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.
By Hannah on 15 March 2009 at 04:07 GMT
Scar Potter has received and released two new photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The first is a photo of Luna and her lion-themed hat. The second is of the Carrows twins at one of Professor Slughorn's parties.
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By Hannah on 14 March 2009 at 04:04 GMT
Happy birthday to Harry Melling ("Dudley Dursley" in the Harry Potter films) who celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday.
By Hannah on 13 March 2009 at 04:00 GMT
Tom Felton ("Draco Malfoy" in the Harry Potter films) uploaded a new song onto YouTube. The song is titled "If You Could Be Anywhere" and is 1 minute and 39 seconds long. In the video description, Tom Felton promises that the EP/album will be available on iTunes within a few weeks.
By Hannah on 13 March 2009 at 03:57 GMT
As we mentioned a few days ago, as a reward for their efforts in fundraising for Comic Relief, twelve students and teachers visited the Harry Potter set at Leavesden Studios. DanRadcliffe.com has now uploaded a YouTube video of their experience.
By Hannah on 13 March 2009 at 03:55 GMT
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago announced that it will extend the run of its very popular Harry Potter exhibition. The exhibition will now run from its opening date of April 30, 2009 until September 27, 2009 (previously September 7). After this date, the exhibition will move to the next museum, which has yet to be determined.
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By Hannah on 13 March 2009 at 03:52 GMT
Men's fashion magazine, GQ, recently published their latest issue where Robert Pattinson ("Cedric Diggory" in the books) graces the cover. GQ has also included an article and an interview with the actor, where they discuss how Robert strongly contemplated quitting acting:
He was on the verge of quitting acting, he says. He’d followed up what was, back then, the biggest role of his career—in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Cedric Diggory, sort of the haughty blond Iceman to Harry’s Maverick—by getting fired from a play in London, where he grew up. He was in Los Angeles, crashing on his agent’s couch, looking for an American job.
The 12-page article goes on to describe his current career and future prospects.
By Hannah on 13 March 2009 at 03:48 GMT
Unsubstantiated rumours have been spread online and offline about a "secret screening" taking place of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince recently. A great deal of Harry Potter fans have been skeptical, and now finally, here it is officially: Warner Bros. denies that there was a new "secret" screening. The last screening was this past September, to which the article could only be alluding.
Thanks Harry Potter's Page for checking with Warner Bros.!
By Hannah on 12 March 2009 at 03:43 GMT
Forbes has listed Daniel Radcliffe as #1 and Emma Watson as #6 on their list of Hollywood's most valuable young stars, as determined by a "star currency survey."
J. K. Rowling has also made Forbes list under the category "World's Billionaires." Although there is reportedly a 30% drop in billionaires from 2008 to 2009, J. K. Rowling remains on this list from last year with net worth of approximately $1 billion; she is in 701st place.
By Hannah on 11 March 2009 at 03:40 GMT
To reward them for their successful fundraising efforts for Comic Relief, Big Brother host Davina McCall invited twelve students and teachers from Parmiter's School to a tour of the Harry Potter set at Leavesden Studios. There, the group will have the opportunity to talk with stars and watch some filming.
By Hannah on 11 March 2009 at 03:36 GMT
The BBC recently interviewed James Hannigan, the video game music composer for the last two Harry Potter games, on the challenge of writing music that does not follow conventional linear narrative, like a film might. After calling the video game player both an audience member and a participant of the game, Hannigan goes on to speak about developmental music goals:
"I like to consider issues about how the music gets used, and what the designers are trying to achieve with the game. To have a game where the music doesn't feel like an afterthought, you have to have the music as an integral part of the game design."
The full article may be found here.
By Hannah on 11 March 2009 at 03:33 GMT
David Bradley, who plays Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, recently gave brief feedback on his friendly relationship with the teen actors and how he jokes around with them on set.
The Telegraph reports that he stated, "I first met them when they were about 10 years old, and now they say when they see me: 'David, give me five!' and I reply: 'Get lost!'" The article goes on to mention Bradley's current work on the stage.