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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Wins 2007 Berkshire Children’s Book Award

Posted by: Edward
April 15, 2008, 03:26 PM

The seventh book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” has won with 2007 Berkshire Children’s Book Award after votes were cast by some 1,000 students across 33 schools in Berkshire county in the UK. is reporting “DeathlyContinued...

HBP Film

Actor Jim Broadbent Talks Role as Professor Slughorn

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2008, 01:37 PM

Actor Jim Broadbent has given a new interview where he briefly discusses his role as Professor Slughorn in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. As seen in the Metro, Jim Broadbent says he has not read all the Harry Potter books, but has read the sixth book in the series. He notedContinued...


Happy Happy Birthday Birthday, Emma Emma!

Posted by: sue
April 15, 2008, 01:01 PM

Everyone, won’t you please join us for a double dose of Happy Birthday wishes today, as today actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) is celebrating her 49th birthday, and actress Emma Watson (Hermione) is celebrating her 18th birthday! Cheers to both the lovely ladies!

Companion Books

First Day of JKR/WB vs RDR Books Trial

Posted by: Melissa
April 15, 2008, 02:59 AM

As many of you know, today was the first day of the trial in the JKR/WB vs. RDR Books case, in which JKR and WB are attempting to block publication of a print version of of the A-Z listing of the online Harry Potter Lexicon.

There have been several articles about it:NYT: JK Rowling and the Courtroom of MugglesContinued...

Happy Birthday, Julie Christie!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2008, 11:00 AM

Please join us today in wishing actress Julie Christie, who portrayed Three Broomsticks owner Madam Rosemerta in the “Prisoner of Azkaban” film, a very happy birthday. Miss Christie celebrates her 67th birthday today. Cheers!


PotterCast 147: Ninja!Squee

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2008, 03:55 AM

The 147th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here for you this evening with an update regarding the PotterCast Acting Troupe and the latest Potter news. This week the PotterCast quartet discusses the confirmed September 25th Broadway debut of the play “Equus,” the announcement of a new “BeedleContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Included Among Telegraph's 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2008, 01:46 AM

The Telegraph has a new feature online this evening, listing the 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture. The paper selected this list of individuals based on their contribution and influence of the arts in Britain, noting this list ‘shows the depth of talentContinued...

McCrory Interviews

Helen McCrory: "Wicked and Witchy" for Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: Edward
April 13, 2008, 04:23 PM

Actress Helen McCrory is profiled in a new article now online from the Daily Mail in which she talks about her career, life, and role as Narcissa Malfoy in the upcoming “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” film. In this lengthy article, Helen briefly discusses her role as NarcissaContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Joins Children's Authors to Urge Intervention in Darfur

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2008, 01:07 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with other leading children’s book authors including Judy Blume, R.L. Stine, Cornelia Funke and Louis Sachar, today published an open letter “demanding the world wake up to childhood under attack in Darfur.”

The letterContinued...


Report: Shrieking Shack Due at Harry Potter Theme Park and More

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2008, 11:53 PM

We have another interesting rumor tonight regarding plans for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme park under construction in Orlando, Florida. This report says that plans continue to develop for the theme park, and a special Shrieking Shack is to be one of the new attractions,Continued...


Ticket Prices for "Equus" on Broadway

Posted by: sue
April 11, 2008, 01:13 PM

Earlier we told you that “Equus” would preview on Broadway September 5, formally open on September 25, with tickets to the play becoming available as a special to Amex gold card holders this weekend. While that still holds true, tickets to the general public will go on sale April 26 via Telecharge.comContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"Twilight" Author Stephenie Meyer Talks J. K. Rowling

Posted by: Edward
April 10, 2008, 08:27 PM

In a new interview on Stephenie Meyer, the author of the popular “Twilight” novels, discusses Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling along with the similarities she finds between the “Twilight” and “Harry Potter” series. While Mrs. Meyer notes she has notContinued...


April Poetry Contest Now Open

Posted by: Edward
April 10, 2008, 03:08 PM

Today, our wonderful contest crew has a new contest to bring you just in time for spring. As April is the National Month for Poetry, this new contest asks you to write a poem about the Harry Potter series. You can write about your favorite scene, favorite characters, or about anything Potter related you desire. AllContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Confirmed: Extract of Deathly Hallows, New Illustrations in Book for Prince Charles

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2008, 11:45 AM

Earlier we told you that author J.K. Rowling would contribute to a book to be published in honor of the 60th birthday of Prince Charles. Reps for JKR have now confirmed to TLC that there will indeed be an extract of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows containedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Honored at British Book Awards

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2008, 09:29 PM

Previously we reported Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was to receive a special award at the British Book Awards. That ceremony took place tonight in London, England where Jo was presented with the Outstanding Achievement honor. You can see early photos of Jo at this event, here in our galleries. BloombergContinued...

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