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JKR Tries to Stop New Versions of "Grotter"

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 11:53 AM

CBBC Newsround reports on legal action being taken by JK Rowling's lawyers to block publication of 7,000 Dutch versions of Tanya Grotter and Her Magical Double Bass by Russian author Dmitry Yemetsin. The books are set to be published in April.

It's Red Nose Day in the UK!

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 05:22 AM

And that means it's just a few hours until the parody of the HP films, Harry Potter and the Secret Chamberpots of Azerbajan, airs. And don't forget, you can still enter to win a Ford Anglia that doesn't actually fly, but which has a boot (trunk to most Americans) filled with a tonne of HP stuff).

Comic Relief,Continued...

Professor of Potter-ology

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2003, 05:17 AM

At Kansas State University, there's magic in at least one classroom. Dr Phillip Nel, a children's literature professor and Harry Potter expert, teaches "J.K. Rowling, Texts and Contexts," a class which focuses on the HP books themselves, from literary, entertainment and analytic perspectives. As an educator,Continued...

Letterbox reminder

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2003, 12:10 PM

We just received word from the Letterbox Project's organizers that the deadline to get a letter or art submitted is March 25, 2003.

Magical Locks

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2003, 11:56 PM

Locks of hair that is. The winning bid for Daniel Radcliffe's hair lock was £751 and naturally, that was the most expensive lock. The total raised among all the celebrities was £3,506. For the full article check out Bid-Up's Comic Relief Website. Still no word on whether or not the winner will be brewing polyjuice...Continued...

100 Days

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2003, 10:20 AM

Hey, psst. Look at the top of the screen. Only 100 days to go. Looks like we're gonna make it....

Freddie Davies in PoA

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2003, 10:24 AM

Counting Down reports that actor Freddie Davies (click here for a pic) has landed a cameo on PoA. A reliable source says he'll be playing an unnamed portrait in a painting. Thanks Semoi, for the heads-up.

Petitions and Protests

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2003, 11:47 AM

CBBC Newsround reports on the reaction to Sean Biggerstaff's not being in Prisoner of Azkaban.

Where's the Quidditch?

Posted by: Melissa
March 07, 2003, 03:19 PM

Sean Biggerstaff posted on his website today that it's now official - he won't be in the PoA film. We at TLC wonder what this means for Quidditch in the film, as that's a turning-point for a few bits of the plot. Thanks to Emily for the info, and best wishes to Sean in your next projects.

Trainspotting the 11.00 to Hogsmeade

Posted by: Melissa
March 07, 2003, 01:09 PM

The Evening Times has an article about the train that's playing the role of the Hogwarts Express. The train traveled to Glasgow from Port William, where it caused a fire on the heather.

Come to Milton Keynes

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2003, 12:42 PM

Tom Felton and Warrwick Davis will be signing autographs at CollectorMania3, which takes place starting May 2, and runs through that Monday. Event details are here. Photos from the event would be appreciated by Team TLC.

PoA on Location

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2003, 11:42 AM

Website This is Local London reports that a night shoot for Prisoner of Azkaban will be taking place in Palmers Green next month.

Win a Ford Anglia That Doesn't Fly!

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2003, 11:26 AM

One of the Red Nose Day events is a drawing for a 1965 Ford Anglia signed by both JK Rowling and Stephen Fry, the voice of the Harry Potter audio books. Its boot is stuffed with goodies, including a Harry Potter trunk (worth £99.99) and travel bag full of CDs and cassettes.There's a fee to enter, andContinued...

CoS Nominated for Five Saturn Awards

Posted by: Melissa
March 06, 2003, 11:21 AM

CINESCAPE and The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films announced the nominees for the 2003 Saturn Awards ceremony yesterday. CoS has been nominated for five awards, including Best Fantasy Film, Best Director (Chris Columbus), Best Performance by a Younger Actor (Dan Radcliffe), Best Costume,Continued...

Chris Rankin interview

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2003, 12:13 PM

The Norfolk section of the BBC's website has an interview with Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) today. He says that the movie of PoA will be much scarier than the first two, and he talks a bit about his "off-season" job ushering in a Norfolk cinema.

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