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Original Hogwarts Express Pulling Into Leavesden Studio Tour

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Jan 26, 2015

Posted by Melissa Anelli

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London announced today that it will be bringing the original Hogawarts Express to its space this spring, allowing users to board the actual train used for filming one of the most iconic scenes in the Harry Potter films. This will come as part of a 20,000 square foot expansion as well …read more!



Court ruling in JK Rowling Libel Case Challenged

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Associated Newspapers has appealed against the ruling made in 2013 in a libel case brought forth by J.K. Rowling. Ms. Rowling brought forth the suit after the Daily Mail published an article with the title “How JK Rowling’s sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset …read more!

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Emma Watson’s UN Speech at Davos

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

This morning, Emma Watson made a speech, in front of business and world leaders, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Having been very successful with her UN speech last September, Ms. Watson announced a new initiative to ending gender inequality, as a part of her HeForShe campaign. As a UN Women’s goodwill ambassador, Ms. …read more!

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New “Casual Vacancy” TV show Book Cover

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Jan 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Little, Brown Book Group has released a new edition of J.K. Rowling’s adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. A picture of the cover was posted on The Casual Vacancy Facebook page, and can be seen below. The new book cover is being released to promote BBC One’s three-part mini series drama of the novel. The cover …read more!



Leavesden Studio Announcement Coming Soon

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The Harry Potter Facebook page recently posted a mysterious picture earlier this week. It showed the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London logo, captioned with “New Secrets will be Revealed! Announcement on 26th January.” The Pottermore Facebook page followed a day later posting a similar image, bearing the same logo over the picture of a wand, …read more!



HPA Wins Four-Year Battle against Child Slavery

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Recently, the HPA (Harry Potter Alliance) made us proud to be Harry Potter fans. The Harry Potter Alliance launched a campaign in October 2010, with the help of John Green, advocating against the use of sweatshop labor, specifically child slavery. The HPA were particularly focused on persuading Warner Bros. to stop producing Harry Potter chocolate …read more!



Tom Felton’s new Movie “Against the Sun” Premieres this Weekend

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Jan 22, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In just a couple of days, Tom Felton’s new movie, Against the Sun, will make its United States premiere. Tom Felton plays one of the three main roles, as a WWII fighter pilot who crashes into the ocean during a scouting mission, and finds himself adrift in a lifeboat with his two comrades. The three men …read more!



Tom Felton joins Pottermore….As a Gryffindor

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Jan 21, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Earlier this morning Tom Felton tweeted that he had finally done it. He had finally joined Pottermore. He took J.K. Rowling’s Sorting Hat test, the official of all Sorting Hat tests, and was sorted into….Gryffindor. As J.K. Rowling mentioned in her new writing about Draco on Pottermore, Tom Felton is one of the nicest people …read more!



David Ryall, Elphias Doge Actor, Dies at 79

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Dec 28, 2014

Posted by Mel

David Ryall, who played Elphias Doge in “Deathly Hallows: Part One,” passed away this Christmas. He was seventy-nine and had a career spanning over five decades. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this sad time.

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Merry (Happy) Christmas

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Dec 25, 2014

Posted by Catherine

In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season, as you unwrap your Weasley sweaters and Invisibility coats, we at the Leaky Cauldron would like to wish you a very Merry/Happy Christmas!



Final Pottermore Gift: Order of Merlin

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Dec 24, 2014

Posted by Mel

Alas, we’ve come to the end of Pottermore’s twelve days of gifts, and today, for the very last gift, we’re getting new writing from J. K. Rowling on the “Order of Merlin” award. You can read all about it on Pottermore. From all of us at Leaky, have a very happy holiday!



More Christmas presents from Pottermore!

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Catherine

Today it finally arrived. The rumored release of a major character’s life story appear to be true. As it gets closer to Christmas, J.K. Rowling gives us the gift of Draco Malfoy’s background. Hop on over to Pottermore to enjoy this excellent new writing from our favorite author!



New Pottermore Gift: Inferi

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Dec 22, 2014

Posted by Mel

New J. K. Rowling writing has gone up on Pottermore and this time she’s writing about the frightening Inferi! Go to Pottermore to see Rowling’s thoughts on these Dark creatures.



New Pottermore Gift Discusses Rowling’s Thoughts on Vampires, Rowling Reveals That There Are Jewish Potter Characters Via Twitter

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Dec 18, 2014

Posted by Mel

The latest Pottermore gift discusses vampires within the world of Harry Potter and finally puts to bed the old fan theory that Snape is a vampire. Previous Pottermore gifts have included new potions to make, as well as a Potions leaderboard in the Great Hall, and a new Potion badge. J. K. Rowling also gave …read more!



Third Pottermore Gift: History of Cauldrons

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Dec 15, 2014

Posted by Mel

Today’s Pottermore Christmas gift takes us to the Potions classroom, where J. K. Rowling gives us some background information on cauldrons and tells us why she decided to put Snape in charge of Potions classes. Go to Pottermore to see today’s Potion-themed riddle and read new info from JKR!



The 2nd Day of Christmas: Pottermore

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Dec 13, 2014

Posted by Catherine

For the 12 days of Christmas, or J.K. Rowling’s 12 days of giving the gift of new Pottermore writings, the second day leads us to Fred and George’s Weasley Wizard Wheezes. There, after solving today’s riddle, you will find new stories about Florean Fortescue and our very own Leaky Cauldron! Please visit Pottermore.com to read …read more!



Pottermore Posts First Christmas Gift: New Writing from J. K. Rowling and 300 Galleons for All Users

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Dec 13, 2014

Posted by Mel

Today starts off Pottermore’s Christmas celebration: from today until December 23rd Pottermore users will see new writing from J. K. Rowling, as well as additional “gifts.” Today, 300 Galleons were added to every user’s Gringott’s vault, and J. K. Rowling posted information on Cokeworth, the town that Lily Potter and Severus Snape grew up in. …read more!



Robert Galbraith’s “The Cuckoo’s Calling” to be a TV Drama

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Dec 10, 2014

Posted by Catherine

Hours ago, J.K. Rowling tweeted for her dear friend, Robert Galbraith, to share the exciting news that his first novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, is to become a BBC 1 TV Drama. Our favorite author said that she shared Robert’s excitement, and thought it wise to share the news with her fan base as Robert is particularly …read more!



J. K. Rowling Donates Signed Copy of “The Silkworm” to Lumos Fundraiser

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Dec 06, 2014

Posted by Mel

J. K. Rowling has donated a copy of “The Silkworm” (which is signed by both Rowling and Robert Galbraith!) to the Lumos fundraiser that hopes to create opportunities for children with disabilities to access education in Moldova. Anyone who donates will be entered to win this copy of “The Silkworm,” and multiple entries are allowed. …read more!



“Half-Blood Prince” Moments Coming to Pottermore December 12th

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Dec 06, 2014

Posted by Mel

The Pottermore Insider has announced that Christmas will be coming early to Pottermore and from December 12th to December 23rd Pottermore users will see a new “gift” each day. Galleons and new potions will be among the gifts, as well as new writing from J. K. Rowling on Florean Fortescue and Draco Malfoy: We’re feeling …read more!

Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: I have been DYING to know more about Florean for years, and now I will finally get some answers. So excited for this!2 more comments »




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