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.
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.
1 April 2009 at 05:41 GMT
Happy birthday to Fred and George Weasley, who celebrate their birthday – fittingly – today.
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!”
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
27 March 2009 at 05:14 GMT
Warner Bros. has passed on six new character posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, featuring Harry, Hermione, Ron, Dumbledore, Draco and Snape.