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Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright

Posted by: Edward
February 17, 2009, 10:01 AM

Please join us in sending birthday wishes to actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) who celebrates her 18th birthday today.  Cheers to you, Bonnie!

Honors/Awards

Oscar Watch: Gleeson, Pattinson News

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2009, 08:40 AM

We have two pieces of news regarding Harry Potter cast members and the Oscar Awards which are to be presented this weekend.

First, actor Brendan Gleeson will receive an award at the "Oscar Wilde: Honoring The Irish in Film" special event on Thursday, February 19th. Along with actor Jonathan Rhys Myers (The TudorsContinued...

HBP Film

New "Half-Blood Prince" T-Shirts from Germany

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2009, 05:48 AM

Slowly but surely we will begin to see new products tie into the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Today we have one example of that as Elbenwald.de has a look at a series of new HBP themed t-shirts for sale in Germany. Featured are the "Dark Arts" collection shirts, with several showingContinued...

Fans

Hagrid's Hut at Harry Potter Theme Park to be "Unoccupied Prop Structure"

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2009, 07:49 AM

As we have been reporting, construction is continuing on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park attraction at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Today, the Orlando Sentinel has a short update on the progress, confirming Hagrid's Hut is currently being built, withContinued...

Movies

Fenrir Greyback, the Action Figure

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2009, 02:56 PM

Ever fancy having a deranged homicidal raging Werewolf of your very own? Well now you can, as NECA has introduced the new Fenrir Greyback action figure for their 2009 Harry Potter collection. On display today at Toy Fair in New York City, CoolToyReview has the first pics of the new figure, seen here, as part ofContinued...

Movies

"Defiance" DoP Eduardo Serra to Shoot "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2009, 11:42 AM

Cinematographer Eduardo Serra will serve as Director of Photography on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as announced by film lighting company Panalux. Update: You can see the Panalux announcement here in our image galleries. Mr. Serra recently shot the acclaimedContinued...

Movies

Robert Hardy on his Former Role as Cornelius Fudge

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2009, 09:43 AM

Actor Robert Hardy has given a new interview, where he discusses his former role as Minister of Magic Cornelius Fudge for the Harry Potter series. Confirming the part of Fudge is not in the upcoming HBP, Mr. Hardy reflects back on the joy he had when working on the set with his fellow Potter actors.Continued...

LeakyLounge

Join Gilderoy's Valentine Soiree in the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
February 14, 2009, 09:40 AM

Love is in the air around the Leaky Lounge, which has opened a special Valentine's Day event filled with fun, games, and love.  Professor Lockhart is your host for this Lounge-wide event, which will feature a number of fun Valentine's quizzes, a Make Your Own Card contest, Harry Potter relatedContinued...

HBP Film

New Footage of Half-Blood Prince Due on MTV Later this Month?

Posted by: sue
February 14, 2009, 09:32 AM

MTV will apparently be airing some new footage from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince later this month. At the end of an article on the Watchmen film,  MTV says that they will be having "exclusive new looks" at HBP during the course of their "Spoilers" program,Continued...

Leaky

Valentine's Day Issue of "The Quibbler" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
February 13, 2009, 04:55 PM

Love spills from every page of the newly published Valentine's Day issue of The Quibbler!  Filled to the brim with "all the news you won't find anywhere else," this latest issue, available to download here, features an exclusive about the case of homework eating the dog, a slew of criminal goatsContinued...

Books

Scholastic to Release New Box Set of Harry Potter Paperbacks

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2009, 09:07 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, will be releasing a new box set of the series this summer. This new collection, which you can see here in our galleries, is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, as well as Walmart.  Included in the collection areContinued...

DH Film

Character of Reg Cattermole Cast for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
February 13, 2009, 08:28 AM

With filming set to begin in the next several days on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, there is news today on a minor character casting for the final Harry Potter film. The Chester Chronicle reports that the role of Reg Cattermole will be played by actor Steffan Rhodri. As fans will recall,Continued...

Fans

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the Claymation

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 11:48 PM

Harry Potter fans are well known for their talent and creativity; tonight we have another clear example of that in action. A fan has made a claymation movie of  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that is now available to watch online.
,br>Starting here with the dramatic openingContinued...

Movies

PBS Masterpiece to Broadcast Dickens Special Including Radcliffe's "David Copperfield," Spall's Oliver Twist

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 PM

PBS Masterpiece is broadcasting a series of films based on the classic works of Charles Dickens. This weekend, viewers here in the US will be able to view acclaimed actor Timothy Spall in Oliver Twist. This film, which was broadcast last year in the UK, features Mr.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Handprints of JK Rowling Now On Display in Edinburgh, Scotland

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 AM

Last year we told you author J.K. Rowling was to be honored by the city of Edinburgh, Scotland. The event took place in September, where Jo received the Edinburgh Award. In commemoration of this event, hand prints of the Harry Potter author have now been made, and are on display for the public.Continued...

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