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Nov13

J.K. Rowling's Birthday Book Excerpt & Illustration

J.K Rowling wrote an excerpt for The Birthday Book, which commemorates the 60th birthday of the Prince of Wales with proceeds benefitting the The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts. An excerpt can be viewed here. An accompanying illustration from Quentin Blake of Harry in the forest can be seen here.

Below are JKR's thoughts on the scene in The Forest Again chapter from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

I admit that, at first glance, the extract I've chosen for The Birthday Book might not seem particularly celebratory, given that it has for its subject my hero walking to what he believes will be certain death. But when Harry takes his last, long walk into the heart of the Dark Forest, he is choosing to accept a burden that fell on him when still a tiny child, in spite of the fact that he never sought the role for which he has been cast, never wanted the scar with which he has been marked. As his mentor, Albus Dumbledore, has tried to make clear to Harry, he could have refused to follow the path marked out for him. In spite of the weight of opinion and expectation that singles him out as the "Chosen One", it is Harry's own will that takes him into the Forest to meet Voldemort, prepared to suffer the fate that he escaped sixteen years before.

The destinies of wizards and princes might seem more certain than those carved out for the rest of us, yet we all have to choose the manner in which we meet life: whether to live up (or down) to the expectations placed upon us; whether to act selfishly, or for the common good; whether to steer the course of our lives ourselves, or to allow ourselves to be buffeted around by chance and circumstance. Birthdays are often moments for reflection, moments when we pause, look around, and take stock of where we are; children gleefully contemplate how far they have come, whereas adults look forwards into the trees, wondering how much further they have to go. This extract from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is my favourite part of the seventh book; it might even be my favourite part of the entire series, and in it, Harry demonstrates his truly heroic nature, because he overcomes his own terror to protect the people he loves from death, and the whole of his society from tyranny.

Source: The Leaky Cauldron

~Laurie

 
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Nov13

Video - Devon Murray on Podge & Rodge Show

Devon Murray (Seamus Finnigan) was a guest on The Podge & Rodge show recently and spoke about his role in the Harry Potter movies.Â

Two photos can be seen here.

The programme can be seen here (within Ireland).

Thanks to SS for the tip!

->Stefan<-

 
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Nov13

Photos - Daniel Radcliffe Displays Original Equus Props

Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) along with other Equus co-stars displayed props from the original 1974 production of Equus at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York and photos are now online.

You can see the images here!

Thanks, Snitch Seeker

~Laurie

 

 
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Nov13

In the Mind's Eye with James & Oliver Phelps

James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) took part in a short film project with the University of Bedfordshire called, In the Mind’s Eye.

“The story features a character Stanley who goes on a journey through some of the ideas of Plato with the assistance of his reflection, Stanley Too. The twins play the same character, one acting as the real Stanley and the other as the reflection”, [video lecturer Joanna Callaghan] explains.

Photos can be seen here!

Thanks, SS!

~Laurie

 
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Nov13

Videos - Tom Felton Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie

ITN has a new interview with Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), where he talks about his recent appearance on Jack Osbourne: Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie.

You can see it here!

And video of Tom's appearance on Jack Osbourne: Celebrity Adrenaline Junkie is now online - you can see it by clicking the "Read More" button below!

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