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‘Cherrybomb’ trailer released ‘Cherrybomb’ trailer released

rupert-grint-2Rupert 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.

English footballer Wayne Rooney fan of ‘Harry Potter’ English footballer Wayne Rooney fan of ‘Harry Potter’

wayne-rooney-philos-stoneThe 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.

Happy birthday, Fred and George! Happy birthday, Fred and George!

Happy birthday to Fred and George Weasley, who celebrate their birthday – fittingly – today.

Helena Bonham Carter wins Empire’s Best Actress award Helena Bonham Carter wins Empire’s Best Actress award

bellatrix-lestrange-helena-bonham-carterHelena 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!”

Happy birthday, Brendan Gleeson! Happy birthday, Brendan Gleeson!

brendan-gleesonHappy birthday to Brendan Gleeson who turns 54 years old today! He does a spectacular job playing “Mad-Eye” Moody in the Harry Potter films.

Alan Rickman receives James Joyce award in Dublin Alan Rickman receives James Joyce award in Dublin

rickmanAlan 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.

New media downloads available on HarryPotter.com New media downloads available on HarryPotter.com

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.

Rhys Ifans cast in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Rhys Ifans cast in ‘Deathly Hallows’

rhys-ifansOn 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.

Clémence Poésy in talks to appear in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Clémence Poésy in talks to appear in ‘Deathly Hallows’

poesyClemence 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.

Six new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ posters Six new ‘Half-Blood Prince’ posters

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.