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Film Awards

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" Nominated for Kids BAFTA

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2006, 09:28 PM

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" has been nominated for a children's BAFTA this year in the category of "Best Film." The BBC reports that Goblet is competing against Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, TheContinued...

The Cauldron Shop

Weekly Shop Update: Box Set with New Artwork, More

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2006, 09:08 PM

Featured this week in our shop: The box set of Harry's Schoolbooks, featuring the new artwork that we told you about recently from Mary GrandPre. This set features "Quidditch Through the Ages" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the two books author J.K. RowlingContinued...


Albus Dumbledore, Top Movie Magician

Posted by: sue
October 23, 2006, 04:12 PM

As a sidebar to their review of the new film The Prestige, "Entertainment Weekly" has a short blurb in their October 27 issue with a list of their Top Five Movie Magicians. Hogwart's own Albus Dumbledore is ranked at number three, with the magazine saying "Don't let the school administratorContinued...

OotP Film

Dial 62442 for First Look at Arthur Weasley in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2006, 08:10 PM has the first look at Arthur Weasley (Mark Williams) with new photos taken at the filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Filming took place earlier today at a phone box near Scotland Yard in London for the scene when Harry (Dan Radcliffe)Continued...

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Filming Today at Tube Station in London

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2006, 10:27 AM

Filming continues for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as MSN reports a station for the London underground rail system was used today for the movie. The report indicates that the Westminster Tube station "was closed on Sunday to allow shooting for a yet-to-be-releasedContinued...


Newsweek Interviews Dan Radcliffe on "Phoenix," Fame and More

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2006, 08:41 AM

Newsweek magazine has a brand new interview with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) where, in two different articles, they discuss a variety of topics including fame, dating (yes to dating, but no one at the moment), and working on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixContinued...


The Goblet of Fire Reading Group Sorting has Called Your Name

Posted by: sue
October 21, 2006, 08:47 AM

The Goblet of Fire is back in action...well, sort of! Our newest round of book reading groups sorting starts today for discussions on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. If you think you are champion enough to join in the fourth round of the Harry Potter book discussions, then headContinued...

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Teaser Trailer Not Online Until Nov. 20 at the Earliest

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2006, 10:05 PM

Contrary to the rumors floating online, TLC can now confirm to you that the new teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will debut in US theaters before the film Happy Feet on November 17, and will NOT be released on the internet that same day.Continued...


Leaky Gets Halloweeny

Posted by: Melissa
October 20, 2006, 02:23 PM

Check out the digs, guys: It's Harry Potter Halloween time around here. If you don't see anything different, you might have to refresh your browser/empty your cache/restart your computer/reload Leaky/sacrifice a small pumpkin to the Internet deities, but it should work eventually.
These spooky doo-dads were designedContinued...


Followup: A Working Invisibility Cloak?

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2006, 02:54 PM

Here is a followup for you now, on a story that we told you about last May on the plans to create a working invisibility cloak. is reporting that the earlier blueprints for this cloak have now been put into action, and scientists have created an "invisibility cloak that works inContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Michael Gambon!

Posted by: Melissa
October 19, 2006, 02:41 AM

Today is the 66th birthday of Michael Gambon (Dumbledore). Many happy returns of the day!


Jim Dale Fêted by Broadway Stars

Posted by: Melissa
October 18, 2006, 05:51 PM

JIm Dale, voice of the U.S. Harry Potter books, will be honored on Monday, October 30 as part of a Friar's Club Musical Tribute. Broadway stars including Bebe Neuwirth and Tovah Feldshuh will be among the presenters teasing and toasting Mr. Dale at the event.
The Friar's Club was founded in 1904 byContinued...


New Video Interview of a Magical Jason Isaacs

Posted by: sue
October 18, 2006, 02:18 PM

There is a new video interview with actor Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) online today, taped last week with while he was promoting the UK launch of his TV series "Brotherhood." Jason declined to discuss in detail the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, sayingContinued...

OotP Film

New OotP Set Report Featuring Thestrals

Posted by: sue
October 17, 2006, 03:23 PM has posted a new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix set report, this time featuring the Thestrals and Carriages. This report comes from filming at Black Park in Buckinghamshire, England, and involved the Hogwarts Express, the newly built Hogsmeade Station, and the magical horses. A cautionContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"No Truth" in Potter Disney Park Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
October 17, 2006, 08:57 AM

Representatives for J.K. Rowling have denied yesterday's report that J.K. Rowling was in talks with Disney for a Harry Potter theme park. Jim Hill Media yesterday reported that Jo had signed a "letter of intent" stating an intent to do business with Disney; a spokesperson has told TLCContinued...

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