The Magic of Harry Potter Will Tour Around the UK in June

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Monday, June 8, 2009

LONDON - To celebrate the forthcoming release of HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE, the sixth instalment in the Harry Potter series, Warner Bros. Pictures have created a magical moving tour which will visit various UK destinations between the 13th and 22nd June 2009 (full list of destinations below).

Entrance to the tour will be for competition winners only. The winners will walk through the Harry Potter experience and have the chance to see a selection of the original production sets, some of the iconic costumes as worn by Harry Potter and Dumbledore and props that will include an original Firebolt broomstick.

All winners will have the opportunity to perform a spell “on-camera” and this will be entered into a competition to win the ultimate prize. One lucky winner will have an unforgettable film experience: They will win the chance to visit Leavesden Studios in England to see the Harry Potter sets and a chance to appear in one of the final Harry Potter films.

Warner Bros. Pictures UK are working with EA, MSN, SKY and Global Radio who will be running the competitions to win tickets to go on the magical tour in each different venue and have the opportunity to experience a first hand view of the world of a Harry Potter film set.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the video game from Electronic Arts will also be available to play on on-board. Competition winners will be able to enjoy a sneak preview of the new game which will be in stores from July this year.

All winners will also leave the tour with a souvenir photo of themselves.

In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort’s defenses and, to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague, the well-connected and unsuspecting bon vivant Professor Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information.

Meanwhile, the students are under attack from a very different adversary as teenage hormones rage across the ramparts. Harry finds himself more and more drawn to Ginny, but so is Dean Thomas. And Lavender Brown has decided that Ron is the one for her, only she hadn’t counted on Romilda Vane’s chocolates! And then there’s Hermione, simmering with jealousy but determined not to show her feelings. As romance blossoms, one student remains aloof. He is determined to make his mark, albeit a dark one. Love is in the air, but tragedy lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.

David Yates, who directed the 2007 summer blockbuster “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” returned to direct “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” David Heyman, the producer of all of the Harry Potter films, is producing the film, together with David Barron. Screenwriter Steve Kloves, who scripted the first four installments of the film franchise, adapted the screenplay based on the book by J.K. Rowling.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Heyday Films production, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the much-anticipated sixth installment of the Warner Bros. Pictures Harry Potter film franchise based on the beloved novels by J.K. Rowling. Once again heading the cast, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson reprise their roles as young wizards Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, who are facing new challenges and dangers in the wake of Lord Voldemort’s return. They are reunited with returning Harry Potter cast members, including Helena Bonham Carter, David Bradley, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Tom Felton, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, Natalia Tena, Julie Walters and David Thewlis, as well as Evanna Lynch, Matthew Lewis and Bonnie Wright.

Two award-winning actors joined the film’s all-star cast in their first Harry Potter film. Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (”Iris,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) plays Potions Professor Horace Slughorn. Helen McCrory (”Becoming Jane,” “The Queen”) plays Narcissa Malfoy, mother to Draco Malfoy and sister to the evil Bellatrix Lestrange.

Additionally, several young newcomers are making their feature film debuts in “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” Jessie Cave won the role of Lavender Brown, who has eyes for Ron Weasley. Nine-year-old Hero Fiennes Tiffin is seen in the role of the young Tom Riddle at age 11, while 16-year-old Frank Dillane plays the teenage Riddle, who is already on the path to becoming the evil Lord Voldemort.


Truck Tour UK Dates: June 13 Sat Edinburgh June 14 Sun Travel June 15 Mon Manchester June 16 Tue Birmingham June 17 Wed Travel June 18 Thurs Leicester Square (ticketed) June 19 Fri Leicester Square (ticketed and Warner Bros. Staff) June 20 Sat West End Live - Leicester Square (open to public/no recording) June 21 Sun West End Live - Leicester Square (open to public/no recording) June 22 Mon London - Sydenham

How to Win Tickets:


Details can be found online in the Movies and Entertainment channels within

Competition winners will be selected on Wednesday, 10 June 2009


*Radio promotions for Edinburgh and Manchester ran last weekend (Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 June) on Galaxy FM Scotland and Galaxy Manchester Breakfast shows;

*Radio promotions are running on Heart FM Drivetime shows: Midlands (Monday, 8 - Friday, 12 June); London (Monday, 15 - Thursday, 18 June) and Kent (Monday, 15 - Friday, 19 June)

*Continuing opportunities to win tickets for all locations are also provided online at and


Details can be found within the Sky Movies channel at

About Electronic Arts

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For more information about the HP Truck Tour, please contact: Wendy Kidd Tel +44(0)7970-861-489 For more information about HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE please contact: Louisa Radcliffe / Stuart Gurr / Tel: +44(0)207-984-5000

Source: Warner Bros Entertainment UK Ltd

For more information about the HP Truck Tour, please contact: Wendy Kidd, wendykidd at, Tel +44(0)7970-861-489. For more information about HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF BLOOD PRINCE please contact: Louisa Radcliffe / Stuart Gurr, Louisa.radcliffe at / Stuart.gurr at, Tel: +44(0)207-984-5000


June 11, 2009: 12:24 am

J.K. Rowling has said that she doesn’t promote witchcraft in Harry Potter books. J.K. Rowling has also said that she doesn’t believe in witchcraft “in the sense” how critics say, and that she doesn’t “believe in magic in the way” how she has described magic in her books. Does she believe then witchcraft and magic in other ways and why she has very accurately written about witchcraft and magic? It seems that she knows very much about those things. J.K. Rowling has also said that she has researched mythology, folklore and occult beliefs (pagan religions, celtic religions, druids religions, witchcraft, and satanism) in order to write her books. She knows also that majority of the spells, which are used in her Harry Potter books are used in real life, in witchcraft and occultism. It is very obvious that she knows what she has been doing as writing her books. J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books are stories about evil, not about good things. Those books are not harmless fiction, but tell for real evil witchcraft with magic spells and other evil things. Rowling has not written Harry Potter books merely by using fiction, but has used precise and accurate knowledge of occultism and her Potter books are not thus only a fiction, but based also to real evil.

J.K. Rowling has said that she is a Christian, and that she believes to God. Why Christian who believe in God write books, which emphasize witchcraft and sorcery and occultism? I think that she thinks that she believes, but actually she doesn’t believe as it has been written in the Bible. Because he/she who really believe to God and the Bible don’t write a book saying that there is good and bad witches, because the Bible say that all witches are evil. J.K. Rowling says in her books that Harry’s witchcraft is good and this one statement alone is enough to prove that Harry Potter books are evil. Of course there is also much more evil in those books. All books which promote witchcraft and don’t say that it is evil are evil books. There is no matter is author Christian or not, if he/she writes such books. The Bible says that all witchcraft and sorcery are evil, and so we have to believe as Christians.

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