By Andy on 7 June 2009 at 21:56 GMT
Rhys Ifans, the actor set to play Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, recently gave an interview with BBC Radio. He spoke about the enormity of the Harry Potter set, and how honoured he is to be working with actors such as Dame Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon. The full interview can be found here.
I can’t reveal much about the new Harry Potter film, which I don’t understand because the book is out anyway, but I had to sign a clause that I wouldn’t.
However, I play Xenophilus Lovegood, a wizard who is the father of Luna Lovegood, one of Harry Potter’s friends. That’s all I can really say because I haven’t read the book!
There’s been so much money thrown at the project, with there having been [six] other films. They’re filming up in Leavesden near London in an old Rolls Royce airplane engine factory.
It’s an enormous place, so you walk about and see things like a zoo full of owls, so if you need an owl for a scene, you pick up the phone and someone comes across with an owl. It’s a like a machine. I’ve never been – in America – with an employer of so many people.
I’m not a big fan of Harry Potter but it feels like a privilege to get called up with people like Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon so it’s an honour that they thought of me to play a cross-eyed wizard.
By Andy on 7 June 2009 at 21:23 GMT
The Harry Potter DVDs will be re-released in standard and Blu-ray formats in the United Kingdom on June 15.
Additionally, Warner Bros. has launched a contest in which a token will be hidden in one of the disks for a fan to find. The winner will be given the opportunity to spend a week at the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows set working in various production departments.
By Andy on 7 June 2009 at 20:57 GMT
IGN has released a new trailer for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. The game will be released on June 30.
By Andy on 7 June 2009 at 20:43 GMT
In a recent interview, Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) touched on his involvement in the franchise. Reflecting back on his experiences, Tom said:
“I have endless memories. To pick out one is an endless task, but collectively the seven years have been a huge, huge experience for me and a great learning experience and I’ve met some great friends and it’s been too good to be true.”
By Andy on 7 June 2009 at 20:26 GMT
Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films) has confirmed that he will be reprising his role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
By Andy on 3 June 2009 at 11:48 GMT
Wait no longer folks; you can now purchase tickets for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince through Fandango. The film opens on July 15.
By Andy on 3 June 2009 at 10:43 GMT
Warner Bros. has sent over links to a high-resolution version of the exclusive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince clip that aired on the Ellen show.
By Andy on 3 June 2009 at 10:43 GMT
Warner Bros. has kindly passed on links to a high-resolution version of the exclusive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince clip that aired during the MTV Movie Awards.
By Andy on 1 June 2009 at 12:18 GMT
Recently, Harry Potter Fan Zone’s own Toni and David Gras attended LeakyCon 2009, a Harry Potter conference. Click here to read their wonderful report from the event. Photos from the event can be seen here.
By Andy on 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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By Andy on 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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By Andy on 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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By Andy on 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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By Andy on 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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By Andy on 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.