By Andy on 14 April 2009 at 22:52 GMT
Today, both Emma Thompson ("Professor Trelawney") and Emma Watson ("Hermione Granger") celebrate their birthdays. The very best wishes to them!
By Andy on 14 April 2009 at 20:50 GMT
Warner Bros. has confirmed that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will now be released two days early, on July 15th, in the United States and the United Kingdom. If you guys remember, Order of the Phoenix was also released two days early in 2007.
By Andy on 13 April 2009 at 00:47 GMT
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) visited the island of Mauritis for vacation. He posted about his amazing experience on the Daily Mail.
By Andy on 13 April 2009 at 00:44 GMT
Potterish has received two new photos, seen below, from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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By Andy on 11 April 2009 at 18:31 GMT
Thanks to Scar Potter, we now have a new and very interesting photo of Daniel Radcliffe and Jim Broadbent, where Daniel, as Harry Potter, is playing the piano… possibly a talent he perfected during his time on Broadway?
By Andy on 8 April 2009 at 23:17 GMT
Due to having witnessed "resignations of immensely dedicated people within MSSS and the increasing demoralisation of staff whom [she has] come to know and admire over the ten years of our association," J. K. Rowling has stepped down from her 'patron' position of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Scotland. However, she still supports the cause, stating that her financial support of a research project at Edinburgh University would continue. She also stated:
"I also remain committed to financing future research into the treatment and causes of Multiple Sclerosis, and to campaigning for better care and treatment of people with MS in Scotland, which is the MS capital of the world."
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By Andy on 7 April 2009 at 19:14 GMT
Rupert Grint's newest film, Cherrybomb, has released its first official trailer. Note: The trailer contains mature themes that may not be suitable for younger viewers.
By Andy on 6 April 2009 at 00:52 GMT
The National Literacy Trust runs an annual project aimed to motivate children to read by promoting sports figures' favorite books. Wayne Rooney, who plays English football, said that Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone "really gets your imagination going." He was among 20 English Premier League players to reveal their favourite book.
By Andy on 1 April 2009 at 05:41 GMT
Happy birthday to Fred and George Weasley, who celebrate their birthday – fittingly – today.
By Andy on 29 March 2009 at 21:10 GMT
Helena Bonham Carter ("Bellatrix Lestrange" in the Harry Potter films) has won the Best Actress award today at Empire Awards 2009.
"Thanks so much. This is a real compliment, I'm very chuffed. I did work actually incredibly hard for that role, but I loved every bit of it, and it was so many dreams come true. I always wanted to be in a musical, to sing, to be in something by Steven Sondheim and I always wanted a baby girl. I actually got all that, thanks to Tim Burton. And I know he always wanted to be Best Actress, so this is as much his as mine. Thank you!"
By Andy 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 Andy 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.