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Double Birthday Trouble

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Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Charity, Harry Potter:The Exhbition, News, Phelps

When Harry Potter fans think of Fred and George Weasley, comic relief may come to mind. Today on the 31st birthday of James and Oliver Phelps, the actors who played them in the films, we wanted to spread the word about how they’re using their brand of humor to help others in need. 2 of …read more!

Illustrated PoA Available for Pre-Order Now

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Feb 24, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Art, Bloomsbury, Books - Release Dates, Cover Art, Cover Artists, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Jim Kay, News, Pottermore, Publishers, Scholastic

Of course, you already have all of the Harry Potter books.  But the only way to deal with the grief that there is no 8th book to wait for is to buy new editions.  Both the U.K. and U.S. publishers of the series are counting on fans getting their Harry Potter fix by periodically releasing …read more!

New Clip of ‘Viceroy’s House’ with Michael Gambon Released!

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Feb 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Films, Gambon, HP Cast, Movies, News, Trailers

New teasers of the film Viceroy’s House, including one clip with Michael Gambon, are now available for viewing in advance of next week’s theatrical release. Gambon, known as Albus Dumbledore to Harry Potter fans, portrays General Hastings Ismay in this cinematic adaption of true events. According to a previous Leaky report, the backstory of Gambon’s role is as …read more!

Happy Birthday, Eduardo Lima!

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Feb 24, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Birthdays, Fan Events, Fantastic Beasts Movie, MinaLima, Movie Art, News, Props-Sets, Universal Orlando Resort

Break out the birthday cake and celebrate another year for Eduardo Lima! (And let’s do better than Hagrid on this one, Potter fans. We’re sure it tasted fine–Dudley didn’t seem to mind–but in all fairness, the birthday cake he brought Harry looked quite rough.) So in honor of his day, let’s recognize Eduardo Lima for his significant contributions to the …read more!

Hedwig Loose in Professor McGonagall’s Classroom

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Feb 23, 2017

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Composers, Films - Soundtracks, Music, News, Videos, Williams

Well, not the owl herself, she having taken a killing curse in battle to save Harry and all. <Brief pause for tears as we relive that scene in our heads.> A haunting rendition of her theme from the movies was recorded by the King’s Singers at Durham Cathedral, which served as the set for McGonagall’s Transfiguration classroom. …read more!

Warwick Davis to Host ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary Panel

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Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Storie Chastain | Comments

Davis, Events, News

As one of the largest movie franchises world-wide, the annual Star Wars celebration is a huge deal and important to many people, fans and creators alike. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, episode IV, A New Hope, which premiered in 1977. To kick off this years celebration, there will be an all-star panel on …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Round-Up and More!

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Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Charity, Conventions, Davis, Directors, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Leung, Lumos, Movies, News, Posters, Redmayne, Wright, Yates

We’ve got an extensive round-up for you this Thursday, Potter fans. Considering Harry Potter cast and crew are among the most prolific and generous in the business, it’s no surprise they fill the media outlets with news. So let’s get on with it! The St. Helens Star reports that director David Yates was added to the Citizen …read more!

#LeakyFantasticGiveaway Winners & Runners-Up!

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Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Contests, Fan Sites, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fun, Fun - Contests, Honors/Awards, Leaky, News, Products

As you may remember, The Leaky Cauldron recently hosted a Fantastic Beasts giveaway, and we’re finally bringing you news of the winners! The instructions were to draw (with accompanying description and/or annotations) or write a description of a fantastic beast entrants had “discovered” in their travels as professional Magizoologists. After a lot of deliberation and regretting the …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Playwright’s New Musical Opens This Week

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Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, Junkyards, News, Theater Openings, West End

Playwright Jack Thorne, who just this week took home the Best Play Award from What’s On Stage for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has a new production opening February 24 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in Bristol. Junkyard, Thorne’s first musical, was inspired by his own childhood experience, as reported recently by Leaky. …read more!

Katherine Waterston: Narrates a Novel and Navigates the Dangers of Space

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Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Audio Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, Movies, News, Waterston

Katherine Waterston, of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame, is a busy woman of late. She’s currently involved in a number of projects in addition to the filming of our favorite upcoming sequel. She lent her voice to the audiobook of friend Katie Kitamura’s novel, A Separation, and she appears in a new …read more!



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