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Heyman

Harry Potter Producer David Heyman is One Smart Fellow

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 10:21 PM

"Entertainment Weekly" has released a list of the 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. Seeking to create a list of "of the people who are rocking the industry's world this year, the people with ideas – innovative, creative, dangerous, renegade ideas – who are changing the way movies are made,"Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.Rowling Donates Signed "Deathly Hallows" Book for Charity Raffle

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 12:47 PM

Author J.K. Rowling has donated an autographed copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for a charity raffle. The Scotsman reports that Jo donated this book to Trefoil House, an organization in Edinburgh, Scotland to help "much-needed funds for its work with children who haveContinued...

OotP Film

"Room of Requirement" Clip Online from OotP DVD

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 12:29 PM

IGN.com has a new behind the scenes clip online from the two-disc special edition of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD. Featuring the creating and filming of the Room of Requirement for the fifth Harry Potter film, this video features new interviews with actors Matt Lewis (NevilleContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 12:58 AM

There is celebrating to be had, as the calendar on JKRowling.com now reads "Happy Birthday, Bill Weasley." Cheers Bill!

Thanks Bel!

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Wins Writer's Guild Award

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2007, 12:36 AM

The Writer’s Guild of Great Britain recently honored Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling with a special award. The List.co.uk reports that actress Joan Collins presented the award to JKR, which celebrated her Outstanding Contribution to Children’s Writing. Congratulations Jo!

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Appearances,Casting Updates

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2007, 11:13 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs has been cast in a new BBC film based on one of the first British sitcoms. The Guardian reports that Jason will appear in "The Curse of Steptoe," playing Harry H Corbett. This film is based on "interviews with colleagues, friends and family "of the two actors of the Steptoe and Son seriesContinued...

Charity

More Pics of Beedle the Bard, Leaky's Special Children's Voice Drive

Posted by: Melissa
November 28, 2007, 06:39 PM

A copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard has now been on display in New York, and we have scanned portions of the copies of the Sotheby’s catalog accompanying it, which you can now see in our galleries. We’ve only shown the cover, parts of J.K. Rowling’s internalContinued...

Filmmaker Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Alfonso Cuaron

Posted by: Edward
November 28, 2007, 03:31 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Alfonso Cuarón, the director of “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban,” who is today celebrating his 46th birthday. Cheers, Alfonso!

Leung

Katie Leung Donates Art for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2007, 02:54 PM

Actress Katie Leung has donated this piece of art for a charity auction today in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scotsman reports Katie donated this piece to benefit the Prince's Trust Charity. Katie said of her work:

"The meaning behind my drawing shows the two birds encouraging and supporting each otherContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Filming Updates with Emma Watson, Alan Rickman News

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2007, 02:16 PM

Two pieces of news relating to filming for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Emma Watson’s official website has been updated to state the actress will begin filming her role as Hermione Granger on December 18. Also, the BBC has posted a new feature about “BalletContinued...

HP Cast

Katie Leung and Evanna Lynch Attend "Golden Compass" Premiere in London

Posted by: Edward
November 27, 2007, 11:18 PM

Actresses Katie Leung (Cho Chang) and Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) were in attendance at the world premiere of “The Golden Compass” tonight at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England. Photos of the pair posing on the red carpet have started to appear online,Continued...

Fans

A League of their Own: Quidditch and US Colleges

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2007, 04:20 PM

We have a fun bit of news for you, as the USA Today has a lengthy feature on the rise in popularity of Quidditch at colleges here in the States. Focusing on the team at Middlebury College, the paper notes the college saw an "Intercollegiate Quidditch World Cup Fall Festival" complete with "banners,Continued...

Rickman

Rickman, Bonham Carter Talk "Harry Potter" and "Sweeney Todd"

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2007, 03:17 PM

While in London recently promoting their new film “Sweeney Todd,” IESB.net reports that actors Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter also mentioned their roles in the Harry Potter films. Actress Helena Bonham Carter states yet again that she will be back as Bellatrix LestrangeContinued...

HBP Film

No Lourdes in HBP

Posted by: Melissa
November 27, 2007, 02:17 PM

A rumor has cropped up in recent weeks claiming that singer Madonna’s daughter Lourdes had been considered for a part in HBP. This is false, the WB has told TLC. She will not be in the film.

PotterCast

PotterCast 126: “Fred the Armadillo”

Posted by: Edward
November 27, 2007, 05:23 AM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here this week bringing you good tidings and a call for your Holiday filks! In this episode we have for you some new Fan Thoughts in addition to a Bit by Bit, where we pick up with chapter five of “Deathly Hallows,” and the latest installment of Phoenix Files.Continued...

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