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Video Clip of Luna Hopefuls on Reuters

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2006, 09:39 AM

Reuters has posted a video clip of the queue of girls waiting to be seen for Luna Lovegood auditions in London on Saturday. (The Leaky Cauldron takes NO responsibility for the reporter's mistaken comment about Daniel Radcliffe!)
Thanks, Jyothi!

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes Talks About Voldemort and GoF on Bravo TV

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2006, 10:25 PM

Actor Ralph Fiennes just appeared on Bravo's program "Inside the Actor's Studio," where he discussed several of the noteworthy roles in his film and stage career. He spoke briefly about playing Lord Voldemort, and gave details about how the look of the character wasContinued...


JKR's Romania Visit is Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2006, 06:13 PM

Earlier this week, we told you that J.K. Rowling was expected to attend a dinner on January 25 in Bucharest, as part of the charity event "Romania for Europe's children." Today's Bucharest Daily News confirms that our favorite author, who became a member of the organization just a week ago, willContinued...

Fiennes Interviews

Ralph Fiennes Talks About Character and Costume

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2006, 11:34 AM

In today's New York Times magazine, there is a gorgeous Style spread featuring Ralph Fiennes. In the accompanying article, Mr. Fiennes discusses establishing character without a single word, through the character's clothing and appearance. Here's a snippet of the Voldemort bit:



Stephen Fry to Trace His Family History on BBC2

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2006, 11:22 PM

Stephen Fry, narrator of the British version of the Harry Potter audiobooks, is slated to appear on the BBC2 television program "Who Do You Think You Are?" on Wednesday, January 25 at 9:00 p.m. The program features "well-known figures" as they research their family histories.Continued...


Widget Update: DVD Countdown Widget, News Widget for Windows Update

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2006, 05:52 PM

So many people asked for this right after we found out the DVD release date, that our widget guy, Chris Chang, got right on it: Our Mac Dashboard and Yahoo! Widget Engine, which used to be Konfabulator and is supported by Windows and Mac.
Note: Yahoo!/Konfabulator users have to haveContinued...


New Ron, Hermione Dolls Coming Soon From Tonner

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2006, 03:39 PM

The new issue of "Dolls" Magazine has a feature on the Harry Potter doll collection from Tonner Dolls. This article hightlights the process of making these dolls, including an explanation that the dolls are based on the characters as portrayed in the films. There is also news that new costumesContinued...

OotP Film

Thousands of Luna Hopefuls Line the London Streets

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2006, 09:13 AM

BBC News reports that this morning's open call for Luna Lovegood brought thousands of hopefuls to Storey's Gate, clogging the streets of London for awhile.

"A spokeswoman said an "other-worldly" quality was needed to play the part.
"Luna views the world very differently.Continued...


Cauldron Shop Update: Mad-Eye, Scarves, Goblet DVD and More

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2006, 03:33 PM

huffscarfthumb.jpgIt's been awhile since we've done one of these, so this one's gonna be a doozy; we've added a ton of stuff to the more than 1,250 items at The Cauldron Shop, so here's a rundown of what's new, notable and or newly available:


Exclusive Interview with Brendan Gleeson!

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2006, 11:56 AM

Leaky reader Catherine from Dublin was kind enough to send us an exclusive report, including a short interview with Brendan Gleeson, from the red carpet premiere of "Breakfast on Pluto," which took place in Dublin this week. Mr. Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) and Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) were amongContinued...


Rickman Fans Start Charity Drive

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2006, 11:13 AM

Jayna from informed us today that "we Alan Rickman fans have taken it upon ourselves to band together and start a charity drive in honor of Mr. Rickman's fast-approaching 60th birthday (Editor's note: Mr. Rickman will turn 60 on February 21, 2006). We are trying to raise $500 forContinued...

Film Awards

Goblet of Fire Wins Golden Tomato Award

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2006, 09:20 AM

Film Site Rotten Tomatoes has handed out their yearly awards, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire received their Golden Tomato award in the category of "Best Reviewed Sci-Fi/Fantasy of 2005." These awards are given " to recognize the year's best-reviewed films." Goblet wasContinued...


Jim Dale Named Children's Audiobook Narrator of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2006, 09:14 PM

Publisher's Weekly has named Jim Dale, narrator of the US Harry Potter audiobooks, Children's Audiobook Narrator of the Year. In a short question and answer article in that publication's January 2 issue, Mr. Dale discusses winning a GRAMMY award, what he most enjoys about recordingContinued...


Katie Leung Nominated for Asian Excellence Award

Posted by: sue
January 11, 2006, 08:16 PM

Actress Katie Leung has been nominated by the "Asian Exellence Awards" for her performance as Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Katie is nominated in the category of "Outstanding Newcomer." This category is open to the public and you can vote for Katie via thisContinued...


Back to School for Actor Matthew Lewis

Posted by: sue
January 11, 2006, 02:53 PM

The Yorkshire Post has a new interview with actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) who talks about school; both his real life classes and the magical on -screen school of Hogwarts. In this article, the young actor speaks about the need to keep up with his schoolwork, as he does not know what the futureContinued...

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