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News articles from July 2009

New Zealand Herald profiles Daniel Radcliffe New Zealand Herald profiles Daniel Radcliffe

090701 Radcliffe profileThe New Zealand Herald has published a lengthy feature on Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter).  In the piece – “Harry Potter – still working his magic” – Radcliffe discusses his hopes for the final two films; why he is glad the seventh book is being made into two films; and what it’s like working with Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), among other things.

“I’m very happy that the seventh book is being made as two films,” notes Radcliffe, “because I was worried they would have to cut important scenes. For example in the fourth film you could cut out the house elf sub-plot and it doesn’t affect the main story in any way. In the second film they cut out the Nearly Headless Nick Death Day Party. In fact that whole character has fallen by the wayside. The problem with doing that with the final book is that there is nothing that doesn’t relate to the main story or drive it forward. There’s not much you could cut. So we’ve given ourselves the room and opportunity to do it justice.”

Rupert Grint reflects on life after ‘Potter’ Rupert Grint reflects on life after ‘Potter’

090701 Ron LAThe LA Times’ countdown to Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince continues today with a new feature piece on Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films). In the piece, Grint reflects on the Potter movies coming to an end in 2011.

“I was thinking about what it’s going to be like when we’re done, after the last movie,” Grint said. “It is going to be really weird, actually. At the moment it seems quite far away. I don’t know what I’m going to do, really. I’m going to miss it, I think, because it’s been my whole life for a long time. I really enjoy it as well, every year we’ve come back and done it. All of this, this is what I know…”

“I think it’s going to be sad when this, all of it, when it’s all over. Reading the last book, there was so much talk about who was going to die. So I was half-expecting, I mean, me, Dan and Emma to not survive. Or our characters, I mean. I was pleasantly surprised, though. I’m glad that it ended the way it did. We all make it.”

New HBP clip: Attack on the Burrow New HBP clip: Attack on the Burrow

090701 Burrow clipA new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now on MySpace. The clip is a little over one minute long, and shows part of the attack on the Burrow. Fans will recall that Warner Bros. decided to add this scene to the movie in order to remind people that “the world is no longer a safe place.” The clip features Harry, Ginny and Greyback, among others. Thanks to Leaky for the news.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince hits theaters on July 15.

New HBP clip: Trio, Ginny discuss potions book New HBP clip: Trio, Ginny discuss potions book

090701 AOLAOL Moviefone has posted a new clip from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on their website.  The clip shows the trio in the Gryffindor Common Room discussing the mysterious potions book that Harry acquires and, more specifically, who it belongs to.  Check out the clip at this linkHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opens on July 15.

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