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Recap of HBP Tokyo premiere Recap of HBP Tokyo premiere

090706 tokyoReuters has published an article about the Tokyo premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Although none of the cast or crew members were present, that didn’t stop fans and Japanese celebrities from coming out in droves to attend the first of three premieres (the London premiere is Tuesday, July 7, and the US premiere is Thursday, July 9).

Thousands of fans, some dressed as wizards in long gowns with pointy hats, lined up in Tokyo to catch the sixth in the blockbuster “Harry Potter” film series on Monday, kicking off a string of such events around the world.

You can read the article here and see some photos of the event here courtesy of the Associated Press.

Coverage from the HBP press conference in London Coverage from the HBP press conference in London

090706 pressIn addition to doing a photocall, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince cast members spoke with press in London today about their new film. Some early reports have popped up and can be seen below:

Print Articles: AFP, Press Association
Videos: Associated Press, CBBC Newsround

We’ll be updating this post throughout the day. Please let us know of any other coverage we may have missed!

HP cast members ‘through the years’ HP cast members ‘through the years’

090706 tomAs a lead-in to the July 15 release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, MTV is posting a series of photo galleries which show how the Harry Potter schoolchildren actors have grown up since their first appearance in 2001’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. MTV has kicked off this series with a look at Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) “through the years”, which you can see by clicking here. Expect galleries of Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint in the coming days.

‘Half-Blood Prince’ cast attend London photocall ‘Half-Blood Prince’ cast attend London photocall

090706 emmaThe cast of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince attended a photocall in London today to promote their new film, out next Wednesday, July 15.  You can see pictures of the cast at this link courtesy of Getty Images.  The cast members who attended were Michael Gambon, Tom Felton, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Bonnie Wright, Jessie Cave and Jim Broadbent.

Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint appear on ‘Rove’ Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint appear on ‘Rove’

Harry Potter stars Dan Radcliffe and Rupert Grint yesterday appeared on Australian talk show ‘Rove’.  A video can be seen below.

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Grint has recovered from ‘mild bout’ of swine flu Grint has recovered from ‘mild bout’ of swine flu

The BBC is reporting that Rupert Grint recently contracted a “mild bout” of swine flu and has since recovered.   “He has now recovered and is looking forward to joining his fellow cast members” at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in London on Tuesday, Grint’s publicist said.

Grint took a few days off from the filming of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to cope with his illness, but filming was not disrupted because of his absence.  According to his publicist, “Other scenes were shot in his absence which did not require his involvement and thus filming was not disrupted.”  He is now back on the set.

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