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Order of the Phoenix Movie Rehearsals Starting

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 12:48 PM

There have been rumors floating online about a possible read- through of the script by the cast in preparation for filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Leaky can confirm that while those rumors are not entirely correct, rehearsals are now starting for the fifth Harry Potter movie.Continued...

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Rankin Confirms OotP Role

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2006, 06:07 AM

crankin.jpgAs rumored and suggested, Chris Rankin (Percy) has confirmed to us (and now on his site) that he will be in Order of the Phoenix, ending a lot of speculation and wonder about whether he and his role would be in the film adaptation of the book.

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Luna Lovegood Auditions Update: Down to 400 Candidates

Posted by: sue
January 17, 2006, 09:13 AM

Newsround has a new update on the audition process for the role of Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The report says that after Saturdays open call where some 15,000 girls auditioned, the filmmakers have narrowed the field down to 400 girls in the next step to castingContinued...

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Video Clip of Luna Hopefuls on Reuters

Posted by: Melissa
January 16, 2006, 09:39 AM

Reuters has posted a video clip of the queue of girls waiting to be seen for Luna Lovegood auditions in London on Saturday. (The Leaky Cauldron takes NO responsibility for the reporter's mistaken comment about Daniel Radcliffe!)
Thanks, Jyothi!

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Thousands of Luna Hopefuls Line the London Streets

Posted by: Melissa
January 14, 2006, 09:13 AM

BBC News reports that this morning's open call for Luna Lovegood brought thousands of hopefuls to Storey's Gate, clogging the streets of London for awhile.

"A spokeswoman said an "other-worldly" quality was needed to play the part.
"Luna views the world very differently.Continued...

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Back to School for Actor Matthew Lewis

Posted by: sue
January 11, 2006, 02:53 PM

The Yorkshire Post has a new interview with actor Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) who talks about school; both his real life classes and the magical on -screen school of Hogwarts. In this article, the young actor speaks about the need to keep up with his schoolwork, as he does not know what the futureContinued...

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WB Opens Casting Call for Luna Lovegood

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2006, 12:05 PM

Despite reports that the role had been cast and was close to being announced, Newsround is reporting that WB has opened up a casting call to try and find a Luna Lovegood for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
The call will be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Jan. 14 at the Central Hall Westminster, Storey'sContinued...

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Luna Casting Announcement Could Be Weeks Away

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2005, 01:39 PM

CBBC Newsround reports that the name of the lucky girl chosen to play Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix may be announced in early January. As we previously reported, the field has been narrowed to five actors, none of whose names has been released by Warner Brothers.

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Robbie Coltrane: Not Signed Yet for Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2005, 09:25 AM

Actor Robbie Coltrane has given a new interview with Manchester Online, where he discusses his role as Rebeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. He says that he is still unsure if he will be back in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film, noting: "We don't know yet.Continued...

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Julie Walters to Return in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2005, 06:25 AM

Actress Julie Walters has said in a new interview that she will be returning in the role of Molly Weasley for the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Our friends at Film Focus were able to speak with the actress recently where she confirmed the news, saying:

"It looks like it,Continued...

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman Interview in "Metro"

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2005, 11:12 AM

An interview with Harry Potter film producer David Heyman appeared in the UK publication "Metro" on Friday. While most of the information we have heard previously, David talks again about the power of the Potter fans, and the mistake on Voldemort's tombstone.

Harry Potter fans are a hardcore bunchContinued...

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Additional Order of the Phoenix Film News

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2005, 12:48 PM

Yesterday, we told you about the CBBC Newsround story on the update on the progress to cast the part of Luna Lovegood for the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Today there is a bit more from Newsround, with some more information about Grawp and a good bit of news about an item foundContinued...

Contests

Followup: MTV Contest to Win OotP Film Set Visit

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2005, 12:18 PM

Last week, we told you about a UK MTV contest to win a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. That contest is now open. The site posts the following:

"Things are changing for Harry and they could be for you to. Enter our magic comp and you could be spending a week on theContinued...

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Another Contest to Win Phoenix Set Visit

Posted by: sue
November 02, 2005, 01:14 PM

UK retailer Marks & Spencer have now launched a contest to win a trip to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. As posted on Snitch Seeker, this contest is open to residents of Great Britain, Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland, and is open to people ages 3 throughContinued...

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Phoenix Filming News

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2005, 08:11 AM

Previously, we told you about stories about the possibilty of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix filming in Prague. The Times is now reporting that is NOT to be the case, and that Phoenix will be shot in the UK.

The studio told The Times that it had decided against making the film in a cheaper location in EasternContinued...