Harry Potter stars donate through doodles

UPDATE: The stars raised 1,000 pounds!

National Doodle Day proceeds go towards the Epilepsy Charity Organization.

Previews of the doodles from Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), John Hurt (Ollivander), Adrian Rawlins (James Potter), Fiona Shaw (Petunia Dursley), Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody), Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley), Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire original score composer Patrick Doyle can be found below. The doodle auction will take place, via eBay, on February 8, 2013.

Bonnie

Adrian

Fiona

For more doodles and quotes from the participants, check out the article at Snitch Seeker.

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Anti-Hunger Campaign!

Bonnie Wright and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) are trying to promote an anti-hunger campaign! Very inspirational! ;D

Harry Potter actress Bonnie WrightBill Nighy and his Love Actually director Richard Curtis are among the stars teaming up for a major campaign against world hunger.

Social rights activist Desmond Tutu and computer magnate Bill Gates are also backing the If Campaign, which maintains there is enough food to feed the world but not everyone has access to it.

The Enough Food for Everyone If campaign will officially launch in London on Wednesday (23Jan13), with stars including Wright, Nighy and singer/DJ Lauren Laverne due to attend the kick-off event.

In a post on her Twitter.com page, Wright writes, “What If we could end world hunger!? Get tweeting, campaigning, talking, shouting! Today we launch Enough Food If.”

MDG : IF campaign against hunger and enough food for everyone

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The “Hogwarts Effect”

Recently we’ve been hearing about the “Hogwarts” effect- the magical turning of awkward preteens into attractive young adults. Is it true? We’ve seen plenty of evidence, but the magical community has actually decide. What do you think?

(Personally, I think it’s true) 😉

Source: I Waste So Much Time

Harry Potter cast’s favorite lines

This is an older video from the time of the Deathly Hallows II release, but that almost makes it more interesting to watch now. From Ralph Fiennes to Emma Watson, most of the Harry Potter cast laughs while sharing their favorite spoken lines. What a series, and what a cast!

We really miss these guys. They were such a fun group, and their performances will have such an everlasting effect on our lives. Which lines were your favorite?

Marie Claire photo shoot includes Harry Potter actresses

Who’d ever expect to see Narcissa Malfoy and Ginny Weasley take part in a photo shoot? In the October issue of Marie Claire, the actresses who play those iconic characters are featured in a spread of famous British actresses. Mirror has the story.

A whole array of British actress have clubbed together to pose for a gorgeous new photoshoot around iconic locations in London.

The spread was shoot by Marie Claire and features stars including Harry Potter’s Bonnie Wright and Dr Who’s Karen Gillan. Both of whom are more ginger and successful than we’ll ever be.

Shot at historic London locations like 10 Downing Street, the Foreign Office and Westminster Abbey – places that have never been used in this way before – the girls look stunning in a range of dresses that are more expensive than our car.

Bonnie Wright draws attention to Africa

Food shortages across the Sahel region of Western Africa have left more than 18 million people on the brink of starvation.

This statement, taken from Sky News, sums up what Bonnie Wright is speaking out about. Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, came back from a trip to Senegal with hopes of raising awareness for food shortages there and elsewhere in Africa.

Wright visited Kedougou in southern Senegal to meet vulnerable families who are counting on humanitarian assistance to survive.

She said: “When I arrived in Senegal it was hard to see that this was a country where thousands of people are suffering from extreme hunger.

“Where you may expect the landscape to be dry and dusty, in fact everywhere was green and lush.

“I quickly learnt however that this green was hiding the reality, a deep-seated hunger that was so present in the lives of the families I spoke to.”

…Wright added: “What’s even louder sometimes than money is people’s voices and by pushing your own government to put this into their agenda it’s almost more powerful, it’s much more global with the effect it can have.”

Props to Bonnie for her humanitarian agenda. Read more about Africa’s food crisis in the original article.

VIDEO: More Stars Talk About Harry Potter Tour

Here are more actors who were at the opening of the Harry Potter Experience Tour at Leavesden Studios.

Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy)

Helen McCrory, who played Draco’s mum, Narcissa Malfoy, talks about the excitement of getting to ride on a broomstick in the tour.

 

 

Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny Weasley, talks about giving back to the fans with this tour.

 

 

Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks)

Natalia Tena, talks about the epicness of this tour and she even gets to plug about her band, Molotov Jukebox.  She’s definitely an interesting woman, this one.