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Rupert Grint Was 'Devastated' to Hear About 'Harry Potter' Co-Star Alan Rickman's Death

Rupert Grint has released a statement regarding the death of his former co-star Alan Rickman.

The 27-year-old actor starred alongside the late British actor, 69, in all eight Harry Potter films.

“I am devastated to hear about the passing of Alan Rickman, I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to work with him on numerous occasions – Even though he has gone – I will always hear his voice,” Rupert told JustJared.com. “My thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.”

In case you missed it, read Daniel Radcliffe‘s touching statement, as well as Emma Watson‘s lovely words about Alan.

Our thoughts are also with Alan‘s family and friends.

Emma Watson Endorses the Casting of Adult Hermione Noma Dumezweni!

Emma Watson has finally commented on the casting of an adult Hermione for the upcoming London stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

There was some controversy after African-American actress Noma Dumezweni was chosen to play the role, but author J.K. Rowling shut down any critics with a simple tweet.

Emma has now endorsed the casting as well. “Can’t wait to see Noma Dumezweni as Hermione on stage this year,” she wrote on Twitter along with a ton of heart emojis.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begins performances in June!

J.K. Rowling Slams Critics of Black Actress Playing Hermione

J.K. Rowling has taken to her Twitter account to defend the casting of a black actress in the role of Hermione Granger in the upcoming play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

English actress Noma Dumezweni has been cast as an adult Hermione in the play, which will be the eighth story in the franchise.

“Canon: brown eyes, frizzy hair and very clever. White skin was never specified. Rowling loves black Hermione,” the author and playwright tweeted.

J.K. also sent some love to fans who praised the casting of Noma.

'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child' Casts Actors for Adult Harry, Ron, & Hermione!

The three actors playing adult Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the upcoming stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have been revealed!

Jamie Parker, pictured to the right, will be playing the role of Harry Potter. Noma Dumezweni will be playing Hermione Granger and Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley.

“I’m so excited with the choice of casting for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I can’t wait to see Jamie, Noma and Paul bring the adult Harry, Hermione and Ron to life on stage next summer,” author and playwright J.K. Rowling said in a statement.

Here is the synopsis of the play, intended to be the eighth story in the franchise: “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.”

Performances start on June 7, 2016 and there are two parts to the play, which can be seen separately or on the same day.

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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! »

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