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JKR Interviews

Harry Potter Author J.K.Rowling Interview with GirlGuiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 29, 2006, 02:26 PM

A few weeks ago, we first told you there would be a new interview due with author J.K. Rowling and GirlGuiding Scotland. Included with a group of over 100 women, this interview with JKR is part of a "campaign by Girlguiding Scotland to inspire young women and girlsContinued...


PotterCast Call-In Reminder

Posted by: Melissa
April 27, 2006, 09:31 PM

Quick reminder to PotterCast peeps: You have until tomorrow to call us with your response to this week's Canon Conundrum topic: Who else was at Godric's Hollow the night Harry's parents were murdered? To do so, hit us up at:

Skype Username: PotterCast
Voicemail #: In the US: 1.702.42.53259 (1.702.42.LEAKY)Continued...

Deadline for Lumos Art Gallery Approaching

Posted by: Melissa
April 27, 2006, 09:21 PM

Hey Lumos attendees (have you sent your RSVP for the live podcast to yet?) - if you would like your art showcased at the conference's art gallery, you have until May 15 to submit it. The gallery is for amateurs and pros, and subjects may range from Harry Potter to science fictionContinued...


Order of the Phoenix Countdown Now Desktop Item and Widget

Posted by: Melissa
April 27, 2006, 04:12 PM

As promised, our Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix countdown and news reader (seen at right) is now available for you in yet more convenient ways; now can get it as a widget, as a item on your desktop, or for your MySpace, Blog, or other Web site (except LiveJournal). Chris ChangContinued...

Rankin Interviews

Chris Rankin Talks About OotP, Percy and Wuthering Heights

Posted by: Melissa
April 27, 2006, 12:02 PM

ICSurrey Online has a new interview with Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley), who is now appearing as Edgar Linton in a production of Wuthering Heights currently touring the U.K. In the interview, the actor discusses being cast as the (Big) Head Boy, Percy's hunger for power andContinued...

Rickman Interviews

Silencio! Alan Rickman Refuses to Talk Snape

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2006, 11:37 AM

UK newspaper The Express has a new quote today from actor Alan Rickman regarding his role as the nefarious Potionsmaster Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films. When asked if he thought that his character "will turn out ultimately to be a good or bad guy," Mr. Rickman responded:

"I neverContinued...


New Mini- Series on BBC for Jason Isaacs

Posted by: sue
April 26, 2006, 09:22 PM

The BBC announced today that actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) would be starring in a new six part mini-series called "State Within." In what is being called a "high octane, complex, action-packed conspiracy thriller", Jason has the lead role of Mark Brydon, the British Ambassador toContinued...


Prague Philharmonic Releases CD of Music From the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 09:15 PM

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by James Fitzpatrick, has released a new CD entitled "Music From the Harry Potter Films." The CD's fifteen tracks include selections composed by both John Williams and Patrick Doyle, and showcase music fromContinued...


WB: McManus as Aberforth, "Very Minor Role"

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 05:00 PM

Last week we revealed that Jim McManus would play Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; today WB said that Jim's role is "very minor," which should allay some of the crazy speculation over the meaning of McManus being cast as it relates to book/film seven. If theContinued...


Tony Maudsley to Play Grawp in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
April 26, 2006, 01:34 PM

Leaky is happy to reveal that Tony Maudsley is confirmed to portray Grawp in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, representatives for the actor confirmed to Leaky today. The role is that of Hagrid's giant half-brother that he brings back from his travels. GrawpContinued...

OotP Film

Nicholas Hooper Rumored to Score Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
April 25, 2006, 09:06 PM

HPANA originally reported, and now Digital Spy has seconded, that director David Yates's longtime friend Nicholas Hooper will score Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As always, these things are up in the air until confirmed by an official source, but this oneContinued...

Cover Art

Cover Art to Half-Blood Prince Paperback

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2006, 09:55 AM

Scholastic has released the cover art for the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which you can see in our galleries, here. Looking very similar to the original, Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback here in the US on July 25; the UK paperback from Bloomsbury is dueContinued...

Grint Interviews

Grint Talks DA Scenes in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
April 24, 2006, 03:04 PM

As part of the upcoming release of Driving Lessons, we have seen several recent interviews with actor Rupert Grint; the newest one now with MTV. Rupert, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films, discusses scenes he is currently filming for Phoenix, in particular one sequence in the RoomContinued...

Film Awards

Goblet of Fire Receives Three MTV Movie Award Nominations

Posted by: Melissa
April 24, 2006, 11:08 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been nominated for three MTV Movie Awards, in the categories "Best On-Screen Team" (Daniel Radclifffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson), "Best Villain" (Ralph Fiennes) and "Best Hero" (Daniel Radcliffe). Voting online or viaContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint Talks About Driving Lessons and OotP

Posted by: Melissa
April 24, 2006, 10:36 AM has a new interview with Rupert Grint, in which the actor discusses his new film Driving Lessons , the progress of the OotP shoot, working with Julie Walters (Mrs. Weasley) on both films, leaving school, playing the didgeridoo and much more. Here's a quote about hisContinued...

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