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Happy Birthday, Gary Oldman!


Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Oldman

Gary Oldman turns 60 today and we at Leaky feel fairly certain that this milestone birthday is going to be a happy one for him.  After a four decade acting career playing roles that show a breathtaking diversity, from Sid Vicious to Count Dracula, from Lee Harvey Oswald to Commissioner Gordon, Oldman finally won his …read more!

‘Crimes of Grindelwald’ Screenplay Now Available for Pre-Order


Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Zack DiGirolamo | Comments

Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News

Wonderful news, Potterheads: a new book by J.K. Rowling, set in the Wizarding World, is coming by the end of the year! The book is the official, original screenplay of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and it will be released November 16, 2018. You’ll recall that the official screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was …read more!

New ‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Cast Photos Inside Latest Vogue Magazine


Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Brand new photos of the core cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre released in the latest Vogue magazine, bringing together the Potters, Granger-Weasleys and Malfoys in one nostalgia-packed photo: All eight actors potrayed their respective characters in the original West End version of the show, all except Susan Hayward (Rose Granger-Weasley). Writer Jack …read more!

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis!

British actor David Thewlis poses for pictures on the red carpet after arriving to attend the world premier of "Legend" in central London on September 3, 2015.    AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS

Mar 20, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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In honor of David Thewlis’ birthday, we’re inspired to fondly remember some of his recent roles while also looking forward to his upcoming projects! David Thewlis is best known to Harry Potter fans as the personification of Professor Remus Lupin, the beloved Hogwarts professor afflicted with lycanthropy and former member of the infamous Marauders. His …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Zoë Kravitz Says Leta Lestrange is “Misunderstood”, Emma Watson’s Next ‘Our Shared Shelf’ Choice & More!

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Mar 18, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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It’s been an explosive week in the wizarding world, as the first trailer dropped for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We posted our theories and reactions, and also reported on a brand new LEGO set depicting a scene from the trailer, which appears to shed light on what’s occurring! Newcomer Victoria Yeates also revealed more about her …read more!

Andrew Lincoln on Quidditch Through The Ages and More!


Mar 17, 2018

Posted by: Rahul Basu | Comments

Quidditch Through the Ages

The Telegraph recently featured Andrew Lincoln in an exclusive interview speaking about Quidditch Through the Ages. In the video, he talks about how he was inspired to take on the project when he started reading the Harry Potter books to his children – perhaps a little too early – and ended up scaring them in the process. He goes on to muse about …read more!

Leaky’s ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Trailer Reactions


Mar 17, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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We’ve been plotting and theorising (and mainly hyperventilating) since the Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer dropped, but nothing beats first reactions. So, without further ado, here’s a selection of first reactions from some of The Leaky Cauldron staff. You might want to watch the trailer first, if you somehow haven’t already! We’d like to give special …read more!

Opening Night For ‘Cursed Child’ On Broadway!


Mar 17, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Last night the first Broadway preview of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child staged at the Lyric Theatre, accompanied by a few exciting announcements! Part Two will be staged at 8pm tonight (March 17th), so let us know if you’ll be there! Here’s your first look inside the newly renovated Lyric Theatre, the home of #CursedChildNYC! pic.twitter.com/xI5Pu2RIQb …read more!

MinaLima’s Tokyo Pop-up & Illustrated Edition of ‘The Little Mermaid & Other Fairy Tales’

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Mar 16, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Exciting news from graphic designers MinaLima this week, with a pop-up shop now open in Tokyo, and their latest illustrated edition of a fairytale classic set to publish next week! MinaLima have been busy working on the Fantastic Beasts film series (which they discussed at A Celebration of Harry Potter, and at their London Design Festival talk), …read more!

Bloomsbury to Release ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ Illustrated Edition in Paperback!

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Mar 16, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Today, Bloomsburg Publishing announced its intention to release the popular Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition in paperback! The hardback edition, wonderfully brought to life through the art of illustrator Jim Kay, was an instant success when it first hit shelves in 2015–and now fans will have access to the same magic in a …read more!

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