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New Posters from Japan

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2004, 10:52 PM

DanRadcliffe.com has posted some PoA posters from a Japanese site:
Harry and Hedwig
Poster (1)
Poster (2) - The Jack-in-the-Box is probably from the boggart scene, if my fuzzy memory serves. We'll try and find out for sure.
Just Harry
Much thanks to Ixch and Pixel Y!

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Hogsmeade Pics

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2004, 10:03 PM

Ixch has alerted us that PotterWorldOnline has a gallery of what looks to be the Hogsmeade Village train station.

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BBC Says No Rowan Atkinson

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2004, 01:16 PM

BBC Newsround has squashed the Rowan Atkinson as Voldemort rumor, with the thanks of a very grateful body of Harry Potter fans.

Update: As if the BBC confirmation wasn't enough, sources on our side have just denied discussion of Atkinson for the role.

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From Mr. Bean to Voldemort

Posted by: Melissa
January 07, 2004, 08:24 AM

In a bit of a surprising (but still RUMOR) update to our post about Rowan Atkinson being listed in Variety as appearing in Goblet of Fire, UK tabloid The Sun has said that the rubbery-faced comedian wants to branch out away from humorous roles and will be playing the mostly-human incarnation of Lord Voldemort in the 4thContinued...

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"Cadogan" Origins

Posted by: Melissa
January 06, 2004, 02:23 PM

In my mailbox today was an interesting email from "A Word A Day" - today's word is "cadogan."

cadogan (kuh-DUG-uhn) noun

A lidless teapot, inspired by Chinese wine pots, that is filled from the bottom.

[After William Cadogan, 1st Earl of Cadogan (1675-1726), who was said to be the first Englishman to own suchContinued...

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PoA DVD Due for November Release?

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 09:18 PM

The Digital Bit's Web site has some interesting information in their Rumor Mill. Apparently the PoA DVD will arrive just in time for a Thanksgiving release.



This is MUCH more tenuous information, but a Brazilian industry contact has informed us that Warner's told him to expect the following additional DVDContinued...

CFP for Convention Alley 2004

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 03:25 PM

We have received the Call for Papers for the next HPforGrownups conference dubbed "Convention Alley" to be held in Ottawa, Ontario July 30 - August 1, 2004.



"The HPforGrownups family of Yahoo discussion groups is sponsoring Convention Alley, to be held in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) from July 30 - AugustContinued...

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What Goes Into Protecting J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 01:46 PM

British tabloid "The Express" has an article that interviews Hollywood bodyguard Jacqueline Davis about what it is like to work with Ms. Rowling and some of the stalkers she's had to deal with.


An elite female bodyguard has revealed Harry Potter creator JK Rowling's publishers have insistedContinued...

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INTERVIEW: Yuko Matsuoka, Japanese Translator

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 01:28 PM

The Japan Times has an interview with Yuko Matsuoka - the woman who both brought Harry Potter to Japan and also translated the series into her native language.

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INTERVIEW: MuggleNet Chats with Matthew Lewis

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 01:13 PM

MuggleNet had a live chat yesterday with Matthew Lewis AKA Neville Longbottom from the Harry Potter movies. Some of the more interesting items including listing Physical Education as a favorite school subject (which partially explains the weight loss between films) and his insight on Neville in futureContinued...

PoA Legos Offer Insight and Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:56 PM

Sue sent us this link from ToyWiz giving previews of all the Prisoner of Azkaban lego sets. While the likeness of the figurines aren't really detailed they can give us some idea of what to expect in the coming movie. Here's a list of what they have that is Azkaban-oriented:


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Prince Charles Builds Hagrid-esque "Pottering" Shed

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:41 PM

According to The Sun, Harry Potter fan Prince Charles has built a mystical temple on the grounds of Highgrove House in Gloucestershire that visitors have dubbed "Hagrid’s Royal House". Thanks dutchqmomma.

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RUMOR: Variety says Atkinson to appear in GoF

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:32 PM

According to a Film Production Chart from Variety, funny man Rowan Atkinson may show up in the movie Goblet of Fire. If I'm reading the chart right, production is scheduled to begin in April 2004, 2 months before Prisoner of Azkaban is released in theatres.



HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE

DanielContinued...

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The Age on Fan Fiction

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:24 PM

The Age takes a look at all walks of fan fiction from books to movies and television leading off with a look into the world of Harry Potter fic.



In the marketing milli-second that parts the latest Harry Potter book from an impending Harry Potter movie, lunch box or confectionery range, J. K. Rowling's mass audience hasContinued...

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Pullman is 'Harry Potter for Grown Ups?

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2004, 12:17 PM

This editor has always thought that Harry Potter for Grown Ups referred to this YahooGroups list. But according to The Western Mail, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials is in another review that compares the trilogy to that-which-was-authored-by-Rowling.


It make one wonder if this is the message coming fromContinued...

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