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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Amazon Contest: Win a Trip to London and Read "The Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2008, 11:42 AM

Today, Amazon has announced a fantastic new contest that is sure to appeal to the serious Harry Potter fans. The online retailer has announced a new contest to win a trip for two to London, England for the weekend, where you will be able to read the special handwritten “TheContinued...


Previews for "Equus" Starring Dan Radcliffe To Begin September 5

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2008, 12:29 AM

As many of you know, actor Dan Radcliffe is set to reprise his role in the play “Equus”, when the production begins here in the US this fall. Confirmed dates for the play have now been announced, with previews to begin on September 5, and the play to formally open on BroadwayContinued...

HP Cast

Harry Potter Actors to Attend Florida SuperCon

Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2008, 07:50 PM

Harry Potter actors Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley), and Stanislav Ianevsk (Victor Krum) have been confirmed to make an appearance and participate in a Question and Answer session at the upcoming Florida SuperCon this May 23-25, 2008. Taking place inContinued...


Accio 2008 to Auction Set of Signed Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: Edward
April 08, 2008, 02:37 AM

Accio 2008, the Harry Potter fan conference taking place this summer in Oxford, England, announced they will be auctioning signed editions of the seven Harry Potter novels for the benefit of the National Literacy Trust. The complete set of seven adult edition Harry Potter novels have beenContinued...

HBP Film

Supposed New Marketing for Half-Blood Prince Comfirmed Fake

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2008, 04:28 PM

UPDATE: Thanks to WB who confirmed to us that indeed, supposed early marketing and a new photo of Dan Radcliffe from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as seen on this website, is indeed fake.


Julie Walters Discusses the Burrow Set and More in New Video Interview

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2008, 03:46 PM

There is a new interview online with Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) where the actress discusses filming on the set of the Burrow for the Harry Potter films. In a very funny interactive interview with Screenonline, Julie Walters gives some new details on things found in the setContinued...


Rupert Grint Meets Jack the Ripper!

Posted by: sue
April 07, 2008, 01:55 AM

Rupert Grint has seen the Grim! Well sorta, as the Ron Weasley actor attended a special opening of the Jack the Ripper Experience in London England. You can see new photos of Rupert Grint at the London Dungeons, site of the The Jack the Ripper experience, here in our galleries. The website describes this exhibitContinued...


PotterCast 146: Set Them All Free

Posted by: Edward
April 07, 2008, 12:24 AM

Tonight we have for you the 146th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, featuring the PotterCast quartet in a jam-packed show. In Sue’s News this week, the PotterCasters discuss J. K. Rowling’s comments at the James Joyce Award ceremony on Dumbledore and Snape, Rupert Grint’s recentContinued...

HBP Film

Tom Moorcroft Discusses his role as Regulus Black in "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
April 06, 2008, 11:11 PM

Recently there were reports that two new characters had been cast for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. A new interview is now online where one of the actors mentioned, Tom Moorcroft, confirms his role in the sixth Harry Potter film, and also discusses hisContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Trust Donates to Women's Refuge Center

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2008, 12:51 AM

A special trust set up by author J.K. Rowling has made a generous donation to a women’s aid center in Stirling, Scotland. ICPerthshire reports The Volant Trust “has awarded the charity £25,000 to help furnish its new local refuge, which is set to open shortly…The Volant TrustContinued...

HBP Film

Report: Two More Characters Cast for "Half-Blood Prince'

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 10:55 AM

Two additional roles for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have apparently been cast. The part of Regulus Black, death eater and younger brother of Sirius Black, will be portrayed by young actor Tom Moorcroft according to this page at sure to click for additionalContinued...


Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR: Snape and Dumbledore Two of the Most Important Characters in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2008, 03:10 PM

Back in February, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a guest at the James Joyce Awards in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to La Gazetter du Sorcier there is a new report online containing a many of her remarks at this event. Answering a range of questions, JoContinued...


Second New WB Emma Watson Photo Now Online (Updated)

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2008, 12:57 AM

There is some good and bad news tonight to tell you regarding those new WB photos of actress Emma Watson. First ,the good news is the second of the new photos is now online via her official website, here. The bad news is that these photos (a third one is still due later this week) are to be of Emma, andContinued...


New Preview Clips from "My Boy Jack"

Posted by: sue
April 02, 2008, 05:52 PM

As reported previously, “My Boy Jack,” starring actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is due to be released on DVD here in the US on April 22. As such, Warner Bros has released some new video clips, previewing the movie which will also be broadcast on PBS television stations April 20th. My Boy Jack isContinued...

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