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Six New Character Posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2009, 12:53 PM

Check it out! WB has released six new character posters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as seen here via MSN:

Harry Potter (Dan Radcliffe)

Professor Dumbledore (Sir Michael Gambon)

Hermione Granger (Emma Watson)

Ron Weasley ..is our king (Rupert Grint)

Draco Malfoy (TomContinued...

DH Film

Filming for Shell Cottage Scenes of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Start in May

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 26, 2009, 05:44 AM

There is more today on location filming that will take place on the coastline of Wales for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Previously we told you a location in South Pembrokeshire had been selected to be the site of the emotion Shell CottageContinued...

Harry, A History

Harry, A History Updates: Audio, Events and More

Harry, A History
Posted by: Melissa
March 25, 2009, 03:22 PM

There are a few updates on the Harry, A History front!

Firstly, the audio edition was made available this month! It was released by Tantor Media and read by actress Renee Raudman. You can get it in person in a bookstore, or on Amazon here, on iTunes here, on Audible here. You can hear a sample by clickingContinued...

Props-Sets

Harry Potter Movies Being Filmed at Leavesden and Pinewood Studios

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2009, 03:21 PM

There is a new article online today regarding studios and the filming of the final Harry Potter movies. The Telegraph reports that legendary UK film studio Pinewood Shepperton "pushed full-year profits on by 12pc to £5.9m pre-tax in 2008, benefiting from the filming of SlumdogContinued...

Video Games

Half-Blood Prince Video Game Achievements, New Harry Burrow Attack, Ginny Artwork

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2009, 02:26 PM

Worthplaying.com has posted a new article that contains new artwork of Harry during the attack on the Burrow, as well as one of Harry and Ginny from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. Update: You can now see these here in our galleries, as wellContinued...

Products

Product Watch: 2010 "World of Harry Potter" Calendars, NECA Hogwarts House Mugs, More

Posted by: sue
March 25, 2009, 09:26 AM

Product news today, with a few quick updates regarding new Harry Potter merchandise. First, the new Harry Potter calendars for 2010 are available for pre-order, with the theme not to be single movie based, but rather will be based on "The World"  of Harry Potter.Continued...

Felton

Tom Felton Talks Potter Actor Jam Sessions, and Wizard Rockers Draco and the Malfoys

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2009, 10:02 AM

Actor Tom Felton recently gave a new interview to Feltbeats.com, where the Draco Malfoy actor discussed his love of music, jamming on the set with fellow Harry Potter actors, and even a bit on Wizard Rockers Draco and the Malfoys.

While it isn't quite the WeirdContinued...

Video Games

New Stills from Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2009, 09:40 AM

The Game Developers Conference is underway this week in San Francisco, California, and many previews of upcoming games are being released. IGN has a brief interview with a producer from EA regarding the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince game, which is due out July 15th. While the interviewContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Update: BAFTA TV Nomination, Jonathan Ross TV Show Appearance

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2009, 09:11 AM

It's officially spring, the weather is starting to improve (somewhat) here in the US, and so this editors thoughts turn to...Jason Isaacs ;)  As such, I gladly herald the news that Jason has been nominated as Best Actor for his role in the UK program "The Curse ofContinued...

DH Film

Deathly Hallows Casting News: Ciaran Hinds to Play Aberforth Dumbledore, More on Nick Moran

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 23, 2009, 09:49 AM

We have some more big casting news today regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. TLC can report that Ciaran Hinds has been cast in the role of Aberforth Dumbledore in the final installments of the Harry Potter film series. While not yet officiallyContinued...

DH Film

Timothy Spall To Film Scenes as Wormtail for Deathly Hallows Later this Year

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 23, 2009, 09:15 AM

In January of 2008, we reported that actor Timothy Spall would be reprising his role as the nefarious Peter Pettigrew in the final Harry Potter films. Today, in a new interview regarding his most recent film The Damned United, mention is made again of Mr. Spall andContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman

Posted by: Edward
March 21, 2009, 09:10 AM

Actor Gary Oldman, who portrays the character of Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating his 51st birthday today.  Please join us in wishing Mr. Oldman a wonderful day.  Cheers, Gary!

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis

Posted by: Edward
March 20, 2009, 02:22 PM

Happy Birthday wishes go to actor David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) who is today celebrating his 46th birthday.  Cheers, David!
    

Books

New Harry Potter Character Sketches Due From Mary GrandPre

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2009, 09:37 PM

The Herald Tribune is reporting tonight that artist Mary GrandPre, who provided illustrations and cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels from Scholastic, will "draw 25 original sketches of characters from the series to benefit Forty Carrots Family Center's Capital Campaign." Continued...

Movies

Ron and Hermione Make BBC Radio One Top Movie Couples List

Posted by: Edward
March 19, 2009, 04:01 PM

Update: Thanks to the many readers who let us know that an actual list of Top Five Movie Couples released on BBC Radio One by host James King making mention of Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) should read as follows:

      5. Jennifer Lopez and GeorgeContinued...

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