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Dark Mark has posted an

Posted by: Leaky
February 27, 2002, 03:04 PM

Dark Mark has posted an article from Variety on the challenge of educating the young actors on the Harry Potter set.

Budding young authors across Northern

Posted by: Leaky
February 27, 2002, 12:25 PM

Budding young authors across Northern Ireland have been urged to create their own magical world as part of a new children's competition launched today. The winner of the Coca-Cola story writing initiative will be offered the unique opportunity to visit the set of the next Harry Potter movie. They and theirContinued...

A young composer with high-tech

Posted by: Leaky
February 26, 2002, 11:51 AM

A young composer with high-tech savvy, [Jeremy] Soule's career is soaring in the video-game business, which is becoming a trendy industry for recording artists and musicians. Soule (rhymes with "goal") created the score for this year's hit "Harry Potter" games from Electronic Arts inContinued...

In an article from last

Posted by: Leaky
February 25, 2002, 11:34 PM

In an article from last November called "Harry Potter Owl Scenes Alarm Animal Advocates," National Geographic also has a gallery of pictures of the different owls in the Harry Potter books, including some speculation on Pigwidgeon: "The species name of Harry's friend Ron's new (as of the end of theContinued...

Despite being a British Awards

Posted by: Leaky
February 24, 2002, 08:02 PM

Despite being a British Awards ceremony nominated by British Academy members, there were a number of disappointments in the evening for a couple of local films - two of the biggest British box office successes of the year, Harry Potter and Bridget Jones's Diary, went home empty-handed.

A recent BCC News poll asksContinued...

Congratulations to BK deLong and

Posted by: Leaky
February 24, 2002, 03:53 PM

Congratulations to BK deLong and my fellow editors at The Leaky Cauldron for winning "Best News Site" and to Rames and the team at HP Galleries for winning "Best Movie Site" at the Dark Mark's fandom website awards. And congrats to all the other winners too! (as this editor scurries backContinued...

Harry Potter fans got their

Posted by: Leaky
February 24, 2002, 03:29 PM

Harry Potter fans got their last chance to glimpse a scene from the second film on Sunday. The last scenes at King's Cross station were being shot, and platform four was once again turned into platform nine and three quarters.

Every kid -- and most adults -- who've read a Harry Potter book have surely dreamedContinued...

Backed by $320 million in

Posted by: Leaky
February 23, 2002, 02:47 AM

Backed by $320 million in box office sales and a legion of worldwide fans, just putting Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone into mass release this spring on DVD and VHS would be enough to create a major retail event. A major target of the retail effort will be in the supermarket channel, which has traditionally beenContinued...

Thanks to everyone who sent

Posted by: Leaky
February 22, 2002, 01:03 PM

Thanks to everyone who sent us the Official Newsletter from Warner Bros, including its links to "exclusive" footage cut from the movie. We're still trying to determine whether they're the same as the snips we've seen before (scroll down for more links), but there's about 60 seconds worthContinued...

Reader Annie writes to tell

Posted by: Leaky
February 22, 2002, 11:43 AM

Reader Annie writes to tell us that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has received the following nominations from the Young Artist Awards:

Best Family Feature Film - Drama
Best Ensemble in a Feature Film - Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Tom Felton
Best Performance in a FeatureContinued...

Four brothers are driving everyone

Posted by: Leaky
February 21, 2002, 11:43 PM

Four brothers are driving everyone Harry Potty - because they all look like the boy wizard.

Aspyr Media has announced that its Macintosh version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone has shipped and will soon be available in stores.

Little wizard Harry Potter has

Posted by: Leaky
February 21, 2002, 12:35 PM

Little wizard Harry Potter has spellbound millions of children and adults alike as well as catapulting a local boy into the spotlight. Xu Gang, 14, has five years experience doing voice overs for nearly 100 plays and films, but it is the character of Harry Potter that made him famous overnight.

Two bits of informationContinued...

Box-office races are like a

Posted by: Leaky
February 20, 2002, 12:17 PM

Box-office races are like a good Quidditch match: Just leave it to Harry Potter and his trusty Nimbus 2000 to wipe up the competition.

Harry Potter has reclaimed the number one spot in the UK book charts.

The Hogwarts Express made a secret journey from its base in Carnforth to London for filming of the second Harry PotterContinued...

Providing a counterpoint to "Harry

Posted by: Leaky
February 19, 2002, 03:31 PM

Providing a counterpoint to "Harry Potter" bookburnings and bannings, here's part of what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops had to say in their review of the film:

Parents concerned about the film's sorcery elements should know that it is unlikely to pose any threat to CatholicContinued...

More on Harry Potter and

Posted by: Leaky
February 19, 2002, 02:32 AM

More on Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone becoming the second highest grossing film in history from The Age.com.

In a rare interview, two-time Oscar winner and newly nominated Dame Maggie Smith is asked to look back on her long, illustrious career, but she really can't imagine why anyone would be interestedContinued...

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