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Daniel Radcliffe's Original 'Harry Potter' Audition Resurfaces

Daniel Radcliffe reads for his famous role of Harry Potter in this video audition that just recently resurfaced.

The 26-year-old actor was only around 11 years old at the time of the screen test, which took place over 15 years ago before the first film of the franchise.

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Daniel reads his lines and even tries on his famous glasses during the five-minute clip. Watch below!

COULD YOU HAVE SEEN anyone else playing the role of Harry Potter?


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Daniel Radcliffe Curses Out Eddie Redmayne Over 'Fantastic Beasts' Costume

Daniel Radcliffe has said several times in the last month that he is done starring as Harry Potter, but that doesn’t mean he’s totally over the franchise.

The 26-year-old actor was asked for his thoughts on Eddie Redmayne‘s look in the upcoming spin-off film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and it seems he is jealous of the Oscar-winning actor!

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“Oh f–k you, Eddie, in your brilliant costume… I got jeans and a zip top for 10 years and you’ve got a greatcoat already?” Daniel jokingly told NME in a new interview.

You can see more of Eddie as Newt Salamander in the upcoming film when it hits theaters on November 18, 2016.

J.K. Rowling Reveals Why Harry Potter Named His Son After Snape

J.K. Rowling is opening up about the reasoning behind Harry Potter’s decision to name his son after Professor Severus Snape.

If you don’t remember, Harry’s son receives the name “Albus Severus” in honor of both Dumbledore and Snape.

Here is the question that Jo responded to: “Why did you pick Snape to name Harry’s kid after? I’m genuinely curious as he was nothing but abusive towards everyone.”

“Snape died for Harry out of love for Lily. Harry paid him tribute in forgiveness and gratitude,” she wrote in response. “I’ve got to say this: you lot have been arguing about Snape for years. My timeline just exploded with love & fury yet again. Never change x”

After that tweet, Twitter exploded and Jo returned to discuss the topic for several hours.

Click inside to read the rest of the tweets on the subject… More Here! »

Even Harry Potter Isn't Safe From Adam Sandler's Hannukkah Song!

  • Adam Sandler performed his classic holiday staple “The Hanukkah Song” last week and poked fun at Harry Potter and Subway’s Jared Fogle. – US Weekly
  • Tyrese dons a traditional disdasha and keffiyeh worn by men in Dubai. – TMZ
  • Amazing! Sam Tsui covers Adele‘s entire new album 25 in just four minutes – Just Jared Jr
  • Orange is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba explains what it’s like to perform alongside Taylor SwiftEntertainment Weekly
  • Charlie Hunnam was spotted in all his glory last week with his longtime partner Morgana McNelisLainey Gossip
  • How all of the stars are celebrating Thanksgiving – TooFab
  • IF you ever meet Beyonce, don’t do this. – MTV
  • Scott Porter joins the unauthorized Friday Night Lights musical – Popsugar

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' Plot & Character Descriptions Revealed!

Get excited — the plot and character descriptions for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them were just released!

Thanks to EW we now know what the flick is all about. BUT, if you don’t want to know anything, STOP READING NOW.

Here’s the summary: “Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) comes to New York (for a reason we won’t disclose) with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles (who are called “No-Maj” in the States, more on that here) and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous … get out of their case.”

And that’s not all! Character descriptions have also been released! Check them below:

  • Eddie is Newt Scamander, the eccentric globe-hopping English “magizoologist” wizard who’s far more comfortable around beasts and creatures than he is around other people. Hec omes to New York on a quest with his case full of magical habitats containing rare and endangered species.
  • Then we have sister Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston) and Queenie Goldstein (Alison Sudol). Tina is an ambitious worker at the Magical Congress of the United States of America while Queenie is a big-hearted free-spirit “legilimens” who can read minds.
  • Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler): an optimistic No-Maj (aka Muggle) factory worker/aspiring baker who gets introduced to the wizarding world when he meets Newt.
  • Graves (Colin Farrell): A powerful auror and the right-hand man of the American wizarding world’s president.
  • Mary Lou (Samantha Morton): the narrow-minded leader of the fanatical Second Salemers, a group looking to expose and destroy wizards and witches.
  • Credence (Ezra Miller): Mary Lou’s troubled adopted son.
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is set hit theaters on November 18, 2016.

    'Harry Potter' Prequel 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' First Look Photo!

    Check out your very first look at the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on the cover of EW‘s latest isue!

    On the cover we see Eddie Redmayne, who plays Newt Scamander in the J.K. Rowling written movie. David Yates is directing.

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    Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, and Ezra Miller also star in the film, which is set to be released on November 18, 2016. We can’t wait!

    Stay tuned for more assets to be released.

    See a bigger version of the cove below…

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    'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child' Will Be a Two Part Sequel!

    The official synopsis for the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has been released and it was revealed that the story will take place 19 years after the final book.

    Here is the plot: “It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn’t much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.”

    Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be told in two parts and both plays can be seen in one day or on consecutive nights. 30 actors will star in the production and casting will be announced at a later date.

    The play will premiere in London in summer 2016 and tickets go on sale next week.

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