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Goblet of Fire Nominated for Two Satellite Awards

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2005, 09:51 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received two nominations at the Satellite Awards. Jany Temime was nominated for her fabulous costumes for Goblet in the category of "Outstanding Costume Design." Musician Jarvis Cocker was nominated for his song "Magic Works" inContinued...


Emma Thompson Decorates Walking Stick for Charity

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2005, 09:38 AM

Emma Thomson and other entertainment, music and sports celebrities have decorated walking sticks for an online charity auction. The money raised will aid the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF), a British charity providing information on disability equipment. Commenting on her creation, Ms. ThompsonContinued...

OotP Film

Robbie Coltrane: Not Signed Yet for Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2005, 09:25 AM

Actor Robbie Coltrane has given a new interview with Manchester Online, where he discusses his role as Rebeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. He says that he is still unsure if he will be back in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film, noting: "We don't know yet.Continued...


PotterCast Video Special: NY Red Carpet Interviews in iPod Format

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2005, 09:08 PM

The interviews from the Goblet of Fire red carpet in NYC we posted here and on MuggleNet have now been fused into one large file made available on our usual iTunes podcast feeds, so that those of you with a video iPod can simply play it there. This video features interviews withContinued...


PotterCast Live Call-in Show Scheduled for Sat. Dec 10

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2005, 02:45 PM

We announced on the last PotterCast that we would be doing a live call-in show: well, if you're interested, we'll be taking calls this Saturday, Dec. 10, 4pm to 6pm Eastern Time. That's 9pm to 11pm in England, and 1pm to 3pm in California. At that time, John, Sue and I will be hangingContinued...


Jim Dale Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2005, 11:59 AM

Nominations for the 48th GRAMMY Awards were announced today, and we are pleased to report that Jim Dale has received his fourth nomination, for his recording of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The nomination is in Category 76, Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Dale's fellow nominees in this categoryContinued...

OotP Film

Julie Walters to Return in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2005, 06:25 AM

Actress Julie Walters has said in a new interview that she will be returning in the role of Molly Weasley for the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Our friends at Film Focus were able to speak with the actress recently where she confirmed the news, saying:

"It looks like it,Continued...

Leaky-Reader Designed Knight Bus Shirt Available Now at the Cauldron Shop

Posted by: Melissa
December 07, 2005, 09:55 AM

A while ago, you all designed this "I solemnly swear that I am up to no good" T-shirt by interacting in our forum with a rep from Warner Bros. who is constantly taking your suggestions for Potter products. That shirt sold out in a few hours and was spotted at bookContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Excerpts from J.K. Rowling Radio Interview

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2005, 01:50 PM

The print edition of the Radio Times has an excerpt from the upcoming BBC Radio4 interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and Stephen Fry. In this excerpt, Jo speaks more about how the events in Book Six will tie into Book Seven.

SF Is it really true that you've got it [the end of the story]Continued...


PotterCast #16 Now Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2005, 01:42 PM

PotterCast #16 is up and available for download! In this show:

Updates on the Holiday FilkCast Contest (don't fill out holiday cards while listening!)
-The mods talk Cauldron Shop for Christmas
-Mike Newell on what it's like trying to please all of us!
-Leaky's new, dash-free address, just for yourContinued...

Gleeson On Teaching and More

Posted by: Melissa
December 06, 2005, 09:52 AM

The Houston Chronicle has an interview with Brendan Gleeson, in which he discusses teaching in real life and in film (the actor is the first member of the HP cast who actually was a teacher). He also talks about fleshing out Moody's character with the help of his four sons, and the inspiration behind the appearanceContinued...


A Horcrux Restored: Tom Riddle's Diary Comes to Life Online

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 11:12 PM

Our own B.K. let us know about this one: Tom Riddle's Diary is alive online, thanks to IceGreen Technologies. Spooky.


Rumors Fly About Harry's Fate

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 09:25 PM

The ever-so-trustworthy British tabloids are running wild with an ambiguous quote from Jim Dale, the voice of the American editions of the HP books, that says what we all know: That J.K. Rowling may kill Harry in book seven.
(Hint: She also may not.)

The Mirror says "the revelation will shock millions of die-hardContinued...

Happy Birthday, Hagrid!

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 06:47 PM

J.K. Rowling's website has been updated to remind us that December 6 is Hagrid's birthday. Cheers, Hagrid! Enjoy your rock cake, and please take it easy on the mulled mead.

HP Cast

Gleeson Apparates at Dublin Fundraiser

Posted by: Melissa
December 05, 2005, 12:12 PM

Reader Catherine wrote to share with us her eyewitness account of Brendan Gleeson's appearance at a Harry Potter-themed event held in Dublin to aid Chernobyl Children's Project International.

"It was a truly authentic Evening at Hogwarts, which apparated at Trinity College, Dublin - the DiningContinued...

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