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Happy 50th Birthday J.K. Rowling, Happy 35th Harry!

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Jul 31, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Actor Birthdays, Character Birthdays, J.K. Rowling, News

Today marks a mile stone of great celebration for our most beloved author. As Jo Rowling turns 50 today, we all feel like the entire world should be celebrating just wizards celebrated Harry’s victory over Voldemort (twice)! Celebrations that spill out into the streets, and make ignorant muggle folk ask “why?”. J.K. Rowling told the …read more!

Happy Birthday, Neville!

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Jul 30, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Birthdays, Character Birthdays

30th July marks the 35th birthday of Neville Longbottom, a character who shows that we can prove ourselves to have more strength and courage than we could ever know. At first appearance, Neville was an unexpected Gryffindor, and his first few years at Hogwarts were riddled with mishaps. He made his entrance as a clumsy boy looking …read more!

“Career of Evil” Available for Pre-Order

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Jul 29, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Books, J.K. Rowling, News

This spring, J.K. Rowling announced that her good pal, Robert Galbraith, would be releasing his third Cormoran Strike novel. Though the other novels in the mystery series were released during the summer season, Career of Evil will be hitting shelves this fall (October 20th in the US, and October 22nd in the UK). Amazon has recently made the …read more!

J.K. Rowling on TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?”

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Jul 29, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

JKR Interviews, News

An episode of the genealogy show, Who Do You Think You Are?, featuring J.K. Rowling will make its American television debut this Sunday, August 2 at 9 PM EST on TLC.  While TLC is touting this as a premier, it is actually a reworking (if not a complete rerun) of an episode that debuted on BBC …read more!

New Photos Released of Emma Watson in ‘Colonia’

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Jul 29, 2015

Posted by: Milka

Films, News, Watson

Earlier this week, Toronto International Film Festival website announced a large portion of its official line-up for the festival starting on September 10. Included in the line up is Colonia, a thriller directed by Florian Gallenberger, starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl. Playlist writes that Colonia: “tells the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple, who …read more!

OKREAL’s Exclusive Interview with Bonnie Wright

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Jul 28, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Actor Interviews, News, Wright Interviews

OKREAL, a new website “that gives you the tools to choose your life,” sat down for an exclusive interview with Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley). Bonnie Wright was selected as one in a range of women the site talks to about their successes and how they achieved them, but most of all what is important to them. …read more!

France wins the First European Games!

local amateur photographer Michael Nisi, who took some pictures while Italian team was training in Sarteano, on 2nd of May.

Sarteano2015 is very happy to share with all of you the pictures taken by Michael Nisi during the training of the Italian muggle quidditch team. The whole town enjoyed welcoming the players, and for all the people who has missed the show there will be other chances until July...

Jul 27, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Fan Events, News

It came down to a classic and historic rivalry: the French versus the British. There were a few casualties–the French first string keeper broke his shoulder–but the “really tough, really intense” game ended on a fair Snitch snatch, leaving the French with the champion title after a 90-50 win. Representatives from each team spoke to …read more!

Retweet for a Chance to Win “A Little Chaos”

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Jul 27, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Contests, News

SnitchSeeker is giving away Blu-Ray copies of Alan Rickman’s new film, A Little Chaos. All one has to do is retweet a tweet from SnitchSeeker’s Twitter feed. This contest only applies to US Residents only. Please visit the original article for more details!

Listening to Rupert Grint

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Jul 27, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Book Reviews, Grint

Looking for an audio book for your last road trip of the summer?  Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) narrates the audio books editions of British author Liz Pichon’s series of Tom Gates books. In the first book, The Brilliant World of Tom Gates, fifth-grader Tom tells a comic tale of teacher-misunderstandings, a tormented teenage sister, concert …read more!

Birthday Boy Daniel Radcliffe Shares Voice-acting Appearance

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Jul 23, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

News, Radcliffe

Today we wish a happy birthday to Daniel Radcliffe!  The lead actor of the Harry Potter films turns 26 today.  With so many upcoming projects, including Victor Frankenstein, this is sure to be a good year for him. For a behind-the-scenes look at another project, Radcliffe recently posted a clip of a voice-acting appearance on …read more!

First Quidditch European Games to be held in Italy

local amateur photographer Michael Nisi, who took some pictures while Italian team was training in Sarteano, on 2nd of May.

Sarteano2015 is very happy to share with all of you the pictures taken by Michael Nisi during the training of the Italian muggle quidditch team. The whole town enjoyed welcoming the players, and for all the people who has missed the show there will be other chances until July...

Jul 21, 2015

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Events, Fun, News

As some will recall from our World Cup 8 report, the IQA (International Quidditch Association) dissolved in  2014, after many non-US Quidditch teams refused their bids to the 7th annual Quidditch World Cup. The IQA was then split into national associations (i.e. USQ, QUK, etc.). US World Cup 8 was hosted by USQ, while European …read more!

UPDATE: Coverage of ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Casting Call in London

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Jul 18, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Casting, Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, J.K. Rowling, Media, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Today, thousands of girls aged 8-12 years flocked to the Excel Centre in London to audition for the role of ‘Modesty’ in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due for release in November 2016. J.K. Rowling also tweeted about her excitement to find the girl perfect girl to play the ‘haunted young girl with an …read more!

Newly Knighted Sir John Hurt Says Cancer Treatment Going Well

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Jul 18, 2015

Posted by: Katie Eller

Actor Interviews

After being knighted by the Queen for his acting achievements, Sir John Hurt told the Eastern Daily Press that he was feeling surprisingly well.  As we reported here at Leaky, Sir John, who played Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter films, was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Speaking after the Windsor Castle Investiture ceremony he said: …read more!

‘Philosopher’s Stone’ owls to visit Aberdeen, U.K. this weekend

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Films, Movies, News

The Snowy Owl who played Hedwig, and Eral, a Great Horned Owl who delivered Harry’s first letter in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone are set to visit Duthie Park in Aberdeen this Sunday. The two ‘Harry Potter owls’ are from the Owl and Pussycat Centre in Maud, who frequently take the birds to local events.   The Press …read more!

Unveiling of expansion to Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Props-Sets, Warner Bros.

SnitchSeeker recently made an early visit to the brand new exhibit (opened July 16th) at the Warner Bros. Hollywood Studio Tour – Stage 48: Script to Screen. This is a $13 million addition to the tour, which takes about two hours to complete, moving from set to set on the archetypal navigator of the Hollywood film industry: a golf cart. Giving guests a deep and …read more!

Deluxe Edition of Illustrated “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

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Jul 16, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

Books, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News

Bloomsbury has announced that it will be releasing a deluxe edition of the anticipated illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Bloomsbury laid plans for the illustrated books in 2012. Since the first press release announced that Jim Kay would be providing the artwork for an illustrated version of J.K. Rowling’s masterpieces, sneak previews and …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Plays Prank on Nylon Magazine

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Jul 15, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

News, Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe recently visited Nylon Magazine offices. During his visit he agreed to pull a prank, and sit in as Nylon’s front desk receptionist for an hour. Having never been a receptionist, Dan was miserable at the job, which made the prank even more laughable. The first few people to walk by didn’t even notice …read more!

UPDATE: How much it would cost to go to Hogwarts

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Jul 15, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

News

UPDATE: J.K. Rowling confirmed on Twitter that Hogwarts is free. Mic has apologized for the error.  The actual cost of a Hogwarts education is the total cost of the school supply list, or $1,o31 for a first year. See more here.   Experts have calculated the price tag to attend a British prep school for …read more!

Harry Potter stars come together to support BBC

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Jul 15, 2015

Posted by: Catherine

J.K. Rowling, Lewis, News

J.K. Rowling and Matthew Lewis are a part of a list of celebrities that have spoken out about their support for the BBC. The BBC is under threats of funding slashes and budget cuts. The news sources also faces political pressure to be “curbed,” or kept in check. J.K. Rowling was one of many to …read more!

Helena Bonham-Carter in ‘Suffragette’ Teaser Posters

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Jul 15, 2015

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bonham Carter, HP Cast, News

In honour of Emmeline Pankhurst Day in the U.K. yesterday, Suffragette has released three teaser character posters (below). These feature Helena Bonham-Carter alongside Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep. ComingSoon.net writes: ‘Suffragette is a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud …read more!



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