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.!
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.
11 March 2009 at 03:40 GMT
To reward them for their successful fundraising efforts for Comic Relief, Big Brother host Davina McCall invited twelve students and teachers from Parmiter’s School to a tour of the Harry Potter set at Leavesden Studios. There, the group will have the opportunity to talk with stars and watch some filming.
11 March 2009 at 03:36 GMT
The BBC recently interviewed James Hannigan, the video game music composer for the last two Harry Potter games, on the challenge of writing music that does not follow conventional linear narrative, like a film might. After calling the video game player both an audience member and a participant of the game, Hannigan goes on to speak about developmental music goals:
“I like to consider issues about how the music gets used, and what the designers are trying to achieve with the game. To have a game where the music doesn’t feel like an afterthought, you have to have the music as an integral part of the game design.”
The full article may be found here.
11 March 2009 at 03:33 GMT
David Bradley, who plays Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, recently gave brief feedback on his friendly relationship with the teen actors and how he jokes around with them on set.
The Telegraph reports that he stated, “I first met them when they were about 10 years old, and now they say when they see me: ‘David, give me five!’ and I reply: ‘Get lost!'” The article goes on to mention Bradley’s current work on the stage.
10 March 2009 at 03:31 GMT
Broadway.com is reporting that Domhnall Gleeson is “expected to” sign on to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to play Bill Weasley. There have been no official confirmations as of yet, but he does look the part. If he joins the cast, he’ll be joining his father Brendan Gleeson, who plays Mad-Eye Moody.
10 March 2009 at 03:29 GMT
J. K. Rowling’s book The Tales of Beedle the Bard has been shortlisted for the W. H. Smith Children’s Book Of The Year award at the Galaxy British Book awards. Also shortlisted is Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) for best biography of the year. You may vote here starting today.
10 March 2009 at 03:27 GMT
Via Twitter, Tom Felton very recently promised his fans that his song, “In Good Hands” (EP), will be available on iTunes within the next four weeks. He also hinted “5 maybe 6 new songs” and a possible music video.
10 March 2009 at 03:23 GMT
UniversHarryPotter recently contacted Andy Linden’s agents, who were able to confirm that he will play Mundungus Fletcher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. An official word from the Harry Potter film production group has not yet been released.
10 March 2009 at 03:21 GMT
Warner Bros. has posted an extensive list of global release dates (63 total) for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. To give a little bit of perspective, the earliest release dates are July 15th, 2009 in Egypt, Denmark, France, Switzerland (French version), Belgium and Italy. The latest is currently Greece with August 27th, and China’s release date is to be determined. Other dates:
Australia: July 16
United States: July 17
Canada: July 17
United Kingdom: July 17
The complete list of release dates may be found here.