Harry Potter News

J.K. Rowling Teases Casting News for Cormoran Strike Series


Oct 21, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

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

As many of us know The Cormoran Strike series is becoming a TV series. Last month we reported on the casting of Tom Burke in the lead role. So now Rowling is teasing us about who they have cast to play Cormoran’s partner Robin Ellacott. In a tweet Rowling stated,   Just cast her and …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe to Star in ‘Beasts of Burden’


Oct 21, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

News, Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe is set to star in an action-thriller Beasts of Burden, according to Moviefone. Moviefone reports that Beasts of Burden centers on a drug-running pilot who manages to come into conflict with both the DEA (drug enforcement administration) and drug cartels. Hollywood Reporter writes about the plot of the movie in  following way: “Beast of Burden centers on a …read more!

Pottermore Interview Dan Fogler and Production Designer Stuart Craig

GALLERY: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - *EXCLUSIVE* Character Posters - Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski

Oct 20, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Filmmaker Interviews, Interviews, Movies, News, Pottermore

LEAKY IS LOOKING FOR WRITERS/EDITORS – MORE DETAILS AT END OF ARTICLE As part of their Fantastic Beasts Interviews, Pottermore has interviewed resident no-maj Dan Fogler, and the legendary Production Designer, Stuart Craig! Dan Fogler plays no-maj Jacob Kowalski – the guy who accidentally switches cases with Newt, gets attacked by a beastie he accidentally releases and is consequentially wrapped up …read more!

New Covers for J.K. Rowling’s Hogwarts Books


Oct 18, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, Companion Books, Cover Artists, News

As Leaky reported back in August, “a brand new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,featuring new content by J.K. Rowling, as well as new formats and editions of Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be released in 2017.” We are excited to announce that Bloomsbury released the cover images for …read more!

Pottermore Reveals the Artwork for German Harry Potter Audio Book Series


Oct 18, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

Art, Books, Cover Art, News, Pottermore

Pottermore has revealed the cover designs they have commissioned from Olly Moss for the German Harry Potter audio books. According to Pottermore, the new covers are “classic Olly Moss: iconic, beautifully executed and full of details every true fan will recognize”. The covers are a series of reimagined holiday posters from the era when British railways …read more!

Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia to Display ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Costumes


Oct 18, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Today marks one month until the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie hits theaters! But, starting today, Philadelphians will have to chance to see a glimpse of the film at Macy’s Center City! Macy’s will display several of the films costumes at an event that is set to start at 5:30pm later today, October 18. …read more!

Warner Bros. Announces ‘Fantastic Beasts: Cases From the Wizarding World’


Oct 18, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News, Products, Tech, Warner Bros.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment recently announced the newest addition to the Fantastic Beasts line-up: a game! Fantastic Beasts: Cases From The Wizarding World is a ‘hidden objects mobile game’, which will be available for download on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and Google Play for Android devices from November 17th (a day before the movie’s …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Interview-Empire Podcast


Oct 17, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

HP Cast, News, Radcliffe

Empire Magazine’s podcast recently interviewed Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe. The magazine’s podcast covers Radcliffe’s new movies as well as the role that started his acting career. Radcliffe has been very open about his start as the famed wizard boy. He truly appreciates where he got his acting chops because it gives him opportunities to pick and …read more!



Oct 17, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Exclusives, Fans, Fun, Games, Products, Toys, Warner Bros., WB Shop

Need something fun to do while you bide your time until Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them lands in theaters? USAopoly has partnered with Forrest-Pruzan Creative, with licensing from Warner Brothers, to bring fans an exciting, new Harry Potter cooperative deck-building game, HARRY POTTER: HOGWARTS BATTLE.   My interest was peaked just by the title …read more!

Empire Magazine’s Daily Prophet Inspired Issue

GALLERY: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - *EXCLUSIVE* Character Posters - Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

Oct 17, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Media, Movies, News

One of the most magical things about Harry Potter’s world is how the pictures and paintings come to life. The famed, albeit sometimes biased, Daily Prophet is a prime example of this magic. While we do not have magic in the muggle world we do have technology that can help us emulate the other worldly …read more!

PotterCast #261: Fantastic Things!


Oct 16, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Pottercast

Your favorite Leaky podcasters are back! Well, most of them–Frak didn’t make it this week but he’ll be back for a live recording of Pottercast at LeakyCon 2016 NEXT WEEK! In this new episode–which can be downloaded on iTunes, or listened to at this MP3 link–there is much to talk about in the Potter-world, especially …read more!

The Leaky Cauldron Attends Global ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Q&A Event, Featuring Cast & J.K. Rowling!


Oct 14, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Events, Exclusives, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Heyman Interviews, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews, MinaLima, Movies, News, Posters, Pottermore, Redmayne, Redmayne Interviews, Warner Bros., Yates, Yates Interviews

Yesterday evening, Warner Bros. hosted a global event from Leicester Square Empire Cineworld IMAX in London. Leaky was lucky enough to be invited to the exclusive Q&A with the cast, and boy were we in for a surprise (well… multiple surprises!). We showed up an hour before doors opened. Excitable fans gathered in several queues …read more!

“Chamber of Secrets” Illustrated Edition Review


Oct 14, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Art, Books, Cover Art, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Publishers, Scholastic

Last week, Bloomsbury and Scholastic released the illustrated edition of Chamber of Secrets. Jim Kay told fans and fansites, through a special video message, talking of the different techniques he adapted for Chamber of Secrets. After waiting patiently through Amazon Prime’s two-day shipping, and taking time to dive into the beautifully illustrated world of Potter, …read more!

You Can Soon Shop at a Harry Potter Shop at Heathrow Airport


Oct 14, 2016

Posted by: Milka Väinämö

News, Products

According to Duty Free News International (DFNI), a Harry Potter shop is set to open at terminal five of London Heathrow airport next month. DFNI reports that the shop will be 600sq m in size and it will sell a range of Harry Potter/Wizarding World items like collectibles, accessories, and gifts, among other things. Shoppers will also be …read more!

“Fantastic Beasts” Partnership with NYC & Company, NYCC 2016


Oct 14, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Events, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, News

Fantastic Beasts will be making it’s way into theaters next month, and there are many exciting things happening! New announcements about the film and it’s series were made just recently with the Fantastic Beasts Global Fan (Live-Streamed) Event. (FULL COVERAGE OF THE EVENT, INCLUDING A SCREENING OF THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF FILM IS COMING …read more!

Fantastic Beasts to be Five Movies!

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Oct 13, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, News

Big news today for the wizarding world of Harry Potter franchise, Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them. During a special Q & A event Rowling announced that the Fantastic Beasts plot would take five films to fully develop. We know that J.K. Rowling has a vision of her stories and where they are going. It is …read more!

7 Reasons to go to LeakyCon’s Wizarding World event this year

Hogwarts sunset

Oct 13, 2016

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

LeakyCon, News

LeakyCon 2016 is around the corner, which means that so is LeakyCon’s Private Park Event at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Studios Hollywood®! Not sure if you want to get your ticket? Feeling as indecisive as when a Pottermore quiz gives you a really difficult question? Then here are seven reasons why …read more!

Donate to Win Tickets to Lumos Screening of “Fantastic Beasts,” New Emojis

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Oct 12, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fans, Fantastic Beasts, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

J.K. Rowling and LUMOS are giving fans the opportunity to win a all-expenses paid trip to the Lumos advanced screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. You can win tickets by visiting the non for-profit’s donation page here. With every $10 donation to help support Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s children’s charity that aims to …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Character Posters Revealed!

GALLERY: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - *EXCLUSIVE* Character Posters - Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander

Oct 12, 2016

Posted by: Georgia Gates

Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Posters

With the heavily anticipated release of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them edging closer, Warner Bros have released nine character posters featuring everyone from Scamander to Percival Graves! These exclusvie posters perfectly depict each of the film’s magical characters and the beautiful detailing gives us a visual introduction to their story. Specific clues indicate …read more!

Harry Potter Cast Round Up, Part 2: Ocean’s Eight, King Arthur, and a Graphic Novel!


Oct 11, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Bonham Carter, Coltrane, Isaacs, News, Spall, Tennant

Continuing our last Harry Potter cast news round-up, today we have even more exciting projects from some of our favorite Potter alumni to share!   The talented John Hurt (Ollivander) will appear in the upcoming film Jackie—starring Natalie Portman–which centers around the life of Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of the assassination of her husband, President John …read more!

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