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1 month ago

Meet the woman sharing her emotional journey online while reading 'Harry Potter'

Kierra Lewis, a book creator on social media, started reading the popular series in late 2023 and Potter fans across the Internet are shielding her from any spoilers.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Meet the woman sharing her emotional journey online while reading 'Harry Potter'
2 years ago

Robbie Coltrane, known for role as Hagrid in 'Harry Potter' films, dies at 72

The actor is survived by his children, sister and the mother of his children.
2 years ago
In this July 3, 2007, file photo, Robbie Coltrane arrives for the UK Premiere of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix at the Odeon Leicester Square in London.
2 years ago

Rupert Grint teases 'fun' and emotional 'Harry Potter' reunion special

"Those movies were our childhoods," Grint said.
2 years ago
In this Nov. 24, 2019 file photo Rupert Grint attends a talk during the Tokyo Comic Con 2019 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
2 years ago

The official trailer for the upcoming 'Harry Potter' reunion special is finally here

The official trailer for the upcoming "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" special is here!
2 years ago
"Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts" reunites Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and other cast members and filmmakers across all Harry Potter films for the first time to celebrate the anniversary of the first film, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone."
2 years ago

See the 1st image from 'Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts'

Fans can now see the first image from the upcoming special "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts," premiering Jan. 1.
2 years ago
HBO Max released a first look photo with, left to right, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and Daniel Radcliffe from the set of "Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts."
3 years ago

‘Harry Potter’ actress says she was told to deny ‘racist’ attacks from online fans

Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang in several Harry Potter films, opened up on the podcast “Chinese Chippy Girl” and said she was 16 when she experienced the attacks.
3 years ago
VIDEO: ‘Harry Potter’ actress says she was told to deny ‘racist’ attacks from online fans
4 years ago

Universal Orlando's Harry Potter ride to feature a free-fall vertical drop

The ride has the most launches of any coaster in the world!
4 years ago
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4 years ago

JK Rowling shares new children's book for free online, asks kids to illustrate it

J.K. Rowling revealed she wrote a new children's book and is sharing it for free online, asking kids to illustrate it and donating her royalties to COVID-19 relief.
4 years ago
J.K. Rowling accepts an award onstage during the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts 2019 Ripple Of Hope Gala & Auction In NYC, Dec. 12, 2019, in New York City.
4 years ago

Read Harry Potter at home with Harry himself

"Harry Potter at Home" allows Potter fans worldwide to read their favorite series with stars like Eddie Redmayne, David Beckham and Harry himself, Daniel Radcliffe.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Read Harry Potter at home with Harry himself
4 years ago

Ride with 'GMA' on the new Harry Potter coaster at Universal Orlando

We got a first look at Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
4 years ago
VIDEO: Ride with 'GMA' on the new Harry Potter coaster at Universal Orlando
4 years ago

'Harry Potter' cast reunites, see the epic Slytherin versus Gryffindor photos

Former castmates Tom Felton and Emma Watson posed with several members of the "Harry Potter" family while recently hanging out in London.
4 years ago
In this photo posted to Tom Felton's Instagram page, Felton is shown with his fellow Harry Potter cast members, Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch, Bonnie Wright and Matt Lewis.
5 years ago

Harry Potter's fictional house is now available on Airbnb

This is the next must-do on your wizarding bucket list.
5 years ago
Entrance to the De Vere House.
5 years ago

Harry Potter author JK Rowling donates $20 million to neurology research

J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter series, has donated almost $20 million (£15.3m) to support research into neurological conditions in honor of her late mother.
5 years ago
J.K. Rowling attends the Broadway Opening Day performance of 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two' at The Lyric Theatre, April 22, 2018, in New York.
5 years ago

Here's what the Harry Potter stars thought of the new coaster at Universal Orlando

A new roller coaster has opened at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios, Orlando.
5 years ago
From left, Josh Herdman portrays Gregory Goyle, Tom Felton portrays Draco Malfoy and Louis Cordice portrays Blaise Zabini in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
5 years ago

4 new 'Harry Potter' eBooks coming next month

Last week, it was announced that four new "Harry Potter" eBooks were on the way in June.
5 years ago
Copies of British author J.K. Rowlings book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, are display at a bookstore in New York, Aug. 3, 2016.
6 years ago

Story about late 'Harry Potter' actor who played Dumbledore will warm your heart

It's classic Dumbledore and shows the kind of man Richard Harris was.
6 years ago
Richard Harris, as Professor Dumbledore, in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
6 years ago

This Harry Potter photo shoot is giving us major wedding inspo

If you like Harry Potter then you’re going to go crazy for these Harry Potter wedding photos.
6 years ago
F27 Photography put together this stunning Harry Potter themed wedding shoot.
6 years ago

Gryffindogs or Hufflefluff: Animal shelter sorts dogs into Hogwarts houses

Dogs at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando are being sorted by personality.
6 years ago
A dog wears a Hufflepuff scarf at the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.
6 years ago

Harry Potter comes to Italy as Americans compete in Quidditch World Cup

The Renaissance city of Florence is playing host to brooms, quaffles and snitches.
6 years ago
US Quidditch team coach Michael "Yada" Parada, left, is seen as the "snitch" alongside seeker Harry Greenhouse during practice in Florence, Italy, June 26, 2018.
6 years ago

Meet the illustrator behind the mesmerizing new 'Harry Potter' covers

Brian Selznick drew all new covers for the beloved series to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first book being published in the U.S.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Meet the illustrator behind the mesmerizing new 'Harry Potter' covers
6 years ago

'Harry Potter' opens on Broadway to rave reviews

Sara Haines reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
6 years ago
VIDEO: Harry Potter 5-hour play makes Broadway debut
6 years ago

'Harry Potter' stars reunite 7 years after final film

In a "Harry Potter" reunion for the ages, Tom Felton posted an amazing picture of his Hogwarts "school mates."
6 years ago
From left, Matthew Lewis, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe star in the film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
6 years ago

Magical Harry Potter river cruise will set sail this summer

But it's going to cost you a lot of galleons.
6 years ago
The Harry Potter Magic Cruise sets sail down the river Thames this summer.
6 years ago

JK Rowling defends casting of Johnny Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

Rowling and the director "considered the possibility of recasting" Depp.
6 years ago
Johnny Depp attends the 'Murder On The Orient Express' World Premiere held at Royal Albert Hall, Nov. 2, 2017 in London.
7 years ago

Why 'Harry Potter' fans are freaking out about 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel title

And it may tease something huge in the "Harry Potter" universe.
7 years ago
Cast of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to FInd Them: The Crimes of Grindelwald."
7 years ago

Seattle dad creates spellbinding replica of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in driveway

"I was tired of nobody coming down our street," said Jon Chambers.
7 years ago
Jon Chambers of Seattle teamed up with his neighbors to build a replica of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley in his driveway.
7 years ago

Jon Chambers said he was "tired of nobody coming down our street" for trick-or-treating, and the creative project became a community effort.
7 years ago

Kyle Hubler, a teacher at Evergreen Middle School in Hillsboro, Oregon, transformed his classroom into a wizarding wonderland to surprise his students.
7 years ago

'Harry Potter' actor Robert Hardy dies at 91

His career spanned seven decades across theater, TV and film.
7 years ago
Robert Hardy arrives for the 'Oldie Of The Year Awards' at Simpsons in the Strand, Feb. 2, 2016, in London.
7 years ago

VIDEO: JK Rowling thanks fans on 'Harry Potter' 20th anniversary
7 years ago

JK Rowling reveals there are actually 2 Harry Potters

J.K. Rowling just divulged a detail that could shake up the entire Harry Potter universe.
7 years ago
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter and Maggie Smith as Professor Minerva McGonagall in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," 2004.
7 years ago

'Harry Potter' 20th anniversary: JK Rowling talks 'wonderful' ride

Two decades ago, Harry Potter was introduced to the world as J.K. Rowling's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" was published.
7 years ago
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" film was released 20 years ago.
7 years ago

'Harry Potter': 10 things you never knew about the books and films

Wait, J.K. Rowling was almost in the first film?!
7 years ago
Daniel Radcliffe in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."
7 years ago

The fourth book in the series follows the boy wizard's adventures during his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
7 years ago

JK Rowling begs fans not to buy stolen 'Harry Potter' prequel

The best-selling author took to Twitter to dissuade potential buyers.
7 years ago
J.K. Rowling attends the press preview of "Harry Potter & The Cursed Child" at The Palace Theatre, July 30, 2016, in London.
7 years ago

'Harry Potter' Play May Be Coming to Broadway

There have been discussions about bringing it to the Lyric Theatre.
7 years ago
J.K. Rowling arrives for the European premiere of the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" at Cineworld Imax, Leicester Square in London, Nov. 15, 2016.
7 years ago

British Woman Creates 'Harry Potter'-Themed Christmas Tree

It's a tree all potterheads would adore.
7 years ago
British woman Kathryn Burnett created a Christmas tree inspired by the "Harry Potter" series.
8 years ago

'Fantastic Beasts' Review: It Will Keep You Coming Back for More

Why the new "Harry Potter" spin-off is fantastically endearing.
8 years ago
Eddie Redmayne, left, and Katherine Waterston in a scene from, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."
8 years ago

'Harry Potter' Cinematographer Recalls Challenges of Transforming Beloved Book Into a Movie

It's been 15 years since the first 'Harry Potter' movie landed in theaters.
8 years ago
Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson are seen on the set of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
8 years ago

VIDEO: JK Rowling Teases Release of 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Script
8 years ago

'Fantastic Beasts' Film Series Expands to 5 Movies

"Harry Potter" fans, rejoice!
8 years ago
Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
8 years ago

'Harry Potter' Actor Devon Murray Reveals Battle With Depression

Actor shared his 10-year struggle with depression on World Mental Health Day.
8 years ago
Devon Murray arrives at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 Celebration at Universal Orlando, Nov. 12, 2011, in Orlando, Florida.
8 years ago

Harry Potter's Childhood 'Privet Drive' Home for Sale in UK

It's a home J.K. Rowling would approve.
8 years ago
The home from the first installment of the Harry Potter films is now listed for sale in Bracknell, England. The house was represented as the childhood home of the fictional character, Harry Potter.
8 years ago

'Harry Potter': New Hogwarts Books Coming From JK Rowling

Rowling just can't quit "the boy who lived."
8 years ago
Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone."
8 years ago

Inside Look at 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

It picks up where "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" left off.
8 years ago
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production.