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OotP Film

More on Imelda Staunton as Umbridge in OotP

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2005, 06:43 AM

Previously we told you actress Imelda Staunton was rumored to be cast in the part of Dolores Umbridge in the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Today ,readers Neil and Bianca wrote us and said the actress just appeared on ITV's "This Morning" program and confirmedContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday Michael Gambon

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2005, 06:36 AM

Today actor Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) is celebrating a very happy 65th birthday. Cheers Michael!

PotterCast

PotterCast: Show #9!

Posted by: Melissa
October 19, 2005, 12:09 AM

PotterCast Show #9 is now available from all the usual spots! This week's show:
-We return to HP Production Designer Stuart Craig for more movie five
and more chatting
-The fan interview delves into the secret past of Zacharias Smith
-Do the Hippogriff!
-How we do the show, and how you can do your own
-More HarryHorcrux theory:Continued...

GoFFilm

Stunning New Goblet of Fire Photos

Posted by: sue
October 18, 2005, 10:06 PM

Our friends at MuggleNet have posted a whopping 64 new photos from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. There are many new photos, including closer views of the masked Death Eaters rampaging through the Qudditch World Cup camp ruins, several new ones of Rita (check out the green Quill!),Continued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Original Drafts Featured on UK Television Show

Posted by: sue
October 18, 2005, 01:38 PM

Earlier this summer, we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was donating some original hand-written work for display at the Centre for Children's Books in the UK. Reader Wendy let us know that a television program is set to air on Channel Five in the UK that will show these drawings.Continued...

Leaky

Julie Comes to Leaky!

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2005, 08:10 PM

As those of you who were around here an eon ago remember, we not-so-recently put out a call for editors. We're very proud to announce our first new editor from that bunch, Julie Tynion, who was just too sweet, too persistent, too knowledgeable, and too enthusiastic for us to turn away. We hope you'll join us in welcomingContinued...

GoFFilm

Straight from Durmstrang: Tolga Safer, Karkaroff's Aide

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2005, 11:21 PM

As you've probably noticed from pictures, Igor Karkaroff's movie incarnation travels around with an aide. We recently had the chance to interview the actor who plays him, Tolga Safer, who shared some great inside stories about working on set, Mike Newell, how he got his role, whatContinued...

Products

Potter Products O'Plenty

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2005, 07:24 PM

While the calendar may say it's only October, many retailers are unveiling new Harry Potter products in time for all your holiday shopping needs. In addition to the Goblet of Fire tie-in books, posters, Legos, Video Games, Trading Cards, and Scene-It DVD game we told you about previously (phew!), additional new PotterContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday Professor Flitwick!

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2005, 06:56 PM

The calendar on JKRowling.com has been updated to note October 17th as Professor Filius Flitwick's Birthday! Cheers Professor!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Released in China, Portugal

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2005, 06:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has now been released in two more countries over the weekend; China and Portugal. In China, some 800,000 copies of the book were distributed at bookstores where eager fans snapped up the copies of Book Six. In Portugal, many fans got their long awaitedContinued...

Movies

Commercial for WB Special with Phelps Twins, Bonnie Wright

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2005, 06:10 PM

Previously, we told you about an upcoming special WB is running about the Harry Potter films on October 29th with actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred & George) who will host this program. Hpana has now gotten hold of some video of the commercialContinued...

GoFFilm

Goblet of Fire Photos Galore!

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2005, 11:27 AM

Univers de Harry Potter let us know they have posted a batch of new, good quality photos from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. There are new photos of Harry with Cedric, Dumbledore, Mad-Eye, a hilarious one of Crabbe and Mad-Eye Moody and more. Click here to view.
Veritaserum has posted two new behind theContinued...

GoFFilm

Additional Magazine Articles on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2005, 08:40 PM

There are two more magazine articles out now to add to your collection on the upcoming Goblet of Fire movie; Sci Fi and House & Garden. The December issue of "Sci Fi" magazine has a feature on Goblet of Fire called "Playing with Fire." Most of the interviews with PotterContinued...

Video Games

More Goblet of Fire Videogame Info

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2005, 08:15 PM

IGN has now posted a new interview and screenshots about the PSP version of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire videogame. They do reveal there are some features for the new game found only on the portable playstation version.

Are there any features in the PSP game that aren't in the other formats?Continued...

GoFFilm

Movie Sites Start Selling Goblet Tickets

Posted by: Melissa
October 14, 2005, 04:20 PM

Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com have started selling Goblet of Fire tickets in some selected areas. Go see if you can book your seat already!

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