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Harry Potter Favorites Win Royal Television Society Awards


Mar 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Two of Potter fan’s most beloved actors were honored last night at The Royal Television Society Programme Awards held in London at the Grosvenor House Hotel.  As reported by Leaky, the March 7 announcement of the RTS nominations revealed that Robbie Coltrane, Harry Potter’s adored gamekeeper Hagrid was up for best actor in the newly …read more!

Jim Tavaré’s Condition Update!


Mar 22, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

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      Jim Tavaré, the innkeeper of the Leaky Cauldron, was in a car accident awhile back; breaking his neck, and suffering from a punctured lung as reported by Leaky here. After two weeks in the Intensive Care area, Tavaré and his wife moved to a ‘less critical ward.’  Last Thursday, his wife posted …read more!

David Tennant on the Wild Side


Mar 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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David Tennant seems to have a penchant for taking on characters with a flair for the wild side. They’re perfectly content to disavow ‘normal’ in order to push the envelope, whether they’re bucking the system or pursuing personal interests without regard for what’s accepted or expected. His staid Broadchurch character (DI Hardy) aside, Tennant is exceptionally good in …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Playwright Brings a New Take on a Classic


Mar 21, 2017

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Jack Thorne, the acclaimed writer of the award-winning West End phenomenon, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is at it again with an updated version of one of the most iconic dramas in the history of modern theater. photograph from The Guardian Originally Set in 1821, Woyzeck is based on the true story of Johann …read more!

Potter in ‘Fargo’, Comic-Con & Poetry


Mar 21, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Harry Potter, Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts actors are up to all sorts these days. Evanna Lynch has been busy showing fans how to make vegan recipes, Emma Watson successfully awed fans in recreating the role of a Disney princess, Rupert Grint’s in Snatch, Ezra Miller’s in a band, Noma Dumezweni reads poetry beautifully and there are plenty of convention …read more!

Evanna Lynch Shows the Magic of Vegan Cooking with PETA!


Mar 21, 2017

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Evanna Lynch teamed up with Youtube channel peta2 – animal rights group PETA’s US youth division – to show you how to whip up some Hogwarts treats, vegan style! In full Luna style (she even dons a Gryffindor hat at the end!) Evanna shows you how to make chocolate frogs, butterbeer and pumpkin pasties, all without …read more!

Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Enchants Audiences


Mar 21, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The fervor leading up to the Beauty and the Beast March 17th theatrical release seemed to indicate a good opening weekend for Disney’s live-action remake starring Emma Watson. But the film actually out-performed optimistic predictions, casting a spell over audiences world-wide and breaking records in the process. Billboard reports that Bill Condon’s masterful take on the …read more!

Happy Birthday Gary Oldman!

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Mar 21, 2017

Posted by: Storie Chastain | Comments

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Our beloved Gary Leonard  Oldman, who portrayed Sirius Black throughout the Harry Potter movies, turns 59 today! We’d like you all to join us here at Leaky in celebrating another year of such a talented man. It was at a young age that Gary Oldman discovered his passion for acting. After seeing the 1971 film The Raging …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Picks Up Four Wins at Three Empire Awards!


Mar 20, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Empire magazine hosted its 22nd Three Empire Awards ceremony, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came away as one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home four major awards! And this is exactly how we feel about it. #FantasticBeasts has won 4 #EmpireAwards for Best Actor, Production Design, Make Up and Costume! …read more!

Happy Birthday, David Thewlis!


Mar 20, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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In honor of David Thewlis’ birthday, today, let’s celebrate not only another year, but also an excellent acting career–just another thing that gets better with age! And since we’re on topic, we’d be remiss in not mentioning the casting twist that saw Thewlis miss out on one Harry Potter role (Professor Quirrell) only to be …read more!

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