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Michael Gambon Performs in Dublin, Without Speaking a Word

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2006, 04:24 PM

Michael Gambon is currently performing the title role in Samuel Beckett's Eh Joe at Dublin's Gate Theatre. The play is the stage premiere of a work originally written by Beckett for television in 1965, in which a middle aged man listens intently to the voice of an unseen woman, reactingContinued...


"Faith Healer" Starring Ralph Fiennes Previews on Broadway April 18

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2006, 11:24 AM

Previously we told you that actor Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will be starring in the play "Faith Healer." Finishing a run in Ireland, this play will preview on Broadway this month, starting on April 18. Tickets to this show are now available, and you can order via thisContinued...


New TV Series Starring Jason Isaacs on the Way

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2006, 11:02 AM

Actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) will be starring in a new television series for Showtime called "Brotherhood", which is set to debut on July 9 . The website for this adult program is now live, and you can see a video preview of Jason in this series, here. Jason also is set to star in aContinued...

Spall Interviews

New Profile of Actor Timothy Spall

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2006, 10:28 AM

The Financial Times has a good profile of actor Timothy Spall, who portrays Peter Pettigrew in the Harry Potter films. While Mr. Spall does not discuss his role in the Potter films, this article gives an in-depth look at his career and his battle against Leukaemia. Mr. Spall will also be seen in an upcoming filmContinued...


Followup: Dan Radcliffe on Ricky Gervais Show "Extras"

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2006, 10:08 AM

Last year we told you that actor Dan Radcliffe was thought to be appearing on the show "Extras" with the very funny Ricky Gervais. The comedy series is set to return with new episodes on HBO starting in June, and there is a new quote from Dan today in the press about his upcoming appearanceContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Rowling Roundup: "Thin" Article Hits Mass Media

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2006, 03:30 AM

Since J.K. Rowling published her rant on our society's definition of "thin", newspapers, magazines and Web sites all over the world have picked up on the story. At, Dawn Olsen says, "At least J.K. Rowling is using her fame and popularity to try to turn the tide andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Edinburgh Shops Boast Paper Wares After Rowling's Lament

Posted by: Melissa
April 09, 2006, 02:37 AM

The Scotsman reports that after her latest diary entry lamenting the lack of normal, lined writing paper in Edinburgh, shops have assured that they are fully stocked in lined paper, ready for Rowling to arrive in need of some.

"Meanwhile, at the Bruntsfield Post Office, also five minutesContinued...


PotterCast Call-In and Chat

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2006, 09:35 PM

(We're extending past 11 a bit...)
So that you all don't have to go crazy while waiting to get through on the PotterCast call-in, we've opened up our forum's text chat (you must be a member of the forum to get into it); it's right here. (If you aren't yet a member of our forum, you can sign upContinued...


Leaky Feature - What's Left in the HP Books

Posted by: Melissa
April 08, 2006, 04:53 PM

In February, we quietly introduced this feature on our book seven page, but now it's grown so much that it's on its own page and will soon be better categorized and organized: What's Left?, our master list of the remaining questions of Harry Potter.
We're seeking all your input. With onlyContinued...


PotterCast Call-In Adjustment; Chris Rankin to Join Show

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 07:05 PM

We're done for now guys; there's no call count but there are 200 new voicemails and several people who tried to call several hundred times, and all our computers just about blew up. Gah! Can't even imagine what will happen tonight when Chris is on. If you get through, please don'tContinued...

W.O.M.B.A.T. Scores Are In!

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 06:48 PM

Make sure you have your student ID number in hand, and head over to for your W.O.M.B.A.T. results! Be sure to tell us what you got in the comments - I feel a bit like Harry with the Potions exam in saying I got an E (that blind picking of answers sure paid off...)
The note that comes with it says, be reminded,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Video of Jo and Jason Isaacs at the British Book Awards Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 04:23 PM

Thanks to Andy from our forums, we now have two videos for you of Jo Rowling at the "Nibbies," the British Book Awards, where Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won book of the year; one is a montage that shows and talks about her often and also features Jason Isaacs,Continued...


PotterCast Call-In #2 Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 02:29 AM

Hey folks; we're having our second call-in show for PotterCast this Saturday, April 8, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST. That means 6p.m. in the uck (U.K. for those not familiar with Noeisms). If you've got a Potter question or comment you're dying to discuss, pet theory, singing telegram, or if you just wantContinued...


Evanna Lynch Tried Out for Luna Before Open Call, Says Dad

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 02:14 AM

Evanna Lynch, Luna Lovegood in the Potter films, once set a demo tape of she and her friends acting to WB in hopes that she would be cast as Luna; she heard back from WB the day before the open casting call, with a rejection, MuggleNet reports from an interview with Evanna's dad. EvannaContinued...

W.O.M.B.A.T. Results Are in the Post

Posted by: sue
April 06, 2006, 07:34 PM

Keep your eye to sky so to speak, for as indicated on, the W.O.M.B.A.T. results are now "In the Post. " We do not know how long delivery of the test results will take, but this is good news as it is progress, so everyone, hang tight!

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