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AP Interview with Michael Gambon

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 05:04 PM

The Associated Press has released their interview with Michael Gambon where he discusses his role as Professor Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter films. Echoing many of his comments heard earlier from the LA Times, this acclaimed and versatile actor remarks on playing an iconic figure like the beloved HogwartsContinued...

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Comcast Feature on Harry Potter, G4TV Interview with Cast

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 04:35 PM

Thanks to cable provider Comcast who let us know about several fun new video interviews they have with the cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Room of Requirement: Several members note the type of things they would like to find in the RoR

Trouble at Hogwarts: Who is the troublemaker on set (hint: everyoneContinued...

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Dan Radcliffe Talks Return of Gary Oldman and More for Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 02:02 PM

In a new interview with MTV, actor Dan Radcliffe discusses filming the scene in the forest for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting he is nervous about filming that long walk in the forest, Dan tells MTV "The good thing is — it suddenly occurred to me the other dayContinued...

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Followup: Nicholas Hooper Confirms He Will Not Score Deathly Hallows

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Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 01:41 PM

Several days ago we first told you Harry Potter producer David Heyman publicly stated the rumors were true and they were in talks with legendary composer John Williams about returning to score Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Quotage: "We have talkedContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Takes in 58.4 Million Opening Day

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 01:28 PM

There are new totals today marking the financial success of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Variety is reporting that Warner Bros has announced that HBP "grossed a magical $58.4 million from 4,275 theaters as it opened Wednesday at the domestic B.O., including a potentContinued...


BBC Feature on We Are Wizards, Wizard Rockumentary and More

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 12:54 PM

The BBC has a new video feature online highlighting several documentaries on the world of Harry Potter including We are Wizards, the Wizard Rockumentary and more.  Among those interviewed are Josh Koury, director of We Are Wizards, Paul Degeorge of Harry and the Potters and StacyContinued...


Video: Time Magazine and Ten Questions Answered by Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 09:15 AM

Check it out. Time Magazine has released this new video interview with actor Dan Radcliffe who answers ten questions from fans. In the article version, you can see a new (handsome) photo of Dan, plus read some of the responses which include a very candid response on the characterContinued...


CNN Feature on Harry Potter Alliance and Andrew Slack

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 09:00 AM

With so much attention on the release of the Half-Blood Prince movie, there is also coverage of the larger Harry Potter today, with a new CNN feature on the Harry Potter Alliance and a new interview with founder Andrew Slack. He says he was motivated to help found the HPA as he "saw that theContinued...


Followup: Jamie Waylett Admits to Cannabis Possession Charge

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 08:36 AM

A followup today regarding the case involving actor Jamie Waylett (Vincent Crabbe) and his arrest involving possession of an illegal substance. Appearing at the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London, England, the Telegraph reports Jamie plead guilty to growing ten CannabisContinued...

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USA Today Features Wizard Rock

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2009, 07:53 AM

As part of their coverage for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, USA Today has a new article online featuring Wizard Rock. In this article (print version is half the page) you can see four bands profiled: The Remus Lupins, The Whomping Willows, Draco and the Malfoys and Harry and the Potters.Continued...


For the heroes of Leaky

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2009, 01:28 AM

Hey all:

Now that HBP is out, and our two-year wait (the longest since we were waiting for books!) for a new film has ended, and the suspense is over and everyone has started to form their opinions, it may be easy to forget just what went on here on Leaky in the past few weeks. So I'll tell you: An effort of mammoth proportionsContinued...

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Interview Roundup: Wright, Grint and Felton

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 09:41 PM

We have a few quick interviews to update you on tonight. First actor Rupert Grint is the subject of two new interviews: here with, and video of his guest appearance on the CBS Morning Show.

Next, thanks to who let us know about a nice video interview with actress Bonnie Wright who discussesContinued...

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Recap: Filming of Malfoy Manor and More from Set of Deathly Hallows with BBC Radio One

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Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 12:49 PM

RECAP: Last week during the UK premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince we heard from actor Jason Isaacs and others that filming scenes for Malfoy Manor in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be taking place this week. Today, as noted below,Continued...


PotterCast 200: Half-Blood Prince Reactions from PotterCast

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2009, 12:40 PM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is here now with out 200th episode, featuring Melissa, Sue, John, and Frak's reactions to the just released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film.  After attending a showing of the film last night, Melissa, John, and Frak are interviewedContinued...

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Catch the New Half-Blood Prince Quidditch Widget from EA

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2009, 12:18 PM

Attention Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game fans! EA has now launched a fun new Quidditch Training Widget. You can download it here, or play online here as EA says that fans can "test your reflexes on dodging Bludgers, shooting the Quaffle and grabbing the Snitch. ChallengeContinued...

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