VERNE Troyer was one of Hollywood's most recognisable faces in Hollywood in the 90s and 00s with a slew of hit roles to his name. The star made famous in the Austin Powers movies, who tragically passed away, will go down in history as one of the acting community's brightest stars. Here is what we know about him. Who was Verne Troyer? Verne Troyer was an American actor who was notable for his height which was caused by achondroplasia dwarfism. This never stopped him achieving great heights - he was best known for playing Mini-Me in the Austin Powers series and he also starred in British film Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone as Griphook the Goblin. The Michigan-born actor, unfortunately, had a sex tape leaked in 2008 by his then-girlfriend Ranae Shrider. And then in 2009, he appeared on Celebrity Big Brother UK. Although his film output declined over the years, he never stopped doing what he loved - he starred in the Keith Lemon film in 2012 and starred as The Gnome in … [Read more...] about What was Verne Troyer’s cause of death, when did the actor play Mini-Me in Austin Powers and was he in Harry Potter?
A GOTHIC mansion dubbed "Harry Potter House" for its Hogwarts-esque decor is now on sale - if you have £2.1million to spare and a tolerance for Minnesota winters. The three-bedroom property - also known as the "Hogwarts House" - appears better suited to the wizarding world than a muggle. Initially built in 1911, the current owner spent seven years transforming the property into a castle ripped from the pages of the best-selling book - although there are no direct references to Harry Potter. The 4,500-square-foot home, based in Minnesota, US, has a dining area with chandeliers like The Great Hall. Meanwhile, the kitchen and dining room open into a massive living room with a large stone fireplace. Not even Harry Potter could have pulled off this kind of magic. The property is decorated with spellbinding arching wooden doors and stained glass windows. It also includes three bathrooms and a rooftop terrace with space for entertaining and views of the … [Read more...] about Gothic mansion dubbed Harry Potter house for its Howgarts-esque decor goes on sale for £2.1m
An artist with a passion for Final Fantasy and a love of Harry Potter has found a novel way to combine his passions and create charming artwork in the process.Landon Otis, a 30-year-old from Independence, Missouri, created title art for JK Rowling’s classic novel collection in the style of the Japanese video game series.1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s StoneThe designs feature notable moments or characters from each of the books, such as Fluffy the three-headed dog and the Hogwarts Express for the first novel.“I’ve spent so long drawing space and Star Wars stuff, I wanted to do something different,” Landon told the Press Association.“I started making these pieces mainly because I found that this art style was very beautiful, but rarely used.”2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets“It’s a unique style done by an artist named Yoshitaka Amano,” said Landon, who lives with his wife Trisha and golden retriever Raiku. … [Read more...] about This artist made exquisite Final Fantasy title art for the Harry Potter books
5 That sound you hear coming from the newly renovated Lyric Theatre might be the incantations of wizards casting spells. But it could also be the thunderous applause of 1,622 Potter fans and their pals taking in the new Broadway production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Not all theatrical extravaganzas transfer from London to New York, or vice versa, with winning results. But the two-part, five-hour behemoth that became a blockbuster in London in 2016 and won nine Olivier Awards in 2017 is working its incandescent magic on American audiences. It may not bring home as many trophies at this year’s Tony Awards, but it’s practically a shoo-in for best new play. Its stateside success is no surprise. The Broadway incarnation has had two years to build momentum and hype, helped by the fact that the Cursed Child script led book sales in the United States in 2016, with more than 4 million copies sold. Broadway doesn’t see many family-friendly shows that … [Read more...] about Could this become the longest-running play on Broadway? – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Lyric Theatre, New York, review
Magic-loving movie fans can snap up their own slice of cinema history when an Etwall auctioneer puts chairs from the first Harry Potter film under the hammer. Two vintage red velvet chairs from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, which hit the screens in 2001, are expected to fetch thousands when they go up for auction later this month. The historic armchairs are being sold by a seller in London who wishes to remain anonymous. He bought four Harry Potter chairs originally and sold one pair at a Hansons London auction on March 24 - with great success. They were contested to £4,200. He said: "The chairs were used in Gryffindor’s common room. I purchased them some years ago from a major film set props company." Charles Hanson, from Etwall, the owner of Hansons London, said: "We had strong bidding from America but eventually the chairs sold to a French collector. "That final hammer price proves, yet again, the power and popularity of the Harry Potter films and books. … [Read more...] about Movie fans can get their hands on chairs from the first Harry Potter film