Leaky News Archives for August 2003
Ain't It Cool News has an interesting interview with Nearly Headless Nick, a.k.a. John Cleese. There is quite a bit about Monty Python, but Harry Potter does come up.
Thanks to everyone who brought this to our attention!
Once again, iharrypotter.net has a report from the set of PoA.
The Chamber of Secrets DVD has won two 6th Annual DVD Entertainment Awards. CoS took home Viewer's Choice and Best Standard Release.
The Oxford English Dictionary has added J.K. Rowling's term for non-magical people to their most recent edition.
Thanks to Kristine for the link.
The first ever Australian Harry Potter conference will be held in January in Adelaide.
The Scotsman interviews Shirley Henderson, who plays Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter movies.
Even though the Swedish academy that chooses Nobel Prize nominees has said there is "absolutely no point in sending nominations by e-mail or letter", as the public has no say in the matter, author James Downey has launched a campaign to have author J.K. Rowling nominated for the Nobel Prize for LiteratureContinued...
A new set report from iharrypotter.net!
An article from PressofAtlanticCity.com adds its voice to the Harry-Potter-for-adults debate.
"Why are adults interested in children's books?" he asks. "In some ways, my perspective is, the greatest literature is accessible to children.
A recent article in the magazine, Xposé Special #23, listed the Top 25 Fantasy Faces of 2003. Radcliffe, Watson and Rickman all made the list!
Editor's Note: I couldn't link to the exact article, however, you can view the cover and purchase the magazine here.
The Scotsman reports that a Hedwig has shown up in the Hebrides. In other words, a snowy owl has made a rare appearance in North Uist, leading many to flock to the island for a glimpse.
This male has brilliant white feathers and just looks magical.
The Sunday Herald takes a look at the tourism industry in Scotland and the effect, or lack thereof, the filming of the Harry Potter movies has had on it.
Mrs. Weasley took second place in recent poll conducted by Blockbuster video. The movie portrayal of Mrs. Weasley by Julie Walters came in second to Julie Robert's Oscar-winning role as Erin Brockovich.
Thanks for the tip, Jenny!
In an editorial from the University of Southern California, creative writing senior Craig Stern attempts to educate adult readers of the Harry Potter series:
I'd like to take this opportunity to provide a little reality check for USC students who seem to be a little too enraptured with the series. Harry Potter is for children.Continued...