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Even more POA pictures

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2004, 12:27 PM

Thanks to Winky of PotterworldOnline, we now have even more POA pictures including: Harry on his Firebolt, Harry and Lupin in the DADA classroom, the trio in a snowy Hogsmeade, a movie teaser ad, and a nice picture of Harry.
Also included are some clearer scans of Harry and the Monster Book of Monsters, Harry and HermioneContinued...

Movies

IGN Filmforce Interview

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2004, 11:26 AM

Thank you for the many emails we've received expressing concern that IGN Filmforce's interview with the Trio was "stolen" from our set report. We appreciate it but don't worry - the interview was not stolen. If you look at the interview you'll note that some questions are marked "TLC"Continued...

Movies

Percy Weasley: Death Eater?

Posted by: sue
February 16, 2004, 09:01 AM

In a new interview from Harry Potter Columbia, which is posted to Chris Rankin Online, actor Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) talks about a variety of topics including his reaction to his character in Order of the Phoenix:
I think it's very interesting. I can't wait to see what happens to him in the 6th-because itContinued...

Books

Severus Snape

Posted by: Kristin
February 16, 2004, 08:48 AM

Jewsweek has an interesting character study of Severus Snape, and of how our past affects who we are and how we change:
Many people who have drastically changed their lives or thought about doing so can identify with Snape and his struggle. From the little we know about him, we know that he experienced an unhappy childhood and anContinued...

Movies

SFX Interview

Posted by: Kristin
February 16, 2004, 08:40 AM

British magazine SFX has an interview with Dan Radcliffe:
By the end of the series, at this rate, Harry will be a 6'5" 24 year old in a Hogwarts uniform. Although, admittedly, the rest of the cast are getting rather big now too! "Rupert is about 12'4"!" Radcliffe joshes. "No, how tall is Rupert now?"Continued...

Movies

New PoA Photos

Posted by: Kristin
February 15, 2004, 07:04 PM

The ever-fantabulous DanRadcliffe.com has up two new scans from a Japanese movie promo booklet, one of which includes a photo of the Monster Book of Monsters!
Thanks to Clare for the tip!

Movies

New PoA Pic

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2004, 03:03 PM

Thanks to Winky of PotterWorldOnline for sending us the link to a great new PoA pic of Hermione.

Books

Stephen Fry Audio

Posted by: Kristin
February 14, 2004, 07:46 AM

The Sydney Morning Herald has a review of Stephen Fry's audio version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and of the joy of listening to a good book (and yes, we noted the one mistake in the article as well :).
Thanks to Sharon for the link!

Movies

Warwick Davis at London Film & Comic Convention

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2004, 06:53 PM

Warwick Davis, Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies, will be appearing at the London Film & Comic Convention March 6th & 7th.

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling to receive Honorary Degree

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2004, 02:56 PM

The Scotsman reports today that JK Rowling will be receiving an honorary degree from Edinburgh University. She will be awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa, one of the university's highest accolades, in early July.

Books

J.K. Rowling at Number 42

Posted by: Kristin
February 13, 2004, 08:05 AM

J.K. Rowling is the 42nd most borrowed author in the UK, according to this article in the Mirror, which references the Public Lending Right list. Children's book author Jacqueline Wilson, who writes 'mainly tales for girls of 10 and older', is number one, with more than two million loans last year.
With no slightContinued...

Movies

No Tintin for Rupert

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2004, 05:51 PM

It has been reported in several places that Rupert Grint is up for the role of bumbling comic reporter Tintin in a Steven Spielberg film of the same name.

There is no truth whatsoever to this rumor. Neither Rupert nor his agent have been approached - it's idle speculation with several forces (Goblet of Fire being a bigContinued...

Floo Network updated

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2004, 01:48 PM

Good News!The main page of the Floo Network has been updated now. Computer problems resolved, Steve Vander Ark of the Lexicon has come up with some tougher trivia questions .Check it out!

Movies

Emma Thompson talks more on Trelawney

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2004, 09:51 AM

In an interview with Empire Online, Emma Thompson talks a bit more about her role as Professor Sybil Trelawney in the upcoming POA movie. She says "I decided that, since she was someone who saw the future, she had to be someone who couldn't see anything at all in the present."

Harry Look-alike Seeks a Home

Posted by: Kristin
February 11, 2004, 10:53 PM

Young Valera Ashcheulov has more in common with Harry than just the dark hair and glasses that recently won him a look-alike contest at a Moscow bookstore; he is also an orphan. Born with a serious congenital problem, Valera was abandoned at birth by his parents, who told his two siblings that he had died.
When heContinued...

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