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

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006: The Year in Harry Potter Books

What The Leaky Cauldron did for the year in the Harry Potter films, they've done for the Harry Potter books: a great recap of news stories about the Harry Potter books.

"And now for the last of our three wrapups of the year in Potter - our look at what has happened with the Harry Potter book series and in J.K. Rowling news. It's been a year of anticipation, clues, teases, attempted bannings, exciting events and most importantly a lead-up to the last part of this era of Harry Potter fandom. Huge thanks to Sue and Julie for researching this - enjoy!"

To read the book recap, go to The Leaky Cauldron website's news archive and look for the date of December 31, 2006.


Friday, December 29, 2006

2006: The Year in Harry Potter Film

The Leaky Cauldron has a great recap of the stories they featured about the Harry Potter films last year.

2006: The Year in Harry Potter Film

"It's that time again, when we go over everything we've learned and read and done over this terrific year. We have so much big news to recap for the year 2006, that for the first time we're splitting our year in review up into parts. Tonight we recap the year in Harry Potter movies - with the year in fans and books to come tomorrow and on Sunday. Huge thanks to Sue for pulling the links and everyone who helped out with this! Read on, because it's been a great year, that sets up a 2007 to beat all."

If you'd like to check out the recap, visit The Leaky Cauldron website and look for the news archive. You'll find the recap under the date of December 29, 2006.


Thursday, December 28, 2006

Baker & Taylor List "Deathly Hallows" Publish Date as 7/31/07

TLC has received several reports about a possible release date for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as seen on Baker & Taylor, a company that provides materials to many public and school libraries, as well as retailers. The release date they have for book seven posted is that of July 31, 2007, however Scholastic says they have not released any information about this yet. Here is the information we received so far:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by Rowling, J. K.

$35.01 (USD)
Est Disc $ 19.12

General Title Info

ISBN: 9789990164237ISBN-10: 9990164231
Publish Date: 2007/07/31
Publisher: Arthur a Levine
Dewey: FIC
Audience: Children's - Grade 4-6, Age 9-11

We will continue to update with more on this as we get it.


Royal Mail in UK Begins Planning Delivery of "Deathly Hallows"

With no official release date yet announced, the Royal Mail is nonetheless beginning to plan their strategy for delivery of the final Harry Potter book to customers in the UK. The BBC reports today that "the postal service is to meet with online retailers next month. Demand is expected to be high as last year, 500,000 pre-ordered copies of the sixth book were delivered in the UK. A Royal Mail spokesman said: "This kind of operation takes a lot of planning."

J.K.Rowling is still writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

HPEF Announces 2008 and 2009 Conferences

HP Education Fanon, Inc. has announced two new conferences for Harry Potter fans to enjoy. Produced by the same group who brought us Lumos and is sponsoring Prophecy 2007: From Hero to Legend next year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, they are announcing the following:

Portus 2008, to be held July 10-13 2008, in Dallas, Texas. Held at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, the theme is said to be "Opening the door to the Department of Mysteries," and "will explore all the metaphysical aspects of the Wizarding World."Level Two 2009 will be held July 23-29 , 2009 at the San Jose Cultural Center and Facilities in San Jose, California. The theme of this "will focus on Defense Against the Dark Arts – both those within Harry’s world, and those that fans and scholars encounter."

We will continue to post updates on these events as well as
Phoenix Rising, Sectus, the gathering in Chicago August 7-11, 2008 called Terminus and other major Harry Potter gatherings as we can.


"Deathly Hallows" On Way to Becoming Biggest-Selling HP Book

Amazon.co.uk is reporting today that after the announcement of the title of Book Seven, pre-orders of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows surged to the top of their best seller list. A spokesman for the online retailing giant said today the astonishing response may be an indicator of future sales of the last Harry Potter book.

"To reach No 1 in our best-sellers chart after only eight hours is an incredible achievement.

"Thousands of people in homes and offices across the UK went online to reserve their copy the moment they had the opportunity.

"If the initial response is anything to go by, this could be the biggest-selling Harry Potter of all time."

Please note: As seen via our
Cauldron Shop, the UK, French and German editions are available for pre-order from Amazon; the US and Canadian Amazon orders still remain at an email notification status only. No release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been announced.


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Bookies Already Making Odds on Demise of Harry Potter in "Deathly Hallows"

Not ones to let any sense of sentimental holiday spirit stand in the way, bookies are already making odds on the demise of Harry Potter in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The BBC reports one oddsmaker feels that "the general consensus seems to be that Harry is the final Horcrux and to ensure that Voldemort dies he will need to be sacrifice," and thus "most of the early money has been for Harry, who has been cut from 10/1 to 6/1." The article goes on to note that Lord Voldemort is "the 4-5 favourite to kill off the popular character in the seventh book in the series." Other characters from the beloved series are also mentioned:

"Other contenders to kill Harry include Professor Snape at 5-2, Draco Malfroy at 6-1, Ron Weasley at 6-1 and Hermione Granger at 6-1.

Mr Adams added that the bookies have also accepted punts on Ron and Hermione to marry, with Harry as best man, and on Harry to catch the snitch in a Quidditch world cup.

"The oddsmakers hasten to add that all bets "will be void and stake money will be returned if Harry confounds pundits and survives."


Alfonso Cuaron Interview Mentions Ties Between PoA Film and HBP; Expresses Interest in "Deathly Hallows"

Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron has given a new interview with SFGate.com where he mentions again his interest in possibly returning to helm a Harry Potter movie. Echoing previous reports, Mr. Cuaron says he recently spoke as well with JKR, saying "I could tell based on our conversation that she is just so excited about No. 7. She was going through a really good stream of writing.'' Alfonso Cuaron also confirmed that indeed, he had ideas while filming PoA that possibly tied into the future books, including Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

Each time she got wind of a direction he was taking "Prisoner of Azkaban'' in, she would tell him, "That thing you're trying to do sounds very interesting, but I would appreciate it if you don't do it because it would contradict something I'm going to do in book 6.'' Cuarón always honored her requests.

"You are dealing with a woman who has an amazing control of her universe and knows inch by inch that castle," he says.

Working on "Azkaban,'' which many critics consider the best of the Potter films, was "a blast," Cuarón says. "Those were the two most beautiful years of my life. Everything that happens around a J.K. Rowling creation is enveloped in this beautiful, beneficial energy.''

UPDATE: According to this very
short interview from Slashfilm, Mr. Cuaron has expressed interest in directing the film version of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," as he said "Let's see how the seventh book ends up, maybe that one -- maybe." No director has been announced as yet for Half-Blood Prince, which is due to begin filming next summer.


Friday, December 22, 2006

Amazon UK Puts Book Seven on Pre-Order, Sets Price

Several readers have let us know that Amazon.UK has now set a price for Book Seven at £13.99 (or roughly 27.39 USD), and has gone from a "Notify Me" status to an actual "Pre-Order" status. Thanks to reader Roonwit, we also know the UK retailer is telling those who have pre-ordered, amazingly, that there will be an estimated delivery date as "22 Feb 2007 - 23 Feb 2007."

UPDATE: It would seem some clarification is taking place as the page now says "Delivery Date. When you reserve your copy you may see a system generated message specifying the delivery date. In actual fact we do not know when this book will be published. We will keep you up to date as and when we have more information."

More as we get it!


Thursday, December 21, 2006

Amazon Calls Book Seven "Most Eagerly Awaited Books of All Time"

With the news of the title for the last Harry Potter book now publicly announced, there has been widespread media reaction as you can imagine. Here are just a few of the news stories of interest on the subject:

Amazon.com is the focus of this story from Bloomberg news which highlights the fact that "Amazon said it experienced a surge of activity on its Web site after the announcement, describing it as ``one of the most eagerly awaited books of all time.''

The Telegraph has further comments from the UK Amazon spokesperson who said:"This is the first piece of the jigsaw in the final part of the Harry Potter series," he said. "The book's release will be met with an unprecedented level of excitement - but also a sense of sadness. Over the past 10 years, so many people have been enchanted by the world and characters that JK Rowling has created. It will be like saying goodbye to an old friend."

The Times online reports on the anticipation already by booksellers for a release date of the last book, where they predict huge sales. One spokesperson from Waterstones says:"This is a wonderfully intriguing and ominous title, with all the sense of magic and adventure that any true Potter fan has come to love and expect....But surely the question all Potter fans will want answering as soon as possible is - when can they get their hands on a copy? We don’t know the answer yet, but we’re predicting that 2007 could be a pretty special year for Potter fans all around the world."

Lizo from CBBC Newsround gives us his thoughts on the title of the last book, as he says "I love the title Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it's got a really scary feel to it, without giving too much away." For more on Lizo's thoughts, click here.

Finally, our own Melissa Anelli was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune where she sums up the feelings of many of us by noting "As Potter fans, we're elated and also saddened - this is the last one! It's like being given a fantastic Christmas present on the last Christmas ever."


Friday, November 24, 2006

Harry Potter DVDs Going on Moratorium

Amazon.com reports that the first four Harry Potter films are going on moratorium:

Amazon Screening Room "Amazon.com DVD Editors" says: "In late 2006 and early 2007, the Harry Potter DVDs will be going on moratorium. This means that Warner, like Disney often does, won't be producing any more new copies of these movies. You'll still be able to buy them from Amazon as long as we have copies in stock, so be sure to get yours before they're gone."

Here's the dates that the films DVDs will stop being produced:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - go on moratorium beginning on December 29, 2006.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - goes on moratorium beginning on January 22, 2007.


New Picture of Cho from Order of the Phoenix Video Game

The makers of the Harry Potter video games have sent us a new pic from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix game, this time of Cho. Click here and enjoy!


Order of the Phoenix Set Report Preview: Grimmauld Place, Azkaban and More

Now that the teaser trailer is out, the Leaky Mug (this time consisting of Andrew, John and Melissa) can bring you our own teaser of our set reports. In this 20 minute installment, which serves as a preview of the full thing, we talk about Grimmauld place, what they did with Azkaban, and a little bit of everything else. Get it via iTunes, direct download it here. Visit our site at LeakyMug.com, and enjoy! Big thanks to Andrew for editing!


Dan Radcliffe Would "Walk on Hot Coals" to Work with Yates Again

Harry in Order of the PhoenixDanRadcliffe.com and DanRadcliffef.co.uk received Holiday greetings yesterday -- including a new photo -- from Dan himself. In his letter, Dan thanked the sites for their "honest and straightforward reporting of events this year - leaving the speculation to others." He also said: "As I have now finished on HP5 and am about to take a break, I wanted you to have a copy of my new fan mail photo which will be sent out with a new newsletter from the beginning of next year. It was taken by Emma Hardy who took my photo for the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

As Christmas approaches, I would again urge my loyal fans not to send me presents but make a donation to Demelza House (which always needs support).

It has been a very exciting year for me. I had a great time making 'Order of the Phoenix' and working again with Gary OIdman, and for the first time Imelda Staunton, was simply fantastic. David Yates was an inspired director who I would walk on hot coals to work with again.

As many of you know I am going on stage next year, to appear in Equus and the letters of support I have received since the announcment, from many fans have been very exciting to read. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

Later next year I will film MY BOY JACK and again am completely thrilled to be working on this fantastic and very moving script. It is going to be a very full year and I will relish every moment."

In other Radcliffe news, Daniel is
slated to present an award at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards ceremony on December 7.


Thursday, November 23, 2006

Dan on 'Phoenix' & Wanting to Prove Himself as an Actor

Daniel RadcliffeIn a new article with Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe, Dan talks about his wish to prove himself as an actor by taking on different projects like Equus, My Boy Jack and Extras. He also comments on working with Imelda Staunton, David Yates and once again with Gary Oldman and how he wishes to work with Yates in the future.

Dan on working with Imelda Staunton and Gary Oldman:

Any scene really with Imelda Staunton or Gary Oldman has been incredible, just because they're both so brilliant to work with. The thing that I really admire about both of them is the fact that not only are they great actors, but they're also incredibly personable. They'll talk to anyone on the set about anything, and then as soon as they get on the set they're focused and they just act. And they're brilliant, and they're constantly refining their performances, so it's fantastic for me to watch that.

Dan also comments on working once again with Richard Griffiths in Equus next year:

I can't wait to work on Equus with Richard, it will be fantastic to work with him in another capacity other than Uncle Vernon. At the moment I see him for a couple of weeks on every film, bar the fourth, which unfortunately he wasn't in, and then he goes off again and as much as a fantastic actor as he is I never get to spend as much time with him. And so on this I get to spend the first half of next year with him!

You can go
here to read the article.


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

HBO On Demand Sneak Peek: First Look at Veil, Lucius, Prophecy, Grawp, Thestrals and More

Order of the Phoenix LogoAs we told you previously, HBO On Demand would be airing a special sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Captured by our own video guru Chris Dotson, we now have the entire video of this up in our galleries for you, including an iPod friendly version. This video preview includes a vast amount of new images and interviews with cast and crew from the fifth Harry Potter film. There are quick scenes with Umbridge teaching class (and yes, we hear her voice), Harry teaching the DA, dinner with the Order at Grimmauld Place, Luna (we can hear her talk about the thestrals), Bellatrix, Lucius Malfoy in the Ministry, Lucius dueling with Sirius, the Prophecy globe, sketches of Grawp and the Thestrals, Filch, Cho, McGonagall and Trelawney, and incredibly, people fighting and dueling in the Veil room by the archway, including Sirius and Bellatrix...MAJOR MOVIE SPOILER caution given for this video, which you can view here in our galleries.


Teaser Trailer Now Available in Hi-Def

Order of the Phoenix LogoYahoo! has released the new trailer in high-definition format. Thanks CRJeong, and enjoy!


New Pics and Announcement of New "Order of the Phoenix" Video Game

EA has officially announced today that they are developing the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame. Brought to us by the same people who have produced all the previous Harry Potter video games, EA states that:

"The close and synergistic relationship between book, film and videogame is more defined in the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix videogame than ever before. Players will be able to explore the many key locations within Hogwarts in minute detail, each one a visual match to its film equivalent, while being engrossed in the thrilling adventures outlined in the rich narrative of the book. ...

With the ability to play multiple characters, including Harry Potter, Dumbledore and Sirius Black, the videogame of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix offers fans the opportunity to wield a wand, explore all around Hogwarts, and experience one of the most exciting and dangerous years in the life of the Boy Who Lived."

We also have some great new pics from the game below:


As we told you
previously, readers of TLC have been given a unique opportunity to weigh in on the development of this game, and we will have much more coming very soon on this aspect of it, so stay tuned!


OOTP Cast on TRL

Order of the Phoenix LogoMTV's Total Request Live today aired a video which featured clips from OOTP (same as those in the trailer) and interviews with some of the Order of the Phoenix cast members, including Dan and Rupert. In addition, when Bonnie Wright was discussing the film, a new photo of the DA was shown briefly.

To download this video, click here [5.27 MB, wmv].

Thanks to
Linda for the video!


Malfoy Moves Up on Forbes' Fictional Fifteen List

Once again Harry Potter character Lucius Malfoy has made an appearance on Forbes wealthiest fictional characters list.

Last year Lucius Malfoy
graced the list at #15, this year at #12:

Wizarding family patriarch best known as advocate for pureblood magicians and for violent hatred of Harry Potter. Caught red-handed burglarizing United Kingdom's Ministry of Magic; now indefinitely incarcerated in Azkaban prison. But imprisonment hasn't hurt his net worth: With the price of gold at record levels, stockpiles of gold galleons have appreciated significantly. Minister of Magic Rufus Scrimgeour reportedly increasing security outside Malfoy's cell in the wake of Dementor guard revolt, fearing escape attempt. Malfoy, unbowed, vows to return to public life: "My race is not yet run." Member since 2005.

Thanks to
Harry Latino for the tip.


Dan talks about Potter Trailer

Daniel RadcliffeThe first teaser trailer for the next Harry Potter film has been released, and Harry himself has been telling Newsround all about it!

Actor Daniel Radcliffe said: "The response I've had from the trailer so far has been very, very positive.

"People do seem to be wanting to see more of the film," he added.

In the teaser there are lots of shots of Harry flying over London on his broomstick with his magical pals, as well as another look at Lord Voldemort.

And there is also a very brief, very murky, blink-and-you'll-miss-it, sneak peak at Harry's kiss with Cho!

Old favourites Sirius Black and Professor Dumbledore also make brief appearances, as does another very nasty piece of work - Bellatrix Lestrange.

Daniel also spoke briefly about the film itself: "It's very different from the fourth one, which was very spectacular.

"This one is a much darker, more internal emotional journey."

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will hit cinemas in July 2007.


Monday, November 20, 2006

New E! Video from the Set of Order of the Phoenix

Ministry Hall Set
As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, and that is the case as the new videos keep coming. E! has now posted their video of their visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this new video, you can see a great deal of the Ministry of Magic set, the Gryffindor Common room and more. There are also new interviews with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Director David Yates, and actress Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney). To view, click here. Thanks Paul!

Update: Page from DanRadclife.co.uk let us know she also has the video


New Set Photos from OotP Including the Writing on Harry's Hand

Daily Prophet
MTV has now posted 15 brand new photos from the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. These behind the scenes photos include new looks at the Fountain at the Ministry of Magic, The Daily Prophet with Dumbledore on the front page, some new photos of Arthur and Harry at the phone booth entrance to the Ministry, and one very chilling photo: the writing on the back of Harry's Hand from his detention with Professor Umbridge. Spoilers!

Writing on Harry's Hand 1
Writing on Harry's Hand 2
Magical Fountain in Ministry of Magic
Fountain, Take 2
Sketch of Fountain
Daily Prophet with Dumbledore on Front Page
Ministry Set 1
Ministry Set 2
Rupert Grint
Arthur and Harry Entrance 1
Arthur and Harry at Phone Booth 2
Arthur and Harry 3
Wall of Pics 1
Wall of Pics 2
Director David Yates


Teaser Trailer Shot by Shot, Screenshots, iPod format, and More, Now Available

Harry, Ron, and Hermione
Leaky presents our world-famous shot-by-shot comparison for the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix teaser trailer!

It's long been tradition here on Leaky to compare screengrabs to their corresponding passages in the books. This one was pulled together by Sue Upton, Alex Robbin, John Noe, Nick Rhein, Doris Herrmann and Chris Dotson, who did a fantastic job - we hope you enjoy!

There are now
150 screenshots for your viewing as well a version for your iPod in our Harry Potter video galleries.

The direct links for the trailer in various sizes are still as follows:

To see the trailer at the Happy Feet Web site,
click here.

To direct download:

Windows Media:



MTV Video Preview on Order of the Phoenix

As we told you earlier, MTV's TRL was due to have a report on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix today. That preview has now aired, and RupertGrint.net was able to capture the video. While there is no new video footage, there are brand new interviews with Bonnie Wright (Ginny), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), OotP director David Yates, and Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter). To view, click here.


"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Teaser Trailer is Here!

OotP LogoOh Happy Day! The teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is now online, here via the "Happy Feet" website. Enjoy!

UPDATE: Direct Links:

Windows Media:



Details on HBO Sneak Peek at Order of the Phoenix

Mark Williams and Daniel RadcliffePreviously we told you HBO On Demand would be airing a special preview of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The cable channel has now started airing the sneak peek, and we now have details on the many new things included in the show. TLC reader Jem writes the following:

It runs approx. 3 minutes long and has too many film clips to count. There are short interviews within the sneak peek with Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Imelda Staunton, David Yates, David Heymen, and others. Clips from movie vary from scenes in the Forbidden Forest, at the Minstry, at Grimmauld Place, at Hogwarts including scenes of Bellatrix, Professor Umbridge, Grawp, Luna, the DA, Snape and Harry practicing Occlumency, flying over London, Sirius telling Harry about the last war and more.


Sunday, November 19, 2006

New Video Clip of the OotP Teaser Trailer with Snape and More

OotP Teaser Poster
WB has sent us a real treat tonight. As if those high res still photos from earlier weren't enough, we now can show you ten exciting seconds of the teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Included in this awesome glimpse is none other than SNAPE, along with new scenes showing Harry, Ron, Ginny, the DA and more. Enjoy!


In Windows Media the links are:

The entire teaser trailer is currently showing in movie theatres before the film "Happy Feet" and is scheduled to be available online on the Happy Feet website Monday, November 20 at 3pm (EST).


GoF, OotP Updates

GoF Poster
We have several Harry Potter TV related reminders and updates for you now.

Update: Thanks to TLC Readers Gilyweed and Erica who let us know a sneak peek of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix just aired on Channel Nine Australia's "Today" show, where the host (from the set of the Great Hall) indicated his report was to be part of a longer special to air at a later date called "Behind the Scenes at Hogwarts." Anyone with video or more details on this preview, please send it in!

Many of you have emailed to say that
E! Entertainment will be previewing Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on their news show Monday, November 20. DanRadcliffe.com was able to capture video of a commercial for this , including a short new interview clip with Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) on the Ministry of Magic set which you can see via this link. Please check your local listings for airtimes.

Others have let us know now that HPANA is reporting that MTV is possibly set to have some OotP coverage on
TRL Monday afternoon as well. As the trailer is due to be released everywhere on Monday, we can expect other media outlets to be showing clips of this, so keep your eyes peeled! We will update with all the coverage as soon as we can.

Also as we
told you a few weeks ago, HBO on Demand will also be showing a sneak peek at Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Monday, November 20 as well. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is set to debut tonight on the cable station at 7:00pm (EST).

Reminder: The teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be made
available online at the "Happy Feet" website starting Monday, November 20 at 3:00pm (EST). Earlier this week, WB also released a high quality excerpt of the teaser trailer which you can view here in our video gallery. There are also some wonderful new high res photos from the trailer which you can see here; click here for the transcript of the teaser trailer which TLC first brought you in detail earlier this week.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

WB Harry Potter "Order of the Phoenix" Website Now Online

OotP LogoIn addition to the revamped UK site, Warner Brothers has now launched www.harrypotterorderofthephoenix.com. The new website also features a gallery of some of the earlier stills we saw in September from the movie, the new Voldemort poster, and more.


E! TV & MTV to Air 'Phoenix' News

OotP LogoWith the release of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix teaser trailer this weekend and online on Monday some television shows in the U.S. will be previewing Potter movie news next week.

According to Violet, E! TV's show 'Daily 10' will be showing a set visit with Daniel Radcliffe in an upcoming episode:

E! TV will feature a never before seen set tour of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix with Dan Radcliffe showing host Ben Lyons behind the scenes look at the new film. There was a promo clip for it airing last Friday, and it was on the Daily 10 show. The segment airs next week on the Daily 10.

UPDATE: You can see a video clip of the above show here courtesy of DR.com.

Meanwhile, according to Maria MTV's TRL announcement site states that each Monday they will preview news on upcoming movies:

I was reading the announcements on MTV and apparently this week they will be giving out Harry Potter news. I don't know what it will be, but make sure to watch.

Please check your local listings for both shows and we hope to have video as soon as we can.


Friday, November 17, 2006

First Look: Bellatrix Lestrange in OotP

OotP LogoThanks to a TLC reader, we now have our first (slightly blurry) look at the nefarious Bellatrix LeStrange from the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix teaser trailer, which you can see here and here. The nasty Death Eater Bella is played in OotP by actress Helena Bonham Carter.

Here is one more look at Bella from the trailer.


Alfonso Would Love to Return to Potter Franchise

Alfonso Cuaron
Alfonso Cuarón, who directed Prisoner of Azkaban, recently spoke about possible future projects while doing publicity for his new movie Children of Men and mentioned wanting to return to directing a Potter movie.

Alfonso commented:

I would love to have the opportunity to revisiting the Harry Potter universe. It's an amazing experience to do those films because while you're doing those films, you're surrounded with this amazing beneficial energy. Everything around the JK Rowling creating - I'm not talking about the film franchise but the creation of JK Rowling i impregnated with this amazing beneficial energy. So for me, it was two amazing years of my life, and I wouldn't mind at all revisiting that.

Additional comments by Alfonso can be found
here from the same interview.


New Hi-Res Images from Phoenix; News of Trailer Online

Harry in Order of the Phoenix
Thanks to Warner Bros. for sending HPANA 10 high-resolution images from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which you can view starting here in our gallery. The images show Dumbledore, Harry, Hermione, Sirius, Prof. Umbridge, Voldemort, a Proclamation and Harry and Cho.

They have also let us know that the teaser trailer for the movie will appear on the
Happy Feet site on Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST (12:00 p.m. PST).


Thursday, November 16, 2006

ABC Family To Show OotP Sneak Peek; Video of Footage from Trailer

Several readers have let us know that ABC Family is currently airing a commercial for the upcoming Harry Potter Weekend we first told you about last week that may contain new footage from OotP. In this commercial, new footage of Harry flying on a broom over the River Thames is shown, along with the Order of the Phoenix flying past the Houses of Parliment on brooms, and this matches part of what TLC described in our transcript of the new teaser trailer.

UPDATE: You can now see this video
here, via HPANA. The snippet does contain several of the scenes from the trailer that we at TLC first accurately described in our transcript. Spoiler caution for the trailer.

During the ABC Family Harry Potter weekend, due to air Dec 1-3, a broadcast of the extended version (with probable deleted scenes) of Prisoner of Azkaban will be also shown December 3 at 7:30pm (EST), along with a new sneak look at the upcoming Order of the Phoenix.

The teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is due to be shown in movie theatres this weekend before Happy Feet. A reminder as well that a sneak peek at OotP
will be shown on cable station HBO Nov. 20 as well.


USA TODAY Feature on Order of the Phoenix Teaser Trailer

Harry and Cho
The USA Today has now posted online their preview of the teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. This article, which will be in papers tomorrow, features a new interview with actor Dan Radcliffe who speaks about the film, and mentions the nefarious Death Eater, Bellatrix Lestrange, played by Helena Bonham Carter.

"She's the person, along with the rest of the Death Eaters, who is responsible for a further tragedy in Harry's life," says Radcliffe. (Readers of the fifth book will know what this tragic event is, but in the interest of keeping the movie's suspense, we won't discuss it here.)

Dan also goes on to describe the infamous snogging scene, when Harry of course kisses Cho Chang.

There are moments Potter fans also will embrace — as Harry has his first kiss with his longtime crush, Cho Chang (Katie Leung).

"It was reported that we did huge amounts of takes, but actually you do that number of takes on any scene," says Radcliffe, whose next, even more grown-up role will be on the London stage in Equus in February. "Once you've covered it from all the camera angles, you've done about 30 takes. But because it's the kiss, it was sort of made out that I had requested to do well over 30 takes."

Movie magic takes on many forms.

Says Radcliffe: "I guess if there's one thing that people will be coming to see the film for, it will be the kiss."

Please note that there are some photos to accompany this article that we will have online soon. The teaser trailer for Order of the Phoenix will be shown in movie theatres tomorrow.


Phelps Twins Featured in People's "Sexiest Man Alive" Issue

Oliver and James Phelps
Oliver and James Phelps from the Harry Potter movies are featured in People's "Sexiest Man Alive" issue in the twins section.

They discuss their differences and what they are going to do with their hair when finished with the Potter series. A new picture of the brothers is located
here. The issue is currently on newsstands.


'Phoenix' Teaser to Debut on Satellite Nov. 20

OotP LogoThe teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is scheduled to debut on satellite next week, a few days after previewing in movie theatres in front of Happy Feet.

Details below:

Monday, November 20, 2006:
9:00 PM – 9:15 PM, EST (6:00 PM – 6:15 PM, PST)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006:
6:00 AM – 6:15 AM, EST (3:00 AM – 3:15 AM, PST)

Coordinates for both feeds:
IA 6, Transponder 11, C-Band - DL Freq: 3920.000 (V) - Audio: 6.2/6.8

We hope to have the full trailer available as soon as possible.


Video Snippet of 'OotP' Preview to be Shown on ABC Family

OotP LogoTo celebrate Christmas U.S. television station ABC Family will be showing the first three Harry Potter movies, including the extended version of Prisoner of Azkaban, the weekend of December 1st. We now have the commercial currently airing on the station which includes scenes from the upcoming Order of the Phoenix.

To see the commercial, click here.

A description can be read below courtesy of

The first thing that you see is two (what appear to be) Death Eaters, one with a blue mask and one with a green mask, I believe. It then switches to a scene with Harry in it looking scared and sweaty. Then it switches to a scene with Harry, Hermione, Ron, Ginny, Neville, and Luna riding broomsticks in London right over the Thames River. You see the London Bridge in the background and you see a cruise tour boat that they are flying past. Then it switches to Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the Forbidden Forest backing away from something - it's either Grawp or the Centaurs. Then it switches to Harry, Hermione, Ron, Luna, Neville, and Ginny flying past the Houses of Parliament/Big Ben. And then it switches to Harry flying towards the screen with London in the background, over the Thames River.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix OneSheet Art Released

OotP Teaser PosterWarner Bros. has released the teaser art for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which is in our gallery now. The art depicts Voldemort, wand out, saying, "You will lose everything," atop a bronzed Harry Potter logo.

The trailer will be 54 seconds long,
as we reported here and will follow the description we reported here, and will be in front of Happy Feet, due in theaters on Friday. We last reported that the trailer would be available online Monday; we'll let you know if that changes.


News on Book 7 Coming Soon?

HPANA member Anne sent us word that Barnes & Noble have started to receive signs for the seventh Harry Potter book. While her email states that the signs are vague, indicating that fans who pre-order the book will receive a 40 percent discount, it does give hope that news may be forthcoming soon.

Anne's message:

Just to let you know, I had the joy of opening the holiday sign packages at the Barnes and Noble I work at today to discover signs for the seventh book. They're vague and I don't know an exact date, but it means that the company big wigs probably know a date on which to expect more information. So, if nothing else, it's a sign that good news should be headed our way soon. As you can see from the attached photo, the book will be sold at 40% off list price for those who pre-order. Just thought I'd send it along. Feel free to post the photo if you'd like. I know it's not really amazing news but I figured, hey, it's something.

You can see a picture of the signs
here and please don't read anything into this until confirmed by JK Rowling herself or her publishers (Bloomsbury and Scholastic).


Rumor: Harry Potter,The Magical Traveling Museum?

Several weeks ago we told you about the return of the Disney World/Harry Potter rumor, that had the two in talks about creating some sort of joint venture. TLC was able to confirm with reps for JKR that there was "no truth" to the report about a letter of intent to do business.

Today however, not only did this rumor resurface with claims that JKR is still in talks with Disney (despite the denials), but as Disney fansite O-Meon.com
reports, Warner Brothers has also been in touch with Themed Entertainment Association about creating "traveling, interactive museum exhibits based on the Harry Potter films."


"Sources close to the project say a Southern California “experience and entertainment” design firm has already been chosen by the studio to “recreate the world of Harry Potter, witches, and wizards, in a way that immerses whole families in the experience.” Museums around the country, eager to boost attendance, are anticipating talks with the studio in regard to playing host to the exhibit, which promises to educate as well as entertain."

We are trying to obtain additional information on this, and will of course update with more when we can.


Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Clip of Robbie Jarvis

Many readers have emailed, curious about Robbie Jarvis, the actor who will be portraying young James Potter in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. TLC reader Lili sent us a clip that may help those who asked, of a show called Genie in the House where Robbie appears at the very end of the clip. You can watch this clip here, and see photos of him in our galleries. Robbie is due to appear in the Pensieve scene from Chapter 28 "Snape's Worst Memory" where we learn about the young Marauders and Snape during their time at Hogwarts.


Monday, November 13, 2006

Emma Watson at Oxford University

Emma Watson, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter movies, spoke yesterday at Oxford Union at Oxford University. Emma discussed what the directors taught her and how she's scared of the end of Harry Potter. She also mentions Evanna Lynch, finding the sets exciting, not being happy with blue screen filming and how she fell down the stairs while rehearsing the Yule Ball entrance for Goblet of Fire.

You can read the full report
here but a snippet is below:

Emma said being an actress is about trust. Unlike her character, Emma took three years to let go of her vanity and become Hermione, she said. Initially conscious that she could be teased for wearing the woolly jumpers Hermione had to don, she finally learned to let it all come naturally and fit into the role. Emma loves to learn, and stated this repeatedly throughout the evening.

She identifies the different directors by what they taught her.

'Alfonso Cuarón taught me about beauty', Mike Newell taught her that, 'acting just wasn't enough', and David Yates 'taught me about finding truth.' After five films and many great directors and actors about her to inspire, she has finally got to grips,' she said.

She went on to speak about the nitty gritty of acting, the technical elements so rarely seen in the final product.

'I find blue screen really difficult,' perhaps because it was 'depressing being surrounded by blue all the time,' she said.


Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Jason Isaacs Discusses 'Phoenix' & Wanting to Return

In a video of an interview from this morning on UK television, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) from the Harry Potter movies, discussed his character in the latest movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which he has finished filming.

He mentions fighting Gary Oldman (Sirius Black) in the Ministry of Magic scenes and how he won't be starring in Half-Blood Prince but begged author J.K. Rowling to let Lucius out of prison so he can make an appearance in the last film.
You can watch the video


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Chris Rankin: OOTP Will Be 'Brilliant'

Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) updated his official site recently, saying that he completed filming on the fifth Harry Potter movie on Friday and that it's "looking to be pretty amazing" and is "going to be a brilliant movie." Chris began work on the movie in May.


J.K. Rowling, A Hero of Our Time

J.K. RowlingIn honor of sixty years of publication, Time Europe has published a special edition of the magazine featuring "60 Years of Heroes" which include Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In the company of others such as Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pope John Paul II, and Bono, the magazine writes of our favorite author the following:

"Always have faith in yourself. Be true to your friends. And never repot a mandrake plant without wearing earmuffs (their screams are fatal, you know). As any Harry Potter fan knows, you don't need a wand to learn life's most important lessons.

Harry may have been born a wizard, but his journey through adolescence is purely human. For kids, he's a trusted companion during that awkward, angst-ridden adventure called growing up. For grown-ups, his escapades offer the chance to feel like a kid again. And that is J.K. Rowling's greatest trick: remembering the thrills, and fears, of being young.

Starting with Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Rowling's six books have been translated into over 60 languages, spawned a series of blockbusting movies and transmogrified a jobless single mom into an international celebrity. But Rowling's real triumph is getting millions of book-shy muggles to start reading again. Her stories can be as sweet as bedtime tales and as dark as nightmares, always alive with sparkle, wit and — above all — fun.

Harry and his friends invite readers into Hogwarts, but it's Rowling's writing that keeps them spellbound. Now she's working on the seventh book — the final one, she says — and fans can't wait to see how it all ends. In a time when everything comes to us in bits and bytes, Rowling has made storytelling cool again. And that is something truly magical."

Hear Hear!

You can read the entire list of heroes
via this link.


Saturday, November 04, 2006

Producers Pledge Not to Ban Fans from Equus by Age

Equus PosterDaniel Radcliffe has sparked a parental dilemma. Should they allow their children to see the explicit nude scenes? Producer David Pugh insists he will not ban children from any of the shows. "I am not going to start playing the game where I say you can't come because you are 11 or you can't come because you are 14." You can read the entire article over at the Telegraph UK website.


Dan Attends 'Exceptional Youth' Exhibition Opening

Last month we let everyone know that Daniel Radcliffe from the Harry Potter movies was going to be included in the Exceptional Youth exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery. Last night the exhibit, "Exceptional Youth: Photographs by Emma Hardy," had its gala opening with Daniel, amongst other "inspiring young Britons" that included Robert Pattinson (Goblet Of Fire's Cedric Diggory), in attendance.

The exhibition will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery until April 8th.

You can view pictures of the event
here courtesy of Getty Images.


HBO to Give a Sneak Peak of 'Order of the Phoenix'

Order of the Phoenix LogoIt will be a Harry Potter month on the U.S. cable station HBO.

'HBO On Demand' will be giving fans a chance to see a
sneak peak of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix starting on November 20th, three days after the theatrical release of the teaser trailer. No additional information is available at this time and we will update as soon as we can.

The sneak peak coincides with HBO's airing of the
making of Goblet starting on November 7th and airing the movie on November 19th.

Fans also have a chance to
attend the U.S. premiere of Order of the Phoenix courtesy of HBO.


Friday, November 03, 2006

New Interview with David Thewlis

David Trewlis
UK newspaper The Metro has a new "60 Seconds" interview with actor David Thewlis, who does mention his return appearance as Remus Lupin in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In this article, he discusses his acting career, and says that filming for the fifth Potter movie is almost over. David Thewlis also gives his thoughts on the outcome of Harry in Book Seven as well.

Is it fun to be part of something that has such a massive international following?

I love doing the Harry Potter films. It’s such a big family, everyone knows each other very well and have worked together for so long on these films. The other good thing is you know it’s going to get seen, that it will be in the cinemas. This isn’t always the case with films you make. You know millions of people are going to see it.

Do you think Harry will be killed off in the last book and film?

I think Dan Radcliffe thinks that but I’m not sure. I can’t imagine JK Rowling killing off Harry.