As mentioned in the article below, this week editor Heidi and I both had a lovely opportunity to meet up with Chris Rankin during his visit to America. Heidi met him in Orlando, and is responsible for the picture of Goofy on the left. (Oh, and there's a costumed dog in the picture too - haha!)
Today actor Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge, Minister of Magic) turns 79. Happy Birthday Robert!
Today actor John Cleese( Nearly Headless Nick) turns 65. Happy Birthday John!
Jamie Waylett (a.k.a Vincent Crabbe) has updated his blog to debunk at least 10 rumors in answer to some emails he receives. Some of them include:
"1/ Dan Radcliffe is NOT going out with Emma Watson....or anybody else at the studio!
2/ To my knowledge, none of the cast go on any "chat rooms".....So doContinued...
Today actor Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) turns 64. Happy Birthday Michael!
Miss-Emma.org has posted several scans of the Trio (although these don't appear to be new - judging by Rupert's hairstyle, we guess they were taken circa Prisoner of Azkaban filming ;). See their page for other, similiar shots, as well as individual photos of Emma Watson.
Thanks to Monique for the link!
The Times of London has a short list of "the movers and the shakers who have transformed the fortunes of the national treasure that is British Film." Included on that list is "feisty and intelligent" Emma Watson (Hermione Granger):
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Some news from JamieWaylett.com, the Web site of the actor who plays Vincent Crabbe:
This week we have been filming one of the "Great Hall" scenes, with Nearly all the main cast and about 250 - 300 "extras".
For those of you who know the books inside out you might be ableContinued...
Actor Kenneth Branagh(Gilderoy Lockhart)is reportedly set to direct and possibly star in a film version of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute. The musical will begin production next year. Mr. Branagh is currently filming "Warm Springs" a movie for HBO in which he will portray U.S. PresidentContinued...
Today, Dawn French (The Fat Lady in PoA) turns 47. Happy Birthday Dawn!
Also, Dawn will be in the upcoming film version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe as the voice of Mrs. Beaver.
Several readers wrote to let us know that yesterday, Oct. 3, was actor Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle)'s 26th birthday. We hope he had a good (non-evil!) one!
Jamie Waylett (aka Vincent Crabbe) has uploaded a report as well as some great pics from this weekend's Collectormania event in the diary and pictures sections of his Web site. Check it out!
MuggleNet has posted a collection of shots from Robert Pattinson's new movie, Kingdom of Twilight. Pattinson will play Cedric Diggory in the film version of Goblet of Fire.
Dan Radcliffe won the Best Junior Achiever award on Regis and Kelly for the second year in a row today. The young actor accepted from the set, and reported that he was sorry he couldn't be in New York for the awards because "I'm actually about to fight a dragon."
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Several readers have let us know that Potter actor Timothy Spall will appear as Mr. Poe in the December release of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Information on the movie can be found through Events author Lemony Snicket's site, although he strongly suggests that you do yourself a favor and avoid theContinued...