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J. K. Rowling Says There Are Actually Two Harry Potters

J. K. Rowling just dropped a new Harry Potter fact on fans, and it’s pretty cool.

In a post on her Pottermore website titled “The Potter Family,” the 51-year-old author revealed that there are actually two Harry Potters. (Yeah, just keep reading.)

More specifically, she said that the Harry we all know and love isn’t the first guy in his family to be named Harry Potter – his great-grandfather was.

Henry Potter, known to his friends as Harry, was the father of Fleamont Potter, whose son was James Potter, aka our Harry’s dad.

Henry/Harry “served on the Wizengamot from 1913 to 1921 … and publicly condemned then-Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War. His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight,’” she wrote.

If you don’t know, the “Sacred Twenty-Eight” was a group of pure-blood wizarding families in the 1930s, while “Muggles” are non-magical folk.

It looks like Harry Potter II’s urge to stand up to authority and fight for equal rights runs in the family.

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'Harry Potter & the Cursed Child' Gets Broadway Opening Date

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will officially open on Broadway next year!

The date was just announced as April 22, 2018 where it will make its U.S. debut at the Lyric Theatre.

Preview performances, casting, and other details are not available yet, but are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The Lyric Theatre will reportedly undergo renovations in preparation for the production.

Tickets will go on sale this fall.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is set 19 years after the last Harry Potter book ended.

JK Rowling Apologizes to 'Harry Potter' Fans for This Big Plot Point!

JK Rowling sent out an apology tweet this morning that has fans talking!

“OK, here it is. Please don’t start flame wars over it, but this year I’d like to apologise for killing (whispers)… Snape. *runs for cover*,” the author of the famous book series wrote on her Twitter account.

If you didn’t know, Snape was killed by Voldemort in the final book in the series because Voldemort thought Snape was the true owner of the Elder Wand.

Amber Riley & 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Win Big at Olivier Awards!

It was a big night for Amber Riley at the 2017 Olivier Awards!

The 31-year-old actress took home the award for Best Actress in a Musical for her lead role in Dreamgirls at the awards show held at Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (April 9) in London, England.

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It was a huge night for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – the play took home a record breaking nine awards tonight including Best New Play!

Jamie Parker – who plays Harry Potter in the play – took home the award for Best Actor while his co-stars Noma Dumezweni (who plays Hermione Granger) and Anthony Boyle (who plays Scoripus Malfoy) took home the awards for Best Supporting Actress and Actor.

Andy Karl also took home the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Groundhog Day, but unfortunately had to skip the ceremony because he is currently on starring in a show on Broadway.

Also pictured inside: Andrew Garfield and Russell Tovey hit the red carpet after the awards show.

Congrats to all the winners!

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