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Happy Birthday, Newt Scamander!


Feb 24, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Birthdays, Books, Character Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ~Albus Dumbledore Newt Scamander is an exceptionally talented wizard and Magizoologist, far more able than he might get credit for, but, as his former headmaster and good friend Albus Dumbledore said to Harry, his abilities are actually the least …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Brendan Gleeson to Join Irish Folk Album, Alison Sudol’s Antarctic Antics & More!


Feb 23, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Bradley, Events, Fry, Gleeson, HP Cast, News, Pattinson, Phelps, Sudol

Firstly, we were sorry to hear of Stephen Fry’s experience with prostate cancer, however, we’re glad to report that he is recovering from a recent operation which “seemed to go pretty well.” Fry is beloved in the acting community and the Potter fandom for voicing the British version of the Harry Potter series audiobooks. We …read more!

Emma Watson Edits Vogue Australia’s Sustainability-Themed March Issue


Feb 23, 2018

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News, Watson

Most recently, Emma Watson has called for support of victims of sexual harassment via the #TimesUp campaign, which she helped to promote at the BAFTAs last weekend. Raising almost 1.6 million pounds in one day after promoting the campaign at the BAFTA awards, Emma Watson’s helping to raise awareness and support of sexual harassment victims …read more!

Happy Birthday, Julie Walters!


Feb 22, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Actor Birthdays, News, Walters

It’s hard to imagine any actress other than Julie Walters as Mrs. Weasley.  I don’t know that I would have thought of her for the role initially—I still think of her as the young Open University student in Educating Rita—but, having seen her embody the plump, devoted mother of the Weasley brood, I think she …read more!

Eddie Redmayne Talks ‘Early Man,’ ‘The Aeronauts’ and ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’


Feb 22, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Actor Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, Movies, News, Potter News, Props-Sets, Redmayne, Redmayne Interviews

Eddie Redmayne is making the rounds to promote Early Man, the latest film from Aardman Animations, which is now in theaters, and it’s only natural that his upcoming projects will come up in the course of conversation. In a recent phone interview with Collider he not only discussed the stop-motion film and the voiceover process, …read more!

Matthew Lewis Charms Potter Fans at Planet Comicon Kansas City


Feb 22, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Book Seven, Conventions, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fandom, Fiennes, Grint, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Isaacs, Lewis, Lewis Interviews, News, Pottermore, Walters

Matthew Lewis, the actor best known to fans as endearing Gryffindor Neville Longbottom, absolutely charmed a Great Hall full of Potter aficionados this past weekend at Planet Comicon Kansas City – and Leaky was lucky enough to be there! The premiere fan event in its 19th year welcomed thousands of attendees to see many of …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Actors Stanislav Yanevski and Ellie Darcey-Alden Announced As LeakyCon 2018 Special Guests, Along With PotterCast & MuggleCast!


Feb 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Audio, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fans, HP Cast, Ianevski, LeakyCon, News, PotterCast

Exciting LeakyCon 2018 updates! After revealing that Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and several Wizard Rock bands would be joining the biggest Harry Potter fan convention in Dallas this August, more special guest announcements have been released today: Stanislav Yanevski, who portrayed Viktor Krum in the Potter series and attended A Celebration of Harry Potter this year (and also …read more!

GIVEAWAY: BBC One’s ‘Strike: The Silkworm’ DVD & Review


Feb 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Burke, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cormoran Strike TV Series, Exclusives, Grainger, J.K. Rowling, News, The Silkworm

As reported previously on Leaky, BBC One and Warner Bros Home Entertainment released their adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm on DVD in the U.K. this week, which comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette. See our review of the season below, as well as details of our giveaway at the end of this piece, which gives …read more!

A Birthday Tribute to Alan Rickman


Feb 21, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Casting, Directors, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Heyman, Heyman Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Producers, Rickman, Yates

What can we say about Alan Rickman on the anniversary of the late actor’s birthday? First and foremost, we in the Harry Potter fandom fondly remember him as Severus Snape. The association is inextricable and one we would not try to separate. Rickman was perfectly cast and, famously, the only actor specifically sought out by …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Cursed Child’ Alums Support the Old Vic, New 42nd Street and #TimesUp!


Feb 19, 2018

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Broadway, Charity, Events, Fiennes, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, McCrory, Movies, News, Noma Dumezweni, Potter News, Radcliffe, Staunton, Theater, Theater Round-Up, Thompson, Walters, Watson, West End

This week in theater news, Harry Potter alums joined the call to support 200 inspiring years of theater at the Old Vic as ambassadors headlining numerous programs and special events. New 42nd Street also announced it will award J.K. Rowling the New Victory Arts Award and host a benefit showing of Harry Potter and the …read more!

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