Good news for those of you who, like me, are big Harry Potter fans. Filming for the fourth movie has just begun and the folks over at Film Force.ign.com have the low-down on the new faces we can expect to see join the cast:
Many cast members from the previous films will be returning, and there are also plenty of new faces… Joining the cast are Brendan Gleeson (Troy, Cold Mountain), as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, Mad-Eye Moody; Frances De La Tour (The Cherry Orchard, Strike it Rich) portrays Headmistress of Beauxbatons, Madame Maxime; Roger Lloyd-Pack (Vanity Fair, BBC TV’s Only Fools and Horses) plays the Head of the Department of International Magical Cooperation, Barty Crouch; Pedja Bjelac (Eurotrip) plays Durmstrang Professor Igor Karkaroff; Jeff Rawle (Inspector Calls II, Baal, TV’s Drop the Dead Donkey) plays Amos Diggory; and David Tennant (Bright Young Things) plays Barty Crouch Jr.
New additions to the young cast include Robert Pattinson (The Ring) as Cedric Diggory; Stanislav Ianevski as Quidditch star Viktor Krum; Clemence Poesy (Bienvenue chez les Rozes, Petite Soeur) as Fleur Delacour; and Katie Leung as Cho Chang.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is currently slated for a November 2005 release, which should be enough time for me to see the last Harry Potter film. Currently, I’m the only one in my family who hasn’t which means I’ll probably have to wait until it comes out on DVD.
I’ll just have to take comfort in the announcement of the title for the sixth book posted recently on J.K. Rowling’s official website: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
According to Rowling, the title was originally considered for Chamber of Secrets. She says, “Certain crucial pieces of information in book six were originally planned for Chamber of Secrets, but very early on (first draft of Chamber) I realised that this information’s proper home was book six. I have said before now that Chamber holds some very important clues to the ultimate end of the series. Not as many as six, obviously, but there is a link.”
Rowling added that the Half Blood Prince is not Harry or Voldemort. Let the speculation begin…
Yep, got my anticipation mojo working on this one already.