Sunday, May 31, 2009

Chase Armitage, confirmed to play as one of the "Snatchers" in Deathly Hallows movies

Chase Armitage, a parkour, a free-runner and stunt performer, has been cast as a Snatcher for Deathly Hallows. He has also done work in editing, directing and martial arts for a range of television shows and commercials. Videos of his work can be seen at his aforementioned website.

Thanks to Milau ELF for the tip! have contacted Chase, who happily spoke about his role in the film (though could not give away too much filming information because of contractual reasons).

Chase noted that he has not seen the Harry Potter films yet, though after being cast he intends to do so. He also mentions that he will be playing one of four Snatchers (no name given), and that he will start filming his scene (which he could not give information about) next week. He has also been to the set and has met the main cast, noting that Dan Radcliffe is "a real sound dude."

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Rod Hunt to reprise his role as Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle in Deathly Hallows

Actor Rod Hunt, who played big blond Death Eater Thorfinn Rowle in Half-Blood Prince, has been cast to reprise his role in Deathly Hallows.

In addition to fighting in the final battle at Hogwarts at the end of the story, Rowle was notably seen in the seventh book when Harry, Ron and Hermione sought shelter in London after the attack at Bill and Fleur's wedding. He was also seen in one of Harry's mental flashes, while Voldemort was torturing Rowle for his failure in capturing Harry.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be released on November 19, 2010 and July 15, 2011.

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British actor Toby Regbo to portray Young Albus Dumbledore in Deathly Hallows films

A few quick casting updates regarding Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
First word has reached TLC that the part of Teenage Albus Dumbledore will be portrayed by young actor Toby Regbo.
You can see an additional photo of him here.
Also there is a rumor that a new actress by the name of Hebe Beardsall will have a minor part as Ariana Dumbledore, however this is very much unconfirmed and must firmly remain in the rumor category for now.
While we believe these to be accurate, as with all the DH casting reports, these await official confirmation when and if WB releases a formal announcement.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Another Half-Blood Prince movie Trailer

A week ago we showed you a brand new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince featurette, and today we have another one that is slightly different.

It includes most of the same scenes as last week's featurette, but it's rearranged with a couple short new clips to enjoy (confused Draco, Dumbledore falling from the tower and many more...).

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Friday, May 29, 2009

New Emma Watson interview & photos from Candy magazine

We reported earlier this week that Emma Watson would be featured in the June 2009 issue of Candy magazine.
Scans from the magazine, including a new interview where Emma talks about Half-Blood Prince and various aspects of her life (& can be seen in our gallery, Thanks to enelrah28 for the uploads) well as and two new photos of the actress;

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New Half-Blood Prince Hot Topic shirts; Draco, Dumbledore & Luna

Hot Topic has updated their website with several new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince tshirts today.
New are the Draco Malfoy tshirt, a colorful Luna Lovegood shirt, complete with SpectreSpecs and Quibbler on the front, and this tshirt of Dumbledore.
The retailer is expected to continue releasing new productes in their Harry Potter line in the coming days, so stay tuned!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Apple and WB to Release ''Half-Blood Prince'' IPhone Application

Apple and Warner Bros. to Release Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince IPhone Application

Posted by: Sue
May 27, 2009, 02:12 PM

Attention Apple fans! Variety is reporting that there will be a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince application released later this year. The article states Warner Bros are "positioning itself as a major distributor of applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch."

The piece continues:
The studio's first app was the "The Dark Knight: Batmobile" game tied to the December DVD release. This year, it put out the "Watchmen: Justice is Coming" street brawler game app, which all purchasers play together. The game runs in real time, so, for example, when a character is punched by one player, other players immediately see the bruise. Days before "Terminator Salvation" hit theaters, Warner released a graphic novel app to get fans caught up with the latest "Terminator." Next up are apps tied to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes."

No word on when the application will be available, and we will update once it has been released.

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New Half-Blood Prince magnets & pennants (flags)

New Half-Blood Prince pennants and Hogwarts House-encrusted magnets are up for purchase through Entertainment Earth.
Some images of the merchandise can be seen below

Harry Potter Slytherin Crest Resin Magnet

Harry Potter Gryffindor Crest Resin Magnet

Harry Potter Ravenclaw Crest Resin Magnet

Harry Potter Hufflepuff Crest Resin Magnet

Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Resin Magnet

Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Characters Magnets Sheet

Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Potion Labels Magnets Sheet

Harry Potter Half Blood Prince Fabric Pennant

Gryffindor Fabric Pennant

All the products can be bought at the following link - simply enter the name of the item into the search bar:

Source: UHP

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Video: New Half-Blood Prince ''video game'' trailer

A new Half-Blood Prince video game trailer has been released, featuring many new scenes (a few of which might be considered spoilers for the sixth movie itself, especially the battle sequences at the end). It can be viewed below:

The game, which will go on sale June 30th in the US and July 3rd in the UK, can be pre-ordered at and

PLUS A few screencaps from the Half-Blood Prince mobile video game can be seen below:

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Monday, May 25, 2009

Emma Watson on Candy magazine!

Emma Watson has graced the cover of
Filipino English-language Candy magazine
for the June 2009 issue:

If anyone can get scans of the inside-feature please post it here in our gallery!

Source(s): UHP |

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Croatian Actor ''Rade Serbedzija'' Will have a Role in Last Two Harry Potter Movies

The website reported a new update on the casting for the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" 2 part films. It seems that the Croatian actor Rade Serbedzija will have a "brief but very important role" in the remaining Harry Potter movies. The shooting of his scenes will begin in November, this year.

One of the best and busiest Croatian actors, Rade Serbedzija, will act in the new sequel of one of the most popular film series: Harry Potter.
He announced this at a press conference at the presentation of the film “Fugitive Pieces” in which he acts as a Greek who saves of Polish Jew, and he was nominated for a Canadian national film award for it.
Six months ago Serbedzija knew about his role in the seventh Harry Potter. Serbedzija will have a small but interesting role in the film titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”. The filming of the movie will start in November.

Serbedzija's other notable films are Mighty Joe Young (1998), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Batman Begins (2005), The Eye (2008), and Quarantine (2008).

Source: Portkey.It

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince movie is 2 Hours & 33 minutes! received word today that a foreign Warner Bros. distributor has stated the runtime for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" to be 153 minutes (2 hours, 33 minutes). While certainly not confirmed, this would put it in line with previous films in the series and producers' comments over the years about limiting each film to around that length.

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Daniel Radcliffe wins Audience Awards

Regular theatergoers have awarded Daniel Radcliffe two Audience Award .

Another double winner is Harry Potter film star Daniel Radcliffe, winning Favorite Actor and Breakthrough performance for his acclaimed turn in last fall's Equus revival, which was named the audience's Favorite Broadway Play Revival.

Congratulations to Dan and everyone involved in the play!

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Friday, May 22, 2009

New ''Half-Blood Prince'' movie poster revealed

MSN Movies has revealed a new Half-Blood Prince poster featuring Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore, with London landmarks in the background.


Monday, May 18, 2009

Video: Third "Half-Blood Prince" movie US TV Spot

No mistakes this time, a third TV advert for Half-Blood Prince WAS aired earlier this evening on both ABC and Fox networks in the US. The focus of the advert was Draco and Bellatrix, which showed:

It had a few new scenes. It kind of focused on Draco. Him walking through the halls all scared and Bellatrix telling him to carry out the deed. I could be wrong but it also looked like it showed more the of the Harry/Ginny kiss.

Thanks to DowntownPunk for the tip. The video can be seen below

Higher quality video can be viewed here courtesy The Movie!(Thanks to T-L-C for sharing this link)

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Bonnie Wright in Girl's Life magazine

Earlier this month reported that Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) had been interviewed and photographed by Girl's Life magazine. Today, they released a scan of that feature which can be seen below. Bonnie talks about expanding Ginny's role in Half-Blood Prince, similarities between her and her character, Ginny's relationship with Harry, kissing onscreen, Quidditch, school and her on-set family.

Another new photo of Bonnie also recently ran in Time for Kids magazine.

Source: So Bonnie

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Tom Felton talks about Draco Malfoy & life after Harry Potter

While in Majorca, Spain earlier this month to attend the Pirate Adventure charity event, Tom Felton spoke to students at Queens College and the Pauline Quirke Academy about Draco Malfoy, working on the Harry Potter films and life as an actor.

“Do you believe that the role you have played as Draco Malfoy has stereo-typed you as an actor?”

“Please don’t believe I can play a nice guy,” he responded. Asked if from an acting point of view, he struggled to play a “bad character” Felton said “it’s much easier playing someone nasty. Playing the good parts, and being convincing about it, is more demanding.”
Asked if he could choose to be another character in the Harry Potter films, Felton said that he would like to play the part of Lucius Malfoy, his father on the screen. However, another student wanted to know if he thought that this same character would make a good prime minister, and Felton answered: “No, he’d be a bit too selective and act more like a dictator than a democratic leader.”
On what Tom might consider doing professionally after the Harry Potter series ends next year, he said:

Responding to a question on what he was planning once the filming of the entire Harry Potter series was complete, Felton said that after some “time out” he would like to consider doing something musical in the film world. He is not, he confirmed to another student, going to make a career out of fisheries management which he had once expressed an interest in doing. “I might keep that as a hobby,” he said.
Photos of Tom with the students;

Source: Feltbeats

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Video: Second "Half-Blood Prince" movie US TV Spot reported last week that the first television commercial for Half-Blood Prince was aired in the US.
Word is coming in that a second one was
released earlier this evening on ABC during the programme Grey's Anatomy, with the following description:

It started off with the announcer guy all "On July 15th" and then a quick shot of Dumbledore and Harry on the rocks. It transitioned to Dumbledore landing in the Memory. Then it showed Katie Bell flying into the air and Harry and Hermione staring. Following that was Snape saying "It's Over." Then, the Death Eaters went flying through the house and the Burrow exploded. The screen goes blank and then it shoots back with Harry yelling "Fight back, you coward! fight!" and then Snape throws a spell at Harry, the bridge collapses, Death Eaters flying through the air, and then a quick shot of a window exploding.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on July 15, 2009.

Source: MuggleNet

The Video: The TV spot can be seen below;

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Jamie Campbell Bower: confirmed for Grindelwald role in "Deathly Hallows" films

21 yrs. old English actor
Jamie Campbell Bower's agent has reportedly confirmed, at the Cannes film festival, that the young actor will be playing the teenage version of Dark Wizard Gellert Grindelwald in the upcoming ''Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'' 2 part movies.

We first heard the actor was involved in negotiations at the beginning of last month. Photos of him can be seen here. He apparently starts filming at the end of this month.

Release Date of the ''Half-Blood Prince video game'' is June 30, 2009!

Electronic Arts and Warner Brothers
have today confirmed in a press release that
the Half-Blood Prince video game will be released on June 30th,
as reported last month

It will be available on the Wii™, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS™, Windows PC, Macintosh and mobile devices.

The game will release in the U.K. on July 3rd.

It can be pre-ordered at and


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Photos: Few Models Used for Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park

Orlando Attractions magazine has posted some new photos of the models used as a basis for structures that are being built at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park in Orlando Florida.

The pictures were downloaded from the public Picasa web album of danswingler, presumably from art designer Daniel Swinger.
Gorgeous model of the Hogwarts Castle.
Building that will be the Hogsmead Owl Post Office.
Three Broomstick outdoor picnic seating areas complete with a Witches/Sorting Hat as umbrella.
The canopy for the front of The Three Broomsticks Inn.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park attraction is under construction at Universal Orlando and is set to open sometime next year.

Visit the Theme Park's official site for more information.

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