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Some very sad news is being reported today, as actor Peter Vaughan has passed away at the age of 93.
"This is to confirm that very sadly Peter Vaughan passed away at approximately 10.30 this morning. He died peacefully with his family around him."
Many modern-day viewers know Vaughan as Maester Aemon on Game of Thrones, but his screen career stretches back to the ’50s.
A highly-regarded character actor, Vaughan's credits include Village of the Damned (1960), Two Living, One Dead, Die! Die! My Darling!, Haunted, Treasure Island (1968), Sudden Terror, Porridge, Brazil, Mountains of the Moon, Dandelion Dead, Murder Most Horrid, The Crucible (1996), and the aforementioned Game of Thrones.
Vaughan's legacy will surely live on through the people he worked with, the fans who admired his work, and his incredible presence onscreen. Our thoughts go out to Vaughan's »
- Derek Anderson
Harry Potter fans have something to truly get excited about this morning. Franchise creator and book author J.K. Rowling has revealed the name and location of the American school of Witchcraft and wizardry located in this fantasy world. That's not all, though. She's also announced that there are a total of 11 magic schools in this universe, including the famed Hogwarts Academy.
J.K. Rowling has written the script for the Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place years before Harry ever arrived at Hogwarts. And the action takes place in the United States. New York to be exact. In expanding this universe for the big screen and other forms of media, J.K. Rowling shared a series of posts on her Harry Potter website Pottermore. There she states the following.
"The wizarding populations of most countries choose the option of home schooling. Occasionally, too, the magical »
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