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J.K. Rowling Reveals Her Own 'Harry Potter' Patronus

J.K. Rowling is allowing fans to find out their own Patronus animal!

In fact, the 51-year-old Harry Potter author revealed hers to be a pine marten when she originally took the test “ages ago,” but now it has changed!

“As many of you have now realised, the @pottermore Patronus Test is finally live!” J.K. tweeted. “I took the @pottermore test (which I wrote) ages ago when it was a work in progress and got a pine marten Patronus. I was happy, because…… my fondness for weaselly creatures is well documented. However, when we finalised the @pottermore test last week I took it again…… and found that it had changed (which, as we know, can happen). My new Patronus has personal associations and I like it even better…… so as far as I’m concerned, the @pottermore test works! Here’s my Patronus…It’s a heron :)”

You can take the test over at Pottermore.com.

'Stranger Things' Star Millie Bobby Brown Hangs Out With Dancer Maddie Ziegler at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Millie Bobby Brown couldn’t look happier while spending time at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The 12-year-old Stranger Things breakout star hung out with So You Think You Can Dance judge Maddie Ziegler as they tried some yummy Butterbeer.

“Had a fantastic time at @UniversalStud with this awesome girl @maddieziegler,” Millie tweeted with some heart emojis.

Maddie tweeted, “Butterbeer + @milliebbrown = a perfect day @unistudios The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.”

In case you missed them, check out photos of Millie at the 2016 Emmys this past weekend!

FYI: Millie is wearing Perverse sunglasses.

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Ben Affleck Takes Violet to See 'Harry Potter' Play in London

Ben Affleck and his 10-year-old daughter Violet pose for a photo backstage with the cast of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child over the weekend in London, England.

The 44-year-old actor wasn’t the only star in the audience at that performance. He was joined by his Suicide Squad co-star Margot Robbie, as well as Darren Criss.

The play has been a sold out smash hit and tickets are nearly impossible to come by. Seats are going for thousands of dollars on the secondary market and according to reports, the theater is denying admission to people who they know bought the tickets through a scalper.

Eddie Redmayne Reveals His Favorite 'Harry Potter' Book & Film!

Eddie Redmayne gets ready to attend the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics on Friday (August 5) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The 34-year-old English actor was joined by his wife Hannah Bagshawe and their one-month-old daughter Iris (not pictured).

In preparation for his upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Eddie recently opened up about his favorite Harry Potter movie and book.

“My favorite film is probably the finale — Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” Eddie told Entertainment Weekly. “With the last two, they had something I kept rewatching, going back and watching Ralph Fiennes and Daniel Radcliffe do that extraordinary duel.”

“When you’re [casting spells on set], the effects of this huge tension of what’s coming out of your wand is put [into the shot in post-production; you’re] literally acting with nothing,” he added. “And I found it so operatic and deeply moving. I found it so climatically satisfying.”

As for his favorite J.K. Rowling novel, Eddie has a soft spot for “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

“I suppose I’d go with the first,” he said. “My little brother, when he was six years old, he would always read it, and it had that instant immersion into the world that made you release your imagination.”

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'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' Sequel in the Works, Gets 2018 Release Date!

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – the latest wizarding world movie from J.K. Rowling – is getting a sequel!

Warner Bros announced today that the second film will be released on November 16, 2018, Variety reports.

J.K. will pen the new film and David Yates will return to direct the second film.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released in theaters on November 18, 2016. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander. The film follows Newt in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

J.K. Rowling Announces She's 'Done' With 'Harry Potter'

Sad news for Harry Potter fans!

Author J.K. Rowling has announced that she’s officially done with Harry‘s story after The Cursed Child.

“[Harry] goes on a very big journey during these two plays and then, yeah, I think we’re done,” J.K. told Reuters. “This is the next generation, you know. So, I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

She added, “[The play] chimed perfectly with the material I had about the next generation and I could see it would work perfectly. So, I never wanted to write another novel, but this will give the fans something special.”

The play takes place 19 years later, and follows Harry‘s son Albus Severus as he attends Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which is now playing on London’s West End, was released in book form on J.K. and Harry‘s birthdays – July 31!

J.K. Rowling Wants 'Harry Potter' Play to Go International

J.K. Rowling poses with the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the play’s press preview on Saturday (July 30) at The Palace Theatre in London, England.

Before the play began, the Harry Potter author opened up about her hopes for the future of the play.

“I’d love it to go wider than [Broadway]. I’d like as many Potter fans to see it as possible,” she explained to THR.

The play’s producer Sonia Friedman added, “Hopefully more than America, hopefully many countries at some point will get to see it. But it’s a big piece of theater, it’s a big endeavor, you can’t just turn it around overnight. But if everything goes to plan over the years, we will get there.”

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