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Walters

Prince Charles Tells Julie Walters He Loves the Harry Potter films

Posted by: sue
February 28, 2008, 04:37 PM

Actress Julie Walters was made CBE today at ceremonies held at Buckingham Palace in London, England, where the Harry Potter actress received this special honor from the Prince of Wales. Julie Walters, who portrays Molly Weasley, was made “Commander of the British EmpireContinued...

Companion Books

JKR/WB Respond in Lexicon Suit

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2008, 04:14 AM

JKR and WB have filed a response to the latest filing by RDR Books in the ongoing lawsuit against the publishers of the intended book version of the Harry Potter Lexicon. There are decarations from: J.K. Rowling, author of HP; Cheryl Klein, senior editor at Scholastic Books; Prof. Landes from the University of Chicago;Continued...

LeakyLounge

'Ears to Fred and George Contest Opens

Posted by: Edward
February 28, 2008, 02:37 AM

Our Contest Crew has a new call for submissions for our latest contest to bring you today. Soon the April 1st celebration of the birth of Fred and George Weasley will be up on us, and we are asking you to assist our dear George in coming up with a new, and hopefully better, ear joke for this most hole-y occasion.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Continues Fight to Help Orphans in Eastern Europe (Updated)

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2008, 12:46 PM

Previously we have reported on efforts made by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling to help raise awareness and change regarding the plight of orphaned children in Eastern European countries. A founder of the Children’s High Level Group and active with the Children’s Voice campaignContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Timothy Spall!

Posted by: Edward
February 27, 2008, 12:06 PM

We raise our glasses today to actor Timothy Spall, who portrays the character of Peter Pettigrew (Wormtail) in the Harry Potter films, as he celebrates his 51st birthday. Happy Birthday, Timothy! Cheers!

PotterCast

PotterCast 140: Are YOU Smarter Than John Noe?

Posted by: Edward
February 26, 2008, 01:21 AM

The 140th episode of
PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online this evening with the world premiere of “Are You Smarter Than John Noe?” where five callers match wits with our own John Dawlish. In the news this week, the PotterCast Trio talks of David Yates possibly returning to directContinued...

Pattinson

Robert Pattinson Talks Cedric Diggory, Twilight Movie and More

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2008, 07:08 PM

Actor Robert Pattinson is the subject of a new profile in the Evening Standard Magazine. In the article, Robert discusses his various films including the upcoming Little Ashes about the life of artist Salvador Dali, “Twilight,” based on the popular novels by Stephenie MeyerContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, James and Oliver Phelps

Posted by: Edward
February 25, 2008, 12:41 PM

Double the birthday wishes go out to actors James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) who today celebrate their 22nd birthdays. Happy Birthday, James and Oliver! Cheers!

Honors/Awards

Dan Radcliffe Attends Theater Awards in London

Posted by: sue
February 25, 2008, 12:59 AM

Previously we told you a number of actors from the Harry Potter films were winners at the annual Theatregoers’ Choice Awards. Those awards were formally presented tonight in London, with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) in attendance. Dan was a winner for his performance in “Equus,”Continued...

Books

Harry Potter Books Make List of Top 50 Children's Books

Posted by: Edward
February 24, 2008, 05:38 AM

The Telegraph has a new article online which notes the Harry Potter series and its inclusion on a list of the Top 50 Children’s Books. The paper reports on a recent poll conducted by Booktrust, a charity promoting literacy for people of all ages, which asked 4,000 parents to chooseContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Julie Walters!

Posted by: Edward
February 22, 2008, 11:54 AM

Today we raise our glasses and wish a very Happy Birthday to actress Julie Walters, who portrays the character of Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films. Mrs. Walters today celebrates her 58th birthday. Many happy returns, Julie! Cheers!

Honors/Awards

Radcliffe, Shaw, Smith Win Theater Awards

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2008, 02:50 AM

Congratulations are in order tonight for several members of the Harry Potter films for their work on the British stage. The annual Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Award winners have now been announced, with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) winning the “London Newcomer of the Year” forContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Spanish Language Translation of "Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
February 21, 2008, 09:26 PM

The Spanish language translations of the seventh novel in author J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series hit store shelves today in Spain, the United States, and throughout Latin America. As we told you previously, readers would today be able to get their hands on these editions of “HarryContinued...

HBP Film

David Barron Confirms New Scene Added to "Half-Blood Prince" Movie

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2008, 12:53 PM

As some of you may know, there have been rumors floating around on the net for sometime now regarding a new scene added to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. In a new interview with Australia’s Herald Sun, producer David Barron confirmed that there willContinued...

Rickman

Happy Birthday, Alan Rickman

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2008, 12:29 PM

Birthday wishes are the order of the day, as actor Alan Rickman (Professor Severus Snape) is celebrating his 62nd birthday. Alan, we truly, madly, deeply wish you a very Happy Birthday! Cheers! :)

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