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Launch Party Report 2: Matt Lewis and Alfie Enoch Chat It Up

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2004, 12:50 PM

(Click each pic for larger version)

Every once in a while an interview comes along where little to no real interviewing
happens. Sometimes the interview subjects launch into such natural, relaxed
conversation that the best thing any reporter can do is sit back, press "record"

Papers Cover Planning for The Witching Hour

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 11:16 AM

The Witching Hour, the October 2005 Harry Potter conference in Salem, Mass., has been written up in a few area papers this month, including the Boston Globe and the North Shore's Town Online. The event organizers also recently released a Call for Papers - they're seeking presentations on allContinued...


Heyman: Goldenberg Tried Out for Philosopher's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
November 24, 2004, 09:40 AM

Below is our last interview bit from Harry Potter Producer David Heyman at the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch, where TLC asked him about Michael Goldenberg, the new screenwriter for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix:

TLC: What led you to Goldenberg?
Heyman: Michael is someone whoContinued...


Heyman: Cocker to Play Weird Sister

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 07:31 PM

jarviscocker.jpgHarry Potter Producer David Heyman told us at the DVD launch that singer/songwriter Jarvis Cocker (seen at left) will not only be creating some music for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - he will be appearing at the Yule Ball as a member of the popular wizarding group, The Weird Sisters.

"The Weird Sisters,Continued...


Cuarón Would "Love" to Return to Direct Later Film; Inks 3-year WB Production Deal

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2004, 05:58 AM

More from our DVD launch coverage, this time from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuarón, asked about whether he would return to direct HP 5, 6 or 7:

"Later on if I could I would love to come back and work on another HarryContinued...


Bonnie: Yule Ball a Tango Away

Posted by: Melissa
November 21, 2004, 12:05 AM

Our DVD launch report continues, this time with some words from the lovely and polite Bonnie Wright, a.k.a Ginny Weasley in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, who took a minute to talk to us at the party.

TLC: What's happening in your dance scene?
I'm dancing with Matt [Lewis, a.k.a. Neville Longbottom],Continued...

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Producer Heyman "Cautiously Optimistic" for Kids' Return to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2004, 11:44 AM

At the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD launch, Producer David Heyman said to assembled reporters that he is optimistic about the return of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint for the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixContinued...


Sunday Telegraph: Underwater Filming at Leavesden

Posted by: Melissa
November 20, 2004, 11:40 AM

The Sunday Telegraph quotes David Heyman from the DVD launch talking about some of the tremendous sets from Azkaban:

"We have had to build a dedicated tank which was incredibly involved, but I think it will look spectacular," he said.
Filming has taken place in short bursts, with diversContinued...


TLC PoA DVD Launch Party Report Part I

Posted by: Melissa
November 19, 2004, 11:27 AM

By Melissa Anelli for TLC
said it well enough. An accordion Marauder's Map, the first words inside read,
"Daylight will throw more light on a night time encounter," mysterious words that should have been clue enough that we should expect something thrilling.

It started with the soft drinks,Continued...


PoA DVD Launch Party: TLC's Report on the Way!

Posted by: Melissa
November 18, 2004, 09:24 PM

Hey all - it's just about 3:10 a.m. here in England but I'm still tap-tapping away at my report of tonight's PoA Launch party, an evening awash with sweets, color and tea leaves. Hang tight, because the details are forthcoming. Tomorrow, we'll have exclusive interviews with David Heyman,Continued...


PoA DVD Launch Party Reports Round-Up

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2004, 06:41 PM

Lots of press attended the DVD launch party tonight. Wire Image has photos from the event (TLC no longer supports or links to to Getty Images, who also has pictures from the event, because of the disdain they have showed Potter sites of late who have displayed their branded images. We believe the fans areContinued...


Emma Watson Lights Up Christmas in England

Posted by: sue
November 12, 2004, 04:59 PM

Actress Emma Watson ( Hermione Granger) will take part in the lighting of the Oxford Street Christmas Lights on Monday, November 15th. Miss Watson will be one of the celebrities to take part in the switch- on of the famous light display in London, England. Sponsored by the Harry Potter and the PrisonerContinued...

HP Fan Trip for 2005

Posted by: sue
November 05, 2004, 08:54 AM

HP Fan Trips are set to return to the UK in 2005, following in the days after Accio 2005, the UK Harry Potter conference in Reading, England. HP Fan Trips have added some new variety to the available tour packages, and there is a new itinerary to include visits to Oxford, Alnwick, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Please visit theContinued...


Potter Conference: Is Harry Christian?

Posted by: Kristin
November 01, 2004, 07:15 AM

St Andrew Orthodox Christian Church at California Baptist University is having a two-day conference on Friday, November 19th called "Is Harry Potter Christian?" John Granger, the author of Hidden Key to Harry Potter: Understanding the Meaning, Genius, and Popularity of the Harry Potter Books (ZossimaContinued...

Harry Potter Lecture, Notre Dame

Posted by: Kristin
October 27, 2004, 08:40 PM

Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago's Divinity School, will deliver a lecture, "St. Augustine, Harry Potter and the Confrontation with Evil", at 4 p.m. Nov. 3 (Wednesday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium at the UniversityContinued...