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OotP Film

Rupert Grint Mentions Rumors of Chris Columbus Returning to Direct Potter Films Six and Seven

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 08:48 PM

While in LA recently to promote the release of his new film "Driving Lessons" actor Rupert Grint gave several new interviews, including this new video interview with where Rupert also discussed working on Harry Potter and theContinued...

Happy Birthday, Filius Flitwick!

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2006, 07:46 PM

The desk calendar at has been updated to wish Charms Professor and Head of Ravenclaw House, Filius Flitwick a happy birthday. Accio cherry syrup and soda with ice and umbrella! Swish and flick!

The Cauldron Shop

Harry Potter Halloween Costumes in Stock at Cauldron Shop

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 07:00 PM

With Halloween just around the corner, now is the time to stock up on your Harry Potter costumes. In stock this week at our Cauldron shop are a new Hagrid Adult costume, plus great Goblet of Fire "Task 1" and "Task 3" Harry Potter costumes for kids. Looking for accessoriesContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rumor Revisited: Disney and a Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 02:13 PM

There is a new story online which drags up the long rumored report of a possible Harry Potter theme park and Disney. is reporting today that author J.K. Rowling has signed a letter of intent to discuss the possibility of Harry Potter and a Disney theme park venture. Quotage:Continued...

HBP Film

Terry Gilliam: First Two Potter Films "Missed the Magic of it"

Posted by: sue
October 16, 2006, 07:41 AM

Director Terry Gilliam has given two new interviews where he discusses the Harry Potter films and his possible involvement in film six. Shooting down previous rumors that he might direct Half-Blood Prince, Mr. Gilliam says he will not be directing either of the last two films becauseContinued...


PotterCast 59 Ready for Download

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2006, 02:19 AM

Our newly featured-by-Apple Harry Potter podcast for this week is live, and it's full of theory, awesome announcements, and listener challenges. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-PotterCast has been chosenContinued...


TLC's Crafty Costume Accessories Contest

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2006, 12:42 PM

C'mon and get crafty everyone! Just as Halloween is right around the corner and we are starting to think about our costumes, Leaky is happy to announce our newest event in the Cauldron: The Costume Accessories Contest. If you are planning on dressing up for the holiday Potter style, or even preparingContinued...


"Extras" Airdate on HBO Set for January, 2007

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2006, 05:56 PM

The "Extras" episode featuring guest-star Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is set to air here in the States early next year. Both and are reporting that the new season of the Ricky Gervais comedy program will begin airing Sunday nights on cable station HBO atContinued...

OotP Film

Grawp to be Live Actor Animated Character in OotP

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2006, 01:07 PM

The New York Times has a new feature online about the use of new computer technology to create characters in motion pictures, and mentions the upcomng Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. In this article about a company called Image Metrics, they mention the use of their computer skillsContinued...


Leaky Lounge Rocks This Halloween

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2006, 10:50 AM

Our Leaky Lounge is set for some rockin' fun this Halloween, as some early tricks or treats are now hidden in our forum. Running today through Halloween, you can find some randomly hidden tricks or treats in the discussion threads of our forum, with new surprises appearing several times during the day.


Equus Update: Rehearsals Scheduled; Staging News; Director Interview

Posted by: Melissa
October 13, 2006, 10:27 AM

We have told you that Daniel Radcliffe will be starring with Richard Griffiths in a new West End production of "Equus" next year. The Daily Mail is now reporting that rehearsals for the play will begin on January 3, 2007 and will have a 16 week run "at theContinued...


PotterCast Reminders: Submit your Canon Conundrums Feedback and Questions for the Official Video Games Producers

Posted by: Melissa
October 12, 2006, 12:08 PM

The next PotterCast will be back to its normal tricks, with tons of theory discussion, interviews and more, but since it's been two weeks since we said it, here's a reminder: Call in your answer to the Canon Conundrums questionContinued...

OotP Film

Rupert Grint Talks Thestrals and More about OotP

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2006, 10:24 AM

Actor Rupert Grint has given a new interview while in New York for the premiere of his film "Driving Lessons" where he discusses a few of the scenes in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. He says they will wrap up filming in November, and will start filming Harry PotterContinued...


Concept Art for the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 10:45 PM

Dermot Power, who created the concept art for the last three Harry Potter films, has updated his website with some of the fantastic pieces he made for the recent movies. At this link, you can see some of his work for Goblet of Fire, Prisoner of Azkaban, and Chamber of Secrets. Some examples of his art includeContinued...

Bonham Carter

New Interview with Helena Bonham Carter in "Easy Living"

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 01:22 PM

Actress Helena Bonham Carter is profiled in the new November issue of "Easy Living" magazine. While much of the interview focuses on her relationship with director Tim Burton, motherhood, turning 40 and more, Ms. Carter briefly mentions her role as Bellatrix Lestrange in the upcomingContinued...

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