Order of the Phoenix movie

Link: bookshelves of doom: A few HP5 links..

Bookshelves of Doom links to the official website of the new Harry Potter movie (book 5) and to the trailers.

As usual the UK press is full of articles about Daniel Radcliffe — " is he too old to play Harry?" , they ask, as they have done for each movie.

Answer: no. Harry is a year older with each book. I don’t know how old Daniel Radcliffe now is compared with Harry Potter’s age in book 5 (15 or 16 if memory serves) but he can’t be out by more than a few years.

When I was younger, children in movies were often played by adults — can anyone remember the boy in the Lionel Jeffries/Jenny Agutter version of the Railway Children?

9 thoughts on “Order of the Phoenix movie

  1. And how old was Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz? She looks ludicrous in that little skirt.
    No, Harry’s just fine. Besides, how could you *possibly* change the actor at this point?

  2. I think the audience is totally fine suspending disbelief about the ages of Harry & pals. After all, enjoying the stories requires one to *imagine* rather than *analyze*.
    Thought I heard, though, that the girl who plays Hermione wants to leave the series and do something else. Have you heard that Maxine?

  3. Yikes, no, I had not heard that! But she doesn’t come into book 6 all that much, and maybe won’t feature in book 7 at all — not clear whether Hogwarts is going to be in book 7. We await next summer with baited breath! (Well, I do, anyway.)

  4. Is it “baited” or “bated”? I’m having that “shoe-in/shoo-in” feeling again, Maxine!

  5. “The correct spelling is actually bated breath but it’s so common these days to see it written as baited breath that there’s every chance it will soon become the usual form, to the disgust of conservative speakers and the confusion of dictionary writers.”
    See http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-bai1.htm

  6. Thanks, Dave — Susan is right and I even looked at that word “baited” when I’d written it with suspicion — but as I was tired and just on the way to bed I didn’t check it in the dictionary. So I appreciate the feedback — I should have known better, in fact I did know better!

  7. Thanks for the clarification, Dave — so she isn’t leaving.
    The Leaky Cauldron is one of the two most informed Harry Potter news sites (the other being Mugglenet), both of them favoured by JK Rowling herself, so I think we can rely on it.

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