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More on Imelda Staunton as Umbridge in OotP

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2005, 06:43 AM

Previously we told you actress Imelda Staunton was rumored to be cast in the part of Dolores Umbridge in the film version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Today ,readers Neil and Bianca wrote us and said the actress just appeared on ITV's "This Morning" program and confirmedContinued...

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Staunton to Play Umbridge, Says Daily Mail

Posted by: Melissa
September 30, 2005, 01:08 PM

stauntonheadshot.jpgThe Daily Mail is reporting today that actress Imelda Staunton has been cast as evil Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. It's a rumor until confirmed by WB, of course - but if so, yeah! Excellent.
Thanks Karen, for letting us know!


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 Movie Four, Banned Books Week and More on PotterCast #6

Posted by: Melissa
September 27, 2005, 03:45 PM

PotterCast #6 is now available for download! n this show: It's Banned Books week, and we have discusssions with librarians, the American Library Association and more on the topic. Our mods talk about the banned books they've read and how they've affected their lives.Continued...


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...


PotterCast #5 Now Available; Matt Lewis on the HP Books, and More

Posted by: Melissa
September 20, 2005, 02:21 AM

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PotterCast 5 is up now!

On this episode we have the first part of our three-part interview with Matt Lewis, a.k.a Neville Longbottom, mattlewisthumb.jpg
an interview with Harry and the PottersContinued...

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Variety: OotP Budget "north of $150 million"

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 12:35 AM

Variety reports that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the fifth film, will have a budget of more than $150 million. It also notes that this has little to do with salary: "'Potter,' [doesn't] have a star with anything close to a $20 million payday."


Matthew Lewis Chat Transcript

Posted by: sue
August 27, 2005, 07:26 PM

MuggleNet recently held an online chat with actor Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films. The chat transcript has now been posted, and you can read it here. Matthew talks about the making of Goblet of Fire, and confirms he will be back filming Order of the Phoenix in February of nextContinued...

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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...

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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...


Jason Isaacs Talks Goblet and Phoenix

Posted by: sue
July 02, 2005, 06:52 PM recently posted a snippet of news with quotes from Jason Isaacs about his role as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. The actor is looking forward to the next two movies saying:

"Number four is finished. I'm not signed up for number five; I haven't got a script for [it] yet, butContinued...

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Walk-on Part in Phoenix up for Auction

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2005, 01:30 PM

davidyates.jpgWant to win a part in the Order of the Phoenixfilm? Tonight perhaps you can, for at a charity ball in Scotland, film director David Yates will be auctioning off a walk-on role in the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The Entrepreneurial Exchange charity ball, to be held at the GlasgowContinued...

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Hurley for Bellatrix Rumors Resurface - WB says no AGAIN

Posted by: Melissa
June 22, 2005, 03:19 PM

elizhurley.jpegDark Horizons has posted an item today that says there's an issue of "HOLA" with an interview with Liz Hurley that strongly implies she will be playing Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, due to start filming in Jan or Feb:

"I want to have funContinued...


Radcliffe to Star in Non-Potter Film

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 06:43 AM

radcliffethumb.jpgWB has confirmed to us the reports today that Daniel Radcliffe will star in December Boys, an independent film about four orphans who were born in the same month, growing up in 1960s Australia. The film is based on a novel by Michael Noonan. He will film right after GoF is released in November, before he returnsContinued...


Newell, Radcliffe Interview in Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2005, 07:16 AM

The new issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a small article about Goblet of Fire, with new quotes from film director Mike Newell, and actor Daniel Radcliffe. The article says the fourth Harry Potter film will be shown for the first time to the WB excutives in a couple weeks. The article alsoContinued...