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Michael Gambon in Eh Joe Coming to London

Posted by: Melissa
May 30, 2006, 10:17 AM

We told you last month about Michael Gambon's unusual performance in the title role of Eh Joe in Dublin's Beckett Centenary Festival. The play is now set to open in a limited run in London's West End, at the Duke of York's Theatre.

The 30-minute piece - in which Gambon never speaksContinued...


Dan Radcliffe 17th Birthday Fundraisers

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2006, 09:13 AM

Recently, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) wrote to fans asking that in lieu of gifts for his upcoming 17th birthday, donations be made in support of his favorite charity, Demelza House. As such, both, and have now both launched their annual birthday charity fundraisers.Continued...

HP Cast

New Photos of Dan, Emma, and Rupert from Bravo Awards

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2006, 09:05 AM

Page from let us know she has some nice new photos of the Trio winning their recent Bravo "Otto" Awards. You can see some good high res photos of Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron) on the set of Hogwarts, holding these awardsContinued...


PotterCast 41: Wizard Rock, Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2006, 05:22 PM

PotterCast 41 is out and it's a rocking good time:
In this show:

-Part 1 of the Lumos Limelight - Alex of The Remus Lupins (find him at - who will open for the LeakyMug in Vegas - joins the show to talk about life as a wizard rocker
-The Remus Lupins perform in the "studio"Continued...

CauldronShop: Hot Topic Clearance, Weasley Clock Watch, Dobby Mini-Bust

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2006, 02:27 PM

With graduations and Father's Day right around the corner, now is a good time to check out what's new in our Cauldron Shop, the spot for all your official Harry Potter products.
One great item is this fantastic Weasley Grandfather Clock Watch, just like the one seen inContinued...


Jim Dale Receives Equity Award

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2006, 06:00 PM

Jim Dale has been selected to recieve a Richard Seff Award from The Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, which is granted annually, recognizes "a female and male character actor, 50 years of age or older, for the best performance in a supporting role in a Broadway or off-Broadway production." Mr. DaleContinued...

OotP Film

Filming Begins in Scotland for Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
May 28, 2006, 08:00 AM

Second unit crews have begun filming in Scotland this week for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This is North Scotland reports that the crews are now on location filming in Glenfinnan, Glencoe, and Glen Etive. This involves filming for background shots, as well as scenes usingContinued...


Bloomsbury Purchases Methuen Drama Ltd.

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2006, 03:21 AM

Bloomsbury, publisher of the Harry Potter series in the U.K. has announced that it purchased Methuen Drama Ltd. on Thursday for £2.35 million ($4.4 million USD). In doing so, Bloomsbury has acquired the publishing rights for the works of such playrights as Oscar Wilde, including "The ImportanceContinued...


Dan Radcliffe NOT Attending Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 07:23 PM

Previously, it has been reported that actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) would be taking place in a special live show as part of the Queen's 80th birthday party on June 25. Tonight, both and are reporting that they have confirmed with Dan's reps thatContinued...

Happy Birthday, Helena Bonham Carter!

Posted by: Melissa
May 26, 2006, 02:51 PM

Happy Birthday to Helena Bonham Carter, who just joined the cast of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in the role of Bellatrix Lestrange!
Thanks, netmannmick!

Scholastic Updates with Book Five Downloads

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 09:35 AM has updated their Harry Potter website with new downloads for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which include wallpaper and a printable poster. Also the winners for the contest leading up to the release of HBP in paperback are now on the site. Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Website Opens for Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 08:56 AM

Back in March, we first told you that author J.K. Rowling would be attending a special party being held on June 25 in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday, and now the official website for the event has been launched. The Children's Party at the Palace website contains new information about the scheduleContinued...


Scientists Attempting to Make Invisibility Cloak Magic a Reality

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2006, 11:04 PM

Scientists are working on a way to make Harry's Invisibility Cloak a reality for all of us. CNN is reporting that researchers in England and the US are developing a blue print for making a cloak like the one Harry inherited from James, and have issued a call for help with obtainingContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Casting News: Helena Bonham Carter New Actress for Bellatrix, More

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2006, 09:17 AM

There has been a major casting change for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The role of Bellatrix Lestrange has been recast and Helena Bonham Carter (Mrs. Bucket, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) will now play the role of the Death Eater who causes such havoc at theContinued...


Calder of Bloomsbury: Book Seven "Likely" in 2007

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2006, 09:10 AM

Wire reports are now online of an interview with Liz Calder, Director of publishing at Bloomsbury, where she comments on JKR and the possibily of Book Seven coming next year. She does NOT say that a 2007 release is certain, but that she "hopes," and thinks it is "likely." J.K.Continued...

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