By Andy on 24 February 2009 at 02:41 GMT
TODAY Australia recently debuted a new, cohesive look of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, featuring most clips we've seen before, but some of which we as of yet hadn't. The video is available here at YouTube.
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By Andy on 21 February 2009 at 02:36 GMT
The Scotsman reports that J. K. Rowling paid a heart-warming visit to the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside to interact with patients. She daubed graffiti on the walls of the Young People's Unit, which cares for teenagers with psychiatric conditions. According to consultant psychologist Dr Jane Morris:
"She really does spread magic. She's a natural and knows how to talk to young people. And she's extremely cool. She does graffiti on the walls which is probably worth a fortune. She's drawn all of us and wrote 'JK Rowling was here'."
By Andy on 21 February 2009 at 02:32 GMT
Alan Rickman ("Severus Snape") celebrates his birthday today. Best wishes to the man who plays a very significant role in the sixth Harry Potter film.
By Andy on 21 February 2009 at 02:13 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game product manager, John Fenno, has recently given an interview in which he discusses the delay of the Half-Blood Prince film and more. The interview also includes some clips from the game.
By Andy on 19 February 2009 at 02:24 GMT
James Foster, the Art Director for both Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will attend an art/technology festival between April 2nd-4th in Magee, Ireland. He has also worked with films Bourne Ultimatum, Stardust, Hellboy and Quantum of Solace.
By Andy on 19 February 2009 at 02:22 GMT
According to reports from the NYC toy fair, there will be no more Harry Potter LEGOs in the future because at this point, the series has gotten much darker, and "it has become very hard to produce kid-friendly sets."
By Andy on 19 February 2009 at 02:18 GMT
Emma Watson begins filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows later today (the 19th of February), according to a recent update on her official website. The update also states that winners and runner-ups of its Tales of Despereaux competition have been notified via e-mail.
By Andy on 19 February 2009 at 02:12 GMT
"Spoilers" is MTV's quarterly movie show which will air this Saturday at 8pm EST with details about MTV's visit to the UK set of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as well as air exclusive interviews with the film's cast and crew.
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.