Harry Potter cast reunite for magical 20th anniversary


Harry Potter cast reunite for magical 20th anniversary

The original cast of the Harry Potter series will be reunited 20 years after the first film screened to tell their magical journeys.

London, United Kingdom – The original cast of the Harry potter The series will be reunited 20 years after the first film screened to tell their magical journeys.

A scene from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its release on Tuesday. © IMAGO / Collection of cinema publishers

An HBO Max special titled Return to Hogwarts will be released on January 1, the network said.

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will join American filmmaker Chris Columbus to discuss the films and explore their creation in depth.

The special will take fans “on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved movie franchises of all time,” HBO Max said.

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The program was announced exactly 20 years after the US release of the first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, in 2001.

A 52-second trailer featured clips from several world-famous films and promised that “the legendary cast” would return “to where the magic began.”

The trio will be joined by other stars including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Ralph Fiennes, Jason Isaacs, Gary Oldman, Imelda Staunton and Tom Felton.

Daniel Radcliffe (left), Rupert Grint (center) and Emma Watson at an induction ceremony hosted by Grauman's Chinese Theater in LA.

Daniel Radcliffe (left), Rupert Grint (center) and Emma Watson at an induction ceremony hosted by Grauman’s Chinese Theater in LA. © IMAGO / agefotostock

Promoting the trailer, Felton, who played Draco Malfoy, urged fans to save the date.

“Is this what going back to school looks like?” He wrote on Twitter: “Mark your calendars for New Years Day #ReturnToHogwarts, streaming at @hbomax x.”

Matt Lewis, known for his portrayal of hapless Neville Longbottom on the show, posted: “This New Years … we’re getting the band back together.”

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Executive Producer Casey Patterson said, “There’s magic in the air here with this amazing cast, as they’re all coming home to the original sets of Hogwarts, where they started 20 years ago.

“The excitement is palpable as they prepare to take their fans on a very special and personal journey, through the making of these incredible films.”

It comes as Radcliffe told a BBC documentary, also marking 20 years since the first film, his joy that many people watch the Harry Potter films when they are “hung over and feeling really shitty.” .

The 32-year-old said: “The moment in most people’s lives that they found out about him meant that he had an incredibly important place in a lot of people’s childhood, and they still feel very protective. on this subject.”

“One of my favorite destinies that we could never have imagined for the Harry Potter films but that several friends have told me is that they are fantastic when people are hung over and feeling really shitty.”

“They’ll just watch a few movies back to back and it just takes them to a place of warmth and coziness.”

“It’s so adorable to me. It’s the real effect a movie can have on someone’s life. I think it’s great.”

The documentary, as part of Movies With Ali Plumb, also saw Radcliffe pay tribute to author JK Rowling, who expanded the Potter universe to include the Fantastic Beasts film series starring Eddie Redmayne.