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Rupert Grint Attends "Driving Lessons" Premiere in New York

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 10:49 AM

Actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is currently here in the US, and attended the premiere of his new movie "Driving Lessons" last night in New York. We have several new photos of the actor at this event now up in our galleries, which you can see here.


Second New Cover for "Fantastic Beasts" Box Set

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2006, 09:44 AM

Last month we told you that there was a new cover on the box set of Harry's School Books, and now a second new piece of artwork for the set has emerged online. This artwork from Mary GrandPre, which you can see here in our galleries, shows a...troll :) This special box set contains Harry'sContinued...

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"Order of the Phoenix" Trailer Coming November 17

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 07:22 PM

Many readers are reporting some great news sent straight from WB tonight. The official Harry Potter Newsletter for this week has arrived and indicates the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is due on Friday, November 17. Quotage:



More on Rupert Grint in "Parade" and "Driving Lessons" Reminder

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 01:52 PM

As we first told you a few days ago, Rupert Grint was featured in "Parade" Magazine. That interview, which was due to be online today, has now been posted along with a new question and answer session from Rupert. Some sample questions:

Do you have a favorite gadget?
I reallyContinued...

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Plaque Installed Outside Harry's "Birthplace" in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 09:01 AM

Here is a followup today regarding the story we told you about last December, where a plaque was to be placed outside the cafe where Jo wrote parts of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The Scotsman now has an article and photo of this plaque, which has been placed outside theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Lemony Snicket Author Talks Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2006, 07:49 AM

As the last and 13th installment of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events books is due to be published on friday October 13, there are new interviews now online with the Lemony Snicket author Daniel Handler. In a recent interview, the comparison was made again to the Harry Potter books, and Mr. HandlerContinued...

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Jessica Stevenson Confirms Role in "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2006, 05:32 PM

Actress Jessica Stevenson recently confirmed her involvement with the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, after earlier reports rumored her in the part of Mafalda Hopkirk. Appearing on the Charlotte Church program, Ms. Stevenson says that she is "the voice" of someoneContinued...

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Cast Watch: Fiennes, Gleeson Updates

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2006, 04:54 PM

Here are a two pieces of news regarding some of the adult actors in the Harry Potter films.
Several readers let us know Ralph Fiennes has been spotted about town recently in London, sporting a new look with a bald head, as he is apparently now filming his scenes as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and the OrderContinued...


R.A.B. Name Rumors Surface Again

Posted by: sue
October 09, 2006, 10:40 AM

Reports are now online again of another supposed confirmation of the identity of the mysterious R.A.B from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The question of R.A.B possibily being Regulus Black (the younger brother of Sirius) was first brought up in the TLC/MuggleNet interview with JKR shortly after the publicationContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Photo Featured in "Exceptional Youth" Exhibit

Posted by: Melissa
October 08, 2006, 10:30 AM is reporting that a new photograph of Daniel Radcliffe will be part of an exhibition at London's National Portrait Gallery entitled, "Exceptional Youth: Photographs by Emma Hardy." The exhibition, which opens October 30, features images of and interviews withContinued...


PotterCast 58 Live!

Posted by: Melissa
October 07, 2006, 11:53 PM

PotterCast 58, Leaky's Harry Potter podcast featuring our second batch Broadway song parodies, is early and ready to go! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download.) More notes:
-It's our second week of Broadway filks!
-Don't forget toContinued...

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Rupert Grint Featured in "Parade" Magazine

Posted by: sue
October 07, 2006, 11:48 AM

Actor Rupert Grint is featured in "Parade" Magazine, which is found in many newspapers here in the states on Sunday. While the full article containing the interview with Rupert will not be online until Tuesday, there is this blurb posted about the piece:

In this week’s In StepContinued...

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MTV: Dobby Out, Kreacher in for "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2006, 04:18 PM is reporting today that Dobby the House Elf will NOT be seen in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In an interview with actor Toby Jones, who voiced the part of Dobby in Chamber of Secrets, Mr. Jones remarks on why he thinks the part was written out this time, noting:Continued...

W.O.M.B.A.T. Results Delivered!

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2006, 07:05 AM

Many witches and wizards have let us know they have now received their W.O.M.B.A.T. results. To check your score from this second round of tests, click on and enter your student identification code on the card found at the top center of the desk (main page) of Jo's site. Once you are done celebratingContinued...

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Official "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Logo

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2006, 10:03 PM

Here it is everyone, the official Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie logo.
Along with the logo, here is a new description of the fifth Harry Potter film.

In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discoversContinued...

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