“We’re creating an arena for the leagues of Harry Potter film fans to flex their knowledge of the Wizarding World, and there’s no one better than Dame Helen Mirren to add some British grandeur to this event that will debut across our Warner Media brands and platforms,” said Tom Ascheim, who serves as President of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics.
“I knew someday I’d get a Harry Potter role, and I’m so pleased to take part in the 20-year film celebration,” added Mirren. “The films inspired such enchantment and wonder for so many of us, and it will be such a treat to reignite that magic for the countless fans who continue to revel in this spellbinding world.”
In her role as host, the Oscar winner will continue to broaden her relationship with Warner Media. She’s already set to star as supervillain Hespera in their New Line DC sequel, Shazam! Fury of the Gods.
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For those uninitiated, the Harry Potter films are based on Rowling’s massively popular, seven-part fantasy book series, which originated with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone back in 1997. They centre on a young wizard of the same name (played by Daniel Radcliffe) who comes of age amidst great darkness at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, finding an archenemy in the unearthly Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes).