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The Birthday of Professor Quirinus Quirrell

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Sep 26, 2017

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September 26 is the birthday of Harry Potter’s first Defense Against the Dark Arts professor, Quirinus Quirrell. To mark this day, let’s take a look at some of the surprising details we noticed upon our celebratory 20th Anniversary re-read of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as well as some facets of this interesting character …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Our Chat With Jim Kay & Olivia Lomenech Gill, Illustrators of ‘Harry Potter’ & ‘Fantastic Beasts’!

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Sep 26, 2017

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Leaky were lucky enough to be invited to Bloomsbury’s preview event for the illustrated editions of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, both released next month. Jim Kay’s Prisoner of Azkaban continues his illustrated editions of the Harry Potter books, which is says are ‘like a welcome home’. …read more!

What Muggle Sports Would Hogwarts Students Play?

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Sep 25, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

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One of the biggest issues I have with the wizarding world is its apparent lack of sports. The only sport ever mentioned is Quidditch, bar wizard chess. Don’t get me wrong, Quidditch is awesome, and I personally would definitely be trying out for the school team. But say you’re a witch or wizard who just …read more!

Happy Birthday, Mister Ollivander!

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Sep 24, 2017

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Birthdays, Character Birthdays

We know that wandmaker extraordinare Garrick Ollivander was born on September 25, but we don’t know the year.  Since Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was released, there has been speculation that he was born in or before 1907 because he is listed as the wandmaker on a 1926 wand permit application.  In order to …read more!

J.K. Rowling and Cursed Child Creatives Talk Broadway with CBS Sunday Morning

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Sep 24, 2017

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19 Years Later, Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, JKR Interviews, John Tiffany, News, Theater

Broadway here they come! The nine-time Olivier award-winning  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is headed to the Great White Way and the play’s creative team appeared on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss nineteen years later and its trip across the pond. J.K. Rowling, acclaimed Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, and famed director of the …read more!

David Tennant in ‘Ducktales’ Behind-The-Scenes, ‘Good Omens’ & More

DUCKTALES - Top-billed voice actors are bringing the beloved characters of McDuck Manor to life in the all-new animated comedy series "DuckTales," premiering on Disney XD channels around the world summer 2017. (Disney XD/Richard Hanson)
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Sep 24, 2017

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Gambon, News, Tennant, Trailers

David Tennant has been busy of late, with various upcoming on-screen projects starring the Barty Crouch Jr and Doctor Who actor – catch the details below! Filming has started on ‘Good Omens’, an upcoming Amazon Prime Video six-part series based on the novel by Neil Gaimen, written with the late Terry Pratchett. Gaiman recently revealed the first …read more!

Want to Work Closer to the Magic of ‘Harry Potter’? Warner Bros. London Studio Tour is Now Hiring!

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Sep 23, 2017

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Fandom, Fans, Fun, Info, Interactive, Misc, News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

If you aren’t satisfied with Harry Potter being just a life passion, you can now turn it into a career as well! Warner Bros. The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour is currently looking to hire a few muggles for multiple different positions. They currently have four jobs listed for the Studio Tour in Leavesden …read more!

Cast Round-Up: Kenneth Branagh and Johnny Depp’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express,’ Julie Walters Drinks Coffee to Fight Cancer, and More!

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Sep 23, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts casts continue to feature in the news regularly as the release of upcoming projects nears, film details surface, trailers are unveiled, convention announcements are made, charities are supported, and interviews are given. It would be hard to keep up it all–but we’ve got that covered for you! Here we review the …read more!

Bloomsbury Reveals New Marauder’s Map Illustration

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Sep 22, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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The new illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is currently available for pre-order from Bloomsbury UK. As a lead up to the official release date of the book, Bloomsbury suprised us with a sneak peek! Across social media, Bloomsbury revealed the Marauder’s Map as drawn by Jim Kay for this edition. This …read more!

Expecto Patronum! ‘Harry Potter’ Stars Take Pottermore’s Quiz

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Sep 22, 2017

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On Friday, Pottermore celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Patronus Quiz, beckoning muggles from across the fandom back into the wizarding world with a personalized glimpse of their magical abilities. In honor of the occasion, Pottermore released videos of three Harry Potter stars taking the quiz. Tom Felton, Slytherin Draco Malfoy, Matthew Lewis, Gryffindor Neville Longbottom, and Warwick …read more!



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