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Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said there has been 'something really incestuous' about the idea of him dating co-star Emma Watson. The 19-year-old actor said that while a relationship between ... daniel radcliffe would have seen a couple with emma watson as an inceste And from his point of view, a romantic relationship would have been quite strange. Daniel Radcliffe said: “Despite the theories of those who said I was dating Emma, I never fell in love with someone in the cast.” About. Emma Watson is a 30 year old British Actress. Born Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson on 15th April, 1990 in Paris, France and educated at Headington School, Oxford, England and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London., she is famous for Hermione Granger in 'Harry Potter' (2001 - 11). The idea of dating Emma Watson reportedly “disgusted” Daniel Radcliffe so much. Almost a decade has passed since Harry Potter ended its course on the big screens.But, despite that, the actors and actresses of the film series, have remained in the film industry, especially Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. Daniel Radcliffe met up with Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson on Valentine’s Day – sparking rumours that they’re dating. The pair were spotted snuggled up together in the garden of the ... 'I only go for intelligent women. I'm a serial monogamist': Daniel Radcliffe on dating, kissing Emma Watson and going nude. By Louise Gannon for MailOnline. Published: 17:00 EDT, 9 August 2014 ... Emma Watson out in London [January 30, 2020] A fan meets Emma Watson through the Make a Wish Fo... Emma Watson promotes thredUP; Emma Watson wants to focus her energy 'on some new... Rupert Grint: 'Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe ar... Emma Watson's interview for Vogue Australia's 60th... Emma Watson at Columbia Road Flower Market, London... In the movies, both Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, who play Harry and Hermione, have the best friendship that's basically hashtag-goals for anyone who watched. Every girl wanted that same big-hearted, brave male best friend, while every guy likely wished he could have someone as wise and confident as Hermione in his life. The idea of dating Emma Watson reportedly “disgusted” Daniel Radcliffe so much. Almost a decade has passed since Harry Potter ended its course on the big screens. But, despite that, the actors and actresses of the film series, have remained in the film industry, especially Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson. The actor who played him Daniel Radcliffe, was also eleven. Emma Watson was nine but her character was twelve. Rupert Grint was twelve but his character was eleven.
IJW: Filth (2013)
2020.09.05 21:18 edthomson92IJW: Filth (2013)
Originally posted here on Why We Watch I want to say that a while ago I saw a big article, or message board post, about if it's okay to write a protagonist who doesn't change. The most immediate thought that works was that as long as the surrounding characters do change, go for it. There's a version of Filth that's an improvement if it followed this, in a way similar to how Bojack Horseman characters evolve, or don't, over the series. An ensemble makes a movie like Filth, and the cast is there, but the screentime isn't. Filth, from the movie's official site, is about "Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a scheming, manipulative, misanthropic man who spends his time indulging in drugs, alcohol, sexually abusive relationships, and 'the games' – [manipulating] his coworkers and friends. While working on the murder case of a Japanese student, he starts coming unhinged, slowly losing his grip on reality and suffering from a series of increasingly severe hallucinations as he desperately tries to hold his life together." It is written and directed by Jon S. Baird, based on the Irvine Welsh novel. In my Babysitter review, I said that I'm pretty easy and a movie hitting hard personally starts it out at like 5/5, and a cover of Creep, in this case by Clint Mansell, definitely qualifies as hard-hitting. That and Jim Broadbent's performance as Robertson's psychiatrist, Verme Rossi, are what's been rattling around in my head since the first viewing of Filth years ago. Also, that cover dates the first viewing as after 2014, while attending New Paltz, learning to dance, and discovering many versions of Creep. So, with all those memories and warm feelings, it's a shame to have to knock the movie down a few notches. The best place to start with this one is the easy complaints. Watching this with captioning is advised because the Scottish accents can be hard to understand, and the dialogue didn't sound that crisp-and-clear in general. You still know what's going on but could miss some little details. During a trip Bruce takes to Germany, Baird and cinematographer Matthew Jensen switch to a handheld camera, and it doesn't make a big difference to the sequence, so it's slightly distracting. The use of 99 Luftballons and Sandstorm is great though. The larger issue is best explained during a scene where Robertson is finally called out on his crap by fellow officer Amanda Drummond (Imogen Poots). McAvoy's stellar performance is even better when his character can't simply steamroll over another. Something clicked, for me, when she gets him to break down for a moment. It's hard to nail down why, but it might be because of how sick "'the games'" he plays are against mostly innocent co-workers. From an acting standpoint, where going from a whole movie of McAvoy showing his range as the Anti-Xavier to revealing further layers of this character in just a couple moments. Anyway, if the movie was more about screwing over the people who murdered that exchange student, maybe that would improve things? I'm honestly not sure and will be looking into other takes on this movie because that uncertainty is throwing me off more than expected. Another possible reason might be that she seems like the best-developed side-character in Filth, so that's worth investigating and digging through other write-ups and reviews of the movie. The murder itself, on the bright side, does show Baird's great strength when it comes to style and expressing a love of Stanley Kubrick. This scene happens in a tunnel and looks similar to A Clockwork Orange's opening. Robertson's boss, Detective Inspector Bob Toal (John Sessions) has a 2001 poster in his office, and further influences and references are dying to be discovered. One possible example may be the score by Clint Mansell because at least one part of it sounded like The Sex Pistols. Deeper than that though Kubrick and Baird are looking at fairly dark and degrading characters who don't adapt to change well. At least Robertson occasionally better recognizes that need to change than Clockwork's Alex did, although those are very different circumstances. Robertson's visit to his psychiatrist explains a lot of the great visuals Baird treats the audience to, like characters having animal heads for a split second. Most commonly, a pig head for Robertson himself. Oppression, to put it lightly, by police is a touchy subject in the U.S. Similar stories of abuse of power from officers, but from a slightly different angle may help some people having trouble wrapping their heads around how horrible aspects of the system are. The movie isn't really about that though, so it'll mostly just go as far as Robertson's personal depravity...and how you take in that depravity is probably going to be the main factor in grading Filth. 3/5 but I know I would've given it a higher rating if it was that first view and the shock was fresh. Whether they make it onto the site or not, Unbreakable, Split, and Glass are the natural followups. Split can just be watched on its own, but we've still got nothing but time for the foreseeable future. Speaking of which, my and I liked the M. Night Shyamalan-produced show Servant. It was our first time seeing Rupert Grint in anything post-Potter, and just like Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, he's doing great work.
2020.01.14 17:25 aniramzeeEmma Watson IS Hermione Granger
It’s been over a decade since the movies, and here’s what I’ve noticed about Emma Watson.
Harry and Ron didn’t go back to Hogwarts after the battle, but Hermione did because she’s, well, Hermione. Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint didn’t go to college after completing the 8 movies. Daniel said the point of college is to find out what field you’re interested in, and he already knew. Emma Watson, on the other hand, enrolled in Brown University to study history for 4 years, and scheduled her movie dates on weekends and holidays.
Hermione was very passionate about social justice and ethical treatment of elves, among other beings. Emma Watson is an outspoken activist who works on causes like feminism, equality for transgender people, and publishing British history without omitting darker topics like the role of slavery in building her country.
What did Hermione do for fun? Of course she read books, but she was constantly bettering herself in general. By book 5, she was able to understand emotions like a psychologist and broke down Cho’s feelings in a way that Harry and Ron could understand. She was even objective about Harry’s communication flaws on his first date when he left early to meet her. What does Emma Watson do when she’s not acting? She observes 10 days of silence a year (a very Buddhist concept that’s used to understand yourself better), has come to terms with being “self-partnered”, and is constantly growing emotionally. Would love to hear more from all of you.
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2019.05.20 04:33 TSLPDustinS03E11 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Official Discussion
Disclaimer: This is an official discussion thread. Spoilers will remain untagged. If you have not seen the film or listened to our episode, we highly recommend you refrain from continuing until you’ve seen the film and/or listened to our episode. Please report broken links or out of date information. Title:Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Year: 2009 Synopsis: As Harry Potter begins his sixth year at Hogwarts, he discovers an old book marked as "the property of the Half-Blood Prince" and begins to learn more about Lord Voldemort's dark past. Director(s): David Yates Starring:
2017.09.07 18:12 randsomredditaccountReal DCEU and Harry Potter related news
Hello guys, I work at WB (non American division), but by no means I am a higher up guy, nor do I get to attend the big boys meetings; BUT I get to hear and read secrets that only very few get to know. You can say that I am the guy that has to do all the paper work, attend calls and get coffee and in doing so I get to know stuff that is usually WAY above my pay grade. So, I have stuff to share about Justice League and other future movies. It's all random stuff I stumbled upon so if its feels, well, random, so don't judge me too harshly. Also, I am not going to even try to prove my credentials because well its reddit, no one cares about the truth and I like my job.
WB acknowledges that there is negative press against the DCEU. They hoped it would all go away after the success of WW but it didn't. On a more personal note, it’s amazing the amount of fake news that is spread about DCEU movies, and none of them are ever positive, don’t you wonder why! Any let me assure you guys that these ‘news’ are built upon lies upon lies upon lies and by now if you didn’t knew the inside stuff you would also wonder what the hell is going on, but truth is everything is going fine.
Zack Snyder actually only brought in Joss Whedon after he felt need of more dialogue scenes between JL members, mostly the scenes involving Flash and Cyborg. Ben Affleck and Snyder also wrote some dialogues for the movie, as did several other writers while shooting. DON'T WORRY, it's a normal practice.
Reshoots are over for JL.
There is barely 15 minute worth of pickups shot during reshoots and barely one or two are actual new scenes, most of the stuff shot was filler shots. Funny thing is one of the shot that required entire JL team had to reschedule again and again for two months, because for some reason or other the cast won’t be available. Getting Ezra and Cavill to come back was a real pain in the ass, but it all worked out in the end.
This news I am hearing about Cavill moustache removal costing 25 million or whatever. I mean WTH! Its fake news, also reshoots didn’t cost anywhere close to 25 million.
Ben Affleck is renegotiating his contract, as there are several Batman related movies in development with several small appearances required from him. He wants a solid layout for the future films so that he can work on his films in the future; also, he wants to spend time with his children. He IS going to appear in one more DCEU film at least.
Next standalone Superman movie is much further in pre-production stage then you can imagine. The reason WB is not announcing it is because they want Justice League reveal of Superman rebirth to be not anti-climactic. The movie will be announced early next year.
Elseworld universe is real, WB are approached by esteemed film makers who want to make films based on these DC characters but without the restraints of DCEU framework. You guys won’t believe the quality of directors in line but it will all be announced next year, hopefully soon enough. Zack Snyder has also shown interest in one of the projects, but it’s too soon and nothing is specifically mentioned (at least around me).
Zack Snyder is very much still in control of the DCEU, whether you like it or not, everything that is happening now or in future of DCEU films are based off of his ‘chart’ (and boy team at WB get giddy at the mention of the ‘chart’).
Regarding the reshoots of Justice League, Whedon is not as much as directing those shots but coordinating. Some of the action shot were shot by shot interpretation of pre-vis and storyboarding done Snyder’s team. WB is planning on publishing these story-board concepts in the form of book, of all three Snyder films in the future, as a tribute to his work and vision.
That reminds me, all those reports claiming Snyder is getting booted after Justice League have no freaking idea what he means to WB and the team working on these movies. Everything that exist today in DCEU and the awesome future projects are all part of plan made by Snyder, remember when I mentioned the chart. From personal experience I can confirm his place in future DCEU is much more secure than some producers working on these movies. Some people (especially that rascal!!!) surely getting a boot but it’s not Snyder.
Yes, several screenings for Justice League had already taken place AND no I have no freaking clue what the movie is like. I never watched a single shot that is not in the trailer.
But, the reception is positive, from what I’ve heard.
Flash has a director. I don’t know who. That reminds me, just because you don’t hear announcement regarding a director or film doesn’t mean that’s how things are. Media has signed directors and then fired them on behalf of WB so many times, its mind boggling.
Shazam and Justice League Dark projects are both going in production next year. Nightwing MIGHT also start production, but nothing is concrete at the moment.
Bonus David Yates and J.K. Rowling proposed the idea of Harry Potter appearing in future movies to Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and the response was enthusiastic. Don’t know about Emma Watson, but I hope she returns as well. Order of the Phoenix will feature in future films; both Lily and James Potter will make an appearance. Longbottoms will also appear. I am not sure, but time travel is mentioned a lot while discussing these movies. I THINK, Voldemort if also somehow coming back. The truth is Rowling wants these stories to connect and WB couldn’t be happier. There is also a solid possibility that these stories will start from the past and continue in the future of Harry Potter world. That’s all I got. I typed this on phone, and there are lots of mistakes (I KNOW!). I will post this and then leave. I may not reply. Hope you guys understand. EDIT/ CORRECTIONS/ UPDATE: Here are some updates : I think a lot of people got confused that Harry Potter was going to appear in Fantastic Beasts film, no that's not what I wrote. There are talks, and there are always talks about possible future films, it's nothing new. Remember that Harry Potter news about new movies, well it's actually, as of of right now, a movie (singular). Also, only Yates has talked to actors, not Rowling. Evanna Lynch has talked to producers but I don't think she will be cast. The movie will feature older Harry and Ron - the aurors, and everything else I mentioned and yes, time travel is very much a part of the movie. The movie is only in concept right now and might not even be made until 2025(?). Next Superman movie has a director and it's not Snyder. Announcement will be made after release of Justice League. Also, there will be a DC special in the month of November on TV. Mel Gibson is still exchanging ideas with WB, he was never interested in SS but might chose to do one of the Elseworld films. Snyder and Deborah will attend premiere of Justice League, but unlike the rumors that are circulating, he is not returning to work on Justice League. Batgirl might go into production in 2019 (?) and yes, Jane Levy is a strong contender for the role. Also, Teresa Palmer is in talks for some big role, I don't know which one, but she has been around for a while now (she also auditioned for several other roles in the past). Flashpoint will feature entire current Justice League, it will be bigger than any DCEU movie till date. It will be almost a remake of Flashpoint animation film. Flashpoint and Green Lantern Corp. are Geoff Johns' dream project. Aquaman is using the same technology that was developed to create underwater scenes for Avatar sequels and it is extremely costly. Also, also, last month there was a press visit on the sets of Aquaman in Australia, that included many famous bloggers, Youtubers and new outlets. As you can see WB is reaching out to the press. FOR ADDITIONAL INFO PLEASE READ COMMENTS BELOW. UPDATE: Patty has signed on for three movie deal (extendable to 5) with WB, with the option to direct non WW movie (including non CBM). UPDATE 2: I say this with heavy heart and not at all with excitement, but apparently there was a secret test screening of JL (again incomplete) for people from my division and other invitees (people not working for WB). Sadly, I couldn't attend the screening, in fact, when I got the news I was out of the city. I received over 60 texts and group selfies, excited colleagues and friends wanting to brag. The good news is whatever they saw knocked their socks off, especially Flash and Aquaman stole the show; ladies loved them. Surprisingly, WW is the leader, not Batman. I have met Cavill in person and he is a really kind and humble person, and I am told JL is finally going to show the Superman everyone has been craving for (I thought MOS Superman already was perfect Superman but that's just my opinion), and I can see that because Cavill is very much the kind of person you expect Clark Kent would be in real life. The movie has a lot of surprises for the fans, trailers and promotional images are not revealing anything at all - underline this point because it really elevated the movie viewing experience for the audience. That being said, there were many shots with incomplete CGI and Batman still felt kind of a loner. It was the same cut that was screened earlier this month in US. JL's advance screenings will start from October, and critics will be also get to watch the movie well in advance. NOTE: I didn't asked any details so don't expect any spoilers from me. There will be another screening later this month (not confirmed) and I am going to make sure I get to watch the movie then. I MIGHT share my experience and a score for the movie but again, don't expect spoilers from me. I actually love my job, and want JL (and every other WB movie) to succeed, so I am not going to be one of those people who ruin the experience of the movie for the rest. ABOUT USER ViewerAnon: He is lying, his ticket is fake too, don't believe him. That's all. REVIEW On the late night of 19th this week, I had a phone conversation with a friend who informed me that he and some of my other colleagues had just attended JL test screening, while I was at the airport, out of the city. As some people have asked me to give review of the movie (when I get to watch the movie) I think in the meantime, I can share with you the first reaction I got. So this guy is kind of my best work buddy, he felt bad for me and was the first one to inform me about the screening. So this is his reaction I am writing, not mine (paraphrasing). I didn't asked for spoilers and he tried his best not to do so. This is what he said: "This is going to do really well" "Better than any DCEU movie ---> this one is very audience friendly" "And feels natural looking, more than BvS" (it is something we discuss how BvS had indoor set look - inside talk - never mind) "It has humor, some really fun moments" (fun not funny, I asked) "action is cool, but it's not as ambitious or innovative as MOS, lots of close space action - kind of repetitive, there is also warehouse fight scene 2.0 and Batman seems faster than before" "superman fans will be really happy... really powerful moment, be ready to shed a tear" "there was lot of hell yes moments in the movie, it's a great crowd pleaser" "to all those who stood by DCEU in hard times this will be the payoff film, even if critics hate it, public will love this one" "but critics will hate it, it is a very Zack Snyder movie, slo mo, CGI, action, destruction, everything they hate about his films is part of this film as well" "you'll love it (talking to me), it is more Man of Steel than BvS" I am not the biggest BvS fan. "it needs more streamlining (editing), it's not a deal breaker" "Ezra is lovable, and Aquaman is the real standout character, Mamoa is really funny" "Cyborg is serviceable, his character works much better alongside the league not solo" "WW fans will be little disappointed, Diana in WW and this movie feel like two different people, she is sure of herself, feels weird after watching WW." "Batman still prefer to do things alone, which kind of feels off when the theme of the movie is come together" "the beginning feels like a whole other movie, the spectacle is simply mind blowing and full of easter eggs" "trailers haven't shown anything, almost every shot in trailer is misleading for one reason or other, be ready to be positively surprised " score 8/10 "theatrical cut might improve this" Note: This guy is THE biggest fan of all DC animated shows and loves Man of Steel, hates Suicide Squad with passion and likes BvS and WW.
So, here are my score for all DCEU films till date, as a reference: Man of Steel : 8.5/10 - I think it's the best Superman movie ever made, so much heart and ambition, it is outright outrageous and brilliant, and innovative at the same time. Batman V Superman TC : 6/10 - A brave movie, but an extremely flawed one. Batman V Superman UC : 7.5/10 - A brave movie, but flawed, enough brilliance to keep it relevant. Suicide Squad : 3/10 - Honestly, if there was no Margot Robbie and Will Smith in this, I would've never watched it. Wonder Women : 7/10 - Brilliant CBM with brilliant message and action and charismatic performances and chemistry of the lead actors. Justice League : 8/10 I am not entirely satisfied with the movie, maybe because the print we watched was still a work in progress. Too many scenes missing background score. edit jumps - missing scenes, and color grading inconsistencies. I thought CGI was mostly complete, Cyborg looked better than any trailer, but he was still my least favorite character in the movie, and I am not talking the League itself, but other characters as well. Cinematography should get a special mention here because it was BRILLIANT, I have never seen anyone outfoucus Wally Pfister, but here majority of the shots are as clean as if someone rotoscoped every single frame, in short, the picture quality itself, was absolutely gorgeous and pristine. I am not sure the cut we saw had Danny Elfman's score or not, I sounded JL standard, but it was still underplayed in comparison to how prominent the music is in other DCEU films till now, this was also true to Zimmer's score, so I think Whedon wanted less score centric movie. It's a minor thing that I think most viewers don't even consciously register while watching movie, to me it is a big deal. So soundtrack was good, if it was indeed done by Danny Elfman, otherwise don't expect all encompassing musically driven moments like Flight scene in MOS, BvS opening or Lex Luthor's entrance in alien ship. Although, if Flash motif is what I heard, it can be something special. Now the things that I didn't liked about the movie was, surprise, surprise - jokes. Not all of them are funny. In fact, there are lot of dialogues that are just there, words exchange, sometimes character talk A LOT, unnecessarily so. It is a short movie, it feels really small. It is not as emotionally engaging and enraging as other Snyder movies, so yeah it is a safe movie for most parts. Snyder fans should be happy though, everything critics hate about his films is still here, he didn't changed his style, in fact this movie doubles down on slow-mo in comparison to Wonder Woman, well done Snyder! Acting by every single character here is decent to great, for a CBM. If you loved Gal in WW, you'll fall in love with her all over again. I love how wise she feels in this movie, she is the heart of soul of JL. She certainly seems much more comfortable playing WW in JL, and her confidence shows and she does this thing with her expressions which is very magical (and sexy - feminist don't kill me!). I know critics will praise the funny person the most but to me, whenever Gal is in WW costume, she wins every single frame. Affleck starts out, visibly looking old and tired but as the movie progresses he transform into a master tactician and fighter. Aside from the fact that he is not the focus of the film in second half, he looks and acts as the most comicbook Batman ever in history and yes, my friend was correct, this Batman moves like he has superhuman strength - Wow. I liked Aquaman, sort of, his 'sup bro attitude gets tiring after a while, but when he is in 'jolly good, lets go die' mode he is absolute joy to watch. I hope James Wan cuts back on Hawaiian surfer dude personality a little bit, it's not a deal breaker though. Ezra MIller is weird, I am still processing how much I like him, and I was continuously chuckling while watching him but after the movie is over I just want to see him in his own film to judge. I have no doubt he would be brilliant, it's just that in JL he is too happy go lucky, monotonously so. There are moments where we see a glimpse of The Perks of Being a Wallflower's Ezra, and that guy can break your heart with his emotional acting, I wanted those moments from him, but those moments are not big enough in JL. He seems too happy being in a world ending scenario which didn't seemed appropriate response from him. Ray Fisher is also another actor I want to see more, because honestly he was just grumpy in JL, again monotonously. Any Amber Heard fans here, my god, that women is flawless. The story is simple, as simple as ever any alien invasion movie has been, although it did touch upon mythology of old gods and Kryptonians and motherboxes, it still is simple enough to keep casual audiences engaged, but if you are an avid DC fan there are just so many easter eggs to discover. The thing I heard about the misleading marketing is spot on. The movie is not at all, what the trailers are showing. There is a lot that is not shown or even hinted at, so better be prepared to go oh! And well done marketing team. Although, I don't agree with my friend on his views on action in JL. There are some truly epic action scenes here, and a lot of them are in daylight and open grounds and cities so things are much better than BvS climax fight scene. The best action moment though goes to Batman, it is not a long scene, but it's execution is perfect and very Arkham games like. Flash has some cool bullet time moments, but X Men DOFP did it better in my opinion. There is this one moment though where one league member goes god mode and the power on display is nothing short of masterpiece film making and it looks so epic and beautiful, I can't wait to watch it again in cinema. Superman fans will be extremely satisfied by the end of the film, there is just so much joy in my heart, I can't explain. And then again, marketing team has done so much to keep him a secret, it's funny to be honest, so many things regarding the underwhelming promotional picture make sense now! In the end, if you are a fan of Man of Steel, you'll love this, although it is a much simpler film in comparison and if you love BvS then this is a remarkable improvement as far as entertainment goes, if you loved Suicide Squad, what is wrong with you. In it's approach it is much like Wonder Woman where fun isn't always jokes, it's about looking at funny side of normal things, for most parts. The action is great, as far as pacing goes, this one is the most streamlined DCEU film till date, the editing is finally not the reason you won't like a DCEU movie. I think critics will like this movie, they are hell bent on proving they made WB course correct and WB has issued statements that they want to fix things, so this will keep them happy - I hope so. I also agree with the point made by my friend, that is the most sellable DCEU movie till date, it has blockbuster written all over it. Although, I wanted a more emotional movie, in the end, it has everything I wanted in a JL movie, maybe not in the right proportion, it could've been better but what we got is more than good, it IS really good.
2017.08.18 08:47 layles22FBAWTFT Harry Potter theory
[//Theory] I have a theory that this whole FBAWTFT saga will actually turn out to be Newts memories that an auror Harry Potter will be examining in order to help him solve a Grindlewald case in the present day (approx around the time of '19 years later'). I believe the first 4 movies will ultimately be about the defeat of Grindlewald from the perspective of Newt and the final scene of the 4th movie will show Daniel Radcliffe lifting his head out of the pensieve (!) and then the final movie will be Harry's defeat of Grindlewald. I have a few things that lead me to this theory;
the IMAX trailer for the first FBAWTFT movie begins with some HP music and two voiceover lines from Dumbledore saying "mysterious thing, time" and "what you are looking at are memories" .... this is obviously to convey to the audience that this is the same world as HP only in the past, but I think the use of the 'memories' line is interesting...
also in that trailer JK talks about the story connecting to the original series in a way that is unexpected. She could just be referring to the presence of Grindlewald/Dumbledore at all or it could be a hint to Harry's involvement later
I believe it is possible that Grindlewald is still alive at the time of '19 years later'.... Extract from the Deathly hallows - '"Kill me, then!" demanded the old man. "You will not win, you cannot win! That wand will never, ever be yours." And Voldemort’s fury broke: A burst of green light filled the prison room and the frail old body was lifted from its hard bed and then fell back lifeless, and Voldemort returned to the window, his wrath barely controllable.' - This very much seems like the killing curse did its job but given grindlewalds obsession with the hallows and being the master of death, it's possible he had some way of cheating death and the spell did not kill him at this point. Especially when you consider that this scene takes place just prior to the BOH in 1998 making Grindlewald approx 115 years old at the time. So if he didn't die at that point its not so hard to believe someone could live to 134 when you know they've already lived to be 115
We also know that Newt was at Hogwarts on the marauders map in 1993/94 (if the film is considered canon) so it would be possible for he and Harry to cross paths at a later date and harry to gain his memories. And it makes sense that if Harry needed to defeat Grindlewald in the present day he would want to see how his mentor, Dumbledore, did it the first time around, and as Dumbledore is no longer alive he would need to get memories from someone else who was there and is still alive... Newt
Emma Watson was asked in an interview recently if she would ever revisit her role of hermione and she replied 'ask me in 10 years'. This could just be a fly away comment however I believe if JK's plan is to have them appear in the final film then she would have checked with the main HP actors before filming even began on FBAWTFT meaning they know they are going to revisit their roles in about 10 years... which will make them about the same age as their characters at the time of '19 years later'
One flaw I can see with my theory is if this is the case the final movie will be centralised around Harry in present day where as the whole series will have been focused on Newt up until that point, and that would be a bit odd to not have him be a main character in the last film. It could be possible it will simply be Eddie Redmayne in old man make-up. However because of cursed child it is also now possible a special time-turner could be used to go back to 1945 and bring young Newt back to the present day. However I really hope this doesn't happen as I really did not like the use of the time-turners in cursed child (especially as even JK admits it was a flawed plot device, hence why she destroyed them all in book 5)
I want to be an actor. I am reviewing 10 movies that students should watch by the time they are in high school. These are personal reviews based on my liking of directing, acting and plot. Again, these will be based on my liking and what movies I believe teenagers should watch. These movies are also not in order of which movie is better, I will only do a review for these movies I will not say which one is the best. That being said let’s get started The Dark Knight Let’s get started with one of my favorite movies of all time. The Dark Knight is a movie directed by Christopher Nolan that was released in 2008, and it stars Christian Bale and Heath Ledger. This movie is a drama, right down to the core. This movie is different from any other superhero movie in the genre. It did something that no other superhero movie had done before, and even to this day haven’t, for the exception of another movie that I will review later on. The Dark Knight is the sequel to Batman Begins and it picks up time after the end of the first movie. Batman has still been working trying to end crime in Gotham city, while a new villain that goes by the name of the Joker is on the rise. The Joker tries to show that everyone will break. No matter how good they are, something will get them to stop pretending. He is a force of nature, he can’t be bought, he is in his own world “an agent of chaos”. This movie does something that many superhero movies struggle to do which is give the villain a compelling arch. Heath Ledger does a great job playing the Joker, he brings layers to the characters and even something that no other superhero movie to this date has done before, which is win an Oscar for his role. Everyone else in the cast also did a fantastic job including Christian Bale as Batman and Gary Oldman as Commissioner Gordon, but Heath Ledger steals every scene he is in. Christopher Nolan did something phenomenal and brought out a great vision for this movie. The only downside of him directing this movie were the action scenes, they lacked a little bit. He could have brought a creative stunt team to create good fight scenes and he could have focused more on the drama. Complaining about the fight scenes is nitpicking though, because this movie is great. This is a movie that all students can watch and enjoy, a downside that they might find is the runtime as it is 2 hours and 30 minutes. All in all though, this is one move that students definitely need to watch. Logan The last movie entry for the Wolverine trilogy and last outing for Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, Logan. This movie as I stated earlier for the Dark Knight review, is the first movie to do something new for the superhero genre. It focused on character development first, as opposite to action. Logan was released on March 2017. It was a the first Wolverine movie to be R-rated due to violent content. Logan is worn out and old, he lives out in the desert while taking care of professor X who is suffering due to old age and can no longer control his powers, causing freak accidents that end up hurting people. This movie is not afraid to go dark, even though it’s in the X-men universe it was confident enough to not only believe in the viewers to catch on the clues but also to change the X-Men universe as a whole. Professor X accidentally killed all of the X-Men accidentally when he lost control of all his powers, and Logan was the only one that survived. Both tired and no longer having a reason to live, a little girl comes along that was made out of Logan’s DNA who has the same mutant powers as him. The plot is greatly detailed as well as the characters. The action is great, and Hugh Jackman does great as his last outing as Wolverine. At this point in the franchise he’s got it down but still manages to bring new layers to the character even after playing him for so long. The director James Mangold does a good job again with the character and plotline. The story as even stated by him previously in interviews is a drama. And that’s one of the things that makes the movie so good, is that it’s a drama at its core and focuses on the characters and does the other stuff later. Great movie that high school students must watch and you don’t even have to be a fan of the X-Men movies in order to watch this. Guardians of the Galaxy In my previous two reviews I said that these two movies had done something that no other superhero movie had done, but so has this one, just in a completely different tone. While Logan and The Dark Knight succeeded in taking a superhero and making it a gritty and dark drama, Guardians of the Galaxy and takes the superhero drama and turns it into a fun, full of heart and comedy movie. This movie is about a group of misfits who get stuck together and end up becoming a team of heroes of the galaxy. Chris Pratt stars as Peter Quill, also known as Star Lord. Chris does a great job at bringing out the heart and humor into Peter as well as the more serious moments he has to bring to the table. Bradley Cooper plays Rocket Raccoon, a raccoon engineered to do everything a human is capable of doing. Bradley just like in any other film is unrecognizable, he does an incredible job at voicing rocket. Vin Diesel does a good job, but anyone I believe is capable of saying I am Groot in a deep voice. Zoe Saldana is also good in the film, and wrestler turned actor Dave Bautista also does great as well. Director James Gunn does a good job of balancing the whole cast as a unit and handling the story that could end up being messy and not a greatly received movie if done wrong. Guardians is mostly a comedy with some drama and action also brought into the mix. Comedy is said to be one of the hardest genres to handle and James does a great job at it. The movie does a good job of showing how these misfits end up becoming a unit and the bonds that they create. A movie worth watching, definitely should check it out. La La Land A movie that may not be enjoyed by every high schooler but I found to be good and relatable. The reason why it may not be well received by everyone is because it's a musical. Many people find musicals to be boring, and before seeing this movie I was one of those people. Right off the bat I was not quite sure if I would enjoy this and it took me a little bit before I actually got into it and enjoyed it but once I did I was hooked. La La Land is a movie that stars Ryan Gosling as a man who loves jazz and wants to keep the genre alive, and also has dreams of opening his own restaurant that has people playing jazz and Emma Stone as a struggling actress who can’t seem to catch her big break. I want to be an actor so the plot was even more relatable to me and that might also been one of the reasons why I enjoyed it so much. Ryan and Emma do a good job on their roles as Sebastian and Mia, and the director, Damien Chapelle also does a good job of handling the movie. The musical pieces are greatly choreographed by the director and his team. The movie is a drama and love story about Sebastian and Mia. It is not a typical love story and it’s more relatable though. Mia and Sebastian start a relationship after meeting each other and embark on a great loving relationship. They both try to live their lives and fulfill their dreams. The rest of the plot would be spoiled if explained, but the character’s relationship is very relatable and they do a great job of showing that even when you get what you wanted you may be missing out on more. Great movie, I will say that not everyone will enjoy it but I believe everyone should at least check it out. Forrest Gump A classic movie that marked Tom Hanks’ career and earned him an Oscar for his performance. Forrest Gump is the story of a man who is slower paced from other people, it tells the story of his life and his love for his childhood friend, Jenny. Forrest lives a very entertaining life as he goes from college football star, to the army, meeting the president, ping pong player, and many other things. This story is a drama with comedy aspects. Hanks delivers a spectacular performance as Forrest, and his cast mates deliver a well rounded performance as well. Director Robert Zemeckis earned an Oscar as well for this film as he is able to bring the heart into all of the scenes that require it but also is able to deliver the comedy as well as the drama. The film itself also won an Oscar. Not a big review is needed for this movie as I am a big fan of it, and all of the awards that it received prove that this is a movie worth watching. Titanic Another movie that maybe not everyone will enjoy for a couple reasons but I enjoy very much and is also loved by many people, Titanic. Released in 1997, directed by James Cameron and starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo Dicaprio, Titanic is a drama film and is based on a true incident of the boat that crashed. The story of Jack and Rose itself is not real, but the event is. Rose is engaged to Cal a man who is rich and will provide her family with money. While on the boat she meets Jack, played by Leonardo Dicaprio and they fall in love. Then the boat hits an iceberg. That is the plot in a nutshell without spoiling anything. Leonardo Dicaprio and Kate Winslet deliver good performances in their roles that will have you almost in tears every time they’re on screen. James Cameron delivers an epic disaster film with great scope. The film runs at 3 hours and 15 minutes, so it’s one of the longer films in history but it's worth watching. One of the main issues people will have with the film will be the run time but once you get past it and actually get into it it will be a very enjoyable film. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 The final instalment in the Harry Potter franchise. This film was an emotional roller coaster for many people as it brought Harry’s story and his friend’s to a conclusion after 8 movies of adventures. Deathly Hallows part 2 is a drama film directed by David Yates and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. The film centers around Harry, Ron and Hermione as they try and destroy the last remaining horcruxes in order to finally kill Lord Voldemort. Most of the film is located at Hogwarts and an epic showdown is ensued. A world that has been built up over the past 7 movies finally brings a closure to these characters and their stories. The whole cast does a good job with their performances. All of the actors know their roles very well by this point and still manage to bring new layers to them. The film explores the themes of friendship as it has for all of the films before. This film is a fantasy film due to it being centered in a magical world. The tone of the film is darker than the previous ones as it deals with the death of friends and family throughout the film but there is also a sense of hope. I have been a Harry Potter fan since I was a kid so seeing an ending come to these character’s lives and being done in such a good fashion definitely brought a smile to my face. The ending is handled greatly by returning director David Yates, and it’s definitely a great film to watch. Spider Man 2 This is the movie that set the stage for superhero movies in the early 2000s. Hollywood didn’t quite know how to handle superhero movies back then and this is the movie that set the stage for what to expect from a superhero movie. Directed by Sam Raimi, who also directed the first spider-man movie which was an origin story for the hero, comes back at the helm of this film. Peter, played Tobey Maguire, continues to save people in New York City as spider-man, but when Doctor Octopus comes around he needs to figure out a way to save the city again. I really liked the aspect of Peter losing his powers and having to re find himself before he became spider-man again. The aspect of who am I without the suit? Can I be just Peter? Greatly played by Tobey, and a great idea to bring to the table by Sam Raimi and the writers. Tobey Maguire does a good job at bringing the soft side of Peter out as well as he portrays the Spider-Man side of him. Kirsten Dunst did a good job as Mary Jane, however she is not the only actress that could have played the role. Peter also struggles with his relationship with Mary Jane as she gets engaged to another man and he needs to accept it because he is a superhero and doesn’t want somebody to hurt her. Sam Raimi knows the characters very well and is able to bring the characters on screen just the right way. One of the best superhero movies ever made, definitely worth checking it out. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire This is the sequel to the first Hunger Games movie which is based off of the books written by Suzanne Collins. This film is a dystopian science fiction film. It is set in a future country called Panem in which there is 12 Districts and every year they participate in the Hunger Games. For these games each district sends one boy and one girl to fight to the death in an arena designed by the game makers. By the end of the games there can only be one winner. Katniss and Peeta, played by Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, after winning the Hunger Games the previous year by defying the Capitol and threatening to commit suicide so there would not be a winner, are now travelling Panem as the winners of the Games. Things change when they find out that they must go back again for this year’s games. This film has the best story out of all the Hunger Games films. It’s an improvement upon the first film and a good continuation to these character’s stories. Katniss struggles as she doesn’t want to defy the capitol, she just wanted to live and is now stuck as a symbol for a rebellion. The performances by the actors were well done, and direction by Francis Lawrence is good as he brings the fictional world of Panem to life. Awesome movie, the direction the movie took was new and improved upon the first film.
Inception Another film by Christopher Nolan. He directed this film following the success of the Dark Knight. This is an original film written and directed by Nolan. In today’s day and age you don’t see many original new stories in Hollywood, you see reboots and sequels. This is also one of the reasons why this film was so successful. It was well crafter by Mr. Nolan, and the idea of such film was something that if done incorrectly it would have been a mess. Inception stars Leonardo Dicaprio as Cobb, a man who can infiltrate people’s dreams with the use of a machine. His wife killed herself and he is blamed for her death so he must flee the country and leave his children behind in order to not get caught, even though he is not guilty. He gets offered the job of infiltrating a man’s mind and if he performs the job he will be cleared of his charges and will be able to go back to his family. That’s the premise of the film. The cast of the film is packed with stars such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Tom Hardy, Ellen Page, Joseph Gordon Levitt among others. Everyone involved in this film gives a great performance. Tom Hardy steals every scene he is in. The plot is very original and has several twists planted by Mr. Nolan and the actors deliver great scenes along with him. I haven’t discussed the scores of any of the previous films, but this film’s score done by Hans Zimmer is beautiful. This film is definitely one of the best films out there and everyone must watch it. Some people may have issues following the plot because you have to think throughout the whole movie, but if you do then you will love the film.
"Though hotly denied by subsequent generations, there is ample evidence to suggest that the first Lucius Malfoy was an unsuccessful aspirant to the hand of Elizabeth I, and some wizarding historians allege that the Queen's subsequent opposition to marriage was due to a jinx placed upon her by the thwarted Malfoy." ...Queen Elizabeth I (7 September, 1533 - 24 March, 1603), was the reigning queen of England and Ireland during the second half of the 16th century. She was the daughter of Anne Boleyn and King Henry VIII, and half-sister of Mary I. In the Harry Potter films, Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary I, was presented as a witch. Her portrait hung was hung in Hogwarts, indicating that Mary I may have attended Hogwarts at some point. A portrait of King Henry VIII, father of Mary I and Elizabeth I, is also hung in Hogwarts Castle. A portrait of Anne Boleyn, the mother of Elizabeth I, is also hung in Hogwarts Castle. It is a popular historical theory that Boleyn, accused by Muggles of being a witch, was actually a Squib. This theory might have been recently proved to be true. If this is true, then, at least in the Potter-verse, then Henry's claims of being "bewitched" by Anne may be possible as it is unknown as to whether the ability to use magic is required to make love potions; if not, then it is possible that Anne made them and smuggled them to Henry. Through King Henry VIII, both Elizabeth I and Mary I were descendants of Elizabeth of York, daughter of [Queen] Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Jacquetta of Luxembourg, who was accused (and acquitted) of witchcraft.
Courageous and stubborn, if Mary I attended Hogwarts (likely), she was most likely Sorted into Gryffindor. Evidence II: Witches and wizards were present at the royal court(s) of the time. As per the books, written by J.K. Rowling, and the HP Wiki:
Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, known after his death as "Nearly Headless Nick", (d. 31 October, 1492) was a wizard who attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was Sorted into Gryffindor House. He was a wizard of the royal court as an adult. He was executed by an improper decapitation on 30 October 1492, after he had a magical mishap with Lady Grieve, in which he tried to straighten her teeth but it backfired and she grew tusks. Since then, he is the resident ghost of Gryffindor Tower at the Hogwarts Castle. Little is known about Sir Nicholas's childhood. He lived in the fifteenth century and was born into the noble Mimsy-Porpington family somewhere in the British Isles. In his adulthood, Sir Nicholas openly associated with Muggles. He was knighted and was a courtier at King Henry VII's royal court.
Evidence III: Previous Queens, or Queen consorts, had been accused of being "witches".
If we are to count women who married into the British royal line who were compared to witches, who are both possible sources of the said "magic gene", two stand out: Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492 A.D.), said to be "the most beautiful woman in the Island of Britain" with "heavy-lidded eyes, like those of a dragon"; and Joan of Navarre (1370 - 1437 A.D.), who was tried, and convicted, for witchcraft.
As documented above, Elizabeth Woodville (1437 - 1492 A.D.) is a prime candidate for a "magic gene" in the royal family. Through her daughter, Elizabeth of York, she is an ancestor of every English monarch since Henry VIII, and every Scottish monarch since James V of Scotland. Elizabeth also came from a "commoner" family who supported the Lancastrians, her husband Edward IV's enemies, making their romance a "secret, star-crossed" one.
One of Edward IV's rivals accused Elizabeth Woodville's mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, of practising witchcraft. The Luxembourg family also claimed to be "descended from the water deity Melusine" (possible Veela, or dragon Animagus) through their ancestor, Siegfried of Luxembourg (AD 922-998).
Evidence IV: The Woodville (Wydeville) family, which married into the Royal Family in the 1400's, may have been magical. From my research on the subject:
If, indeed, Elizabeth Woodbridge, Queen Consort of King Edward IV, was a witch through her mother, it would be safe to say she would most likely be a Gryffindor. The Woodville (Wydeville) coat-of-arms included a golden griffin, reminiscent of Godric Gryffindor (Gryffin d'Or, or "griffin of gold" in French), and four golden phoenixes, each set upon a red backdrop. Additionally, the coat-of-arms featured blue, or azure, symbolic of their commoner status; and silver-white, or argent, used to difference the arms of members of the British Royal Family. Vair patterning is also used, reminiscent of the Plantagenet dynasty kings. Elizabeth's father, Sir Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers, served as a knight in the service of the Duke of Bedford. Despite being of low-birth, Sir Richard Woodville also served as a captain, and later, a lieutenant, and was well-known for his leadership abilities on the battlefield. He was also known to be intelligent, fair, and loyal, and his marriage-for-love to Elizabeth's "witch" mother, Jacquetta of Luxembourg, was viewed as "quite scandalous". In the Wars of the Roses, Sir Richard was initially a Lancastrian, but he became a Yorkist when he thought that the Lancastrian cause was lost. He reconciled himself to the victorious Edward IV, his future son-in-law. On 1 May 1464, Edward IV married his daughter Elizabeth, widow of Sir John Grey of Groby. Richard was created Earl Rivers in 1466, appointed Lord Treasurer in March 1466 and Constable of England on 24 August 1467. The newfound power of the low-birth Woodville family was very distasteful to the old baronial party, and especially so to the Earl of Warwick. Sir Richard, Earl Rivers, was regarded as a social upstart, and in an ironical episode, his future son-in-law in 1459, while accepting his submission, had rebuked him for daring, given his lowly birth, to fight against the House of York. The Privy Council, in its horrified response to the King's marriage, said bluntly that her father's low social standing in itself meant that the King must surely know "that Elizabeth [Woodville] was not the wife for him". Early in 1468, the Rivers estates were plundered by Warwick's partisans, and the open war of the following year was aimed at destroying the Woodvilles. After the Yorkist defeat at the Battle of Edgecote Moor on 26 July 1469, Sir Richard Woodville and his second son, John, were taken prisoners at Chepstow. Following a hasty show trial, they were beheaded at Kenilworth on 12 August 1469. His eldest son Anthony succeeded him in the earldom. Sir Richard, Earl Rivers, had a large family. His third son, Lionel (d. 1484) became the Bishop of Salisbury. All his daughters made great marriages: Catherine Woodville, his eighth daughter, was the wife of Henry Stafford, 2nd Duke of Buckingham. It is also noted that his daughter, Elizabeth Woodville, the Queen, may have had a connection to the wizard Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, another Gryffindor, who was also from a family of knights. Elizabeth died shortly before Mimsy-Porpington in June of 1492, whereas the latter would, like Elizabeth's father, be beheaded for his "crimes" in October of 1492.
It should also be noted that, after Elizabeth Woodville's marriage to King Edward IV, two of her siblings - a sister and a brother - also married into the nobility of the royal court. This would have, theoretically, also spread magical blood further through the British aristocracy and gentry - through their descendants. Evidence V: Arthur, King of the Britons, was previously aided by the sorcerer Merlin, a Slytherin. According to Pottermore, written by J.K. Rowling, and the HP Wiki:
"Medieval, dates unknown. Most famous wizard of all time. Sometimes known as the Prince of Enchanters. Part of the Court of King Arthur." Merlin was a wizard who lived during the medieval era. Little is known of his past, but he was a member of King Arthur's court, and arguably one of the most powerful wizards of all time. Merlin was born sometime during the medieval era. During his formative years, he attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and was sorted into Slytherin House. It is possible that he was taught by Salazar Slytherin himself, given the time period Merlin lived in. It is said that Merlin's wand was of English oak (though his grave has never been found, so this cannot be proven). At some point in his lifetime, Merlin became a part of the Court of King Arthur, assisting him during his reign. He was the enemy of Arthur's half-sister, Morgan le Fay, a dark witch. Merlin believed that wizards should help Muggles and live peacefully with them. To this end, he founded the Order of Merlin, an organisation which promoted Muggle rights, creating rules against using magic on them. Merlin was also an expert user of charms. His exceptional skill earned him the epithet "Prince of Enchanters". At some point, either during Merlin's lifetime or after his death, the Order of Merlin switched from a Muggle rights organisation to an award bestowed upon witches and wizards who performed a great deed at personal risk or contributed to the betterment of wizarding society in some way. Merlin's renown led his name to become a part of everyday wizarding vernacular. The popular exclamation, "Merlin's beard!", and the more unusual "Merlin's pants!" are examples of such. Slytherin students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry took special pride in Merlin — "the most famous wizard in history" — having been Sorted into their House. However, this fact is one that the other houses do not like to recognise. Merlin was immortalised on a Chocolate Frog Card. Harry Potter found a copy of this card in one of the Chocolate Frogs he bought on the Hogwarts Express on 1 September, 1991. On 31 July, 1998, the Daily Prophet published a letter by a reader suggesting a "Merlin Remembrance Day" be established. Merlin is a wizard featured in many British legends. Though he first appeared under the name Myrddin Wyllt (Merlin the wild) in Welsh literature as a half-crazed prophet of the forest, he is perhaps most famous as a central figure in the Arthurian legend. He is most commonly depicted as the adviser of King Arthur.
Evidence VI: Armand Malfoy, "the first Malfoy", aided William the Conqueror in his conquest of England. From Pottermore, written by J.K. Rowling, and the HP Wiki:
King William I of England (c. 1028 - 1087), also known as "William the Conqueror", was the first Norman King of England. He led the Norman conquest of England in 1066. Sometime after being crowned king, he granted Armand Malfoy a piece of land in Wiltshire for questionable services Armand had rendered him. Armand Malfoy (fl. 1066) was a French wizard who arrived in Great Britain with the Norman invasion. He was the first Malfoy in Britain, and the founder of Malfoy Manor in Wiltshire. Armand was presumably born sometime in the late 10th or early 11th century in France. He came to Britain along with the Norman invasion, and presumably gained the friendship of William the Conqueror sometime around this time. Sometime after William I was made King of England in 1066, Armand provided various services to the king. Though the exact details of these services are unknown, they were believed to be shady and magical in nature. In exchange for these services, King William granted Armand a prime piece of land in Wiltshire, seizing the property from the former landholders. This piece of property would go on to become Malfoy Manor, and would be the home of the Malfoy family for the next ten centuries. Later members of the family would expand the estate even farther by annexing more property from the surrounding Muggles.
It should also be noted that all of the aforementioned British royals, including Elizabeth I [whom Lucius Malfoy I courted for marriage], were also descended from William I ("William the Conqueror"). Evidence VII: The Malfoys' connection to the British Royal Family (likely serving the Crown, doing their "dirty work"). As per Pottermore, written by J.K. Rowling, and the HP Wiki:
"It is often said of the Malfoy family that you will never find one at the scene of the crime, though their fingerprints might be all over the guilty wand. Independently wealthy, with no need to work for a living, they have generally preferred the role of power behind the throne, happy for others to do the donkey work and to take the responsibility for failure. They have helped finance many of their preferred candidates’ election campaigns, which have (it is alleged) included paying for dirty work such as hexing the opposition." The Malfoy family consists of an ancient line of pure-blood wizards, most of whom attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and were traditionally Sorted into Slytherin. The family first arrived in Britain with Armand Malfoy, who founded the family estate Malfoy Manor on land obtained from King William I. The Malfoy family would soon gain reputation for pure-blood supremacy and courting richness and power from those around them. Until the passing of the International Statute of Wizarding Secrecy in 1692, the Malfoys integrated themselves in high class Muggle society. They expanded their already large estate with the lands of their Muggle neighbours, and dabbled successfully into Muggle currency and assets, becoming one of the wealthiest families in wizarding Britian. Though they opposed the Statute of Secrecy at first, they soon embraced it and cut off all ties with Muggle families, denying that they had ever fraternized with such people. After this period, the Malfoys instead began to seek influence over the newly formed British Ministry of Magic, using their considerable wealth to do so. Though no Malfoy is known to have ever aspired for the position of Minister for Magic, many members of the family financed the elections of their preferred candidates for the post, even going so far as to pay to have the opposition hexed.
Evidence VIII: A witch or wizard...in Buckingham Palace? According to the HP Wiki:
In 1991, one of the Queen's Corgi dogs was turned into a hamster under unclear circumstances, an event that made Daily Prophet headlines. (shown in the Sorcerer's/Philosopher's Stone film) "The Queen's Handbag" is the title given to a three-minute filmed Harry Potter skit produced for Children's Party at the Palace, a production mounted in 2006 to celebrate the 80th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The skit starred Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Matthew Lewis in their familiar Harry Potter roles, and was filmed during production of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Throughout Children's Party at the Palace, an ongoing storyline involved various characters trying to find the Queen's missing handbag. The Harry Potter segment begins with an owl delivering a letter to the Gryffindor Common Room at Hogwarts. Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley enter in the midst of Hermione complaining about an (unheard) joke not making sense. Spying the owl and its letter, they open the correspondence. Although Ron thinks the letter comes from the Minister for Magic, Hermione realises it actually comes from the Muggle Prime Minister. Addressed to "whomever it may concern - as long as they can use magic", the letter reports on the Queen's handbag being stolen. Ron jokes that "Voldemort's getting really inventive." The letter stresses the urgency of retrieving the handbag as it contains Her Majesty's reading glasses, which she needs in order to read her speech at her 80th birthday celebration. Harry suggests Veritaserum could be used to make the thieves confess, but Hermione points out they do not know who the thief is yet. Harry unsuccessfully tries the Summoning Charm to conjure up the lost handbag. Unable to do it by himself, Ron joins him and together they perform the charm again -- only to have a pile of different lost handbags appear on the table. Thinking one of them must be the Queen's, the trio begins searching through the bags. Neville Longbottom arrives, and spots his grandmother's handbag among the litter (Ron asks him if his gran happens to be the Queen). Hermione says none of the bags is the Queen's, because they are too far away from Buckingham Palace for the Accio charm to work. Hermione gets an idea, and grabs a quill and parchment. She writes a letter, which provides the Palace with a temporary transference of magical power (presumably so they can use the Accio charm themselves). They send the owl back to Buckingham Palace with Hermione's letter. (The Queen subsequently gets her handbag back.)
Of course, there are several questions left unanswered by "The Queen's Handbag". Who, exactly, sent the owl? And who received it? Surely, it had to have been a witch or wizard - or, perhaps, it was Elizabeth II herself, which would confirm that the Royal Family does at least have some knowledge of (or connection to) the wizarding world. Feel free to ask questions and discuss in the comments below!
Daniel Radcliff ENFP & Dane DeHaan INFP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6Nn_cZLivY *together they show self correcting behavior, using their Te and Si. *socionics calls this a mirror relationship (http://www.socionics.com/rel/mrr.htm) Robert Downey Jr. ENFP & Jude Law ESTJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYpjw1Th7iIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm-Oga9_ePs *you'll see them take turns taking the lead and being laid back *socionics calls this relations of activity (http://www.socionics.com/rel/act.htm) Vlogbrothers- Hank Green ENFP & John Green INFP https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGaVdbSav8xWuFWTadK6loA Graham Norton ENFP & James McAvoy ENFP & Michael Fassbender ESTJ & Hugh Jackman ESTJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrwnzT8vK0w Jennifer Lawrence ENFP & Hugh Jackman+Bradley Cooper ESTJ (same reaction) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBXEXzaPFb8 Jimmy Fallon ENFP & Jeremy Renner ESTJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVKUOeTQYZk Jimmy Fallon ENFP & Bradley Cooper ESTJ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMvYTUSez_0 Other ENFPs: Jennifer Lawrence, Jimmy Fallon, Ellen Degeneres, Amanda Seyfried, Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley, Emma Watson, John Krasinski, James McAvoy, Nina Dobrev, Kristen Bell, Hailee Steinfeld, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Martin, Ellie Goulding, Adele, Kelly Clarkson, George Carlin, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais, Aziz Ansari, Louis C.K., Alan Carr, Jimmy Kimmel, Obama (It's pretty adorable watching his interview with the Jimmys) Married ENFP couples: Ben Affleck & Jennifer Garner, Chris Pratt & Anna Fariss Married ENFP, ESTJ couple: Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Other INFPs: Liam Hemsworth, Bob Morley, Kodi Smit McPhee, Colbie Callait, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Redmayne Other ESTJs: Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Joe Jonas (dated Taylor Swift) ISFJ: Nicole Kidman (watch her on Jimmy Fallon-- where they poke fun of each other's differences, the Fe vs Fi), Emily Blunt (married to John Krasinski), Nicholas Hoult (dated Jennifer Lawrence), Dwayne Johnson, Nick Jonas ISTJ: Edward Snowden (gf Lindsey Mills ENFP) ENTP: INTP: Kristen Stewart, Jesse Eisenberg INFJ: Channing Tatum, Andrew Garfield, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch edit: I'll be adding more. I think more links of the same thing will make it kind of messy.
I spoke to Daniel Radcliffe a fair few times and he was a really genuinely lovely guy. He never acted as though he was above anyone and was really good friends with some of the extras right down to even having their phone numbers. The main people I spoke to where him, Alan Rickman and the director David Yates. It was really inspiring talking to them all and great to see that they had remained down to earth.
Yeah we were filming a scene in the great hall with over 300 actors and extras and we had to reshoot part of it because one of the extras stared directly into the camera, it was quite embarrassing for her as they stopped the scene, an assistant director ran over to her, told her to stop then we reshot. Oh and we kept getting told off for laughing every time we heard Voldemort's voice.
No, we heard it as it was in the film so I guess it had already been altered but in this particular scene you could hear Voldemort but not actually see him. So when they play this voice out loud and we're all just standing in a room dressed up as witches and wizards it was actually quite funny. The directors were like 'Come on guys. This is Voldemort. He's a scary guy not a comedian!'.
Ok a lot of people seem to be asking this! Right, basically, I don't have anything personally against her. I had heard rumours before I filmed about her being a bit of a diva/snob and I think this has always impacted my judgement of her. BUT, she was not a diva in any way that I saw, at least not directly. It was odd that she seemed to leave set if there was a ten minute break between filming whereas the rest of the actors would stay and talk to each othethe extras or just chill or whatever. So she didn't really seem to mix with the extras BUT not all of the cast did, just some of them so this doesn't make her a snob or anything. I'm sure she is a lovely person but having seen her stuff other than harry potter she's just not my favourite actress, that's all. I really don't have anything against her, I just don't really know her on any higher level than the public.
I didn't meet/see JK Rowling but I did film with Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman. I was lucky enough to get to talk to Alan Rickman between filming one day with another extra and he was a genuinely lovely guy. Was an incredible experience!
My Mum tells everyone. Literally everyone. I kept it to myself when I first got the part. I guess they think it's pretty cool though. I was in the US when it came out and people were making quite a fuss over me which I found really quite weird though. It's just turned into one of those cool facts that I can bring up at job interviews and stuff.
There wasn't really anyone that gave off a bad impression or anything. A few of the extras acted like they were the dogs bollocks because they'd worked on a couple of the harry potter films but nothing that bad or anything.
We had a costume fitting about six weeks prior to filming and on that day they took loads of photos of us and then I guess they chose which house we were in according to what we looked like. It seemed like pretty much every ginger extra was in Gryffindor!
We got a pay slip/contract each day with all the official Harry Potter logos and stuff on it which is a pretty cool keepsake and my friends have all seen them. Also when the film came out I was staying with some friends in America and people were coming up to me and asking for photos with me and stuff which was really quite strange!
I don't think I ever saw anything particularly bad. In one scene we all had a run forward in the great hall and one of the extras fell over which was quite funny. Oh and the first time we heard Voldemort's voice we all laughed, doubt that would make any blooper reel!
It was quite strange as I was constantly seeing either myself or my friends throughout the film and I'd been on all the sets and stuff but I think it just made it all the more exciting. I think I definitely watched it with a different perspective to everyone else in the cinema though. It was really exciting to be in the last film after growing up watching the series. I still remember seeing the first film when I was about nine and wishing I was Hermione!
It depends, if we were filming a specific part of a scene with a close up they'd try and get it done on the same day otherwise they'd make sure we were booked to work the next day. For the shots that had hundreds of people in I guess it didn't really matter.
A few of the extras but not like best friends or anything. I knew a couple of people from acting classes and stuff beforehand and I'm always meeting people who've been an extra as well but I didn't know when I was filming.
Once or twice we were told to remember to act professional as people weren't focussing enough but it always started with "We know that you're kids, but we remember this is a professional environment and there are hundreds of thousands of kids all over the world who would do anything to be you right now".
I mostly filmed in the great hall, but we filmed quite a lot more than was in the actual film. I got to see most of the other sets though as I was walking around and we would drive past the order of the phoenix headquarters and privet drive on our way in and out of the studio every day.
To be honest it was so long ago. I filmed it a whole two years before it came out so I can't remember specifics, I just remember sitting in the cinema and thinking that I filmed a lot more than what was shown.
All from the UK as far as I can tell. They casted from agencies/theatre schools. From what I can remember I sent off a few head shots and then I was told I had an audition. All I really did was walk about a room and speak about myself, think I said a few lines but it wasn't anything taxing. It was much more about your look. They then took lots and lots of measurements (they even measured the length of my hair) and then took a series of photos. Then about seven months later I got a call saying I had been cast and I needed to be at a costume fitting the following day.
I wish! They kept tight tabs on all of the wands. Each wand had a really tiny code engraved on it which matched up with our identification codes that we all had and no one was allowed to leave until every single wand had been returned and accounted for each day. We were always left waiting at the end of the day for the few people who accidentally left them in their robes and had to run over costume to retrieve them.
It was great getting to speak to them and everything but I wouldn't say I know them by any means so this is quite a difficult question. What I would say is that it was very interesting seeing what they were like between filming, as in a few of them were on their phones, others were talking to extras, and they were all clearly very good friends with each other. With Daniel Radcliffe, I would say that he was one of the most respectful and genuinely nice guys I've ever met. He always made time for everyone and was literally the farthest thing from a diva you could imagine. It was really refreshing that he was so down to earth after everything that he has achieved.
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Well, for me, the dragon was a tennis ball on a stick. Not even kidding. We had to look at it and pretend it was a dragon whilst Daniel Radcliffe ran around some crash mats in half a stadium. They only built half of the actual thing, so we had to be constantly switched around fro where we were standing so it didnt look like a copy and paste job when it was released!
Well, Emma Watson was about my age when I started on the film. She was...and I hate to say this...pretty average looking at that time. Obviously, she's now stunning, but when I saw her she looked liked most other teenage girls. She was also pretty stuck up, but we all agreed that was probably because of the constant questions from other extras.
It was an amazing experience. Everything there is authentic, from the sets to the currency to the scarves you get to wear being branded with the houses. I was in Ravenclaw, which, y'know, was ok. My friend got Gryffindor though, lucky bastard.
Alan Rickman was awesome. Honestly, him and Robbie Coltrane were some of the nicest celebrities on the set. All of the older cast members would come round and chat to groups of us extras whilst dressed as their characters, which was such a nice thing for them to do. Alan was joking about how long they'd keep us out waiting to film a short scene, and how we wouldn't have to go back into the classrooms afterwards (we had to take schoolwork for the morning, which everyone hated) What more would you like to know?
I can't remember any being total dicks. I'm sure other people would have had different experiences, but there was definitely a family vibe on the set, which is my fondest memory. I've got nothing but good things to say.
I never met him personally, but everyone that did said he was a really down to earth, affable guy. He used to go and have a cigarette with the other extras, which I think was less a case of wanting to smoke, and more a 'it's nice to chat to people who aren't famous' move. Saw him getting some lunch once, but that was about it.
Hey no worries! The scene in which im placing a bit is in the stadium before the tournament when he fights the dragon, so not the black lake (it's been a while since I've seen the film/read the book, but IIRC that's after the dragon tournament right?). One of the Weasley twins is shouting 'Place your bets' and I do as requested. Actually, Weasley twins were both genuinely awesome people. So nice to the extras and everyone around them. I have fond memories of joking around with them. They're just like their characters.
Alan Rickman was so. damn. cool. He really was. He'd walk around like Snape and act all strict between takes, but then when we were waiting around for ages while they set stuff up, he'd come and talk to random groups of people and joke around. Really nice guy, and I've got so much respect for him. My band is currently writing a song called 'All the girls love Alan Rickman' in honour of him.
Ralph Fiennes was never on set when I was, but Michael Gambon, Maggie Smith, Warwick Davies, most of the main pupil cast and a few others were around. Oh, and Clemence Posey, who I was crazily in love with and once held a door open for her while she wore makeup that made her look like a burns victim.
I'd love to do some extras work again. The Ricky Gervais sitcom got it spot on in terms of how boring it can be, but when I was 14/15 and hanging out and making new friends on the set of a Harry Potter film, it was so much fun. During the day, when we weren't in school classes, they'd put on the previous 3 films in a massive hall on loads of tv's, and we'd sit around eating free food and watching them. Must have seen 'Prisoner of Azkaban' about 20 times.
I got about 5 Knuts I think. I'll try and take a picture of it when I go back to my parents and post it up here.
Sort of, but with kind of a good reason. It is a ridiculous level of fame to have, and although a lot of extras like me were nice to her and were genuinely interested in having a conversation with her (she is mega famous after all), you could tell that the constant attention was getting to her. This was years ago though. I'm sure she's a lot better with stuff like that now. At the time, when you're a teenager, and just want to be left alone, it's not surprising that you would come off as being a bit stuck up.
I had indeed, so when I found out what scenes I was going to be in, I was beyond stoked.
I went to an all boys school, so initially I assumed people were going to be dicks about it, because thats the kind of school it was. But when everyone found out they were all really cool about it. It was pretty cool to tell people at University. I kept it secret for a while, and then whipped it out one day in an 'awesome story' discussion. Wiped the floor.
I had a couple of friends who I knew previously do it with me, and then made more there. There was a group of about 15 of us, 4 of which I see occasionally. One of them has moved to America to try and make it, so good luck to him. He did a few commercials for Burger King over here in the UK. Last time I saw someone was in a pub about a year ago, so we had a good catch up. We all agree it was one of the best things we did growing up. Really fun time.
Wasn't allowed to take pictures, but this was in the early days of camera phones, and I know a few people did manage to get some shots in. Unfortunately, not having one myself at the time, I didn't manage to take any. I know one of my mates from it has just got loads of blurry pictures of Emma Watson though!
You were car park 5? I think I was 3 but I cant remember exactly. I wasn't in the Yule ball scene unfortunately. I think a couple of guys I did it with were though. What other bits were you in?? Redditor Harry Potter Stars unite!
I posted that below, but basically we were playing team tag, and my friend accidentally ran into him and took him down (though looking back, it might have been on purpose...). Big guy came over and shouted at us, and then they continuted shooting. He didn't look happy, but you wouldnt be would you! It was pretty muddy as well. Sadly, not connected to Emma Watson getting hit on, but she did get hit on A LOT!
Not gonna lie, quite often. Well, it looked like she was getting hit on anyway. Probably just over zealous fans asking questions. She looked a bit awkward when she was standing alone just surrounded by other extras, but when she was with some of the other more familiar faces, she looked a lot more comfortable. Oh and Radcliffe...Y'know, I don't mind the guy. He comes across really well in interviews, and yeah at 14/15, the guy was to be hated cos he was famous and all, but he seems to have come out of it a pretty cool guy. His interviews are pretty honest and funny.
Ever seen old Roman coins? (I've got a Classics degree, so unfortunately I saw a lot of them). They look kind of crude, but they're just bits of tin or copper with a wizardy insignia stamped into it. There's various sizes and colours depending on what value it is. All very consistent and just adds to the authenticity of the film.
Probably Tiberius, purely for the fact he just didn't want to do the job. A lot of people give Caligula stick, but bro, the guy did some good shit before he went nuts. People were genuinely happy under his reign, happier than they had been since Augustus, before he went a bit funny and started doing crazy shit (nothing as crazy as the histories would have you believe though. Did an essay on that shit). Same goes for Nero. Not as much of a dick as history has portrayed him to be.
I was always more interested in Greek history. They just did some insane shit that was way ahead of its time. Love Greek Tragedy and Epic poems, which is why I took the course. It was midway through a lecture on Greek sexual practices that I started wondering what sort of career I was going to have with this knowledge....
I went to an amateur after school drama class. One day a talent scout came to our class and asked if there were any boys available to be in the film. My drama teacher put me and one other guy forward and we were lucky enough to be put into the film. Got loads of time off school, and has a great experience.
Well we didn't get to work one to one with many of the main actors, but the kids who played Harrys friends (Neville, Seamus etc) were usually bunched in with us for crowd scenes. They were all really nice people. Actually, the guy who played Crabbe (so, the one who wasnt done for growing pot) was a legend. Was queueing up for the toilet with him, and he was really nice. Tom Felton was apparently cool as well, but I never got to meet him.
Best experience was shooting on green screen. As a film buff, it was so, so cool to be able to work with that. Also, the funniest experience was when we were playing team runouts (which is like a team game of tag), and my friend accidentally clotheslined Daniel Radcliffe as it was a crowd scene in the camp for the Quidditch world cup. They stopped shooting, and this HUGE scottish guy (not Hagrid) came over and shouted at us for 'assaulting one of the major stars'. It was honestly an accident, but once we stopped shitting ourselves with fear, it was quite funny.
Honestly don't think I had a 'bad' experience, but some days could be quite boring, as you were just sitting around waiting to be told what to do next. Small price to pay though!
Yeah man it was. Really good times. Im always being introduced as 'Tom, the guy who was in Harry Potter'. I hated the tag for a few years, but eventually realised it for the awesome conversation starter that it is!!
Yes. Yes it has. And I'm not even ashamed. It depends on how I tell people. If I'm overly self deprecating, it comes across as a bit ungrateful and that I'm ashamed of doing it. If I sound like I loved it and that it was the best thing ever, I might as well be wearing Sex Panther.
Robbie Coltrane, definitely like Hagrid. He was just a joy. It can be pretty boring, but as soon as he turned up, sometimes not even dressed as Hagrid, everyone cheered up. He spoke to all the extras and seemed genuinely happy to be there. Alan Rickman was the same, as were a lot of the older actors/actresses. Emma Watson....well lets just say it was puberty time and she wasnt as hot as she is now. Very pretty girl though.
Never spoke to Daniel Radcliffe, only accidentally participated in his 'assault' during a game of team tag. However, from interviews, he seems like a really cool guy. Off set us extras were usually keeping to ourselves, so I hung out with my friends. But on the occasions we did get to mix with the stars, Robbie Coltrane was probably one of my favourites, just because he made everyone feel at ease and was a real ray of light.
It was more a case of the stars approaching us. You have to remember, the child extras were aged between 11 and 18, so they were likely to get bored and restless, and when you've got hundreds of them all in one place and you're trying to film a big scene, it helps to have something for them to focus on for a short time. So Robbie Coltrane and co walking round and saying hi to groups of us every half hour was really cool and kept us all focused and 'in the mood'. We wouldn't have dared approached them (we were all pretty scared), but like I said, the atmosphere on set was really great. It was like a big school trip essentially. On a different film, maybe nothing like that. But this was Harry Potter!
I think I tried calling him 'Hans Gruber', but then I couldnt remember if that was his character or Jeremy Irons' character from 'Die Hard With A Vengeance', and not wanting to sound ill informed, I chickened out!
Oh yeah I'm pretty sure all the kids who were extras with me had read the books. We were all massive fans. Not sure about the actors as we didn't have loads of contact with them. But they're incredibly popular books and I know we were all nerding out at the sets. It was a bit like going to Disneyland, just a lot more British!
Oh he was growing pot in his greenhouse and got arrested while they were making the last films, so he got cut out of it. Made the papers over here in the UK briefly. He looked a bit shady. The other one (Crabbe?) used to be on a kids tv show when I was growing up, so I actually knew him from that before he was in Harry Potter.
Unfortunately I stopped acting when I was 17. Decided to concentrate on getting into University, and I now work in an IT consultancy, so all very average! However, if I could be in a film now it would be anything Kevin Smith directs. I'm a huge fan of his work, so would love to do that. I don't think anything I've done since has come close in terms of scale, but little things like playing the first live gig with my band, and doing stand up comedy for a bit at Uni has come close in terms of achievement and excitement.
Well, we spent an entire afternoon doing the scene where Harry fights the dragon. No lie, that entire scene is burnt into my head. Took about 4 hours. Not sure how many takes they did, but it was a lot. Also, we shot a lot of the same stuff standing in different places to make it look like there was a whole stadium of people. IS THAT OK??
I'll try and get some screen grabs from the bit i'm in. One of the reasons I was hesitant about doing an AMA is because I'm not sure where to get the proof from. I've got a payslip from Warner Brothers somewhere maybe....
Hehe..unfortunately it's back at my parents place! I probably shouldn't have marched into doing this without some proof to back it up. I'm working on getting some definite proof for you though, but in the meantime if you go to the scene in which Harry fights the dragon, and watch the bit where the Weasley twins go round collecting bets, I'm the guy in the black woolly hat who buys one and then looks like an exclamation mark has appeared above his head! Bad acting I know. And now worries. I figured people would want to know what it was like on the set of the films.
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