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Cuaron Interviews

Alfonso Cuaron on Directing Film Seven: "Something Sweet"

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 08:18 AM

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron recently attended the BAFTAs last week in London, and was asked about the rumors of him returning to helm the film version of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." In a new video interview, Mr. Cuaron replied that while he had not heardContinued...

Radcliffe

"Equus" Director Talks Dan Radcliffe and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:46 AM

The Independent newspaper has a new interview with, Thea Sharrock, the director of the play "Equus," which stars Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). The paper notes that that there has been "£1m in advance ticket sales" in anticipationContinued...

Products

New Harry Potter Chess Set and Magazine

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2007, 07:34 AM

Many readers emailed to say a new Harry Potter Chess set and Magazine is due this year. Apparently this magazine is available only in the U.K. and will be published weekly, containing new tips and tricks to playing a better game of chess. The pieces in this game are based on the set seen in the film HarryContinued...

Isaacs Interviews

Jason Isaacs on Playing Lucius Malfoy: "Unalloyed Nazi Evil"

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2007, 04:40 PM

As we've told you previously, actor Jason Isaacs is currently appearing in a West End production of Harold Pinter's play "The Dumb Waiter." The London Theatre Guide has a new interview where Jason talks about this play, his past work in theatre, as well as about his roleContinued...

Happy Valentine's Day

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2007, 04:06 PM

It's the annual day of hearts and flowers, so squish someone you love today! Oh, and we found this card lying around the Leaky offices for you, too. We love you all, it's true.
Have a great one and stay warm, everyone! And if you're looking for some fun Valentine's Harry Potter material, check out our latestContinued...

Products

New NECA "Leaky Cauldron" Sign Due This Summer

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2007, 03:47 PM

A bit of a confession now...This editor fully admits that out of the many many new fantastic Harry Potter products that have been previewed here in the past couple of days, I am most excited by this new Leaky Cauldron sign due from NECA (closer look here.) Fans will remember of course, this sign hangsContinued...

Cards Inc. Previews New Dementor Figure

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2007, 12:01 PM

The photos of the new Harry Potter related products due this year continue to appear on the line, the latest now a new Dementor figure from Cards Inc. On their website you can see several photos of this frightening creature via this link. Last month we first told you about the NECA edition of this actionContinued...

OotP Film

Luna and Harry Photo from Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2007, 09:01 AM

Many of you wrote to let us know about a new photo of Harry (Dan Radcliffe) and Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." You can view a small scan of the photo here. We are trying to find out what magazine this is from, as well as obtainContinued...

OotP Film

New Photo of Grieving Harry from Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2007, 12:40 PM

A new photo has surfaced online from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This photo seems to show a bloodied, and grieving Harry (Dan Radcliffe), most likely in the emotional aftermath of the battle in the Ministry of Magic. To view this photo, click here. Please note:Continued...

Products

NECA Release Schedule, HP Trading Cards, HP Scene It? Tin, Lego Castle Images, More

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 04:55 PM

Well the Harry Potter Product watch continues again with another sizeable update for you on many of the new products due this year.
First up: TLC reader Alex let us know new HP 3-D trading cards are due to ship in April of this year. This set of new cards "set featuresContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 76 Feels the Love

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2007, 12:54 PM

A big Brit announcement and love all around are in this week's PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, which is now available. listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. Notes and more info:
-PotterCast will be having a live podcast in LondonContinued...

OotP Film

First Look at Aberforth in The Hog's Head from OotP

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 12:27 PM

We have our first look at Aberforth, the barman at the Hog's Head pub in as seen in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. You can see a low quality photo of him, here. As TLC first told you last April, Aberforth Dumbledore, the brother of Professor Albus Dumbledore,Continued...

Toys

Hogwarts Castle of Cards

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:36 AM

There was more information released today about one of the many new Harry Potter products due this summer as part of the release of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Klutz, a division of Scholastic and maker of "books plus" for children, has issued a press release detailing their new "BuildingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Scholastic Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:18 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, has updated their site with a new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" poster that you can download and print out at home. The poster features the current black and white placeholder art for the book, with the titleContinued...

Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff Talks "Cashback," Quidditch and Life after Potter

Posted by: sue
February 11, 2007, 09:14 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff, known for his role as Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, is the subject of a new interview in the Scotsman where he discusses landing a part in the Harry Potter films, and what happened as his character was written out of the third movie. Sean relaysContinued...

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