From Jam! Showbiz comes this
May 24, 2002
From Jam! Showbiz comes this report on the oftentimes conflicting schedules on the set of “Chamber of Secrets”:
Near the town of Watford, at isolated Leavesden Studios two weeks ago, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) was getting dressed down by Prof. McGonigall (Maggie Smith) for performing an unsanctioned act of petrification. Next stop: The office of Hogwart’s School Headmaster Albus Dumbledore for punishment.
Except that Dumbledore (Richard Harris) was with me at London’s King’s Cross station, during a starry launch party for the DVD of Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, ebulliently announcing “I want food!… And champagne!” before he’d consent to talk to the press.
Such is the compressed schedule of the Harry Potter saga. Radcliffe and Smith missed the party because they still had scenes to film on Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, the second in what will theoretically be a series of seven Harry Potter movies — assuming author J.K. Rowling produces a fifth, sixth and seventh book to adapt.
A portion of Cumbria Online’s review of Thunderpants:
[There is] a sweetness to many of the characters. More importantly, rising star Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in Harry Potter) delivers another terrific supporting performance as a child genius.