Dumbledore's Army Marches On
How exciting! Here are the very first look stills for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. More pictures in the gallery including Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge, Emma Thompson as Sybil Trelawney, Maggie Smith as Minerva Mcgonagall, and David Bradley as Argus Filch. Here’s an excerpt from yesterday’s Newsweek:
Harry Potter might lose one of its stars. The fifth film in the series, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is currently filming at Leavesden Studios north of London. Negotiations to lock in Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) for the final two films are in the preliminary stages, and while the boys are likely to commit, Watson, 16, is unsure. “I don’t know yet,” she told Newsweek near the set of 12 Grimmauld Place, secret headquarters of the Order of the Phoenix. “Every film is such a huge production, and it’s a long time.” Saying yes would mean she’d be playing the studious Hermione until she’s 20. Watson scored near-perfect grades on her national exams. College must be on her mind, not to mention a career, and she’s not sure acting is in the cards. “Daniel and Rupert seem so sure,” she says, and looks sincerely plagued that she isn’t. “I love to perform, and there are so many things I love doing.” Pause. “Maybe that sounds ungrateful. I’ve been given such an amazing opportunity, but I’ll just have to go with the flow.”
Top row (L-R): James Phelps as Fred Weasley, Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom, Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood, William Melling as Nigel, and Alfred Enoch as Dean Thomas.
Bottom row (L-R): Ryan Nelson as Slightly Creepy Boy, Nick Shrim as Somewhat Doubtful Boy, Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley, Shefali Chowdhury as Parvati Patil, Oliver Phelps as George Weasley, Afshan Azad as Padma Patil, and Katie Leung as Cho Chang.