Sunday, April 29, 2012

Hi everyone,
As most of you will be aware, its been a long time since we posted anything in the 'news' section at hp4u, possibly as there's been very little of note which isn't repeated a million times on the web and also as we've been incredibly busy with our main projects of autographs and memorabilia.
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes to all of you for 2012.

From all the team at hp4u we'd like to thank you for all your support this past year and we look forward to showing you some awesome stuff (lawyers permitting) next year which as always you won't find anywhere else.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Another thank you to all of you who visited us today at Collectormania, Earls Court, London to say hello!
Hope to see you again tomorrow; and for any readers who are not aware you've another chance to meet Evanna Lynch, David Tennant and many more Actors from Potter for photos and autographs.
We'll post lots of photos from todays event as soon as we can.

See you there!!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Charity Cricket Match

James and Oliver Phelps who play the Weasley twins in the Harry Potter movies delighted fans at a charity cricket match yesterday. They were joined on the team by actor Alfie Enoch, who plays the character Dean Thomas.

The Bunbury Cricket Club, which has been supported by countless stars from the worlds of sport and showbiz, put up the celebrity team, which included David English, vice-president of the English Schools Cricket Association.

They took on a Finedon side made up of a President’s Invitation XI, to celebrate the club’s 175th anniversary this year. Mr English, who founded the Bunbury Club 23 years ago, said: “It’s my second visit to this area and I’m delighted to be here.”

After an afternoon’s cricket the crowds were entertained by local musicians and supporters of the Finedon team, The Cupping Melons, with special guest the Rev Richard Coles, parish priest in Finedon and formerly of 1980s band The Communards.

Proceeds from the event will go to the English Schools Cricket Association.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

HP Tour @ Leavesden
A friend recently told me he didn't see how WB could possibly stay away from the Harry Potter franchise now that it's over. "It's like having a licence to print your own money".
While this has been in the works for quite some time now, he was right. They'll be printing their own now via Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter; which is slated to open in Spring 2012. WB recently put out a small, near two-minute clip previewing it.
Harry Potter Page to Screen Book
The official name is: Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey. And while it's currently up at Amazon.com for pre-order, it's not set to make it's debut till 25-Oct-2011.
It's a hardcover book featuring 540 pages, available through Harper Design, and is listed there at $47.25
No images but the cover are available yet, but be sure to keep a look out for more. For those interested, check it out HERE.



Friday, July 22, 2011

The Harry Potter Machine
Jeff Robinov, President, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, recently released a statement to the press as follows: “The Harry Potter film franchise has now crossed the $7 billion mark worldwide, and counting. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2has earned an astounding $640.2 million worldwide in its initial week, encompassing $214.9 million domestically and $425.3 million at the international box office."
Below are figures given out in the same statement:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at $974,755,371
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets at $878,979,634
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban at $796,688,549
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at $896,911,078
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix at $939,885,929
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at $934,416,487
and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 at $955,417,476.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Kloves on Hermione
Mike Sragow (of The Baltimore Sun) recently had a small interview with screenwriter Steve Kloves. In it, it shows his fondness for the character Hermione, as well as his realization of her importance to the audience. Read below to check it out!
Steve Kloves, who wrote seven of the eight Potter films, shot me an email while finishing up his opening-week interviews in New York. I had mentioned that my piece was focusing on the series' simultaneous appeal to boys and girls -- and Kloves warmed to the subject, especially because I had zeroed in on Hermione as a key to the books' and movies' critical and popular success. (Above is Paul Byrne's interview with the movies' Hermione, Emma Watson, at the time of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.")

"There are so many great things about Hermione," Kloves wrote. "You and I could have drinks, dinner, dessert and start all over again and not exhaust the conversation. Point is, I was aware that I was shepherding three very special characters and that their appeal was broad and potent.

"And I was intent upon underscoring Hermione's importance. They really are a trio, you know. They're equals. One just happens to be a girl. That's why I wrote that line for 'Part I.' After landing in the burrow, Harry is intent upon leaving in the dark of night but Ron catches him. When Harry attempts to convince Ron to join him, Ron's response is instantaneous: 'And leave Hermione? We wouldn't last a day without her.' It always got a laugh. But a knowing one; the audience knew Ron spoke the truth. And it wasn't just girls laughing.

"I don't believe that boys find the action appealing and girls enjoy the characters. I think both boys and girls just enjoy Jo's writing. As you know, I have two children and both grew up with Harry Potter in many ways. When you have children, when you're a new parent, you read LOADS of children's fiction. Most of it is, shall we say, lacking. It feels written down to some perceived lower level of understanding. It's the literary equivalent of Gerber creamed carrots. Except possessing no literary nourishment. Soft. Gooey. Jo's books were never that. In fact, they never felt like children's books. Consequently children--boys and girls--embraced them eagerly. The books felt like proper books."

Kloves takes special pride in a scene that I think is as thrillingly ambitious -- and superbly executed -- as any in movies this year. "I believe the King's Cross scene with Dumbledore and Harry can hold its own with anything .... And remember. It's a scene constructed of the following elements: White space. Dan Radcliffe. Michael Gambon. Words. If people listen--and the two audiences I've seen the film with did listen; you could hear a pin drop--they might be surprised just what it is that Potter has on its mind."

Collider's Interview with Rupert Grint
Collider sat down to speak with Grint about everything from what the past week has been like for him, what props he took home from set, has JK Rowling ever told him a secret about Ron that hasn’t yet been revealed, is he nervous to attach himself to another franchise, reveals what he wished happened to Ron, and so much more.
For the full video interview (11:48 minutes), watch below:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Record Were Meant To Be Broken
And who better to do it than Harry Potter? None of course! Check out the stats below:
$92.1M in the U.S. and Canada Friday (including that record-setting $43.5M from midnight showings) and $44.2M Saturday.
Overseas, the franchise finale grossed $307M with 34M admissions from over 20K screens in 59 countries. That's the biggest international opening weekend of all time ahead of $260.4M's Pirates Of The Caribbean 4.
Led by record-breaking grosses in the UK ($36.6M) and Australia ($26.7M), all markets have performed exceedingly well, including Germany ($25.7M), France ($23.9M) and Japan ($21.5M). Globally, it also broke the IMAX opening weekend record with a worldwide gross of $23.5M, which includes setting a new record in North America with $15.5M. That makes for a worldwide total of $475.5M, yet another record besting the previous crown holder $394M set by 2D-only Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince.
**This from Deadline Hollywood
Behind the Magic
Part 2 of ITV's Behind the Magic has been released, and you can view it in five separate pieces below. E!Online has also two small pieces that are behind the scenes of their own for the latest film. Check it all out below.
Enjoy!










Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Few London, Leicester Square premier pics of OUR OWN to share!

Not long to go now Muggles until the final film is on general release.
Im looking forward to seeing it for the 4th time and seeing the fantastic performances of Griphook, Mr Ollivander and Seamus!
Here's just a couple of candid photo's from the Premier we can share with you until then.
A big thank you to everyone for making it a truly magical experience once again. Highlights of the premier had to be for me meeting Helena for the first time (who gives another of THE performances of the film), once again chatting to Jason Issacs (and for all you Radio 5 live listeners who know of the Simon Mayo and Dr Kermode show you will know what I mean when I say 'Hi to Jason Issacs' - the spooky thing here was I was with them BOTH at the same time!!) and being in the theatre with Daniel and other Actors as they watched it for the first time - great atmosphere.

We've plenty photos to share including more from the Red Carpet prem, being at the first EVER screening at the David Heyman Friends and Family premier and the Cast and Crew screening + much much more...... dont forget to check our archives for our other EXCLUSIVE visit to the final wrap party at Leavesden studios and so many great photos.

Over the next few months we will as always be offering some amazing Deathly Hallows through our eBay auction site so be sure to check them out when you can - find us by just typing into eBay - hp4u

































































A Look Back
Warner Brothers recently released a five minute clip featuring highlights from the Harry Potter films they'd put together. It's one last look at the world we've all been a part of for the last many years.

HP Exhibit To Hit Australia
The Harry Potter Saga might be done with, but the fans can keep the magic alive! Warner Brothers has announced that this Fall they will be sending out their Harry Potter Exhibit to Sydney, Australia. It's set to run between 19-Nov.-2011 to 18-March-2012, courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum. This is said to be the only stop in Australia. So if your name happens to be Serizawa, you'd better be sure to visit and grab some pics to share!
Click the above link to take you to more details, where you can also sign up for updates to this event.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

WORLD PREMIERE

Hello again! We have just got back from the red carpet premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - and we couldn't wait to share with you what an amazing premiere it was.

I'm sure you watched the live webcast and you'll no doubt see countless photographs and reports in the media over the next few weeks but we have our own take on events direct from the red carpet itself.

Our first exclusive is that the red carpet at this premiere is officially the longest ever red carpet as confirmed by the Guiness Book of Records - we spoke to their official who confirmed this at the end of the evening.

My personal highlight was meeting the lady herself, Jo Rowling, someone who I have so much admiration for and she was wonderful and surpassed all my expectations.

Here are a couple of the photos we took this evening, but check back tomorrow for a full report from the World Premiere - this is one sleepy HP4U reporter signing off and goodnight!




Harry Potter & Deathly Hallows Pt2 RED CARPET PREMIERE
How excited is everyone? Check back for our report from tonights World Premiere...
But here are some pictures to keep you going!!

Some of the Hogwarts students that were in attendance at the Cast & Crew showing on Sunday 3rd July 2011. Jason Isaacs - who is one of the nicest people to meet


All the tickets, Friends & Family, and the 3 Cast & Crew



The 3 Davids in Leicester Square - David Barron, David Yates and David Heyman

Saturday, July 02, 2011

EXCLUSIVE - EXCLUSIVE – EXCLUSIVE
FILM REPORT - Deathly Hallows Part 2

Hello!!!!!
We have had a short break working on several Harry Potter related projects but I can promise you we are BACK!! We have been working incredibly hard to bring you the exclusives that YOU truly deserve. We are back with a really big BANG today, bringing you the very first exclusive report from the preview screening at Leicester Square today (2nd July 2011).

HP4U were the only site in attendance at David Heyman's Heyday screening of the Deathly Hallows Part 2 - and we were simply blown away with what we saw. The Deathly Hallows Part 2 delivers exactly what every Harry Potter fan has been waiting for and much, much more. Furthermore, the film answers all those unanswered questions that were left hanging over from Deathly Hallows Part 1.
It was an absolute honour to sit with the invited guests and share the experience together. This screening was a complete one off event in its own right as David Heyman wanted to showcase this film for friends and family prior to any of the other premieres (which we will also be reporting back on!)
Today's screening was in 3D, this made the viewing experience even more breathtaking - highlights include the Gringotts Vault scenes, the vanquishing of Voldemort (utterly stunning in 3D) and my personal favourite, the Dementors who look even more eerie and terrifying as they hover outside Hogwart's with its new Headmaster Severus Snape!
The film delivers outstanding performances from every member of the cast; the most notable performances being from Harry, Neville, Griphook, Snape and Voldemort. Moreover, all of our favourite characters make an appearance in this great finale. It’s wonderful, albeit very sad, to see everyone together for the very last time.
The film itself is gripping from the outset, the pace is fast, frenzied and action packed - just outstanding!! There are some true 'lump in your throat' and 'wobbly bottom lip' moments but they all bring about an incredible level of depth and mood to the scenes. This particular HP4U writer had to try incredibly hard not to punch the air and shout "YES!!" at three pivotal moments in the film - you will definitely spot these moments when you see the film for yourselves!! I can't wait for you to see it - the film as I'm sure to all know opens across the UK on Friday 15th July 2011.
As we rapidly approach the ending of this epic saga, HP4U has an entensive back catalogue of unseen photo's and behind the scenes images that we have held back...... until now! Keep checking back to HP4U.co.uk - I guarantee we will deliver some amazing exclusives.
HP4U the site which brings the news that YOU really want to hear FIRST!
Hold on tight guys, the fun is just about to start!

Friday, May 06, 2011

Get 'Accepted' to Hogwarts!!
What? Your friends don't believe you? Well now you can get it in writing from WB!
This was some said about the letter:
This letter is a replica of the one sent to all incoming Hogwarts students, printed with your very own name. Featuring the official Hogwarts crest, it is available in 5" x 7" and 8" x 10" sizes, and with American or British wording. The American wording starts with, "We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry," and the British wording starts with, "We are pleased to inform you that you have a place at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry." Of course both versions are signed by Minerva McGonagall, Deputy Headmistress at Hogwarts. Printed on 1/4 inch thick Chromaluxe panels that don't require any framing, these replicas are highly resistant to ultraviolet rays, scuffs, scratches, water, and fading. The panels include an attached easel so they can stand on any desk, shelf, or night table.
Prices are $24.95 for the 5x7, and $34.95 for the 8x10.
Check them out HERE.

Friday, April 29, 2011

The Deathly Hallows 2 Trailer
Now up and available!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Trailer For DH2
The trailer for the much anticipated last film in the Harry Potter franchise will be shown on ABC Family, 27-April-2011. Great news for us Potter fans, bad news for those of us with taste. It will be shown somewhere between 7-9pm EST, during 'Happy Gilmore'.
More New Videos
Here's a collection of the most recent videos from both The Quest as well as the recently released DH1.
A bts look at DH1 labeled "On the Road", which is a gathering of interviews from various members of the Potter Cast as well as filming locations.

It's a long video, so here is the 2nd piece to it: Pt.2
The Phelps twins speaking about Fred's death scene.

Set featuring the Weasley family.
New Images From DH2
This from Entertainment Weekly's Summer Movies Preview.
Read below for the article that went along with the images.























“The new film is just a relentless action movie,” says Daniel Radcliffe of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2. “It Just. Does. Not. Stop.”

For Radcliffe, one of the biggest challenges this time around was relishing the moment and taking nothing for granted. “I’ve become particularly aware on this film that I’m not always going to be able to play these action-hero-type parts.”

Well, for one thing, the final showdown between Harry and evil Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) in a wand duel at Hogwarts will be a little different from what author J.K. Rowling described in her 2007 novel. This time, the chase leads through Hogwarts and culminates in a very physical brawl as the two foes “apparate” (i.e., teleport) toward and away from each other.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lots of Videos
7 Makings of & Behind the Scenes videos:
Death Eaters attk @ cafe

Hagrid's bike trip leaving Privet Drive

The Last Days of Privet Drive:

Magical Tents

The Frozen Lake

Godric's Hollow Fight

The 7 Harrys

David Heyman talks the possibility of a documentary being made?
On the Green (featuring the Phelps twins, Felton, and Grint)

Deleted scene on DH1 (can see why though)

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Rowling Breaking Down
Or at least views on having her words in digital that is. Her lawyers now say that “We are currently actively looking at all the various options for Harry Potter in this space, that is e-books.
When it's not about the spotlight, it's about the money, and her crew have finally realized that more money is to be gained than lost in this venture. With reports stating a gain of about £100 million from such a deal, one can see why she's been swayed to change thoughts on allowing her books for digital viewing.
**Courtesy of Michelle Heng
Epilogue Info
A few things were revealed at last week's CinemaCon. Heyman has discussed that the epilogue will be but a few minutes long as well as it's focus. Check that out HERE.
Also talked about at the Con, were spoilers of the upcoming Pt.2 as well as changes done. To see and read about those, go HERE.
And lastly, that The Deathly Hallows Pt.2 will be the shortest, at just over two hours long.
Deleted Scenes from Hallows Pt.1
WB has released the latest deleted scene from The Deathly Hallows Pr.1 Check it out!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Harry Potter Exhibition
If you happen to be unlucky enough to live in New York City, then you at least have something to talk about. The upcoming Harry Potter Exhibition, opening up to the public April 5th through 5-September-2011, which is said to be an interactive fan wonderland with over 200 set pieces, is having a 'red carpet' event at Discovery Time Square on 4-April-2011. Where fans have a chance to purchase seating in risers near museum in order to check out any stars that come along for the reveal.
All in all, this seems to be a way to beat the standing along the sidewalk hours (and hours) ahead of time, in order to be somewhere close enough to see any HP stars. However, I don't personally know if these 'risers' are anywhere close enough to allow for autographs. Should you care to call and ask, be sure to give them a ring at: 888.988.8692
Tickets for the exhibition itself are $26.00
For the 4th, the event is supposed to start about 7pm.
Also, there is a 'sneak peak' weekend the 1st of April through the 3rd, that you can purchase tickets for as well. To purchase any tickets, call 866-811-4111, or go HERE. Have fun!



Monday, March 28, 2011

Deleted Scene from DH 1 Thanks to Portkey.it for displaying the deleted scene featuring Harry and Petunia in an empty living room, Privet Drive.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Newest Goodies
The following are images of Behind the Scenes and early concept art from The Deathly Hallows movie; recently released through WB's The Quest.




Monday, March 21, 2011

More on The Deathly Hallows


Friday, March 18, 2011

The Deathly Hallows pt.2 Vid
A small, new piece was shown on ABC Family that has several scenes and images from the upcoming The Deathly Hallows Pt.2. It also features some quick interviews from the film as well. Enjoy!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Harry Potter in Stamps
The Royal Mail has released a set of stamps called 'Magical Realms' which will feature (unfortunately) Michael Gambon as Dumbledore and Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort; as well as characters from The Chronicles of Narvia, Discworld, & tales of King Arthur. This set was released on 8-March-2011, and is set for a limited run. So get them while you can.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter

Earlier in the week Warner Bros. released a new website which gives fans the preliminary information about the Harry Potter Leavesden tour which has been dubbed Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The tour will take fans on a three hour journey through Leavesden and will open in Spring 2012 with tickets going on sale later this year at www.wbstudiotour.co.uk.  Some snippets from the press release may be read below (read the full release here):
This unique walking tour will give visitors the chance to go behind the scenes of the most successful film series of all time and witness the intricate detail that goes into a working set to see first hand what the camera doesn’t show. The announcement was made by Dan Dark, SVP & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.
Featuring the authentic sets, costumes, animatronics, props and effects used in the production of all eight Harry Potter movies, the tour will showcase the British artistry, technology and talent that went into bringing this beloved film series to life.
Among a series of never-before-seen exhibits on the three hour long tour, visitors will be able to walk onto some of the most memorable sets from all of the films in the Harry Potter series including the iconic Great Hall, Dumbledore’s office and many others to be announced at a later date.
Dan Dark, SVP & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden said, “While the Harry Potter film series reaches its highly anticipated conclusion this summer, its incredible filmmaking story and its relationship with Leavesden is set to live on with the launch of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. The tour promises to be one of the most exciting and memorable visitor attractions anywhere in Europe, delivering an experience never before seen by the general public.”

 

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

London Premiere Set for Deathly Hallows: Part II

The date for the Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows: Part 2 London premiere has been set as July 7th! According to the press release it is set to be the most spectacular premiere yet.
"Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that the world premiere of the final instalment of the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 2, will take place in London's Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square on 7th July 2011.
This will be the first red carpet film premiere event in Trafalgar Square, the instantly recognisable landmark providing the iconic backdrop for one of the biggest film premieres to ever take place in the capital.
The cast, filmmakers and guests attending the final Harry Potter premiere will begin the night on the red carpet in Trafalgar Square with the world's media in attendance. Special areas will be reserved within the square for fans and competition winners from all over the world to see the actors and creators of some of the most beloved characters of all time. Cast and guests will then make their way to Leicester Square's cinemas to watch the film.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "For the last decade we've been gripped by the on-screen battle between Harry Potter and his arch enemy Lord Voldemort and this is one of the most eagerly awaited films in history. As befits a great British triumph, I can think of no better venue than the iconic surroundings of Trafalgar Square in which to stage the most spectacular of send offs for this dramatic finale."
Josh Berger, President and Managing Director of Warner Bros. Pictures UK commented "We are delighted that our plans for the finale of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will take place in such a spectacular venue. We pride ourselves on the creativity of our premieres and the space within Trafalgar Square will lend itself to being a magical experience for both guests and fans."
Thanks Magical-Menagerie

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince Ultimate Editions to be Released June 14th

Home Media Magazine is reporting that the ultimate editions for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released this coming June 14th 2011.  The 2-disc blu-rays will be $49.99 and the three-disc DVDs will be $39.92.  Pre-ordering will begin on May 10th.
IGN has released some more details:
The Order of the Phoenix releases will feature the following bonus materials:
– In-Movie Experience
– Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 5: Evolution
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Behind the Magic
– Building the Magic: The Sets of Harry Potter
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: The Rebellion Begins
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Fulfilling a Prophecy
– Additional Scenes in Hi-Def
– Trailing Tonks: Natalia Tena (aka Nymphadora Tonks) leads a personal tour of the set
– Harry Potter: The Magic of Editing: Director David Yates and Editor Mark Day explore the editing side of things
– Theatrical Trailers
The Half-Blood Prince releases will contain these bonus features:
– Maximum Movie Mode
– Creating the World of Harry Potter Part 6: Magical Effects
– Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: Behind the Magic
– Additional Scenes in Hi-Def
– J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life featurette
– Close Up with the Cast of Harry Potter
– The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Get a Sneak Peak at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal Orlando Resort
– What’s on Your Mind?: Lightning-Round Q&A with Cast/Crew
– One-Minute Drills: Cast members sum up their characters
– Gallery of Five Distinctive Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ABC Family Promo Spots
– Theatrical Trailers
Thanks Magical-Menagerie!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Pre-Order Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I on DVD and BluRay
Starting today fans can pre-order Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I on DVD and BluRay over at Amazon.  The DVD will be released on April 11th in the UK and April 15th in the US.  Use the links below to pre-order:
USA:
UK:

Monday, February 07, 2011

Potter Films to be Honored at BAFTA
At the upcoming 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards, the HP series will be acknowledged and honored as 'Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema'. Both Heyman and Rowling will be there to receive the award.
Finola Dwyer, Chair of the Film Committee commented, “As this great British film success story draws to a close with this year’s eagerly anticipated final instalment, it’s fitting that BAFTA honours the Harry Potter films and their contribution to the British film industry. We’re delighted to have the opportunity to celebrate with JK Rowling and David Heyman at the Film Awards.”
Vote on New HP Watch
WB would like your opinion on which watch design (of three) to put up for sale next. There's one of the Gryffindor's Crest, one of the HP logo with the snitch, and the other (and best) a 'DA' (please think it over before you ask what that's for). They want your opinion in which you like the best, and have a spot to write in any comments as well. Be sure to give them your thoughts, by going HERE.
Deathly Hallows Pt.1 DVD Release Dates
And that date is 11-April-2011 (U.K.) & 15-April-2011 (for the U.S.)! Warner Brothers has also announced that the DVD & Blu-ray will come in a Combo Pack having a sneak peek of the opening scenes of The Deathly Hallows Pt.2, while the single version will include' additional scenes'.
Also, WB is also releasing an online adventure called 'Quest for the Hallows'. The site has this to say about it "Join the Quest for the Hallows, a global, online adventure offering exclusive photos, video content, and the chance to win amazing prizes throughout the year in celebreation of the Harry Potter film phenomenon!"
On the off chance that you might not remember opening day of this site? You can register yourself with your email through the site's main page, and they will send you a reminder when they are up and going.
Words on DH pt.2 From Bonnie Wright
So-Bonnie translated a recent article from 'Pop Start' about her role in the last installment of the HP series. Thanks to them for this.
What will we see of Ginny in the second part of Deathly Hallows?
I think, really, the character in this second part evolves a lot. She fights Bellatrix and more, I can't say much but in this part Ginny is great, apart from the epilogue, which I don't know if you knew but we reshoot it back in December.

In the second part there's war, will there be time for romance between Harry and Ginny?
Yes. There's a kiss, I can't say at which moment but there is a kiss. Also, the couple has significant looks and moments that I think they'll work [laughs] we did a good job with Dan (Radcliffe).

What has Ginny meant in your life?
I loved playing her! I was really lucky to do it, really, and I owe it all to my brother. At the beginning, people didn't care much about the charater, or she didn't have much love, or they took her as a fool (and I'm talking about the movies), but now they'll say: Is that Ginny? ...But really, Ginny is alsmot like me, I was shy at the beginning but then I became confident and I think I'm a good person.

Did you ever had a crush on Daniel Radcliffe?
No! Everyone keeps asking that. I've known everyone for years, I've lost count [laughs], but we always treat each other as friends and it will always be like that. Besides, it'll be really embarrassing, some people tell me: "Bonnie, you make a great couple with Dan!" and I just look at them blushing and smiling, Jamie (Campbell-Bower) looks at them, it's so funny.

Who do you get along with better from the cast?
Hard question, my best friends are Evanna (Lynch), Katie (Leung) and Emma (Watson) and I get along very good with Rupert (Grint) and Matthew (Lewis). Rupert is a great friend, he makes me laugh in the difficult moments and cheers me up. I'm lucky he's my brother [laughs]. Also Matthew, he's a great and excellent friend, really, I consider him as a brother, we get along just fine and he's really sweet and excellent. Evanna is really intelligent and daring. Katie is a very good friend, although we don't get along in the movies [laughs]; and Emma is really great.

What do you have planned after all of this is over?
Wow, those words! But really, I don't take it too personal. I have a few projects, really, and I'm studying a lot. But I do have some projects.

Thank you so much! Something you want to add?
Yes, a lot, but I'll say we're a cast that is thrilled that fans like you support this franchise; thanks to these movies we're famous and loved but what we really care about is making fans happy and try to make the best so the movies don't disappoint them. The saga is over and the movies will be gone but this youth and happiness will never be away from our hearts. Thank you so much "Pop Star" and see you soon!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Vote for UK Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Blu-Ray Cover

Fans in the UK are getting a special treat if they are a fan of Harry Potter on Facebook.  Emma Watson has announced via a video on the page that there are two different designs for the BluRay cover of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and want you to decide which one is used!  Both covers feature the image of the trio running in the forest, just placed differently.
To vote, “Like” the official Harry Potter UK Facebook page and click on the “Blu-ray Poll” tab. Voting ends at midnight GMT on January 30th. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will be on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on April 11th.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Change in Snape's Death Scene

Art director Andrew Ackland-Snow recently let Potter fans know a little about Snape's upcoming death scene. Read on to get a gist of what we've to look forward to...

"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."

**From Cine Premiere Mexico (btw,site is currently under maintenance, but they say to check back soon.)

Concept Art From Tale of the Three Brothers

Designer Alexis Liddell has released images and a short video showing us an inside look at the work that went into the Tale of the 3 Brothers scene.
To check out all the work, click HERE

1st Still From Upcoming Part:II
Not sure where it originated from, but an image for the still yet to be seen Deathly Hallows Part 2; featuring Neville Longbottom in the ravaged remains of Hogwarts standing up to Voldemort. You can see LeStrange behind him as well.
Click on image for high res look.
Up For Grabs
2 nominations for the Deathly Hallows Part I movie from BAFTA. The categories are in:
Special Visual Effects and Make Up and Hair. So, ok the second may not be top of anyone's list, but all the same, and award nomination is an award nomination. As for the other contenders, Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, Inception, and Toy Story 3 (for SPE) are also in the running. And Alice in Wonderland, Black Swan, The King's Speech, and Made in Dagenham for MU&H.
Best of luck to them in those categories.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

News Update
Sorry for the lack of updates everyone, life just keeps getting in the way!  Here's a quick news roundup for you all, it goes in order from December 11th through today.  This isn't all of the news, just the bigger stories, but it is still a long post. (thanks to Magical-Menagerie for the news)

Golden Globe Nominations
  • Alexandre Desplat the composer for Deathly Hallows Part I and II has been nominated for his work on The King’s Speech soundtrack.
  • Helena Bonham Carter has also been nominated for her work in  The King’s Speech as Best Supporting Actress
  • Finally, Kelly MacDonald (the Grey Lady) has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series in Boardwalk Empire.
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Click to read this story: Second Ollivander’s Shop Put up at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations
  • Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role:
    HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth – “THE KING’S SPEECH” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
    THE KING’S SPEECH (The Weinstein Company)
    HELENA BONHAM CARTER / Queen Elizabeth
    MICHAEL GAMBON / King George V
    TIMOTHY SPALL / Winston Churchill
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
    BOARDWALK EMPIRE (HBO)
    KELLY MACDONALD / Margaret Schroeder
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Click to read this story: New Interview with Clemence Poesy in The Guardian

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Deathly Hallows: Part II Trailer Rumor
A new rumor has surfaced online stating that the first teaser trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II may be released on January 24th!  This does follow the usual release of trailers as it is about six months before the film will be released.  But remember, this is a rumor until WB confirms it, but something to look forward to nonetheless!

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Click to read this story: Matthew, Tom, Jessie, Alfie and Natalia at Magic Christmas Convention in Paris

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 Young Snape and Scorpius Malfoy Actors revealed
The actors playing young Severus Snape for “The Prince’s Tale” in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, and Scorpius Malfoy for the epilogue have been revealed on a blog. Benedict Clarke will be playing Young Snape while Bertie Gilbert will be playing Scorpius.

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Click to watch video: Daniel Radcliffe on Q1 Christmas Special

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Click to watch videos: New Half-Blood Prince Behind the Scenes Feature

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Click to read story: Ciaran Hinds Talks Filming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

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Click to watch video: Late 90′s Interview with JK Rowling Released
 
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 Deathly Hallows Short-Listed for Oscar
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I has been short-listed for the Academy Award for Achievement in Visual Effects!  Back in December it was long-listed, and now a panel of judges have selected it as one of the finalists.
It has been nominated alongside “Alice in Wonderland,” “Hereafter,” “Inception,” “Iron Man,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World” and “Tron: LEGACY.”
 

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 Harry Potter: The Exhibition Extended to February 13th in Seattle
Harry Potter: The Exhibition made a stop in Seattle, Washington. It was originally supposed to run through January 30th, but has been extended a further 2 weeks until February 13th.  Head over to this page to buy your tickets!
Entrance to Harry Potter: The Exhibition requires an additional timed-entry ticket. Check ticket prices here. Purchase tickets online by clicking the button above, call (800) 664-8775 or visit our box office. Be sure to reserve your spot now for the best date and time!
EXHIBITION SCHEDULE
Jan. 3-9

M, W,Th 10a-5p
CLOSED TUESDAY
Fri-Sat 10a-8p
Sun – 10a-6p
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Click to read story: Tom Felton, David Yates & David Heyman Talk Deathly Hallows Part 2

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French WB Releases Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II Synopsis
Warner Brothers France has sent over the official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 synopsis to UHP.  Read a translation from French below, hopefully  WB USA will release the Official English version soon:
In Part 2 of this final episode, the battle between the powers of good and evil in the wizarding world becomes a war without thank you. The stakes have never been so great and nobody is safe. Harry Potter must make the ultimate sacrifice, as the final showdown with Lord Voldemort approaches. It’s the end of the saga.
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Click to watch video: Tom Felton Interview with MTV, Confirms He Didn’t Reshoot Epilogue 


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Click to watch video: James & Oliver Phelps Talk Deathly Hallows Part II & More

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Deathly Hallows Epilogue filming coming VERY, VERY soon!!

Keep watching HERE this week for all the latest info on some last minute filming which will take place in London. HP4U of course will be there for this and we have even more exclusives to share with you over the festive season too! including lots of unseen photos and more.....

Friday, December 10, 2010

New Interview with Heyman
FirstShowing.net had recently sat down with David Heyman for an in 40 minute long, in-depth interview. It's in video format and in two pieces. The first talks on the development of the series, while the second is more focused on The Deathly Hallows itself.


BTS on the Deathly Hallows
ABC Family had a few small piece to show off while showing their Harry Potter weekend. Check out the clips below.






Monday, December 06, 2010

New Deathly Hallows Videos from ABC Family’s Harry Potter Weekend
As part of 25 Days of Christmas, ABC Family had another Harry Potter weekend this past weekend and they showed some new features on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Watch and enjoy below!




Thanks EW.net!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Evanna Lynch talks with Total Film Indonesia
When Heyman claimed "Many people can play Luna, but Evanna Lynch is Luna Lovegood". I don't think even he knew how right he was. In a recent interview with Lynch, she shows her Luna side quite a bit. And also talks on
Anyway, in Deathly Hallows, there’s Luna’s dad…
Yeah! That was nice. It was nice that everyone was back, everyone had their moment… You do feel it’s the whole Potter family all coming together… [Rhys Ifans] was fab to work with. He was great. I like that they showed more of Luna’s story because everyone’s like, “Where’d she come from? She’s so different!” And I also like how, at the very end, they’re forgetting who’s fighting with who… Harry and Malfoy have a moment where they understand each other… it’s nice. There’s a bit of Luna, at the end, who is sort of out of character as she has to shout at Harry a bit…
Luna, Neville and Ginny are leading the resistance at Hogwarts. Can you tell us a bit about that? Did you enjoy that character journey?
Yeah, that was really fun. I love how they sort of take over… when Harry comes back, and he and Ron comes into the Room of Requirement, and they’re like, “Oh, look at what they did!” It’s sort of like, um, I can’t remember … boys in a tree house and they have all these sleeping bags and these little statues in it… it’s really exciting. Harry’s the one who’s always taken the initiative. Harry, Ron and Hermione, they’re like… “we have to fight”… but now they’re gone and Luna, Neville and Ginny, they do take over. They realize, they can do something, and what they do is very valuable. All their contribution… so that was nice. It’s not like in the fifth book, where we’re just introducing her. Oh, look that’s Luna, she’s kooky, she’s fun. Luna’s just not in the background. She’s there, she’s helping and she’s fighting.
You’re the biggest fan on the set and the fans next summer are going to have to go through a horrible withdrawal next summer with no more films coming out. But you’ve had your withdrawal this summer. Any advice for the fans?
It will be a shock. It was a shock for me. I’ve been with everyone for so long. We’ve always had this question, what’s it going to be like when it ends. And then on the last day, I was, like, “Oh, what’s going to happen now?” But what I realized was that it did end but I was still talking to all my friends. I think that’s what they’ll realize, that yeah, sure, officially it’s ending but because you have all these friends who are passionate about the same thing you’ll still be alive and you’ll still talking about it. So, yeah, just enjoy it and don’t… I wouldn’t think about the end until it comes.
To read the full article, including her future plans, go HERE.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wright in Total Film Indonesia
Bonnie Wright talks to Total Film Indonesia about her key role in Dumbledore's Army as well as other things. Check out some of her interview below:

So Ginny, Luna and Neville are leading a resistance against the Death Eaters’ tyranny at Hogwarts. What was that like to play?
It clearly takes courage. This is the thing those three characters step up to, beginning in the fifth film, with the Ministry of Magic and Dumbledore’s Army, and they really take on the responsibility. They’re the only ones left continuing this resistance. Obviously Hogwarts becomes a completely different place, it becomes incredibly threatening and stands for everything it didn’t stand for before, such safety, and everything we had there is completely gone. Because we have new headmasters and all these new rules.

Are they going to succeed?
There’s an amazing scene in the second part, where obviously Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts, and the other three have made this kind of hideout and haven, continuing Dumbledore’s Army in their own little way. I think that their dedication is pretty amazing, to keep that going, and I think that’s why people kind of love the three of those characters, really.

You’ve shot the Epilogue. Have you gone through an aging process?
Yes, it was a very bizarre thing to go through, really, to be able to have that chance to be suddenly made up to look mid-thirties. It’s was an exciting day but bizarre. Obviously, for me, it almost felt like a real cycle, because I started on that same platform, at the same age that Lily Potter, the youngest daughter of Ginny and Harry was, so it’s almost literally like looking back at myself.

To see the full article, go HERE.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Bid on Potter Star’s Canvases for Willow Foundation
Canvases that James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, John Hurt and Matthew Lewis did for The Willow Foundation charity are now up for auction! Use the links below to bid on them and good luck!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

News Roundup
Sorry for the lack of news everyone!! But here's a quick roundup of everything thanks to Magical-Menagerie. Beware, there is a LOT of news. I'm going to try to post news when I post it on my other site but sometimes I'm in a rush so I can't do that.

Interviews:
Videos/Video Interviews:
Photos:
Other: