Calum McSwiggan is adamant that he's not faking his alleged attack.
"I went to the police and now apparently I'm a criminal."
However, the police have revealed that they have video
[Image via Calum McSwiggan/Instagram.]
It seems like we've been waiting FOREVER for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, and we're SOOO happy to say it's finally here — well, kind of…
On Tuesday night in London, the theatrical version of the play showed its first preview at the Palace Theatre ahead of the show's July 30 opening.
As lucky fans who were able to get tickets flocked to the show, they took to Twitter to share their excitement and reactions to the play, saying:
Hundreds of lucky fans will get to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at London's Palace Theatre this month, but J.K. Rowling has one simple request before they do so!
In a new short video ahead of the previews for the highly anticipated stage play, the author asked theatregoers to not spoil any of the surprises in the story!
Rowling gently asked fans to "keep the secrets" of the eighth HP story so future audiences will still be able to enjoy it, as the script for the play will not be released as a book until July 31.
Seeing as modern day audiences have a tendency to overshare online, we think this PSA is a great friendly reminder to tell fans to STFU!
After all, we assume the revelation of the titular Cursed Child is quite the twist coming from the mind of Miz Rowling herself!
Ch-ch-check out the writer's important message (below)!
Every TV show or movie has some sort of antagonist — but sometimes the baddies are SO PURELY EVIL, it makes your blood boil!
Ch-ch-check out all the MOST HATED villains in TV and film and vote on who you think is the worst (below)!
Now that's a family resemblance!
Throughout the week, we've been getting first looks at the main cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child — the upcoming stage play that takes place 19 years after Deathly Hallows.
On Thursday, the final pair of principal characters was revealed to be the malevolent father-son duo Draco and Scorpius Malfoy!
Just off the tense picture alone, we can tell Draco (played by Alex Price) and Scorpius (Anthony Boyle) have the same uncomfortable relationship as Draco and his father Lucius. Those Malfoys really stick to tradition, huh?
J.K. Rowling commented on the spot-on casting of the Malfoys, noting Scorpius will have the same bad boy effect on the ladies as his father did. She said:
"I love Draco and Scorpius – they actually look related!… I've got a feeling Scorpius is going to do nothing to turn girls off the Malfoy men."
Ch-ch-check out the Malfoy men (above) to see what you think of the casting!
[Image via Pottermore.]
You guys know Neville Longbottom is a verified hottie now, right?
Matthew Lewis, who played the forgetful classmate of Harry Potter, was on ITV's Lorraine to talk about his role in the new romantic tearjerker Me Before You alongside Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.
But the host couldn't help but ask about the Potter films…
The tall, dark, and unrecognizable actor said he tried to watch the films recently but only "got halfway through the first one" before having to stop. Why?
"It's like watching home videos of yourself as a child. It's difficult sometimes."
We're guessing the fact he was always the dunce of the group didn't help; maybe he should just skip to The Deathly Hallows Part 2…
See Matthew' full interview clip (below)!
More of our favorite Hogwarts heroes are back!
As we draw closer to the opening night of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, we're finally getting to see the cast in their roles of the eighth HP story — which picks up right after the epilogue of Deathly Hallows.
On Tuesday, the first look at Harry, Ginny, and their son Albus was revealed in a very serious family portrait — but thankfully, things are a lot more happy-go-lucky in the Granger-Weasley household!
Pottermore released the first look of a grown up Ron, Hermione, and their daughter on Wednesday!
In the photo, we see Paul Thornley as the still lovable Ron Weasley, Noma Dumezweni as Hermione Granger (girl kept her last name — Emma Watson would be proud!), and Cherrelle Skeete as Rose Granger-Weasley.
As for which of her two parents Rose takes after, J.K. Rowling said:
All in the family!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child kicks off next month, and we can't wait to find out what happens in the next part of the wizarding saga.
Not much is known about J.K. Rowling's stage play, other than that it follows a grown-up Harry as a father of three working at the Ministry of Magic.
But now, we finally get to see the first look of the middle-aged titular character and his family!
Pottermore released character portraits for the upcoming eighth HP story, featuring an adult Harry (Jamie Parker), Ginny Potter (Poppy Miller), and their young son Albus Severus Potter (Sam Clemmett).
Rowling could not be more satisfied with the cast — when asked about Parker's transformation into The Boy Who Lived, she gushed: