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Event – MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum; Benefitting J.K. Rowling’s Lumos
Posted by Megs

Taking place on 18th April 2015 at the ExCel London, MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum is a unique fan event being hosted by MuggleNet. With confirmed guest including Warwick Davis, Harry Melling and Chris Rankin, the event will include talent panels from the film series’ cast, signing events and an interactive expo involving leading members of the Potter community. The event will be supporting Lumos, the charity established by J.K. Rowling, in various fundraising activities throughout the day.

MuggleNet Live! 2015: Expo Patronum will be the first event of its kind for the website, bringing fans together to celebrate the Potter series past, present, and future. To be hosted in the Excel Centre Platinum Suites, the event will host guest panels, signings, photo booths, and exciting exhibitions featuring cast and crew. As well as discussing the series, the event will be an opportunity for fans to discover more about the current projects that the talented cast and crew are working on. Special guests currently include Potter actors Warwick Davis (Star Wars, Doctor Who, Willow), Jessie Cave (Pride, Glue), Anna Schafer (Hollyoaks, Glue) and Chris Rankin (Atlantis). More guests and programming details will be announced in the upcoming months.

Commenting on the event, Emerson Spartz, CEO of Spartz Inc. and founder of MuggleNet.com, said: “The MuggleNet Live! convention is situated at the perfect time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future with Harry Potter cast and crew members, and the entire Wizarding World fandom and its wider community.”

This is far from all the exciting features of the convention. More guests and activities will be announced in the coming weeks so be sure to keep up with the Expo on Facebook, Twitter and their website! This Sunday at 7pm GMT the staff will be hosting a Google Hangouts session to answer any questions fans have about the event.

Tickets for the event are on sale and can be purchased here: http://live.mugglenet.com/tickets

Filed Under: Chris Rankin, Harry Melling, Jessie Cave, JK Rowling, Warwick Davis
Great Expectations to be Released in October in US
Posted by Megs

Great Expectations, which stars Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers and Jessie Cave as Biddy has finally gotten its USA release date. Deadline revealed last week that it will be released on October 11, 2013. The film was released in the UK back in November of last year.  You can watch the trailer for the film, which was directed by Goblet of Fire’s Mike Newell, may be watched below:

Filed Under: Helena Bonham Carter, Jessie Cave, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane
Report: Sky Movies HD iPad Screening at WB Studio Tour London
Posted by Megs

Last week we reported that Jessie Cave and Oliver Phelps attended an event at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London with Sky Movies HD. Today we have a special report from our UK correspondent, Patrick, who attended the event! He also sent over a bunch of photos that you can view in the gallery! Thank you again, Patrick for attending the event on our behalf! Without further ado, the report:

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To celebrate the launch of all Harry Potter films now being available on SKYmoviesHD and On Demand, Sky invited a group of friends and fans to Leavesden to share in a night of magic in the Great Hall itself.

After a trip on the Knight Bus to Warner Brothers Studios, all those invited shared in a quick drinks reception and had the chance to watch the intro films to the tour, before being ushered through the great doors, with the now legendary phrase; Welcome to Hogwarts. But rather than finding the hall lined with the four house table as in the films, or empty as in one would see in the tour, we found the hall full of comfy-looking sofas and beanbags! On every seat was an iPad, the SkyGO app ready with the film of our choice to be streamed in the more than magical setting.

But before we had a chance to get stuck into our Harry Potter watching, special guests Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown) and the George of Fred and George; Oliver Phelps, arrived for a couple of photos and a few quick words. Jessie remarked that the great Hall was a lot cleaner than the last time she filmed there, and Olivier was impressed by the couches! Everyone then joint the stars on the Slytherin Table for a few photos! Yes, that’s right we actually sat on the seat once sat on by the devilishly cunning Snakes! I am deep down a Gryffindor, but I couldn’t help but feel quite at home on the table of Slytherin, maybe it was the blond hair and velvet green shirt I was sporting on the night!

Once back on our beanbags, it was time to pick a film, and for me and my friend it was going to be ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, and all I can say was that the feeling was surreal and a little trippy! The great hall features quite heavily in the fourth film; the arrival of Beauxbaton and Durmstrang, entries into the goblet of fire, the champion selection, and to be in the same room was bizarre! As Dumbledore’s hand, doused the flames that lit the Hall, I was able to follow the motion with my own eyes as he moved around the room. But it was also a little funny at the same time, instead of satin clad French girls producing blue sparks, we had smiling waiters, bearing beverages and yummy foods, like hotdogs, fish and chips and burgers! Instead of stick whirling Durmstrangs we had a camera man, whipping his lens around!
All those in attendance were gifted with a set of Harry’s famous specs, a chocolate wand from the gift store and their own copy of the interview ‘Being Harry: Daniel Radcliffe’ which aired on Sky on Friday the 9th of November, which was quite a lovely little interview with Dan, and others chatting about him. With our films watched, and our belly’s full it was time to return to the Knight Bus and make our ways home.

All in all, it was a great night; meeting other fans, posing for photos in the famous surrounds and just enjoying the films we all know and love and have readily available to us now thanks to SKYmoviesHD! So a big thanks to guys at SKY and Freud Communication for inviting us along, and a special thanks to our lovely webmiss Megan, for once again letting me enjoy the best the Potter world still has to offer us!

Filed Under: Harry Potter Films, James and Oliver Phelps, Jessie Cave, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Harry Potter Cast Members Attend Sky Movies HD iPad Screening In The Great Hall
Posted by Megs

Yesterday Sky Movies along with WB Studio Tour held an event in The Great Hall to celebrate the fact that Sky will be the only channel broadcasting all eight Potter films this holiday season.  This morning they have sent over some photos of Jessie Cave and Oliver Phelps at the event as well as a press release. Our correspondent Patrick was there as well, so I’m sure we’ll be getting a report and some photos from him as well, stay tuned!

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Sky has also revealed that they will have a lot of behind the scenes footage as well as an interview with Daniel Radcliffe.  All the details may be read in the press release below:

Harry Potter™ stars Jessie Cave and Oliver Phelps (Lavender Brown and George Weasley in the films) yesterday attended a special screening of the Harry Potter™ films at the Great Hall set at Leavesden.

To celebrate all eight of the Harry Potter™ films being available on Sky’s set-top box, on the comprehensive TV On Demand service and Sky Go, the award-winning multiplatform TV service, Sky Movies HD hosted a screening event in the famous surroundings, allowing fans to choose their own film from theseries to stream on iPad throughout the evening.

The films are also available to NOW TV customers subscribing to the Sky Movies monthly pass. NOW TV offers easy and flexible access to Sky Movies across PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, YouView, Xbox and selected Android smartphones, with films available to stream instantly. Customers who subscribe to Sky Movies via Virgin Media, UPC and TalkTalk are also able to enjoy the entire Harry Potter™ film series.

In addition to the complete Harry Potter™ box-set, Sky Movies is also offering viewers the opportunity to go behind-the-scenes, onto the sets and red carpet premieres with a range of original Potter related programming. In addition to the original movie trailers and special on-set and premiere reports, viewers will be able to hear from the star of the spellbinding franchise himself in Sky Movies’ brand new, in-depth interview Daniel Radcliffe: Being Harry Potter.

Daniel Radcliffe: Being Harry Potter will premiere on Friday 9th November, exclusively on Sky Movies Showcase HD, alongside all eight Harry Potter™ films, now also available across Sky Movies HD.

Filed Under: Deathly Hallows, Half-Blood Prince, James and Oliver Phelps, Jessie Cave, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
Video: Trailer for Great Expectations Released
Posted by Megs

A new trailer for Mike Newell’s latest film, Great Expectations, has been released.  Mike was the director of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  But Mike isn’t the only Potter alum to be involved in the film.  It stars Helena Bonham Carter as Miss Havisham, Ralph Fiennes as Magwitch, Robbie Coltrane as Mr. Jaggers and Jessie Cave as Biddy.

For those of you that never had to read Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations in school, the book tells the story of Pip, an English orphan who rises to wealth, deserts his true friends, and becomes humbled by his own arrogance [x].

Filed Under: Helena Bonham Carter, Jessie Cave, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane
Jessie Cave Talks Bookworm; New Video with Evanna Lynch
Posted by Megs

Jessie Cave talked with Digital Spy about her new show, Bookworm, as well as her upcoming film Great Expectations.  Bookworm will be at Underbelly Cowgate at the Edinburgh Fringe from August 4-26. Tickets are available now by clicking here.

What’s Bookworm all about?
“The idea is that it’s the launch of this book club that I’ve made and everyone in the audience are members. It’s the big day, it means everything to me. It’s about introducing the idea of Bookworms United to all these people.”

Do you feel prepared for a month-long onslaught at Edinburgh?
“I do feel prepared, I’ve planned this to the last minute detail since I decided I wanted to go up in September, and it means organizing everything. Everything on Pindippy is stuff I’ve done, and I do absolutely everything. That’s not going to change with Edinburgh.”

You worked with your sister on Great Expectations – was that something you were a bit hmmm… about?
“Bebe got the part because of me. Bebe comes everywhere with me. All of my sketches… she’s in Bookworm, she’s my sidekick. There’s a joke in my play about I bred her especially to be my bookworm and it’s true! I have three brothers and I said to my mom and dad, ‘You’re having another baby!’ I just prayed and prayed to have a sister and I did. She was the best gift ever.”

She has also released a new video in the series with Evanna Lynch where Jessie asks Evanna to join her book club.

Filed Under: Evanna Lynch, Jessie Cave

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