» Alohomora! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: behind the scenes - in pictures
18/11/19 15:48 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
The secrets of the spellbinding West End production are unlocked in a new book that contains previously unseen sketches and designs Continue reading...

» Harry Potter books removed from Catholic school 'on exorcists' advice'
02/09/19 11:19 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Pastor at St Edward junior school in Nashville says JK Rowling’s use of ‘actual spells’ risks conjuring evil spirits A private Catholic school in Nashville has removed the Harry Potter books from its library, saying they include “actual ...

» Jack Thorne and John Tiffany: 'You're the warrior, I'm the worrier!'
30/06/19 23:01 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
After a string of hits, the writer and director are collaborating again but The End of History, a drama based on Thorne’s parents, is filling him with anxiety When Jack Thorne ’s wife read the first draft she told him: don’t do this. Sou...

» Harry Potter Wizards Unite: Pokémon Go for the Potterverse is released on Friday
20/06/19 13:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Everything you need to know about the next big augmented-reality game before its 21 June release date Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will bring a little magic into the world tomorrow, as fans will be able to step into the world of the Boy W...

» JK Rowling's Pottermore to publish four short books on the history of magic
30/05/19 12:53 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Pottermore Publishing due to release non-fiction ebooks, modelled on the curriculum followed by Harry Potter Harry Potter fans are due to be given new insight into the “rich history” of JK Rowling’s wizarding world in a new series of fou...

» I know (I think) the next big twist in Game of Thrones but the spoiler has not ruined it | Calla Wahlquist
28/04/19 18:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
No spoilers ahead, but a story capable of being ruined by a spoiler is not a good story Spoilers for Harry Potter book five but nothing in Game of Thrones season 8. If you want to yell at me about spoilers on Twitter, slide into my DMs –...

» JK Rowling's ex-PA must repay author £18,734 in fraud case
04/04/19 14:19 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Novelist sought damages against Amanda Donaldson to protect her staff’s reputation A former personal assistant to the novelist JK Rowling has been ordered to repay nearly £19,000 after fraudulently misusing the money to buy herself lavis...

» Polish priest apologises for Harry Potter book burning
04/04/19 11:33 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Priest says the public destruction of ‘evil’ items, including JK Rowling’s books and Buddhist figurines, was not intended to condemn specific authors or religions A priest in northern Poland who led a public burning of books that include...

» Harry Potter among books burned by priests in Poland
01/04/19 16:51 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Anti-sorcery post by evangelical Catholic group widely mocked on Facebook Catholic priests in Poland have burned books that they say promote sorcery, including one of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, in a ceremony they photographed and ...

» Harry Potter: Wizards Unite will be a real-world smartphone game
11/03/19 15:13 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
The augmented reality game from the makers of Pokémon Go will take budding wizards on a magical quest through their own neighbourhood Over a year since it was announced in November 2017, Warner Bros has lifted the lid on Harry Potter: Wi...

» The Cursed Child in Australia: it's Harry Potter for people who never really liked him
23/02/19 21:15 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
No spoilers ahead: Magic makes the audience gasp in a play full of secrets • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne: first look – in pictures It is difficult to retain excitement for a franchise once you learn how its characters ...

» Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in Melbourne: first look – in pictures
22/02/19 04:28 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
The Princess Theatre in Melbourne will on Saturday become the third venue in the world to host an opening performance of JK Rowling’s mammoth two-part stage production. The Australian production of the show has been in previews since Jan...

» JK Rowling's writing advice: be a Gryffindor
08/01/19 14:38 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
On her website, the Harry Potter author has listed essential qualities for budding authors – including resilience, humility and courage JK Rowling has taken time off from a recent (and inexplicable) venture into laying out wizards’ toile...

» Harry Potter and the explosion of Hogwarts’ merchandise
04/01/19 14:52 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Twelve years after JK Rowling’s final book in the wizarding series, why is everything from Quidditch slippers to Hedwig lip balms still flying off the shelves? In November 2001, Private Eye mocked the Pottermania surrounding the franchis...

» Harry Potter and the 56 anniversary editions: endless tie-ins are diluting the magic
28/11/18 12:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
With so many versions of seven titles and several Fantastic Beasts film tie-ins, the books that changed my life are now being spun into dead weight Harry Potter was the first book I ever read. I was eight and amazed by the fact I had rea...

» The Crimes of Grindelwald: do JK Rowling fans really want to read a script?
16/11/18 15:54 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
With the Fantastic Beasts script having sold more than 420,000 copies, fans seem up for buying the Harry Potter author’s work in any format – but is it any good? It’s 11pm on a Thursday night and a gaggle of twentysomethings are crowding...

» Thanks, JK Rowling, but I’ve had it with Harry Potter | Pauline Bock
15/11/18 06:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Hogwarts formed the backdrop to my childhood – but, as The Crimes of Grindelwald is released, it’s time to say goodbye Would JK Rowling please leave Harry Potter in peace? Back in 2010 was a good time to move on. Harry Potter’s last adve...

» Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald review – Jude Law's Dumbledore shines
08/11/18 21:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
JK Rowling’s creative imagination is as fertile as ever, but the second film in the series is bogged down by franchise detail Fewer beasts; more crimes. This second adventure in JK Rowling’s movie series about unworldly young magizoologi...

» Sound of magic: Imogen Heap on Harry Potter and the Cursed Child's music
04/11/18 12:46 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
Heap has reworked tracks from her back catalogue along with her original compositions for the two-part stage play Music from the triumphant West End play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been released as a new album by the Grammy aw...

» The Church of England should learn from Harry Potter this Halloween | Andrew Brown
31/10/18 06:00 from Harry Potter | The Guardian
JK Rowling understands that the supernatural needs to be frightening. ‘Light parties’ to replace Halloween are absurd The Church of England has just done another slightly silly thing. Senior figures, including Archbishop Justin Welby, ar...

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