Harry Potter News

Happy Birthday to Timothy Spall


Feb 27, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Denial, News, Peter Pettigrew, Spall

Renowned British actor Timothy Spall, familiar to Harry Potter fans as the traitorous Peter Pettigrew, celebrates his 60th birthday today! Like many Harry Potter alums, Spall has been busy in the entertainment industry lately. Last year he won the Edgeware Outstanding Achievement Award at the UK Film Festival in London for his role in the …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Wins Best Costume Design Oscar!


Feb 27, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Academy Awards, Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Honors/Awards, Movies, News, Pottermore

Colleen Atwood is now a four-time Academy Award winner, after her costume design on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was honoured with an Oscar last night. Atwood won the title over fellow nominees LaLaLand, Jackie, Allied and Florence Foster Jenkins, and in a ceremony pretty much dominated by LaLaLand wins, it was an amazing year …read more!

World Book Day: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Costumes


Feb 26, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Books, Cursed Child, Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Movies, News

World Book Day is fast approaching! The annual global celebration of all things literature takes place on March 2nd 2017, and on double the 20th anniversary year of World Book Day and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, why not go all-out and dress as your favourite wizarding world character? (Not that we doubt that you dress …read more!

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ MACUSA Commemorative Coin


Feb 26, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Misc, News

A new commemorative coin released by Coin Invest Trust features a glimpse into the incredible magical world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Elizabeth II of England, her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse side displays the MACUSA emblem, featuring …read more!

Robin Williams Award Goes to Chris Columbus


Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz | Comments

Columbus, Columbus Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, PoA Film

Chris Columbus, director and executive producer of the first two Harry Potter films, is largely responsible for how the magic of the books were translated to the big silver screen. It is for this and his incredible work on many other films, that he was chosen to be the first recipient of the Robin Williams Award …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

Fun – Crafts

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, p[umpkin 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

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!

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