By Hannah on 29 March 2009 at 20:56 GMT
Happy birthday to Brendan Gleeson who turns 54 years old today! He does a spectacular job playing "Mad-Eye" Moody in the Harry Potter films.
By Andy on 29 March 2009 at 03:29 GMT
Alan Rickman, the actor who plays Severus Snape in the Harry Potter films, was recognised for his acting achievements in Dublin today with a James Joyce award. Rickman was awarded the honour (which, incidentally, J.K. Rowling received last year for writing achievements), at The University College of Dublin's Literary and Historical Society.
By Andy on 29 March 2009 at 00:37 GMT
Warner Bros. has updated their official Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince site to include a bunch of new fan downloads, including four wallpapers and two buddy icons.
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By Hannah on 28 March 2009 at 20:41 GMT
On Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Rhys Ifans announced that he had been cast in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Although Ifans did not specify which role he would play, several reports suggest he may play Xenophilius Lovegood. Warner Bros. has yet to confirm these details.
By Andy on 28 March 2009 at 00:53 GMT
Clemence Poesy, the actress who played Fleur Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is reportedly in talks to reprise her role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Nothing is confirmed, however.
By Andy on 27 March 2009 at 05:14 GMT
Warner Bros. has passed on six new character posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, featuring Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Draco and Snape.
By Hannah on 27 March 2009 at 01:13 GMT
On a side note, the Half-Blood Prince video game soundtrack is now available for purchase online at either Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk. If you don't wish to purchase any songs from the soundtrack, you may instead opt to preview them at this time.
By Hannah on 21 March 2009 at 04:45 GMT
A very happy birthday today to Gary Oldman ("Sirius Black" in the Harry Potter series) who turns 51! Also, belated happy birthday wishes to David Thewlis ("Remus Lupin") who celebrated his birthday yesterday, turning 46. Best wishes to both extraordinary actors!
By Hannah on 20 March 2009 at 04:41 GMT
In a recent interview, John Hurt (wand-maker "Ollivander" in the Harry Potter books) said, "I'm in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into the books. My son was 12 when it all first started and he was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I will be back."
By Hannah on 20 March 2009 at 04:35 GMT
Mary GrandPre, the illustrator for the American Harry Potter series intends on drawing 25 original sketches of characters from the book series to raise money for Forty Carrots Family Center's Capital Campaign. Reservations for the sketches will take place this weekend during the Masters Art Festival at Payne Park in Sarasota. The cost of the sketches will be $1,000 for black and white and $2,000 for color (9×12 inch size).
By Andy on 17 March 2009 at 05:28 GMT
Thanks to Warner Bros. for passing on two new photos of Harry from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
By Hannah on 17 March 2009 at 04:23 GMT
Video Gamer.com has posted a lengthy review of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. The review provides details on Quidditch, potion-making, and Wizard duels featured. The game is set to be released on July 14, 2009.
By Hannah on 17 March 2009 at 04:16 GMT
Also an active on Twitter is Tom Felton who plays "Draco Malfoy" on-screen.
By Hannah on 15 March 2009 at 04:13 GMT
Happy birthday today to Sean Biggerstaff ("Oliver Wood" in the Harry Potter films) who turns 26 years old. Best wishes to him!
By Hannah on 15 March 2009 at 04:12 GMT
J. K. Rowling is a nominee in Glamour magazine's "Women of the Year" awards under the "writer" category for The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Her competition includes Julie Walters ("Molly Weasley") and Dawn French ("the Fat Lady"). You can vote for her here.
Winners will be announced June 2, 2009.