Archive for August, 2017

UPDATE: Could ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Be Filming a Hogwarts Scene? (RUMOR)

Aug 25, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, News, Rumor, SetReports, Warner Bros.

After production began on the next Fantastic Beasts film, an apparent filming base at Lacock Abbey was spotted and shared on YouTube, leading fans to speculate that  Hogwarts will feature in the sequel. **UPDATE** Filming at Lacock Abbey seemingly confirmed. More details at the end of this piece. See the video from the tweet below: Is #FantasticBeasts2 due to film scenes at Lacock …read more!

Halloween Returns to the Wizarding World in Japan!

Aug 25, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Theme Park, Universal Studios Japan

Including special holiday themed food and the Expecto Patronum Night Show, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan will host a ‘thrilling Halloween season’ for guests to the park from September 8th to November 5th 2017. In a press release from Warner Bros & Universal Studios Japan, we were informed that Hogsmeade …read more!

Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint!

Aug 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Birthdays, Bloggers, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, News

It’s that time again, Potter fans! We’re wishing Rupert Grint, the actor behind the loveable and loyal Ron Weasley, a very happy birthday. In celebration, let’s take a moment to recall how he so perfectly captured the character and continues to prove to us through his current successes that casting magic was achieved the day he …read more!

Back-to-wizard-school: Potter-themed products for your dorm from Primark

Aug 23, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk


Just in time for some last-minute shopping before you catch the Hogwarts Express on September 1, Irish clothing and accessories retailer Primark has introduced a collection of Harry Potter-themed items to Potterify your back-to-school experience. Primark’s collection includes clothing, bedding, stuffed animals, mugs, and other Potter-themed accessories. The clothing line runs from newborn through kids …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Sonia Friedman’s ‘Travesties,’ Jack Thorne’s ‘Kiri,’ and More!

Aug 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, Charity, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, Music, News, Producers, Round-Up, SetReports, Sonia Friedman, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

Sonia Friedman Productions is hotter than a cat on a tin roof! Leaky has been closely following the transfer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Broadway, reporting on cast announcements and ticket information. We’ve also covered the exciting speculation that two of Friedman’s other productions, The Ferryman and Our Lady of Perpetual Succor, …read more!

Happy Birthday to Mark Williams

Aug 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Birthdays, Actor Interviews, Birthdays, Grint, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, McCrory, News, Phelps, Redmayne, Television Programmes, Walters, Williams

Mark Williams, the English actor who played Harry Potter’s favorite father figure, celebrates his 58th birthday today. Who among us disagrees that Muggle-loving wizard Arthur Weasley wasn’t the most functional nurturing adult male in Harry’s life? He may have been a bit eccentric and his post at the Ministry of Magic definitely encouraged his interesting …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: David Heyman ‘The Birds’ TV Adaptation, ‘HTGAWM’ Season 4 & More

Aug 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Bradley, Enoch, Fan Events, Fiennes, Gleeson, Gleeson Interviews, Harry Potter Round-Up, Lumos, Movies, Murray, News, Rankin, Round-Up, Spall, Tena, Thompson, Thompson Interviews, Warner Bros.

This week has seen interviews with Robert Pattinson, the cast of Strike (which also announced its release date and debuted its trailer), new projects from Emma Thompson and David Tennant, wins from Emma Watson at the Teen Choice Awards and an exciting competition from Lumos to meet the cast of Fantastic Beasts on set! In this week’s round-up we …read more!

Robert Pattinson on ‘Good Time’ Success & Career Highs

Aug 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Pattinson, Pattinson Interviews

Robert Pattinson has come leaps and bounds since his role as Hufflepuff hero Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series. His latest movie debut, Good Time, released in the U.S. on August 11th, and attracted the attention of the leaders in the movie industry with his portrayal of a bank robber in the thriller by the Sadfie brothers. …read more!

Trailer for ‘Strike: The Cuckoo’s Calling’ Arrives

Aug 20, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Burke, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Cuckoo's Calling, Grainger, J.K. Rowling, News, Rickman

It’s only a week until Strike will air on BBC One, and a trailer was released today teasing the new series based on J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s series of murder mystery novels. The series has been written by Ben Richards and directed by Michael Keillor.The BBC summarises the show as follows: “Tom Burke stars as Cormoran …read more!

Emma Thompson in ‘The Meyerowitz Stories’ and ‘The Children Act’

Aug 20, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

HP Cast, News, Thompson

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) will star in a Netflix film The Meyerowitz Stories, which had its debut at Cannes and also stars Adam Sandler. A summary of the film is as follows: “The Meyerowitz Stories explores the intergenerational struggles between a dysfunctional New York family who reunite to celebrate the work of their domineering sculptor father. …read more!

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