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CASTING: Emma Thompson to Play Trelawney

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2003, 02:34 PM

Australia's Herald Sun scooped it, and we've just got it from our side - actress Emma Thompson will play Sybill Trelawney in Prisoner of Azkaban. (I know at least three TLC editors, myself included, that think this is brilliant). Emma Thompson has a huge and accomplished list of credit; she'sContinued...

Potter In Ziggy

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2003, 10:50 AM

Today's Ziggy cartoon featured Harry Potter.
Thanks, Katie!

Movies

Fans Angry Over GoF Length

Posted by: Kristin
October 06, 2003, 07:24 AM

The Glasgow Daily Record reports on fans ire at the thought of a two-and-a-half-hour-long Goblet of Fire.

A Report from Collectormania

Posted by: Melissa
October 05, 2003, 09:06 AM

Victoria, in Milton Keynes for CollectorMania IV, spent some time this weekend interviewing Christian Coulson and the Phelps twins for us at The Leaky Cauldron. Here's her report:


Christian Coulson

At Collectormania 4 there is no shortage of slightly hysterical girls
waiting to get, at best, a hug, and at the least,Continued...

Movies

Emma Thompson as Trelawney?

Posted by: Melissa
October 04, 2003, 12:35 PM

The Herald-Sun in Australia reports that Emma Thompson has signed on as Professor Trelawney in PoA. (Thanks, M, for the forward!) The article also has a few quips about the actors' current accomplishments and pasttimes:


"I love my cars," Tom Felton, who plays Draco, told the Sunday Herald Sun.
"I haveContinued...

Other Movies

Posted by: Kristin
October 04, 2003, 08:40 AM

V wants to remind TLC readers of upcoming movies for Jason Issacs and Alan Rickman; Shih Min tells us David Thewlis will have a move out soon called Timeline.

Happy Birthday!

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 11:12 AM

Happy birthday to Harry Potter actor Christian Coulson, who turns 25 today.

First Lady Fan of Harry

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:53 AM

First Lady and former librarian Laura Bush mentions her love of the Potter books.
Thanks to the many TLC readers who pointed this out to us.

Books

OotP in German

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:49 AM

The German translation of Order of the Phoenix has gone to press.
Thanks to Heather for the link.

Movies

Julie Walters and the Good Luck Charm

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:44 AM

This article on the good luck charms of actors and actresses makes mention of Julie Walters - and her rather strange good luck piece.
Thanks to Maryanne for the link!

Frog-march

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:42 AM

In an article from the Washington Post, a quote from J.K. Rowling is used to help explain an interesting term.
Thanks to our many TLC readers who sent us this link!

Books

Book Six to be 'Green'

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:39 AM

Our favorite author has pledged that her next Potter book be printed on either recycled or ancient forest-friendly paper.
Thanks to Patricia and Holly for the link!

Movies

Security Cameras Installed at Gloucester Cathedral

Posted by: Kristin
October 03, 2003, 07:31 AM

Gloucester Cathedral has installed security cameras, hoping in the future to catch the (I'm thinking of a word I probably shouldn't use here - use your imagination) who have nothing better to do with their time but vandalize 900 year old churches.
Thanks to Cressida for the link.

Quidditch in Gym Class

Posted by: Melissa
October 01, 2003, 01:57 PM

A Connecticut gym teacher has developed a new form of quidditch for his muggle students.
Thanks, Holly!

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