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Robin Williams Award Goes to Chris Columbus


Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

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Director of the first three Harry Potter films, Christopher Columbus (and his team of course!) are responsible for how the magic of the books were translated to the big silver screen. Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, presented the very first Robin Williams Award for Excellence at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Since he was a …read more!

Jack Thorne Talks to Leaky About His New Musical and the Magic of Theatre


Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Broadway, Cleese, Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, News, West End

What do Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, Academy Award winning composer Stephen Warbeck and Harry Potter / Monty Python‘s John Cleese have in common? They’re all in some way or another involved in or woven into the history of Jack Thorne’s new musical, Junkyard! Jack kindly spoke with The Leaky Cauldron yesterday – the opening night for previews of the production at …read more!

Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Still Available


Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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How could we have missed this? We have post owls flying hither and yon, and we toil tirelessly ’round the clock, aided by copious amounts of Butterbeer, Pumpkin Juice and, uh, maybe a touch of Fire Whiskey.  We don’t miss much. But somehow we never told you that in 2013, Interweave Press released The Unofficial Harry Potter …read more!

Who’s Excited for Another ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Round-Up?!


Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Actor Interviews, Beauty and the Beast, Charity, Conventions, Events, Fandom, Fans, Films, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, LeakyCon, Movies, News, Oldman, Rickman, Spall, Television Program, Tennant, Thompson, Watson, Watson Interviews

Harry Potter news abounds this week, including an update on the Love Actually reunion, coverage of the upcoming Leaky Con event, a look at the splendid Emma Watson’s premiere of Beauty and the Beast, an honor for Timothy Spall, more from David Tennant, and a potential new project for Gary Oldman. Leaky recently reported on the …read more!

Double Birthday Trouble


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


Feb 24, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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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!


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!


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


Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

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

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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!

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