By Andy on 15 February 2009 at 02:40 GMT
Film company Panalux has reported that for both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Eduardo Serra will be the Cinematographer (a.k.a. Director of Photography), although Warner Bros. has yet to officially confirm.
By Andy on 15 February 2009 at 02:05 GMT
The NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association) has a Harry Potter display at the New York City toy fair this weekend. Photos of the display may be found here. The toy fair continues through Wednesday, the 18th of February, between 34th and 39th Streets and 11th Ave.
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By Andy on 15 February 2009 at 01:57 GMT
Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter films) recently was interviewed by the Daily Mail, where he discusses among several topics, his role on a new BBC drama and how all three producers for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince individually rang him up to tell him he'd been cut from the film.
By Andy on 13 February 2009 at 01:46 GMT
Steffan Rhodri has been cast as Reg Cattermole in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, based on his excellent work as an actor on the BBC's "Gavin and Stacey."
By Andy on 12 February 2009 at 01:51 GMT
At a stonemason's workshop in Morningside today, J. K. Rowling's handprints were set in stone. Her handprints, which could symbolically convey the vast mark she has left on literature, will be set on display outside the Edinburgh City Chambers to honor her for all the effort she has put into writing Harry Potter.
By Andy on 12 February 2009 at 01:31 GMT
James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films) gave an interview discussing their involvement in the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. They spoke of their experiences during the making of previous Harry Potter games and shed some light on what takes place behind the scenes.
By Andy on 9 February 2009 at 22:56 GMT
Emma Watson has revealed that she is just as nervous as co-star Rupert Grint about the Ron/Hermione kiss in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Rupert believes the scene will be particularly difficult to film because of his ongoing friendship with Emma.
Filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will commence in two weeks.
By Andy on 8 February 2009 at 00:24 GMT
Filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will begin in two weeks, according to a new report by the BBC. Pre-production at Leavesden Studios was recently halted when a stuntman suffered spinal injuries after a fall. The studio has since reopened.
"We have not begun filming yet and will not do so for another two weeks. This has always been the case," she said.
"Filming will commence mid-February and go through to spring 2009."
Both Deathly Hallows: Part I and Part II will be shot back-to-back, so we believe the representative meant 2010.
By Andy on 6 February 2009 at 23:18 GMT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been checked out of British libraries approximately 109,000 times, making it the United Kingdom's most borrowed book.
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By Andy on 6 February 2009 at 23:11 GMT
The Harry Potter series has been nominated at the 2009 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. Voting begins March 2 (we'll post a reminder when the date arrives).
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By Andy on 6 February 2009 at 06:03 GMT
J.K. Rowling's official website has been updated to wish Arthur Weasley a happy birthday.
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By Andy on 5 February 2009 at 22:28 GMT
Warner Bros. has released three high-resolution posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince featuring Harry and Dumbledore.
By Andy on 3 February 2009 at 20:33 GMT
J.K. Rowling received a Legion of Honour award today at an induction ceremony in Paris. She announced that her great-grandfather had received the same honour in 1924 for his courage in World War I, later asking French Harry Potter fans to pardon her for giving the book's primary antagonist (Lord Voldemort) a French name.
"Thanks to this internationally renowned saga, you have contributed to giving young people the taste for reading again," Sarkozy said before pinning the Legion of Honor medal on her. "With you, they understand that reading is not punishment, but a source of pleasure."
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By Andy on 12 January 2009 at 18:31 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince "strike[s] a balance" between darkness and comedy, according to a new interview with Dan Radcliffe in Melbourne's Herald Sun. The actor notes a conscious decision to tone down the darkness of the film in comparison with its predecessors.
"I mean, the one thing when I read the script I could always yearn for was more darkness and more of that real intense stuff, because I enjoy doing that more, but hopefully this time we have struck a balance between that darkness and a certain comedy in this film."
Radcliffe also comments on the style of comedy ("it's much more subtle"), and cites director David Yates as a key player in helping the franchise earn cinematic respect.
"And I think actually through making the films darker we've gained a lot. And also through people like (director) David Yates directing them, a certain amount of respect has been gained for the films as cinema."
By Andy on 10 January 2009 at 19:08 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been named the most anticipated film of 2009 by AOL Movies. Other notable films on the list include the fourth installment of the Terminator franchise and a prequel to X-Men.
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