Last night, winners were announced for the 2003 British Independent Film Awards. Included amongst those given awards was John Hurt, who played Mr. Ollivander in the first film. He was presented the 2003 Richard Harris Award in honor of the late actor who played Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films.Continued...
According to reader Dawn, Emma Thompson was on Michael Parkinson's chat show this past weekend and she spoke a bit about her role as Professor Trelawney:
[I was] channelling Alastair Sim as he sounded when he appeared as Miss Fritton, the headmistress of St Trinians, in the 1954 film "theContinued...
Emma Thompson will be a guest on the Wednesday, November 5th. Live with Regis & Kelly show. It will air at 9am EST.
BBC Norfolk has posted their transcript of the chat with Chris Rankin.
Countingdown.net has a in-depth description of the PoA trailer which will be shown with the Looney Tunes movie due out November 14th.
The BBC Norfolk Kids has posted a transcript from Thursday night's web chat with Chris Rankin.
Editor's Commentary: Thank you, Martin! And Martin asked us to thank everyone who took part last night. At one point they had more than 500 people in the room!
David Thewlis (A.K.A. Remus Lupin) will be holding a press conference following the showing of his film, Cheeky, at the London Film Festival on November 1st. No word on whether or not he will discuss his role in PoA.
Contact Music News reports that Brit director Sir Alan Parker has loudly criticized Christopher Columbus for his handiwork on the first Potter film:
He says, "I like to have creative control and do things my way. It was Americanised. The finance was coming from BURGER KING. They wanted it a certain way."Continued...
Emerson with Mugglenet.com was nice enough to share a letter and photo from Alex Crockford who was hired to portray Charlie Weasley. According to Crockford, he was hired as an extra for PoA so there is no guarantee he will be seen in GoF.
Thank you, Emerson!
Wendy has a terrific collection of autographs and letters from Harry Potter film actor and actresses. The French site Potter World Online links to Wendy's site, and features a letter from Fat Friar actor Simon Fisher-Becker, as well as a photo of James Potter actor Adrian Rawlins and a photo and letter from Grey LadyContinued...
DanRadcliffe.co.uk has a letter posted that the site received from Daniel Radcliffe's father, Alan. The update page (scroll down to October 27th) has the photo of Daniel included with the letter.
DanRadcliffe.com also received a letter from Mr. Radcliffe, and the photograph of Daniel (scroll through their updates to view andContinued...
Chris Rankin will be in the BBC Norfolk offices on Thursday (tomorrow!) between 5:30 and 7 p.m. GMT for a live web chat. Check out more info, including how to take part, here!
Elizabeth wrote in to tell us that a German Magazine has some new POA pics, mixed in with some old.
Check out the trailer for Love, Actually, starring HP3 cast members Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Thanks Peter!
As reported here in July, it's been reported to us and others by Nikki, who works for a movie chain, that the HP3 trailer will still show on November 14 attached to Loony Tunes.