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Actor Interviews

Toby Jones Talks Dobby In "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
November 27, 2007, 04:03 AM

Actor Toby Jones, who provides his voice to the digitally created character of Dobby in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” film, is the subject of a new interview online from MTV. In this interview, Mr. Jones discusses his desire to again give his voice to the house elf in the seventhContinued...

Contests

New Contest from Brazil to Visit "Half-Blood Prince" Set

Posted by: Edward
November 27, 2007, 02:16 AM

A new contest has been announced in Brazil for one lucky winner from that country and a guest to win a trip visit to the “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” set at Leavesden Studios in the UK. Warner Bros. gave the details today on the contest that goes in correlation withContinued...

HBP Film

Dan, Rupert, and Emma Talk "Half-Blood Prince" and Beyond in New Interviews

Posted by: Edward
November 25, 2007, 05:41 PM

Canada’s Edmonton Sun Newspaper has two new interviews online where they sit down with Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), along with “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” director David YatesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" a New York Times Notable Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
November 25, 2007, 03:28 PM

The New York Times has now released their annual compilation of the 100 Notable Books of the Year, and this list includes Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The December 2 print edition of the Sunday Book Review will include the entire list, however you can accessContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Shirley Henderson!

Posted by: Edward
November 24, 2007, 11:52 PM

Today we celebrate the birthday of actress Shirley Henderson, who portrays the ghost of Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films. Everyone, please raise your glasses to toast Miss Henderson on her 42nd birthday this evening. Cheers, Shirley!

Celebs on HP

Gandalf vs Dumbledore: Ian McKellen Talks Wizards

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2007, 08:43 PM

Sir Ian McKellen is the subject of a new profile in The Guardian, where the actor talks two famous wizards; Gandalf and Albus Dumbledore. In this candid interview, the actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his turn as Gandalf in the widely successful Lord of the Rings film trilogy, is askedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

(Updated)"Good Morning America" to Preview "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2007, 07:38 PM

The “Good Morning America” news program will feature a special preview and discussion of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” on Monday morning, November 26. As we first told you earlier this week, the handwritten book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling will be on display hereContinued...

OotP Film

Report from OotP Train Exhibit in Switzerland

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2007, 05:14 PM

As part of the world wide release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD, Warner Bros has a special Hogwarts Express train exhibit featuring many costumes and props from the fifth Harry Potter movie. Last month this train was in France, today the exhibit was in Zurich, Switzerland. ThanksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Translation Updates for Sweden, Poland, and Greece

Posted by: Edward
November 23, 2007, 07:57 PM

Even more good news today for fans waiting to read “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in their native languages, as the book has recently been released in Sweden, in addition to a slew of other publication news. First, Tiden Young, who publish the book in Sweden,Continued...

Portus Announces Snapefest and Registration Discount

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2007, 06:02 PM

Calling all Snape fans! Portus 2008 has released their monthly newsletter and has news that there will be a special Snapefest day during the Harry Potter conference to be held next summer in Dallas, Texas. This Snapefest will include "presentations, roundtable discussions, panels, trivia contests,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Entertainment Weekly Names J.K. Rowling "Entertainer of the Year"

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2007, 03:39 PM

Entertainment Weekly has named J.K. Rowling their "Entertainer of the Year" for 2007 (cover of new issue with JKR, here).The magazine says the reason they selected the Harry Potter author as their top entertainer was "because she did something very, very hard, and she did it very,Continued...

Contests

New Contest for UK Residents to Win Part in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2007, 09:55 PM

Warner Bros has launched a new contest for residents of the United Kingdom to win a walk on part in the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film. Part of a special feature on MSN UK, this contest is open to residents of the UK only ages 12 years and older, where theContinued...

Charity

Beedle the Bard, Up Close and Personal

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2007, 09:49 PM

Greetings from London, where today I had the great pleasure of visiting Sotheby’s and being granted a private audience with one of the precious seven copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The charity copy was brought out to me wrapped in soft purple cloth, nestled in a special box from its jeweler.Continued...

Fans

Fanfic and False Press - The Real Story on James Potter and the Hall of Elders' Crossing

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2007, 03:44 PM

Many of you have written to us regarding the Web site for James Potter and the Hall of Elder’s Crossing, which looks remarkably similar to an official Harry Potter Web site that might be put out by Warner Bros. As earlier reported, the site heralds a fanficContinued...

Rumor

Rumor Alert: Madonna's Daughter a Half-Blood Princess?

Posted by: sue
November 21, 2007, 04:33 AM

Despite the formal press release earlier this week from Warner Bros stating that casting is now complete for the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film, UK tabloid The Sun has a new article online tonight involving the sixth Harry Potter movie, and the daughterContinued...

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