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Harry Potter ‘Return to Hogwarts’ to reunite Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint

Harry Potter cast will reunite for a special TV retrospective titled Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint will be joined by Tom Felton, Helena Bonham Carter, Gary Oldman and many others.

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary Return to HogwartsHarry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts will broadcast on January 1 on streaming platform HBO Max. (Photo: Emma Watson/Instagram)

Harry Potter stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are reuniting with other cast members from the blockbuster film franchise for a special 20th anniversary TV retrospective, movie studio Warner Bros said on Tuesday.

Robbie Coltrane, who played Hagrid, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), director Chris Columbus and other stars of the eight movies will join them, for Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts on the movie set in London where the first film was made.

The special will be broadcast on Jan 1 on streaming platform HBO Max. Warner Bros and HBO are owned by AT&T Inc.


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The retrospective will see the cast return to the original Hogwarts boarding school sets that were featured in the first film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (“Philosopher’s Stone” in the U.K.) released in November 2001.


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The film franchise based on J.K. Rowling’s stories about an orphaned boy with magical powers took in some $7.8 billion at the global box office.

The special is one of several 20th anniversary events planned by Warner Bros, including a TV quiz contest for Potter fans hosted by Helen Mirren, which will include cameo appearances by some of the cast and celebrity fans including comedians Pete Davidson and Jay Leno.

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“It has been an incredible journey since the debut of the ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ film, and witnessing how it has evolved into this remarkable interconnected universe has been magical to say the least,” said Tom Ascheim, president of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “This retrospective is a tribute to everyone whose lives were touched by this cultural phenomenon — from the talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into this extraordinary film franchise to the passionate fans who continue to keep the Wizarding World spirit alive 20 years later.”

First published on: 17-11-2021 at 09:44:39 am
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