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More on "start" of production of PoA

Posted by: Melissa
February 21, 2003, 04:45 AM

Newsround reports on the supposed-to-be-released-soon cast list for PoA, including Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, Gary Oldman as Sirius Black, David Thewlis as Remus Lupin and Pam Ferris as Aunt Marge.

ComingSoon.net PoA Report

Posted by: Melissa
February 20, 2003, 01:12 PM

Comingsoon.net reiterates that PoA has started production, but does it with a great picture of Cuaron and Radcliffe outside the Knight Bus, and some words from Cuaron! Enjoy! (And thanks Jenny!) This article also reports Michael Gambon as Dumbledore, and though we're told something is coming out of an official placeContinued...

Basilisk. B-a-s-i-l-i-s-k. Basilisk.

Posted by: Melissa
February 20, 2003, 10:34 AM

Thanks Michele, for pointing out that "basilisk" was was the winning word in a spelling bee in Yuma.

Kenneth Branagh Returns to the Stage

Posted by: Melissa
February 20, 2003, 10:31 AM

This Yahoo News Report tells of Branagh returning to the the London stage for the first time in 11 years, acting as Edmond in Edmond, a play about a New York businessman who leaves his wife. Branagh is well-known for his Shakespearean roles/movies; Mamet's plays are typically rough, fast, dark and acidlyContinued...

Hogwarts Express to the Grammys Just A Joke

Posted by: Melissa
February 19, 2003, 11:44 AM

The Miami Herald reported today that the Bee Gees' longtime assistant Dick Ashby said that Barry Gibb's Gibb's friend David English was teasing the British tabloid The Sun when he said Gibb and Jackson would be traveling Potter-style. Ashby said he didn't know if Jackson was even in MiamiContinued...

PoA set report on BBC

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2003, 01:24 PM

Newsround has posted a story about the set report reader Ally sent to us a few days ago.

New PoA pics

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2003, 12:32 PM

And the PoA pics parade keeps on marching. Thanks to the reader who pointed these out to us, from TheSnitch.co.uk. Go here to check them out - including closeups of the Knight Bus, and someone who may be Ernie Prang or a very good wax dummy...

New sets from LEGO, Featuring Malfoys

Posted by: Melissa
February 18, 2003, 11:05 AM

Altered States Magazine has images of the coming-later-this-year lego sets, including Knockturn Alley, featuring Lucius Malfoy, and the Quality Quidditch Supplies, this time featuring Draco Malfoy and some quality Quidditch supplies.

Oprah Episode to Air in UK

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2003, 01:33 PM

Sinead told us that the Oprah episode featuring Daniel, Emma and Rupert will be airing in the UK on Friday, February 21 on LivingTV. It will be airing a few times that day, so check their schedule!

Hogwarts Probably Moves From Gloucester

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2003, 10:52 AM

The Gloucester Citizen reports that Gloucester Cathedral officials say that PoA will not be shot in its world-famous cloisters. The Potter films' producers at Warner Brothers are neither denying or confirming the claim, and the article quotes a WB spokeswoman as saying, "We can not say which locationsContinued...

Review of book about Harry Potter in Dallas Morning News

Posted by: Melissa
February 17, 2003, 10:38 AM

TLC reader Joyce Saenz Harris let us know that her review of Galadriel Waters' Ultimate Unofficial Guide to the Mysteries of Harry Potter was in today's Dallas Morning News.

Set report from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2003, 04:31 PM

Ally has sent us a wonderful report from the set of Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban - complete with pictures of the set and Dan Radcliffe, and lots of good tidbits about the filming of the scene in which Harry has just fled the Dursleys, and is sitting in Magnolia Crescent. ThanksContinued...

POA Pics page

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2003, 04:30 PM

With all these pictures afoot, we've started a Prisoner of Azkaban pics page. Expect more there soon!

Deleted Scene List

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2003, 11:29 PM

A breakdown of the deleted scenes which will be included on the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets DVD has been released by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC). With running times included, the list reads:


00:03:11:16 | 2 - LUCIUS LIQUIDATES

00:00:22:19 | 3 - HARASSED HARRY

00:00:27:17 | 4 - JOYRIDE

00:00:28:02Continued...

An Official FanArt Contest for Kids under 16

Posted by: Melissa
February 15, 2003, 07:56 AM

Bloomsbury has announced a contest for kids under 16 to have a go at putting their ideas for the Order of the Phoenix cover onto paper (or, alternatively, an electronic file). The winner and two runners up will have their designs posted up on the Bloomsbury website and will each receive a BloomsburyContinued...

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