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Brendan Gleeson Film Wins Oscar Award

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2006, 08:42 PM

At the Oscar awards tonight, Six Shooter, starring actor Brendan Gleeson ( Mad- Eye Moody) has just won the Academy Award for ”Best Live Action Short Film.” Congratulations to Brendan!
Update: Congratulations go as well to actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), who did voiceContinued...


Reminder: Oscars Tonight

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2006, 05:41 PM

Just a reminder that the Academy Awards are being presented tonight in Los Angeles. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been nominated for "Achievement in Art Direction." Best of luck to Stuart Craig and Stephanie McMillian! Also "Cashback " which stars Sean Biggerstaff (Gryffindor Qudditch CaptainContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Sunday Times: Rowling to Read at Queen's Birthday

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2006, 11:37 PM

UPDATE: We've confirmed that the Times's use of the words the "next" Harry Potter book are incorrect. Jo is not yet sure which book she will be reading, but it will NOT BE BOOK SEVEN. She won't read from that until it's finished and published. This was an unfortunate misprint.Continued...


Lexicon Introduces Knight Bus Tours

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2006, 03:36 PM

Our partners at the Harry Potter Lexicon have a great new feature: Knight Bus Tours. These guided tours will zoom you through the Lexicon so you can discover things you never knew about Harry Potter; it will include commentary from Lexicon staffers and links to interesting pieces of Potter arcania and more.

HP Cast

New Hi-Res Goblet of Fire Character Portraits in the Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2006, 11:24 AM

Mary, our new Galleries Image Person (her title is a work in progress) has uploaded about 20 hi-res character portriaits from the Goblet of Fire studio shoot; these portraits include new ones of Karkaroff, Amos Diggory, Harry, Cho Chang, Krum, Myrtle, Cedric, Fleur, and Ron. They'veContinued...


Warner Brothers Updates Goblet of Fire Podcast

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2006, 04:44 PM

Warner Brothers has updated their Goblet of Fire podcast today. The new updates include the video of Dan taking scuba diving lessons for the Second Task, and another cast interview clip that runs 5:51. You can download this clip via ITunes here. Thanks to Pete and Krima!


Entertainment Weekly Reviews Goblet of Fire DVD

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2006, 12:03 PM

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly contains their review of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD, giving it a B+ grade. We have the full review below which will be in the new issue of the magazine, due on newsstands on Tuesday.

Who are the Harry Potter movies for, anyway? It could beContinued...


New Voldemort, Trio Interview Goblet of Fire DVD Clips

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2006, 09:03 AM

Warner Brothers has updated the Daily Prophet section on with four clips from the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD. Two of these clips we have posted here previously, but the other two are new, including one featuring more on Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort. ThisContinued...


Emma Watson Newsletter Mentions Phoenix Filming

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2006, 08:45 AM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) is sending out a newsletter to fans who write her, and she briefly mentions working on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie. She notes that since GoF, she has been back at school studying hard, having fun with her friends, and isContinued...

New Wizard of the Month: Leaky's First Lady

Posted by: Melissa
March 02, 2006, 11:04 PM

Sorry we're a little late on this, but we wanted to give it its proper due: The new Wizard of the Month on is none other than Daisy Dodderidge, a happily plump little woman who was the Leaky Cauldron's first landlady.
Heh - not much has changed, folks! ;)


DVD Review Scans: Goblet of Fire Details

Posted by: Melissa
March 02, 2006, 11:03 PM

Oliver from sent us scans (which you can now see in our gallery) of the latest DVD Review, which contains a long article about the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD, containing info on the special effects, the spider, an interview with the trio and more.


The Harry Potter Collectibles Contest

Posted by: Melissa
March 02, 2006, 10:10 PM

We're very proud to present our next sweepstakes, the Harry Potter Collectibles Contest!
As you all know, the DVD of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" hits stores Tuesday in the U.S., and we've got a brand new contest associated with it - enter the Harry Potter Collectibles Contest andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling: Greatest Living British Writer?

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2006, 07:42 PM

In conjunction with the launch of The Book Magazine, a new "quarterly national consumer magazine," they are conducting a vote to ask the public who they believe is the greatest living British writer. Along with such writers listed as Ian Rankin, John LeCarre, Terry Pratchett, Helen Fielding,Continued...


Goblet of Fire Gets Two Empire Awards Nominations

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2006, 07:19 PM

The nominations for the annual Empire Awards have been announced, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has been recognized in two categories from the popular magazine this year. Goblet of Fire was nominated as "Best British Movie" and in the "Best Sci-fi/Fantasy" categoryContinued...


New Gentle Giant Harry Potter Collection Statues

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2006, 11:42 AM

Gentle Giant is adding some new figures to their Harry Potter collection. These will include Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, Dobby, Nearly Headless Nick, and a Death Eater. recently attended the New York Toy Fair, and has some additional good photos of these new Potter figures. There isContinued...

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