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

Thursday, January 27, 2011

New "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Images Released

We have a few new images from "Deathly Hallows: Part 2," one of which is a still from the movie featuring a frightened looking Trio. The other images we have are two promotional shots of Hermione with The Tales of Beedle the Bard which can be seen in our Image Galleries here and here, and one of Ron which can be seen here. Enjoy!


Emma Watson Debuts Final Collection for People Tree

The Telegraph has published a preview for Emma Watson's (Hermione Granger) third and final collection for People Tree, the fair trade clothing organization she has been collaborating with since 2009.

Miss Watson said she began designing the outfits shortly after beginning university in the U.S.

"Safia, People Tree's founder, and Misato, People Tree's designer, came out to work with me in Rhode Island. Together we decided on all the colours, fabrics, shapes and craft skills. Most of all, we took care to design a really wearable collection that truly celebrates the traditional skills of People Tree's fair trade groups around the world."

Twelve items from the collection are currently on sale through the People Tree website. A photo of the actress modeling one of the dresses can be seen in the Telegraph.


Rupert Grint, Richard Griffiths Attend South Bank Sky Arts Awards

Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Richard Griffiths (Vernon Dursley) were in attendance on Tuesday at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. The ceremony took place at the Dorchester Hotel in London and was broadcast later in the evening on the Sky Arts channel.

Grint was a presenter during the ceremony where he gave out the award for Best Film to "Monsters." A video of this can be seen on YouTube, courtesy of RupertGrint.net.

Photos of Mr. Grint and Mr. Griffiths on the red carpet can be found here in the Leaky Galleries.

According to Sky Arts, the award show "celebrates the best of British culture and achievement across visual art, theatre, opera, dance, comedy, classical music, pop, TV drama, literature and film."


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" Nominated for Two Academy Awards (Updated)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this morning released the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" was nominated for two Oscars.

The film is up for the Art Direction award, facing competition from "Alice in Wonderland", "Inception", "The King's Speech" and "True Grit". Named in the  nomination are Stuart Craig (Production Design) and Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration).

"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" was also nominated in the Visual Effects category. Named in the nomination are Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi. Also nominated in the same category are "Alice in Wonderland", "Hereafter", "Inception" and "Iron Man 2".

To see the full list of nominations, take a look at the Academy Awards website, at this link. The 83rd Academy Awards will take place on the 27th of February, with the red carpet at 3.30pm Pacific and the Awards Show at 5pm.

Update: A number of films starring members of the Harry Potter cast were also nominated.

"Another Year" - which stars Jim Broadbent (Slughorn), Imelda Staunton (Umbridge), David Bradley (Filch) - was nominated in the Original Screenplay category.

"The King's Speech", which stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange), Michael Gambon (Albus Dumbledore) and Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), received a total of twelve nominations, including Best Motion Picture of the Year and a nomination for Bonham Carter in the Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role category. Alexandre Desplat, who composed the score for "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and "The King's Speech", was nominated for Original Score.

"Alice in Wonderland", which stars Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), Helena Bonham Carter, Timothy Spall and narrator of the British Harry Potter audiobooks Stephen Fry, received a nod in three categories: Visual Effects, Costume Design and Art Direction.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Set to play The Grey Lady, Kelly Macdonald Was First Asked To Play Another Character

In a new interview with The Independent, the actress who will play The Grey Lady in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 reveals she was originally asked to play Tonks in Order of the Phoenix:

In her comfy knitwear and bright-orange trousers, the small, young-looking and low-key Macdonald looks more like a student than the woman who has quietly become one of the best actresses of her generation. She's just finished shooting the part of the Grey Lady in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Unassuming as ever, she thinks director David Yates was doing her a favour "as he's knocked me back a couple to times to play [the Order of the Phoenix member] Tonks in the Harry Potter films".

Do you think The Grey Lady was the better choice? Or should she have played Tonks?


Saturday, January 22, 2011

'Deathly Hallows - Part 1' DVD To Be Released April 11, Deleted Scenes Details Revealed

The BBFC has released the titles of deleted scenes, featurettes and focus points we can expect on the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 DVD.  They have also revealed the DVD's release date - April 11.
The additional material will total 56 minutes and 30 seconds.  See below for what the additional disc will contain:

Deleted Scenes
- The Burrow's Shed: Ron Discusses Radios with Mr. Weasley
- The Dursley House: Harry and Aunt Petunia As They Leave House
- The Dursley House: Harry and Dudley Shake Hands
- The Granger House: Death Eaters Search Deserted Home
- Ministry of Magic Lifts: Harry Tells Arthur He's Being Tracked
- Tent: Trio Discusses Destroying The Locket
- Rabbit Chase in the Forest
- Montage: Ron and Hermione Skimming Stones

The main featurette is entitled "On The Green with Rupert, Tom, Oliver and James." Focus points include The Last Days of Privet Drive, Hagrid's Motorbike, Magical Tents, Death Eaters Attack Cafe, Creating Dobby and Kreacher, Godric's Hollow, The Frozen Lake and The Return of Griphook.

If you recall, director David Yates discussed several of the deleted scenes with us at the premiere in New York City.


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Daniel & Anderson Cooper Appear in 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' Video

Daniel Radcliffe and Anderson Cooper recently shot a video for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Both were in New York recording content for the new broadway play which begins previews on February 26.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

'Harry Potter' Art Director: Snape's Death Scene Changed

In a new interview with Cine Premiere Mexico, Andrew Ackland-Snow, the art director for the Harry Potter series, divulged new information which states that (with the approval of J.K. Rowling) the death of Severus Snape has changed.


"We wanted to change a bit where Snape dies. In the book, he dies on the Shrieking Shack, and we wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere. We asked J.K. if she agreed for that to happen in there, because we hadn't really seen it before. We made a crystal house, and you can see what happens in the boat house from there - Are you listening Harry? -, but also the school is in flames...and she loved it. Besides, it's a very romantic place to die. Snape dies in a extremely good way, I gotta say."

How, and if, this change will affect the film and plot has yet to be seen, but with J.K. Rowling's approval, and David Yates' track record, the change shouldn't be particularly drastic to the story.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is scheduled to be released on July 15, 2011.


Monday, January 17, 2011

'Deathly Hallows: Part 1' Concept Art for 'Tale of the Three Brothers' Released

The concept art for the "Tale of the Three Brothers" scene from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 has been released by designer Alexis Liddell on his blog, featuring numerous stills and a short video giving a unique look at the stylized scene.

For an extensive collection of storyboard stills from the artist, click here.