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More Dumbledore Casting Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
January 30, 2003, 11:03 AM

FlickChick at TV Guide was asked about whether Terrence Stamp (probably known by most for costarring with Hugo Weaving in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) was a possible contender for Dumbledore. Ms. Chick stated that Michael Gambon definitely has the role, glossing over the fact that WB has not announced the castingContinued...

Williams May Not Score PoA

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 01:25 PM

John Williams' fansite has posted a report from a Q&A he did in Washington, D.C. last Thursday. In it, he said that scoring PoA was not on his agenda, "although things could change." Thanks to Jennifer for the link.

Peter O'Toole refuses honorary Oscar

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 11:37 AM

Check out EW's story on Peter O'Toole's refusal to accept an honorary award from the Academy - the seven-time nominated actor, whose name has been mentioned in connection with playing Dumbledore, wrote a note back to the organization explaining his reasoning:

Variety reports that he responded withContinued...

Bloomsbury's FAQ for OoTP

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 11:14 AM

Bloomsbury has uploaded a FAQ for Order of the Phoenix.

A focus on Potter Merchandise on MSNBC

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 11:08 AM

Terri Goldberg focuses on Harry Potter merchandise, including Book 5, in her MSNBC shopping column this week.

Mary Grandpre Interview

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 10:37 AM

Expresso Hogwarts has published a new interview with Mary Grandpre. However, it's in Spanish, so Pablo, the site's webmaster, has sent it to us in English, and you can view it right here. Thanks Pablo!

DVD Cover

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2003, 10:26 AM

Thanks Steven, for sending us a link to the CoS DVD box art.

Look at all these rumors...

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2003, 07:25 PM

We've had a few emails, and seen some livejournal postings, over the past day or so, that look like CNN pages where such-and-such actor has been cast in PoA, or stating more lines from Order of the Phoenix, or even reporting such-and-such actor has died.



If you see, or are sent the url for, a "front page"Continued...

Scouting for Hogsmeade?

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2003, 12:39 PM

This from Dark Horizons today:

Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban: Location scouting has been taking place around Borough Market in London, with a lockup next to the Market Porter pub seeming to be under the most scrutiny.
Hogsmeade? Three Broomsticks? And this is the American in me, but the word 'lockup' isContinued...

"Harry Potter and the Putin Imputation"

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2003, 12:04 PM

[I love that title ...!] From Asia Times Online comes this article on the possiblity of legal action being taken against the producers of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, alleging that Dobby the House-Elf is based on the likeness of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia.

Daniel Radcliffe to Present Award

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2003, 11:54 AM

Daniel Radcliffe will present the award for Best Technical Achievement at The Evening Standard British Film Awards this Sunday. (Read more here; thanks to Maria for the link.)

"Chamber of Secrets" Reaches #3

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2003, 11:39 AM

Coming Soon reports that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets has overtaken Jurassic Park to become the third highest grossing international release of all time.

Moviefone / June 11 2004

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2003, 07:15 PM

Thanks to those of you who have written in to tell us that MovieFone is reporting that PoA will debut on June 11, 2004. We've checked into it, "Summer 2004" is still the official go-ahead here. Perhaps Moviefone is guessing - maybe it's necessary for their recordkeeping, to have some sort of date. PoA probablyContinued...

"Potter" Books at Top of "Most Challenged" List for Fourth Year in a Row

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2003, 11:53 AM

The "Harry Potter" series is at the top of the American Library Association's list of books most challenged in 2002.


Edit: Heidi also wanted me to mention that Judith Krug, Director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, will beContinued...

BAFTA Nominations

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2003, 06:50 AM

The BAFTA nominations were announced this morning, and icLiverpool has the full list here. Chamber of Secrets pulled three nominations, including Production Design, Sound and Achievement in Special Visual Effects. Thanks to Julez for the link.

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