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Empire Online reports that Harry

Posted by: Leaky
February 04, 2002, 12:24 PM

Empire Online reports that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has won the Evening Standard British Film Award for Best Technical Achievement.

The magic touch of Harry Potter helped boost the shares in Hornby, the maker of classic train and racing car sets, after it said it expected profits to significantlyContinued...

From Gil Smart, assistant news

Posted by: Leaky
February 03, 2002, 08:32 PM

From Gil Smart, assistant news editor of Lancaster Online: "They're laughing at us, you know. It's in Sports Illustrated this week, right there in the column 'This Week's Sign of the Apocalypse': 'The Lancaster (Pa.) YMCA is scrambling for security help for its Sept. 7 triathlon after aContinued...

And thanks also to Donna

Posted by: Leaky
February 03, 2002, 01:15 PM

And thanks also to Donna for the head's-up regarding this interview with J.K. Rowling which is airing tonight (3 February) on the CBS news program Sixty Minutes.

Thanks to reader Linda for

Posted by: Leaky
February 03, 2002, 12:08 PM

Thanks to reader Linda for letting us know that Counting Down had posted a link to four new pictures from the set of Chamber of Secrets.

Police fear the popularity of owls has soared in Bolton following the success of the Harry Potter hit movie. Police wildlife officers in Bolton have seen a rise in the number of captiveContinued...

It was no magic when

Posted by: Leaky
February 02, 2002, 01:15 PM

It was no magic when Melissa Leech made milk disappear from a rolled-up newspaper Wednesday afternoon, but it certainly appeared that way to her class of little witches and wizards. Allard Elementary School learning support teacher Leech, in the guise of Professor McGongall, deputy headmistress of Hogwarts School, showed herContinued...

Rames has informed us that

Posted by: Leaky
February 02, 2002, 05:26 AM

Rames has informed us that Hogwarts Online will be down for the weekend, as they move servers. Don't worry too much when you click on the link and can't get to the site - it'll be back soon!

The city was buzzing with

Posted by: Leaky
February 01, 2002, 05:44 PM

The city was buzzing with star-studded excitement as filming got under way for the Harry Potter sequel at Gloucester Cathedral. Stars braved the rain as they moved about the ultra-secretive Warner Bros set, and some even stopped to pose for the cameras. (Thanks to The Wizard World for the link.)

Reader Roger also pointsContinued...

While the popularity of Harry

Posted by: Leaky
February 01, 2002, 04:21 PM

While the popularity of Harry Potter sweeps the country, J.K. Rawlings' [sic] books dominate the best-seller lists, and the movie adaptation of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone earns upward of $300 million, poor Harry faces foes in this country more formidable than his nemesis, Draco Malfoy and villainousContinued...

Thanks to Monica for the

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

Thanks to Monica for the pointer to a pic of Gemma Padley, who is reportedly set to play Penelope Clearwater. The image is from a UK show called Casual+y and show that Ms Padley has experience acting from a hospital bed, which is important in anyone playing Ms Clearwater.

Thanks to Trond Michelsen, we've

Posted by: Leaky
February 01, 2002, 03:00 PM

Thanks to Trond Michelsen, we've been able to get more information on Huskeiran. He found a webpage that provides its coordinates, and gives its location as 57°32'22" Northern Latitude, 07°43'58" Western Longitude. "This would probably place it with the Monach Islands, which is aContinued...

I've fixed the below link

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2002, 12:44 PM

I've fixed the below link on the Huskeiran item - it was going to a general page.

Thanks to everyone who wrote

Posted by: Leaky
February 01, 2002, 12:08 PM

Thanks to everyone who wrote today pointing out that in this interview with Chris Rankin (Percy), it was mentioned that newcomer Gemma Padley has been cast as Penelope Clearwater! (The article also seems to confirm that Mark Williams has been cast as Mr Weasley.)

Harry Potter returned to Gloucester this week and childrenContinued...

So - I've been hot

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2002, 12:05 PM

So - I've been hot on Huskeiran's trail all morning...and were it not for a listing of the Scottish isles and all the mail our readers have been sending us, I would be convinced it does not exist. But it does exist, if not on any online maps (hm, unplottable, perhaps? :P) Anyway, the obvious answer is that this will be Azkaban,Continued...

The official site has updated

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2002, 08:08 AM

The official site has updated their Behind the Scenes section with a ton of interviews and such. Thanks Ana for the heads up!

Thanks to reader Alexander for

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2002, 08:07 AM

Thanks to reader Alexander for this link to what looks like a B&W picture of Harry reading Tom Riddle's Diary in CoS.

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