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Actor David Thewlis to JKR: Put more Lupin in Harry Potter Books

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2007, 10:47 PM

The Sunday Herald has a new profile actor David Thewlis. In this funny and candid interview (note:slight language caution to parents) David discusses his new novel, his various acting roles, and mentions his return as Remus Lupin the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...


Scribbulus Issues New Call for Papers

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2007, 10:46 PM

The team from Scribbulus, our premier essay project, has issued a new call for papers. With various topics carrying well into the next year, the first of the calls involves “Changing Concepts of Characters.” Due by October 15, the description of this topic is as follows:

Wait, the Malfoys aren’tContinued...

Film Awards

Trio, Bonnie Wright, Evanna Lynch, Matt Lewis Attend National Movie Awards; Emma Watson, Dan Radcliffe, OotP Named Winners

Posted by: sue
September 28, 2007, 07:10 PM

As we told you previously, the trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson were confirmed to attend the National Movie Awards in London, England. We have photos of them attending the awards, along with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley), Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Matt Lewis (NevilleContinued...

OotP Film

First Look: Trailer for the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" DVD

Posted by: sue
September 28, 2007, 01:49 PM

We have a real treat for you today in the form of the brand new trailer for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD. In this new trailer you can see new footage of behind the scenes looks at things such as the creating of the Centaurs and Neville's MimbulusContinued...

Filmmaker Interviews

New Interviews with Harry Potter Filmmakers David Heyman and Stuart Craig

Posted by: Edward
September 27, 2007, 09:30 PM

We have several new audio interviews with Harry Potter filmmakers to tell you about today. In addition to the David Yates interview we first told you about a few days ago, Voices from Krypton have released further “Half-Blood Prince” related conversations withContinued...

Film Awards

Reminder: National Movie Awards This Weekend in UK

Posted by: sue
September 27, 2007, 01:20 PM

Emma Watson’s official website has been updated with a reminder and confirmation of her attendance this weekend at the National Movie Awards in the UK. Her website confirms that Emma will indeed attend these awards tomorrow, for which she is nominated for her role as Hermione Granger in “HarryContinued...


Harry Potter Actors Take on Painters and the Mob (Updated)

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2007, 05:40 PM

We have an update for you today on two actors, Jason Isaacs and Robert Pattinson, regarding projects they are involved in outside the Harry Potter films.

First, actor Robert Pattinson (Hufflepuff great Cedric Diggory) has been cast as legendary Surrealist painter Salvador Dali (see his paintingsContinued...


Actor Says Educators who Praise Children for Reading Harry Potter are "Idiots"

Posted by: sue
September 25, 2007, 01:23 PM

In a recent interview, a character actor from Scotland who portrays the popular Inspector Rebus has launched an odd attack of sorts on those in the education field who favor children reading the Harry Potter novels. The Scotsman reports that actor Ken Stott (who alsoContinued...


PotterCast 118: Truth. Beauty. Freedom. Love.

Posted by: Edward
September 25, 2007, 04:52 AM

The 118th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast has now arrived! To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (->), or use iTunes, or direct download.

“Truth. Beauty. Freedom. Love.”

- Because we can-can-can.
- Fan DVD commentary coming. For SURE thisContinued...

HBP Film

More on the Inferi and the Cave Scene from "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
September 24, 2007, 08:37 PM

Well it would seem that MTV pays attention to news on the Harry Potter sites, as the MTV movie blog has just now posted an excerpt from actor Dan Radcliffe who also discusses the army of the dead and the cave scenes in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Echoing sentimentsContinued...

HBP Film

David Yates Talks Army of the Dead for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Film

Posted by: sue
September 24, 2007, 03:15 PM

In a new interview recorded around the time of the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Voices from Krypton has a new audio interview with director David Yates who talks details and more about the upcoming sixth Harry Potter film. Noting that screenwriterContinued...

Portus, Terminus, Accio 2008 Updates and More

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2007, 04:24 PM

While we still have several months to go in 2007, many of you are planning your Harry Potter travels for 2008. As such, we have a few updates regarding the various Harry Potter conferences set for next year.

First, Portus 2008, the Harry Potter symposium set for Dallas Texas July 10-13 2008 has now announcedContinued...


Neca Series 2 Feature, Harry Potter Scene It? Game Updates and More

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2007, 03:41 PM

We have several updates today regarding a few Harry Potter products.

First, NECA has launched the second in their special Harry Potter action figure features, as the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Series 2 is now online. In this feature you can see more on the ProfessorContinued...

HBP Film

The Man Who Will be Slughorn

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2007, 02:58 PM

Earlier this week actor Jim Broadbent confirmed he will be portraying Professor Horace Slughorn in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie, and there has been much interest and inquiries about the man who will be playing this pivotal character in movie six. The Telegraph has a new interview todayContinued...


A Scottish Woman of Style: Actress Katie Leung

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2007, 01:17 AM

The personal fashion style of actress Katie Leung has earned her some recognition as Katie is among those nominated this year as the Most Stylish Scotswoman of 2007. The Scotland on Sunday reports that the actress who portrays Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films is among those nominated in the awardsContinued...

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