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John Hurt to possibly return as ‘Ollivander’ John Hurt to possibly return as ‘Ollivander’

john-hurt-ollivanderIn a recent interview, John Hurt (wand-maker “Ollivander” in the Harry Potter books) said, “I’m in negotiations at the minute because Ollivander comes back into the books. My son was 12 when it all first started and he was thrilled at the time that I was in it. And all things being equal I will be back.”

Robert Pattinson graces GQ Mag Robert Pattinson graces GQ Mag

robert-pattinson-cedric-diggoryMen’s fashion magazine, GQ, recently published their latest issue where Robert Pattinson (“Cedric Diggory” in the books) graces the cover. GQ has also included an article and an interview with the actor, where they discuss how Robert strongly contemplated quitting acting:

He was on the verge of quitting acting, he says. He’d followed up what was, back then, the biggest role of his career—in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, as Cedric Diggory, sort of the haughty blond Iceman to Harry’s Maverick—by getting fired from a play in London, where he grew up. He was in Los Angeles, crashing on his agent’s couch, looking for an American job.

The 12-page article goes on to describe his current career and future prospects.

James Hannigan on composing video game music James Hannigan on composing video game music

dd-hbp-video-gameThe BBC recently interviewed James Hannigan, the video game music composer for the last two Harry Potter games, on the challenge of writing music that does not follow conventional linear narrative, like a film might. After calling the video game player both an audience member and a participant of the game, Hannigan goes on to speak about developmental music goals:

“I like to consider issues about how the music gets used, and what the designers are trying to achieve with the game. To have a game where the music doesn’t feel like an afterthought, you have to have the music as an integral part of the game design.”

The full article may be found here.

Brief interview with David Bradley (Argus Filch) Brief interview with David Bradley (Argus Filch)

argus-filchDavid Bradley, who plays Argus Filch in the Harry Potter films, recently gave brief feedback on his friendly relationship with the teen actors and how he jokes around with them on set.

The Telegraph reports that he stated, “I first met them when they were about 10 years old, and now they say when they see me: ‘David, give me five!’ and I reply: ‘Get lost!'” The article goes on to mention Bradley’s current work on the stage.

Rupert Grint enjoys filming pace of ‘Cherrybomb’ 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.”

John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game John Fenno talks ‘Half-Blood Prince’ video game

ea-games-1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game product manager, John Fenno, has recently given an interview in which he discusses the delay of the Half-Blood Prince film and more. The interview also includes some clips from the game.

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