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Two New Photos from the "Half-Blood Prince" Film

Posted by: Edward
October 30, 2008, 06:56 PM

Two new images from the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film have surfaced online this evening.  The first image shows Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley in a swampy marsh outside The Burrow, while the second shows Professor McGonagall, with wand pointing to the sky, surrounded by HogwartsContinued...


Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsoldContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Molly Weasley!

Posted by: Edward
October 30, 2008, 03:45 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the October 30th birthday of Molly Weasley.  Please join us in wishing this most wonderful mother an equally wonderful birthday.  Here's to you, Molly!  Cheers!

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman on "Half-Blood Prince" Delay

Posted by: Edward
October 30, 2008, 12:15 PM

Harry Potter film producer David Heyman is the subject of a new interview on in which he speaks more about the decision to delay the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film.  While doing press for his latest film, "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas," Mr. Heyman spoke in the interviewContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Named Most Anticipated Film from

Posted by: Edward
October 29, 2008, 05:39 PM

A new poll from asked fans to choose the film they are most anticipating in the coming year.  Fans voted from August till October and picked the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film as number one.  The poll indicates that the sixthContinued...


Cedric Diggory Meets Salvador Dali

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 04:46 PM

Much ado has been made of late regarding Robert Pattinson's (Cedric Diggory) new role in the upcoming Twilight Film, however fans will note the actor is also due to appear in another film called "Little Ashes." Empire Online has a photo here of Robert as a young Salvador Dali, as he appears in  the filmContinued...


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Nominated for Independent Bookseller Award

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 02:19 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been nominated for the Independent Bookseller Book Prize in the Children's book category. The Times reports the winner of this award, "given to the writer of the book most enjoyed by customers of specialist bookshops acrossContinued...

HBP Film

New Photos of Fenrir Greyback, Narcissa Malfoy and More

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 01:17 PM

Several new photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have surfaced online. New are looks at Fenrir Greyback, Narcissa Malfoy, Teen Tom Riddle, Head table with Prof. Slughorn, as well as one of  Ron with Lavender Brown, Young Professor Slughorn, Dumbledore and Harry at the trainContinued...

DH Film

Video Interview: Robbie Coltrane Talks Flying Bike Scene for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 09:07 PM

Actor Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) has given a few new interviews while attending the London Film Festival for the screening of his latest movie, The Brothers Bloom. Empire Online has a brief video interview at this festival where he briefly mentions the upcoming Harry PotterContinued...


David Thewlis to Receive Special Honor from British Independent Film Awards

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 10:47 AM

The British Independent Film Awards will recognize actor David Thewlis with a special honor next month. The BBC is reporting that David, who portrays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films, "will be recognised for his outstanding contribution to British film with anContinued...


New "Destination Hogwarts" Game Due for UK

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 10:26 AM

A new game involving the world of Harry Potter is being released for those living in the UK. The Telegraph is reporting today that a board game called "Destination Hogwarts" is due to be launched later this week, created by a woman who was once a cabbie in London. The original version of the board gameContinued...


Court Refuses to Hear Appeal on J.K. Rowling Photo Privacy Case

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 10:14 AM

A court in the UK has refused to hear an appeal filed by Big Pictures LTD in regards to a case involving a photo of the young child of author J.K. Rowling. The Harry Potter author and her husband Dr. Neil Murray had won an appeal in May of the case they brought seeking to protect theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Devon Murray

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2008, 10:10 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out to actor Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) who is celebrating his 20th birthday today.  Many happy returns, Devon.  Cheers!

Books Updated with News on "Beedle the Bard" Launch

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 08:26 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has updated her website this morning with a news entry on the launch of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Jo writes of the special tea party which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland December 4, reminding us of the various contests being held to attendContinued...

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton Talks Acting and More in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
October 28, 2008, 12:04 AM

Readers may remember that last week, the first part of an interview with actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) appeared online via  The second part of that interview with the young actor is now online and features Tom discussing future acting opportunities, his most recent work in the filmContinued...

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