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New Trio Images

Posted by: Kristin
October 18, 2004, 08:35 PM has posted several scans of the Trio (although these don't appear to be new - judging by Rupert's hairstyle, we guess they were taken circa Prisoner of Azkaban filming ;). See their page for other, similiar shots, as well as individual photos of Emma Watson.
Thanks to Monique for the link!

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HPCast Members: "Movers and Shakers "of British Film

Posted by: sue
October 18, 2004, 07:19 AM

The Times of London has a short list of "the movers and the shakers who have transformed the fortunes of the national treasure that is British Film." Included on that list is "feisty and intelligent" Emma Watson (Hermione Granger):

Emma Watson, 14, heads up the girls' teamContinued...


GOF Set Photos Apparate in British Paper

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2004, 11:20 AM

TLC reader Rich has sent us scans from a British tabloid that today printed pics of the GoF set, check it out:

GOF Buildings
The Dragon tent/lair
The Grandstand (second/third task?)
The Quidditch World Cup Tents
The entire scan

Thanks Rich!

Happy Birthday Filius Flitwick!

Posted by: Melissa
October 16, 2004, 06:47 PM

As notes, today in England (October 17) is Filius Flitwick's birthday. This is also confirmation of the Ravenclaw head's first name. Thanks to all the Leaky readers who let us know!


Waylett: Great Hall Filming Goes "Hoggy Hoggy" at Hogwarts

Posted by: Melissa
October 15, 2004, 03:08 PM

Some news from, the Web site of the actor who plays Vincent Crabbe:

This week we have been filming one of the "Great Hall" scenes, with Nearly all the main cast and about 250 - 300 "extras".
For those of you who know the books inside out you might be ableContinued...


Gof Filming Updates

Posted by: sue
October 14, 2004, 04:50 PM

There are two small pieces of GoF filming news today. David Tennant, who plays the role of Barty Crouch Jr in the upcoming Potter film, told a newspaper that he'd already filmed some of his work for the Goblet of Fire movie:
It's a small part, and I've already filmed part of it. I'll be doing the rest soon,"Continued...

PoA Film

More About Deleted PoA Scenes

Posted by: Melissa
October 14, 2004, 11:35 AM

More information about deleted PoA scenes that'll be on the dvd is located here, thanks to the BBFC. Thanks to De, who found it!


Edinburgh Seeks Literary World Capital Title

Posted by: Kristin
October 13, 2004, 12:08 PM

Jo Rowling's hometown of Edinburgh seeksto be declared the world capital of literature, a title that could draw such ceremonies as the Whitbread and the Nobel Prize for Literature. The BBC reports that many of the cities best-known writers, including Jo Rowling, are backing the campaign.


GOF Film News: Franz Ferdinand to play Weird Sisters Band?

Posted by: sue
October 13, 2004, 07:51 AM

UK group Franz Ferdinand has reportedly been asked to write some music for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. In NME magazine, singer Alex Kapranos is quoted as saying:

"We've been asked to write some music. There's a section where there's a band of uglyContinued...


GoF Visual Effects

Posted by: Kristin
October 12, 2004, 05:44 AM

Australian company Rising Sun Pictures has signed on to create visual effects for the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Says the Sydney Morning Herald:
The film's centrepiece, a magical goblet surrounded by flames, is one of the complex images the company will construct before the film's completion next August.Continued...

PoA Film

BBC Reviews PoA DVD

Posted by: Melissa
October 11, 2004, 01:59 PM

Lizo Mzimba of the BBC took a sneak peek at the PoA DVD, and his very in-depth review is now up on the Newsround site. It includes a very close-up look, deleted scene by deleted scene, interview by interview. Quotage:

The ground of how the first three films have reached the screen is covered well. And there are a few gems ofContinued...

HP Cast

Castwatch: Kenneth Branagh and The Magic Flute

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2004, 11:56 AM

Actor Kenneth Branagh(Gilderoy Lockhart)is reportedly set to direct and possibly star in a film version of Mozart's opera, The Magic Flute. The musical will begin production next year. Mr. Branagh is currently filming "Warm Springs" a movie for HBO in which he will portray U.S. PresidentContinued...

HP Cast

Happy Birthday Dawn French

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2004, 11:46 AM

Today, Dawn French (The Fat Lady in PoA) turns 47. Happy Birthday Dawn!
Also, Dawn will be in the upcoming film version of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe as the voice of Mrs. Beaver.


PoA Soundtrack Wins Award

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:42 AM

The Public Choice Award at the World Soundtrack Awards went to John Williams for the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban soundtrack. The awards were a part of the 31st Flanders International Film Festival in Bijloke, Ghent.
Thanks to Wizard News for the link!

J.K. Rowling

A Time Turner for Charity

Posted by: Kristin
October 11, 2004, 06:32 AM

The Scotsman reports that Jo Rowling donated a time turner from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban to a charity auction in benefit of Edinburgh's Maggie's Centre, which supports cancer patients.
Thanks to Veritaserum for the link!

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