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Thewlis Interviews

New Interview with Actor David Thewlis

Posted by: sue
April 06, 2006, 05:18 PM

The Independent has a new interview with actor David Thewlis, who portrays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films. While most of the article focuses on his past performances and his personal life, the article briefly mentions David's return in the upcoming Order of the Phoenix movie.

"Thewlis has atContinued...

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix on July 13 Offically Official, Really This Time

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2006, 06:37 PM

All right: for the last time, because it's no longer a rumor or from a "source" or reported elsewhere or anything: as we reported early today, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is slated for a July 13, 2007 release, says WB.

W.O.M.B.A.T Update on

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2006, 01:37 PM

Gather round, Gather round.Here is a bit of interesting news... The W.O.M.B.A.T results are being graded as indicated by a new update on! A new wombat card that is a portkey has shown up on the main page of Jo's site. To find your results, on the main page, click on the W.O.M.B.A.T. card andContinued...


300+ New Hi-Res Images from Empire Awards in Galleries

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2006, 11:18 AM

Another major gallery update; Mary has uploaded more than 300 hi-resolution images from the Empire Awards, in addition to what was there before, including some gorgeous new pics of Emma, and great ones of Dan, Rupert, Robert Pattinson, the twins and more. Check them out here, and enjoy!

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Film to Debut on 7/13/07

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2006, 10:19 AM

As first rumored by Box Office Mojo, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will hit theaters on July 13, 2007, according to a reliable source. This throws into doubt the popular fan rumor that the seventh book will debut on 7/7/07 - whether that means the series will come to an end earlierContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Site; Talks Phoenix Movie, Memerson

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2006, 07:25 AM

J.K.Rowling has updated her website today with a new diary entry where she discusses Book Seven, the British Book Awards, and a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jo writes:

The book's still going well, I'm sure you're pleased to hear, lack of paperContinued...


PotterCast #33 Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 05, 2006, 12:58 AM

PotterCast #33 is ready for downloading! .

In this show:
-The Second PotterCast Impersonations contest: open NOW! Click here for more details
-Voicemail Challenge: How does the chess game from book one relate to the rest of the series? (Calling Knight2King people!)
-Continue to send your Lumos RSVPs to


Bloomsbury Set to Launch Special Harry Potter Box-Set, New Audio Series

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 08:11 PM

In addition to the earlier news about their profits from the Harry Potter books, UK Publisher Bloomsbury also revealed some upcoming plans for the next five years related to the series. The AP reports that :

"The date for the seventh and final book has not yet beenContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Newsletter to Fans Mentions Phoenix

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 07:54 PM

Page from let us know that actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has sent out the latest edition of his newsletter to fans where he briefly mentions the filming for Order of the Phoenix. He says that new director "David Yates is fantastic, and that Imelda Staunton isContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Released in Hungary Today

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 07:45 PM

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD was released today in Hungary. Daisy from let us know that in conjunction with this release, the streetcars in Budapest had been re-painted, GoF style, which you can see here. Thanks Daisy!

Door to Office Closed Again on

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 07:12 AM

The "Do Not Disturb" sign is back on the office door on, meaning the door is closed and our wait for our W.O.M.B.A.T. results begins. While we do not know how long it will be until we get those results, it could be any day now-Constant Vigilance everyone! :)


150+ New High-Res Goblet of Fire Images in Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
April 04, 2006, 04:21 AM

We've just added more than 150 new high-resolution images from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, including studio shots of the characters, to our gallery, which now has more than 20,400 pics. In addition, many of our old high-res images were replaced with higher-res images (which isContinued...


Bloomsbury Announces Profits

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 12:34 PM

Bloomsbury, the publisher of the UK Harry Potter books, will be announcing major profits this week, according to

"Bloomsbury has put investors on standby for profits of at least £20m, so debate in the City is focused on whether it can beat that benchmark. Six analysts suggest Bloomsbury will reportContinued...


Castwatch: New Profile of Imelda Staunton

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 10:21 AM

Today's Hampstead Express features Imelda Staunton, the award-winning actress who is playing Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The story doesn't give any new filming information, but the profile is interesting all the same.

Lexicon Page for W.O.M.B.A.T. Assistance

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 03:27 AM

If you, like many, found the JKR W.O.M.B.A.T test (for instructions on how to get to it, click here) less than, er, how shall we say...easy, you're in luck; our partners over at the Harry Potter Lexicon have made an info sheet for you. They don't claim to have the right answers - this is just a GUIDE,Continued...

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