs

The Pottermore Correspondent recently posted a two part (1, 2) interview with some of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child creative team. They spoke with director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne about their creative collaboration with J.K. Rowling. They talk about their first meeting with Rowling where they decided on a plot for the play:

Right now, John and Jack are on a lunch break between workshops for the Cursed Child. We’re sitting at a table covered in scripts, highlighters and blunt lead pencils.

‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’d do anything he asked me to do,’ Jack says, pointing his thumb back at John.

‘Oh, stop it,’ John says and turns to me. ‘We went to Edinburgh to Jo’s house – Jack and I. Then I sort of watched the love affair begin. You know, it’s like taking your best friend to meet your new partner and then realising… Well, it was two writers meeting, you don’t get a look in.’

‘I’d read all the books in my twenties and I’d go to the cinema and watch all the films by myself. I was deeply in love with Potter already, so the chance to do this…’ says Jack, like he still can’t believe J.K. Rowling has given him characters from those books and films to write onto the stage.

‘We started talking about ideas and her generosity in the way she listened to what was inside our heads, and then fed into that with her brilliant mind, was incredible. You were very clear back then, John, that you didn’t want to do something historical.’

‘No prequels!’ says John, echoing J.K. Rowling’s Twitter account. ‘But also, I knew from seeing the excitement in the kids I’d shared the books with that we had to bring darkness back. There had to be new jeopardy.’

Tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be available to buy online only from HarryPotterthePlay.com from 11am GMT on Wednesday 28 October, on a first come first served basis to all who have registered for priority booking, and at 11am GMT on Friday 30 October to the general public.

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Four New Images from Harry Potter Illustrated Edition + Interview with Jim Kay
Posted by Megs

Entertainment Weekly has released four new images from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition. They also had the chance to talk to illustrator Jim Kay about his inspirations. Be sure to get the book when it goes on sale October 6th, or pre-order on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk!

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“I was looking at all these photographs of evacuee children from the 1940s — in England, you’d call them ‘blitz kids’ — who have been taken away from their home during the blitz. They had sort of thick, scruffy hair, and round glasses, and looked sort of underfed and malnourished, from really tough East End parts of London as well. I wanted that real character coming through, some adversity. But also slightly fragile, because he’s thin, and he’s smaller than usual.”

While talking about his portrait of Dumbledore, he says:

“What I like about early portrait painting,” Kay says, “is that you have objects in them that are representative of that person. So the dried plant there is honesty — but on the honesty is also a little camouflaged praying mantis. It’s sort of saying, there is honesty with Dumbledore, but with a catch. There’s also a little bottle of dragon’s blood because he wrote a book on dragon’s blood. And knitting because, of course, he likes to knit.”

Dumbledore’s likeness has a special place in Kay’s heart: “He’s based on an amazing illustrator I know, who I absolutely idolize. He’s been an inspiration for years for me, so it’s a huge deal that he’s lent his face to Dumbledore.”

Filed Under: Books, Harry Potter Illustrated Edition, Jim Kay, Other Potter Related
Limited Edition PEZ Harry Potter Collector Set Available in US
Posted by Megs

PEZ Candy, Inc. and  Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the newest addition to the PEZ Collector Set line earlier today: the highly requested PEZ Harry Potter Collector Set. Only 100,000 limited edition sets will be released, with each having its own number indicated on the box.

The Harry Potter Collector Set includes six fan-favorite characters as iconic PEZ dispensers, including namesake Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Albus Dumbledore, Rubeus Hagrid and Lord Voldemort. Each set also includes two six-pack PEZ candies.

“We are very excited to welcome Harry Potter to the line of PEZ Collector Sets. Harry Potter has been a recurring request from fans, young and old, for quite some time,” stated Christian Jegen, CEO/President of PEZ Candy, Inc. “We know this set will be on top of their holiday wish lists!”

The PEZ Harry Potter Collector Set is currently shipping to retailers in the United States and has a retail price of $17.99.


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Katherine Waterston Cast as Tina in ‘Fantastic Beasts’
Posted by Megs

The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday that Katherine Waterston has been cast as Porpentina, aka Tina, in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Queenie who, as we shared in this post, is Tina’s younger sister has yet to be cast.

According to Warner Bros., Porpentina meets magizoologist Newt Scamander (Redmayne) when he stops in New York City on his travels to find and document magical creatures.

J.K. Rowling posted the following comment on Twitter:

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ABC Renews ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and ‘Galavant’
Posted by Megs

ABC has renewed a bunch of their shows for more seasons and two Harry Potter alums and their television series are included! First up is Alfie Enoch in How To Get Away with Murder which had a very successful first season!

Next up is Luke Youngblood who stars as Sid in the musical comedy.

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