Tag Archive: Pottermore


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2028178/Daniel-Radcliffe-love-Rosie-Coker-Harry-Potter-star-Rosanne-marry.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is
reportedly ready to ask his secret girlfriend to marry him.

The Woman In Black star, who has been dating
production assistant Rosanne Coker in secret for the past year after meeting on
the set of ‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ in 2007, is allegedly trying
to conjure up the courage to propose to her.

Rosanne, 22, and Daniel are said to have a lot
of fun together and have already met each others prospective
in-laws.

Muggles in love: Daniel Radcliffe and his girlfriend Rosanne Coker spend some quality time in New York earlier this week

Rosanne’s father Malcolm – who runs his own
painting business – said he was thrilled with the romance because Daniel is a
‘lovely’ guy.

He told the Daily Mail: ‘I don’t want to say
too much really as they would really prefer to keep things
quiet.

‘But Rosanne has worked on the last three
‘Harry Potter’ films, so she and Daniel have known each other quite a long time.

‘But they have been going out for just over a
year now. I have met Daniel and he is a lovely guy.

‘I’m just really happy for Rosanne and as long
as she is happy that is all that matters to me.’

According to the Sun, film chiefs worried
about 22-year-old Daniel’s image as a clean-cut school boy wizard and forced him
to keep his relationship quiet until the final Harry Potter film was
done.

Daniel has previously dated Irish actress
Laura O’Toole and was recently linked to Olive
Uniacke.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2028178/Daniel-Radcliffe-love-Rosie-Coker-Harry-Potter-star-Rosanne-marry.html#ixzz1Va4Oykkr

Advertisements

Daniel Radcliffe

Is Daniel Radcliffe already ready to marry his girlfriend
Roseanne Coker?

The identity of his mystery woman was just recently revealed to the public,
but evidently Dan knows her well enough to want to walk down the aisle with
her.

The actor met Roseanne Coker on the set of Harry Potter and the Half
Blood Prince
, and the two have been dating secretly for a year. So while it
might be shocking to the public for Dan to get engaged to the cute brunette,
they’ve actually been together quite a long time by Hollywood standards. After
all, celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, and Nikki Reed
didn’t wait long to get engaged — none of them were together for anything close
to a year before deciding to get married.

There’s just one tiny problem with Daniel Radcliffe’s desire to marry Roseanne
Coker — he allegedly hasn’t mustered up the courage to ask her to marry him
yet. And keep in mind that the news of Dan’s planned proposal comes from “a source,” so it
could turn out to be one of the many false relationship rumors that popular
young stars like Dan have to deal with on a daily basis.

However, he and Roseanne have reportedly already met the in-laws, and
everyone gets on together just fine. So maybe she will end up being the one and
Daniel will become the first young Harry Potter star to get hitched. But if the
proposal rumors prove to be false and Daniel Radcliffe doesn’t plan on walking
down the aisle with a woman in white anytime soon, at least he gets some free
publicity for his movie The Woman in Black out of the tabloid
story.

Photo Source: Flickr

//

Emma Watson Takes It Off, Then Covers Up – with a Puppy | Emma Watsonhttp://www.peoplepets.com/people/pets/article/0,,20518728,00.html

After shedding her long-running role as Hermione in the Harry Potter franchise, Emma Watson has chopped off her long locks, embraced her inner fashionista – and now, she’s even gone nude. Sort of.

For the August issue of i-D magazine, the actress bared almost all, posing in a sunny garden wearing nothing but a pearly collar and shimmering gold jacket. While the photo hints at what lies beneath, Watson coyly covered up with the help of a strategically placed Yorkshire terrier.

The dog, dangled over Watson’s lap, looks less than pleased with the job at hand, but appears to have acted professionally in spite of it all.

Daniel Radcliffe, Girlfriendhttp://www.eonline.com/news/five_things_weve_learned_about_daniel/259055

After photos of Daniel Radcliffe and his new lady in strolling the streets in New York  City hit the Internet, all we wanted to know was who is she?!

And now we have some answers!

So if you’re dying to know who this pretty brunette (who can pull off wearing  leggings with flip-flops quite well) in lavender is…here you go:

MORE: Daniel Radcliffe Debuts Mystery Girlfriend in  NYC

1. She Has a Name: We can finally identify the 22-year-old  by something other than her hair color or wardrobe. She is Rosanne  Coker, but friends call her Rose.

2. Potter Love: It would be weird if Radcliffe  dated a girl that wasn’t into Harry Potter (well, we think it would  be), but that isn’t an issue here. The duo met on the set of Harry Potter  and the Half-Blood Prince in 2007 when Coker worked as a production’s  assistant. And that was just the beginning. Radcliffe and Coker also worked on  the last two H.P. films together and his latest project, The Woman in Black.

3. Creative Genes: Rose’s father is the owner of a painting  and decorating business, while her mother designs birthday cards. And the apple  doesn’t fall from the tree, because Miss Coker is a painter herself!

4. Travel Bug: Since the beginning of their relationship a  year ago, the actor’s love interest has been splitting her time between his NYC  apartment and her family’s close-to $660,000 home in Surrey, England.

5. Daddy Approves: Danny boy has already met the family, but  don’t rush off thinking there’s a wedding in store. However, if there was, he’d  get Mr. Coker’s blessing. “I have met Daniel and he is a lovely guy. I’m just  really happy for Rosanne and as long as she is happy that is all that matters to  me,” he tells the Daily Mail. “No other parent would ask any more. I  know it’s not a normal life they live. But they have a lot of fun together and  at their age, what more could you ask? Who knows where it is going to lead?”

Read more: http://www.eonline.com/news/five_things_weve_learned_about_daniel/259055#ixzz1VVhw4b3f

Who Is Daniel Radcliffe's New Girlfriend?http://movies.yahoo.com/news/daniel-radcliffes-girlfriend-180736794.html?nc

Harry Potter and the Mysterious New Girlfriend!

 

On Wednesday, Daniel Radcliffe was photographed in NYC taking a stroll — holding hands with a pretty young brunette.

PHOTOS: How the Harry Potter stars have grown up

So far, the identity of his new gal pal (wearing a loose purple tank top and leggings with her hair held back) has not yet been divulged.

The rather private Harry Potter star, 22, left a clue about a new love in his life during a July interview with Larry King on CNN. “I’ve got a girlfriend at the moment, who I am very much in love with,” the British star teased. “So, you know, we’ll see where that goes.”

Last summer, Radcliffe was said to be dating Olive Uniacke — the stepdaughter of a Harry Potter saga producer.

PHOTOS: Who is his celeb lookalike?

What kind of woman does Radcliffe favor? “Girls my own age are not really an option,” he said in 2009. “I find, generally speaking, they have to be entertained more than older girls do.”

Get more Us! Follow us on Twitter, Friend us on Facebook, Subscribe to Us Weekly

LONDON (AP) — For years, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and her family had honored a French ancestor who they believed was a World War I war hero.

But the best-selling author has now discovered that her family had been mistaken about the true identity of her great-grandfather.

Rowling, 46, has recorded a television program with the BBC that shows her coming to terms with the revelation that her family had confused Louis Volant, a war hero awarded with the Legion d’honneur for his bravery during the Battle of Verdun, with her real great-grandfather, who had the same name and also fought for France.

Rowling told the BBC magazine published Tuesday Radio Times that the experience was an upsetting and emotional one. She said taking part in her genealogy research made her so emotional that she cried several times.

“There were a lot of big surprises, some wonderful, and one rather upsetting,” she said in an interview.

“However, I went into the program wanting the truth, no matter what it was, because I knew so little about my French ancestry, and I don’t regret a moment of it. I loved the whole experience,” she added.

When Rowling was awarded the Legion d’honneur for her services to literature in 2009, she described her pride being the second winner of the honor in the family, and how her accomplishments could not compare to the bravery of her ancestor and men like him.

She said that she has undertook the project because her mother Anne Volant, who died in 1990, was very interested in her French roots but never got the chance to explore them.

“A huge motivation in looking into my family history is my mother. It’s very much bound up in that loss,” she said.

The BBC show, called “Who Do You Think You Are?” will be broadcast later this month.

http://news.yahoo.com/j-k-rowling-uncovers-french-roots-tv-show-230214568.html

In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Daniel Radcliffe is shown in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures)In this film publicity image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, from left, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe are shown in a scene from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Jaap Buitendijk)http://news.yahoo.com/potter-takes-down-batman-168-6m-weekend-154438653.html

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The boy wizard has vanquished the dark knight and a band of pirates with a record-setting magic act at both the domestic and international box office.

Warner Bros. estimates that “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” took in $168.6 million domestically from Friday to Sunday. That beats the previous best opening weekend of $158.4 million, also held by Warner Bros. for 2008’s Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”

Overseas, the film added $307 million in 59 countries since it began rolling out Wednesday, topping the previous best international debut of $260.4 million set in May by Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”

International results for “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” included record openings in Great Britain at $36.6 million and Australia at $26.7 million, according to Warner Bros.

Worldwide, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” topped $475 million in a matter of days, putting it on course to become the franchise’s first billion-dollar worldwide hit.

“This will be the biggest ‘Harry Potter’ by far,” said Dan Fellman, head of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. “A billion dollars is definitely going to happen.”

The current franchise high is $974.8 million worldwide for the first film, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” 10 years ago.

“Deathly Hallows: Part 2” does have the advantage of 3-D screenings, which cost a few dollars more than 2-D shows. Because of the higher 3-D price, plus regular inflation, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” sold fewer tickets but took in more money than “The Dark Knight” over opening weekend.

Overall domestic revenue for the weekend totaled $263 million, a record for a non-holiday weekend, according to box-office tracker Hollywood.com.

The “Harry Potter” finale also set a record for best opening day domestically Friday with $92.1 million, nearly $20 million ahead of the previous high for “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” two years ago.

Other records for “Deathly Hallows: Part 2”: best domestic gross for debut midnight shows at $43.5 million, topping the $30 million for last year’s “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”; best domestic opening in huge-screen IMAX theaters with $15.5 million, surpassing the $12.2 million for last year’s “Alice in Wonderland”; and best worldwide IMAX debut with $23.5 million, beating the $20.4 million for “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” two weeks ago.

“This is just really a monumental event,” said Hollywood.com analyst Paul Dergarabedian. “The 3-D component, plus the IMAX, plus it being the last ‘Harry Potter,’ it was just this convergence of things that created this incredible record.”

Paramount’s third “Transformers” blockbuster, which had been No. 1 the previous two weekends, slipped to second-place with $21.3 million domestically. It remains the year’s top domestic hit with $302.8 million.

The latest “Transformers” added $39 million overseas, bringing its international haul to $460 million and worldwide total to $762.8 million. Among this year’s releases, that’s second only to “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” at $1.03 billion.

The weekend’s other new wide release, Disney’s animated family flick “Winnie the Pooh,” got swamped by “Harry Potter” mania. A return to the hand-drawn animation style of earlier adaptations of A.A. Milne’s beloved storybook characters, “Winnie the Pooh” pulled in just $8 million domestically, finishing at No. 6.

“Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is the eighth and final film adapted from J.K. Rowling’s seven novels about the young wizard’s indoctrination into a secret world of sorcery and his epic battles with evil conjurer Voldemort.

Cast more than a decade ago at ages 10 and 11 as Harry and his pals Hermione and Ron, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint became instant celebrities. They grew up on screen, maturing from inexperienced children to adult actors whose earnest performances contributed to glowing reviews from critics for the finale.

The three now are moving on to adult roles, including Radcliffe’s stint on Broadway in the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

“It’s just a great way to exit, with the class and style that J.K. Rowling wrote into these stories,” Fellman said. “It comes to an end, as all goods thing do. When you have the opportunity to be a part of that, to work on all eight movies over 10 years, to see the kids, meeting them for the first time when they’re 10 and 11, and just now going to see Daniel Radcliffe at 22 years old in ‘How to Succeed in Business’ on Broadway. There’s a bittersweet part of it.”

The first “Harry Potter” film shown in 3-D, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” continued a downward trend for domestic revenues derived from the 3-D format.

Some earlier hits took in 70 percent or more of their domestic cash from 3-D shows. But “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” did just 43 percent of its domestic business in 3-D, with most fans choosing cheaper 2-D tickets.

That still means a healthy $72.5 million in domestic revenue from 3-D screenings, but it also shows that American audiences have lost much of their fervor for seeing movies in three dimensions.

Overseas audiences remain eager for it, with 3-D tickets accounting for 61 percent of international income on “Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

Woody Allen hit a milestone as his romance “Midnight in Paris” pulled in $1.9 million to raise its domestic total to $41.8 million, a personal revenue record for the filmmaker. The Sony Pictures Classics release beat Allen’s previous high of $40.1 million for 1986’s “Hannah and Her Sisters.”

Factoring in today’s higher admission prices, “Hannah and Her Sisters” and other earlier Allen hits such as “Annie Hall” sold far more tickets than “Midnight in Paris.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Hollywood.com. Where available, latest international numbers are also included. Final domestic figures will be released Monday.

1. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” $168.6 million ($307 million international).

2. “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” $21.3 million ($39 million international).

3. “Horrible Bosses,” $17.6 million.

4. “Zookeeper,” $12.3 million.

5. “Cars 2,” $8.3 million ($12.4 million international).

6. “Winnie the Pooh,” $8 million.

7. “Bad Teacher,” $5.2 million.

8. “Larry Crowne,” $2.6 million.

9. “Super 8,” $1.92 million.

10. “Midnight in Paris,” $1.9 million.

___

Online:

http://www.hollywood.com/boxoffice

___

 

 

 

I just return home from seeing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part two. I must say it was the best out of all the movies. The audince clapped when Molly Weasley killed Bellatrix Lestrange, cheer when Nagini, and did the same at the end of the movie. It was really cool the way Voldemort’s death scene was.(you’re going to have to see the movie to find out). It was also very sad because some of m favorite charaters died in this movie, but other than that it was a very good movie and I hope ya’ll see it. bye

http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/the-projector/backstory-trying-harry-potter-finale-153017152.html

“It all ends” is the tagline for “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2,” an ominous, exciting way to signal that this 10-year film franchise, which has grossed more than $6 billion worldwide, will finally be drawing to a close. So you can imagine there was a certain amount of pressure to make sure that the final installment, which opens Friday, ends in just the right way. No wonder, then, that “Part 2’s” final moments have been the source of a lot of anxiety — both for filmmakers and for fans. That it’s all been ridiculously overblown is, in a weird way, a testament to how much this series has meant to people.

 

(We should probably say right here that this post is going to be heavy with Spoilers. So if you don’t want to know what happens at the end of “Part 2,” avert your eyes now. OK, we warned you: Spoiler Alert.)

“Part 2” ends the same way as J.K. Rowling’s book does, with an epilogue 19 years in the future where we see Harry Potter (played by Daniel Radcliffe), Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint), and Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) as adults as they send their kids off to Hogwarts from King’s Cross Station. Simple, direct, poignant: Easy enough, right? Apparently not.

The trouble started when unauthorized photographers sneaked onto the set and took photos of the cast during shooting of the epilogue. When the photos hit the web in May 2010, online commenters were less than kind, mocking the actors’ old-age makeup and even snarkily comparing the 30-something Potter to a “middle-aged lesbian.” Then came news later in the year that the filmmakers were going to reshoot the epilogue over Christmas, with Radcliffe insisting it was because of the rushed circumstances of the original shoot:

“I think we made it very hard on ourselves because we shot it at King’s  Cross for real. And this time we’ll be shooting it at Leavesden on set.  To have to rush that sequence and it’s an important sequence, is not  something any of us want to do.”

Still, the impression remained that the reshoots were the result of the bad makeup — so much so that “Part 2” director David Yates (who helmed the final four installments) was forced to go into more detail with Entertainment Weekly three months ago to convince the Potter faithful that the ending of their beloved franchise wasn’t going to be a total disaster:

“I didn’t want older actors,” says Yates. “If you spent seven movies  with these guys, you know these kids, and you want to end with them. We  ended up with a scene that for all sorts of reasons, not just the  make-up, just didn’t work. I asked the studio to have a second pop at  it, with a very simple solution — simple make-up, which may be enhanced  slightly with special effects — that’s really charming.”

Of course, Yates can’t win: The more he tries to assure people that the reshot ending is no big deal, the more people will worry that it must really be a big deal. Otherwise, why would they be spending so much time talking about it? (Being the director of a major studio blockbuster must be akin to having the same painful headache for about nine months straight.)

Reshoots are nothing new, with movies like the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy having to do them to fix sequences that don’t quite work. If you’ve got the time and resources, why wouldn’t you? But the moviegoing public tends to hear the word “reshoot” and substitutes it with “troubled production.” Well, everyone should probably calm down: The reviews for “The Deathly Hallows – Part 2” have been ecstatic, with many critics calling it a more than satisfying conclusion to the series. And while such things are subjective, we actually thought that the so-called “controversial” epilogue is perfectly fine. If anything, people will probably complain that Radcliffe, Grint and Watson almost look a little too young in it. There’s no pleasing some folks.

Harry Potter and the Twice Shot Ending: Behind the scenes of ‘Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows — Part 2’ [Inside Movies/Entertainment Weekly]

 

 

 

Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling poses for photographers during the launch of her new project www.pottermore.com in London.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/27/2289455/rowling-creates-website-for-her.h

Associated Press

 

            Author J.K. Rowling has joined the 21st century on her own  special terms. One of the world’s most famous digital holdouts, Rowling will  sell e-book editions of her iconic  Harry Potter  series exclusively on a new, interactive website.

Tom Turcan, chief operating officer of http://www.pottermore.com, says Rowling wants “to make the books available to everybody, not to make them available only to  people who own a particular set of devices, or tethered to a particular set of  platforms.”

During a press conference in London last week, Rowling cited the special bond  she has had with fans online and said she was “phenomenally lucky in that I have  the resources to do it myself and therefore I got to do it, I think, right.”

E-books have jumped from less than 1 percent of total sales four years ago to  more than 20 percent. Children’s books are catching up as the Kindle, Nook and  other devices become cheaper and touch-screen readers such as the Nook and the  iPad enable illustrated stories to be available in digital form.

Pottermore is far more than a retail outlet. The site lets fans shop for  wands in Diagon Alley, travel to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from  the imaginary Platform 9 3/4 at London’s King’s Cross train station and be  assigned to Hogwarts houses by the Sorting Hat.

The website, which launches with a beta version July 31, also features 18,000  words of new Potter material from Rowling, who said it will have “information I  have been hoarding for years” about the books’ characters and settings. “I go  into ridiculous detail about wand woods.”

The e-books become available in October, with Rowling’s longtime publishers,  Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States,  sharing revenues.

 

 

 

 

%d bloggers like this: