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Followup: Original Sorcerer's Stone Sketch

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2005, 07:32 AM

Yesterday, we told you about J.K. Rowling donating for exhibition an original handwritten chapter and sketch she made for Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Today, The Guardian newspaper has more details about the drawing which appears to be one with Hagrid, Professor Dumbledore, and ProfessorContinued...

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Handwritten Chapter by J.K. Rowling on Display in the UK

Posted by: sue
August 09, 2005, 11:32 AM

A rare public display of original handwritten work by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is coming soon to the Seven Stories Centre in the UK. The Irish Examiner reports that

"Author JK Rowling has lent the new Seven Stories centre in Newcastle upon Tyne a hand-written draft of chapter sixContinued...

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Vote for German HBP Cover

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2005, 05:05 AM

Carlsen Verlag, the German publisher of the Harry Potter books, is giving the public a chance to vote on which of two covers will grace "Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz". Both covers are made by the illustrator Sabine Wilharm.


Goblet Confirmed as PG-13; Highest HP Rating to Date

Posted by: Melissa
August 08, 2005, 05:54 PM

WB has just confirmed that Goblet of Fire will carry a PG-13 rating in the US, for "sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images." This will be the first time an HP film was not rated PG.

Ralph Fiennes Makes "Voldemort" Face on US TV

Posted by: Melissa
August 08, 2005, 04:46 PM

Stephanie at sent us a transcript of Ralph Fiennes on Live With Regis and Kelly this morning, where he was promoting his new film, The Constant Gardener. She sent us a transcript, which you can read after the jump. Screencaps of Ralph making his "Voldemort face" are coming soon.Continued...


GoF Gets PG-13 in US?

Posted by: Melissa
August 08, 2005, 04:41 PM is reporting that GoF has been given a PG-13 rating for "sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images." (The supposed use of foul language is unconfirmed and unlikely.) We'll update you when we have more information.


Fiennes Committed to Fifth Potter Film; Talks Goblet on

Posted by: Melissa
August 08, 2005, 02:16 PM

Ralph Fiennes, who plays Lord Voldemort in the Goblet of Fire film, gave an interview to as part of press for The Constant Gardener, a new political thriller in which he stars.
He says he will play Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, whichContinued...


WB's "Grave" Goblet of Fire Mistake

Posted by: sue
August 07, 2005, 07:09 PM

Many readers have emailed us here at Leaky over this photo that appeared recently in Entertainment Weekly showing a scene from the upcoming Goblet of Fire film. The source of the uproar stemmed over the fact that in the photo Harry is shown standing in front of a grave with three names written on in, includingContinued...


Matthew Lewis Online Chat

Posted by: sue
August 07, 2005, 06:21 PM

MuggleNet will host a chat with actor Matthew Lewis who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. This chat will take place on Thursday, August 25th at 3pm BST / 10am EDT / 9am CDT. To submit questions you can send them to webchat-questions at chat dot mugglenet dot com. They ask that you include your name, location,Continued...

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Scholastic Half-Blood Prince Bookmarks

Posted by: sue
August 07, 2005, 06:05 PM

Scholastic has updated the "fun stuff" section of their Harry Potter site to include some cool new Half-Blood Prince bookmarks for you to print out. There is a set of two, one with the front and back covers of the regular edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , and the other featuringContinued...


New Noble Collection Wands and More

Posted by: sue
August 05, 2005, 10:18 PM

The Noble Collection has updated its Harry Potter collection with some stunning new products. There are some new wands (including Draco's and Dumbledore's), and even Lucius Malfoy's very cool walking stick that he carried in the Chamber of Secrets film. Check them out!
Dumbledore's Wand

Draco Malfoy'sContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Nominated for Quill Award

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2005, 01:57 PM

Author J.K. Rowling and her newest book have been nominated for a Quill literary award. According to their website, the Quill Awards " are a consumer-driven celebration of the written word created to inspire reading while promoting literacy." Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is nominated inContinued...

Actor Interviews

Interview with Roger Lloyd- Pack about Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2005, 01:33 PM

Actor Roger Lloyd -Pack has given a short new interview where he speaks about his role as Barty Crouch Sr. in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire movie. He notes that the part in the fourth Potter film was a "lovely jubbly job."

Enjoying a break with friends at his NorfolkContinued...


2006 GrandPre Calendar Images

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 08:54 PM

Reader Mary just sent us scans of the mini- and full-size 2006 GrandPre calendar, which is available via Amazon (small calendar, big calendar), or at our Cauldron Shop calendar page. There's a lot of new art, including some from OotP, so check it out - thank you Mary!
The Small Wall Calendar, 2006:
January: fromContinued...

HP Cast

Hello! to Katie

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 03:14 PM

Hello! Magazine features Katie Leung in its online issue. The article profiles Katie and reiterates the casting process, noting she beat approximately 4,000 other girls for the role.

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