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Sun article on launch

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2003, 10:13 AM

The Sun reports on the launch - errors include "Hermoine Granger" and calling the Anglia a "Hillman Imp." One thing in the article that's been confirmed from other sources (more to come on that soon) is that Heyman said they're currently treating GoF as one movie, but are keeping the option of splittingContinued...

More from the CoS DVD Launch Event

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2003, 09:12 PM

Newsround has more images and quotes here, including comments from Rupert Grint, Chris Rankin, Sean Biggerstaff (who talks about his nonappearance in PoA), Emma Watson, Tom Felton and the Phelps twins.

A reader who prefers to

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2003, 06:08 PM

A reader who prefers to remain nameless has sent us SIX clips previewing the upcoming DVD, so here you go:

J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves, interviewed by Lizo Mzimba of the BBC, transcribed here:


LM: Can you explain both how you work together to produce the final script?

SK: From the beginning she gave me tremendous elbow room,Continued...

DVD Launch Party from Leavesden Set

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2003, 03:34 PM

Be sure to go visit Newsround as they leak in a report from the Leavesden set of PoA, where the CoS DVD is getting the royal treatment. Be sure to keep checking Newsround tonight and tomorrow - we're told there'll be lots of juicy tidbits!

Another COS Review

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2003, 07:18 AM

A mixed review of the CoS DVD from Ain't It Cool News.

Dan on Regis & Kelly

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2003, 12:22 PM

VCR Alert: Thanks to the readers who've pointed out that Dan Radcliffe will be on tomorrow's Regis and Kelly - it appears this episode was released in 2002 - repeat.

OotP Page Size

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2003, 12:06 PM

Hey guys - there was a question a little while back, because of an illusion on the ad for OotP, about whether or not the pages of the American versions of OotP would be wider than those in GoF. The answer is no, they are not wider. Your OotP will fit nicely on your shelf next to your GoF, PoA, CoS and SS.

JKR confirms spending time online

Posted by: Melissa
April 06, 2003, 07:47 AM

The Sunday Mail quotes J.K. Rowling as saying:

When I wrote [about Tom Riddle's diary], I had never been in an internet chat room. It is very similar - typing your deepest thoughts into the ether and getting answers back.

They also claim that she surfs the net and spends time in Potter-related chatrooms. No ideaContinued...

Lord of the Rings outsells Potter... and another DVD review

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2003, 09:30 PM

The latest Entertainment Weekly has a DVD review of 'The Chamber of Secrets' (pg.61) in which they give the movie an 'okay' review the second time around. But on top of that, in their books section (pg.82) they report that "Lord of the Rings-related books (including TheContinued...

Anna Friel on David Thewlis

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2003, 09:48 AM

Actress Anna Friel, David Thewlis' girlfriend, was quoted as saying the following in The Look, part of The Mirror:


"David is just starting work on the new Harry Potter film, so we'll have
even less time together. He is playing Professor Lupin and has now become
the favourite with all our friends who'veContinued...

CoS DVD Preview

Posted by: Melissa
April 04, 2003, 10:48 AM

Reader Ciarra has sent us a fantastic play-by-play of the CoS DVD, so be sure to check it out. Heavy spoiler warning - the 19 deleted scenes are described in detail.

Jim Dale Officially Announced as Reader of US OotP

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2003, 07:09 PM

Thanks to Marcus, I am thrilled to post that Jim Dale has officially been announced as the reader for the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" book-on-tape from Listening Library. Dale has read ALL four Harry Potter books thus far but is most reknown for his work with "GobletContinued...

Giant Squid found in Antarctica

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2003, 05:58 PM

A Giant Squid, who may or may not be the same as the one that rescued Dennis Creevey in the Harry Potter series, has been caught off the coast of Antarctica by a boatload of New Zealand fishermem. Only one other Colossal Squid specimen is known to have been caught by Muggles before, although beaks of others haveContinued...

Rowling Sues Potter 'Pirates'

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2003, 11:47 AM

The Economic Times reports that two publishers in Calcutta [India] have been sued by JK Rowling and Warner Bros for allegedly selling unauthorised Bengali language translations of the "Harry Potter" books. (Thanks to Jenn from Harry Potter Online for the link.)

Potter Beats Grotter

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2003, 10:50 AM

Thanks to the readers who sent us this: JKR has won the court case against Tanya Grotter.

Rowling got an injunction from an Amsterdam court to stop publication of the first Western edition of "The Magic Double Bass" by Dmitry Yemets, which her lawyer said copied "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone."Continued...

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