The real-life Hogwarts Express (a.k.a., the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway) is looking to hire a volunteer #HarryPotter expert to greet fans at the Goathland Station, which was featured in the film as Hogsmeade Station.
The North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway Trust needs super-fans to dedicate their time to answering the questions of Harry Potter fans who visit the station on a daily basis. The job will require the candidate to lead “small to medium-sized groups of Muggles and Wizarding enthusiasts on tours around Goathland station, delivering knowledge on the history of the railway and the station’s association with the Harry Potter franchise.”
The candidate will also be required to “Work with the Education Officer to create an engaging Wizarding itinerary with the aim of group visits and ensuring that they have an enjoyable visit that fulfils any required learning objectives.”
“#HarryPotter and the #CursedChild” will be performed in San Francisco at The Curran in the fall of 2019! The San Francisco run will be the fourth engagement of the play overall — and the second in the United States. The play, which is both a commercial and critical hit, is currently running in London and New York, and an engagement is set to begin in Melbourne, Australia, in early 2019.
According to the New York Times, the play is the most expensive nonmusical production in Broadway history, partly due to its special effects. It recently won six Tony Awards, including Best Play.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
#RIP: actor Verne Troyer has died at the age of 49. While he played Griphook in “#HarryPotter and the #SorcerorsStone”, he will likely be mostly remembered for playing Mini-Me in the #AustinPowers films.
Our condolences to Verne Troyer’s family, friends and fans on his passing. May he rest in peace.
Verne Troyer (1969-2018)
A documentary entitled “#HarryPotter A History of Magic” was aired on BBC 2 in the U.K. in 2017. The documentary was created in connection with the 20th anniversary of the release of the first book (published in the U.K. in 1997), as well as the opening of an exhibit of the same name in the British Museum.
For those who haven’t seen the documentary, it can be watched in its entirety (with a lot of randomly inserted ads) on the DailyMotion website:
The documentary includes J.K. Rowling and several actors who appeared in the Harry Potter movies:
- Warwick Davis
- Evanna Lynch
- Miriam Margolyes
- David Thewlis
- Mark Williams
The documentary is also narrated by Imelda Staunton.
Copies of documentary have been released on DVD, but they are only Region 2, meaning that they won’t play on typical blu-ray or DVD players sold in the United States. You would need a blu-ray or DVD player capable fo playing Region 2 DVD’s in order to watch it. Hence, we didn’t include any links of where to purchase the Region 2 DVD, but anyone interested can google it.
#HarryPotter news: here’s the latest trailer for the upcoming movie “#FantasticBeasts 2: #TheCrimesOfGrindelwald” being released on Nov. 16, 2018:
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a teaser trailer for a new #HarryPotter mobile game called #HogwartsMystery expected to be released later this year:
#HarryPotter author & creator #JKRowling has received a rare honor from Buckingham Palace: she is now a member of the Order of the Companions of Honour, which was first established by King George V in 1917 & can only be given to 65 people at one time.
The Order of the Companions of Honour is a reward for outstanding achievements in the arts, literature, music, science, politics, industry or religion. It consists of the sovereign, plus no more than 65 Companions of Honour. 45 members could be from the United Kingdom, 7 from Australia, 2 from New Zealand and 11 from other Commonwealth realms. Foreigners from outside the realm can be added as “honorary members”. While membership confers no title or precedence, recipients of this one-class order are entitled to use the post-nominal letters “CH”.
Other Companions of Honor include:
- Dame Judi Dench
- Stephen Hawking
- Peter Higgs
- Sir Ian McKellen
The Order of the Companions of Honour is second only to the Order of Merit, which is awards to people who have made ‘major contributions to the arts, science, medicine, or government lasting over a long period of time’.