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‘Harry Potter’ Author J.K. Rowling Reveals the Secret She Told Alan Rickman About Snape

In case you needed a bit of a cry today, J.K. Rowling has taken to Twitter to share the one little piece of secret information she shared with the late, great actor Alan Rickman to help him better portray Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. As Rickman previously revealed a few years back, Rowling gave him a piece of advice to help him better understand the complexities of his character, who is far more than the shrewd, dodgy potions master he first appears to be.

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‘Die Hard’ and ‘Harry Potter’ Star Alan Rickman Dies at Age 69

Alan Rickman, the tremendously talented British actor behind such iconic roles as Hans Gruber in Die Hard and Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, has died at the age of 69 following a bout with cancer.

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Now ‘Harry Potter’ Fans Can Eat Christmas Dinner at Hogwarts’ Great Hall

Holiday dinners can be a stressful, trying times. Lots of cooking, cleaning, weird relatives, hyper kids… If you’ve had enough of the usual and want to get away and do something completely different, here’s one Christmas dinner you’ll never forget: eating at Hogwarts’ Great Hall.

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J.K. Rowling Says Today Is Harry Potter’s Son’s First Day at Hogwarts

The final Harry Potter novel was full of grand battles and grander revelations, but it also featured a tiny detail that radically changed the saga’s timeline. Although J.K. Rowling’s first book in the beloved series was published in 1997 and the final book in 2007, a date on a gravestone revealed that the events of the final novel take place in 1997. That means that Harry Potter himself was born in 1980. Which means that he’s 35 in 2015. And according to Rowling herself, that makes today, September 1, 2015, the first day of school at Hogwarts for Harry’s eldest son.

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Harry Potter Wizardry Comes to Life as Someone Invents a “Real” Invisibility Cloak

For decades, scientists have used references to popular culture to help people understand breakthroughs in technology. Although the go-to series for the smart folks behind every innovation in your life has been 'Star Trek,' the latest crazy advancement is also applicable to something a little more, well, magical. Yes, someone has gone and built themselves an rudimentary invisibility cloak, like the one seen in the Harry Potter series.

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‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Finds a ‘Harry Potter’ Director

Here's another reason to be excited for 'Harry Potter' spinoff film 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': the new project has just taken on a director quite familiar with the wizarding world of Harry Potter. David Yates, who helmed four of the films in the series, is returning to tame the mythical beasts.

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‘Harry Potter’ Trivia Is Not These Parents’ Strong Suit

'The Tonight Show' is down in Orlando for the week, and although the 'Harry Potter' theme park they overtook is packed with families, it's really for the kids, because it doesn't seem as if any of the parents in attendance have ever even picked up a book. Need proof? Jimmy Fallon sent out a writer to quiz some park-goers (no kids!) about some basic 'Potter' trivia, and the results were kind of dismal.

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Jimmy Fallon’s Trip to Diagon Alley Takes a ‘Knock’-Turn for the Worse

'The Tonight Show' is down in Orlando, Florida, this week, camped out at the Universal Studios backlot for some road-tripping fun, and all the better to serve up some exciting sneak peeks at the theme park's newly expanded Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Jimmy Fallon decided to really get into the spirit of things, dragging his faithful announcer Steve Higgins over to Diagon Alley to pick out some shiny new wizarding wands from master wand shop Ollivanders.

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts’ May Add Alfonso Cuaron as Director

Well, this is an unexpected and perfect surprise: the latest internet buzz suggests that the absolutely brilliant 'Gravity' director Alfonso Cuaron is in talks to helm the Harry Potter spin-off 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.' Take all of this with a grain of salt until an official announcement arrives, but it's difficult to imagine a more perfect choice for the job.

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‘Harry Potter’ Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ Will Be a Trilogy

It was announced last September that 'Harry Potter' franchise author J.K. Rowling is working with Warner Bros. on a spinoff titled 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' and now comes word that the studio will follow in the footsteps of the 'Hobbit' franchise by making the exciting new project into an even more exciting new trilogy, milking every bit of of this magic for what its worth.

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