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Fun Friday: Cat Spoilers

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 09:52 PM

Spoilers are awful things.  Especially when your cat is hungry. Evidence below:


This is the latest installment of Fun Fridays where we will highlight a new, cool, funny, or interesting thing created created by the Harry Potter fan community.  This could be anything from a funny spoof on YouTube, a particulary cleverContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Featured in Vogue Magazine; Behind the Scenes Video from Photoshoot

Posted by: Rosi
February 18, 2011, 06:03 PM

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is featured in this month's Vogue, and you can find scans from the issue right here in our galleries. A behind the scenes video of the actor's Vogue photoshoot with acclaimed photographer Annie Leibovitz can be found and downloadedContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Joins "Amateur Photographer"

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 10:26 AM

Variety is reporting that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has been cast in a new film "The Amateur Photographer," an "indie comedy" based on the book by Christopher Monger.  The paper notes:

The 1970-set tale follows a young man who discovers his artistic calling after being drafted by the denizensContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Reports: Unauthorized Film About Life of J. K. Rowling to Start Production in March

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 10:18 AM

Reports have been making their way online regarding a "unauthorized made-for-TV biography" of the life of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling beginning production next month.  The Times Colonist is reporting that the film, titled "Strange Magic," is set to be shot in Victoria,Continued...


Join the Slug Club! - Slughorn, Page of the Day

Posted by: John
February 16, 2011, 05:54 PM

Was being in the Slug Club a good thing or a bad thing? I recall there being lots of opinions on the nature of its existence and its exclusivity, but did the students end up feeling more pride or resentment for Sluggy and his club?

If you could still join the Slub Club, I imagine a good place to getContinued...

Film Awards

Video and Image Roundup: J.K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Harry Potter Cast at the 2011 BAFTA Orange Film Awards (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
February 14, 2011, 11:37 PM

Many videos from the 2011 BAFTA Orange Film Awards, which took place last night in London, can now be found in our video galleries, including the following videos:


Valentine's Day Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
February 14, 2011, 11:31 PM

The Valentine's Day issue of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish", is now available for download. This edition features articles on Muggles and Quidditch, caring for your rubber duck and a case in which a headless ghost gave some Muggles a fright.Continued...


PotterCast 234: Good Ship Bad Ship

Posted by: Rosi
February 14, 2011, 11:22 PM

Happy Valentines Day! Love is in the air this week on a new episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. In addition to the latest Potter news, Melissa, John and Frank talk a lot about the canon (and non-canon) romances in the Potter books, as well the the world of Fan Fiction. The team have some RomanticContinued...


Love Potion anyone? Amortentia is the Page of the Day

Posted by: John
February 14, 2011, 08:00 PM

Love is in the air today this Valentines Day - makes you wonder how much Amortentia is floating around in the pumpkin juice at Hogwarts this time of year. We saw what happens when students mess with this potentially dangerous potion when Ron intercepts a dose meant for Harry. How common do youContinued...

Film Awards

Video: Stephen Fry Presenting Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA to the Harry Potter Films

Posted by: Rosi
February 13, 2011, 06:55 PM

You can now watch a video of the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA being presented to here on YouTube or embedded below courtesy of our wonderful Order Partner Narrator of the UK Harry Potter audiobooks StephenContinued...

Film Awards

Harry Potter Cast and Author at BAFTA Film Awards; J.K. Rowling "Writing Hard" (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
February 13, 2011, 02:04 PM

The BBC have a couple of new interviews up with the Harry Potter cast from the BAFTA Film Awards which are taking place in London's Royal Opera House this evening. You can find a short interview with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) from the red carpet here and an interviewContinued...


Valentine's Day E-Cards and Updates from Radcliffe's "How to Succeed..."

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 11, 2011, 07:43 PM

Daniel Radcliffe's (Harry Potter) upcoming Broadway show, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" has updated its website with some special Valentine's Day cards and cast videos.

Fans of the Broadway musical can send a Valentine's Day e-card by Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail.Continued...

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman: BAFTA Award "Unexpected and a Treat"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 10, 2011, 01:18 PM

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman has given a video interview to the BBC just days before he and author J.K. Rowling are due to be presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.

The organizers for the BAFTA Film Awards announced last week that the "Harry Potter" film franchiseContinued...


Emma Watson Confirmed for New Role in "Perks of Being a Wallflower"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 10, 2011, 12:49 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) announced on her Twitter and Facebook accounts that the rumors are true: she has been cast in the upcoming "Perks of Being a Wallflower" alongside Logan Lerman ("Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief").

Ms. Watson revealed filming will beginContinued...


Read Twilight with Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Rosi
February 08, 2011, 08:29 PM

For the month of February Jo's Book Nook, our non-Harry Potter book club, is reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Take part in the discussion at this link.

As for the Harry Potter Book Club, the present reading of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will stay open for February and a new one will start in March.Continued...

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