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J.K. Rowling

Transcription of J. K. Rowling Receiving the Benefactor's Award from University of Edinburgh

Posted by: Mel
September 28, 2011, 02:36 PM

As you may recall, J. K. Rowling received the Benefactor's Award from the University of Edinburgh earlier this week. Thanks to IHOR we now have both a video of Rowling receiving the award as well as a transcription. Both can be viewed below.

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Alan Rickman to Appear in "Seminar" on Broadway

Posted by: Mel
September 27, 2011, 10:40 PM

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) will be appearing in an upcoming play entitled "Seminar" on Broadway starting November 20th: You can see a video of Rickman and the cast here at the source.

Severus Snape smiles and laughs, a lot — at least in this exclusive video of Alan Rickman and the cast of TheresaContinued...


More Info on Harry Potter: Page to Screen Book

Posted by: Mel
September 27, 2011, 10:31 PM

Thanks to UniversHarryPotter, we have some additional information on the Harry Potter: Page to Screen book:

With 1200 photographs, sketches, and diagrams, the book will provide unbridled access to every aspect of the film-making process.  It will tell the stories behind each individual filmContinued...


Dog That Played Padfoot in "Prisoner of Azkaban" Up For Adoption

Posted by: Mel
September 27, 2011, 10:04 PM

Berry, the German Shepherd who played Padfoot in "Prisoner of Azkban," is up for adoption:

The ten-year-old mutt, who played the animal version of Gary Oldman's character Sirius Black and the godfather to Radcliffe's character Harry can no longer be looked after by his owner, Paul Thompson.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

One Million Pottermore Emails Sent Out

Posted by: Stephanie_J
September 27, 2011, 10:51 AM

The Pottermore Insider has updated to announce that all one million Welcome emails for Pottermore beta users have been sent out!

The site is expected to be very busy now that all users have been given access, so you may have to wait and try a few times before successfully signing in.

To everyone who has beenContinued...


Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and to Meet Harry Potter Cast Members

Posted by: Mel
September 26, 2011, 10:42 PM

WB is currently having a sweepstakes to win a three day vacation for four people to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter on November 11 - 13. As readers will recall, this is when some of the cast of Harry Potter will also be at the Wizarding WorldContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Receives Benefactor's Award from University of Edinburgh

Posted by: Stephanie_J
September 26, 2011, 07:10 PM

In a ceremony held today at the University of Edinburgh, J.K. Rowling was presented with the Benefactor's award by Princess Anne, chancellor of the university.

The Benefactor's award was given to Ms. Rowling because of her £10 million donation to the university last year to establishContinued...

HP Cast

Images: Tom Felton, James Phelps, and Natalia Tena in Fault Magazine

Posted by: Mel
September 26, 2011, 03:03 PM

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), and Natalia Tena (Tonks) are each appearing in a new photoshoot in the upcoming issue of Fault magazine. You can see the pictures here in our galleries.

Many thanks to SnitchSeeker!

DH Film

One More Chance to see "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in UK Theaters; 3D Poster Revealed

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Posted by: Edward
September 26, 2011, 12:03 PM

WB shared the news this morning that UK Harry Potter fans will have one more oppertunity to see the final installment of the film series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," in theaters before the film comes out on DVD this November.  A press releaseContinued...


"When Did You Last See My Mother" Starring Harry Melling Ends 8th October

Posted by: Rosi
September 25, 2011, 08:55 PM

As we told you earlier this year, Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) is starring in Christopher Hampton's first play "When Did You Last See My Mother?" The play -- set in 1965 -- closes on the 8th of October and Melling has received good reviews as the main character, Ian. ThoseContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Included Among Most Powerful in the Publishing Industry

Posted by: Edward
September 23, 2011, 01:07 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has been named among the top influences in the publishing industry, according to the Guardian's just released Book Power 100 List.  Ms Rowling ranked second in the list of 100 people who have been named by the newspaper as "the most influentialContinued...

DH Film

Sony to Bundle 3D Copies of "Deathly Hallows" Film with Select Sony Products

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
September 23, 2011, 01:00 PM

Sony Entertainment has revealed that 3D versions of both installments of the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" films will be included with select purchases of 3D Sony products to create the "Harry Potter 3D Experience."  The press release reads:

"...Beginning NovemberContinued...

Video Games

LEGO Harry Potter Video Games Part of UK-Based OnLive On-Demand Cloud Gaming Service

Posted by: Edward
September 23, 2011, 12:55 PM

According to a press release, cloud-based gaming site,, announced that its OnDemand Cloud Gaming services have launched in the UK and the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 video game is among the site's launch titles.  The first installment of theContinued...


Harry Potter Actors to Join the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Celebration November 11-13

Posted by: Mel
September 21, 2011, 10:20 PM

As readers will recall, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be hosting a special celebration of the Harry Potter films November 11th through November 13th. We now know that this celebration coincides with the release of the final Harry Potter film onContinued...

DH Film

Radcliffe and Rowling on the Harry Potter Generation: "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Blu-Ray Special Feature

DH Film
Posted by: Rosi
September 21, 2011, 11:13 AM

MTV have released another clip from the upcoming Blu-Ray DVD of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in which J.K. Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe talk about the Harry Potter generation in contrast with other phenomenon. The clip, which isContinued...

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