Harry Potter Fans will be delighted to know that Jim Tavaré, Leaky Cauldrons innkeeper Tom, is scheduled to appear at the New England WizardFest & Magic Convention, which runs from August 25 to August 27, 2023, at the Boxboro Regency 242 Adams Place in Boxborough, MA 01719. This extraordinary, family-friendly event celebrates all things magical. Attendees can anticipate a magical experience with celebrity guests, family activities, vendors selling magical wares, licensed merchandise, and memorabilia from famous Literary Wizard Brands such as Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, and many more.
Jim Tavaré: Stand-up Comedian, Actor, and Musician
Tavaré is a multifaceted British artist known for his exceptional talent in stand-up comedy, acting, and music. This BAFTA award-winning performer made his mark in the entertainment industry through his unique comedic style and unforgettable roles in prominent film and television productions.
Early Career and Achievements
Tavaré’s career took flight in stand-up comedy, earning him recognition in comedy clubs throughout the UK and the US. Notably, he developed a unique act involving the double bass, an instrument he learned to play during his childhood. This distinctive approach to comedy, combining music and humor, gained Tavaré global acclaim, even earning him the title of Prince Charles’ favorite comedian.
Tavaré’s comedic skill extends beyond the stand-up stage. His work on ITV’s ‘The Sketch Show’ earned him a BAFTA award, reinforcing his status as a remarkable comedic writer and performer.
Film and Television Roles
In addition to his stand-up performances, Tavaré has established a presence in the world of film and television. He is widely recognized for his portrayal of Tom, the innkeeper of the Leaky Cauldron, in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film. Moreover, he has made appearances in several music videos, including Roots Manuva’s “Witness (1 Hope)”.
Jim Tavaré’s talent extends to his musical career, where he has released several albums². He has performed as a bassist with various bands, including The Proclaimers²¹, showcasing his diverse range of artistic capabilities.
Awards and Recognition
Tavaré has received several awards throughout his career. Apart from the BAFTA award for ‘The Sketch Show’², he was honored with the Accolade Competition 2017 Winner Award of Merit Special Mention Supporting Actor for his role in the movie ‘The Cursed Man’³.
Upcoming Event: New England WizardFest & Magic Convention
Fans will be delighted to know that Jim Tavaré is scheduled to appear at the New England WizardFest & Magic Convention, which runs from August 25 to August 27, 2023. This extraordinary, family-friendly event, set in Massachusetts, celebrates all things magical.
The event will take place at the Boxboro Regency 242 Adams Place in Boxborough, MA 01719. Attendees can anticipate a magical experience with celebrity guests, family activities, vendors selling magical wares, licensed merchandise, and memorabilia from famous Literary Wizard Brands such as Harry Potter, Wizard of Oz, Lord of the Rings, and many more.
In addition to Tavaré, other celebrity guests from the Harry Potter movies, such as Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), Ellie Darcey-Alden (Young Lily), and Sean Biggerstaff (Oliver Wood), will be present, other celebrity guests signing autographs and offering selfie photo ops.
For more details about this event, visit www.NEWizardFest.com.
- Ellie Darcey-Alden: Famed for her role as Young Lily Evans in ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,’ Darcey-Alden is a globally recognized English-American actress.
- Chris Rankin: Known for his portrayal of Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter series, Rankin is a fan favorite.
- Jim Tavaré: He is widely recognized for his portrayal of Tom, the innkeeper of the Leaky Cauldron, in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film
- Sean Biggerstaff: Renowned for his role as Quidditch captain Oliver Wood in the Harry Potter series.
- Jeff McBride: The creator of the School of Magic & Mystery and an award winning magician (including a Fool Us Trophy from Penn and Teller).
- Jon Stetson: Known as the inspiration for the hit CBS Television series ‘The Mentalist,’ Jon is a talented mentalist with engaging acts.
- Steve Charette: An award-winning magician is known for his captivating stage magic and close-up tricks.
- Cedric Purcell: A well-respected figure in New England’s magic scene, Purcell’s performances captivate audiences.
Stay in the heart of the magic at The Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center, the very venue of our enchanting event. Located conveniently at 242 Adams Pl., Boxborough, MA, 01719, the hotel ensures a comfortable stay with its array of amenities including free parking, high-speed internet, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. Unwind at the bar/lounge after a day of spell-binding activities, or utilize the business center as per your needs.
For those wanting to explore the local area, take advantage of the free shuttle service that will transport you to sites within a 10-mile radius. Satisfy your hunger spells at the hotel’s on-site restaurant, the Minuteman Grille, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to cater to all your dining needs during the event.
Its prime location just off I-495 makes the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center an ideal base for attendees traveling from near and far. So, whether you’re a local magic enthusiast or a wizarding world explorer, getting to the venue will be as simple as a swish and flick of a wand. Book your room now and get ready for a magical stay!