Actor Tom Felton has given a new interview to the Press Association where he reflects back on landing the part of Draco Malfoy for the Harry Potter films. He said that he originally wanted to play the part of the boy who lived, but ended up with the part of his nemisis. "I went for Harry for about five times and then Ron for a couple more and ended up dying my hair blond for Draco. I had my hair dyed brown, ginger and then blond and finally they got it right. "I know Chris Columbus (director) was very keen I think to use me in the film but didn't quite know where to place me so to speak, so I am glad he found a place. I don't know what he saw in me as an 11-year-old, I can't see how I could be evil, but I am very glad he gave me the part of Draco definitely."With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince due out shortly in theaters July 15, Tom also gave some thoughts on the last movie, as filming for the final installment in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, is well underway: "It's a sad thought and an exciting one at the same time - I think we're all a little bit anxious about it being the last one but at the same time very excited to see what's going to come for all of us."He added: "I have endless memories. To pick out one is an endless task, but collectively the seven years have been a huge, huge experience for me and a great learning experience and I've met some great friends and it's been too good to be true."
The Trio, Luna and Griphook arrive wounded on the beach outside Shell Cottage. In these photos you can see Dan Radcliffe as Harry as he immediately arrives, as Ron (Rupert Grint) helping a wounded Hermione, and they then go over to a still prone Harry as Griphook walks around, still clutching his sword. Bill Weasley (Domhnall Gleeson) rushes over to see the scene as he is joined by Luna (Evanna Lynch). Also noteworthy is this of Evanna and Domhnall walking with the waves crashing behind them on the windy beach. More of Rupert, Dan and Rupert waiting as they prepare the sand for filming are available. Also of note is this of the fleet of WB prop and equipment trucks lined up in a row, looming over Shell Cottage below,with the photo of the crew tidying up around the cottage as cattle and sheep graze in the hills behind them.
Several updates to catch up on regarding the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. First thanks to Orkim from Portkey for owling saying the British Board of Film Classification has updated their website again today regarding two possible new trailers. Both received a "12A" classification, meaning they are appropriate for those 12 and older. One of the ratings was for a trailer labeled "IMAX" and runs 1 minute 56 seconds. The second HBP trailer runs 1 minute 34 seconds. We have no idea when these trailers will be released, if they are solely for UK audiences, or when they might be online; updates will follow of course when we can.
Second, readers Michael and Peter owled to say Amazon.com has now changed the release date of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soundtrack to July 14. As we reported earlier, and still noted via the online retailer site, the CD was to be originally released July 7
Attention Apple fans! Variety is reporting that there will be a new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince application released later this year. The article states Warner Bros are "positioning itself as a major distributor of applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch." The piece continues:The studio's first app was the "The Dark Knight: Batmobile" game tied to the December DVD release. This year, it put out the "Watchmen: Justice is Coming" street brawler game app, which all purchasers play together. The game runs in real time, so, for example, when a character is punched by one player, other players immediately see the bruise. Days before "Terminator Salvation" hit theaters, Warner released a graphic novel app to get fans caught up with the latest "Terminator." Next up are apps tied to Harry Potter and Sherlock Holmes."No word on when the application will be available, and we will update once it has been released.
As we are nearly a month away from its release date, EA has released another trailer for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince video game. Seen here via IGN, you can watch the lovely "Magical Fights" trailer that has several new scenes and locations from the HBP video game, which will be released in the US on June 30th.