[update: 30/12/02] [picture collection] [(Re)sources] [Crooks and Grannies]



Seen in one posh Paddington restaurant: Daniel Radcliffe and parents having dinner. Yes, that's Paddington, Sydney. He was over here for New Years.

Scholastica, which I believe to be the HP books US publisher, said this: We now expect publication of the fifth Harry Potter book to occur early in our 2004 fiscal year, which begins June 1, 2003. Woo!

The Nerk, who often unknowningly contributes to this site by being her creative wonderful self, bascially put all my CoS feelings into one compact blog post. Go on, read her thoughts on CoS.

Heh. This isn't really news, but I saw CoS today! And much fun was had. My post-movie reaction, written at 1am in the morning, was Movie was good, if not brilliant, and I really enjoyed it; also had lots of fun just laughing at bad lines, making snide comments about some choices made to what stayed and what went from the book, and squealing about some casting that was just perfect (eg. Branagh, the girl playing Myrtle).

Australian premiere of CoS on 28/11/02. By the 29th, it can be reported the movie has created box office history in Australia, grossing $2.3 million in one day. The film is now the fourth biggest opening film of all time in Australian box office history.

This weekend, Daniel Radcliffe made his stage debut in Prince Charles' play, dressing in drag to play a French aristocratic dame at the time of the revolution.

London (and thus, World) premiere of the movie of the second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. JK Rowling attends.

Richard Harris, who plays Albus Dumbledore in the first and second HP movies, has died aged 72, after a battle with cancer (Hodgkin's Disease).

Second trailer available on the internet. You can find links for downloads (different players and speeds) here.

A short teaser for CoS can be found here.

The current American issue of Vanity Fair has an article on the upcoming CoS movie, and has some exclusive pictures. You can find them all linked here at The Leaky Cauldron.

New publicity pictures for the CoS movie are released on the Warner Bros. site; I found the links collected in this post at The Leaky Cauldron.

Posters for sale can be found here. They include new stills from the CoS movie, as well as montages for different characters (Harry, Ron, Dumbledore etc).

A new director has been chosen for the third HP movie, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: Alfonso Cuaron. Cuaron has adapted two other literary works for the screen before: A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett, and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. His latest movie is Y Tu Mama Tambien (And Your Mother Too), a Mexican road-trip dramedy that has mostly been acclaimed for its raunchy scenes.

So far it appears that main trio of Dan Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson will be back to reprise their roles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger respectively (puberty depending); Tom Felton should also return as Draco Malfoy. No word so far on who will play Professor Lupin. The third movie will not be coming out until 2004.

You can download the first full length trailer for the CoS movie here. My rickety 56K managed the high quality download in under an hour. But if you can't be bothered, you can get look at the scene-by-scene pictures. But you don't get to hear the audio, which is half the fun because you can see which boys have hit puberty and which ones haven't. ;)

First official pictures from the Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (CoS) movie were printed in the American magazine Entertainment Weekly and reproduced online (as well as reprinted in Australia in Who Weekly).


Picture Collection

Harry Potter
(actor: Daniel Radcliffe)

Draco Malfoy
(actor: Tom Felton)

Tom Riddle
(actor: Christian Coulson)




Harry Potter: USA Today / Harry Potter and the Chamber of Icons / a HP posterbook / candy from strangers: harry
Draco Malfoy: candy from strangers: draco / The Unofficial Tom Felton Website / Icons by Krissy
Tom Riddle: Dapper Designs / candy from strangers: else / a fan site


The Leaky Cauldron
A site where all and any Harry Potter related news is posted almost as soon as it is released somewhere, sent in by fans all over the world. Extremely dedicated and useful; pictures and information galore.

The Harry Potter Lexicon
For all the facts as researched from the HP books. Comprehensive, contributed to by many, and includes theories and essays written on aspects of the HP world.

Directed more to the movie fanbase, with games and interviews with the cast etc.