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Harry Potter Breaks Record

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 04:49 PM

U.TV reports that Harry Potter audio books have become the first literary series to sell more than a million copies in the UK.

Steven Edney, sales director of BBC Audiobooks, commented: ``Harry Potter has broken all the rules in the audio category.

Mike Newell in Lincoln

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 01:30 PM

Mike Newell, the British film-maker who is sent to direct GoF, will be in Lincoln on December 16th to officially open Sparkhouse Studios for the University of Lincoln. Newell will not only preside over the opening, he will also be interviewed in front of a live audience.
Editor's Commentary: Hopefully the interview willContinued...


Thewlis To Hold Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 10:50 AM

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.
Thanks, Sue!

Harry and Fluffy Spotted in NYC

Posted by: Kristin
October 30, 2003, 09:04 AM

How cute is this?
Thanks to Jason for bringing it to our attention.

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling is Forest Friendly

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 09:01 AM

J.K. Rowling is urging Bloomsbury to print her upcoming books on paper that is environmentally friendly.
Thank you to everyone who brought this to our attention!

Harry in Bachelor Party

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2003, 08:57 AM

Harry, or actually Mad-Eye Moody, is featured in this Bachelor Party comic.
Thanks, Lily!

Does Reading Harry Cause Headaches?

Posted by: Kristin
October 29, 2003, 11:21 PM

A Washington pediatrician warns of a new medical condition.
Thanks to the many TLC reader who sent us this link!


British Director Slams Columbus

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 03:51 PM

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...


Meet Charlie Weasley

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 02:29 PM

Emerson with 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!


HP Autograph Collection

Posted by: Kristin
October 29, 2003, 07:14 AM

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...


Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Kristin
October 29, 2003, 06:51 AM has a letter posted that the site received from Daniel Radcliffe's father, Alan. The update page (scroll down to October 27th) has the photo of Daniel included with the letter. also received a letter from Mr. Radcliffe, and the photograph of Daniel (scroll through their updates to view andContinued...


Chris Rankin chats with BBC Norfolk

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 03:43 AM

Chris Rankin will be in the BBC Norfolk offices on Thursday (tomorrow!) between 5:30 and 7 p.m. GMT for a live web chat. Check out more info, including how to take part, here!


New PoA Pics

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 03:33 AM

Elizabeth wrote in to tell us that a German Magazine has some new POA pics, mixed in with some old.

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Actually, Rickman and Thompson

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 03:31 AM

Check out the trailer for Love, Actually, starring HP3 cast members Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Thanks Peter!


HP3 Trailer: Still November 14

Posted by: Melissa
October 29, 2003, 03:29 AM

As reported here in July, it's been reported to us and others by Nikki, who works for a movie chain, that the HP3 trailer will still show on November 14 attached to Loony Tunes.

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