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Charity

Members of Harry Potter Cast to Appear on BBC Red Nose Day Event?

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2009, 05:15 PM

This week, the BBC will be airing their annual comedy special as part of the Red Nose Day charity event in the UK this Friday, and may possibly include cast members from the Harry Potter films. On the program listing for the event, a description reads as follows: "David Tennant andContinued...

Grint

Rupert Grint Talks Deathly Hallows Epilogue and Script

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2009, 09:13 AM

The new issue of Total Film has a one page interview with actor Rupert Grint, where he briefly discussed his role as Ron Weasley in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The interview was conducted shortly before filming began last month, and Rupert noted he only had the Part OneContinued...

DH Film

Rumblings on Possible Casting for Bill Weasley for Deathly Hallows and More

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 07, 2009, 12:34 PM

We have some interesting rumblings today regarding possible castings for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rumors have reached our ears that Domhnall Gleeson, the son of actor Brendan Gleeson (Mad-Eye Moody) will be portraying Bill Weasley in the final Harry Potter films. YouContinued...

Conventions

Harry Potter Conferences News: We Are Wizards to Screen at LeakyCon 2009, Azkatraz Update

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2009, 11:55 AM

We have couple pieces of news today regarding two of the Harry Potter fan conferences set for later this year. First up: We are proud to announce that We Are Wizards, the documentary on the Harry Potter fandom, will be screening at LeakyCon 2009. The showingContinued...

Contests

Winners of Chocolate Frog Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
March 06, 2009, 03:58 PM

As readers will remember, last month TLC launched a new contest which asked you to create a Chocolate Frog Card for one Neville Longbottom.  After receiving scores of wonderful submissions, our Contest Crew has picked the winners, along with an honorable mention, for this contest.  The winnersContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 186.5: New Live Raw Trailer Talk!

Posted by: Edward
March 06, 2009, 08:20 AM

Moments after the brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince trailer was released (watch online in our Video Galleries here), the PotterCasters gathered in front of a live UStream audience to go over each detail of the new trailer, and give their reactions to the fourth preview of the upcoming film. Continued...

Movies

WB Releases New Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2009, 11:59 AM

Our PotterCast about the trailer will be live on the stream shortly!

Screenshots available thanks to our awesome galleries staff HERE!

In this trailer released by WB, Dumbledore narrates the story of Tom Riddle. We see glimpses of the inferi, more orphanage footage, the gates of Hogwarts as Harry and Luna travel up to them, HarryContinued...

Legal

Life Sentence Given in Robert Knox Murder Case

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 08:59 AM

Yesterday there was an update in the case involving Robert Knox, the young actor who appears as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Half-Blood Prince, who was tragically murdered last May. As reported earlier, a jury in England found Karl Bishop, 22 guilty of the murder of Robert Knox, and today Mr. BishopContinued...

HBP Film

Rumor Alert: New Half-Blood Prince Trailer Before Watchmen in IMAX?

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 08:58 AM

Rumor Alert: There are various reports on the net this morning, such as this one from Action Figure Insider, stating a new trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be airing before the showing of Watchmen when it opens in IMAX.  The blogger writes:

On Monday nightContinued...

WB Shop

Warner Bros Revamps Official Shop

Posted by: sue
March 05, 2009, 06:34 AM

Warner Bros has launched a major revamp of their online store, which is now reopened, featuring many sales and values for fans. Harry Potter merchandise is now available at a 20% discount, with free ground shipping for a limited time.  Items such as the recently released Half-Blood Prince Messenger bag andContinued...

Charity

EP Club 2009 Now Available!

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2009, 11:57 PM

Now in its third outstanding year, the Wizard Rock EP of the Month Club is here! In its first two subscriptions, the club has raised nearly $30,000 for charity by releasing 24 CDs. This year will bring another crop of awesome fundraising for great causes, and features EPs by:

Harry and the Potters
the Whomping Willows
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DH Film

Mrs. Granger Cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 04, 2009, 11:40 AM

Here is a bit of good news now to brighten up the day: the part of Mrs. Granger (the mother of Hermione) has been cast for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Coleraine Times reports that Michelle Fairley has been cast "to play the part of Mrs Granger, a Muggle dentist and the motherContinued...

Watson

Rumor of Emma Watson Yale Announcement via Twitter False

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2009, 08:50 AM

Yesterday, we told you of the numerous media outlets carrying a story which claimed actress Emma Watson supposedly announced via Twitter that she had been accepted into Yale. Thanks to EmmaWatsonOfficial.com, we now know these claims were indeed quite false. As posted on her official website,Continued...

Movies

Followup: Man Convicted in Murder of Potter Actor Rob Knox

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2009, 08:30 AM

Last May, we learned the tragic news that actor Rob Knox, a young actor who will be seen as Marcus Belby in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, had been murdered in London. Today, the BBC reports that a jury has convicted Karl Bishop, 22, and found him guilty of the stabbingContinued...

Felton

Tweeting Tom Felton

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2009, 07:56 PM

Here is an offbeat, yet rather cool piece of news tonight: actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has joined the legions of us on Twitter. The actor confirmed to Feltbeats.com that he is now part of the very popular online short messaging service, and you can follow Tom's official Twitter via this link http://twitter.com/tomfeltonContinued...

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