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Report: Auditions to Begin for Characters at Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2008, 12:26 PM

With construction now underway on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, work begins on other facets relating to the theme park in Orlando, Florida. As such, we’ve gotten a new report today stating auditions are now, or will soon be, underway for actors to portrayContinued...

Happy Birthday, Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2008, 12:18 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to actor Robbie Coltrane (Rubeus Hagrid) who celebrates his 58th birthday today. Many happy returns on the day, Robbie! Cheers!

Honors/Awards

Harry Potter Book Series Wins at Kids' Choice Awards

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2008, 01:31 AM

Once again, the Harry Potter books are tops, as the book series by J.K. Rowling was named a winner at tonight’s Nick Kids’ Choice Awards. Congratulations!

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Sees Increased Profits After "Deathly Hallows" Release

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2008, 01:23 AM

The Sunday Herald is reporting this evening UK publisher of the Harry Potter novels, Bloomsbury, has seen an increase in their annual profits for 2007, thanks in part to the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” this past July. Noting the “PotterContinued...

Watson

New Official WB Photos of Emma Watson (Updated)

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2008, 11:35 AM

Emma Watson’s official website has been updated to indicate new photos of the actress will be released shortly in an exclusive preview on her site. This is of interest to fans, given these photos are from “a recent WB photo shoot” with one of the photos revealed to be the photo fansContinued...

Happy Birthday, Brendan Gleeson

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2008, 11:29 AM

Please join us today in wishing actor Brendan Gleeson, who portrays the character of Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody in the Harry Potter films, a very Happy Birthday. Mr. Gleeson celebrates his 53rd birthday today. Cheers!

Grint Interviews

Video of Rupert Grint on Al Murray's Happy Hour Show

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2008, 01:29 AM

Earlier we told you actor Rupert Grint was to appear on the Al Murray’s Happy Hour show tonight. That program has now aired in the UK, and thanks to our Order partner RupertGrint.net video of the interview is now online. In this funny interview, Rupert discusses his role as Ron WeasleyContinued...

HP Cast

TV Watch: Grint, Tennant, Williams News and More

Posted by: sue
March 28, 2008, 07:28 PM

We have a few reminders and updates regarding a few members of the Harry Potter cast appearing on TV in the UK and US this weekend.

First, thanks to the many who emailed saying actor Rupert Grint will be appearing on the Al Murray’s Happy Hour program that will be broadcast on UK channel ITV 1Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Presents Literacy Awards to Prison Inmates

Posted by: sue
March 28, 2008, 12:27 PM

J.K. Rowling recently presented reading awards to inmates at a prison in Edinburgh, Scotland. ITN is reporting today that Jo presented these awards on behalf of the Shannon Trust charity, which according to their website is “devoted to the development of literacy in our prisons throughContinued...

College Quidditch Gains Media Coverage (Updated)

Posted by: sue
March 27, 2008, 07:47 PM

Over the past several years we’ve reported on the rise in popularity of Quidditch being played at various Harry Potter gatherings and especially now at US universities. This week, the Middlebury College Quidditch club is taking the magical sport on the road with it’s Spring Break tour. This eventContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 144: The Magic Dragon

Posted by: Edward
March 26, 2008, 11:37 PM


Tonight we have for you the 144th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, featuring the return of Mr. John Dawlish, fresh from his recent adventures in academia. Melissa, John, and guest host Frak discuss the latest Harry Potter news including the possible removal of the iconic bridge at King’s Cross,Continued...

HBP Film

Report: Teaser Trailer for Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince Due May 16

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2008, 06:34 PM

TLC has gotten a new report today regarding a possible release date of the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. While there have been many various rumors out there, we have a credible report saying the first HBP teaser will air in movie theatersContinued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" Set Teaser Report Mentions Slughorn's Christmas Party

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2008, 08:18 PM

A new "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" set teaser report has surfaced online, this from a Chilean magazine Wikén, that features new comments from actor Dan Radcliffe, director David Yates and producer David Barron. Our order partner Dan Radcliffe.com now has theContinued...

HP References

CNN Features Harry Potter in Academia

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2008, 12:31 PM

While many readers and fans of the Harry Potter novels have long delved into the deeper meaning and context of the books in broader relation to other subjects, it would seem college universities here in the US are now following suit. CNN has a special feature article now online, highlighting the use of HarryContinued...

Film Awards

"Order of the Phoenix" Film Nominated for 2008 Hugo Award

Posted by: Edward
March 25, 2008, 04:01 AM

The Hugo Awards, which celebrate the best in the field of science fiction and fantasy work, have released their 2008 list of nominees which include a nomination for the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” film. This awards ceremony, largely run and voted for by fans, hasContinued...

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