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J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling and Tom Felton Appear at British Comedy Awards (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2009, 08:01 PM

Thanks to TLC reader Andy who let us know that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling presented at the British Comedy Awards tonight in London. Update: The first photo of JKR at the event can be seen here at the BBC, thanks Roonwit! The Daily Mail reports that JKR presented an award to her veryContinued...

Wright

New Profile of Bonnie Wright

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2009, 07:55 PM

The Mail on Sunday has a new feature online tonight with actress Bonnie Wright. In this lengthy profile which contains several new photos, Bonnie reflects on growing up during her years with the Harry Potter series as Ginny Weasley, as well life at University, her work with fashion and much more. During the interview (more photos found hereContinued...

Movies

Recap from Live Half-Blood Prince Screening with Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2009, 07:34 PM

UPDATE: Thanks to Lauren from our Order partner, Danradcliffe.com you can download the audio right here. Enjoy!

As posted below actor Dan Radcliffe took part in the BD Live community screening via of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Joining him was producer David Barron, fillingContinued...

Home Video / DVD

Reminder: Live Blu-Ray Community Screening of Half-Blood Prince with Dan Radcliffe Today

Posted by: sue
December 12, 2009, 02:15 PM

UPDATE: Folllow our Twitter for live updates from screening!

A reminder again that today at 3:00pm Eastern (soon!) actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry) and director David Yates will be taking part in a BD- Live community screening via your Blu-ray copy of Harry PotterContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Charlie Weasley

Posted by: Edward
December 11, 2009, 07:47 PM

The calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website has been updated to note the December 12th birthday of Charlie Weasley.  Cheers to you, Charlie!

DH Film

WSJ: Tom Felton Talks Jason Isaacs, Draco and Epilogue of Deathly Hallows, More

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 11, 2009, 06:31 PM

Thanks to the Wall Street Journal we have an another good interview with Tom Felton to update you on tonight, where the Draco Malfoy actor discusses working on Deathly Hallows, his character in the Epilogue, making some of the features found on the newly released Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Oscar VFX Short List

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2009, 04:57 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the semifinalists of films in consideration for a VFX Oscar. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released this list of 15 films that are on the shortlist for Achievement in Visual Effects. In early January, this listContinued...

Rickman

Snape Speaks: Video Interview with Alan Rickman on the Potions Master and Deathly Hallows

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2009, 04:47 PM

Well this is quite a holiday treat: Rare video interviews are now online with actor Alan Rickman on his role as Professor Severus Snape in the Harry Potter film series. Mr. Rickman, who has routinely refused (in most cases, not all, but most) to speak at length about the pivotal character he portrays in the films, answered several questionsContinued...

DH Film

MTV: Filming on Deathly Hallows Now Will Run Until June 2010

DH Film
Posted by: sue
December 10, 2009, 10:11 PM

There are several new interviews to update on tonight, as actor Tom Felton has been busy with the press during his recent trip to New York. One of those interviews has been with MTV, where Tom discusses filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the article points out the ongoingContinued...

Movies

Harry Potter Films Named Favorite Children's Adaption by UK Poll

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 09:49 PM

The Harry Potter series has been voted Favorite Cinematic Adaptation of Children's Literature by a recent LOVEFiLM poll.  The Telegraph reports tonight that the Harry Potter series came in first place with twenty-five percent of the 1,500 plus respondents saying the book seriesContinued...

HP Cast

Scholastic.com Interview with Bonnie Wright and Tom Felton

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2009, 01:26 PM

Scholastic.com has a new interview online today with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) and Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy.) In this interview they discuss a variety of topics including  their thoughts on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, scenes from the books they wish had been filmed and theContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Kenneth Branagh

Posted by: Edward
December 10, 2009, 10:00 AM

Today, actor Kenneth Branagh, who portrayed the character of Gilderoy Lockhart in the Harry Potter films, celebrates his 49th birthday.  Cheers to you, Mr. Branagh!

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton: No Confirmation Yet on Aging for Deathly Hallows Epilogue

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 06:11 PM

Several times in the past, cast members have discussed the possibility of playing themselves 19 years in the future for the epilogue to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. MTV has a new interview online tonight with actor Tom Felton who says he has not had confirmation yetContinued...

Fans

Stressbusters and the HPA on Livestream Tonight

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2009, 05:44 PM

It's December and for a great many people this is not only a time for holiday happiness, but a great deal of stress and anxiety. The Harry Potter Alliance is holding a meeting tonight on Livestream at 8:30pm (Eastern) to discuss ways we can all deal with stress in our lives (and not resort to theContinued...

PotterCast

Join PotterCast for a Live HBP Commentary Recording Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2009, 05:24 PM

You've all got your HBP DVDs now, right?


Well, unwrap them and get them ready, because PotterCast is doing one of its renown DVD commentaries but for the first time ever we're doing it LIVE, via our LiveStream channel. We will all start watching the movie (on our own computers, silly,Continued...

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