By Andy on 29 January 2011 at 04:43 GMT
I stumbled upon this video earlier today of a rather talented YouTuber playing a medley of pieces from the first four Harry Potter films on piano; it's definitely worth a watch!
By Andy on 23 January 2011 at 01:20 GMT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on April 11 of this year.
Additionally, the BBFC is reporting that the home video release will include nearly one hour of new material (including deleted scenes and featurettes).
The deleted scenes run:
- The Burrow's Shed: Ron discusses radios with Mr. Weasley
- The Dursley House: Harry and Aunt Petunia as they leave house
- The Dursley House: Harry and Dudley shake hands
- The Granger House: Death Eater searches deserted house
- Ministry Of Magic Lifts: Harry tells Arthur he's being tracked
- Tent: Trio discuss destroying the locket
- Rabbit chase in the forest
- Montage: Ron and Hermione skimming stones
Other behind-the-scenes features include a number of "focus points", which you can read about at this link.
There will also be a first-look at Deathly Hallows: Part 2 among the extra material.
By Andy on 19 January 2011 at 10:29 GMT
The location of Snape's death in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 has been changed, according to art director Andrew Ackland-Snow (spoilers below).
"The art director, Andrew Ackland-Snow, described to us another set created for the film. […] "We also made the boat house. We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn't really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there – Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames…and she loved it. Besides, it's a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say."
Let us know below which location you prefer!
By Andy on 16 January 2011 at 11:44 GMT
It's low-resolution, but check out a first look none-the-less at Neville and Bellatrix from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 below.
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is due for release in July.
By Andy on 7 January 2011 at 00:01 GMT
Universal today announced the sale of the millionth Butterbeer inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park.
To celebrate the milestone, the park, "shared 1,000 complimentary Butterbeers with guests on the streets of Hogsmeade."
By Andy on 6 January 2011 at 04:25 GMT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits cinemas in July and will mark the end of the ten-year Harry Potter film franchise.
Let us know which scene you are most looking forward to in 2011's most anticipated film!
By Andy on 6 January 2011 at 01:04 GMT
Aberforth Dumbeldore's part in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be a "blink-and-you'll-miss-it" role according to actor Ciarán Hinds.
Hinds has revealed that his role in the film, "[was] a four-page exposition scene about Albus Dumbledore's childhood and how he's not all he said he was".
Of Dan Radcliffe, Hines says, "He's very good, but he will get better and better. He's very committed to it, and although he's not a bustling figure, he's a very thoughtful and thorough professional."
Deathly Hallows: Part 2 hits cinemas in July.
By Andy on 31 December 2010 at 22:37 GMT
To all our readers, a happy new year! There are now only 195 days until Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is released.
By Andy on 29 December 2010 at 03:55 GMT
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) recently visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Florida. Check out a photo of Tom (with some Beauxbaton students) below.
Felton also visited the park during its construction two years ago; photos from that event can be found here.
By Andy on 26 December 2010 at 12:26 GMT
The role of young Severus Snape in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be played by 14-year-old Benedict Clarke.
Additionally, 13-year-old Bertie Gilbert will play the role of Scorpius Malfoy (son of Draco) in the epilogue sequence, which was shot at Leavesden Studios over Christmas.
Earlier this year the names of actors playing various other younger characters in this sequence were revealed.
With thanks to SnitchSeeker.
By Andy on 22 December 2010 at 13:47 GMT
Last month we reported that the cast of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 would be reshooting the King's Cross epilogue sequence at Leavesden Studios over Christmas.
The original shoot took place at King's Cross earlier this year, though both cast and crew felt the shoot was rushed. Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, noted that, "we only had two days to shoot it and we needed so much more time than that".
Watson updated her Facebook page this week letting fans know that she's, "currently at Leavesden filming reshoots with Dan [Radcliffe] and Rupert [Grint]. Feels strange to be back!". Exciting!
On an unrelated note, today marks Harry Potter Fan Zone's (lucky) seventh anniversary!
By Andy on 22 November 2010 at 10:48 GMT
Now that you've had the chance to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 we have for you the full interview with Dan Radcliffe from the set of Deathly Hallows earlier this year. If you missed Harry Potter Fan Zone's report from the set, you can read that too by clicking here.
Question: You're coming to the end of the journey now and we've basically watched you and some of the other actors grow up on-screen. And they've become kind of like a family to you I'm sure. How do you feel about it? Has it sunk in or do you not think about it yet?
Radcliffe: I'm not thinking about it that much at the moment. It's very occasionally. My memories [are] kind of jogged and I'm suddenly thinking, "oh God I am only here for another three months". Three or four months. And so that's very odd and it will be very upsetting when it does come to an end because I've spent so much time here and made some fantastic friends who I hope will stay with me for the rest of my life. And so yeah, it'll be very sad but equally it is an exciting time. I suppose whenever you go through periods of transition or in a way it's a very definite closing of a certain chapter of your life. I suppose those times are always going to be both very upsetting and also very exciting by the very nature because things are changing and you don't know what's going to happen.
Question: Could you talk about when you got the seventh book? Your experience of reading it for the first time and just your emotions. Also, the epilogue.
Radcliffe: Yeah, I obviously loved the seventh book kind of as much as everybody else did. I was reading actually at a cricket match because it came out two days before my eighteenth birthday. And I was going to a match for my birthday. So I was going 'round for two days without having read it where everybody else was reading it. And so it was a two day long struggle to beg not get told the ending. And I did actually manage to do that and then yeah, I remember finishing it on the plane and just becoming very emotional. I found it's a very moving book. The epilogue was something that I liked. I know not everybody did at all, but it was actually something I didn't have a problem with. And it's tying together all those loose ends. Because the thing is, what people don't realise about the epilogue, is I think that if Jo Rowling hadn't written that epilogue can you imagine being her for the rest of her life and having to cope with questions about what did Harry go on to do? She has to give something to I think to shut people up aside from everything else, you know, to give some conclusion.
By Andy on 22 November 2010 at 07:40 GMT
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has earned an estimated $125.1 million during opening weekend in the United States. The film played on 9,400 screens at 4,125 locations.
This makes Deathly Hallows: Part 1 the highest earning first weekend 'Potter' film in front of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire which earned $102.7 million on opening weekend back in 2005.
The Harry Potter franchise has earned $1.84 billion thus far and is estimated to overtake Star Wars as the highest grossing franchise ever within ten days.
The first film, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, released in 2001, is still the highest grossing with $974.7 million worldwide gross. In contrast, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, released in 2004, was the lowest grossing film.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 will be released in cinemas in July.
By Andy on 21 November 2010 at 05:04 GMT
If you're both a Harry Potter fan and a Twitter user then there are plenty of actors, actresses, organisations and miscellaneous folk to follow on Twitter who'll keep you informed about all things 'Potter'.
We've compiled the following list (we'll update it as more people join), as well as created a Twitter list, to make that job a little easier for you.
As of April 2011, our list of people to follow includes:
Harry Potter Fan Zone (@HPFZ)
That's us! Follow us for all the latest Harry Potter news and media coverage.
J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling)
J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter books and this is her only official Twitter account.
Tom Felton (@TomFelton)
Tom Felton plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films.
Emma Watson (@EmWatson)
Emma Watson plays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.
Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis)
Matthew Lewis plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films.
James Phelps (@James_Phelps)
James Phelps plays Fred Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Oliver Phelps (@OliverPhelps)
Oliver Phelps plays George Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Freddie Stroma (@freddiestroma)
Freddie Stroma plays Cormac McLaggen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Warwick Davis (@WarwickADavis)
Warwick Davis plays Professor Flitwick and Griphook the goblin in the Harry Potter films.
Chris Rankin (@chrisrankin)
Chris Rankin plays Percy Weasley in the Harry Potter films.
Evanna Lynch (@Evy_Lynch)
Evanna Lynch plays Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films.
Katie Leung (@Kt_Leung)
Katie Leung plays Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films.
Devon Murray (@DevonMMurray)
Devon Murray plays Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films.
Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower)
Jamie Campbell Bower plays Gellert Grindelwald in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Arthur Bowen (@abowen1998)
Arthur Bowen plays Albus Severus Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Ryan Turner (@ryanturner2)
Ryan Turner plays Hugo Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Will Dunn (@WillDxnnPFC)
Will Dunn plays James Sirius Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
Angelica Mandy (@angelicajmandy)
Angelica Mandy plays Gabrielle Delacour in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Simon McBurney (@SimonMcBurney)
Simon McBurney provides the voice of Kreacher in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
John Cleese (@JohnCleese)
John Cleese played Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Stephen Fry (@stephenfry)
Stephen Fry narrates the UK Harry Potter audiobooks.
Harry Potter Film (@HarryPotterFilm)
The official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film Twitter feed.
Warner Bros. (@WarnerBrosEnt)
Warner Bros. are the studio behind the Harry Potter films.
Bloomsbury are the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books.
Scholastic are the US publishers of the Harry Potter books.
Raincoast Books (@RaincoastBooks)
Raincoast Books are the Canadian publishers of the Harry Potter books.
The Dark Lord (@Lord_Voldemort7)
The Dark Lord himself.
You can follow or learn more about all of the above profiles through our Twitter list.
By Andy on 21 November 2010 at 02:40 GMT
Check out Harry Potter Fan Zone's photos from the New York City premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 below.
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