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PotterCast 36: Quite the Conundrum, Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
April 24, 2006, 01:09 AM

PotterCast #36, Quite the Conundrum, in which we unveil a new segment and play your feedback, is live.

In this show:
-John has done the dance dance - get it at
-Our new segment, Canon Conundrums, goes live with Lexicon Guru Steve Vander Ark; each week we'll rip apart one book issue/problem/concern,Continued...


PotterCast Video Special: John does the dance dance

Posted by: Melissa
April 23, 2006, 03:53 PM

A wee little off-topic giggle for you all; as PotterCast listeners know, TLC Creative Director John Noe has been promising to videotape himself doing "Dance Dance Revolution" in a Slytherin robe as soon as readers sent in 10 gift cards to Chipotle...well, they've come, and he'sContinued...


Rupert Grint to Attend "Driving Lessons" Screening in New York

Posted by: sue
April 22, 2006, 11:38 AM

Actor Rupert Grint is due to appear at the screening of his new film Driving Lessons, at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 30 at 8:30pm. Rupert (Ron Weasley) stars in this new film along with fellow Potter actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley). Tickets for this event are veryContinued...

OotP Film

Yet More OotP Releases: France, then Germany, then US/UK/Ireland

Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2006, 12:33 PM

(So far) France will be the first country to get to see the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film, as it is currently slated for release on July 11, 2007, says WB. They've also confirmed July 12 for Germany and July 13 for Ireland, both 2007. Yesterday WB confirmed Sept.Continued...


Fiennes, Griffiths, and Dale Receive Drama League Noms

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2006, 12:31 PM

Three performers from the world of Harry Potter have received nominations for their work on the stage. Actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon), and audio book narrator Jim Dale were nominated with awards from the Drama League. All three men were nominated in theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New Sunday Times Rich List includes JKR, Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2006, 12:19 PM

The Sunday Times newspaper is set to reveal their 18th annual Rich List, and this year includes Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, and actor Dan Radcliffe. In a press release about this list, the paper says :

"The magic of Harry Potter propels Joanne Rowling to the top of the list of millionairesContinued...


2007 Harry Potter Calendars Due in July

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2006, 08:46 AM

A sneak peek of the new 2007 Harry Potter calendars are now online. These calendars, which will feature scenes from all four Harry Potter films, include new wall calendars, a desk calendar and a day- to- day calendar. There are two new nice photos from the artwork included in the Mini-Wall calendarContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint Interview with "Alloy"

Posted by: sue
April 21, 2006, 08:27 AM

There is a new interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) in "Alloy" where he discusses both the Harry Potter films, and his new movie Driving Lessons. Rupert discusses why he took on this new role, and how it was different making this film than the Potter films. Some excerpts:

Why did you decideContinued...


Galleries Update

Posted by: Melissa
April 21, 2006, 01:31 AM

Our galleries have been updated to include screengrab collections from all four films; some of you might recognize them from the popular Impervius site, which was unfortunately hacked recently. Mary Hamm, our image manager, has brought all that content in here for you all to enjoy - to the tune of some 26,000 images so far. AwesomeContinued...

OotP Film

OotP Release Dates Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
April 20, 2006, 06:58 PM

WB has said today that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be released in Bulgaria on July 20, 2007. As expected and usually practiced, the UK will get the film the same day as North America, July 13. It will debut in Australia on Sept. 6, 2007.

OotP Film

Jim McManus to Play Aberforth Dumbledore in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
April 20, 2006, 01:16 PM

Agents for Jim McManus have confirmed to Leaky today that the actor will play Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This also confirms for the first time that the role will be in the film; in addition to being Dumbledore's brother and once chargedContinued...

HP Cast

New Interviews with Actors David Thewlis and Richard Griffiths

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2006, 11:56 AM

There are two new interviews today with actors from the Harry Potter films. In this piece with the Evening Standard, David Thewlis discusses his career, his joy at parenthood, and his relationship with his partner Anna Friel. The interviewer mentions that he thought David would beContinued...


Hats Off for Potter Actors

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2006, 09:04 AM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films have donated their hats for a "Celebrity Mad Hatter" Charity auction. Actors Alan Rickman (Prof. Snape), Dame Maggie Smith (Prof. McGonagall), and Emma Thompson (Prof. Trelawney) are among the celebrities who have donated their hats for this auction due to begin onContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Donates to MS Research Center

Posted by: sue
April 20, 2006, 08:21 AM

In what was described as "major cash donation", author J.K. Rowling has offered her support to help fund a new Multiple Sclerosis research center in Edinburgh. Jo, who is a patron of MS Society Scotland, has long been interested and involved in the fight against this disease which claimed theContinued...


Leaky on Your Phone:

Posted by: Melissa
April 20, 2006, 12:02 AM

While savvy TLC users know that our text-only page is compatible with most mobile phones, we've gone a step further and opened up LeakyMobile, your on-the-go Harry Potter resource at the very convenient-to-type In this extremely scaled down Leaky page that fits just right on your phone youContinued...

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