Leaky News Archives for March 2003
Daniel Radcliffe Rocks has an image of the lock of hair that Dan Radcliffe has donated for Comic Relief's auction, and Wella's press release about the event. As of yesterday, the lock was going for 700 pounds, although the bidprice could go up. We'll try to keep you posted as to whether theContinued...
The CBBC has uploaded about a dozen images of the Knight Bus filming, including some great pics of Ernie and Stan, in costume.
Hey folks - we have a nice big picture of Jimmy Gardner AKA the future Ernie Prang. I'm impressed - click the image for full size.
Thanks Carly, for this article from This is Wildshire that says actor Jimmy Gardner will be playing Ernie Prang in PoA.
Gardner, who will be 79, in August will be appearing in the third Harry Potter film, the Prisoner of Azkaban, which is currently being filmed.
He will be the driver of the triple-decker Knight Bus offering tripsContinued...
Thanks to our reader Ian, we've got some more pics of the Knight Bus, from filming at Borough Market - and what is confirmed as the first pic of Stan Shunpike. Check it out.
A release from the Government News Network [UK] reports that both parents and children alike say the "Harry Potter" books are their favourite read, as indicated by research from the Department for Education and Skills' 'Get On' campaign.
Hoover's Online reports that a group of national free speech associations and children's author Judy Blume have filed a brief in federal court in support of a lawsuit that aims to put Harry Potter books back on a school library's shelf.
Website Dark Horizons said today that "despite her not being cast as yet, the character of Prof. Trelawney is indeed in [Prisoner of Azkaban] and should be filled soon."
Percent of children who say the best book series is Harry Potter: 58
Percent who say it's Lord of the Rings: 29
Amount an unidentified American paid at a charity auction for 93 words handwritten by author J.K. Rowling that hint at the plot of her fifth Harry Potter book: $45,314
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A Russian politician has changed his name. "Harry Ivanovich Potter" claims that he will run for governor in the Ural mountain Sverdlovsk region, according to this report from BBC News. Another version of the story can be found at ABC News. Quote: "Archbishop Vikenty of Yekaterinburg saidContinued...
OK, folks. Since we're rapidly approaching Book 5 frenziness, we're instituting spoiler protection. With posts we deem as possibly being spoilers or not (yes, rumors too), we are going to start "hiding" the text so you have to highlight it with your mouse to read it. We'll do our best to be as vagueContinued...
Brazilian website Omelete has posted twelve new pictures from the filming of Prisoner of Azkaban. (Thanks to July for the link.)
This article from This is London quotes Robbie Coltrane discussing the future of Hagrid in the books:
(Note: Possible spoilers - highlight below text to read)
Time could be running out for Harry Potter giant Hagrid, it emerged yesterday. Robbie Coltrane, the actor who plays him in the films, said the character could be killed off in theContinued...
...Happy Birthday, Ron. (This should have been posted on March 1. Hey, we were having a weekend.)
BBC Newsround reports that 200 children with Tourette's syndrome were finally able to see Chamber of Secrets, thanks to a doctor who found a theatre that was willing to hold a private viewing.