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Harry Potter Cast Members Attend British Independent Film Awards

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2009, 08:49 AM

Several cast members of the Harry Potter films attended the British Independent Film Awards last night in London. As seen here in our galleries, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Jamie Campbell Bower (young Grindlewald, DH),Continued...

Home Video / DVD

Photos, Video from HMV Harry Potter Cast Member Signing (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2009, 03:52 PM

Update: There is now a contest to win one of those Harry Potter cast member autographed Blu-rays from Heatworld, but enter soon as ends tomorrow, good luck!

As expected, several cast members made an appearance at the HMV store in London, England today where they signed the Blu-ray for Harry PotterContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Holiday Sales: Extended Movie Only DVDs of Sorcerer's Stone, CoS at Target, More

Posted by: sue
December 06, 2009, 08:41 AM

It's definitely a very Harry holiday sale week ahead as many retailers are advertising today for the upcoming release here in the US of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD (see here for the complete high res video and screencaps of the Deathly Hallows sneakContinued...

DH Film

High Def Deathly Hallows Sneak Peek: New Harry, Hermione Dancing, Undesirable Number One

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 07:30 PM

Thanks to Alex from the we now have the complete and high definition video along with some great high res stills of the sneak peek for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows contained on the Half-Blood Prince DVD. New is the still of Harry andContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Hagrid

Posted by: Edward
December 05, 2009, 07:10 PM

Happy Birthday wishes are in order, for the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the December 6th birthday of Rubeus Hagrid.  Tankard-sized cheers, Hagrid!


Harry Potter Novels by JK Rowling on Multiple Best of Decade Lists

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 09:58 AM

As we near the end of 2009, many publications and websites are releasing their "best of the decade" lists, many which include the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling.

First Bookseller points out that our favorite author is the biggest selling author of the decade, saying "J K Rowling unsurprisinglyContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Watch the First Five Minutes of Half-Blood Prince DVD Online

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 09:19 AM

While we have seen this officially released before, you can now watch the first five minutes of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD online here via the Sun who note: "Our exclusive clip is jam-packed with action as we see the Death Eaters flying through London.The dark wizards can be seen destroying the infamous Millenium BridgeContinued...

Home Video / DVD

HBP DVD Press Interviews

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 08:33 AM

As part of the release for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince DVD (with the Deathly Hallows sneak ), members of the cast have done several new interviews. Now available are videos from the AP, ITN and WireImage as follows:

Update: ET Canada continues their HBP interviews, this with Bonnie Wright

AP:  Dan RadcliffeContinued...


Harry Potter Wall Art Update

Posted by: sue
December 05, 2009, 08:11 AM

Earlier this year we told you about the new website which was now carrying official high end Harry Potter removable wall decals. Today, we can bring you an update on many new items that have been added to the collection as well as a special offer for readers of the Leaky Cauldron.Continued...


December Featured Crafter of the Month: Hardhat-Cat

Posted by: Edward
December 04, 2009, 05:29 PM

This month, our Crafty Witches and Wizard have chosen crafter Hardhat_Cat as their Featured Crafter of the Month of December.  Versatile in many mediums, Hardhat_Cat has shown particular prowess in the area of knitting and needlework, with the creation of such gorgeous pieces as this DumbledoreContinued...


Join PotterCast on Livestream Today at Noon for Deathly Hallows Talk and More

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 11:46 AM

UPDATE: Thanks to all who were patient and joined us for the show. Be sure to check out that DH preview right here.

Excited by all the recent Half-Blood Prince, Ultimate Collector's Editions DVDs and especially the new looks at Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows films?Continued...

DH Film

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow Sneak Peek Online

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 11:45 AM

Check it out! Part of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows  sneak peek is now online and you can enjoy it right here. UPDATE: Screencaps are now here. You will see and hear someone, Mr. Ollivander (John Hurt) or Xeno Lovegood (Rhys Ifans) speaking about the three Deathly Hallows, seeContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Costume Competition at DVD Signing

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2009, 11:44 AM

A few days ago we told you about the DVD Blu-Ray signing of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince going on at the HMV at 150 Oxford St. in London on Sunday, Dec. 6: Now, a costume contest has been added to the festivities. The person wearing the best costume will be whisked backstage to meet Tom Felton, MatthewContinued...

More New Deathly Hallows Footage: Ron in London, Harry Hermione in Snow (Godric's Hollow?)

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 09:37 AM

As a follow to the four second ET Canada footage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from last night, three more new seconds are now online (yes really that's it). New is a shot of Ron peering around the corner in what looks like London, and another newContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling: An EW Entertainer of the Decade

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2009, 08:00 AM

The newest issue of Entertainment Weekly features the best of the past ten years, with our favorite author gaining a spot in the Top 15 Entertainers of the Decade. Coming in at number 3, the magazine writes of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling:

"As 1999 came to a close, J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter wereContinued...

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