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OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" HD DVD Features Update

Posted by: Edward
December 04, 2007, 07:16 PM

A follow up today to a number of stories we’ve been telling you about recently detailing the many special features of the various versions of the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” DVDs. The TechConsumer has an article online about the HD DVD editions of the soon to be releasedContinued...

OotP Film

New Clip from "Order of the Phoenix" DVD Featuring "The Kiss"

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 05:49 PM

As part of the buildup to the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD here on December 11, MSN has a new clip online from the DVD extras featuring the famous Harry and Cho kissing scene. In this video, there are interviews with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry) and KatieContinued...

HP Cast

Alan Rickman Attends Sweeney Todd Premiere in NYC and More

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 05:19 PM

Several members of the Harry Potter films have made public appearances at various openings, and we have some new photos to show you. First actor Alan Rickman attended the premiere of his new film “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” last night in New York City,Continued...

HP Cast

Radcliffe, Watson, Grint Forbes Top-Earning Young Superstars

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 12:36 PM

Forbes magazine has yet another list, this time of the Top-Earning Young Superstars. Included on this list are the trio of Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, with Dan Radcliffe taking the number one spot for actors under the age of 25. The magazine writes:

"The top-earning actorContinued...

Sectus Announces New UK Harry Potter Conference for 2009

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2007, 12:18 PM

Good news for Harry Potter fans as there is a new conference in the UK to tell you about. Sectus will hold a new conference at Bodelwyddan Castle in Wales from June 26-29, 2009. This new conference for adults will feature a mix of academic presentations and informal discussions of canonContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Speaks of Multiple Sclerosis in "Your Total Health" Feature

Posted by: Edward
December 03, 2007, 05:50 PM

The nationally syndicated Saturday morning program “Your Total Health” featured a segment on this past weekend’s show discussing the subject of Multiple Sclerosis, which included comments from author J. K. Rowling. Multiple Sclerosis is a disease Jo has spoken veryContinued...


Construction Begins on "Wizarding World of Harry Potter" In Florida

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2007, 12:44 PM

Construction is underway in Florida for the upcoming Harry Potter theme park attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando. While early photos have been floating around for a few days now, blogger Jim Hill has some clear pictures of early work being done as they clear the area forContinued...


Leaky and PotterCast Present: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" Fan Commentary

Posted by: Edward
December 03, 2007, 01:09 AM

The Leaky Cauldron and
PotterCast are happy to present to you the latest addition to our fan DVD audio commentary tracks! Have your DVD players at the ready, as your PotterCast Trio is here to provide you with insight, information, and hopefully a little entertainment,Continued...


Katie Leung Joins "Poirot" Cast In Upcoming ITV1 Program

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2007, 11:41 PM

Actress Katie Leung is taking on a new role in an episode of the long running British television drama “Poirot.” The Sunday Mail is reporting that Miss Leung is set to film an episode entitled “Cat Amongst The Pigeons,” an adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’sContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Translation Released in Romania

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2007, 06:24 PM

The release of translated editions of the seventh Harry Potter novel continues with the book’s publication yesterday in Romania. Their edition of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was translated by Ioana Iepureanu, who has worked on the previous novels. The publishers of theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Alfie Enoch

Posted by: Edward
December 02, 2007, 06:19 PM

Actor Alfie Enoch, who portrays Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, celebrates his 19th birthday today. Happy Birthday Alfie! Cheers!


Alan Rickman Donates Autographed Script Pages, More for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2007, 05:33 PM

Actor Alan Rickman has donated a few items he has gathered from his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films to a charity auction. Included in the auction are Alan Rickman's original cast and crew Hogwarts/Quidditch shirt, two pages of his working script sidesContinued...


Live PotterCast Coming to Terminus, August 2008

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2007, 01:47 AM

Chicago surely is turning into our kind of town as we are thrilled to announce that PotterCast will be broadcasting at Terminus. PotterCast, the official podcast of The Leaky Cauldron, is to be part of a special Artists and Authors Night to be held at the Harry Potter conference on Saturday, AugustContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Update on ITV J.K. Rowling Documentary

Posted by: sue
December 02, 2007, 12:51 AM

As today is the first of December, a reminder that later this month, UK channel ITV will be broadcasting an exclusive documentary on author J.K. Rowling as she completed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." As reported earlier this summer by The Scotsman and reiterated again today by The Telegraph, "theContinued...


BBC Commerical Includes Footage of Emma Watson in "Ballet Shoes"

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2007, 10:35 PM

The BBC has released a new commercial highlighting their programing this holiday season, and includes new footage of actress Emma Watson in "Ballet Shoes." Other footage from the UK channel include scenes from the Doctor Who Christmas Special, starring David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.).Continued...

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