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Many of us who grew up with the entire Harry Potter franchise remember waiting in those incredibly long queues for the latest book to be released, eagerly sprinted to the cinema for the flicks and desperately trying to dodge spoilers about character plots.

We also know that once it gets rebooted, we're officially OLD. Daniel Radcliffe will always be our Harry, Emma Watson our Hermione, and Rupert Grint our ginger nut Ron. 

The actor who played the title role has now confirmed his thoughts that the hugely popular franchise will be rebooted, and we're totally in denial. Please don't do this to us.

Radcliffe spoke to IGN about playing the boy wizard in the formative film series, sharing his affirmation that "some other version" of the movies will be created in the future.

"I’m sure there will be some other version of it. I know I’m not the last Harry Potter I’m gonna see in my lifetime – we’ve already got a few more in stage play Cursed Child."

The Fantastic Beasts franchise has kept the wizarding world alive (and is allegedly getting five films), as well as Pottermore and Harry Potter World. Radcliffe didn't rule out the possibility of a Harry Potter TV spin-off.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The actor recently revealed that the spin-off would be intriguing especially if it featured the Marauders- the name given to the group of friends featuring Harry's papa James Potter, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew and Sirius Black.

The Marauders gang aren't alive before the final book or movie, the movie would presumably be a prequel. "I feel like there are other stories from that world that you could absolutely turn into a TV series, 100 percent," Daniel told TV Guide.

"A series with the older generation Marauders, that could be very cool." Amen, Daniel, Amen.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“To a certain extent with things like the play and Fantastic Beasts, I think people are still interested in talking to me about it, but nothing’s been happening in that area,” he told E! News in May of last year.

“At the moment, I’m very much enjoying playing lots of different stuff.” In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter he wouldn’t mind reprising his role.

“I’m never going to close that door, but I think I’ll be happy enough and secure enough to let someone else play it,” he said at the time.

Radcliffe's latest role sees him take on the part of a low-level angel in Miracle Workers who must convince God to let humans survive. 

Feature image; palacecinemas.com.au

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Calling all Harry Potter fans! 

Many of us were left dismayed when we turned 11 and didn't receive a Hogwarts letter, knowing that we would never have the experience of being sorted into a Hogwarts house. 

If this was you, luck is finally on your side, because this HP themed candle is going viral on Instagram, and for all the right reasons. 

Created by Etsy shop Muggle Library Candles, their innovative Sorting Hat candle is telling us exactly which house we are most suited to. 

The candle starts off white and as it burns, it magically (or just physically) reveals what house you belong in. 

As the soy wax melts, the candle turns red, blue, yellow or green to represent the Hogwarts houses of Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. 

According to the scent notes, the whimsical candle has a lemony scent mixed with a musky combination of sandalwood, creamy vanilla, and patchouli.

Or, as described on the label, 'excitement, fear and nervousness.' Sounds interesting. 

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As well as creating this magical candle, Muggle Library Candles creates a whole host of other HP themed wax works. 

Flavours of candle include Parseltongue, Pumpkin Juice, Free Elf and Forbidden Forest. 

We'll be stocking up in time for our next Harry Potter binge watching session. 

Nab yours here.

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It really isn't Christmas without baby Hermione, Ron and Harry gracing our telly screens.

Every year it's a rite of passage to watch the actors grow up in Hogwarts.

This Christmas, RTÉ have done us a right solid and made sure we could find all the Harry Potter movies in ONE PLACE.

Cancel messing around with DVDs, streaming sites and tv schedules – the national broadcaster has you sorted.

So here's what you need to know: 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be on Christmas Eve at 14:35 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be showing on Christmas Day at 15:40 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will take to your screens on St Stephen’s Day at 15:25 on RTÉ2.

Sit back on St Stephen’s Day for a double bill, as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be on at 17:50 on RTÉ2.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be shown on December 27 at 15:20 on RTÉ2

Sticking with the magic, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will also be on December 27 at 17:45 on RTÉ2. 

For the final instalments, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One and Two will be gracing our screens on December 28 at 15:45 and 18:15 on RTÉ2, respectively.

Big high five to RTÉ and if you're looking for me, I'll be enjoying this movie marathon with a ridiculous amount of food.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

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As the wind howls and the clouds threaten rain at any moment – this Friday looks like a cosy night-in.

Although the weather might be a bit shocking, it isn't all bad news.

The Late Late Show has some quality guests that are about to grace its couch, including a Harry Potter legend.

All the Potterheads will know Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood, and the actress will be having a chat with Ryan this Friday evening.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The pair will be discussing how as a teenager, she was catapulted into worldwide fame when she was cast as the Hogwarts student.

And they'll also be having a natter about Evanna dancing her way into hearts of million as a finalist on the US version of Dancing With The Stars – that's our gal. 

Joining the HP legend is athletics champion Sonia O’Sullivan, along with her daughter Sophie.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Snow Patrol's Gary Lightbody will be chatting to Ryan about life back on the road, as the band have released a new album after a seven year hiatus.

So now you have the perfect excuse to cancel on those Friday night plans.

Throw on the pjs, grab a hot water bottle and put the feet up with some quality entertainment after a long week.

 

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If you're in need of a small pressie or Secret Santa gift, you'll want to check out Dealz.

They've got a brand new Harry Potter range and it's every Potterhead's wet dream.

And don't worry if you're on a tight budget, they've got some magical gifts for incredible prices – so you don't have to dish out the free hugs come Crimbo morning.

They've got something for everyone, so add an air of magic to their morning cup of coffee with a Hogwarts Crest or Dumbledore mug.

If they're a badass b*tch, don't let them enjoy their warm beverages like a muggle, add a little dark lord into their day with a Voldemort cup. 

And if they're into writing, jotting or drawing – there's a selection of HP notebooks that will go down a charm with any witch or wizard. 

Prices start at just €3 which is an absolute steal. 

The range is hitting the shelves today – so get shopping.

 

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Rupert Grint has spoken about his net worth, and it's fair to say we're more than a bit jealous.

The former Ron Weasley was interviewed by The Radio Timesand his funds happened to come up in the conversation.

Naturally, everyone has something to say about it, seeing as his worth in 2016 was estimated to be a whopping €50 million, less than half of Daniel Radcliffe's estimated worth.

He told the publication that he tries not to pay much attention to his financial needs, but says he is "comfortable". Well for some isn't it?

Figures seem to go way over his head, based on these quotes;

"I actually don't know how much I have. I couldn't even really guess."

"It doesn't really motivate me too much. It makes you comfortable, that's the good thing about it, I think. I'm glad it's there but I'm not really that focused on it."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We'd be running around Brown Thomas spending an absolute fortune on nonsensical items which we totally don't need… but each to their own, I guess?

The actor has taken on roles since Harry Potter wrapped up in 2011, starring in Sick Note on Sky One, and the Snatch reboot.

He will also star in The BBC production of Agatha Christie's The ABC Murders alongside John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot.

Mr Weasley's down-to-earth spending habits appear to parallel with Harry and Hermione's.

Daniel Radcliffe told the Belfast Telegraph back in 2016 that he pretty much leaves his $100 million fortune alone.

"I'm very grateful for it, because having money means you don't have to worry about it, which is a very lovely freedom to have. It also gives me immense freedom, career-wise," he said.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Grint also spoke about his struggle with the Harry Potter phenomenon's fame; "Sometimes you just want to go to B&Q." Do you, though? It's fairly grim.

The first thing he did in 2011 after hanging up his cloak and wand was get his tonsils removed;

"It was too much recovery time and there was the fear that it would change my voice."

Well Rupert, no one can say that you're not a normal lad. Too normal, in fact. 

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As a self-confessed Harry Potter addict, these pressies are literally my dream.

Christmas to Potter fans is sitting back in front of a roaring firre, sipping on a Butterbeer, after a snowy afternoon pottering around Hogsmeade. 

Maybe dipping into a box of Bertie Botts Every Favour Beans. (See? Told you were were Potter obsessives.)

And we're sure that everyone has a Potterhead friend/sibling/boyf/girlf/colleague – so what better present to get them then something inspired by the Wizarding world?

We've gathered a few gorgeous gift ideas that Harry Potter fans will be delighted to unwrap this Christmas…you're welcome. 

Hogwarts Combat Boots (hottopic.com)
Platform 9 3/4 Crossbody Bag
(hottopic.com)
Harry Potter™ Real Talking Sorting Hat™ (littlewoodsireland.com)
Harry Potter™ Swish and Flick Cosmetic Brushes(boots.ie)

 

Dumbledore's Office Scented Candle
(etsy.com)
Magic Moving Photo Printer
Lifeprint
(amazon.com)
Sorting Hat Charm Bracelet
(alexandani.com)
Chocolate Frog
(amazon.com)

 

Hermione Granger™ TimeTurner™ by Noble Collection (harrypottershop.com)
Aquarius Harry Potter Marauders Map 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle (amazon.com)
Harry Potter Hogwarts Travel Mug (littlewoodsireland.ie)
Harry Potter: The Character Vault(bookdepository.com)
Don't Worry – Luna Lovegood (www.emp.ie)
Harry Potter Colour Changing Glass (www.menkind.co.uk)
ALEX AND ANI Harry Potter Glasses Ring Wrap (www.arnotts.ie)
Harry Potter Muggles Latte Boxed Mug (www.easons.com)

Whatever you choose to get, you can be sure that any Harry Potter fans will be riddikukus-ly happy. 

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Irish actress Evanna Lynch, known for playing Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter franchise, lost out in the US Dancing With The Stars final despite receiving a perfect score last night.

Despite missing out on the glitterball trophy, the 7-year-old actress received numerous special good luck messages from her former co-stars.

"Evanna, you are in the final! Can we just say this again? You are in the final. I am so proud of you. We love you. We are rooting for you. Kill it tonight, girl," Emma Watson shared in a video wishing her luck.

Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, joked about their differing Hogwarts houses: "Despite all of our differences at Hogwarts, I want to wish you all the very best tonight!"

Emma Watson, Tom Felton, Bonnie Wright, James Phelps, Katie Leung, and Neville Longbottom himself Matthew Lewis all shared good luck messages to Evanna as she headed into the finals of the popular US dance show.

J.K. Rowling also cheered on the actress: “Best of luck, Evanna. Hope you win!” Rowling had been a huge support to Lynch during her adolescence.

Radio personality Bobby Bones was eventually crowned winner, each of the four contestants were tasked with performing two dances: Firstly their most memorable from the season, and then a freestyle performance.

Judge Bruno Tonioli  gave Evanna's dance with partner Keo Motsepe high praise, saying; "It was bright, it was colourful, it was quirky."

The duo received a 30 out of 30 for the dance, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to get Evanna the crown.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Could she not have just used her wand and chanted "Accio trophy" though? 

Evanna had been the favourite to take the trophy, but either way, she did the Irish (and Gryffindor) proud on the stage.

Mischief managed, we say.

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Calling all Potterheads and Death Eaters – it's time to give up the Polyjuice addiction.

Blogger Helen Anderson has just blown our feeble attempts at recreating the bad b*tch that is Bellatrix, out of the water. 

The blonde bombshell goes from basic white girl to a distorted, jeering Death Eater. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Helen goes through the Halloween transformation step by step – so you can easily copy the costume.

The Youtuber reveals at the start of the video that a lot of people say that she resembles Helena Bonham Carter.

So this year, she finally gave in and decided to take on the look.

And don't worry if you're artistically challenged, Helen explains that the transformation is easy enough to achieve, as Bellatrix just looks like a bit "skank". 

The Youtuber nails every element of the character from the red lippy, to the black stained teeth and curly hair.

Helen recommends a paler foundation to channel your inner Bellatrix and some brown contact lenses, a wig and a witchy dress.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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If you're looking for a Halloween costume, this is a simple yet effective look.

Helen even fully commits to becoming Bellatrix by dancing around at the end of the video in a smoke-filled back garden – we appreciate the effort, gal.

Even if you have no intention of dressing up this Halloween, Helen is utterly hilarious and her Harry Potter impressions are gas, so it's definitely one to watch – you're welcome.

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All of the muggles – cover your eyes now; Christmas is only eight weeks away. 

And it has come even earlier for all you Harry Potter fans.

Penneys have released a collection of dreams for all you Potterheads.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The colder weather means it's jumper season and you can keep snug in this gorgeous knitted Gryffindor jumper.  

And we adore the grey hoodie with little cartoons of the famous three characters on the front.

Penneys also have HP joggers so you can get your sweat on in true Hogwarts style. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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But what really took the biscuit for us in this new line is the nightwear.

You can deck yourself out with some hooting PJs inspired by Hedwig.

The grandpa slippers have made a come-back and keep those little piggies all cosy with a choice of three different types. 

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The gold and red Harry Potter slippers is a personal fave as the colours are positively festive.

Match them with these hella cute check-shorts or opt for the longer version to keep those legs warm.

Or if you're pinching the pennies, a combo PJ set won't break the bank but will have you feeling like a true witch.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Wands at the ready: within the new range is some magical home gear.

To save for Christmas, collect your change in the purple night-bus money box or the Weasleys' family car money bank – UNREAL.

You can recreate the feels of the Great Hall with the HP inspired candle range – although don't even attempt to get them floating as burning down the house isn't a good look.

Or add some comfort to your bed or couch with some STUNNING pillows – one even glows in the dark.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Penneys have really outdone themselves with this enchanting range. 

We have no doubt that the items will fly off the shelves faster than you can say gillyweed. 

 

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Funkos are preparing to release their brand new Harry Potter themed Christmas advent calendar and we have no doubt this will fly off the shelves.

They are already well-known for their adorable ‘Pop’ figurines, but this has taken magical to a whole new level.

Featuring characters such as Hermione, Harry, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Dobby and Hedwig as well as a collection of beasts, ghosts, house elves and famous wizards, every day brings a whole new pocket-sized collectable character.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We don’t think we can handle this level of excitement. Mini versions of all our Hogwarts faves = Winter perfection.

Imagine waking up to a new collectable and having a butterbeer by the fire; Christmas literally can’t come quick enough. (Ideally we'd get a ticket to the Yule Ball while we're at it but Santa might hook us up?)

Witches, wizards, and even Muggles can get their hands on the calendar as soon as Funkos releases it, make sure you’ve got your galleons counted so you don’t have to rush to Gringotts at the last minute.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Funko's have definitely upped their Christmas game, we'll keep all you Potter fanboys and fangirls posted with all the updates. 

It's looking like it will sell out in record time judging by the feverish responses from Twitter users.

Maybe if we chant “Accio Christmas” clutching our wands it might speed up the process? It’s worth a shot…

Check out the adorable calendar on the Funko's website here

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Sarah Ferguson arrived at St George's Chapel to witness her youngest daughter Princess Eugenie marry her fiancé and long-time boyfriend Jack Brooksbank.

Wearing an emerald green dress which show-cased her glamour, the Duchess of York donned an amusing green hat as she climbed the chapel stairs. The dress was made by local Ascot dress maker Emma Louise Design.

It seems to be the hat that’s gaining more attention than the dress, for once. It would be more suited to Hogwarts than Windsor Castle tbh.

It’s resemblance to the famous golden snitch from the Harry Potter Quidditch franchise has not gone amiss:

The hat was nearly blown away in the wind as she attended the wedding, but the wings probably would have carried it to safety, or else strategically landed on Princess Eugenie’s head to get the best view of the wedding.

Who knows, maybe two teams of Quidditch players would have chased it around the grounds on broomsticks?

Ferguson may even be showing her Harry Potter house colours, who would have thought she’d be Team Slytherin?

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The mother of the bride was joined by eldest daughter and maid of honour Princess Beatrice, who wore blue.

Sources are insinuating that Beatrice is Team Ravenclaw. If she is the seeker she's in a great position to get the snitch, that's for sure…

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