Leaky News Archives for October 2003
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, 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...
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.
How cute is this?
Thanks to Jason for bringing it to our attention.
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, or actually Mad-Eye Moody, is featured in this Bachelor Party comic.
A Washington pediatrician warns of a new medical condition.
Thanks to the many TLC reader who sent us this link!
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...
Emerson with Mugglenet.com 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!
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...
DanRadcliffe.co.uk 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.
DanRadcliffe.com also received a letter from Mr. Radcliffe, and the photograph of Daniel (scroll through their updates to view andContinued...
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!
Elizabeth wrote in to tell us that a German Magazine has some new POA pics, mixed in with some old.
Check out the trailer for Love, Actually, starring HP3 cast members Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. Thanks Peter!
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.