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Possible "Order of the Phoenix" Publishing Date?

Posted by: Leaky
January 09, 2003, 12:07 PM

A report from the website states that "Bloomsbury Publishing Plc said it hopes to publish Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth book of the series on the boy wizard, in July. Bloomsbury will agree on a release date with other publishers, which include Scholastic Corp.Continued...

Harris Family on Dumbledore

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2003, 09:58 AM

The IMDB says:

The family of late Irish actor Richard Harris are urging the makers of Harry Potter to pass the part of Professor Dumbledore to his drinking friend Peter O'Toole. ...Harris' brother Noel says, "Dicky (Richard) made the role his own. He will be a hard act to follow. Peter was a great, greatContinued...

Gary Oldman on HSX

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2003, 09:34 AM

This is, again, not confirmation, but Cindy points out that Gary Oldman has been added to the Hollywood Stock Exchange as Sirius in PoA. Everyone and their mamas are confirming this thing, so how about we get an official yay or nay, you movie folk?

Bloomsbury notice

Posted by: Melissa
January 09, 2003, 09:30 AM

Thanks David, for pointing out this notice from Bloomsbury concerning the close of their 2002 financial year and the beginning of the 2003 effort. No mention is made of the fifth book (a telling omission if there ever was one), though other titles slated for release are highlighted, and the post points out how well Harry PotterContinued...

Book V publication rumours

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2003, 08:54 PM

UKHarryPotter reports that an official notice has been sent to bookstores stating the book will be available between February and May of this year. We would love if this were true but a few things point opposite ways:

  • We have not yet heard from Bloomsbury. Getting anyone's hopes up this way would be very irresponsibleContinued...

Ian Brown rumor squashed

Posted by: Melissa
January 08, 2003, 08:33 PM

Thanks Danica, for letting us know that Ian Brown's PR rep told Britain's Channel 4 teletext music service (Planet Sound) that although he has been considering film roles and soundtracks, he will not be acting in PoA.

"The Underdog"

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 02:27 PM

TLC managing editor Melissa spoke to about the auction effort to win the 93-word card. Quotage:

SKS: As in life, there are not always clear victories - but what do you hope the fans and your site will gain from this experience?

LC: I think the fans and our readers (whose ages range from toddler to grandmother) willContinued...

For Your Speculative Pleasure ...

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 02:02 PM

With all the Gary Oldman rumours currently circulating, here's an idea of what he may look like as Sirius Black (although he'd probably have to be a great deal thinner). Please keep in mind that this is solely for speculative purposes, and is not intended as any sort of casting confirmation. (Thank you to Jenny'sContinued...

Interview with Tom Felton

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 10:59 AM

The Island Packet and The Beaufort Gazette posted an interview with Tom Felton last month - thanks Christine for the link!

Interview with Tom Felton

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 10:59 AM

Lowcountry Online posted an interview with Tom Felton last month - thanks Christine for the link! Certain TLC editors are disapointed that Tom has managed to come to Florida (according to the article) without our knowledge, as some of us live there - you slipped past us, you slippery Malfoy. :-)

Harris Family Wants O'Toole as Dumbledore

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 10:43 AM

Noel Harris, brother of the late Richard Harris, hopes that the filmmakers choose Harris buddy and comtemporary Peter O'Toole as Dumbledore, IC Liverpool reports.

And in the area of non-casting...

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 10:27 AM

We've been hearing rumors that Cedric Diggory (no casting ever announced), Oliver Wood (Sean Biggerstaff) and Colin Creevey (Hugh Mitchell) will not be in PoA at all - not even in the background. We're checking into these rumors to see what we can confirm but at present, please consider them just that - rumorsContinued...

And more on Gary Oldman

Posted by: Leaky
January 08, 2003, 04:29 AM

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Gary Oldman is in talks about playing Sirius Black. The article also says that production on the movie begins on February 17, 2003.

Gary Oldman (again)

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2003, 04:55 PM

We've received several suspicious "he's doing it" emails, and now Ain't It Cool has picked up on the "next 2 movies" rumour. Harry from AICN says its between Sirius and Voldemort, but as Voldemort does not appear in the third book, he would be a flashback character in PoA (and going with Cuaron'sContinued...

John Williams' Grammy Nominations

Posted by: Leaky
January 07, 2003, 12:57 PM

Composer John Williams has been nominated for two Grammy Awards for his work on the soundtrack of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: "Best Score Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media" and "Best Instrumental Composition (Hedwig's Theme)."

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