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Radcliffe Interviews

New Daniel Radcliffe Interview in K-Zone Magazine

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 08:11 PM

Andy, from Harry Potter Fan Zone, let us know about a new interview published in K- Zone magazine with actor Daniel Radcliffe. While alot of this information about his experience on Goblet of Fire we have heard in some fashion previously, and there was this funny bit (kidding around) about RupertContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Winner of Signed Half-Blood Prince Book Raffle

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 07:21 PM

Previously, we told you about the Belen Public Library in New Mexico conducting a raffle for their copy of one of the Half-Blood Prince books signed by author J.K. Rowling in order to help fund an addition to their library. The winner was Katherine Williams of Albuquerque, and her son sent us inContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Followup: HBP Book Thief Back in Court

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 06:19 PM

Earlier this summer we told you about the fiasco that took place in England where two men stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from a printing facility and then tried to sell them to the tabloid newspaper The Sun. While there was gunplay involved in this caper, no one was injured andContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #18: The Special Holiday FilkCast - Now Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
December 20, 2005, 11:54 AM

PotterCast #18 - the much-anticipated, much-appreciated, muchly-syncopated special Holiday Filkcast Edition is up and available for download! You all have been sending us your song parodies for two weeks, and they're awesome - and the episode includes some surprises, too.Continued...

Leaky

Leaky Sniffles and Snuffles

Posted by: Melissa
December 20, 2005, 11:30 AM

Hey all; a lot of you noticed that we experienced some down time last night. There's a lot going on backstage at Leaky right now, so we appreciate your patience. Not only did we upgrade our content management system, but we are about to install our third server, named Snuffles! The slow Leaky days are soonContinued...

JKRowling.com

It's a Happy Harry Holiday at JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2005, 01:51 PM

Happy Harry Holidays Everyone! Our favorite author has been sprucing up her website to reflect a more festive holiday spirit. Enjoy!

Harry Tops Entertainment Weekly Poll

Posted by: Melissa
December 19, 2005, 10:08 AM

Entertianment Weekly magazine's "Best of 2005" poll has closed. The results will be published in EW's end of year issue, but are now available online. Harry has trounced the competition in two categories! Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was voted Best New Novel of the Year withContinued...

Fiennes Interviews

Cast Watch: New Ralph Fiennes Interview

Posted by: Melissa
December 18, 2005, 10:55 AM

Fresh from the press junket for The White Countess, Ralph Fiennes has a new interview in Newsday. In it, he talks about his new film, being nominated (or not) for prestigious awards, and about basing characters on their outward appearance. Which, of course, brings us to Voldemort!

"He's a cosmicallyContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Named "TIME for Kids" Person of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2005, 09:34 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been named by the magazine "TIME for Kids" as their Person of the Year. Readers of this children's magazine selected our favorite author for this award over others such as Lance Armstrong, disaster relief volunteers, and even the Chicago WhiteContinued...

Radcliffe

Video of Dan Radcliffe on This Way Up

Posted by: sue
December 17, 2005, 08:50 PM

Yesterday we told you that actor Daniel Radcliffe would be appearing on the variety program "This Way Up" which was broadcast on BBC2 tonight in the UK. DanRadcliffe.com has now posted the video and screencaps from this appearance, which you can see via this link (Remember, please right clickContinued...

Honors/Awards

Rickman, Walters Earn Theatre Award Nominations

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:48 PM

Two performers in the Harry Potter movies have been nominated for their work on the British stage. Actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) has been nominated by the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards in the category of "Best Actress in a Musical" for her role in Acorn AntiquesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half Blood Prince Ranks on Stephen King's List

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:19 PM

Potter fan and best selling author Stephen King has posted his 10 Favorite Books of the Year list for his Pop of King column he writes for Entertainment Weeklymagazine. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ranked at number five. He writes:

"The miracle of the Harry Potter series isContinued...

Film Awards

Oscar Watch: GoF in Consideration for Visual Effects Award

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 06:02 PM

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced today their list of seven films in consideration for "Achievement in Visual Effects" and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is one of the films included on this list. Academy members are to screen a fifteen minute clipContinued...

GoFFilm

Brendan Gleeson Nominated for Goblet Performance

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 05:37 PM

Actor Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for an award given out by the London Film Critics for his performance as Mad Eye Moody in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Brendan Gleeson was nominated in the category of "British Actor in a Supporting Role" for his wonderful turn asContinued...

Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe on This Way Up

Posted by: Melissa
December 16, 2005, 09:37 AM

Daniel Radcliffe will reunite with Sean Foley and Hamish McColl on the British television program This Way Up tomorrow, December 17 on BBC2 at 11:30 p.m. Longtime Leaky readers will remember that Dan had his stage debut in Foley and McColl's hilarious play The Play Wot I Wrote in November 2002. Here'sContinued...

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