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Happy birthday, Alan Rickman! Happy birthday, Alan Rickman!

alan-rickmanAlan Rickman (“Severus Snape”) celebrates his birthday today. Best wishes to the man who plays a very significant role in the sixth Harry Potter film.

John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game

ea-games-1Harry 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.

‘Harry Potter’ Art Director to attend Derry festival ‘Harry Potter’ Art Director to attend Derry festival

hbpJames 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.

No new Harry Potter LEGOs to come No new Harry Potter LEGOs to come

toy-legoAccording 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.”

Emma Watson begins filming ‘Deathly Hallows’ Emma Watson begins filming ‘Deathly Hallows’

emma-watson-001Emma 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.

MTV show to unveil ‘Half-Blood Prince’ secrets MTV show to unveil ‘Half-Blood Prince’ secrets

hbp-dd“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.

Eduardo Serra to be ‘Deathly Hallows’ Cinematographer Eduardo Serra to be ‘Deathly Hallows’ Cinematographer

cinem-serraFilm 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.

NYC toy fair featuring ‘Harry Potter’ NYC toy fair featuring ‘Harry Potter’

toy-legoThe 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.

New interview with Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge) New interview with Robert Hardy (Cornelius Fudge)

robert-hardyRobert 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.

Steffan Rhodri cast as Reg Cattermole Steffan Rhodri cast as Reg Cattermole

steffan-rhodriSteffan 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.”