The Scarborough Spa Express will run run twice a day to and from the seaside resort to York as of Tuesday, July 15th. One of the locomotives pulling the train will be the Hogwarts Castle, which was used in the Harry Potter films.
Even though he isn't making an appearance in the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film, Sean Biggerstaff has kept busy biking for charity. Biggerstaff, who portrayed Oliver Wood in the first two Harry Potter films, managed 110 miles without a broom.
An article at Guardian Unlimited looks at the role "tweenagers" have been given in the movie industry...Harry Potter crew included.
The Harry Potter films, have proved you can create a big-budget franchise aimed at a core audience that has only pocket money to spend.
An interview spoof with Kiki the spider who "played" Aragog in CoS.
(Editor's Commentary: Love the "picture" of Kiki working!)
Fiona Shaw, who plays Aunt Petunia in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her birthday today!
Thanks to Jessica for the tip!
Going to try and debunk/ clear up a few things:
For many months, this picture has been floating around the net as a Dementor pic. Our multitude of reasons for believing it's fake have been deleted, because Masha has alerted us that our friends at The One Ring.net have found the actual picture this photo was rippedContinued...
The Weasley's famous flying Ford Anglia is on display now at the National Film Exhibition in St Agnes, Cornwall. The display, hosted at South West Film Studios, will run through September.
Attendees of Comic-Con 2003, July 17-20 in San Diego, will have an opportunity to see footage from Warner Brothers' Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Thanks to Matt for the link!
Richard Ouzounian of the Toronto Star talked to Richard Harris about his life and career in September 2001; when the interview was published, Ouzounian was told to "play up the Harry Potter angle and forget about the rest". In his just published book, Ouzounian recounts the entire interview.
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The house that starred as No 4 Privet Drive in both Harry Potter movies is up for sale.
Thanks to Steve & Slon for the link.
According to the Daily Record, Warner Brothers will return to Glencoe for the filming of GoF.
Lucky enough to either live in England or have plans to visit? The Chicago Tribune has published a guide of places to go if you want to visit a little piece of Potter-movie magic.
Editor's Note: You will have to register, but it's free and easy!
From This is London, a rare interview with Dame Maggie Smith, in which she comments on her career, her personal life, and her role in Harry Potter.