By Andy on 20 March 2009 at 04:41 GMT
In a recent interview, John Hurt (wand-maker “Ollivander” in the Harry Potter books) said, “I’m in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into the books. My son was 12 when it all first started and he was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I will be back.”
By Andy on 20 March 2009 at 04:35 GMT
Mary GrandPre, the illustrator for the American Harry Potter series intends on drawing 25 original sketches of characters from the book series to raise money for Forty Carrots Family Center’s Capital Campaign. Reservations for the sketches will take place this weekend during the Masters Art Festival at Payne Park in Sarasota. The cost of the sketches will be $1,000 for black and white and $2,000 for color (9×12 inch size).
By Andy on 17 March 2009 at 05:28 GMT
Thanks to Warner Bros. for passing on two new photos of Harry from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
By Andy 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 Andy on 17 March 2009 at 04:16 GMT
Also an active on Twitter is Tom Felton who plays “Draco Malfoy” on-screen.
By Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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 Andy 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.