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Updated: Helen McCrory has died aged 52

Marion 16 April 2021 0
Updated: Helen McCrory has died aged 52

Actress Helen McCrory, known as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter, has died at the age of 52. Her husband Damian Lewis confirmed the news on Twitter. He explained that she died following ‘an heroic battle with cancer’.

Daniel was among the first to pay tribute. A journalist for Metro.co.uk shared Daniel's statement released by his publicist on Twitter.

Update: 17th April 2021. The statement is now also online on his official website.

I truly couldn't believe this news when I heard it. Helen was one of the most incredible actors I got to work with on the Harry Potter films. She was effortlessly commanding and captivating as an actor, as well as being kind, generous, and incredibly good fun as a person. Also, as it happens,  she's one of the absolute coolest people I've ever met, in that I can't ever imagine her being flustered or nervous, she always seemed totally assured of who she was and what she was doing.  She was a supreme talent and a wonderful person and will be very greatly missed.

-Dan

Back in 2011 Helen called Daniel the "ambassador" of the Harry Potter series (Parade magazine).

"It's sad that it's coming to an end. I enjoyed it so much. I felt very welcomed as soon as I came on set by the crew and the cast alike - particularly by Daniel Radcliffe. You feel he's the ambassador to the embassy that you're joining. He really welcomes you on and introduces you to everybody and is a real gentleman,"

source: metro.co.uk
picture source: Jaap Buitendijk/Warner Bros

Creating the World of Harry Potter part 2: Characters documentary

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Creating the World of Harry Potter part 2: Characters documentary

Another Harry Potter video released by Warner Bros. They now have 'Wizarding Wednesdays' on YouTube. This week they have uploaded (a part of) the documentary Creating the World of Harry Potter part 2: Characters (2009).

It was originally a special Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets feature on the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection DVD & Blu-ray box set (US, 2014) and also on the Special Edition (UK, US, 2016) and Ultimate Edition (UK, US, 2009) DVD and Blu-ray.

It features Daniel, Emma and Rupert reading parts from the first Harry Potter book.

AP Archive: Harry Potter press junket interview (2001)

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AP Archive: Harry Potter press junket interview (2001)

AP (Associated Press) shared this press junket interview for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone online today. Footage from November 2001. 

Sadly there is a problem. The audio doesn't match correctly with the video footage.

Life-size Harry Potter statue

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Life-size Harry Potter statue

I saw this online and thought it's impressive enough to share. A life-size statue of Daniel as Harry Potter with silicone head (1.68cm and 1.87cm with base). It's an official licensed Warner Bros Wizarding World product and is sold for € 2.844,10. Well that is where I found it which is at Muckle Mannequins' website.

The head is a limited edition option and is different than the head on their original figure. Also available are Voldemort and Dobby the house elf.

The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 'final battle' statue:


Description:

With the Harry Potter silicone head. High-end, made of high-quality silicone - amazingly real and unique in the world. With individually hand-inserted whiskers, eyebrows and scalp hair as well as expressive acrylic eyes that give the face a perfect expression. The lifelike high-end head in limited edition is the highlight of your Muckle Mannequins Harry Potter figure. Daniel Radcliffe, as a 1: 1 model, in his final role in the last part of the Harry Potter saga. The hair, disheveled from the battle, and the specially tuned makeup of the head undoubtedly show the exertions before Harry's great triumph.



source: mucklevision.com

On set of Escape from Pretoria

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On set of Escape from Pretoria
A new Escape from Pretoria set photo via the official Instagram page.

Our leading man #DanielRadcliffe resting between scenes. Wherever you are in the world, rent, buy or subscribe - and watch #EscapeFromPretoria this weekend!
Check out @JustWatch for availability in your region.

Creating the World of Harry Potter: The Magic Begins documentary

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Creating the World of Harry Potter: The Magic Begins documentary

Warner Bros has released the documentary Creating the World of Harry Potter: The Magic Begins (2009) online. First day of their 'Wizarding Wednesdays'.

It was originally a special Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone feature on the Harry Potter Hogwarts Collection DVD & Blu-ray box set (US, 2014) and also on the Special Edition (UK, US, 2016) and Ultimate Edition (NL, UK, US, 2009) DVD and Blu-ray.

The choices, the breakthroughs, the early decisions are explored here via rare footage, cast and crew reminiscences and more. Learn about the extensive search by producer David Heyman and director Chris Columbus for the perfect actors to portray Harry, Ron and Hermione and see the earliest meeting of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson in this fascinating portal into Harry’s world.

The early decisions that impacted all the films are explored here via rare footage, cast and crew remembrances and more.


Creating the World of Harry Potter part 1: The Magic Begins

Happy Easter / Harry Potter Throwback

Marion 04 April 2021 0
Happy Easter / Harry Potter Throwback

A Harry Potter Throwback via the official Wizarding World Facebook page. A still of Harry and the golden egg from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Happy Easter!

A visual representation of how tight we hold on to our eggs