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Michelle Fairley cast as Mrs. Granger in ‘Deathly Hallows’

mrs-grangerMichelle Fairley has taken on the role of Mrs. Granger (Mother of Hermione Granger) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Michelle has admitted she has yet to read the Harry Potter series or watch the films, but will now do so as preparation for her minor role. Part One of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to hit theatres on November 19, 2010.

Voting at the Kids’ Choice Awards begins

kidschoiceVoting has begun at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards where Harry Potter has been nominated for “Favorite Book.”

Happy birthday to Ron Weasley!

ron-weasley-rupert-grintHappy birthday to Ron Weasley, who turns 29 today! Best of luck to him and his blossoming career as an Auror.

Robert Pattinson felt filming ‘Harry Potter’ was easier

robert-pattinson-cedric-diggoryRobert Pattinson reportedly found filming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire easier and less stressful than filming Twilight:

It’s different. When I was doing Harry Potter, which I did, there already had been three made. It was already a slick machine by the time I got into it. Whereas with Twilight, people didn’t realize really what it was, the extent of what it was, and it kept growing and growing.

Rupert Grint enjoys filming pace of ‘Cherrybomb’

rupert-grintIn an interview with Blag magazine, Rupert Grint says, “I think we do get a bit spoiled on Harry Potter. I really prefer the pace of [films like Cherrybomb] – on this one you do maybe seven scenes a day – so it moves really quickly. It’s exciting.”

New Wizarding World poll and concept art released

wizarding-world-ww-concept-artThe Wizarding World of Harry Potter has updated their official site to include a new poll asking which dragon you would rather ride- the choices being a Hungarian Horntail or a Chinese Fireball. A new piece of concept art also portrays Hogsmeade’s Dervish and Banges.