21 April 2018 at 04:15 GMT
Scholastic, the US publisher of the Harry Potter books, will republish all seven novels with new cover artwork by Brian Selznick. The new editions will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the US and will be released in June.
Selznick’s seven black and white drawings combine to form a single image, “telling Harry’s story from his arrival at Privet Drive to the Battle of Hogwarts”.
Says the artist, “I’m a huge Harry Potter fan (a proud Hufflepuff!) and to be asked to illustrate the 20th anniversary edition covers was an absolute honour … one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of the process was drawing seven independent covers that would stand on their own, while making sure that they also lined up to create one single satisfying image. It took dozens and dozens of sketches to get it right, and I am thrilled to share my great love for the books with these new illustrations”.
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8 December 2017 at 03:53 GMT
Warner Bros. has released two promotional stills for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second in the Fantastic Beasts film series. The first shows Newt Scamander, with case, in a sewer. The second shows Newt (Eddie Redmayne) and Dumbledore (Jude Law) chatting on set.
17 November 2017 at 00:39 GMT
The title was revealed today alongside a cast photo featuring Jude Law (Albus Dumbledore), Ezra Miller (Credence), Claudia Kim (Maledictus, a witch that carries a magic “blood curse”), Zoë Kravitz (Leta Lestrange), Callum Turner (Theseus Scamander, Newt’s brother), Katherine Waterston (Tina), Eddie Redmayne (Newt), Dan Fogler (Jacob), Alison Sudol (Queenie) and Johnny Depp (Gellert Grindelwald).
The film will begin in 1927 — picking up months after Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them — and will be released on 16 November 2018.
24 October 2017 at 05:19 GMT
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will come to Melbourne in 2019, the play’s third location following London and New York. Playing at the Princess Theatre, dates and ticket information for the production will be revealed at a later date.
6 October 2017 at 04:02 GMT
A number of new images from the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition have been revealed, which was released this week.
2 September 2017 at 03:26 GMT
Yesterday, 1 September 2017, marked the day when ’19 Years Later’, the final moment of the Harry Potter series took place. Albus Severus boarded the Hogwarts Express from King’s Cross station, worried about which house he’d find himself sorted in.
Today's the day Albus Severus Potter boards the Hogwarts Express at King's Cross for the first time #19yearslater ⚡️
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) September 1, 2017
Harry Potter fans (and actor Warwick Davis) celebrated the milestone, flocking to King’s Cross station in London to mark the event.
WARWICK DAVIS IS HERE ON A SEGWAY WHAT A KING pic.twitter.com/sveXMa8cAY
— Beth✨ (@BethCharlotteP) September 1, 2017
— Tony Johnston (@Tonyjo7) September 1, 2017
23 June 2017 at 07:35 GMT
Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury will partner with the British Library to produce two Harry Potter companion books to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
The books will, “accompany Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The Exhibition” which will run at the British Library from 20th October 2017 until 28th February 2018.
Harry Potter: A History of Magic (Hardback) is the official book of the exhibition. In a unique collaboration between Bloomsbury and the curators of the British Library, the exhibition will unveil rare books, manuscripts and magical objects from the British Library’s collection, capturing the traditions of folklore and magic which underpin the Harry Potter stories.
Visitors can marvel at original drafts and drawings by J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter illustrator Jim Kay, both on display for the first time. This book explores the amazing artefacts, manuscripts, original artwork and curators’ insights that make up the backbone of the exhibition. A comprehensive companion book, it will also feature essays on each section of the exhibition by cultural commentators, academics and respected writers as diverse as Major Tim Peake, Lucy Mangan, Steve Backshall and Anna Pavord. This is a beautifully produced, full-colour coffee-table book which will make the whole exhibition experience available to everyone.
Harry Potter: A Journey Through a History of Magic showcases selected items from the exhibition and is aimed at a family audience. It too explores the subjects studied at Hogwarts, and will contain spellbinding facts and information behind the real history of magic, alongside activities inspired by these subjects, creating a rich and rewarding book for families to enjoy for years to come.
Both books will be available in physical and digital formats in October, along with the Prisoner of Azkaban illustrated edition.
13 April 2017 at 02:53 GMT
The search for young Dumbledore has ended. Actor Jude Law (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Contagion, Sherlock Holmes, The Grand Budapest Hotel) will portray the transfiguration teacher turned Hogwarts headmaster in the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them sequels.
In the second Fantastic Beasts film, Dumbledore is a transfiguration teacher at Hogwarts. The film will follow Albus’ story and his rivalry with dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (portrayed by Johnny Depp). Eddie Redmayne will return as Newt Scamander, and both J.K. Rowling and David Yates will reprise their roles as screenwriter and director, respectively.
Albus Dumbledore was portrayed by Richard Harris in the first two Harry Potter films, and replaced by Michael Gambon after Harris’ passing in 2002. Harris’ son Jared was rumoured to be in consideration for the role of young Dumbledore.
The second Fantastic Beasts film (still untitled) will be released next year.