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New Nickelodeon Interview

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2004, 04:52 PM

Jenna, from Dan , has posted scans of a new interview and new pictures of the trio of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint in the June issue of Nickelodeon Magazine. Update: CBBC Newsround has used this article for a feature on Rupert Grint. Enjoy!


Reminder: Robbie Coltrane on Frasier

Posted by: sue
May 13, 2004, 04:41 PM

Just a reminder that Robbie Coltrane(Hagrid) guest stars on the series finale of NBC's Frasier tonight at 9pm (est). Thanks Amy!


Prisoner of Azkaban: The most anticipated movie of the summer

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2004, 11:48 AM

Well, we already knew that, but it seems others are catching on. A Yahoo! poll puts Prisoner three percentage points ahead of Spider-Man 2 and a mile ahead everyone else in the anticipation arena. Thanks to Anne U!


Mini Calendar Images

Posted by: Kristin
May 13, 2004, 07:35 AM

Piperemily has sent scans of the 2005 mini calendar. Most of the months are a combination of photographs and artwork taken from shots that we've already seen, but there are two new images:


Family from Webster Wins ABC Sweepstakes

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2004, 12:33 AM

A family from Webster, NY, has won ABC's sweepstakes and will soon be flying off to London for the PoA premiere, according to the WOKR-TV 13 Rochester News.

The kids are hoping to meet the stars and they even have a "homework" assignment from friends at school.
“They asked me to bring myContinued...


Still Wild About Harry

Posted by: sue
May 12, 2004, 10:56 PM

As the third of the Harry Potter books makes its way into film, the interest in the series is still strong. The Scotsman takes a look at the continuing popularity of Harry Potter and has this from one knowledgeable fan, Leaky's managing editor, Melissa Anelli:
"The notion that Harry Potter is a series for kids isContinued...


NEW PoA Stickerbook Pics

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 10:21 PM

Morgana and Annie (who told they are a Gryffindor and Slytherin, respectively), have sent us a load of new pictures from a HP stickerbook - some great ones here, thanks girls!
"...embraced Black like a brother."
Harry, Sirius, Hermione, Prongs montage - Prongs first look!
Ron and Harry in Divination
The SneakoscopeContinued...

Stuart Craig: HP a Real Challenge

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 02:57 PM

Sci Fi Wire has posted a short interview with HP production designer Stuart Craig:

"When we did Sorcerer's Stone nothing was there ready to be reused or reinvented as something else. Everything needed to be created from scratch, so it was an enormous building list. Inevitably, some things got done well,Continued...


Leaky Back to Full Version

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 02:46 PM

Hey guys. We're risking going back to our full version until the movie premieres, or until it looks like we're about to explode again. If you have a slow connection and would like the text version, you can get it here. The text version is always updated simultaneously with the full version, so you'reContinued...

Reminder: Jason Isaacs on West Wing Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 12:26 PM

Tonight's episode of the West Wing, "Gaza," features Jason Isaacs of Lucius Malfoy fame as a photojournalist and love interest for the character Donna Moss. You can see a pic of him in the show here (he's on the left). Thanks Alex for the reminder!

German Magazine Scans Online

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2004, 11:13 AM

Marvoloe*Rised of Emma Watson fan site has written to tell us he has posted seven new scans of the kids in German magazines.


Washington Post on PoA

Posted by: Kristin
May 12, 2004, 07:59 AM

Thanks to for pointing out this Washington Post interview with director Alfonso Cuaron, which includes this:
Q: How closely can you, and must you, stick to the book?

A: I was very happy that very early on I had great advice from J.K. Rowling: "Be faithful to the spirit of the book, don't be literal."Continued...


Upcoming TV Shows

Posted by: Kristin
May 12, 2004, 07:16 AM

Cindy writes to tell us that Daniel Radcliffe is scheduled for Tuesday, May 25th for Conan O'Brien, and that HBO will air their behind the scenes special on PoA on May 25th at 8:45 pm (EST).
Thanks, Cindy!

UPDATE: And don't forget the E! PoA preview tomorrow; click for details.


Australian Advance Tickets

Posted by: Kristin
May 12, 2004, 07:11 AM

Adavance ticket sales for PoA in Australia go on sale May 13th. We're told you can book through Village Cinemas.
Thanks, Emily!


New PoA Stills

Posted by: Kristin
May 12, 2004, 06:54 AM

Mugglethai wrote to tell us they have eight new film stills, including a beautiful shot of Hermione and a shot of Gryffindors admiring Harry's beautiful new Firebolt.
Thanks, guys!

p.s. We know we've reminded you before, but it's going to be a high bandwidth month for all the Harry Potter sites, so we want to mention itContinued...

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