Harry Potter is commemorating 20 years since the debut of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with its own series competition, Dame Helen Mirren, celebrity guests, and even a few of Hogwarts own esteemed alumni — and a new trailer is showing us just how cool Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is going to be. Fans competing against one another in hard-hitting trivia complete with their house regalia on full display? Check. Special guest stars of the Potter world like Harry Potter film alums Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), Dan Folger (Fantastic Beasts’ Jacob Kowalski) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom)? Check. Even some cameos from Potter superfans Pete Davidson and Jay Leno? Check. As the trailer indicates, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses will celebrate the fans — one of which will take home the ultimate championship trophy, as well as bragging rights for all wizarding eternity. And with Mirren at the helm, we can expect it to be as full of magic as the Goblet of Fire… though hopefully with less dangerous tasks. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses will kick off Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on TBS and Cartoon Network with “Gryffindor vs. Hufflepuff” and continue with Ravenclaw and Slytherin going head to head before the two winning houses compete in a wildcard episode and finally, the grand finale. The interactive competition also invites Harry Potter fans from around the world to join in via digital quiz events that will launch on WizardingWorld.com starting Nov. 26 through Dec. 10.
Photo Gallery – Miscellaneous Projects – Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses – Screencaptures
Well, Helen Mirren fans, here’s another first look: Despite the film’s release date still being two years out, “Shazam! Fury of the Gods” has now shared a behind-the-scenes look over at DC FanDome, offering a look at what appears to be a massive production. Returning as the titular hero will be Zachary Levi alongside Asher Angel as his non-superhero personality Billy Batson, both joined by Jack Dylan Grazer, Djimon Hounsou, Rachel Zegler, Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu. David F. Sandberg is also coming back to direct the sequel after a successful origin movie. While information revolving around the sequel’s plot remain scarce at this point, we do know that it’ll pick up where the original film left off, which Batson’s foster family now all wielding the power to transform into superheroes. Neither Mirren’s Hespera nor Liu’s Kalypso are characters previously from the Shazam! comics, but both villains are daughters of the Greek Titan Atlas, one of the heroes from Greek mythology that contributes to the acronym Shazam and gives power to him. Shazam! Fury of the Gods is now scheduled to release June 2, 2023. You can watch the featurette below, HD screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.
TBS and Cartoon Network revealed today a first-look teaser and premiere date for Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses, hosted by Academy Award(R)-winning actress Helen Mirren. The four-part competition series will debut a new episode every Sunday, beginning November 28 through December 19, on TBS and as part of Cartoon Network’s ACME Night. Following its linear simulcast, the special event series will be available on HBO Max early next year. Nearly two decades since the global critical and box office hit of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses celebrates the 20th anniversary of the film and continues the Wizarding World spirit showcasing ultimate fan glory on a never-before-seen scale. Featuring hundreds of trivia questions and special guest surprises, this unforgettable event of a lifetime will unveil which fans know the vast, intricately detailed universe like the back of their hand as they compete to take home the title of House Cup Champion. Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses is produced by Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, in association with Warner Horizon and Robin Ashbrook and Yasmin Shackleton of theoldschool.
On September 28 and 29, Helen Mirren was an unexpected guest at the Bari International Film Festival and an even more unexpected winner of the festival’s Federico Fellini Platinum Award, alongside her husband Taylor Hackford. While the director Paolo Virzì was delivering the awards, Checco Zalone entered the stge to Helen’s and everyone’s surprise, joking “I am delighted to have given you the opportunity to work with me. An award for the authentic love that Helen has for our land“. He later came to the rescue when Mirren’s heel got stuck in the stage, much to her husband’s amusement. Edit: More pictures from the awards ceremony and the master class conversation panel have been added to the photo gallery, alongside video clips from both appearances.
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Bari International Film Festival – Helen Mirren Masterclass
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2021 – Bari International Film Festival – Award
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bari International Film Festival (2021) – Masterclass
Video Archive – Public Appearances – Bari International Film Festival (2021) – Award
Video Archive – News Segments – RAI TGR Puglia (2021)
Lots of new video clips have been added to the video archive. Many international news outlets have posted their Cannes Film Festival interviews with Helen Mirren over the last couple of days. Helen has also participated in the new L’Oreal Light on Women Award at the festival. On the film front, a new featurette for “The Duke” has been released as well as a trailer for “On Broadway”, which releases August 20 in theaters, and which features interviews with Helen, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman, Christine Baranski and many more. Screencaptures from all interviews have been added to the photo gallery. To watch all added video clips, have a look at the complete list below the previews. Enjoy watching.
Video Archive – Career Videos – The Duke – “The Duke” Featurette
Video Archive – Miscellaneous – L’Oreal Light on Women Award (July 25, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – Scoop with Raya (July 25, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – Canal Plus (July 09, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – France 24 (July 08, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – Access (July 07, 2021)
Video Archive – News Segments – Extra (July 05, 2021)
Video Archive – Miscellaenous – “On Broadway” Documentary
Video Archive – Award Shows – 44th Premio Barocco Festival (2013)