Archive for December, 2018

Year In Review: Wizarding World Takes On Stage & Screen, Park & Page, Tech & Tour

Dec 30, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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With a decade anniversary, a Broadway opening, a game release, a new novel, and a movie premiere, years don’t get too much more magical than 2018 for fans of J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World. When we took a look back at the past twelve months of news, we honestly wondered how Leaky covered each …read more!

Rupert Grint “Struggles To Remember” Life Before Harry Potter

Dec 29, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Grint, HP Cast, News

The ABC Murders recently started airing on BBC One, and stars Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Poirot tale.  Now thirty, Rupert Grint sat down with RadioTimes to discuss his latest role, and his memories of the Potter series as his way into acting when he was just ten years old. …read more!

Finding Family and Christmas in a Wizarding Wonderland

Dec 25, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Music, News

There’s something undeniably magical about this time of year. It’s wintry and festive, inviting friends and family to gleefully sing holiday songs, gather for decadent feasts, revel in the enjoyment of hot beverages, observe long-held and deeply cherished traditions–and even start new ones. It’s a wonderful season, and we can’t help feeling there’s no time …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 2)

Dec 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Opinion

Christmas Eve has arrived, and guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns to unpack more festive themes in the Potter series, including a new discovery of links to Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol, and an analysis of Hermione and Harry’s visit to Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. Read Part 1 here.   Yesterday I argued …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 1)

Dec 23, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Opinion

From Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts, to Hermione and Harry’s poignant scene in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve, the Holidays are a huge part of the Harry Potter series. As December 25th approaches, guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns with an in-depth analysis of festive themes in the Potter series, to help …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Miracle Workers’ Trailer, First Look at Dame Maggie Smith in ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie, & More!

Dec 22, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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Leaky celebrated a few milestones of our own this week, as PotterCast – Leaky’s official podcast, hosted by Melissa, John and Frak – saw the release of four brand new House-themed logos, and a swanky new website! We also covered Arnaud Brisebois on visual effects wizardry in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the excellent …read more!

‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ Announce New Broadway Cast

Dec 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Theater

Today, producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender announced the new Broadway cast for the second run of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in New York’s Lyric Theatre. The cast are currently in rehearsals, and due to begin performances on March 20th 2019, following the final performance of the current cast (featuring many of the original core …read more!

PotterCast Episode #284, Plus New Logo & Website!

Dec 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Art, Audio, Conventions, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, LeakyCon, News, PotterCast

PotterCast has been on a roll lately, publishing weekly episodes (it’s like the early 2000s!), Patreon perks, and today the team revealed not one but FOUR new logos, plus a brand new website! In episode 284, Alexa, What is Mr. Blood? John, Melissa and Frak take listeners back to early episodes back in 2006, question Newt’s global travels in the Fantastic Beasts series (and the …read more!

The Fate of Credence Barebone

Dec 20, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Opinion

Up until now, most of the theorizing surrounding Credence Barebone has focused on his life up to the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald storyline, culminating in the question of whether Grindelwald’s claim regarding his parentage is true. But, as we discussed in our feature on the identity of Aurelius Dumbledore, while fans are intensely …read more!

Crimes of Grindelwald Makes Oscars Shortlist for Best Original Score

Dec 18, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Alfonso Cuaron, Composers, DH, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Gleeson, Honors/Awards, Isaacs, Melling, Movies, Music, News, Walters

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed shortlists of semifinalists in nine categories for the 2019 Oscars race and composer James Newton Howard’s spellbinding soundtrack for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is included on the list for Best Original Score. This is the first time in 40 years that shortlists have …read more!

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