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David Yates on Half-Blood Prince: "the sex, drugs, and rock and roll" of the Potter books."

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2007, 02:05 PM

With the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD today here in North America, MTV has a new article previewing the next Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Several of the cast members are interviewed, as well asContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Hosts Party Before Auction of "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2007, 01:41 AM

Author J.K. Rowling hosted a party tonight in honor of the upcoming Sotheby's auction of the "Tales of Beedle the Bard" book. Metro reports that Jo gave a reading of fairy tales mentioned in the final Harry Potter novel before they are auctioned to raise money for a children'sContinued...

HP Alliance Podcast on Media Reform; Wizard Rock Compilation CD Online

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2007, 01:14 AM

The Harry Potter Alliance has released a new podcast in which they speak on the topic of media reform. You can read more about their efforts on their new PotterWatch website. This podcast is currently available on our iTunes feed as well as via direct download, here.

As heardContinued...


New Autographed Photo of Jason Isaacs Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2007, 09:56 PM

Just in time for holiday gift-giving is a charity auction for new autographed photo of actor Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Signed while the actor was filming his hit television series "Brotherhood," Jason signed the fan enhanced photo withContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" UK Paperback Due July 5, 2008

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2007, 06:18 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling will be published in paperback on Saturday, July 5, 2008 Bloomsbury announced today. The UK publishers let us know the final installment in the Harry Potter series will feature both covers, the children's edition, and one with theContinued...

OotP Film

"Order of the Phoenix" Cast Talk DVD Release, Acting, and More

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2007, 05:08 PM

The Winnipeg Sun has a new article online today in which actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) discuss their careers, experiences, and the DVD of their latest film, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” TheContinued...

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2007, 05:00 PM

Actor Kenneth Branagh, who portrayed Defense Against the Dark Arts Professor Gilderoy Lockhart in the “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” film, is celebrating his 47th birthday today. Very Happy Birthday wishes go out today to you, Kenneth! Cheers!

J.K. Rowling

In Depth Preview of ITV Documentary on J.K.Rowling

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2007, 12:39 PM

We have an special in depth preview today of the upcoming documentary on J.K. Rowling, that will be airing in the UK later this month. ITV sent us information that provides some new quotes and detail regarding the special that will air on the UK channel December 30. New details include the exactContinued...


PotterCast 128: Hufflepuff Shoes

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2007, 03:33 AM

It’s back to the normal show this week with PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, as we continue where we last left our Bit by Bit crew with Chapter Five of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” and pick up with the Trelawney and Umbridge storyline in our analysis of the fifth film in PhoenixContinued...


David Heyman: Harry Potter Films Reflect "Issues of Loyalty and Trust and Friendship"

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2007, 01:20 AM

The popularity of fantasy films at the box office is the subject of a new article in the LA Times, and mentions the impact and influence of such films as the Harry Potter series. Producer David Heyman is among those interviewed for this piece, and he notesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Italian Cover Art Revealed; Translations Published In Israel, Norway

Posted by: Edward
December 08, 2007, 04:19 PM

The Italian Publishers of the Harry Potter novels, Salani Editore, have revealed the cover art for their edition of the seventh book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” You can view the cover art for this edition right here in our Image Galleries.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Receives 'Woman in Film and Television' Honor

Posted by: Edward
December 07, 2007, 08:09 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling was honored this past afternoon at the 17th Annual Women in Film and Television Awards held in London, England. The event, which took place over lunch today, ‘recognizes the contribution of women in the U.K. film and TV industries’ and seeks toContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Receives Award Nomination for "Equus" Performance

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2007, 04:53 PM

Harry Potter actor Dan Radcliffe has been nominated for his performance in the play “Equus” from the Whatsonstage UK theater awards. Dan is nominated in the “London Newcomer of the Year” category. Mr. Radcliffe also received mention for those remarkable publicity photosContinued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Website with New Information on ITV Documentary, Events in "Deathly Hallows," and More

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2007, 02:06 PM

It would seem our favorite author is doing a bit of updating on her website today as there are now several very interesting new entries about the final Harry Potter novel. First up: a new entry in the Extra Stuff section of her website, regarding that mysterious Elder Wand.Continued...


Biography Channel To Air Special on "Harry Potter Kids"

Posted by: sue
December 07, 2007, 12:53 PM

The Biography Channel will be airing a special documentary called "The Harry Potter Kids" which profiles actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger). The cable channel website describes this program as:

They were virtually unknown whenContinued...

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