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Celebrities Attend Gringotts Wizarding Bank Launch

Celebrities Attend Eagerly-Anticipated Gringotts Wizarding Bank Launch in London

Jason Isaacs, Dan Fogler and Claudia Kim amongst the celebrities in attendance as Studio Tour reveals its biggest expansion to date

Wizarding World cast members made a special appearance at the launch of the new Gringotts Wizarding bank set at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. 

Jason Isaacs who portrayed Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series, as well as Dan Fogler and Claudia Kim who played Jacob Kowalski and Nagini respectively in the Fantastic Beasts film series, attended the VIP event.

Guests to the exclusive evening were welcomed into the new hub by a full-size Ukrainian Ironbelly Dragon. The dragon has been created by the original team of filmmakers from over four tonnes of clay. After this mystical entrance, guests were welcomed into the authentic Gringotts Wizarding Bank.

Lined by towering marble pillars, the grand banking hall is decorated with three magnificent crystal chandeliers and finished with real brass leaf. Inkwells, quills, ledgers and piles of Galleons, Sickles and Knuts complete the goblin tellers’ desks as seen on screen. The Prop-making Department, led by Pierre Bohanna, created over 210,000 coins for the final two films alone

Gringotts Wizarding Bank is famously run by goblins. Walking through the imposing marble columns, guests can discover the costumes and prosthetics belonging to Bogrod, Griphook and many other goblin bankers. Each prosthetic mask took weeks to create, with every hair individually inserted and veins painstakingly painted by hand. It took four hours to transform actor Warwick Davis into Griphook in the films, which included him wearing black contact lenses and dentures with extremely sharp teeth to complete the goblin look.

Once through the banking hall of Gringotts, visitors can enter the depths of the Lestrange Vault used to store the treasures of Bellatrix Lestrange, including the Sword of Gryffindor and Helga Hufflepuff’s Cup, one of Voldemort’s many Horcruxes. During filming 38,000 pieces of rubberised treasure were created for the Lestrange vault including 7,014 Hufflepuff Cups. 

Officially opening on Saturday 6th April, the 16,500sqft Gringotts Wizarding Bank expansion is the Studio Tour’s biggest addition to date and has been designed and built by many of the original crew members who worked on the hugely successful magical film series.

Star Trek: Discovery × NYCC

 “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” HITS WARP SPEEDAS SERIES STARS AND CREATORS HEAD TO NEW YORK COMIC-CON

Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz and Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman to Appear Together at New York Comic-Con on Saturday, October 7 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden

Panel to be Moderated by Dr. Mae Jemison, Former NASA Astronaut

CBS Television Studios and CBS All Access invite Star Trek fans from around the world to join the cast and executive producers of “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” at New York Comic-Con Saturday, October 7 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 3:45-4:45pm ET.

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY PANEL DESCRIPTION, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Now, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows in the footsteps of those that came before as it seeks to tackle social issues, inspire the next generation of dreamers and doers and reflect on Roddenberry’s vision of a hope for tomorrow.

Join cast members Sonequa Martin-Green, Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, and Wilson Cruz alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Heather Kadin and Akiva Goldsman. The panel will be moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, a major fan of Star Trek, the world’s first woman of color in space and leader of the 100 Year Starship initiative fostering the capabilities for human interstellar travel.
Panel info: Saturday, October 7 in The Theater at Madison Square Garden at 3:45-4:45pm ET.

ABOUT “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY”

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. 
New episodes are available weekly on CBS All Access, CBS Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV. STAR TREK: DISCOVERY is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout, Bryan Fuller’s Living Dead Guy Productions and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts, Akiva Goldsman, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers. 

ABOUT CBS ALL ACCESS

CBS All Access is the CBS Television Network’s digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its original series, which also includes season one of the new edition of “The Good Wife,” THE GOOD FIGHT, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 9,000 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits. CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Fire TV.