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Thompson Interviews

Emma Thompson Confirms Return as Trelawney in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Rosi
March 25, 2010, 01:56 PM

Earlier this week, we told you about an article in the Tatler in which Cleménce Poésy implied that Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) would be in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Thompson has confirmed in an interview with CBBC's Newsround that she will be reprising the roleContinued...


Leaky Special Coverage: Images and Video from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
March 25, 2010, 01:40 PM

During a press event at Universal Orlando Resort which announced of the June 18th grand opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter amusement park, our own Melissa Anelli was able to capture a number of images and short videos of the attraction.  PleaseContinued...


New Details Emerge for Wizarding World Attraction: Forbidden Journey Ride, John Williams' Involvement, and More

Posted by: Edward
March 25, 2010, 11:34 AM

More information has now come online regarding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park, which will have its grand opening at Universal Orlando Resort on June 18, 2010.  In a press release from Universal, more details about theContinued...

Fan Events

Wizarding World of Harry Potter Grand Opening June 18: Details About Hogwarts Emerge

Posted by: Melissa
March 25, 2010, 12:01 AM

Today Universal Studios announced that the highly anticipated amusement park, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, will have its grand opening on June 18th. (This is the grand opening date, not the first time it will be open to the public: those who have purchased oneContinued...


Scholastic's Real Magic of Harry Potter Campaign Starts (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
March 24, 2010, 01:11 PM

American Harry Potter book publisher Scholastic has announced a new contest open to US residents aged 7-14 to win one of four family trips for four (4) to Universal Orlando Resort's The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The Real Magic of Harry Potter Campaign is offering eligible entrantsContinued...

DH Film

Emma Thompson to Return as Trelawney in "Deathly Hallows" Film?

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Posted by: Edward
March 23, 2010, 12:14 AM

An interesting bit of information has been published in the the April issue of Tatler magazine, regarding the possible return of actress Emma Thompson as the character of Professor Trelawney in the final "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film.  An interview with CelemenceContinued...

HP Cast

Dame Maggie Smith and Sir John Hurt Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted by: Edward
March 23, 2010, 12:13 AM

Actress Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and actor John Hurt (Ollivander) are recipients of two lifetime achievement awards presented in London this past weekend.  First, Dame Maggie Smith was honored with the 2010 Laurence Olivier Special Award, at the LaurenceContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
March 22, 2010, 08:55 PM

Featured in this week's roundup are a number of interviews, stills and actor appearances from members of the Harry Potter cast. Firstly, thanks to, we have a number of stills from the film "Wild Target" in which Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) star. The film willContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Among Top Ten Most Influential Women in Scotland

Posted by: Edward
March 22, 2010, 08:04 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been included in a new list of the ten most influential women in Scotland, according to a new report in the Scotsman.  The paper reports that the honor was announced at the Action for Children Scotland Woman of Influence Awards,Continued...


PotterCast 217: Show Us Your Face

Posted by: Edward
March 22, 2010, 12:42 AM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, returns this week with another dual audio/video edition of our 217th episode.  In the news this week, we have for you information about the video game BAFTA nomination for the Harry Potter video game, more rumors about the split for the "Deathly Hallows" film,Continued...

DH Film

Fire Damages "Deathly Hallows" Set (Updated)

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Posted by: Rosi
March 21, 2010, 07:28 PM

British tabloid News of the World is reporting that a fire broke out on the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" film set on Friday evening. The newspaper cites "explosives used in action sequences"  as the cause of the blaze, with firefighters from six fire engines taking 40 minutes to put the fire out.Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman

Posted by: Rosi
March 21, 2010, 07:10 AM

Today we'd like to wish Gary Oldman a very happy birthday! The actor, who plays Sirius Black in the Harry Potter films is celebrating his 51st birthday. Many happy returns!


Harry Potter Season on ITV1, Weekend on ABC Family

Posted by: Rosi
March 20, 2010, 08:18 AM

Revisit the early Harry Potter films this weekend with ITV1 in the U.K. and ABC Family in the U.S.A. Firstly, ITV1 will be showing "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" from 3.30 to 6.15pm GMT as part of their Harry Potter Season. The season will continue every Saturday, with the channel showingContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis

Posted by: Rosi
March 20, 2010, 05:39 AM

Please join us in wishing actor David Thewlis a very happy birthday! The actor, who plays Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter films, is today celebrating his 46th birthday. Many happy returns!

DH Film

Footage from Deathly Hallows Premieres at ShoWest, includes Voldemort confrontation

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Posted by: Melissa
March 19, 2010, 01:49 AM

Multiple reports have surfaced tonight that Warner Bros. scored a big hit with trade show attendees by showing unfinished scenes from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at this year's ShoWest, an important movie industry exhibition.


One reportContinued...

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