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More Magic for Universal Orlando’s Forbidden Journey


Mar 24, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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One of the most popular attractions at Universal Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is about to become even more magical. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride, which opened in 2010 in the Hogsmeade area of the park, is set to receive some enhancements  to its already spellbinding experience. The Orlando park is adding …read more!

J.K. Rowling Finishes Lethal White! (Plus ‘Strike’ DVD & Box Set Release Dates)


Mar 24, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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After patiently (and in some cases, impatiently) awaiting the fourth Cormoran Strike instalment by J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith, it appears Lethal White is finally finished! During periods of heavy snow in the U.K. over the past couple of months, Jo Rowling has been giving updates on her progress via Twitter, first in January, when she complained that …read more!

History of Magic Documentary Gets US Air Date


Mar 23, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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US Potter fans will finally have the opportunity to explore the magic behind the Wizarding World when the BBC documentary of the British Library’s Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition airs on The CW next month. The hour-long program, which originally aired in the the UK soon after the opening of the exhibition last fall, …read more!

Dan Fogler Talks ‘Fantastic Beasts’, ‘Brooklyn Gladiator’ & LeakyCon

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Mar 22, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Dan Fogler is not only starring in the Fantastic Beasts series as Jacob Kowalski, he’s also leading his own podcast “DAN FOGLER’S 4D EXPERIENCE’ and bringing his Kickstarter-backed graphic novel into existence for the masses to enjoy – he’s a busy man! Described as“the sci-fi lovechild of Orwell, Huxley, and stoner conspiracy theories, knitted together by the …read more!

Univeral Orlando Resort Announces Magical Christmas Plans!


Mar 22, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Is it ever too early to start planning for Christmas? We think not, especially when it involves a visit to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter–because what better way could there be to celebrate the wintry holiday than in a place of light and wonder and magic! If the prospect appeals to you, Universal Orlando …read more!

Fantastic Alchemist: The 600-Year Legacy of Nicolas Flamel


Mar 22, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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It’s not uncommon to hear a Harry Potter fan say that the lessons learned from the story have made an impression on their actual lives. There are numerous organizations that have sprung from the values taught in those pages, and many of the words spoken by the beloved characters have found their way into our …read more!

Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman!


Mar 21, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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Gary Oldman turns 60 today and we at Leaky feel fairly certain that this milestone birthday is going to be a happy one for him.  After a four decade acting career playing roles that show a breathtaking diversity, from Sid Vicious to Count Dracula, from Lee Harvey Oswald to Commissioner Gordon, Oldman finally won his …read more!

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Screenplay Now Available for Pre-Order


Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Zack DiGirolamo | Comments

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Wonderful news, Potterheads: a new book by J.K. Rowling, set in the Wizarding World, is coming by the end of the year! The book is the official, original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and it will be released November 16, 2018. You’ll recall that the official screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was …read more!

New ‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Cast Photos Inside Latest Vogue Magazine


Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Brand new photos of the core cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre released in the latest Vogue magazine, bringing together the Potters, Granger-Weasleys and Malfoys in one nostalgia-packed photo: All eight actors potrayed their respective characters in the original West End version of the show, all except Susan Hayward (Rose Granger-Weasley). Writer Jack …read more!

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis!

British actor David Thewlis poses for pictures on the red carpet after arriving to attend the world premier of "Legend" in central London on September 3, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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In honor of David Thewlis’ birthday, we’re inspired to fondly remember some of his recent roles while also looking forward to his upcoming projects! David Thewlis is best known to Harry Potter fans as the personification of Professor Remus Lupin, the beloved Hogwarts professor afflicted with lycanthropy and former member of the infamous Marauders. His …read more!

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