9 January 2009 at 04:43 GMT
Abe Books has announced a contest to win a rare collector’s edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, currently worth $100 USD. Also up for grabs is a copy of the auction catalog for Beedle the Bard‘s hand-written edition from December 2007.
To be eligible, Harry Potter fans must submit an entry form and answer the provided trivia question on the Abe Books website. Contest rules apply. Good luck!
7 January 2009 at 23:35 GMT
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be rated PG in the US, according to the MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America). The PG rating has been given for, “scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality”.
Both Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix received PG-13 ratings.
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6 January 2009 at 23:56 GMT
Two new behind-the-scenes photographs from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince today. Both pictures originally appeared in Empire Magazine and show director David Yates and cast on set.
4 January 2009 at 17:27 GMT
Tom Felton, Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series, recently visited Orlando’s Universal Studios along with girlfriend Jade Gordon. During their visit, Tom posed for a photograph beside a Ministry of Magic proclamation teasing construction of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter park.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is currently being built at Universal’s Islands of Adventure park and will be open to the public in 2010.
4 January 2009 at 16:34 GMT
Emma Thompson, Professor Trelawney in the Harry Potter films, has squashed rumours that there was any bitterness in her decision to appear in a Nanny McPhee sequel instead of reprising her role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The two films have a conflicting filming schedule, forcing Thompson to make the choice.
“I wasn’t being rude at all. I was never going to be in the next ‘Harry Potter.’ I sort of put that to bed.” She has chosen to star in the sequel to “Nanny McPhee” as the title character instead.
2 January 2009 at 12:26 GMT
Dan Radcliffe has provided some commentary on two scenes in a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince preview piece by Entertainment Weekly.
”Harry’s got a real thing for her [Ginny], and that is slightly odd, because when we met, I was 11 and she was 9, and she was only ever Ron’s little sister,” says Radcliffe, now 19. ”But that all changed, and here we are snogging.”
Shooting Dumbledore’s funeral was another tough scene for Radcliffe, as it took on the personality of an Irish wake thanks to some not-so-mournful extras: ”Because there’s a lot of people there, it’s one of those things that takes on a party atmosphere.”