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More about Dan Radcliffe's hair on auction

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2003, 08:00 AM

Daniel Radcliffe Rocks has an image of the lock of hair that Dan Radcliffe has donated for Comic Relief's auction, and Wella's press release about the event. As of yesterday, the lock was going for 700 pounds, although the bidprice could go up. We'll try to keep you posted as to whether theContinued...

CBBC has images from filming

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2003, 07:54 AM

The CBBC has uploaded about a dozen images of the Knight Bus filming, including some great pics of Ernie and Stan, in costume.

Prang Pictures

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 06:56 PM

Hey folks - we have a nice big picture of Jimmy Gardner AKA the future Ernie Prang. I'm impressed - click the image for full size.

Ernie Prang cast

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 04:58 PM

Thanks Carly, for this article from This is Wildshire that says actor Jimmy Gardner will be playing Ernie Prang in PoA.

Gardner, who will be 79, in August will be appearing in the third Harry Potter film, the Prisoner of Azkaban, which is currently being filmed.
He will be the driver of the triple-decker Knight Bus offering tripsContinued...

Pics from Borough Market

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 04:18 PM

Thanks to our reader Ian, we've got some more pics of the Knight Bus, from filming at Borough Market - and what is confirmed as the first pic of Stan Shunpike. Check it out.

Stan Shunpike

The Knight Bus during the day

The Knight Bus at night

Knight Bus at night (2)

Daniel Radcliffe (?) from the back, on set in front of theContinued...

"Harry Potter" Favourite of Adults and Children Alike

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 12:05 PM

A release from the Government News Network [UK] reports that both parents and children alike say the "Harry Potter" books are their favourite read, as indicated by research from the Department for Education and Skills' 'Get On' campaign.

Lawsuit on Behalf of "Harry Potter" Books

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 11:51 AM

Hoover's Online reports that a group of national free speech associations and children's author Judy Blume have filed a brief in federal court in support of a lawsuit that aims to put Harry Potter books back on a school library's shelf.

Trelawney in PoA?

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2003, 11:44 AM

Website Dark Horizons said today that "despite her not being cast as yet, the character of Prof. Trelawney is indeed in [Prisoner of Azkaban] and should be filled soon."

Random Factoids from March South Florida Parenting

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 07:40 PM

Percent of children who say the best book series is Harry Potter: 58

Percent who say it's Lord of the Rings: 29

Amount an unidentified American paid at a charity auction for 93 words handwritten by author J.K. Rowling that hint at the plot of her fifth Harry Potter book: $45,314

Number of booksContinued...

"Harry Potter" to run for governor in Russia?

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 05:20 PM

A Russian politician has changed his name. "Harry Ivanovich Potter" claims that he will run for governor in the Ural mountain Sverdlovsk region, according to this report from BBC News. Another version of the story can be found at ABC News. Quote: "Archbishop Vikenty of Yekaterinburg saidContinued...

New - with SPOILER protection!

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 02:31 PM

OK, folks. Since we're rapidly approaching Book 5 frenziness, we're instituting spoiler protection. With posts we deem as possibly being spoilers or not (yes, rumors too), we are going to start "hiding" the text so you have to highlight it with your mouse to read it. We'll do our best to be as vagueContinued...

New PoA Pictures

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 12:52 PM

Brazilian website Omelete has posted twelve new pictures from the filming of Prisoner of Azkaban. (Thanks to July for the link.)

"Giant News"

Posted by: Melissa
March 03, 2003, 11:06 AM

This article from This is London quotes Robbie Coltrane discussing the future of Hagrid in the books:

(Note: Possible spoilers - highlight below text to read)

Time could be running out for Harry Potter giant Hagrid, it emerged yesterday. Robbie Coltrane, the actor who plays him in the films, said the character could be killed off in theContinued...

Better belated than never...

Posted by: Melissa
March 02, 2003, 07:01 PM

...Happy Birthday, Ron. (This should have been posted on March 1. Hey, we were having a weekend.)

Children with Tourette's see CoS

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2003, 10:25 PM

BBC Newsround reports that 200 children with Tourette's syndrome were finally able to see Chamber of Secrets, thanks to a doctor who found a theatre that was willing to hold a private viewing.

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