Friday, February 3, 2006

Good News for Harry Potter Fans

The fifth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is set to start filming next week. This film is also being directed by another English director, David Yates. He is perhaps best known for the HBO movie The Girl in the Cafe.

This time out there will be two newcomers to the cast. One is Imelda Stauton, who most recently appeared in Nanny McPhee. In 2005 she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in the film Vera Drake and a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for the same film. She plays the part of Dolores Umbridge, familiar to readers of the novels as one of the bad guys. The other newcomer is to the cast is Evanna Lynch, a 14 year old unknown who will be playing Luna "Looney" Lovegood.

I personally thought that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the best of the films yet. It will be interesting to see if Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is even better.

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