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New Interview with Spanish HP Illustrator

Posted by: Melissa
February 08, 2006, 09:53 PM

Spanish HP site has translated its recent interview with the Spanish Harry Potter Illustrator, Dolores Aavedaãno for us, which you can read below. Thanks, Martin!
This is a preview: the rest is here.

This interview has been translated, so there may be some errors.

How many time do you spendContinued...


Hindi HP Translations Now Available in India

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2006, 11:08 PM

The Hindu reports that the Harry Potter books are now available in Hindi. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was released by publisher Manjul Books at the New Delhi World Book Fair yesterday, and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is expected to be released by this June. Translator SudhirContinued...

OotP Film

Julie Walters to Return in Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: sue
December 08, 2005, 06:25 AM

Actress Julie Walters has said in a new interview that she will be returning in the role of Molly Weasley for the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Our friends at Film Focus were able to speak with the actress recently where she confirmed the news, saying:

"It looks like it,Continued...


Lucius Malfoy: Forbes Man of Wealth

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 08:13 PM

In a hilarious yet interesting article, Forbes has posted an updated list of their wealthiest top fifteen fictional characters, with none other than Potter foe Lucius Malfoy holding the last spot with a reported net worth of $900 Million. From a dateline in the North Sea, the article reports that the nefariousContinued...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

OotP Film Casting News

Posted by: sue
November 06, 2005, 02:34 PM

CBBC Newsround has posted an update about the casting process for the Order of the Phoenix film. Film Producer David Heyman said they are down to five people in consideration for the role of Luna Lovegood. Other casting news:

"And two actors are in talks to play Kingsley Shacklebolt and Tonks.

Anna Friel, the partnerContinued...


Calling all Lunas! Casting Begins for OoTP

Posted by: sue
September 30, 2005, 07:13 AM

Do you know your Crumple- Horned Snorkacks, or have an affinity for wearing Radish earrings and Butterbeer cap necklaces? Then do we have a job for you! CBBC Newsround is reporting that producers are in search of the perfect person to play the role of Luna Lovegood in the Order of the Phoenix film, whichContinued...


Matt Lewis on Book Six; PotterCast #5 Transcript Online

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2005, 03:43 PM

The transcript to the latest PotterCast is up now, thanks to our lovely Transcription Elves! If you'd like to join the transcription team, please send us mail at
Also, PotterCast now has its own forum in the Leaky Lounge!

This transcript contains the first part of ourContinued...

iTunes Downloads

HP Audio Books Soar to Top of iTunes Charts

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 03:57 PM

A quick look the U.S. iTunes AudioBook store reveals that less than 24 hours after the announcement of their release, HP books are ripping up the charts at iTunes. The rankings stand thus, at this moment:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($49.95)
3.The Complete Harry Potter ($249.00)
4.Harry PotterContinued...


2006 GrandPre Calendar Images

Posted by: Melissa
August 03, 2005, 08:54 PM

Reader Mary just sent us scans of the mini- and full-size 2006 GrandPre calendar, which is available via Amazon (small calendar, big calendar), or at our Cauldron Shop calendar page. There's a lot of new art, including some from OotP, so check it out - thank you Mary!
The Small Wall Calendar, 2006:
January: fromContinued...

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Rumor: Helen McCrory to play Bellatrix?

Posted by: sue
August 01, 2005, 08:12 PM

Grace from let us know that a UK paper, The Mirror, is reporting tonight that actress Helen McCrory " has been lined up to play evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the next Harry Potter film."

A source revealed: "The producers are trying to keep the cast a secret until it's all sealed. ButContinued...

Companion Books

RetroVision Releases Chronicle of HP

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2005, 02:20 PM

The next edition of RetroVision Magazine will feature a Harry Potter News Diary, chronicling in 35,000 words a month-by-month, year-by-year timeline of the Harry Potter phenomenon. It covers "everything from the first announcement that J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher'sContinued...

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"...on the solstice will come a new..."

Posted by: Melissa
June 21, 2005, 11:46 AM

Just a little note to say Happy Birthday to OotP, which was "born" into the world two years ago today - where were you? What were you doing? What will you be doing on July 16? (Psst, go here for help if you don't know.)


Rupert: Still reading OotP, Not sure about film five

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2005, 03:59 AM has translated a French magazine article in which Rupert Grint (aka Ron Weasley) reveals a few things:

  • He hasn't finished reading OotP (got stuck on chapter 3)
  • He hasn't decided whether he'll be staying for the OotP film yet
  • He doesn't want to play romantic scenes
  • HeContinued...


2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...


HBP "A bit shorter" than OotP

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2004, 11:11 AM

We've also received confirmation from Bloomsbury that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is "a bit shorter" than Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. (MuggleNet reported this this morning.)