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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates to Children's Book Center

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2005, 10:44 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated £20,000 ($37,500 USD) to help fund a book center which aims to promote children's literature in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scottish Centre for the Children's Book, which hopes to be open later this year, will promote "Scots children'sContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Possible Length of Half- Blood Prince Revealed?

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2005, 08:33 AM

TLC reader Jim sent us an interesting bit of news today. On Amazon.com there is an option to pre-order the "Library Binding" version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. When you click to read the description of this version of the book, it lists Half-Blood Prince as having 672Continued...

GoFFilm

GOF Pics: First Look Viktor, Dark Mark, Mermaids, Golden Egg and More

Posted by: Melissa
January 22, 2005, 02:48 PM

Edit note and update: Hey guys. At Warner Bros.' polite request we have removed these images. Warner Bros. sends their apologies and admits there was a faux pas that allowed these images to go live - as has been mentioned before, they had planned to release an image of KrumContinued...

Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's 16th Birthday Project

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2005, 11:06 AM

DanRadcliffe.com is having a different kind of birthday bash for Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe who will turn 16 years old this year. The 16th Birthday Project will be making a parody film of Dan's career, featuring you, the fans. Interested fans are encouraged to portray Dan either at home, onContinued...

Honors/Awards

Azkaban Gets the Golden Tomato Award

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2005, 10:45 AM

Website Rotten Tomatoes.com has given the Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban film an award. The third Potter movie received the Golden Tomato Award as it was named as overall "Best Reviewed Sci-Fi/Fantasy of 2004". The website notes:

"While the previous Potter movies were respectfullyContinued...

Honors/Awards

Prisoner of Azkaban and the Moviefone Awards

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2005, 10:31 AM

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban received four nominations at this year's Moviefone Moviegoer Awards. The film was nominated for "Best Picture", and "Best Family Film". Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, was nominated as "Best Supporting Actress".Continued...

Events

FX Show: Murray, Phelpses Can't Appear

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2005, 03:15 PM

Due to filming obligations, Devon Murray (Seamus) and the Phelps twins (Weasley twins) cannot appear at the Coolest Show on Earth in Orlando, Florida, this month. The company who was arranging their visits sends their regrets to the fans and hopes to make it up to them in the future. The news will be postedContinued...

SetReports

TLC Goblet Set Report Preview

Posted by: Melissa
January 21, 2005, 02:00 PM

By Melissa Anelli for TLC

This also represents Emerson of MuggleNet's preview, who is ill at the moment and can barely type; suffice it to say he agrees.

The campsite blazes. Witches and wizards in their dowdiest Muggle clothing run screaming down muddied paths, their bloomers flapping on clotheslines whileContinued...

GoFFilm

Goblet of Fire Set Report on Coming Soon.net

Posted by: sue
January 21, 2005, 06:30 AM

Coming Soon.net has posted a preview of their report of a Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film set visit. This overview of what they saw on their visit says the Yule Ball scene is "the movie's centerpiece". The article mentions the new production designs and features, and notesContinued...

HP Cast

Stephen Fry set to be the Voice of the" Hitchhiker " Guide

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2005, 06:28 PM

Actor Stephen Fry, who narrates the UK audio versions of the Harry Potter novels, is set to join the cast of the upcoming film version of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." Mr Fry will be the voice of the electronic book called The Guide which accompanies the main characterContinued...

HP Cast

Potter Actors Nominated for Theatre Awards

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2005, 06:15 PM

Two actors in the Harry Potter films have been nominated for awards for their work in the theatre. Sir Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) were both nominated in the category of "Best Actor" for the Laurence Olivier Awards. These awards, considered to be amoungContinued...

Felton

Tom Felton: Taking a Break

Posted by: Kristin
January 20, 2005, 01:07 PM

Just posted to actor Tom Felton's (Draco Malfoy) website:
I have finished most of the filming now and am taking a rest from the film world and just going back to being a normal 17 year old with meeting up with mates, eating pizza and basically listening to music and just chilling out. So forgive me but I am not doingContinued...

GoFFilm

GoF Trailer to Arrive March/April

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2005, 12:18 PM

A few readers have e-mailed to say that a WB representative has revealed that the first Goblet of Fire trailer will be released this spring; a source of TLC's confirmed this and also noted that it will be in either March or April.
Goblet of Fire is still scheduled to be released November 18, 2005.

GoFFilm

Yule Ball Dance Partner Update

Posted by: Melissa
January 19, 2005, 09:09 PM

A bit of an update on the dance partners for the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire comes to us from MuggleNet this evening in the form of a call sheet. The sheet confirms that Matt Lewis (Neville) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny) took tango lessons together; that Fred and Angelina will be dancing together; that Matt and BonnieContinued...

Directors

Interview with David Yates

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2005, 08:42 PM

David Yates, who was just formally announced as the director for the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, recently gave an interview to Film London where he spoke about being involved with the fifth Potter movie.

Were you surprised to be asked to direct the latest Harry Potter installment?
"IContinued...

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