Julie Walters talks Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Stanch
Shmuel the editor of JewReview dropped me a line to tell me about an interview they did that reveals some details on Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They had a chance to talk to Julie Walters and she is indicating that this film is coming together nicely under its new director David Yates. Quote:
"The sets are fantastic; Mark (Williams), who plays Mr. Weasley, said they made his hair stand up on the back of his neck when he walked into one of the rooms. They’re just so beautiful, they’re amazing.”
And on working with the new director David Yates:
 "He’s very unassuming; they were in a way, Alfonso was, but he’s fantastic. [David] is very into the emotional truth of it, the kids absolutely love it; he’s very sweet and kind, and very, very into the story like a child is. And he’s really into the emotional depths, and he’s really fantastic, he’s a lovely man.”
Its a great interview that touches on alot of details. Be sure to go here to read the entire article. The anticipated fifth film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novel series is being directed by award-winning British filmmaker David Yates and is coming to cinemas July 13th, 2007. The images of course also show Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, who are reprising their roles as close-knit teen wizards Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. View all pics below or visit our Gallery.

In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort, preferring to turn a blind eye to the news that Voldemort has returned. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster, Albus Dumbledore, is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job, the Minister for Magic, Cornelius Fudge, appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students.


But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community, so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Meeting secretly with a small group of students who name themselves "Dumbledore's Army", Harry teaches them how to defend themselves against the Dark Arts, preparing the courageous young wizards for the extraordinary battle that lies ahead.


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