News articles from May 2009
26 May 2009 at 21:57 GMT
Croatian-born actor Rade Serbedzija has announced that he has secured the role of Gregorovich, a “small and very interesting” role, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. He commented, “I am going to play the role of a wizard who makes swords with special power. I will soon go to London to try on my costume.”
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20 May 2009 at 19:16 GMT
Belgian site Kinepolis.com has released a Half-Blood Prince featurette which includes new clips and interviews from the cast – specifically, lots of emphasis on Harry, Dumbledore, and some on Professor Slughorn. Watch it here (click on “Featurette”)!
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20 May 2009 at 19:11 GMT
MTV has reported that, via telecast, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe will introduce a new, never-before-seen clip from Half-Blood Prince. The MTV Movie Awards will take place live at 9 PM ET on the 31st of May.
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12 May 2009 at 20:37 GMT
‘The Braendam House’ is a charity that allows less fortunate families to go on vacation together. The charity was said to shut due to financial issues, however, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s Volant Charitable Trust has saved the charity from coming to a close.
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12 May 2009 at 20:23 GMT
The first television commercial for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now online.
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12 May 2009 at 20:16 GMT
Several new photos of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park have surfaced online. The photos show construction of the Hogwarts castle and Hogsmeade area.
12 May 2009 at 19:58 GMT
The soundtrack for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on July 7, 2009. The soundtrack, scored by Nicholas Hooper, is available for pre-order on Amazon right here.
12 May 2009 at 02:09 GMT
J.K. Rowling was recently named the “ultimate hero” of the past decade. A 48,000 piece lego mosaic was built at Legoland Windsor in the author’s honour.
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5 May 2009 at 01:27 GMT
Warner Bros. has passed on a high-resolution photo of Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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4 May 2009 at 22:04 GMT
We now have updates on the London sweepstakes competition. And the verdict? Unfortunately, only some Americans are eligible to enter. But if you reside in certain counties of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Florida, Texas, or Illinois, here are the rules and regulations (see if you’re in an area of your state that makes you eligible for this sweepstakes!)
Basically, you need to watch certain shows (specifically the Ellen DeGeneres Show, the Bonnie Hunt Show, and Extra) and during commercial breaks, a “magic word” will pop up. Memorize this word and head over online and enter here. You may enter up to 10 times per day.