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Wizarding Wednesdays: Win Signed Fantastic Beasts Prizes!

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Aug 24, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Contests, Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Warner Bros.

To celebrate the release of the film, every Wednesday from now until November 16, Fantastic Beasts will be giving the chance to win a once in a lifetime prize! You need only enter your name one time to be put in the drawing each week! The official Fantastic Beasts Twitter tweeted about it earlier today: #Win …read more!

Happy Birthday Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry!


Aug 24, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Audio Books, Birthdays, Character Birthdays, Fry, Grint, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

Today (24th August) marks the birthday of our very own Ron Weasley, Rupert Grint, as well as Harry Potter audiobook reader, Stephen Fry! J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to wish them a happy birthday: Happy birthday to 3 wonderful people: @stephenfry, @HelenMilburn and Rupert Grint! ????? — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) 24 August 2016 Stephen Fry posted …read more!

Rupert Grint Producing (and Starring in) a New Series!


Aug 23, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock


Anybody familiar with Guy Ritchie’s 2000 cult film Snatch (which starred Jason Statham and Brad Pitt) will be pleased to hear that Sony’s streaming network Crackle is set to release a new 10-part series based on the movie. Not only that, but Rupert Grint will be an executive producer along with creator / writer Alex De Rakoff, and a starring actor in …read more!

Tom Felton on Joining ‘The Flash’


Aug 23, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Felton Interviews, Interviews, News

Tom Felton appeared at San Diego Comic Con 2016  to talk about starring in CW’s The Flash. He will be appearing as a series regular, portraying Central City Police Department crime scene investigator, Julian Dorn. Showbiz Junkies interviewed him exclusively on his character, his views of the show, and if he’s seeing Cursed Child. He spoke about personally loving …read more!

Darren Criss, Margot Robbie and Ben Affleck Meet the ‘Cursed Child’ Cast!

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Aug 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

There were not one, but two Harry Potters in the house when Starkid’s A Very Potter Musical star Darren Criss met the Cursed Child cast today. Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie and Ben Affleck also visited the cast. None of the stars have commented on seeing the play yet, although Darren Criss was clearly excited for the play come publication time at the …read more!

Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley!


Aug 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Birthdays, Character Birthdays, News

Today marks the 40th birthday of Percy Weasley; infamous prefect and Head Boy. Although Percy’s story saw him break ties with his own family, he eventually proved his worth as a true Gryffindor in the courage displayed by admitting his faults, swallowing his pride and returning to his family (we don’t talk about what happened after that…). From Percy we …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Speaks Out Against Racism & Donald Trump in ‘Imperium’ Interview


Aug 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Film Images, Movies, News, Posters, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews

Daniel Radcliffe’s newest role in Imperium follows FBI agent Nate Foster, who goes undercover in a White Supremacist group. IGN published the newest movie poster, and some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the film: View more photos at IGN here. Daniel Radcliffe also spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about going undercover, portraying White Supremacists on-screen, and how the media has responded …read more!

Rowling hints toward another Comoran Strike Novel on Twitter!


Aug 22, 2016

Posted by: Georgia Gates

Books, Career of Evil, Cormoran Strike series/Robert Galbraith, Cuckoo's Calling, Fans, J.K. Rowling, News, The Silkworm

Last week on Twitter, J.K Rowling excited her Comoran Strike fans by promising a fourth installment in the highly acclaimed series of novels. With the subject of the gripping crime stories being discussed largely in recent months on social media, we can only hope in anitcipation the wait wont last much longer!     And …read more!

Tickets on Sale for ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’ 2017 at Universal Studios Orlando!


Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Events, News, Theme Park

Yesterday, the dates for the fourth annual fan-favorite “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event was announced and vacation packages became available for purchase. The official event–taking place this year January 27-29, 2017–is a fun-filled three-day celebration, all set against the ever-magical backdrops of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. Vacation packages are available in …read more!

The Mudbloods, The Parselmouths to Reunite at LeakyCon 2016! See the Full Wizard Rock Lineup


Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Melissa Anelli

Conventions, Harry and the Potters, LeakyCon, Music, News, Wizard Rock

  LeakyCon 2016 has announced its wizard rock lineup. Harry and the Potters, Draco and the Malfoys, The Whomping Willows, Lauren Fairweather, Tonks and the Aurors, and Tianna and the Cliffhangers will perform at this year’s convention, from October 19-23, 2016 at the Marriott Burbank hotel. These bands will be joined by The Mudbloods and …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson’s Jeans Auctioned for the ‘Jeans for Refugees’ Project


Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Charity, Events, News, Radcliffe, Watson

Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe have both donated to the  Jeans for Refugees project, joining over 100 other celebrities in raising money for the International Rescue Committee (IRC). Emma, Dan and other stars (including Elton John, Harry Styles and Kate Moss) have donated a pair of their jeans, which are then painted and customised by project leader, Johny Dar. Dar comments on the …read more!

Exclusive Pre-Order Gifts for Jim Kay’s Illustrated Edition of ‘Chamber of Secrets’!


Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bloomsbury, Books, Exclusives, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Jim Kay, News, Publishers

When Jim Kay’s illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was published, pre-orders came with an exclusive Hedwig tote bag. Preorders of Chamber of Secrets (within the UK) have even more gifts on offer! The gift offered differs depending on which edition you preorder – the regular edition, the deluxe edition or both: 1. Pre-order Harry …read more!

Live from GeekyCon: The “Cursed Child” PotterCast!

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Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Leaky, News, Pottercast

PotterCast joined up with MuggleCast and others to produce a live podcast from GeekyCon in Orlando, titled “LeakyMug and the Cursed Child.” (This talk is full of spoilers! Listen on iTunes here, or by searching for PotterCast on services like Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also direct download here!) This special group of …read more!

Pottermore Discusses Content of New ‘Pottermore Presents’ eBooks


Aug 19, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, J.K. Rowling, News, Pottermore

This week, Pottermore revealed the newest ebooks to be released in the Potter-verse. Speaking to director of product, creative and content at Pottermore, Anna Rafferty, they discuss how the collections in the books were curated. The ebooks are actually compiled writings from Pottermore, with two of the books containing new, unpublished material from J.K. Rowling. One …read more!

New Hogwarts eBooks!


Aug 17, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Companion Books, Cover Art, J.K. Rowling, MinaLima, News, Pottermore

We all know that J.K. Rowling has built the vast and wide wizarding world in her head. Today Pottermore.com announced that Rowling will be releasing three new eBooks about Hogwarts! We will finally know more about the happenings of the wizarding school we all long to attend. There will be in total three eBooks that …read more!

Happy (belated) Birthday Evanna Lynch!


Aug 17, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Actor Birthdays, HP Cast, Leung, Lynch, News

Yesterday, Evanna Lynch, Harry Potter film’s Luna Lovegood (and the only actress perfect for the role of one of our favorite characters), celebrated her 25th birthday! Oh, how they grow up so fast. Evanna Lynch has kept herself busy since the end of the Potter franchise, though she never forgets her fans and how important …read more!

Dan Fogler and Eddie Redmayne: The Dynamic Duo

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Aug 16, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Actor Interviews, Fantastic Beasts, News, Pottermore, Redmayne

In the upcoming movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Eddie Redmayne plays Newt Scamander a wizard with a strong fascination for magical creatures. Dan Fogler plays his unlikely counterpart, Jacob, a muggle, or ‘no-maj’, from the Lower East Side of New York. Dan Fogler told Pottermore in a recent interview, that he and Eddie’s …read more!

USAopoly’s Harry Potter CLUE Game Review and Give-Away!

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Aug 15, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Contests, Exclusives, Featured News, Leaky, News

As Leaky reported earlier this year, USAopoly re-released their popular Harry Potter version of CLUE. Leaky was able to review USAopoly’s Harry Potter twist on the classic mystery game. It has been at least a few years since the Harry Potter version of CLUE was on store shelves, but if you missed the game the …read more!

Helena Bonham Carter Confirmed for ‘Oceans Eight’ Cast!

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21:  Helena Bonham Carter attends the Closing Night Gala of 'Great Expectations' during the 56th BFI London Film Festival at Odeon Leicester Square on October 21, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for BFI)

Aug 15, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bonham Carter, HP Cast, News

This October, Warner Bros. will start filming Ocean’s Eight, the female-driven continuation of the Oceans Eleven films, with Helena Bonham Carter recently being confirmed as part of the cast! Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were previously confirmed to be in the film, along with Anne Hathaway, Rihanna,  Mindy Kaling and Awkwafina. Gary Ross will direct and take on the role of screenwriter (alongside Olivia Milch), the film will …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Costumes & Props at Warner Bros Studio Tour London!


Aug 12, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Redmayne, Warner Bros.

You may remember when The Leaky Cauldron had the pleasure of attending San Diego Comic Con’s Fantastic Beasts Q&A panel from “The Making of Harry Potter” studio tour in Leavesden last month. Aside from speaking to the cast live on screen, our representatives were also able to view the costumes of the cast of Fantastic Beasts. Warner Bros. said this opportunity was “for …read more!

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