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Prince... What was your name again?

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 11:15 AM

The Sunday Mail reports that Prince William's university classmates have nicknamed him Prince Potter after JK Rowling's wizard hero, because of a lightening-shaped scar that he's now sporting, as a result of a golfing accident.


Thousands Try for Patil

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2003, 08:55 AM

CBBC reports that thousands of teenage hopefuls turned out for the Patil twins open casting call in London.
Thanks, Clare!

Not Harry - But Henry

Posted by: Kristin
December 20, 2003, 11:39 AM

Several readers have written to point out this article on potential photographic evidence of a haunting at former King of England Henry VIII's palace, Hampton Court. While the tie to Harry Potter is pretty much non-existent (although maybe this is a relation of Sir Nick's?), we found it interesting enough to bringContinued...


Thewlis Hired for Heaven

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2003, 09:26 AM

David Thewlis, who will grace the big screen as Prof. Lupin in PoA next spring, has been attached to the film, Kingdom of Heaven according to The BBC.
Thanks, Alice!

Editor's Note: The news is about half way down the page.

J.K. Rowling


Posted by: Kristin
December 19, 2003, 07:09 AM

The Life section of USAToday mentions J.K. Rowling as an one of 'three authors who wrote their way up the lists':
Fans had been waiting for three years for J.K. Rowling's fifth in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It came out June 21, the first day of summer and immediately broke publishing records (5Continued...


The Patil Sisters: GoF

Posted by: Kristin
December 19, 2003, 07:06 AM

CBBC has a bit more on what the WB is looking for in the Patil sisters.


More Jason Issacs

Posted by: Kristin
December 19, 2003, 07:03 AM

With the release of his movie Peter Pan, we have a new interview with Harry Potter actor Jason Issacs:

Alas, he is not in the next Harry Potter film - his character was not in the story. But Malfoy is in the next book and he's keeping his fingers crossed that the character will be in that film.
"You know, it's a bitContinued...


PoA to be released in IMAX

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2003, 03:47 PM

PoA will be seen on Sony IMAX screen, WB has announced.

USAToday Top 100 List

Posted by: Kristin
December 18, 2003, 08:23 AM

Pop Candy's Top 100 People of 2003 includes Harry as #7.
Thanks to Sue for the link!

Time Warner Loses Suit

Posted by: Kristin
December 18, 2003, 08:19 AM

In Australia yesterday:
It was not the Ministry of Magic but the Federal Court that delivered a howler message to entertainment giant Time Warner yesterday.

Justice Murray Wilcox found that the company did not have a monopoly on the moniker Harry Potter, finding in favour of clothing chain Wombat, which devised the "harryContinued...


Filmjerk: WB says "not happening" on Stuart Baird as director of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
December 17, 2003, 01:30 AM

Filmjerk did a little further digging into the highly improbaby rumors of Stuart Baird directing the fifth Potter film:

The reaction from the press department at Warner Bros.?: “We are not even thinking about a director for the fifth film yet...

Another person from withinContinued...



Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2003, 06:33 PM

All the T-shirts have been sent out. If you only get one of your multiple-t-shirt order, hang tight. We had to send them all in separate packages, to make sorting and shipping easier. You should get the remainder of your order very soon. Thanks!


John Cleese May Run for Office

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2003, 04:57 PM

The Houston Chronicle reports that John Cleese, A.K.A. Nearly Headless Nick, may run for California public office.
For his sake, we'll hope it goes better then The Headless Hunt campaign.

Thanks, Curtis!


Professor Flitwick Also a Gremlin

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2003, 09:40 AM

BBC News has a nice list of Ten Things We Didn't Know Last Week - including a certain something about Warwick Davis, who plays Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter films.
Thanks, Dee!


OOtP Casting Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
December 15, 2003, 04:35 PM

There are rumors about the trio being signed for the fifth movie floating around the net. Don't buy them - they're still wrapping up PoA and are in pre-prod on GoF...the script has not been written, no one's talking (at least in anywhere near a public arena) about casting yet. It's wayyyy too early.

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