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Timothy Spall to be in Unfortunate Events

Posted by: Kristin
September 23, 2004, 05:03 AM

Several readers have let us know that Potter actor Timothy Spall will appear as Mr. Poe in the December release of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Information on the movie can be found through Events author Lemony Snicket's site, although he strongly suggests that you do yourself a favor and avoid theContinued...


Harry Potter agus an Orcloch

Posted by: Kristin
September 23, 2004, 04:50 AM

The Irish Gaelic version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is due to hit bookstores next month, putting the number of languages that the first novel has been translated into at over 200.
Thanks to Shelagh for the info!


HBP "Early Next Year" Release Rumors False

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2004, 12:42 AM

A TimesOnline article said today that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was "expected to be released early next year."
This is not true. As a trusted source has said, all that's definite is that it will possibly be released next year. JKR is still writing the book (which also puts to restContinued...

HP Sites Honored by

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2004, 12:35 AM

Congrats go tonight to Emerson and crew from and Jenna and crew from, who have won the Best Movie Fan Site and Best Actor Fan Site awards, respectively, at The Official Harry Potter Site also won Best Official Movie site, making HP a winner in three of the nine awards!


No Percy in GoF?

Posted by: Kristin
September 22, 2004, 12:01 PM

Actor Chris Rankin has updated his blog with a note that he may not be in Goblet of Fire:
Turns out that my contract states that I was contracted to appear in Prisoner of Azkaban +1 more HP film - it doesn't have to be the next in the series (as we'd all presumed) - what this basically means is that we're unlikely toContinued...


Patrick Doyle: New Composer for Potter Films?

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2004, 05:37 AM is reporting that they have received confirmation from Warner Brothers that the composer for the Goblet of Fire film will be Patrick Doyle. Patrick Doyle is a well known film composer, having worked with Goblet director Mike Newell previously on Donnie Brasko and Into the West. Other film scoresContinued...

HP Cast

Happy Birthday Tom Felton

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2004, 05:29 AM

Today, actor Tom Felton(Draco Malfoy) turns 17. Happy Birthday Tom!

OotP Film

Phoenix Casting: Too Early Yet

Posted by: Kristin
September 21, 2004, 06:15 AM

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers told CBBC Newsround:
As for the next movie, it's far too early to think about casting. We don't have a script, director, start date or casting director and no one will be considered for any role until all these are in place. We don't want children to be disappointed, soContinued...


ADMIN: Email down (Updated: back up!)

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2004, 12:40 AM

FYI to readers who have been trying to send us news: staff e-mail has been down for more than 12 hours. We're working on the problem and hope to have it fixed soon! Thanks for your patience!
Update: We're running again. Please re-send us anything that got bounced. Thanks!

J.K. Rowling

Happy Birthday Hermione!

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2004, 06:18 PM

As JK reminds us, today (Sept. 19 in the UK) is Hermione Granger's birthday.


ADMIN: TLC Graphic Page Returns

Posted by: Melissa
September 18, 2004, 05:58 PM

Welcome to the new/old TLC, folks. You'll notice we're back to using our graphics page; we're hoping to give it a test run and make sure the shiny new server doesn't blow up because of it. For those who prefer it, the text page is still accessible (and updated simultaneously) via a link on the rightContinued...


Cuaron to Receive Award

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2004, 06:21 AM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron will accept the Raul Julia HOLA Founders Award, presented by the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors on September 20th in New York City.
Thanks to Michelle and Nelly for the link.

J.K. Rowling

A Letter to Jo

Posted by: Kristin
September 18, 2004, 06:05 AM

Harry Potter Lexicon and MuggleNet have joined together to compose a letter to Ms. Rowling, asking her to consider clearing up a few things about the Potter universe. A few of the questions asked are:
*You've told us that Hermione's birthday is September 19. When she first came to Hogwarts, then, was she nearly eleven yearsContinued...

Composer John Williams to Receive Kennedy Center Honor

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2004, 07:12 AM

Composer John Williams is amoung 6 people to receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors . Cited as one of "six extraordinary individuals whose unique and abundant artistry has contributed significantly to the cultural life of our nation and the world,"the Harry Potter film scoreContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rowling Nominated for Award

Posted by: Kristin
September 16, 2004, 11:22 AM

Jo Rowling has been nominated for the 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, which was created in 2002 by the Swedish government, and is offered in memory of the beloved Pippi Longstocking author.
The prize of 5 million Swedish crowns (about $600,000 American Dollars) is decided upon by jury, and is awarded based on 'life-timeContinued...

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