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PoA German Calendar

Posted by: Kristin
April 20, 2004, 12:35 PM

DanRadcliffe.com has up new images from the German Prisoner of Azkaban poster book.

Azkaban Song Parody

Posted by: Kristin
April 20, 2004, 07:22 AM

HPANA has an interview with Tony Goldman, whose wickedly brilliant Prisoner of Azkaban parody song was featured on Dr. Demento, the weekly musical/comedy radio show. Go to HPANA to read, and to listen to a clip of the song!

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4 New POA Posters

Posted by: sue
April 19, 2004, 10:53 AM

HPANA has 4 new POA character posters from a reader who said they were featured on AOL Germany. The posters are of Harry, Hermione, Ron, and Sirius. Thanks to HPANA!

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Chris Rankin on Stage

Posted by: sue
April 19, 2004, 09:35 AM

The BBC has this article about actor Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) performing in Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler". This is Chris's first show with his new theatre company.

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Julie Walters Wins Bafta Award

Posted by: sue
April 19, 2004, 08:36 AM

Actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) won a Bafta TV Award for her role in the Chaucer's " The Wife of Bath". This is the third year in a row that she has been selected Best Actress. You can read more about Julie Walters in this profile from the BBC. Thanks Martje!

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POA Set Display

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2004, 10:12 AM

An exhibit on contemporary set decoration at the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences in Bevery Hills, California will include items from "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban". Featuring set dressing and prop items from such films as POA, Spiderman 2, and Cat in the Hat, there will also be video clips and an interviewContinued...

Emma Watson In Oprah Magazine

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2004, 09:23 AM

In the May issue of Oprah Magazine, Emma Watson, as Hermione, is listed among other "strong" role models, such as Buffy and Wonder Woman. In an article titled "Role Models with Style ,Spirit, and cojones to Burn" Hermione is listed "for her 'quick as a Quidditch Ball' intellect, whichContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling on "Most Influential" List

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2004, 08:59 AM

Time Magazine has released its list of the 100 "World's Most Influential " people. J.K. Rowling was listed in the category of "Artists and Entertainers". Calling the author of the Harry Potter series "Publishing's Gentle Pied Piper" the magazine says this : "Her influenceContinued...

Fan Fiction on the Net

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2004, 12:33 PM

The Star-Ledger has an article about fan fiction on the internet. This article talks about the popularity of such sites, including SugarQuill.net, which is "a spot for "Harry Potter stories run by volunteers."

Masterclass with Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2004, 11:56 AM

A charity fundraiser is offering the chance for an acting class with Kenneth Branagh(Gilderoy Lockhart). The winning bidder will receive a two hour class with the acclaimed actor, with discussion, then performance of a scene from Shakespeare. All proceeds benefit the Paul Bevan Cancer Foundation.

Harry Potter the New Prozac?

Posted by: sue
April 16, 2004, 11:30 AM

Harry Potter is "new Prozac", and can help in the fight against teen depression and suicide. This premise was the focus of a paper presented at a HP Conference at Flinders University in Australia. " It highlights how the third book in the series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, makes understandingContinued...

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More Birthdays!

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2004, 09:04 AM

Today Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney) turns 45. Yesterday Julie Christie (Madam Rosmerta) turned 63. Happy Birthday ladies!

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POA rated "PG"

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2004, 08:56 AM

The Motion Picture Association of America has rated "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" PG for "for frightening moments, creature violence and mild language". Thanks Hugo!

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Happy Birthday Emma Watson

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2004, 06:54 AM

Today Emma Watson (Hermione) turns 14! Happy Birthday Emma!

Merchandise at my Local Target

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2004, 07:36 PM

A TLC Exclusive! I wandered into my friendly neighborhood Target today in search of Harry Potter action figures, which are officially set for release tomorrow, and I was not disapointed! Not only did I find the new Dementor and Werewolf action figures, as well as the new Deluxe!Magnetic!Quidditch!Harry and a Zonko'sContinued...

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