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Latest Harry Potter News as of Friday, April 30, 2010

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Dan Radcliffe taking singing lessons for his musical Broadway debut
Daniel Radcliffe will be showing off his singing and dancing talents when he makes his musical debut in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying on Broadway next year, and he has employed the services of a vocal coach in preparation. His costar in the show said, "He's been doing a lot of work and he's going to surprise people."
Add a Comment  Source:  Monsters and Critics  

Dan Radcliffe hosts dinner for his injured stuntman
Daniel Radcliffe has helped his injured Harry Potter stunt double raise money for medical bills by hosting a 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.
Add a Comment  Source:  Jam! Showbiz  

Tom Felton
Tom Felton scares fans in real life
Tom Felton has revealed children are scared stiff of him when they meet him in the flesh. Felton, who plays Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, says while the rest of the cast get hugs and handshakes, fans run and hide when they see him. He said, "A lot of people say 'Leave Harry alone!' and youngsters tend to be very wary of me."
Add a Comment  Source:  The Mirror, UK  
Rumor Busted: The Hobbit still on track for 2012 release
On Wednesday, an IMAX press release mentioned the 2013 release of The Hobbit. This upset Lord of the Rings fans as it was previously believed that The Hobbit would be hitting theaters in 2012. Well fear not, the first part of the Hobbit saga will hit theaters in December 2012. It was a mistake on the part of IMAX and was quickly corrected.
Add a Comment  Source:  JoBlo  
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Daniel Radcliffe
Daniel Radcliffe is richest actor under 30 in the UK
Daniel Radcliffe has taken the top spot in a list of Britain's wealthiest young actors. Radcliffe has earned approximately �42 million ($64 million) since 2001, while co-star Emma Watson has made �22 million and Rupert Grint �20 million. Robert Pattinson came in fifth on the list thanks to his appearances in the Twlight films.
Add a Comment  Source:  Monsters and Critics  

Jim Dale solo show, Still Carrying On, makes NYC premiere today
Jim Dale: Still Carrying On is described as a 90-minute presentation, filled with music and recollections, that traces the versatile actor's unique career. In addition to his many acting appearances on and Off-Broadway, Dale recently gained a whole new generation of fans as the voice of the Harry Potter audiobooks in the US.
Add a Comment  Source:  Playbill  
Warner Bros 20-film IMAX deal includes final two Potter flicks
Warner Bros. has signed a deal with IMAX to release up to 20 films on the giant screen format between now and 2013. Included in the new 20 film agreement is Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 on November 19, which is to screen in 3D, as will Deathly Hallows Part 2.
Add a Comment  Source:  Digital Spy  
Harry Potter and the tailor of Salford
The cream shirts Harry Potter and his friends wear have been supplied by Salford tailors Williams and Gill. Five hundred of the shirts, costing about �45 each, were ordered for Deathly Hallows Part One, which hits the screen in November. For the previous film, the company supplied 10 size 15 shirts alone for actor Daniel Radcliffe.
Add a Comment  Source:  Salford Advertiser, UK  
The Hobbit officially slated for December 2013
The Hobbit, previously been believed to be targeted for a late 2011 release, now won't be surfacing until December 2013. Producer Peter Jackson revealed last week that scripts for the two-part adaptation of The Hobbit are finished, but the movie hasn't been formally greenlit by the studio and that no actors have been formally approached.
Add a Comment  Source:  MTV News  
Saturday, April 24, 2010

Rupert Grint says doing scene was nerve-wracking
"Filming it was a really nerve-racking experience," Rupert Grint told the U.K.'s Mirror of the provocative scene from his movie "Cherrybomb." "But the worst bit was watching it with my parents," he admitted. "It was agonizing," Grint said. "The scene's quite tastefully done, but it's not the sort of moment you really want to share with your mom and dad."
Add a Comment  Source:  MTV News  

Michael Gambon
Michael Gambon admits Dumbledore is really just him
"I enjoyed it!" Michael Gambon says proudly of his Dumbledore days, though he admits the role may not have stretched him particularly as an actor. "There's no character really, it's just me! Me dressed up in a costume!" Still, he misses the Harry Potter films. "It's fun laughing all the time, and I know all the other actors, I've known them for years. It's like being with friends."
Add a Comment  Source:  Irish Times  
Wizard rock draws Potter fans, raises money for literacy
A record crowd of 285 fans in Hogwarts attire screamed and danced the night away to their favorite wizard rock bands at "The Hallows and Horcruxes Ball 3: A Wizard Rock Concert for Literacy," at Kansas State. Performers included The Parselmouths, Justin Finch-Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, The Moaning Myrtles, Gred and Forge and Draco and the Malfoys.
Add a Comment  Source:  Kansas State Collegian  
Percy Jackson bolts onto Blu-Ray and DVD June 22
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief arrives on Blu-ray and DVD June 22. Blu-ray special features include 10 extended and deleted scenes (DVD has 5), and an on set feature with Brandon T. Jackson, Grover Underwood in the film. The flick has pulled in almost $220 million worldwide, so we can probably expect more from Percy in the future.
Add a Comment  Source:  Cinema Blend  
Friday, April 23, 2010
Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park preview
The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter is a brand new 21-acre site at Universal Studios' Islands of Adventure theme park in Orlando, Florida. As well as Hogwarts castle, there's also the wonky-chimneyed, crooked-roofed village of Hogsmeade, three state-of-the-art rides and more Harry Potter merchandise than you could shake a wand at.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Daily Mail, UK  
Harry Potter attraction to open at Leavesden Studios in the U.K.
Warner Bros. has purchased Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, the place where all the Harry Potter films were produced, and will be opening a Harry Potter attraction there in 2012. According to reports, the site will offer tours of the old Harry Potter film sets after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows wraps later this year.
Add a Comment  Source:  JSYK  

Bonnie Wright and Twilight star announce engagement
Bonnie Wright, Ginnie Weasley in the Harry Potter films, and Jamie Campbell Bower, who starred in Twlight and will be playing Gellert Grindelwald in the Deathly Hallows film, who have just confirmed that they are dating few months ago, allegedly have become engaged. Bonnie was reported proudly showing off "her glittering engagement ring" at a recent media event.
Add a Comment  Source:  Ace Showbiz  

Warwick Davis
Warwick Davis to star in new Ricky Gervais sitcom
Ricky Gervais is writing a new TV sitcom about the day-to-day life of a dwarf. The new show, called Life's Too Short, will be co-written by Warwick Davis, who appeared in a 2005 episode of Gervais' show Extras. Davis, who has dwarfism, starred in the 1980s hit Willow and plays Professor Flitwick in the Harry Potter movies.
Add a Comment  Source:  Monsters and Critics  

Gary Oldman and Julie Christie in talks for Red Riding Hood
Gary Oldman, Sirius Black, and Julie Christie, Madam Rosemerta in the Harry Potter films, are in talks to join Warner Bros. gothic horror reimagining of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, "The Girl With the Red Riding Hood." This would be Christie's first studio movie since Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in 2004.
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Monday, April 19, 2010

J.K. Rowling
Thousands back J.K. Rowling's tax attack
A UK politician has started a new online campaign inspired by J.K. Rowling's attack on the Tory tax break for married couples. The site comes after Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, who was a single mother when she started writing the Harry Potter books, attacked the Tory leader's "ignorance" about the struggle faced by single parents.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Mirror, UK  

Matthew Lewis
Video: Chris Rankin and Matthew Lewis talk about Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter actors Chris Rankin, who plays Percy Weasley, and Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom, spoke recently at the Leeds Film Festival about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, which will be released on November 10, to be followed by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II on July 15, 2011.
Comments (1)  Source:  Movie Web  
Daniel Radcliffe to make musical debut on Broadway
Daniel Radcliffe is set to add a Broadway musical to his acting resume, he has signed on for the lead role in an upcoming revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, on Broadway next spring. Radcliffe will play J. Pierrepont Finch, an ambitious young executive. The play originally scored seven Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize.
Add a Comment  Source:  Parade  
Rupert Grint says he won't get on stage
Rupert Grint says he doesn't want to follow in the footsteps of his Harry Potter costar Daniel Radcliffe, who did a scene for his role in the Broadway play Equus. "I don't think I could," Rupert said. "Just being on stage would be quite a scary thing. It takes a lot of courage."
Add a Comment  Source:  Showbiz Spy  
Cherrybomb hits cinemas across UK
Cherrybomb, starring Harry Potter favorite actor Rupert Grint, had a second premiere in Belfast last night, with national cinema distribution starting next week. Audiences across the UK now set to enjoy what has been only available at film festivals to date, it premiered at last year's Belfast Film Festival, by going on general release next Friday, April 23.
Add a Comment  Source:  4RFV, Ireland  

Harry Potter railway named best in the world
A Scottish railway has been picked as one of the world's most awe-inspiring journeys. The 164-mile line, from Glasgow to Mallaig, has been shortlisted for the title of the world's greatest journey by the publishers of Lonely Planet. The line crosses the 21-arch Glenfinnan viaduct, made famous in the Harry Potter films.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Telegraph, UK  
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Time Warner in trouble financially as Harry Potter nears end
An analyst downgraded shares of Time Warner Inc. on Wednesday, saying the factors that could boost growth at the media company are largely past it. Morgan Stanley analyst Ben Swinburne lowered his rating to "Equal Weight"." He said any return on the stock would be in line with its peers.
Add a Comment  Source:  The Wrap  
Matthew Lewis talks about the final Harry Potter film
Matthew Lewis returns to the role of Neville Longbottom, a role he has played since Philosopher's Stone, in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Speaking to Snitchsneeker, he said that David Yates, the director, as well as screenwriter Steve Kloves, haven't shied away from what was in the book. He also said he agrees with the decision to make the final book into two movies.
Add a Comment  Source:  Female First  
Wizards and Muggles to unite at literacy concert at Kansas State
Wizards and muggles unite for literacy at Kansas State University's third annual Hallows and Horcruxes Ball, this Saturday, April 17. Bands scheduled to perform include The Remus Lupins, The Parselmouths, The Moaning Myrtles, Ministry of Magic, Justin Finch and Fletchley and the Sugar Quills, The Whomping Willows, and Gred and Forge.
Add a Comment  Source:  KSNT TV  
Boats used in Harry Potter films up for auction
An online auction of more than 200 boats used in major films and stored in Kent is taking place. The boats, which have featured in films over the past 60 years, are being sold by Thames boat builders, Turks, who store the vessels in Chatham. Some of the boats were used Harry Potter films.
Add a Comment  Source:  BBC News  
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Quidditch sandwitch flies into Manitoba deli
According to several reports on the internet today, a new Harry Potter-themed deli in Manitoba, Canada, has a very interesting sandwich on its menu. It's called a Quidditch, and it is made up of pickles, mayonnaise, radishes, alfalfa spouts, and wild moose meat. I'd like to tell you how I feel about that recipe, but I can't spell "Ewwww!"
Comments (3)  Source:  Harry Potter News Blog  
J.K. Rowling attacks Conservatives over policies on single mothers
J.K. Rowling has criticised the Conservative policies on single parents. Writing in The Times on Wednesday, she says that she felt depressed after the breakdown of her first marriage in the 1990s. She says she felt dispirited by the critical comments by minister in the then-Conservative government about single mothers.
Add a Comment  Source:  STV, Scotland  

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