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Studio Seeks Patil Twins

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2003, 12:58 PM

BBCi Films is reporting that there is an open casting call for, "twin asian girls" (Parvati & Padma Patil) for GoF.
...which could only mean that they are planning on including the Yule Ball in the GoF movie...Christmas has come early this year! Thank you to everyone who emailed this in!


Tom Felton Interview

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2003, 11:00 AM

The December issue of the French magazine One features an interview with Tom Felton. Fan site, has translated the article. This is the same issue with the Emma Watson interview posted on the Leaky on December 4th.


Julie Walters Discusses Mrs. Weasley's Wardrobe

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2003, 08:57 AM

TV Guide has an interview with Julie Walters, A.K.A. Mrs. Weasley. Walters discusses her new movie, Calendar Girls, and her role - and wardrobe - in the upcoming PoA.


PoA Teaser on Return of the King

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2003, 08:51 AM

HPANA reports that the PoA teaser will be attached to the final Lord of the Rings move, Return of the King. The teaser was previously released on the Looney Tunes: Back in Action movie in November. Return of the King will premiere December 17.
Editor's Commentary: Return of the King AND PoA...all at the sameContinued...


Translators Gather in Paris

Posted by: Kristin
December 09, 2003, 06:43 AM

The Guardian has a few paragraphs on those who translate Harry Potter:
A Catalan translator said that she had lost the assignment after rejecting what she considered to be an inadequate royalty deal, but most delegates were getting more money from HP than they had ever earned before. While Warner Bros put pressure onContinued...

"What Americans Can Learn From Hogwarts"

Posted by: Kristin
December 09, 2003, 06:37 AM

Bowling Green State University's magazine features Dr. Margaret Booth in its fall issue, an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at BGSU who has written a paper (along with her 12 year old daughter Grace) called "Learning from the Cultural Context and Practices of a Somewhat British Institution:Continued...


Mike Newell on GoF

Posted by: Kristin
December 09, 2003, 06:30 AM

Production of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will begin in late April or early May, with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Rupert Grint (Ron) and Emma Watson (Hermione) reprising their roles. "They're all actually the age they are in the story," Newell said in an interview.

"What Alfonso has doneContinued...

Get a Clue 2 - THANK YOU!

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2003, 09:48 AM

Melissa and I spent the weekend snowed in and up to our elbows in PayPal spreadsheets, mailing labels, personal checks and wonderful letters from you. We did not even half finish the process of sending out your T-shirts (it proved to be a much bigger job than we'd anticipated), but we will finish this coming weekend.Continued...


Missing Passage?

Posted by: Kristin
December 07, 2003, 09:31 PM

TLC reader Bevin pointed out this article featured at MuggleNet:
It took a dyslexic fan of JK Rowling's hit series to realise that parts of the latest book, Order of the Phoenix, have been changed or left out of the BBC's "complete and unabridged" tapes.

Mrs Nickerson enjoyed reading the first four Harry PotterContinued...

Stephen and Harry

Posted by: Kristin
December 07, 2003, 09:19 PM

Many TLC readers have written to let us know that Stephen King’s Dark Tower V: The Wolves of the
mentions a grenade-like weapon that has the following information engraved on its casing:

Serial # 465-11-AA HPJKR


Thanks to everyone for the information, and to Mr. KingContinued...


Access Hollywood Video Clip

Posted by: Kristin
December 07, 2003, 09:14 PM let us know that they have the Access Hollywood video clip in Real Media format, courtesy of Finchy and

Thanks to all involved for making this clip available!


Access Hollywood Screencaps

Posted by: Kristin
December 06, 2003, 10:59 PM

Finchy was nice enough to put up some screencaps of the Access Hollywood clip.
Thanks, Finchy!


Movie Trio Photo

Posted by: Kristin
December 06, 2003, 12:14 PM

The French site PotterWorldOnline has a scan of a magazine cover featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint. Obviously a shot from the Vanity Fair photo shoot, it adds fuel to the debate of the century - which young man is the tallest? ;)
Thanks to Winky for the link!


Investing in Children's Literature

Posted by: Kristin
December 06, 2003, 09:17 AM

The Scotsman has an article on investing in rare editions of children's books that mentions the upcoming Sotheby's auction of Harry Potter first editions.
Thanks to Sue for the link.


Harry in Hangul

Posted by: Kristin
December 06, 2003, 08:09 AM

From TLC reader Glenn:
Seoul's Kyobo Bookstore (the biggest and nicest one in Seoul) now has Order of the Phoenix in Hangul (the written language for Korean). The HP books in Korea (and some other Asian countries) are broken into multiple volumes, presumably to make the cost seem less. (it doesn't if you read the whole book,Continued...

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