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David Thewlis News

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2004, 04:22 PM

Actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) will be seen in several new films in 2005, and the trailers for these movies are now online. In "Kingdom of Heaven", a film about the Crusades starring Orlando Bloom and Liam Neeson, David will play a priest named Hospitaler . The website is now open (flash site), and the trailerContinued...


Phelps twins, Devon Murray: "Coolest Show on Earth" Appearance Still in Confusion, Still Unconfirmed

Posted by: Melissa
December 28, 2004, 09:25 AM

A few days ago we told you that Oliver and James Phelps and Devon Murray (the Weasley twins and Seamus in the Harry Potter films) were to appear in the Sunshine State in January for "The Coolest Show on Earth" in Orlando, Fla. And this hasContinued...

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Happy Birthday Maggie Smith

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2004, 08:23 AM

Today, Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) is celebrating her 70th birthday. Happy Birthday Maggie!

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Timothy Spall Interview

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2004, 08:10 AM

The Independent has a new interview with actor Timothy Spall (Pettigrew). While it is good article, there is only a brief mention of his returning to the role the upcoming Goblet of Fire film.

Next up, he reprises the role of Peter Pettigrew in the latest instalment of the epic JK Rowling saga, Harry Potter and the GobletContinued...

Aid and Thoughts for Those Lost in South Asia

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2004, 10:32 PM

We've watched the news of the devastating South Asian tsunamis with mounting horror and know that you have, too. We know our readers in that region are few, but pray that they are all safe and sound. Our prayers are with the victims and their families.
For a time TLC's pages will host linksContinued...


PoA in EW-Year End Issue

Posted by: Melissa
December 27, 2004, 06:03 PM

PoA crops up in a few places in the Entertainment Weekly Year End issue:

The article on sequels note that the "third time's the charm Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban" landed a broom's sweep shy of the previous films, but it was still enough to land it as the No. 32 all time blockbuster.


(Pssst... it's someone's birthday)

Posted by: Kristin
December 27, 2004, 08:56 AM

Happy birthday to our editorial director, Melissa, who spent a lot of time over the few weeks printing mailing labels and stuffing envelopes with stickers for our Leaky charity drive, Get a Clue 3 (results to be announced after the holidays). Have a great day, Melissa!
(Melissa has broken in here to say, first ofContinued...


Marko-Grinch: Potter Books Just Puffed Up Publicity

Posted by: Melissa
December 26, 2004, 01:02 PM

Grinch alert: We've been about due for one of these Potter harangues for some time. This time it's from a new face, not William Safire or A.S. Byatt or even Harold Bloom. It's retired business editor Jack Markowitz of the Tribune Review who calls the Potter books "the most over-praised,Continued...

The Giant Blue Candy and the Closed Door on

Posted by: Melissa
December 26, 2004, 01:17 AM

There's a big blue piece of candy illustration in the place of JKR's "Extra Stuff" section on We didn't publish this as news at first because, well, a picture of a blue piece of candy isn't news. It's the picture (enlarged) of the piece of candy thatContinued...


Happy Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2004, 04:07 PM

I'm wrapping up work, as I know are many of you, and various Leaksters are boarding various planes (or not, as in Kristin's case, due to snow) to go home for the holidays. We want to take this moment to wish you all a very, very wonderful holiday, no matter what you celebrate.
We know you'reContinued...

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Fred, George, and Seamus in the Sunshine State

Posted by: sue
December 23, 2004, 03:26 PM

Harry Potter film actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George Weasley) and Devon Murray(Seamus) will be here in the states in January, 2005. They are due to appear at "The Coolest Show on Earth" collectors show, held in Orlando, Florida. They will be available for autographs at thisContinued...


Potter Film Blunders?

Posted by: Kristin
December 23, 2004, 12:44 PM mentions all three Potter films in their Most Mistake-filled Movies of 2004 round up, with Prisoner of Azkaban making the number one slot with a supposed 234 mistakes. The movies are also mentioned in other categories, including Best Mistakes of All Time.
Thanks to Pejhman for the link!


Warner Brothers Studio VIP Tour Report

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2004, 11:28 AM

Allo, from Dan just recently took a Warner Brothers Studio tour, and has written a good report about her trip. On her visit, she was able to see the WB Museum which features an entire floor filled with things from all three Potter films, such as costumes, models and other props. Amoung theContinued...

Happy Birthday TLC Poster Delleve, from Jo

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2004, 08:04 AM

To those of you who were wondering in our comments section on Monday night (while everyone was going mad putting the puzzle together in real-time) whether Jo was sitting there cackling at us figuring all this out, here's your answer from the lady herself:

So now you know! Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...

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Updates to News and Rumors on; HBP to have "fewer" than 38 chapters

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2004, 06:31 AM

She's updated the NEWS section of her website with a note about the July 16, 2005 release of HBP; there's a PS, too:

P.S. Anyone interested in the 'hidden meaning' of the riddles and questions you had to answer before getting the message behind the doorContinued...

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