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Movies

Harry Potter and the Great Sequels

Posted by: sue
August 22, 2009, 05:26 PM

Empire Magazine has a new feature online where they list the "50 Greatest Ever Movie Sequels" including two of the Harry Potter films. Coming in at number 15 was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with the magazine: "David Yates took over the directing reins for this fifth film, based on the longest -Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley

Posted by: Edward
August 22, 2009, 01:43 AM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to mark the August 22nd birthday of Percy Weasley.  Please join us at TLC in wishing this fine fellow a happy birthday.  Cheers to you, Percy!

PotterCast

PotterCast 202: You's and Sue's Views

Posted by: Edward
August 21, 2009, 06:05 PM

 

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is back from the whirlwind PCLUPINWILLOW Summer Tour and here to bring you the very latest in Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun for our 202nd episode.  Sue's News kicks off the show this week with news on an interview with Harry Potter screenwriter SteveContinued...

HP References

Magical Moving Photo Type Ads Due for Limited Copies of Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2009, 11:18 AM

Thanks to everyone who emailed today regarding the news of a clever real world Muggle marketing and advertising campaign that will echo the moving photos seen in the Daily Prophet. The BBC reports that on September 18, readers in LA  and New York who purchase a copyContinued...

Fans

Live HPA Dumbledore's Army Meeting Tonight On Ustream

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 07:27 PM

Attention Dumbledore's Army! The Harry Potter Alliance is holding another live DA meeting tonight very soon on Ustream at 8:30pm (Eastern). On the agenda: recap of the "What Would Dumbledore Do" campaign, plus exciting news about a new project called "Campaign Nine and Three Quarters." YouContinued...

JKRowling.com

Slight Changes to JKRowling.com

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 01:33 PM

Slight changes are afoot at JKRowling.com, the official website of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. Thanks to longtime reader Bel, we know that the title of her diary has been changed to "Everything you might want to Know," along with new books in the link section and a few changes of the links. As readers willContinued...

HP References

Boston Globe Examines Relationship Between Harry Potter and Religion

Posted by: Edward
August 19, 2009, 11:31 AM

The Boston Globe has published a lengthy article regarding the growing acceptance of the Harry Potter books among the religious communities and scholars.  Citing the advancing moderate views by a number of religious scholars and theologians, the article relates their argumentContinued...

Charity

Charity Auction: Dan Radcliffe, Matt Lewis, Imelda Staunton Autographed Bears, Photos

Posted by: sue
August 19, 2009, 10:18 AM

There is a new charity auction underway for autographed teddy bears to help in the fight against breast cancer featuring three items from stars of the Harry Potter films. Running now until August 27, bidding is underway for the following:
Bear signed by actor DanContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe Does Not Want to be A Hobbit

Posted by: sue
August 18, 2009, 10:18 AM

The author of the LA Times Hero Complex Blog recently went to Leavesden studios for a series of interviews with cast members on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows which are due later this fall. While there, Geoff Boucher spoke to actor Dan Radcliffe regarding the persistent rumors that DanContinued...

DH Film

Gringotts Bank Scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Due to be Filmed in October

DH Film
Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 08:47 PM

Another update tonight regarding filming for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Echo newspaper has an article regarding actor Mike Edmonds who will be portraying a Goblin in the new film. The paper says "Mr Edmonds, from Westcliff, willContinued...

Movies

New High Res Half-Blood Prince Cast and Character Portrait Photos Including Alan Rickman as Snape

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 08:25 PM

Many new high quality high res photos are now online of the cast and their characters for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Of note is this rare high res photo of Alan Rickman as Severus Snape, with a closer look here.  Others includeContinued...

Radcliffe

One Day In the Life of Dan Radcliffe Photography Book to be Published for Charity

Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2009, 07:20 PM

A day in the life of actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is set to be documented in an upcoming photographic book by photographer Tim Hailand.  Our Order Partner DanRadcliffe.com reports that the book will feature "50 black and white and colour images of RadcliffeContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince DVD Set to Include Digital Download, Bonus DVD, more

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 06:21 PM

Last month we first told you the DVD for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in time for the holidays on December 7th of this year, with several retailers providing early notice of availability for the disc. Play.com has now updated with moreContinued...

DH Film

Deathly Hallows Filming Watch: Room of Requirement Still Underway

DH Film
Posted by: sue
August 17, 2009, 04:45 PM

For the over 100,000 of us that follow actor Tom Felton on his official Twitter page, you might have seen a series of very interesting tweets of late as Tom is hard at work filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This filming is for the perilous Room of Requirement scenes involvingContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Helen McCrory

Posted by: Edward
August 17, 2009, 12:06 PM

The birthday wishes continue, for today actress Helen McCrory, who portrays the character of Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, celebrates her 41st birthday.  Many happy returns!

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