Daniel Radcliffe’s tendency to prank his fellow Harry Potter cast-mates often added levity to the set, but there was at least one time when his antics went a little too far.
Reportedly, Robbie Coltrane, who portrayed Hagrid in the films, was once a victim of a prank where the young actor changed the settings on his friend’s phone from English to Turkish. The joke seems harmless enough—except that Coltrane was left unable to make calls!
The infuriated actor had a hard time finding anyone on set who could change the settings of his phone back to English, and Radcliffe was left feeling understandably sheepish about what he had done. Coltrane remembers the event clearly:
Eventually we found a girl in the Harry Potter make-up department who was Turkish Cypriot. She phoned her mum and was chatting away in great detail until they sorted it out. I think Daniel was so upset at what had happened that he wrote me that note...'Dear Mr. Coltrane, I'm sorry I changed your mobile telephone into Turkish...
Have you ever been part of a prank gone too far? Let us know in the comments!
As many of us long for an actual train ride to Hogwarts School of Witchraft and Wizardry to begin a new term, MuggleNet Interactive is launching a brand new House common room feature to the site!
MNI has long allowed members to sort into a Hogwarts House, jump into the common room, and find their place alongside others in their House. From competing in House Cup competitions, to supporting the House Quidditch team, to even just chatting about the latest Harry Potter news, members have plenty of ways to spend time in the MNI common rooms. But now, there's even more to enjoy!
Each House now has its very own landing page, which features amazing graphics, information about the House, and shout-outs to House members for accomplishments on MNI. You can take a look at the different pages for Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin!
This is only the beginning of bringing more interactive and engaging features to Potter fans everywhere. So if you're new to MuggleNet Interactive, check it out and register today!
This week, we're excited to announce a new area on MuggleNet Interactive! We're gearing up for an important upcoming date for all of the Rowling fans out there: the release of The Casual Vacancy.
In preparation for the September 27th book release, we have created a new discussion forum for you to share and read predictions, consider possible similarities between this new book and the Potter series, and anything else related to the novel.
The forum will also be a great place for you to continue the discussion after reading, as only true Rowling fans can do! So head on over to MNI and join the discussion for The Casual Vacancy!
On July 21, 2007, Harry Potter fans across the globe finally got their hands on the highly anticipated finale of J.K. Rowling's seven-part saga. Millions of fans waitied in lines inside (and outside) bookstores for the final time, anxious to begin flying through the pages of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Of course, this time around, it was a lot different. Most of us probably felt a bit conflicted - wanting to rush through the pages to find out everything that happened to our favorite characters but at the same time wanting to savor every single page. After all, there would be no more to the story after the final few words.
Deathly Hallows would go on to shatter sales records, quickly becoming the fastest-selling book ever, with 15 million copies sold in 93 countries within the first 24 hours. It was a monumental day for retailers, literature as a whole, and of course, Potter fans.
Today marks the five-year anniversary of the release of Deathly Hallows. It's hard to imagine that so much time has passed since the final book dropped. Even though the final book and movie have already been released, over these years, Harry Potter has not come anywhere close to being "over." From Pottermore, to real-life Quidditch, to conventions, there is plenty to keep the Potter fandom alive. For this reason, we choose to celebrate this five-year anniversary! Harry Potter lives!
We recently reported about an event on MuggleNet Interactive allowing you to record a video explaining how the Potter series has been kept alive for you these past five years. If you haven't yet, you should check it out!
Since we here at MuggleNet want to celebrate July 21 with you, some of us have recorded videos of our own - talking about how the series has been kept alive for us and how much we love it! Below, you can watch a compilation of these videos, edited and finalized beautifully by our very own Laura Reilly! We hope you enjoy as we share our thoughts on this wonderful occasion. Here's to another five years, and beyond!
To give you a glimpse of what's going on at MuggleNet Interactive, we are turning the spotlight on two exciting events over on our boards.
First off, we are hosting a unique way to determine who is the best Harry Potter character. Now you may be thinking - this is done as frequently as Tonks knocks something over! Well that's why we're doing it a little differently! In this tournament, teams must debate on behalf of various characters, and once the debate is over, voters take those arguments into consideration to make their selection. Could you be swayed to vote a certain way based off of some skillful argumentation? Head on over to the Battle of the Characters to find out!
Also, as we previously reported, we will soon be marking the fifth anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we draw near to this date, and our annual site-wide celebration for the birthdays of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling, we invite you to join our Five Years video campaign. This is an opportunity for you to share with Potter fans worldwide how the series has been kept alive for you these past five years.
If you haven't already, hop on over and register for MNI to take part in these and various other parts of the site today!
During the month of July, MuggleNet Interactive will celebrate the five-year anniversary of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows through a YouTube video campaign. The fifth anniversary officially lands on July 21, 2012, and MNI invites Potter fans across the globe to join in the Five Years Video Campaign.
Much time has passed since we joined midnight release parties, anxiously awaiting the feel of a new Rowling book before rushing home to read it cover-to-cover. But the magic of Harry Potter has hardly died. With fan sites, conventions, real-life Quidditch, and even Pottermore, there has been plenty to keep the story alive. But perhaps the most powerful source of staying power is the connections we make with our fellow Potter fans.
So if you would like to be a part of this worldwide video campaign, to give your account of how Harry Potter has been kept alive these past five years, or just to again give your thanks to J.K. Rowling, we invite you to join in the celebration this July on MuggleNet Interactive!