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Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, John Cleese

Posted by: Edward
October 27, 2007, 03:43 PM

Actor John Cleese, who plays the ghost of Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (a.k.a. Nearly Headless Nick) in the Harry Potter films, celebrates his 68th birthday today. Happy Birthday John! Cheers!

LeakyLounge

Haunted Happenings Hit Leaky Lounge

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2007, 01:55 PM

It’s a spooky, kooky kind of day on the Leaky Lounge, the official forum of the Leaky Cauldron as we celebrate Halloween, Potter Style. Summon your inner Gryffindor, and with your bravery, prepare to meet all sorts of spooky fun and games for our Haunted Happenings event today. The Deathly Hallows HauntedContinued...

HBP Film

Apparate! More from Location Filming for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (Updated)

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2007, 01:38 PM

Continuing our series of reports from location filming for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” we have two more reports from dedicated readers Bobbie and Lizzie. Both were in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England for the second nightContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" DVD Released in Chile

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2007, 01:07 PM

The “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVD is apparently now available in Chile. You can see some screenshots of the opening menu here, and a (slightly blurry) video montage of this menu here via youtube.

As noted previously, the “Order of the Phoenix” DVD will be releasedContinued...

Leung

Katie Leung Wins Scottish Style Award (Updated)

Posted by: sue
October 27, 2007, 12:45 PM

A follow up this morning for you as Katie Leung was named Most Stylish Female in the Scottish Style Awards. Previously we told you the actress who portrays Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films had been nominated for this award, and she named winner last night at the awards ceremony held at the Old FruitmarketContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Released In Germany, France

Posted by: Edward
October 27, 2007, 01:43 AM

German and French fans of the Harry Potter series finally got their hands on translated editions of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” this week. The final book in author J. K. Rowling’s series went on sale at 12:01am on October 27th in German shops; many staying open to theContinued...

Wright

Bonnie Wright Lends Voice to Disney Channel Show

Posted by: Edward
October 26, 2007, 11:30 PM

Our Order partner BonnieWrightOnline.com let us know that Bonnie Wight is lending her voice to an episode of the Disney Channel program, “The Replacements.” Bonnie, who plays Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter films, guest stars on an episode entitled “London Calling,” whichContinued...

OotP Film

Rupert Grint to Attend OotP DVD Launch November 3; New Contest for UK Residents

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2007, 07:24 PM

Thanks to Order partner RupertGrint.net, we now can report that actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is confirmed to attend the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” press launch in London, England on November 3. Earlier we reported that actress EmmaContinued...

DH Film

Director Guillermo Del Toro Would be Interested in "Deathly Hallows" Film

DH Film
Posted by: sue
October 26, 2007, 07:04 PM

Direction Guillermo Del Toro has given a new interview to MTV where he speaks again of his interest in possibly helming a Harry Potter film, in particular the film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” Mr. Del Toro, who was approached for PrisonerContinued...

HBP Film

Updated: New "Half-Blood Prince" Location Filming Photos From Lacock, Including "The Babberton Arms" Sign

Posted by: sue
October 26, 2007, 06:42 PM

Night two of filming on location for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” continues in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England. TLC reader Lizzie sent in some additional photos from the scene, including one of a sign indicatingContinued...

Leaky

Movie Night In the Corner Booth

Posted by: Edward
October 26, 2007, 03:43 PM

Get your popcorn, jumbo cola, and Milk Duds at the ready! The Corner Booth is hosting the first of four Harry Potter movie nights beginning Friday, October 26th at 8 p.m. EST. Starting with the classic “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” join your fellow Corner Booth movie-goers who willContinued...

HBP Film

Dan Radcliffe, Michael Gambon Film Scenes in Lacock Tonight for "Half-Blood Prince" (Updated)

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2007, 09:48 PM

UPDATE: WE have a second report now from TLC reader Ettie who confirms that filming tonight was indeed of the scene at Slughorn’s home in “Budleigh Babberton,” where Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) and Harry (Dan Radcliffe) persuade the former PotionsmasterContinued...

Books

Rare First Edition of "Philosopher's Stone" Sells at Auction

Posted by: Edward
October 25, 2007, 09:05 PM

Christie’s Auction House in London, England recently put up a rare signed, first edition copy of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” for auction, which today sold for a staggering £19,700 ($40,420). The BBC reports, experts had estimated the value of thisContinued...

HBP Film

Photos from "Half-Blood Prince" Filming in Lacock: Home, Yew Hedges, and Props for a GraveYard

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2007, 06:21 PM

We have another great report from the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England where location filming for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” is set to begin this evening. TLC reader Pinkmoosely, who brought us one of the reports from last night, returnedContinued...

HBP Film

More on Location Filming for "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
October 25, 2007, 11:20 AM

Last night, TLC had two reports (and photo) from readers who were in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England where crews are preparing to film some scenes for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” They sent in their reports, noting that filming was due to begin tonightContinued...

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