Dan Aykroyd Joins BEHIND THE CANDELABRA; Shirley MacLaine, Robin Williams and Oliver Cooper Star in ALAN STUART; Evanna Lynch Joins MONSTER BUTLER

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Here are today’s casting notes at a glance:

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Evanna Lynch and Mark Williams Talk HARRY POTTER at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando

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With the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 last week, Warner Bros. Home Video invited a number of reporters from around the world to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida to help promote its release.  While there, I got to speak with the cast as well as some of the filmmakers behind one of my favorite films of the year.  Over the past few days I posted my interviews with director David Yates, Rupert Grint, Warwick Davis, Jason Isaacs, and James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley).  Today, I’m happy to bring you my interview with Evanna Lynch and Mark Williams (who play Luna Lovegood and Arthur Weasley).

During the short interview, Lynch and Williams talked about being at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and what impressed them, and they also talked about some deleted scenes that still haven’t been released.  Hit the jump to watch.

Mark Williams (Arthur Weasley) On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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Earlier this year, I got to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when the production was still shooting at Leavesden Studios outside London.  As you might imagine, it was an amazing experience and you can read about it here.  In addition, while on set, I got to participate in group interviews with a lot of the cast.  Here’s Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch and director David Yates.  However, I also spoke to a few other cast members and with the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 getting released next week, it’s time for the rest.

If you’ve watched all the Harry Potter films, you definitely know who Mark Williams is.  That’s because as the father of the Weasley clan, Williams has been in seven of the eight movies.  During the interview, he talked about what it was like having the journey come to an end, what are some of the things he gets to do in the final installments, and a lot more.  Hit the jump for the audio and the transcript:

Evanna Lynch On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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Earlier this year, I got to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when the production was still shooting at Leavesden Studios outside London.  As you might imagine, it was an amazing experience and you can read about it here.  In addition, while on set, I got to participate in group interviews with a lot of the cast.  Here’s Daniel Radcliffe, Warwick Davis, Rupert Grint and director David Yates.

However, I also spoke to a few other cast members and with the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 getting released in a few weeks, it’s time to post the rest of them. Up first is Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood).

During the interview, Lynch talked to us about filming the final instalments, the dance she does with her father, what was her reaction to reading the final book, and she also talks about some of the differences between the movie and the book.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to what she had to say and look for more Harry Potter interviews this week:

New HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS – Part 1 Featurette “Behind the Scenes: Epic Finale’

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A new Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 featurette has been released, and it is fantastic. It cleverly opens with powerful scenes from the earlier movies, and then punctuates the glimpses of the new film with interviews with director David Yates, Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). This featurette focuses on the large scale of the film, and how powerful a finale it will be. With the film’s release only a few weeks away, this featurette is eye-catching, engaging, and should definitely peak interest. No matter how you felt about the first six films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is looking like it will be quite a ride. For the featurette and more, hit after the jump.

Daniel Radcliffe On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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Daniel Radcliffe could easily be a diva.  After all, Radcliffe is twenty-one, a multi-millionaire, and he’s famous in every corner of the globe because director Chris Columbus cast him as Harry Potter almost ten years ago.

But he’s not a diva.  In fact, he’s as far from that label as possible.  Here’s an example of who Radcliffe is:  While on the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows earlier this year outside London, I was waiting with a few other online reporters for Radcliffe to arrive for an interview.  He was running a bit late (he is in almost every shot of the movie!) and when he finally showed up, he had run to meet us and after catching his breath, he apologized because he felt bad for making us wait.  I’ve done a lot of set visits when someone is running late, but I’ve never seen the main star run to do an interview and then apologize.  But that’s who Radcliffe is.

During the interview, Radcliffe talked about the final installment and what it meant to him, is he comfortable being known as Harry Potter for the rest of his life, what was his reaction to reading The Deathly Hallows for the first time, and so much more.  Hit the jump to either read or listen to what he had to say:

Director David Yates On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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While many great books have been made into successful movies, more often than not, movie adaptations of popular books meet with fan scorn.  After all, a book has the time to tell its story, while a movie has two hours to do everything.  That usually means the fans leave the theater disappointed, because no matter how great a movie is, fans often feel like the movie is missing something important.

That’s why it’s so amazing to watch what director David Yates has done with the Harry Potter franchise.  Because as the director of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince, he’s made movies that have been embraced by both the critics and fans.   It really is quite an accomplishment.

As most of you know, Yates is helming the final two installments of Harry Potter, as Warner Bros. decided to break up Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows into two films.  A few months ago, I got to visit the set of Deathly Hallows while production was still underway at Leevesdone Studios outside London. During a break in shooting, I was able to participate in a roundtable interview with Yates. During the interview, Yates talked about how shooting had been going, how he has added some new scenes into the story that weren’t in the book, his thoughts WB converting the movie into a 3D release, and a lot more.  If you’re a fan of the Harry Potter franchise, you’re going to love hearing what he had to say:

Rupert Grint On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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A few months ago, I got to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when the production was still shooting at Leavesden Studios outside London.  As you might imagine, it was an amazing experience which you can read about here.

While on set I got to participate in group interviews with a lot of the cast, and the first one we spoke to was Rupert Grint.  In fact, we had barely sat down after getting off the bus when Grint (Ron Weasley) walked in to talk to us.  Thankfully, since everyone on the set visit was a fan of Harry Potter and we’d all read the books, we were able to jump right in with questions about The Deathly Hallows.  Like the rest fo the cast I spoke to that day, Grint was extremely nice, very down to Earth, and you’d never know he was one of the stars of the biggest franchise of all time.

During the interview Grint talked about growing up on screen, what he might take home from set, filming two films at once, and so much more.  You can either read or listen to what he had to say after the jump:

Warwick Davis On Set Interview HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS

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A few months ago, I got to visit the set of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows when the production was still shooting at Leavesden Studios outside London.  As you might imagine, it was an amazing experience which you can read about here.

While on set I got to participate in group interviews with a lot of the cast.  Even though getting to speak to Danielle Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) was very cool, I’ll admit that getting to interview Warwick Davis was on the same level.  That’s because, like you, I grew up watching Davis in films like Return of the Jedi (he plays Wicket the Ewok) and Willow, so I was thrilled to be able to ask him some questions.

If you’re not aware, Davis plays Professor Filius Flitwick in the movies, and in The Deathly Hallows, he also plays Griphook.  If you’ve read The Deathly Hallows, you know Griphook plays a very important part in the final installments.  During the interview, Davis talked about the challenges of playing two characters at the same time, what it’s like being in all the Harry Potter movies, some memorable experiences, and so much more.  You can either read or listen to what he had to say after the jump:

Collider Goes to Hogwarts! Read About Our HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS Set Visit

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I’m standing in the Great Hall at Hogwarts.  I see Snape positioned where Dumbledore used to stand at the top of the steps.  As the new Headmaster, Snape is addressing a room full of students.  He’s telling them that anyone who knows the whereabouts of Harry Potter – whether it be student or faculty – needs to come forward with any information or the punishment will be severe.  Snape continues with the news that the school has the best magic protection and Harry Potter will not be able to enter the grounds.  The former potions teacher walks among the students, looking at them, his gaze intense and his dialogue slow and methodical.  He’s clearly hoping someone will tell him something.  As he finishes saying his last line he looks up because he hears the voice of Harry Potter saying, “I don’t think the protection was good enough.”  All the students turn, looking shocked.  Harry Potter has returned to Hogwarts.

The next day, I’m currently sitting on a plane, flying back from  London.  Yesterday was March 23, 2010 and I was standing in a place I’ve only seen in the movies, as I was one of the lucky online journalists invited to Leavesden Studios outside London to visit the set of the last Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  As a huge fan of the books and the movies, getting to stand in the Great Hall and Dumbledore’s office was a huge thrill and something I will remember forever.  But while getting to see those sets was amazing, we did so much more.  Hit the jump and read my full report.

Watch the Trailer for the HARRY POTTER Ultimate Editions – Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets

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Last month, rumors began to surface that Warner Bros. was going to release ultimate editions of the first two “Harry Potter” movies. While no one was sure if it would be theatrical or on home video, today WB officially announced the titles and they are home video releases.

So to help promote the December 8th release, WB has cut a new trailer which details what you can expect to see on the DVD’s and Blu-rays and if you’re a fan of the “Harry Potter” franchise, I’m sorry to say…you’ll be double dipping this holiday season. Watch the trailer and read about the extras after the jump:

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