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Isaacs

Charity Auction for Autographed Jason Isaacs Calendar

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2006, 10:14 AM

Actor Jason Isaacs has signed a special calendar for auction, with proceeds to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. Jason, who so memorably portrays Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, hilariously signed the cover of calendar which features a photo of him as the nefarious Death EaterContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2006, 07:03 PM

The calendar on JKRowling.com for February 6 had been updated to say "Happy Birthday Arthur Weasley." Cheers to you Arthur!

PotterCast

LIVE NYC Leaky Mug Video Now Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2006, 01:16 PM

We've been promising it for ages, and now it's here, our first video podcast: the Live Leaky Mug from NYC video, documenting our show (which took place on Nov. 12 at the Barnes & Noble in Union Square) is available for download. This show discussed the movie and featured call-ins fromContinued...

Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff Film "Cashback" Nominated for Oscar

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2006, 12:45 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff's film "Cashback" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the "Best Live Action Short Film " category. Sean, who is known to Potter movie fans world wide for his portrayal of Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, stars in this 18 -minute shortContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Writes About Her Experiences in Romania

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2006, 12:36 AM

Today's Sunday Times in Britain features an article written by J.K. Rowling in which our favorite author chronicles her efforts to end cage beds in east European mental hospitals. In the piece, Jo describes the article that originally sparked her involvement in this cause, the letter-writingContinued...

The Phoenix Rises Over the Big Easy

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2006, 04:59 PM

A brand new Harry Potter Conference has been announced for 2007. Phoenix Rising, an educational and academic gathering, is set to be held in the city of New Orleans May 17-21, 2007. Aiming to further explore the Harry Potter phenomenon, this conference will feature academic programing, with panel discussions,Continued...

OotP Film

Role of Young Lily Possibly Cast for Next Harry Potter Film

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2006, 01:20 PM

The Daily Record is reporting today that the role of a young Lily Evans has been cast for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. The paper reports that "Susie Shinner, 17, of Nottingham" has been cast in the role of the young Lily Potter. She would appearContinued...

News

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2006, 06:34 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now available for pre-order from Amazon in the US, for widescreen, while the links are up but the items are not yet available for pre-order from widescreen deluxe, full screen and four-movie gift set. We're sure they'll be availableContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast #24: The Final Part of the Arthur Levine Interview and More

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2006, 10:25 AM

PotterCast #24, temporarily held hostage by the release of the site's redeisgn, is now available for download!

In this show:
The third and final portion of the interview with Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books. We talk about the anticipation for book seven, theContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Mentions Phoenix Preparations

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2006, 07:37 AM

Along with all the press yesterday about the new casting for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film, MTV included in their story a new quote from actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter). Dan spoke about some of the preparations he has been making in order to better convey some of the deeperContinued...

Lynch

Official WB Photo of Evanna Lynch

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2006, 06:56 AM

Warner Brothers sent us their first official studio photo of Evanna Lynch, the young actress who was just cast in the role of Luna Lovegood for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. Production on the new movie is due to begin Monday, February 6, in Hertfordshire, England.

Leaky

Leaky Wins Yahoo! Search Find of the Year People's Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 11:34 PM

Thanks to you all, Leaky has been voted People's Choice in the Yahoo! Search Finds of the Year Awards 2005.
The news has now hit the AP (apparently NASA's site was also up for the award), and BBC (and now we feel guilty for winning over the school site! Hey, all right, here'sContinued...

OotP Film

Tonks, Luna, Bellatrix, Mrs. Figg Cast, Umbridge Confirmed; Production to Begin Feb. 6

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 04:33 PM

Warner Bros. has announced that filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will begin Feb 6, along with a ton of new casting:
The company has confirmed that the strong-rumored Imelda Staunton will play Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixContinued...

Lewis

Matthew Lewis Set to Appear at Library Opening

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2006, 05:26 AM

Actor Matthew Lewis is due to attend a special opening of a library in Horsforth, England on Friday, February 3 at 6pm. According to Leeds Today, Matthew will be reading his favorite excerpts from the Harry Potter novels, and participate in a question and answer session as well. Matthew will be returningContinued...

Thompson

Emma Thompson Launches Internet Site to Fight Racism

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 02:49 AM

Emma Thompson has launched a virtual Chestnut Tree, an internet tool created by the Anne Frank Foundation to "foster exchanges between schoolchildren and fight racism." The Chestnut Tree symbol is being used in honor of the chestnut tree that Anne Frank could see growing outside theContinued...

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