The Herald-Sun in Australia reports that Emma Thompson has signed on as Professor Trelawney in PoA. (Thanks, M, for the forward!) The article also has a few quips about the actors' current accomplishments and pasttimes:
"I love my cars," Tom Felton, who plays Draco, told the Sunday Herald Sun.
This article on the good luck charms of actors and actresses makes mention of Julie Walters - and her rather strange good luck piece.
Thanks to Maryanne for the link!
Gloucester Cathedral has installed security cameras, hoping in the future to catch the (I'm thinking of a word I probably shouldn't use here - use your imagination) who have nothing better to do with their time but vandalize 900 year old churches.
Thanks to Cressida for the link.
From CBBC Newsround:
The actor who plays Professor Dumbledore in the third Harry Potter film, Sir Michael Gambon, has revealed that his new fans won't leave him alone.
Sir Michael said all the attention has changed his life a fair bit, especially since lots of kids have worked out where he lives.
Backstage has an interesting article on little people in the movie industry; Warwick Davis is one of the actors discussed.
Thanks to Richard for the link!
Michael Gambon, who debuts as Dumbledore in PoA in 2004, spoke briefly about portraying the famous headmaster.
Being Dumbledore is a big responsibility.
Christian Coulson (Tom Riddle), along with Toby Jones (Dobby, in the flesh!), Matthew Lewis (Neville), and James and Oliver Phelps (the twins) will appear at CollectorMania 4 at the Milton Keynes center in Buckhinghamshire on October 3rd through 5th. Other guest stars include Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis,Continued...
Richard Griffiths, a.k.a. Vernon Dursley, was featured last night on BBC Radio 4's "That Reminds Me." The actor talks about his life and experiences. You can listen to the file here until the end of October. Thanks Sandy, for the link!
PoA director, Alfonso Cuaron, joined Dame Maggie Smith as an Emmy winner when he took home the award for Fish. Fish, an advertisement for the Public Broadcasting System, was up against commercials for Volkswagen, Nike, Visa and Pepsi Twist.
CoS took Best DVD at the Disney Channel Kids Awards. There to accept the award were Emma Watson and Tom Felton. The Snitch has some great pictures of the two on stage.
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Thanks to everyone who let us know that Maggie Smith won an Emmy award tonight for her work in HBO's My House in Umbria. Congrats, Big McG!
The Times has an interesting 'day in the life' article with Marcia Gresham, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe's mother. You must register to view, but here are a couple of snippets:
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PoA director, Alfonso Cuaron, is also in the running for an Emmy.
Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) is nominated for this year's Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy. The Emmys will air this Sunday on Fox.
Warwick Davis, A.K.A. Professor Flitwick, will be a featured guest at MegaCon 2004 in Orlando, Florida.