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Weekly Round-Up: Wizarding World Actors At Toronto Film Fest, Emma Watson At The G7 Summit & More!


Aug 25, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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It’s almost time to go Back to Hogwarts and Pottermore released four new History of Magic ebooks this week, as well as a magical partnership with Google Assistant just for the occasion. Tickets for Leakycon 2020 in Orlando with special guest Evanna Lynch went on sale, Crimes of Grindelwald is coming to Netflix Australia and we …read more!

Evanna Lynch Will Apparate to Orlando for LeakyCon 2020!


Aug 24, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Conventions, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fans, Fun, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Leaky, LeakyCon, Lynch, Movies, News, Potter News

Mischief Management announced that Evanna Lynch will be joining the lineup of special guests for LeakyCon 2020 in Orlando, Florida yesterday! Lynch is best known to Potter fans for her portrayal of kind-hearted Ravenclaw Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter films based on J.K. Rowling’s iconic book series of the same name. Lynch was a …read more!

‘Hey Google, tell me a Harry Potter story’


Aug 24, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Audio Books, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Interactive, News, Tech

In honour of Back to Hogwarts day, Google Assistant will play chapter six of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone on command, just like magic. As announced by Pottermore today, chapter six was chosen because: Chapter Six is the first time that Harry boards the Hogwarts Express after receiving his letter inviting him to attend …read more!

Doting grandparents commission Harry Potter playhouse for their lucky granddaughter


Aug 23, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fandom, Fans, Fun, News, Products

Dave and Ruby Dunlop are the grandparents every Harry Potter fan wishes we had.  They’ve just had a two-storey Harry Potter playhouse built in their backyard in Ontario, Canada, for their two-year-old granddaughter, Logan.  Logan is too young to have read the Harry Potter books or watched the films, but her parents are massive Harry …read more!

Netflix Transports Fans to ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Paris in September!


Aug 21, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

Paris is the “City of Light,” a beloved destination for travelers the world over–and 1920s Paris, as Woody Allen’s nostalgic Gil Pender knows in 2011’s Midnight in Paris, is truly magical. Yet those familiar with wizarding history, however well concealed from the Muggles and No-Majs passing them in the streets, know that 1920s Paris was …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Jessie Cave Debuts ‘Cave Women: A Work in Progress,’ New ‘Magic to Do’ Vlogs and Updates on Jack Thorne Projects


Aug 19, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Bonham Carter, Broadway, Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Interviews, Jack Thorne, Movies, News, Round-Up, Smith, Television Programmes, Tennant, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

The incredible thing about the world of theater is its diversity. It spans the globe. It spans eras. It spans genres. And yet it continues to connect generations of theater-goers old and new in a magical way. This week’s round-up covers the debut of Jessie Cave’s latest comedic effort, James Snyder’s most recent entries in …read more!

J.K. Rowling to receive “Ripple of Hope” award in December


Aug 19, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Charity, Honors/Awards, J.K. Rowling, News

Please join Leaky in congratulating J.K. Rowling on another well-deserved award:  She will be honoured in a ceremony on December 12th as a recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope Award.  Now in its 51st year, the award is given annually for outstanding work in human rights.  In addition to creating the Harry …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Films for Daniel Radcliffe and Eddie Redmayne at TIFF, New Photos of Helena Bonham Carter and the Cast of ‘The Crown’ and More!


Aug 18, 2019

Posted by: Kim McChesney

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Here at Leaky this week, we’re back after an incredible trip to Dallas for Leakycon 9 ¾ and ready for all the actors news as we approach a few major film festivals and the start of the fall television season. To kick off the week we saw the first glorious trailer for The Little Women Movie starring Emma Watson, revealed …read more!

New Wizarding World App Announced by Pottermore

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Aug 16, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Info, Interactive, News, Potter News, Pottermore, Tech, Warner Bros.

It’s been a busy summer for tech-savvy witches and wizards, and it’s only going to get more interesting! Announced today, Pottermore revealed a new all-in-one app, currently named Wizarding World, which promises to be the “official Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts companion.” Created by Wizarding World Digital, a joint venture between Pottermore and Warner Bros., …read more!

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2 of 2): Leaky Interview with Creative Team of Off-Broadway PUFFS


Aug 15, 2019

Posted by: Gianfranco Lentini

Broadway, Companion Books, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, HP References, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Puffs, Theater, TLC Interviews

Welcome to Part 2 of The Leaky Cauldron’s interview with PUFFS – this round focusing on the creative team behind the long-running and record-breaking play set to close in New York City on August 18, 2019. Let’s dive in! Read Part 1 here! Creative Team Q&A   LEAKY CAULDRON: Hello, creative team! Your turn to introduce yourselves. Tell …read more!

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