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The Leaky Cauldron at San Diego Comic-Con’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Q&A!

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Jul 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Conventions, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Movies, News, Posters, Pottermore, Warner Bros.

Tomorrow, The Leaky Cauldron will join the Fantastic Beasts team at San Diego Comic-Con and Warner Bros’ special event at Leavesden Studios in London. Leaky will be involved with an exclusive Q&A with the cast and crew of the film, so listen out for us! The Fantastic Beasts Facebook page also shared some new movie art celebrating their appearance at …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Trio: “Being a Wizard is the Best Job Ever”


Jul 22, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News

Jamie Parker, Paul Thornley and Noma Dumezweni are currently portraying Harry, Ron and Hermione on stage in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opens for official performances on July 30th. The outside of Palace Theatre has been slowly growing into a masterpiece, adding more Potter-themed decorations in preparation for preview performances coming to an end. The new trio spoke to …read more!

Anthony Boyle on Playing Scorpius Malfoy in ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’


Jul 21, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, News

Harry Potter’s enduring feud with classmate Draco Malfoy has left many fans curious about the relationships between the rivals’ children at Hogwarts. Anthony Boyle–Draco’s son Scorpius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child–opens up about Scorpius’ childhood and a surprising friendship in a new interview.  “He’s grown up in isolation in the Malfoy Manor and …read more!

9 Years Later


Jul 21, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Book Seven, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling, Pottermore

Nine years ago Harry Potter fans across the globe were reading the final book of Harry’s epic journey, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. We had invested our lives in these books and we were finally getting answers. The global phenomenon that is and was Harry Potter culminated in an amazing tale of horcruxes and the …read more!

“Fantastic Beasts” Round Up: Comic Con, Test-Screening and More

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Jul 21, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, Companion Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Products, Publishers, Warner Bros.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is coming around the corner this November! Being one of Warner Bro.’s most anticipated films, the film and its cast and crew will be making an appearance (multiple appearances) at this years San Diego (International) Comic Con, SDCC 2016. Time Magazine included Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find …read more!

Evanna Lynch Attends Giffoni Film Festival 2016

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Jul 20, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Cursed Child, Events, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, News

Yesterday, Evanna Lynch attended the Giffoni Film Festival held in Salerno (Italy), after starring in My Name is Emily, which featured in the Generator +16 competition at the event. Of course, many Potter fans attended the festival to ask questions, but Evanna also had some wisdom of her own to share. Evanna was part of the Potter community long before she …read more!

Win a Signed Copy of ‘Cursed Child’ from Waterstones!


Jul 20, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Contests, Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Like most Potter fans, we’re counting down the days until the release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child  book so we can all experience the latest installment in Harry’s story for ourselves.  The only thing that could possibly be better than an eighth Harry Potter book? A signed eighth Harry Potter book. Waterstones has just announced–in what …read more!

A First Look at “Fantastic Beasts” LEGOs and T-Shirt!

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Jul 19, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Fun - Games, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Movies, Products, Toys, Warner Bros., WB Shop

With the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them movie due to roll into theaters this November, first looks at film merchandise are beginning to surface. LEGO website, Bricks Fans recently released images of the packaging of Fantastic Beasts LEGO sets. The new LEGO sets were advertised in the Argos catalogue in the U.K. The images …read more!

Warwick Davis’ ‘Star Wars’ Career Continues

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Jul 18, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

Davis, Films, Movies, News, Rumor

Throughout the years, Warwick Davis has appeared in three different Star Wars installments as five different characters. He has become a familiar face to those who follow the movies and is due to return this December in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story as a new character, rumored to be called Bistan. The news of …read more!

Alfred Enoch Shares His Wisdom After Filming ‘King Lear’


Jul 17, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Enoch, Enoch Interviews, HP Cast, Interviews, News

After portraying Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter films, Alfred Enoch has been starring in US drama How to Get Away With Murder, and is currently taking a break from TV to play Edmund in a filmed, critically-acclaimed theatrical production of Shakespeare’s King Lear, which will also star Don Warrington. Huffington Post took some time to catch up with Enoch as part …read more!

Matt Lewis Returns to London Stage!


Jul 16, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, Lewis, News

Harry Potter’s beloved Matthew Lewis (the heroic Neville Longbottom) is returning to the stage in a London West End production of Owen McCafferty’s Unfaithful. The play is described as a dark comedy about relationships on the edge. Working with Sean Campion (Stones in His Pockets), Niamh Cusack (The Winter’s Tale) and Ruta Gedmintas (Backbeat), Matt Lewis released …read more!

Fantastic Beasts Sequel to Take Series in A Different Direction

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Jul 15, 2016

Posted by: Storie Chastain

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

We still have several months of waiting until the Fantastic Beasts comes to theaters but J.K. Rowling and David Yates have already started talking about the sequel. Jo has already finished the script for the second Fantastic Beasts movie and passed it on to Yates to read. In this Entertainment Weekly article, Yates talks about …read more!

A Cursed Child Movie? Probably Not.


Jul 15, 2016

Posted by: Justin Hart

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Rumor

There has been quite a lot of speculation in regards to J.K. Rowling’s new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child becoming a film. This new flurry of rumors is because Warner Brothers has recently filed for a copyright regarding the play. However, according to The Telegraph the copyright is for much more than a film. …read more!

Bloomsbury Announces Theme for HP Book Night 2017


Jul 14, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Bloomsbury, Books, J.K. Rowling, News, Publishers, Scholastic

The ever-growing and popular Harry Potter Book Night, a night celebrating the publication of the Harry Potter books, is coming back in 2017! Bloomsbury recently announced the theme for the 2017 Harry Potter Book Night, taking place Thursday 2nd February. Many of our favorite characters are Hogwarts professors. Many of the Harry Potter series most …read more!

Paul Thornley Talks ‘Cursed Child': New Characters, Keeping the Secrets, and Being Married to Hermione


Jul 13, 2016

Posted by: Sammie

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, News

More than simply being one of Harry Potter’s best friends, Ron Weasley is an iconic character in his own right. In a recent interview with the Pottermore correspondent, Paul Thornley–Ron Weasley in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child–took the time to share a little about what it’s like.  “It’s massive. It’s the biggest thing I’ve ever …read more!

Carmen Ejogo’s Magical Reasons for Making Her ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character Left-Handed


Jul 12, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fantastic Beasts Movie, Pottermore

According to Pottermore, Carmen Ejogo’s interest in history led to her insisting that her character, Seraphina Picquery, was left-handed. Of course, Carmen herself is left-handed, but that doesn’t stop her having a creative, thoughtful reason for adding to her character’s personality: ‘It’s been a lot of fun to come up with a look and a personality that has …read more!

Ralph Fiennes Had to Be Persuaded to Play Voldemort!


Jul 11, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Fiennes, Fiennes Interviews, News, Radcliffe

After Dan Radcliffe admitted to actually being intimidated by Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort, Ralph told Metro that he almost didn’t take the role that he played so convincingly! Digital Spy reports: “I took ages to be persuaded to do Harry Potter and I have no regrets at all. I didn’t know the books. I had seen the first Harry Potter film and …read more!

PotterCast #258 – PukWhatgie?


Jul 10, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Pottercast

Get excited Leaky followers–everyone’s favorite Harry Potter podcast is back with another new episode! The Harry Potter world is very much a live, with new content being added faster than fans can react and become excited. With all this hot news, PotterCast is back, and attempting to tackle the Potter Universe with lively discussion–may take …read more!

“Spread the Light” Fundraiser for J.K. Rowling’s Birthday

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Jul 09, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Charity, Contests, Fans, News

It is that time of year again! J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday is just around the corner and more than 20 Harry Potter fansites are coming together in support of a cause to honor our beloved philanthropic author and her boy wizard that changed lives. This year, Spread the Light is hosting a fundraiser–with …read more!

Emma Watson Unveils “Beauty and the Beast” Poster!


Jul 09, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, Movies, Watson

Earlier this week, Emma Watson had the privilege of revealing the first movie poster for her much-anticipated film, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. The poster features the film’s iconic red rose in it’s frosted protective glass. The beautiful flower is alive and healthy, without a single petal dropped. The surrounding castle is dark, cold, …read more!

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