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PoA Film

Double Trouble for Draco and Ginny

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2004, 07:58 AM

The Cambridge News has a short interview with the two people who played the doubles for Draco and Ginny in the Prisoner of Azkaban film. Joe Parsison, who was the double in the scene where Draco gets his come-uppance, said "It was really cool. We got taken up there in a Mercedes each day and got to knowContinued...

HP Cast

Make- A-Wish Foundation and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 14, 2004, 07:30 AM

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is making one girl's dream come true when she gets to meet the cast from the Harry Potter films. A young girl who suffers from the birth defect Spina Bifida is being flown to England to the set of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. Talking about the Harry PotterContinued...

HP Cast

Richard Griffiths Wins Theatre Award

Posted by: sue
December 13, 2004, 05:01 PM

Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) was named "Best Actor" at The Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his role in the play The History Boys. Congratulations Richard. Thanks Liz!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

JKR Spokespeople: Book Six Release Date Rumors False, Info to go on JKRowling.com

Posted by: Melissa
December 13, 2004, 01:20 PM

Two separate spokespeople for Jo Rowling told TLC today that all these bookstore "memos" going around telling people to expect an announcement on the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in early- to mid-January are completely uninformed.Continued...

PoA Film

PoA One of Newsweek's Top 10 of 2004

Posted by: Melissa
December 12, 2004, 08:02 AM

Newsweek Magazine in the US has named PoA one of its top ten films of the year, along with films like Sideways and The Aviator - they say "third time's the charm"!

PoA Film

PoA DVD Cleans Up at Box Office

Posted by: Melissa
December 11, 2004, 09:27 PM

This week's Entertainment Weekly shows that the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban DVD gained first and sixth place earnings (for the widescreen and fullscreen editions, respectively) in DVD sales in its first week out of the box. Thank you Elizabeth for the info!

JKRowling.com

JKR.com: Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley!

Posted by: Melissa
December 11, 2004, 06:32 PM

JKRowling.com says today (December 12 already in England) is Charlie Weasley's birthday!

JKRowling.com

JKRowling.com: "No News is Good News" (Except there's lots of news)

Posted by: Melissa
December 10, 2004, 09:54 AM

Our favorite author has updated her site, explaining why "No News is Good News":

I have nothing noteworthy to report, because I have been spending nearly all my time sitting in front of my computer writing, re-writing and taking the occasional break to bang my head off theContinued...

Radcliffe

Followup: Daniel Radcliffe's Christmas Card

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2004, 05:58 AM

A few weeks ago, we told you about actor Daniel Radcliffe's (Harry Potter) Christmas card that he was sending out this year. It featured a photo taken from the filming of the second task of the upcoming Goblet of Fire movie. The USA Today has more on this card, and what went into setting the sceneContinued...

HP Cast

Happy Birthday Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2004, 05:45 AM

Today actor Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) turns 44! Happy Birthday Kenneth!

Charity

GIVE A GALLEON Update and Special Message from the HP Cast

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2004, 04:39 PM

We're halfway into our GIVE A GALLEON drive and more than half our inventory is gone, so get moving - give a Galleon, get a sticker and support literacy all at once.


A few of your friends from England wanted to tell you the same. They really wanted to say, nice and simply, to Give aContinued...

JKRowling.com

JKR Wins Domain Name Tussle

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2004, 04:38 PM

J.K.Rowling has won a legal battle in a typosquatting claim, and will have the domains "kjkrowling.com" and "www-jkrowling.com," currently registered to an individual in Uruguay, transferred to her. A typosquatter purposefully incorporates mispellings and common typos into domain names, to harvestContinued...

Movies

"Unfortunate Events" actor Liam Aiken once a Harry Potter Contender

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2004, 02:59 PM

There is a good interview in New York Metro with actor Liam Aiken, who stars as Klaus Baudelaire in the new film "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events " based upon the children's book series of the same name. The young actor Liam Akien at one point wasContinued...

HP Cast

All the World's a Stage

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2004, 12:33 PM

As we know, some of Great Britian's finest actors appear in the Harry Potter films. These actors are also known for some of their work in the theatre. Several of our favourite actors will be returning to the stage in the near future, as well as performing in some new motion pictures as well.
Ralph Fiennes (Lord You-know-whoContinued...

PoA Film

New "Behind the Scenes" PoA Clips

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2004, 10:13 AM

Emma-Watson.net has some cool new clips from behind the scenes of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

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