Thanks to all the readers who wrote in to tell us that The Z Review has posted five new POA pics - larger versions as soon as we can! Here they are for your convenience:
Harry in the courtyard
Draco in class doing...something with origami
On the way to Hogwarts...or Hogsmeade
The Trio in Hogsmeade
Sirius in Azkaban
Thank very much to Simon for sending us this audio file of Emma Thompson on Parkinson where you can hear her mocking her own portrayal of Trelawney:
Parkinson: And also you are doing Harry Potter.
P: You have done that have you?
ET: I have done that, yes. I am playing Professor Trelawney the professorContinued...
Gary Oldman aka Sirius Black will be on Graham Norton's talk show on Channel 4 at 10pm.
It's bonfire night and tonight's guest is sure to cause some fireworks with the ladies in the audience! Graham's guest is Hollywood actor Gary Oldman, famous for his roles in Dracula, Leon and True Romance! They'llContinued...
According to the Web site for the Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council, Phelps twins James and Oliver (known for their role as Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter movies), will be launching Nuneaton's Christmas Light Switch-On Event called "The Magic of Christmas".
Sue Upton sent us this article from Ananova stating that Timothy Spall, the actor due to play Peter Pettigrew in the upcoming Prisoner of Azkaban will take the role of Mr. Poe in "Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events". He will be joining Jim Carey (Count Olaf), Jude Law (Lemony Snicket), and MerylContinued...
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...