Behind the Seams at Warner Bros Studio Tour

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New for 2018, The Making of Harry Potter – Behind the Seams experience will allow you to discover first-hand the spellbinding secrets of the Costume Department that created over 25,000 unique items of clothing for the Wizarding World. From initial sketches to the finished costume seen on screen, our Tour experts will reveal the behind-the-scenes journey that brought your favourite characters to life. Discover how new clothes were made to look centuries old or battle-torn with the help of paint, mud and wire brushes, how magical snail trails were created on your favourite Herbology Professor’s robes and why Aunt Marge needed 38 costumes for just one scene.

Presented in a workshop environment, you’ll be the first to discover up close exclusive costumes never-before-seen at the Studio Tour including those belonging to beloved Herbology Professor Sprout, Triwizard champion Cedric Diggory and even the flowing robes of Lord Voldemort himself, distressed for the Battle of Hogwarts. Visitors to Behind the Seams will also receive the exclusive opportunity to choose their house colours and wear an original Hogwarts robe which appeared on screen in the Harry Potter film series.

This is a brand-new experience and will be running daily from 26th May – 3rd June 2018, and every weekend until 22nd July. Tickets are priced at £65 for adults & £55 for children including entrance to the Studio Tour and a one-hour Behind the Seams session. Tickets are available for Studio Tours starting at 9:00am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3.30pm.

Tickets can be purchased from here . Carer tickets are free and are available by contacting the Visitor Services Team on 0345 084 0900. The content of Behind the Seams is not tailored towards younger children; we would therefore recommend the session for children aged 12 years or older.

Please note that this event is not included in your standard ticket pricing and needs to be bought via this link here.

Posted on May 8, 2018


Warner Bros Studio Tour Welcomes 10 Millionth Visitor

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Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter today welcomed its ten millionth visitor since opening in 2012.

Olivia Murray, 8, from Newcastle was delighted to be given the chance of a lifetime to step onto the authentic set of Professor Dumbledore’s Office and sit at the headmaster’s desk used during filming for a one-of-a-kind photo opportunity. After exploring both Dumbledore’s Office and the Gryffindor Common Room, Olivia and her family enjoyed a guided experience through the Studio Tour. Olivia is a huge Harry Potter fan and was given tickets to the Studio Tour as a Christmas present, she described the experience as “a dream come true”.

Geoff Spooner, General Manager and Vice President, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London says: “It’s amazing to have welcomed our ten millionth visitor to the Studio Tour today. Since opening in 2012, we’ve been delighted by the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve seen from Harry Potter fans all over the world. In that time, we’ve launched two permanent expansions allowing fans to walk through Platform 9 ¾ and the Forbidden Forest, received numerous awards and been rated as ‘Excellent’ of ‘Very Good’ in 96% of the 31,000+ reviews on TripAdvisor. With lots of exciting developments to come, we can’t wait to welcome more fans to experience the magic of the Studio Tour over the coming years”.

To book your own tickets to visit the Studio Tour, visit this link right here!

Posted on March 5, 2018


Goblet of Fire At WB Studio Tour

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Warner Bros Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter has revealed a special new upcoming Goblet of Fire feature. It will run from March 30th right up until September 23rd of this year:

Starting this Easter, visitors are invited to discover behind-the-scenes secrets of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London launches a special feature dedicated entirely to the fourth instalment of the magical film series, revealing secrets behind the characters, costumes and props that made it so special.

As part of the feature, The Goblet of Fire will be returned to the Great Hall for the first time since filming wrapped in 2010. Every visitor to the Great Hall will see a live Special Effects demonstration showing how the Triwizard Champions’ parchments were expelled from the Goblet, even receiving a souvenir parchment to remember their visit. During filming, two versions of the Goblet of Fire were created for different purposes. The original goblet was hand-carved by Head Propmaker, Pierre Bohanna, from a single piece of wood chosen for its twists, knots, and splits to give it an organic, ancient quality. A mould of this was then taken for the Special Effects version that was rigged to propel the parchments of the four Triwizard Champions. Visitors to the Studio Tour will see both versions of the Goblet of Fire up-close as part of the feature.

Harry Potter fans will remember Harry’s trip to the Prefects’ Bathroom on the advice of Cedric Diggory, after completing the first challenge of the Triwizard Tournament. From 30th March, the iconic Prefects’ Bathroom taps will be displayed in the Studio Tour complete with multicoloured water running from each of the 53 spouts, just as seen on-screen. Created by award-winning Special Effects Supervisor, John Richardson, the taps were cast in real bronze for strength and durability on set.

Visitors to the Studio Tour during the special feature will also discover behind-the-scenes secrets of He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named in a display demonstrating how Voldemort’s seemingly simple costume was adapted to show both his strength and vulnerability throughout the films. In addition, many new props and costumes from the Triwizard Tournament will be on display including the boot Portkey that transported Harry, Hermione and the Weasley family to the 422nd Quidditch World Cup.

Tom Riddle’s grave will be displayed in the Studio Tour allowing a 360 degree view of the sculpture, providing the perfect photo opportunity for fans of the Dark Arts. The sculpture was created before the details of Voldemort’s lineage were known meaning the dates had to be changed in post-production.

Lastly, visitors will see a new addition to the majestic Hogwarts castle model; a scale version of the Beauxbatons carriage complete with winged horses poised to land on the Hogwarts grounds for the first time ahead of the Triwizard championship.

As always, tickets must be purchased in advance (the feature is included in your standard ticket price) & you can do so by clicking this link right here!

Posted on February 20, 2018


Bloomsbury Book Sale

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The Bloomsbury February sale is now on and you can get 30% off a selection of Harry Potter books, including the beautiful illustrated edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:

The illustrated edition is on sale from £25 down to £17.50

The deluxe illustrated edition is down from £120 to £84

The updated school book edition is on sale from £12.99 down to £9.09

The screenplay is down from £16.99 to £10.19

While the Hogwarts library box set is on sale from £35 down to £24.50.

Posted on February 19, 2018


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

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With today being exactly one year until the release of the second Fantastic Beasts movie, Warner Bros has released both a first look and the official title: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

 

 

(Left to right) JUDE LAW plays a young ALBUS DUMBLEDORE, taking on the mantle of one of J.K. Rowling’s most beloved characters;

EZRA MILLER makes a return as the enigmatic CREDENCE, whose fate was unknown at the end of the first film;

CLAUDIA KIM appears as a Maledictus, the carrier of a blood curse that destines her ultimately to transform into a beast;

ZOË KRAVITZ plays LETA LESTRANGE, who had once been close to Newt Scamander but is now engaged to his brother;

CALLUM TURNER joins the cast as Newt’s older brother, THESEUS SCAMANDER, a celebrated war hero and the Head of the Auror Office at the British Ministry of Magic;

KATHERINE WATERSTON returns as TINA GOLDSTEIN, who has been reinstated as an Auror for MACUSA;

EDDIE REDMAYNE stars again as wizarding world Magizoologist NEWT SCAMANDER, who has now gained fame in the wizarding world as the author of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them;

DAN FOGLER reprises the role of the only No-Maj in the group, JACOB KOWALSKI;

ALISON SUDOL reprises the part of Tina’s free-spirited sister, QUEENIE GOLDSTEIN, a Legilimens who can read minds;

and JOHNNY DEPP returns as the powerful Dark wizard GELLERT GRINDELWALD in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD.”

 

At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.
In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.
“FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD” is being directed by David Yates, from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling, and produced by David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

What do you think of our very first look? Let us know over on Twitter!

Posted on November 16, 2017