Sunday Times Special on Harry Potter: “Farewell to Hogwarts”


Nov 07, 2010

Posted by Mel

The current issue of the Sunday Times has a lengthy special on the Harry Potter film series entitled, “Farewell to Hogwarts.” Featured in the paper is an interview with Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), behind the scenes photos of the last days of filming “Deathly Hallows,” new images of the sets of “Deathly Hallows,” and many other interviews with the cast and crew, and other articles. You can see all of this here in our Image Galleries.- the Sunday Times has forced The Leaky Cauldron to remove these images from the Web. If you can still purchase a Sunday Times, you may view this article in its entirety.

35 Responses to Sunday Times Special on Harry Potter: “Farewell to Hogwarts”

Avatar ImageHermione Elizabeth says: Oh man! I really want this!Avatar Imageratorr2 says: I wish I had a copy! Imagine how many people probably just threw this away with the rest of their Sunday paper.Avatar ImageSonja43 says: I wouldn´t touch that magazine with a burning stick. Do you guys read what they wrote about Dan and Rupert???? they call Dan: Hyper and unstabil (WTF) and Rupert: Chunky and not very intelligent) Emma seems to be theire darling thoughAvatar Imagejillians642 says: Can you please post the article in the correct order? I don't know why the gallery is always messed up but for the life of me, I can't find page 3, either (doesn't help that the supplement decided to forgo page numbering).Avatar Imagegryffindor1991 says: i believe they have a picture of ruperts house. it HUGE!! :)Avatar ImageSindi says: Emma and Tom look hot :D Wish i could read it... awesome pics! :D Avatar Imageabandonedboyjon says: great pictures, TERRIBLE article. what the heck was this guy's problem? first of all, rupert is hot. he doesn't get to look as hot as he truly is in Potter, but he's seriously gorgeous. and he IS smart, but also eccentric, which is usually not a sign of a dormant mind. and how the hell could this "journalist" be "bored rigid" while witnessing the last moments of filming on the biggest movie franchise in the world? a bit dull for him, eh? what, did he just come from lunch with the queen? the whole article had this strange tone of disrespect, like there was something laughable about taking it all seriously, like it would shock fans to know the cast gets tired during long hours of shooting in damp clothes, like, as he said, it may have been a mistake to give your adolescent years up for harry potter. none of that was from the horse's mouth, it was all this dude, just squawking. Avatar Imagejillians642 says: I agree, abandonedboyjon, terribly, terribly written. I think these people were the inspiration for Reeta Skeeter, and that's without the "comic" ending about the tabloids. They got a lot of things right but so many wrong, and they have clear biases regarding many people involved in the films. They do like Emma; they only got about three facts completely wrong (and I'm not a huge Emma fan that knows loads about her). Ah well, it was fun to see anyway, so thanks Leaky for sharing!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: They may like her now, but they will change their minds suddenly for no apparent reason. These people are can be especially vicious about women and girls. 'Reeta Skeeter' is about right.Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: i want that nowAvatar ImageNessieB says: guess it's too late to find a copy now...Avatar ImageMr. Brightside says: This article is huge! Some interesting stuff but i see a lot of negativity and it is annoying. A journalist should be as objective as possible, we don't care if you don't like one or two actors or if you're bored. Learn to do your job! Now, i think many pages are missing from the galleries.Avatar ImageSpook says: There are some people who just want to be mean and demonstrate their jealousy by writing unappreciative dribble. If the fan base and all the producers and directors love the movies and the actors, who are these guys to criticise? They can do better? I don't think so. Even though some of us haven't liked all the films completely, there is nothing that says there shouldn't be some effort to remain faithful to books, otherwise Jo would not have given permission for them to be made. All those involved in producing have done an amazing job with whole series and the actors have been great. I also agree with abandonedboyjon. Thanks Leaky!!Avatar Imagemargareth_6teengal says: i really wish i could have a copy of this.... but that would be so impossible since i'm in asia.... i just wish someone there would send a copy for me... it's really hard to read in the gallery with all the pages juggled up.... and it's really really more amazing to read on a paper rather than on the computer screen... please...Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I enjoyed reading the comments from Emma. She's so thoughtful. I love reading interviews with Emma & Dan in particular. They're both very impressive. But what's the writer got against Rupert? She may not think he's dating material for Emma, but why be so nasty about it? Her comments were cruel. Avatar Imagekarrijustina says: I was also taken aback by the writer's tone in this article, firstly the tone in which he wrote that the people he called "dwarves" had informed him that they preferred the term "little people" (I can only imagine what this individual's interactions with them would have been like), and then later on when talking about the three stars - poor Rupert especially! And even though he seemed to like Emma, he certainly read a lot into her cryptic answers and behaviour that I'm not really convinced was there. It was like he was trying to find someone else that was as "over" the film series as he was. How does such a person get granted interviews ON THE LAST DAY OF FILMING? Or at all? Avatar Imagejeannemcl says: It's The Times. Tip your head back and look down your nose at anything that isn't royal. The Times in a nutshell.Avatar ImageJessSnape says: I need this!!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW!!! AWESOME!!! indeed!!!!Avatar Imagechikitcorpuzvesterbaek says: My first thought was "They have got to be kidding." What a horrid angle - agree with all of you - this reeks of Rita Skeeter!Avatar ImageCDR says: Awesome!!Avatar ImageGryffindor_Girl_xx says: I have this! Awesomeness! And I got a giant poster :DAvatar Imagesueml says: Wow - everyone is right - what a weird series of articles. Some very negative, and the different writers were so very contradictory. The "wizarding news" tabloid section makes Dan out to be some wild "bad-boy", while another section comments that he's very grounded spending money only on real estate and art. One section calls Rupert clunky and not too bright, another calls him sweet. The movie critic doesn't like Dan's acting (but the same critic calls Goblet of Fire the best movie), but another writer says he's honed his craft and noted his "critically acclaimed" acting in Equus. Meanwhile it's an all-out love fest for Emma Watson (who I like, this is not her doing at all), who is called the most phychologically interesting of the leads, gorgeous, smart, etc., etc. - just an odd bunch of articles. The English press is very strange indeed - at least here in America, our tabloids are tabloids and the regular press is not.Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: The Times and Sunday Times these days are not what they were--along with a couple of UK tabloids, they are owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns the New York Post and Fox Television, I believe. Far from pro-royal, they are anti, while being pretty right-wing. They are also *very* anti-BBC, partly I suppose because of Murdoch's own media interests.Avatar ImageHasrionaOrganisation says: It seems some forms of media can't truly appreciate Harry Potter - or the actors. We can;t expect any different, I mean, that's what Rowling showed us with hags like Rita Skeeter and the Daily Prophet. The news always has a biased slant to it, and, as Dumbledore once said, "The Prophet is bound to say the truth once in a while, if only accidentally", so we can take heed from Rowling's words that the media really is quite stupid.Avatar ImageEmmaria says: i want it :'(Avatar Imagekbicprez says: I didn’t know Rupert Murdoch owned The Times until today. I knew he owned The Sun and The New York Post. Both are tabloid rags. That may explain the tone in much of this article. I wonder if he’s hired Rita Skeeter.Avatar Imagesueml says: Ahhh - Rupert Murdoch - well, that explains everything.Avatar Imageglow_freak says: well from the looks of the comments I'm glad I didn't get to read this article!Avatar Imagelilbug121 says: why remove the images? that's basically free publicity for them!Avatar Imagekbicprez says: LOL! Looks like someone at The Times read the comments.Avatar ImageDumblebridge says: Images were the only decent the supplement. Most of Leaky's readers could have done a far better job than their 'journalists'.Avatar Imagealwayssnape says: i feel like this is a rita artical! gosh what a probe!Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: Aw man! I wish I could get myself a copy! It would be great to read that article! I mean in a few years this will be history!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: Oh well :( can't get it.

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