Leaky News Archives for January 2003
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...
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.
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 has uploaded a FAQ for Order of the Phoenix.
Terri Goldberg focuses on Harry Potter merchandise, including Book 5, in her MSNBC shopping column this week.
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!
Thanks Steven, for sending us a link to the CoS DVD box art.
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...
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...
[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 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.)
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.
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...
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...
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.