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Happy Birthday JK Rowling!

Posted by Ciarán | 07/31/04 12:39 PM | JK Rowling

Today, July 31, Joanne Kathleen Rowling celebrates her 39th birthday! On behalf of everyone at AccioFirebolt and every HP fan (hopefully) I would like to wish her a very Happy Birthday! Thank you JK for creating such brilliant books!

Also, Harry Potter celebrates his birthday today. Happy Birthday Harry!

GoF Filming Spotted

Posted by Ciarán | 07/31/04 12:30 PM | GoF Movie

Russel Brown - a resident of nearby Beacon Hill came across a large filming crew that turned out to be Warner Bros. They were possibly filming the scene in GoF where Harry, Hermione and the Weasleys use a Portkey to get to the Quidditch World Cup. Here is his account of what he saw:

On Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th July 2004 I was happy to come across a large film crew on one of the hills just outside my village (Beacon Hill which is located in the Ivinghoe hills near Berkhamsted). On further inspection I quickly found out that it was in fact Warner Brothers productions, and they were filming the 4th installment of Harry Potter.

From where I was standing I was able to see the characters of Harry, Ron, Hermione, Ginny, Mr. Weasley, George and Fred Weasley, and what I have come to believe to be Amos and Cedric Diggory. It looked like they were filming the scene where they are travelling to the portkey, as at the top of the hill stood one large boot which all the characters were walking towards and all looked rather exhausted after the sixth take.

The main actors Dan [Radcliffe], Emma [Watson], Rupert [Grint], and Bonnie Wright all left the set at 7 p.m. on Wednesday and doubles stepped in and continued working till 8:30 p.m.
This, however, has not been confirmed.

Thanks HPANA!

Maxime Actress Turns 58

Posted by Ciarán | 07/30/04 1:42 PM | Actors

Frances de la Tour who will be playing the part of Madame Maxime in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire turns 58 today. Happy Birthday!

Jo on Top 50 People in Tolkien History

Posted by Ciarán | 07/30/04 1:36 PM | JK Rowling has a list of the Top 50 people in Tolkien history, compiled in honor of 50th anniversary. J.K. Rowling made #50 and this is what the site said about her:

JK Rowling - I know, some may balk this. But I personally feel she is majorly resposible for making fantasy "cool" again, and bringing literally millions of children to the world of fantasy.

Thanks TLC.

Happy B-day Neville!

Posted by Ciarán | 07/30/04 1:31 PM |

J.K. Rowling has set up a page for Neville Longbottom's birthday here. Happy Birthday Neville!

By the way tomorrow is J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter's birthday!

PoA Receives Two Nominations For Kids Awards

Posted by Ciarán | 07/30/04 6:32 AM | PoA Movie

PoA has been nominated for best game and best movie in the UK Disney Channel Kids Awards. You can vote for PoA by clicking here!

Rowling has cyber magic

Posted by Ciarán | 07/30/04 6:29 AM |

Scotsman - JK Rowling has been crowned queen of the world wide web after her new internet site attracted a staggering 220 million "hits".

The Edinburgh author’s website has proved phenomenally popular since it was launched just eight weeks ago. The home page receives 27.5 million hits on average a week making it the most popular childrens’ site on the internet.

The author’s website will soon have racked up more "hits" than her 260 million book sales over the past seven years.

Ms Rowling used her website,, to let the world know she was pregnant with her third child last weekend.

Ralph Fiennes to Play Voldemort?

Posted by Ciarán | 07/29/04 5:04 PM | GoF Movie

The "rumour" that Ralph Fiennes will play Voldemort in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is becoming a lot more credible according to TLC's "sources".

Coverage of Dan PoA Discussion

Posted by Ciarán | 07/29/04 12:25 PM | Actors

Yesterday Daniel Radcliffe briefly appeared on Fuse Music Channel's "An Amplified Guide to Summer" where he talked about PoA. You can see's footage, screencaps and transcript of the show here.

Tom hits the big time as he lands Harry Potter part

Posted by Ciarán | 07/29/04 11:27 AM | GoF Movie

ic Berkshire - Snap decision to get out of the rain landed one teenager with a part in the latest Harry Potter film.

On the day the production company came scouting for doubles at Windsor Boys' School, Thomas Davy only went into the school hall to get out of the downpour.

Over a year later the 15-year-old has found himself mixing with stars of stage and screen as the double for Neville Longbottom. "I always really wanted to be an actor but never thought it would be a reality" he said. "It's brilliant." (more...)

TRL GoF Special Postponed

Posted by Ciarán | 07/29/04 11:23 AM | GoF Movie

Unfortunately the TRL special that was to air the set report of GoF has been postponed until possibly November, reports TLC.

New Hot Topic HP Items

Posted by Ciarán | 07/29/04 11:17 AM | HP Merchandise

New at Hot Topic are: Harry Potter Something Wicked This Way Comes Watch at $28.99 and Harry Potter Flip Top Shield Watch at $34.99.

Rumour: HBP Out By End of Year

Posted by Ciarán | 07/28/04 5:20 PM | Rumours

A certain Harry Potter fan site is reporting that the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be the end of this year. This is very unlikely. Try not to believe any rumours like this, unless they come from an official source - preferably Jo's site.

HP TV Schedule

Posted by Ciarán | 07/28/04 5:03 PM | General

Here are some upcoming Harry Potter specials on TV:

Tonight, 7pm + 11pm EST
Dan talks about PoA on Fuse Music Channel's "An Amplified Guide to Summer"

Tomorrow, 7am EST
Jo special/biography - "JK Rowling: Harry Potter and Me" - on the Biography channel (I highly recommend this!)

July 30, 5pm EST
First set report of GoF on TRL

Thanks Veritaserum!

Dan Says 'Thanks' For Birthday Present

Posted by Ciarán | 07/28/04 1:25 PM | Actors set up a magazine ("Aced Magazine") for Daniel Radcliffe's birthday, which left him "speechless". He responded to in the following letter:

Dear Jenna

Well, you've done it again - left me speechless with ACED. It is a fantastic magazine and I was completely knocked out by it and the time and effort you have put into it. I love all the reviews and the photos are excellent. By happy coincidence I had just bought the Modest Mouse album which I think is fantastic! I was also stunned to see the fan demographic and as always find it a little difficult to take in the spread of fans around the world when I am working at Leavesden. ACED is a beautifully constructed and imaginative magazine and everyone I have shown it to loves it. It made my 15th birthday very special and I can't wait for the next issue at Christmas. Thank you.



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July 31 | JK Rowling's _ Harry Potter's bdays
August 24 | Rupert Grint's bday
September 19 | Hermione Granger's bday
September 22 | Tom Felton's bday
November 15, 2004 | PoA DVD/VHS release
November 18, 2005 | GoF in Theaters
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