Harry Potter: A Look Back

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Please see the video below for the touching ending to the 10 years of incredible work done by the
Harry Potter cast and crew.

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Emotional Goodbyes

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

Friday, September 30, 2005

Imelda Staunton to Play Dolores Umbridge in OotP?

A couple of news websites are reporting that Academy Award winning actress Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) has been hired by Warner Brothers to play the much disliked (or dare I say "HATED!") Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher Dolores Umbridge in Order of the Phoenix.

There is no official confirmation of this as of yet. If you would like to see Ms. Staunton's filmography click here.

HBO First Look at Goblet of Fire Special Nov. 7th

HBO will be broadcasting their "First Look" program featuring the making of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire airing first on Monday, November 7th at 9:45pm (ET). The running time is listed at 13 minutes in length, and the show will rerun multiple times throughout the month of November.

(SOURCE: The Leaky Cauldron)

GoF TV Spot Making the Rounds!

I was watching the season premiere of Smallville on the WB last night. Yes, I am a Smallville fan. On last night's premiere they managed to work in both the Fortress of Solitude and the Phantom Zone. But I digress. Anywho, during one of the commercial breaks what do I see? A commercial for Goblet of Fire! I was so surprised and happy! The commercial looked great!

Thanks to Muggle Net, you can download the commercial and see it for yourself at this link. Make sure to right click the link to download the commercial.

Record Print Run as Latest Harry Potter Goes on Sale in France

Predicting a rush of Pottermania, bookshops across France will remain open into the early hours of Saturday as the latest volume of the series -- "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" -- goes on sale in French translation.

Publishers Gallimard have printed a record two million copies of J.K.Rowland's sixth book -- translated in French as "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele."

Unable to stand the wait, some 100,000 French people have already bought English-language copies of the work which first came out in July.

The first five books of the series have sold more than 17 million copies in French translation, and 300 million worldwide.

(SOURCE: Yahoo! News)

Four New Goblet of Fire Posters

Warner's has released four new posters that feature the new characters from GoF. You can see the posters at the Veritaserum links below:

Cedric Diggory

Fleur Delacour

Viktor Krum

Mad Eye Moody


Dan Radcliffe is Back as Harry Potter in Order of the Phoenix

The DanRadcliffe.co.uk fan website scored an interview with Daniel where he confirms that he is coming back as Harry in the fifth film Order of the Phoenix. He also talks a little about Goblet of Fire.

On a more personal note, Dan talks about his hope to be a good driver when he gets his own car.

The interview and a few sound bites from Daniel can be accessed here. However, there seems to be a lot of traffic trying to get to the DR.co.uk website, so HPANA has put up a written transcript of the interview here.

Goblet of Fire Premieres Confirmed for London and New York City

The world premiere of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will be at the Odeon Leicester Square on November 6, it was confirmed today by the city of Westminster. That's where the last three films debuted.

The location of the U.S. premiere on November 12 is the Ziegfeld in New York City.

A special LIVE MuggleCast/PotterCast episode will be recorded after the U.S. premiere, featuring the staffs of The Leaky Cauldron and MuggleNet. Guests will include this editor (Jeff) and others from around the fandom.


Thursday, September 29, 2005

Searching for Luna Lovegood

It seems that casting for the fifth Harry Potter film has begun. The HP casting agents are looking for a young woman to play Luna Lovegood. The casting agents are visiting schools across the UK looking for Luna.

The BBC broke the news this morning and you can read their entire article (don't worry, it's short) on the CBBC website.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

First Look at Wizengamot Court Trials

Veritaserum has a number of pics from the new 2006 Harry Potter wall calendar. One picture gives us our first peek at the Wizengamot trials and features a crazy looking Barty Crouch Jr. and an imprisoned Karkaroff who is the head of Durmstrang wizard school. Check out the pic and many others at Veritaserum, but beware of spoilers for the death that takes place in GoF.

Mary GrandPre Talks HP Book Seven and How She Will Miss Harry

Mary GrandPre, who illustrates the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter books, was interviewed recently in the Herald Today about the forthcoming book seven and how she will feel when her job of illustrating the books is done.

Arthur Levine Talks Half-Blood Prince and Beyond

Arthur Levine, editor of the U.S. editions of the Harry Potter books, talks about J.K. Rowling and Harry's future in an interview featured on the Yale Daily News website.

In his interview, Mr. Levine talks about his reaction to the character's death in Half-Blood Prince. So if you haven't read HBP yet, please don't read the full interview. You can read Mr. Levine's comments spoiler free at The Leaky Cauldron report on the interview.

Two More Katie Leung Articles

Katie Leung (Cho Chang) is making the interview rounds. Two more interviews with Katie can be found at:
Muggle Net
scan of article in the Scottish Sunday Mail Pacific Citizen website. Enjoy!

Vietnamese 'Half-Blood Prince' Sells Out Instantly

Vietnamese Harry Potter fans snached up the entire 15,000 copy run of Half-Blood Prince when the book went on sale Saturday, September 24th. The publisher is going to rush 10,000 more copies to the bookstores. You can read the entire story on the Thanhniennews News website.

Fan Who Couldn't Wait Writes Out Entire Half-Blood Prince

Sandra Luchian, a 15-year-old girl from Moldova, spent a month of her summer copying the entire text of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book because it is not available in her country. See the CBBC story about the determined and diligent young woman here. :-)

New Interviews with Cho and Cedric Actors

Katie Leung (Cho) and Robert Pattinson (Cedric) are interview about their work and roles in Goblet of Fire at the Virgin.net website. Here are a couple of quotes from the interviews:

VN: How does it feel to be Harry Potter's first kiss?Katie Leung: It feels great! I feel even luckier and appreciative to have got this role because so many girls would do anything to be in my position. The scenes where he's gazing at me from afar were really fun to film because you had to give him this look and tease him. I had to do a lot of looking back to make him think he's got a chance when really he hasn't because I have a boyfriend.

VN: Did you feel accepted onto the set of an already established cast?Robert Pattinson: I didn't know how I would be interpreted so I went into Harry Potter determined to seem like a real actor and kind of didn't speak to anyone for a while. I didn't notice the transition to being accepted, but they are all really nice people. It seems like it should have been daunting but it wasn't. We did a bonding week where we made fools of ourselves doing lots of improvising. I paired up with Rupert a lot.

The full interview with Katie Leung can be read
here. The full interview with Robert Pattinson can be read here.

Riddle Gravestone Fixed in Goblet of Fire

Warner Brothers has fixed the continuity mistake they made on the Riddle family tombstone in Goblet of Fire. Wizard News has an article about the fix and the before and after pics of the repair.