"Harry Potter": Stars celebrate reunion on HBO Max

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and many other “Harry Potter” stars are celebrating a reunion on HBO Max for their 20th anniversary.

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With a first teaser and an announcement, the streaming service HBO Max has finally answered the question of whether there will be a “Harry Potter” reunion on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of “The Philosopher’s Stone”. Daniel Radcliffe (32), Emma Watson (31) and Rupert Grint (33) will return to “where the magic began” for the first time since the end of the film series, according to Instagram, among other things. Fans can look forward to a special with the name “20th Anniversary of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts” (Original: “Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts”), which will be available from January 1, 2022 on HBO Max is.

The audience can expect an “enchanting making-of story with brand new, detailed interviews and cast discussions,” says the description of the streaming service. In addition to Radcliffe, Watson and Grint, other familiar faces from the Hogwarts universe are returning: Helena Bonham Carter (55), Robbie Coltrane (71), Ralph Fiennes (58), Gary Oldman (63), Imelda Staunton (65), Tom Felton (34), James Phelps (35), Oliver Phelps (35), Mark Williams (62), Bonnie Wright (30), Alfred Enoch (32), Matthew Lewis (32) and Evanna Lynch (30). It is not yet known whether and when the special will be available in this country. Recently there had been rumors about a reunion of the “Harry Potter” stars.

Emma Watson: “Harry Potter was my home”

In Great Britain and the USA, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” will celebrate its 20th anniversary on November 16. Emma Watson reminisces on Instagram. The actress shared two old photos from the set. The first shows her with her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint during the filming of the first “Harry Potter” part. A second photo shows the entire film crew during the last film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2”.

Watson writes: “Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione (is still) my favorite fictional character of all time.” She is not only proud of what she and her colleagues have contributed to the franchise, but also “on the children who became young adults”. “I’m looking at my fellow cast members now and I’m just so proud of who everyone has become as a person. I’m proud that we were so good to each other, that we supported each other and that we created something so significant.”

Thanks also go to their fans

In conclusion, the actress thanks her fans “who have shown their support even after the last chapter has ended”. Without them, “the world of magic would not exist”. “Happy Potterheads 20th Anniversary,” said Watson.

With “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” came 2001 the film adaptation of the first book by Joanne K. Rowlings (56) children’s book series in the cinemas. Seven sequels followed by 2011. The main role of the eponymous sorcerer’s apprentice was played by Daniel Radcliffe in all eight parts. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint played Harry Potter’s two best friends, Hermione Granger and Ronald Weasley, from start to finish. In this country, “The Philosopher’s Stone” celebrates its 20th anniversary on November 22nd.


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