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John Williams Gets Classic Brit Nomination

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2005, 12:42 PM

Composer John Williams has been nominated for a Classical Brit Award for his score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Mr. Williams was also nominated in the category of best "Soundtrack Composer" for his work for the motion picture The Terminal. Other film composers nominated areContinued...


Reuters: New Pope Writings Ousts German HP from Top Seller Spot

Posted by: Melissa
April 20, 2005, 12:39 PM

The writings of the new pontiff, former Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany, ousted HP from the best seller list on Wednesday, reports Reuters.
(We'd like to remind people to keep it civil in the comments. Commentary on the papacy is allowed here, but anything consideredContinued...


CastWatch: Potter Actors on Stage, in Films

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2005, 07:58 AM

Since principal filming for Goblet of Fire has finished, many of the actors from the Potter films are busy with other projects. Here is a roundup of some of the things they are involved with.
Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort in Goblet): The acclaimed actor returns to the theatre in England, starring in theContinued...

HP Cast

David Tennant Confirmed as Next Dr. Who

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2005, 07:42 PM

Actor David Tennant, who plays the role of Barty Crouch Jr. in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film, has just been confirmed as the next actor to play the role of Doctor Who in the hit remake of the British TV series Doctor Who. The head of BBC drama is quoted as saying:

"David Tennant is a great actor whoContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday to Emma and Emma!

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2005, 06:15 AM

Today, two ladies named Emma from the Potter films are celebrating their birthdays today:
Happy 15th Birthday to Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).

Happy 46th Birthday to Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney).



Extra! TLC Editor Gives Birth to Healthy Baby Girl

Posted by: Melissa
April 14, 2005, 09:58 PM

Everyone, we're so happy to announce that editor Heidi's third baby and first little girl was born today at 2:42 p.m. - mom, dad and baby are all doing well. Welcome, Catherine Sabrina Tandy, and congrats Heidi from everyone here at TLC!
See the new one right here, in her first shot withContinued...


Goblet First Look to Air on ABC May 7th

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2005, 03:18 PM

Set your VCRs everyone! Saturday May 7th we will get our first look at film scenes from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. During the ABC network's televison debut of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets on Saturday, May 7th at 7pm(ET), we will get our first look at clipsContinued...


Quidditch World Cup Set Report on HP4U

Posted by: sue
April 14, 2005, 12:40 PM has posted a new set report from the filming of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This time, the set report is from a young boy who was an extra during the filming of the Quidditch World Cup scenes. The report does not contain too many details, but it was clear that this lucky youngster hadContinued...


Goblet of Fire: The Game and Pics

Posted by: sue
April 12, 2005, 06:15 AM

Update: Here are the pics, courtesy of
Indeterminate Animal (1)
Indeterminate Animal (2)
Indeterminate Animal (3)
Drawing of crumbling courtyard
Fiery drawing
Harry (1)
Harry (2)
Hermione (1)
The Trio
The Trio and the Indeterminate Animal

You can pre-order this game in the US already (it ranges $29-$49), forContinued...

Murray Interviews

New Devon Murray Interview

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2005, 06:38 AM

Over the weekend actor Devon Murray attended a pop expo in Australia and the Sunday Mail was able to get a new interview up with the actor who plays Seamus Finnigan in the Potter films. He talks about the changes made to his character over the course of the films, saying that on-screen Seamus was made to look "Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Pic of HBP Computer-Generated: Book Not Yet Printed

Posted by: Melissa
April 11, 2005, 12:49 AM

Thank you for all the notifications about Australian bookseller's apparent image of a printed HBP.
We can exclusively put the speculation to rest: this is not a real HBP - unshakable sources say the book has NOT yet been printed and it is impossible for that image to have beenContinued...


Rumor of First GoF TV Spot

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2005, 04:53 PM

We're getting reports that a TV spot for GoF was sighted in England...this is completely unconfirmed, but keep a look out and let us know if you see anything.
Update: We're almost positive this is a false alarm, but wanted to alert you just in case. There is next to zero chance the first glimpse at GoF will beContinued...


New Goblet Actors Photos and Articles

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2005, 04:19 PM

Several new photos of the actors who will appear in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film have surfaced this weekend. Veritaserum posted several photos taken by the London Taxi Tour from filming back in August of last year. These photos are of Devon Murray (Seamus) and Emma Watson( Hermione)Continued...


New issue of Movie Magic focuses on HP Books, Movies, Fandom

Posted by: Melissa
April 10, 2005, 10:33 AM

The Spring 2005 issue of Movie Magic Magazine has just hit newsstands with about 40 pages of stories on Harry Potter, with a focus on Book Six, Movie Four and various fandom projects as well (thanks to Jenna at for the Table of Contents scan). The issue includes my follow-upContinued...

NPR Reporting on Wizard People, Dear Reader

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2005, 08:32 AM

At around 8:40 on NPR stations around the US, reporter Joel Rose is going to report on the Wizard People, Dear Reader controversy. WPDR is a narration of the film version of Sorcerer's Stone, and showings of it have been recently blocked by WB. I was interviewed about the legal issues of fan creationsContinued...

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