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Dan Radcliffe Talks New Movie Role as Dan Eldon

Posted by: sue
January 22, 2008, 09:29 PM

Previously we told you actor Dan Radcliffe was taking on a new film role for a movie based on the life of late photojournalist Dan Eldon. In a new interview with Empire magazine, Dan Radcliffe confirms he is interested in the film, however notes it is not as close to production as various media reportsContinued...

Cover Art

Limited Editions of Harry Potter Cover Art by Mary GrandPre Now Available

Posted by: sue
January 21, 2008, 11:40 PM

The cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels will soon be available to purchase from Art Insights. Limited signed editions of the cover art by Mary GrandPre will be available, starting with the release of the first three covers (Sorcerer's Stone, ChamberContinued...

Film Awards

A Golden Tomato for "Order of the Phoenix"

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2008, 08:21 PM

More award news comes today from longtime TLC reader Christina who let us know “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” received the Golden Tomato award for the best reviewed science-fiction/fantasy film of the year from Update: In a press release, David Yates said “OnContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Nominated for Two Nebula Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2008, 04:15 PM

The seventh book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” has been nominated for two awards in the preliminary ballot for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America’s Nebula Awards. This non-profit group which aimsContinued...


PotterCast 135: Let Them Eat Cake

Posted by: Edward
January 21, 2008, 04:57 AM

The 135th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is here tonight featuring a special interview with the cake baker Duff, of Ace of Cakes, who created the masterpiece of flour, water, and so much more that attendees enjoyed at the LA premiere of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” thisContinued...


"Goblet of Fire" Book Club Opens Today on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
January 20, 2008, 11:59 PM

Our forum, the Leaky Lounge, has today begun their latest Book Club reading. Discussing the fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” our Book Club creates a place where everyone can join in and take an in-depth look at this story as well as join others for an openContinued...

OotP Film

The Ace of Cakes Meets PotterCast

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2008, 04:53 AM

Many readers have owled regarding the season premiere of the Ace of Cakes program on the Food Network that will feature a very special cake, and brief interviews with some of the actors from the Harry Potter movies including Dan Radcliffe. Created by Duff, aka The Ace of Cakes, this special Hogwarts Castle cakeContinued...

Harry Potter 2008 Conferences Updates: Terminus, Convention Alley, Portus and More

Posted by: sue
January 20, 2008, 03:46 AM

With a new year comes a new series of Harry Potter conferences, and we have some updates on the following events due to be held in 2008.

Terminus, the Harry Potter conference to be held August 7- 11th in Chicago, Illinois, has now announced a unique fandom challengeContinued...


Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park to Open December, 2009?

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2008, 11:19 PM

As reported previously, there is a new Harry Potter theme park attraction being built that will be part of the Universal Orlando park complex in Orlando, Florida. While previously it had been stated that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was to be open sometime late 2009 or earlyContinued...


Update: Dan Radcliffe Cricket Rumor Squished

Posted by: Edward
January 19, 2008, 07:23 PM

UPDATE: Thanks to Page from Dan who let us know that via his official reps, the story about Dan Radcliffe playing a game of Cricket in LA is FALSE. Thanks Page!

Sports fan Dan Radcliffe may be coming out to Los Angeles, California this weekend to take part in a celebrityContinued...


Actor Brendan Gleeson Not in Half-Blood Prince, Will Return for Deathly Hallows Movie

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2008, 06:15 PM

Brendan Gleeson has given two new interviews where the actor discusses his role as Mad-Eye Moody in the Harry Potter films. Currently attending the Sundance Film Festival, Brendan Gleeson told MTV that he would not be seen as the auror in the upcoming Harry PotterContinued...

HBP Film

Timothy Spall to Return as Wormtail for Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Films

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2008, 12:03 PM

Actor Timothy Spall has given a new interview where he confirms he will be returning in the role of Peter Pettigrew for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. The actor says that he is in the sixth Harry Potter movie, noting he should begin filmingContinued...


PotterCast 134: Rawffle!

Posted by: Edward
January 18, 2008, 02:32 AM

Melissa is back to her regular spot next to Sue and John in this week’s PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast in which we are joined by a large number of staffers to speak about the latest rumor regarding the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” film. Passing the mic around, we all take turns giving ourContinued...

OotP Film

Writing Order of the Phoenix: A New Interview with Michael Goldenberg

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2008, 12:04 AM

Screenwriter Michael Goldenberg is the subject of a new profile in the Carnegie Mellon alumni magazine. A graduate of the school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Michael Goldenberg speaks of his work writing the screenplay for “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,”Continued...

OotP Film

Making of the Dementors, Weasley Fireworks Behind the Scenes Video Clips Now Available

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2008, 12:01 AM

Now that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD has been released and is currently playing here in the States on many IN Demand cable or satellite television services, there are also new behind the scenes clips now showing as well. As such, we wereContinued...

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