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Jim Dale Appearing in "Comedians"

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2003, 11:47 AM

Jim Dale, Tony Award winner and one of the two talented actors to voice Harry Potter books on tape, is currently appearing in a revival of Trevor Griffiths' play Comedians, directed by Scott Elliott, at the Samuel Beckett Theater (410 42nd St., New York City). A 1970s comedy about the rigors of making it in theContinued...

Rupert Grint Bought Large Xmas Present for His Family

Posted by: Leaky
January 06, 2003, 04:20 PM

The Sun (yes, we know!) reports that Rupert Grint bought a new house for his almost-Weasley-sized family in Hertford.

Rupert Grint Bought Large Xmas Present for His Family

Posted by: Melissa
January 06, 2003, 04:20 PM

The Sun (yes, we know!) reports that Rupert Grint bought a new house for his almost-Weasley-sized family in Hertford.

"Harry Potter" Box Office News

Posted by: Leaky
January 06, 2003, 11:59 AM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the top-selling movie in the UK for 2002, according to Yahoo news. In addition, an article from Screen Daily reports that the film passed the $500m mark at the box office over the weekend.

"Harry Potter" Box Office News

Posted by: Melissa
January 06, 2003, 11:59 AM

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the top-selling movie in the UK for 2002, according to Yahoo news. In addition, an article from Screen Daily reports that the film passed the $500m mark at the box office over the weekend.

AICN about PoA and GoF

Posted by: Melissa
January 06, 2003, 11:52 AM

Thanks Craig, for pointing out these Aint It Cool News rumblings from Moriarty. Sounds good, so here's hoping there's truth here:

HARRY POTTER & THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN (2004) Directed by Alphonso Cuaron. Written by Steve Kloves. Early word coming in here at the Moriarty Labs is that Cuaron is shaking up this franchise,Continued...

Sean Biggerstaff Article in Ignite Magazine

Posted by: Leaky
January 06, 2003, 10:20 AM

Our friends over at SeanBiggerstaff.com have uploaded a scan of an article from Ignite Magazine in two parts, here and here. The size of the scans is pretty large, though, so if you have a dial-up it might take a while to pull it down.

Harry Potter and LOTR Fertile Ground for Pet Names in UK

Posted by: Leaky
January 06, 2003, 08:28 AM

Or maybe not. SlowFox let us know about an article in today's Daily Telegraph which states that UK vets report a dramatic rise last year in dogs and cats being named after characters from Tolkien and the Harry Potter films.

Films, not books.

The top ten list posted in the paper for catsContinued...

Internet Movie Database (IMDB)

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2003, 11:03 PM

Alright everyone: I love the IMDB, you love the IMDB, we all love the IMDB, but their posting Ian McKellen as the new Dumbledore does not mean it's fact. The IMDB has a notoriously high tolerance for rumours, and notoriously high record of posting information Joe Blow off the street sends in. It's a wonderfulContinued...

Rupert and Emma to air again on Leno

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2003, 08:49 PM

Rupert Grint's interview with Jay Leno will air again on Thursday, January 9, and Emma Watson's will air on Friday, January 10. See NBC.com's Tonight Show site for more information. Thanks to Julie for the link.

More on the Gary Oldman rumors

Posted by: Leaky
January 04, 2003, 11:52 AM

We do want to note that another new character in Book 3 who reappears in Book 4 is Peter Pettigrew - again, we have no indication at this point which role, if any, Oldman is being touted for. Some of you are also saying Dumbledore - keep in mind that Oldman is only 45, not a Dumbledore-age.

Harry Potter event for kids in grades 4-6 in Miami

Posted by: Leaky
January 04, 2003, 11:51 AM

A letter to the editor published in today's Miami Herald announces an event on January 18, 2003 hosted by the Youth Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida. The event will focus on "activities designed to show that the lessons in Harry Potter books are central to the ChristianContinued...

Gary Oldman casting rumours

Posted by: Melissa
January 04, 2003, 11:28 AM

Rumours have abounded the past two days about Gary Oldman being cast in the next 2 movies - we haven't got a peep in the way of confirmation, so keep that in mind, but being cast in the next "2" movies would make him a prime contender for Sirius Black (since Lupin does not appear in the fourth book). AndContinued...

New Game at Official Site

Posted by: Mischa
January 03, 2003, 09:29 PM

The Official Harry Potter Website has put up a fun new game called "Spider Frenzy" and some more set tours. It also appears as though the WB is using the same kind of game used in the "Find Hedwig" sweepstakes for it's new movie "Kangaroo Jack."

Box Office Comparisons of LOTR and Harry Potter

Posted by: Leaky
January 03, 2003, 02:31 PM

Jo sent us an article at The Washington Post. The reporter claims that:

The "Harry Potter" pictures are based on individual children's books that have characters in common but only incidental narrative connection.
We at TLC suspect that said reporter has only seen the movies, and not readContinued...

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