Wizarding World Digitial, a partnership between Warner Bros. and Pottermore, has shared that none other than Dame Helen Mirren will be hosting “Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses.”
The “Harry Potter” films are a cornucopia of elite British actors, featuring the likes of Alan Rickman, Dame Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Kenneth Branagh, Helena Bonham Carter, and Emma Thompson. Mirren, however, never joined the magical franchise — until now. “I knew someday I’d get a Harry Potter role, and I’m so pleased to take part in the 20-year film celebration,” she said. “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” (via Wizarding World Digital).
Though she’ll be lending the world of “Harry Potter” her hosting talents rather than acting ones, we’re still enormously excited to see the famed actress appear in the four-part television event. No release date for the show has been announced yet, but we’ll certainly be using our Time Turners to speed up to the premiere — whenever that may be.