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More from Fiennes on Voldemort

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 04:29 PM

Ralph Fiennes gave another interview promoting The Constant Gardener, and again spoke about playing Lord Voldemort:

I'm not a psychiatrist," he says. "But I do think childhood is the answer. And thank God, J.K. Rowling has done the work for us. Lord Voldemort is a rejected child. Once I understood that,Continued...


An " film..."?

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 04:25 PM

The Star-Ledger of Newark's fall movie preview jokes that Goblet of Fire, set to be released on November 18, is "[s]ome obscure art film no one will see."
They're kidding, of course; elsewhere in the article, they note that GoF is one of the only sure successed expected this holiday season.

BBC Photo of the Day

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 04:21 PM

The BBC is featuring a photograph of a fan looking at a small statue of Harry Potter as one of its photos of the day today. If you want to see the specific image, you can see it here.

HP "Get Fuzzy" Comic

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 09:11 AM

Today's "Get Fuzzy" comic has a bit of an HP chuckle for you. Thanks to everyone who wrote!


PotterCast Show #2 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
August 30, 2005, 05:44 AM

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The second episode of PotterCast is now available! For subscription visit the links above; for direct download visit our episodes page; for help visit our tutorial.

In this episode:

During the fan interview, MaraudingDon explains to us all why Snape is a foul,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Lexicon: HBP Mystery Person Revealed?

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2005, 10:17 PM

The Lexicon has received information that may reveal the identity of someone mentioned at the end of HBP via initials. (For the unspoiled, we'll refrain from posting them.) It should be noted that this, while it comes from a reliable source, is still rumor until confirmed or denied by Jo & Co. It is,Continued...


PotterCast Transcripts Uploaded

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2005, 08:54 PM

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The transcripts to the first PotterCast and the special Potter/MuggleCast are now up! For Show #1, click here; for our special episode with MuggleCast, click here.
The PotterCast transcripts will, from now on, be done for us by the new team of PotterCast TranscriptionContinued...

Thoughts for Our Friends in Hurricane Katrina's Path

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2005, 12:58 AM

We'd just like to send our thoughts and prayers to our readers in Louisiana and Mississippi, as they come under Hurricane Katrina's destructive eye. Please feel free to use the comments below to check in with each other, and please, let us know that you're all right.
If you'dContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Newsletter

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2005, 02:50 PM

Actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is sending out his most recent newsletter to fans and Michael from German fansite let us know they have posted a copy of it. In this note, Dan talks about a recent scuba diving trip at the Great Barrier Reef, noting his practice from filming the underwater scenes forContinued...


Empire Interviews Mike Newell

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2005, 02:12 PM has posted scans of a new interview in Empire magazine with Goblet film director Mike Newell. In this very brief interview, he talks about the differences that Goblet of Fire will have over the other three previous Harry Potter films.

"The first two films are very sunny in a way, and very wish-fulfillment-y."..."ButContinued...


Terry Gilliam: I was the perfect guy to do Harry Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 28, 2005, 07:45 AM

Terry Gilliam is interviewed in the September 2, 2005 issue of Entertainment Weekly, and mentions projects that have passed, and those that he's developed and worked on. Interviewer Gillian Flynn noted that JK Rowling wanted Gilliam for the Harry Potter films, and Gilliam replied:

I wasContinued...


Matthew Lewis Chat Transcript

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2005, 07:26 PM

MuggleNet recently held an online chat with actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. The chat transcript has now been posted, and you can read it here. Matthew talks about the making of Goblet of Fire, and confirms he will be back filming Order of the Phoenix in February of nextContinued...

Marilyn Manson Takes Swipe at Potter

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2005, 06:46 PM

Marilyn Manson took a shot at Harry Potter when he accepted a "Kerrang!" award, the Sun reports.

He said: "I get blamed for being bad but this kid is practicing witchcraft from a very early age which is totally unacceptable."
Thanks MN!
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le NouvelObs on HP Fanfic

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2005, 06:35 PM

French magazine le NouvelObs has published an article about HP fanfic that quotes from TLC editor Heidi Tandy:

"Heidi Tandy explains this popularity by the ease with which people can participate: "More than an litterary ambition, Harry's adventures drive its readers to write. They are so fascinating,Continued...


WB: Goblet London Premiere Nov. 6; US Premiere Nov. 12 in NYC

Posted by: Melissa
August 26, 2005, 04:30 PM

WB has just confirmed that the London premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be Nov. 6, while the US one will be Nov. 12 in New York City.

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