Archive for November, 2020

Found: Snape’s secret diaries!

Nov 22, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Films, News, Rickman

OK, not really, but close: The diaries of Alan Rickman are going to be published, and they include entries from his time working on the Harry Potter films, in which he perfectly embodied the role of Severus Snape. According to The Guardian, Rickman kept witty, gossipy, and candid handwritten diaries for 25 years, snidely commenting …read more!

On-the-fly giveaway: “The Broom Collection” from Insight Editions

Nov 16, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Contests

In August, thanks to Insight Editions, we were able to give Leaky readers an exclusive peek inside the pages of Harry Potter: The Broom Collection. Prior to the book’s release on 27 October, we posted our review. If you liked what you saw, you can order a copy for yourself or for an upcoming holiday …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Rupert Grint Joins Instagram, Jude Law & Dan Fogler Comment on Depp’s Exit From Fantastic Beasts, Interview With Noma Dumezweni & More

Nov 16, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Depp, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Fogler, Grint, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Jack Thorne, Law, Lynch, Miller, Movies, News, Noma Dumezweni, Phelps, Products, Round-Up, Studio Tour, Wright, Wright Interviews

It’s been a strange year in the Wizarding World, and with events being cancelled, the Studio Tour closed once again, Fantastic Beasts 3 delayed and cast members confined to their homes for the most part, it’s been a strange year for Wizarding World news! However, we’re back with our weekly cast round-ups, and have plenty …read more!

Tom Felton Hosts “19 Years Later” Harry Potter Cast Reunion For Charity

Nov 15, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

19 Years Later, Actor Interviews, Columbus, Columbus Interviews, Directors, Enoch, Enoch Interviews, Felton, Felton Interviews, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Grint, Grint Interviews, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Herdman, Herdman Interviews, HP Cast, HPPS/SS Film, Interviews, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, Movies, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Rankin, Rankin Interviews, Wright, Wright Interviews

Towards the end of a historic year of turmoil and uncertainty, Tom Felton swooped in with a welcome respite: a Harry Potter cast reunion celebrating the power of fandom and togetherness. The best part? It was all for charity! Hosted via Veeps and benefiting The Liv Project, Tom Felton’s Home Party livestream took place just …read more!

Fantastic Beasts 3 To Release In July 2022

Nov 09, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News

Fantastic Beasts 3 will now release on July 15 2022, according to Deadline. The new summer release date announcement follows Johnny Depp’s resignation from his role as Gellert Grindelwald, after Warner Bros. requested he exit the movie. Previously the movie was expected to release on November 12 2021. A title for the third movie is …read more!

Harry Potter Cast Members Join uWin’s ‘Wonderful Wizarding Quiz’ For Charity!

Nov 09, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Felton, HP Cast, Lewis, Lynch, Movies, News, Phelps, Radcliffe, Wright

Harry Potter cast members will be taking part in a “Wonderful Wizarding Quiz” (a Harry Potter themed virtual quiz!), fundraising for three brilliant charities, thanks to uWin! Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), David Holmes (Daniel Radcliffe’s stunt double), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom), James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) and Bonnie …read more!

Fan Profile: Jennifer Sanders

Nov 08, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fan Profiles, Fandom, Fans, News

As the second in our new fan profile feature, we interviewed the delightful Ravenclaw Jennifer Sanders (She/Her). Jennifer’s Instagram channel is a celebration of being a fan, and there’s nothing we love more than that! Her Patronus is a dolphin, and she’s also a huge Disney fan. Read on, and we hope you love her …read more!

Harry Potter and the Mysteries of Cormoran Strike – Part 2: Cratylic Names

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News

In yesterday’s post, Dr Beatrice Groves, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, began unpacking the mysteries of Galbraith / Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, and its narrative’s similarities to the Harry Potter series. Focusing her research and teaching on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), her book, Literary Allusion In Harry Potter, explores J.K. Rowling’s references to famous Western literary …read more!

BREAKING: Johnny Depp Asked To Leave ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Role As Gellert Grindelwald

Nov 06, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Fans, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion

Johnny Depp has been asked by Warner Bros. to stand down from his role as Gellert Grindelwald in the Fantastic Beasts film series, after losing his legal battle against The Sun newspaper. In a statement on Instagram, Depp said the following on his resignation from the role:  “Firstly, I’d like to thank everybody who has …read more!

Harry Potter and the Mysteries of Cormoran Strike: Part 1

Nov 05, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, News, Opinion

Dr. Beatrice Groves, Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Oxford, returns for another guest post, this time unpacking the mysteries of Galbraith / Rowling’s Cormoran Strike series, and its narrative’s similarities to the Harry Potter series. Focusing her research and teaching on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), her book, Literary Allusion In Harry …read more!



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