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OotP Film

Tonks Talks: A New Interview with Natalia Tena

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2007, 01:36 PM

Actress Natalia Tena has given a new interview where she discusses her role as Tonks in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Saying she had not known anything about Harry Potter before winning the role of the Hufflepuff auror, she has since read the books and says that she really liked “PrisonerContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Jim Dale Not Talking the End of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2007, 03:24 AM

The New York Times has a new interview with actor Jim Dale about the work he does recording the audio books of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels. In this new article, Mr. Dale says after completing his work for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audiobook, he of course knows the endingContinued...


Deathly Dursleys Contest Winners Announced

Posted by: Edward
July 17, 2007, 03:11 AM

In addition to the Autograph Contest we held this past month, we are jumping to announce the winners of another contest we’ve been running: The Deathly Dursleys! This contest had you write the part in the soon to be released Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Harry returns to the DursleyContinued...


Winners for the Deathly Hallows Autograph Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
July 17, 2007, 02:47 AM

Last month our contest crew brought you their latest contest, to see who could write the Most Inspirational and Most Humorous inscription you would like to see J. K. Rowling write in your copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. After receiving many entries, our contest staff hasContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Asking Booksellers for Help in Case of Young Madeleine

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 06:54 PM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is continuing in her efforts to help locate a young girl from the UK who went missing from her family while on holiday a few months ago. The case of four year old Madeleine McCann has generated world wide response, including early response fromContinued...

Harry Potter Week on CC2k Pop Culture Website

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2007, 06:51 PM

Pop-Culture fandom web community CinCity2000 is joining the Harry Potter bandwagon in this last week before the book with their own Harry Potter Week. Beginning today, the site will feature various articles and opinion pieces, along with other fandom related content on its site. Many topics will beContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter Place Party, "Deathly Hallows" Reading Reminder and More

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 05:16 PM

As we are in the final week before the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, we have a few reminders of events happening the night before the release of the book at midnight.

Last month we told you Scholastic would be holding a Harry Potter Place street party in NewContinued...


Emma Watson Appears on CBS Early Show

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 05:07 PM

Actress Emma Watson was a guest this morning on the CBS Early Show, where she discussed her role as Hermione Granger in “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Saying she has seen this latest Harry Potter film four or five times now, she continues on to discuss her love of the Harry PotterContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Falls Church, Virgina "Harry-est" Town in USA Says Amazon

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 03:45 PM

Amazon has now released the final results of the town who has pre-ordered the most copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The winner is Falls Church, Virgina (located outside of Washington DC, with a population of just over 11,000), beating out “Gig Harbor, Wash., and two otherContinued...

OotP Film

Filch Speaks: A New Interview with Actor David Bradley

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2007, 03:33 PM

There is a new interview online with actor David Bradley about his role as Hogwarts caretaker Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films. The acclaimed stage actor elaborates on his comedic turn in the latest Potter film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, as he describes his role providingContinued...

Grint Interviews

Seven Questions for Rupert Grint from USA Today

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2007, 02:36 PM

USA Today has a new feature online where actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) is asked seven questions about the soon to be published Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In this interview, Rupert discusses the seven Shrieking Shack questions Scholastic has been revealing on their site. Rupert getsContinued...


Monday's Leaky Lounge "Deathly Hallows" Poll

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2007, 02:14 PM

Magical abilities usually appear to witches and wizards when they are young; however, in some rare cases, the ability will come to an individual later in life. This is the question we are posing to you in today’s Leaky Lounge Poll, created in the lead up to the publication of Harry Potter and theContinued...


Jim Dale Featured In New Interviews

Posted by: Edward
July 16, 2007, 03:18 AM

Jim Dale, narrator of the US audio book editions of the Harry Potter novels, is the subject of two new articles now online. The first comes from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, where Mr. Dale is discusses the countless voices he has created for the many characters in J. K. Rowling’s series, the way he approachesContinued...


Special Harry Potter Alliance Podcast Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2007, 10:47 PM

We’re very happy to bring you today a very special podcast, released through PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. Thanks to Andrew Slack of the HP Alliance and a horde of dedicated Harry Potter fans, wizard rockers, podcast editors and more, we present Becoming Dumbledore’s Army: HarryContinued...

OotP Film

Estimated $77 Million Weekend Take for OotP, Five Day Domestic Totals Over $140 Million

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2007, 08:35 PM

An AP report now online is estimating that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix took in $77.4 million in three-day earnings, putting it at the top of the box office for the week. This additional intake has brought up the full five-day domestic total forContinued...

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