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Persisting Ralph Fiennes Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
July 27, 2004, 10:06 AM

Web India has a piece, based on a Daily Mail article, about Ralph Fiennes being "all set" to play Voldemort, despite the final paragraph of the article being this, from a film spokesperson:

"Oh, he'd be really good, but there's no one in place yet. Obviously, they are speaking to people, butContinued...


More PoA DVD Details Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 04:07 PM

DVD Answers has posted some preview info on the PoA DVD:

Title: Harry Potter
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe
Released: 23rd November 2004
SRP: $22.95

Further Details: "We've managed to obtain some early details on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban which stars Daniel Radcliffe as the now legendary wizard. The discContinued...

Harry Potter Inspires Politico

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 03:15 PM

The New York Times Magazine reported yesterday that former Clinton campaign official and New York director of the New Democratic Network named a group of "progressive contributors" the Phoenix Group "one night, after getting sucked into a Harry Potter book."

J.K. Rowling

Bloomsbury Offers a Chance to Meet Jo Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 03:11 PM

Bloomsbury has announced a competition to meet J.K. Rowling at the Edinburgh Book Festival next month.

"Tickets were not sold for this event, but were available through a ballot, which has now closed. But don't panic - we are delighted to offer you the chance to win two pairs of tickets toContinued...


Interview with Charlie Weasley

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2004, 02:03 PM

The Burrow now has an interview with Alex Crockford, the young actor who stood in as Charlie Weasley in the Prisoner of Azkaban film. When asked about his chances of returning for the Goblet of Fire film, he answered:
Minimal, I'm afraid. I got a letter from one of the director's assistants telling me thatContinued...


Comic-Con Reports of DVD Release Announcement

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 10:06 AM

Readers have been emailing staff members to tell us that a two-disc PoA DVD to be released on November 23 (as previously rumored) was announced at Comic-Con. Stay tuned for more details. Please note that this announcement is still just rumor, and not confirmation about the DVD's release date, yet.Continued...

J.K. Rowling Update

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 08:16 AM

JKR's FAQ section has been updated with info about HBP (oh, nothing serious, just whether Arthur will be the new Minister, and what exactly HBP has to do with CoS....:) and more.


Voice of Voldemort Speaks

Posted by: sue
July 25, 2004, 10:01 AM

There is an interview in the Sunday Herald with Richard Bremmer, the actor who voiced the part of Voldemort in the first Harry Potter film. He says that while he was hired for the part, the producers have decided to use a bigger star for the role of Voldemort in the upcoming Goblet of Fire film.
Bremmer, who will performContinued...


"Christian Harry Potter" Author in NY Times

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2004, 02:08 AM

Thanks to the readers who wrote in to tell us about the New York Times article, 'Harry Potter' Inspires a Christian Alternative, about G.P. Taylor's Shadowmancer. The article brings up that good ol' HP-and-the-Christian-fath chestnut, noting that Shadowmancer outranked Harry Potter in BritainContinued...


ADMIN: New Text Page

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2004, 12:55 PM

We hope you like the new text layout of TLC. We received this layout in e-mail from reader Oliver Janoschek, a designer who lives and works in Germany and often uses his PDA to surf the Web. When he couldn't donate financially to the Leaky server drive, he thought he'd offer us something else; a fast-loading text pageContinued...

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Jo Rowling Expecting Third Child

Posted by: Kristin
July 24, 2004, 04:31 AM

Jo Rowling writes on her website that she's expecting a third child, to be born sometime next year, and reassures her readers that while she can't say exactly when book six will be finished, it's well on track and she doesn't anticipate any baby-related delays.
Congratulations to Jo and her family!Continued...


TLC Exclusive: Rita Skeeter Cast; Miranda Richardson Picks Up Quick Quotes Quill

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2004, 07:45 PM

Miranda RichardsonExtremely
reliable sources tell us that British actress Miranda
will play Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of
. Ms. Richardson (headshot)
is most commonly known for her roles in The
(playing Vanessa
), Sleepy
(playing Lady Mary VanContinued...

Movies Honor Dan Radcliffe's Birthday with "A Punk Rock World"

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2004, 05:14 PM

Another great Dan Radcliffe gift has been sent out by; a CD collection called "A Punk Rock World."
Fans made CDs, collected music and memorabilia of international Punk and Rock bands, and send it all in a large box for Dan to peruse.

There wereContinued...


Aced: Fans Create Music/Style Magazine in Honor of Dan Radcliffe's Birthday

Posted by: Melissa
July 23, 2004, 12:01 AM

In honor of Dan's birthday, Jenna from has come up with one of the more original birthday gifts we've seen: a magazine. Not just an e-zine, or newsletter - no, an actual semiannual print magazine called Aced. Jenna calls it a "new entertainmentContinued...


Happy Birthday Dan Radcliffe!

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2004, 10:17 PM

And now we've another birthday (since it's the 23rd in the UK right now), this time the 15th for our fearless boy wizard-actor. Very Happy Birthday Dan Radcliffe, one of the most gentlemanly teens around.

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