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J.K. Rowling

Daily Mail Notes J.K. Rowling's Spending

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2006, 07:40 PM

The Daily Mail has published a new profile on J.K. Rowling that details that upon which it says J.K. Rowling spends her money; it also details the generous nature of the Harry Potter author. The article highlights that while Jo has achieved impressive financial success from the books, she "has quietlyContinued...


Emma and Dan Receive Prefect- Worthy School Marks

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2006, 07:17 PM

In a show that would indeed make Hermione proud, Yahoo news is reporting that actress Emma Watson has earned top marks in school after sitting her GCSEs earlier this summer. Ms. Watson received eight A*s and two As for her test results. Dan Radcliffe (Harry) also earned "three A-grades in hisContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint Talks Driving; Back for Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2006, 08:28 AM

The Daily Record has a new interview today with actor Rupert Grint who discusses his role as Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter movies, as well as his new film, Driving Lessons. Rupert, who is currently celebrating his 18th birthday, discusses his age for the final two Harry Potter films,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2006, 08:21 AM

Everyone, please join us as we wish actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) a very Happy 18th Birthday! Cheers Rupert!

Happy Birthday, Stephen Fry

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2006, 08:17 AM

Today Stephen Fry, the narrator of the U.K. Harry Potter audio books, is celebrating his 49th birthday. Happy Birthday Stephen!


Display of JKR Handwritten Chapter to End Soon

Posted by: sue
August 23, 2006, 03:44 PM

Last August, we first told you that a handwritten draft of chapter six from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone would be on public display at the Seven Stories Centre in the UK. The Journey from Platform Nine and Three Quarters draft from J.K. Rowling will now soon be pulled from exhibit,Continued...

HP Cast

Jessica Stevenson Said to be Joining Phoenix Cast

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2006, 02:40 PM

Empire Online and others are reporting today that British actress Jessica Stevenson (Bridget Jones's Diary, Shaun of the Dead) has been cast in the role of Mafalda Hopkirk, from the Improper Use of Magic Office, in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. We are trying to verify thisContinued...

Film Awards

"Magic Works" from GoF Soundtrack Nominated for Award

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2006, 09:44 PM

The World Soundtrack Award nominations have been announced, and a song from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire soundtrack was among those listed. "Magic Works," with music and lyrics by Jarvis Cocker, was nominated in the "Best Original Song Written for Film" category.Continued...


Alan Rickman Interview Due on BBC Radio

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2006, 08:48 AM

Actor Alan Rickman will be a guest on the BBC Radio 4 show "The Film Programme" Friday, Sept 1. According to the Radio Times website, "Chris Tookey talks to Alan Rickman about his role in Snow Cake, a powerful drama in which he plays a road accident survivor who befriends an autistic woman."Continued...


Live, Scholastic Podcast Now Available on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2006, 12:44 AM

The live, official Harry Potter podcasts that Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet) and I (for Leaky!) did in July are now all available for download on iTunes right here. We met nearly 1,000 of you at these events, starting at Anderson's in Naperville, IL, and going to BarnesContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2006, 10:00 PM

The calendar on has been updated to wish a Happy Birthday to Percy Weasley.

Film Awards

"Goblet of Fire" Wins at Teen Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2006, 09:55 PM

The Teen Choice Awards were presented last night on Fox, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was named the winner in the "Choice Movie: Drama" category. Congratulations! Thanks Paul!

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Release Date Bumped Up Down Under

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2006, 07:38 PM

WB just confirmed that the release date of the Harry Potter of the Order of the Phoenix film, formerly set for Sept. 6 in Australia, has been moved up to July 12 there - even before it hits the US and UK. Hooray for our Aussie friends!

OotP Film

New Dan Radcliffe, Katie Leung, and David Yates Interview on Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
August 21, 2006, 07:12 AM

There is a new interview today with Dan Radcliffe (Harry), Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and director David Yates, who all discuss filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Several new pieces of information are included in this lengthy interview, includingContinued...


PotterCast #52: Neville's Hair

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2006, 02:00 AM

The 52nd show of (the now-Podcast Award winning!) PotterCast, is now up! But first - if you haven't yet, go over to to see the video of our live NYC show!
In this PotterCast, Matt Lewis is back for the second of this three parts and he talks about his hair, his fat suit, and how, if his head ever getsContinued...

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