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The Hilarious Reason Daniel Radcliffe Was Cast As Harry Potter

You don't need to play Quidditch to know he's a keeper.<p>By the time the first “Harry Potter” film was entering production, the character was already known by millions as The Boy Who Lived; but casting director Janet Hirshenson was just hoping he was The Boy Who Lived Somewhere ... Anywhere ...<p>It’s …

Film Industry

Misty Copeland: meet the ballerina who rewrote the rules of colour, class and curves

Facing opposition about her race, shape, even her hair, the ballet dancer Misty Copeland battled the establishment – and her own mother – to make it to the top<p>Misty Copeland can pinpoint the precise moment when she realised her success in ballet held a broader significance. “It was the night I …

30 Incredible Ballet Portraits

The sublime art of ballet is about movement; and yet, few videos seem to do the ballet dancer justice like the perfectly captured still image.<p>Maybe …

Photography

Misty Copeland Wants Others to Understand What it Means to Be a Black Dancer

"I never knew it was going to get to this level."<p>Misty Copeland made history when she became the first African-American to be be promoted to principle dancer with the American Ballet Theater—and now she's more determined than ever to make the most of her impact.<p>"I wanted it to be an opportunity for …

Darcey Bussell encourages future ballet stars

<b>Former principal ballerina of the Royal Ballet Darcey Bussell has her fingers in lots of pies these days, not least as a judge on Strictly Come Dancing.</b><p>But her first passion is ballet, and as president of the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), Bussell is excited about the return of the prestigious Genee …

Dancing

The Beautiful Ballerinas of Instagram

Your awkward jumping photos on the beach or Ballet Beautiful workout diaries are nothing compared to real-life ballerinas on social media. American Ballet Theatre principle dancers like Misty Copeland, Isabella Boylston, and James Whiteside take their followers behind-the-scenes and into the wings, …

Social Media

A Harry Potter fan’s guide to Scotland

With stunning Highland landscapes and historic cities, even mere muggles can see how magical Scotland is.

Harry Potter

Laurie Hernandez dances with the (ballet) stars

BREAKING NEWS: Laurie Hernandez can, in fact, struggle with a dance routine.<p>The Olympic gold medalist and "Dancing with the Stars" champion partnered …

30 Gorgeous Photos of The Nutcracker Performances Around the World

Holiday magic.

What If Harry Potter Was Cast Today?

by Wednesday Lee Friday<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>It's been fifteen years since the release of <i>Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.</i> Since that time, a ton of new …

JK Rowling Answers ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Frequently Asked Questions

And one about Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.<p>If you watched <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> and found yourself with a million new questions, you are not alone. In fact, JK Rowling feels your pain so much that she's decided to dedicate an entire portion of her new website to …

15 JK Rowling Quotes That Will Inspire You To Get Writing

If you grew up with Harry Potter, chances are that you know the basic outline of J.K. Rowling's life story. She was a struggling single mother …

JK Rowling explains why Harry Potter never developed an Obscurus

Fans have been dying to know since the term was established in Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them...<p><b>[*This article contains spoilers for</b> …

Harry Potter: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Hogwarts

by Katherine Webb<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>Ask any <b>Harry Potter</b> fan which magical location from the series they'd like to visit, and chances are they'll say …

J.K. Rowling confirms she's writing two new novels

J.K. Rowling isn't slowing down. If anything, she's speeding up.<p>The <i>Harry Potter</i> author had an incredibly busy 2016, between helping craft the story for <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>, a London play that continued Harry's story 19 years after the final book, and promoting <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where</i> …

23 Things We Learned About The "Harry Potter" Universe In 2016

This year was full of cursed children and fantastic beasts.

Harry Potter: 15 Things You Didn't Know About James And Lily Potter

by Liana Minassian<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>James and Lily Potter remain two of the most tragic characters in the <i>Harry Potter</i> series, as well as two of the most …

This Is What Harry Potter Titles Would Look LikeIf Hermione Got The Credit She Deserves

They say that behind every great man is a great woman, and this is perhaps nowhere as painfully obvious as it is in the <i>Harry Potter</i> series.<p>Though …

9 confounding 'Fantastic Beasts' and 'Harry Potter' questions J.K. Rowling just cleared up

<b>Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."</b><p>J.K. Rowling has spent the last few years tweeting out new tidbits of information about the "Harry Potter" universe in general, and now more specifically with the new spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." But in …

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The greatest scenes from the Harry Potter film series

Let’s not get it twisted.<p>The eight Harry Potter movies were filled with memorable moments ranging from the heartbreaking and poignant to the daring …

The Nutcracker: 10 facts about Russia’s most magical ballet - Russia Beyond

<b>1. A government bureaucrat had the idea of making The Nutcracker into a ballet at the end of the 19th Century</b><p>Ivan Vsevolozhsky, the director of the Imperial Theaters in St. Petersburg, first thought of using the story of a girl and a nutcracker for a ballet production. The first few times the …