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, April 30, 2010

Radcliffe Hosts Charity Dinner for Injured Stunt Double

Daniel Radcliffe has helped his injured Harry Potter stunt double raise money for medical bills by hosting a charity dinner in London.

The generous star held the gala this week to benefit David Holmes, who suffered severe spinal injuries after taking a fall while filming dangerous scenes for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows last year.

Holmes, who stands in for Radcliffe and has worked on all of the franchise's installments, is now confined to a wheelchair and cannot work.

Guests paid $150 each for a ticket to attend the dinner and an auction featured a pair of signed boxing gloves donated by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, which raised $6,000 (£4,000) to help pay for the 26 year old's medical care.


New Deathly Hallows Set Report Includes Interview Bits with Robbie Coltrane, Rupert Grint, and More

The Philippine Daily Inquirer has a teaser of their upcoming set report online. In it, they reveal they were on set with Robbie Coltrane (who plays Hagrid), Rupert Grint (Ron), and Tom Felton (Draco). An excerpt:

One of the highlights of our set visit last Tuesday was the arrival of Robbie Coltrane in a chauffeur-driven golf buggy. Costumed as Hagrid, massive hair, beard and all, Robbie took in the cavernous Ministry of Magic headquarters, a spectacular green and gold space, where we conducted our interviews, as the “coolest set.” Blessed with a winking sense of humor, Robbie said that while it takes many hours to put on all that hair, “two young ladies” come with oil to help him take off all that expensive wig and makeup at the end of the day. “Somebody has to do it,” Robbie said with a smile, as he played with his mile-long beard.

Later in the article, Producer David Barron notes that no decision on where Deathly Hallows will be split has been made, but he says there are "three sensible places where we can do the split". These comments were made by David just last week.


Thursday, April 29, 2010

Dan 'Singing Every Day' in Preparation for Broadway Musical Debut in Spring

A couple weeks ago we told you that Dan had signed on to star in a remake of the musical 'How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying'. It will hit Broadway in the Spring.

Today, a few details concerning Dan's preparation have come out via The Daily Mail: Daniel Radcliffe has been put under a tough regimen for his Brodway musical debut.

Rob Ashford, who has just opened Promises, Promises, will be directing Daniel in the Frank Loesser show How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying in New York early next spring.

'He's singing every day with a vocal coach in London and I've got my assistant putting him through his dance paces every other day. I'm covering all bases with Daniel - and he's delivering,' Ashford told me.

Candy Spelling, who will be one of the show's producers, told me she saw Daniel at a casting audition and a rehearsed run-through for backers and she was impressed with the nimbleness of his dance moves, and his singing voice.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Confirmed: 'Deathly Hallows: Part II' Set for 3D; Both Parts in IMAX

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsAs we previously announcedHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is scheduled to be released in 3D. We can now confirm this is also the case with Part II, and that both will be available in IMAX 3D upon their respective release dates.

This news comes along with some twenty movies Warner Brothers has signed on for IMAX releases in the coming years:

Under the agreement, Warner Bros. movies that will be released in Imax are: Legends of the Guardian, The Owls of Ga'Hoole 3-D (Sept. 24, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (3-D) (Nov. 19, 2010); Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (3-D) (July 15, 2011); Happy Feet 2 (3-D) (Nov. 18, 2011); and The Hobbit (Dec. 2013). Warner Bros. and Imax also plan to release an additional 15 films over the course of 2011, 2012 and 2013, including Gravity, Dark Shadows, Fury Road, Batman 3, and Superman.

Here are some comments from WB execs:

Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, Warner Brothers Pictures

"Our track record with Imax has been incredible, and incorporating 3-D into this collaborative effort will serve as the ultimate experience for our audiences. We are extraordinarily proud of our forthcoming slate, and eager to offer these films to audiences in the most premium of movie-going experiences."

Veronika Kwan-Rubinek, president, international distribution, Warner Brothers Pictures

"We're thrilled to join with Imax in bringing global audiences new and exciting experiences through the 3-D Imax format. We have a tremendously powerful slate of quality tent-pole films, and as Imax theatres continue to expand internationally, more and more audiences will have the opportunity to experience our films using this exciting format."

You can read the full report, right hereopens in new window.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 is scheduled for November 19, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 comes out July 15, 2011.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Trailer: 'Wild Target' Featuring Rupert Grint, Bill Nighy Released

The trailer for Wild Target, the new film starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour) is now onlineopens in new window.

The film follows a hitman (Nighy), his young apprentice (Grint) and an intended target, turned cohort (Oscar-nominee Emily Blunt) as they attempt to thwart the angered client.

The film is scheduled for a June 18 release in the UK, no date or distributor as of yet in the United States.


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Radcliffe, Watson, Grint, and Rowling Make Sunday Times Rich List for 2010

The Daily Telegraph has a report on the 2010 Sunday Times Rich List online today, which includes actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) on its ranking of the top 20 young millionaires. Joining such other young actors, actresses, business moguls, and royals as Keira Knightley, Charlotte Church, and Princes William and Harry, the paper reports the following on the Harry Potter trio:

"Daniel Radcliffe, 20, who plays Harry Potter in the films, was ranked fifth with a fortune of £42 million. His earnings last year alone were £25.6 million according to Vanity Fair magazine. Emma Watson, who plays Hermione Granger, was placed joint 10th with £22 million and Rupert Grint, who plays Ronald Weasley, was 12th with £20 million. The last two films are due to be released later this year and in 2011."

A second article in the Telegraph notes that Harry Potter J. K. Rowling was also included on the Sunday Times' rankings, listing at number five in the Film and TV Millionaires list. The paper notes, "Harry Potter creator Joanne Rowling – the richest author on the list, with an estimated wealth of £519m – has increased her fortune from the books with a hugely profitable film series. Ms Rowling, who wrote the first of seven Harry Potter books when a struggling single mother in Edinburgh, enjoys a percentage of all royalties and merchandising. But unlike many top authors, she has refused to become a tax exile and still lives in Scotland."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Grint, Radcliffe, Watson and "Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for National Movie Awards

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and the Harry, Ron and Hermione actors are among those nominated in the National Movie Awards 2010. The sixth film in the Harry Potter series has received a nod in the Family category and will face "A Christmas Carol," "Alvin and the Chipmunks II," Emma Thompson's recent project "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang" and Disney Pixar's "Up" to compete for the public vote.

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) have also all been nominated for the Performance of the Year Award. Emma Thompson (Professor Sibyll Trelawney) is up for the same award for her role as Nanny McPhee in "Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang." There are a total of 19 nominees for this award, including principal actors in "New Moon," "Avatar" and "Sherlock Holmes."

You can vote here on the National Movie Awards 2010 website, with voting closing on the 30th of April. The awards ceremony will take place in London's Royal Festival Hall on the 26th of May and will air on ITV1. Tickets to the event can be purchased on the Southbank Centre website or by calling 0844 847 9911.
(SOURCE: The Leaky Cauldron)