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Happy World Book Day…and Night!


Apr 23, 2018

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Monday, April 23, 2018, is the 23rd World Book Day, a global celebration of books and reading created by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 1995.  (Yes, it’s the 23rd on the 23rd.)  Why April 23?  Supposedly, several famous authors died on this day, including Shakespeare, Cervantes, and de la Vega.  It …read more!

New Magic Case Holds Clues to French Ministry of Magic and More!


Apr 23, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The Rowling Library and Hachette Book Group announced an exciting new addition to your fan collection, and it not only contains loads of interactive special features, but it also includes a 128-page notebook which appears to reveal some wizarding world secrets! FANTASTIC BEASTS: The Magizoologist’s Discovery Case will be available Oct. 23, 2018, about one …read more!

Exclusive ‘Cursed Child’ Broadway Premiere Interviews with J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, Jessica Williams & More!


Apr 23, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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It’s breaking records, it’s inspiring masses of global Harry Potter fans to flock to major theaters, and now Cursed Child has officially opened on Broadway! Leaky was lucky enough to attend the red carpet premiere of the official opening of the show in New York yesterday, where we met with J.K. Rowling, the creative team behind the …read more!

J.K. Rowling Reveals New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Character Played by Jessica Williams!


Apr 22, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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At the premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway, J.K. Rowling finally revealed the role of Jessica Williams in Fantastic Beasts in a tweet, and posted a little more information on where we can expect to see her! Jessica Williams (The Daily Show, Girls) will portray Professor Eulalie (Lally) Hicks, of America’s Ilvermorny …read more!

Scholastic to Publish ‘Beedle the Bard’ Illustrated Edition


Apr 22, 2018

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Books, J.K. Rowling, News, Tales of Beedle the Bard

As we know, Harry Potter U.K. publishers Bloomsbury will be publishing an illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, to be illustrated by Chris Riddell (see a sneak preview here!). U.S. publisher Scholastic also appear to be publishing their own version of the classic wizarding stories, to be fully illustrated by artist Lisbeth Zwerger. The update comes from Amazon, where the …read more!

Raise Your Wands to the Late Verne Troyer


Apr 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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It is with heavy hearts that we report on the death of Verne Troyer, who sadly passed away today, aged 49. WARNING: Depression, suicide.  Leaky learned of his passing from a post from his team on his official Facebook page, which warns of the importance of taking mental health seriously, and the need to show empathy and …read more!

Weekly Round-up: ‘Harry Potter’ Cast Reunion, Dan Fogler’s Reddit AMA & More!

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Apr 21, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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As Cursed Child prepares for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday (which J.K. Rowling will highly likely be attending), we’ve have many exciting updates in the Wizarding World, including honours for audiobook reader Jim Dale, an interview with Cursed Child lead Jamie Parker, and records broken by the show. We also celebrated World Art Day with discussions on …read more!

J.K. Rowling Visits ‘Cursed Child’ Theatre Ahead of Broadway Premiere & Sonia Friedman Makes TIME 100!


Apr 20, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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UPDATED: See video of J.K. Rowling’s surprise visit to the Broadway Cursed Child cast below! Magic is in the air in as the award-winning Harry Potter play sets the stage for its premiere on Broadway this Sunday.  Not only is J.K. Rowling in town for the big event, but the show’s creators and actors are …read more!

Happy Birthday, Victoria Yeates!

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Victoria Yeates
'Lorraine' ITV TV Programme, London, Britain. - 06 Feb 2015
Call The Midwife's young Nun - Sister Winifred joins Lorraine to talk about her big storyline in this weekend's episode

Apr 19, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News, Television Programmes

Victoria Yeates will take her place in the wizarding world when Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald opens in theaters this November, but the actress, celebrating her birthday today, first burst on the scene four years ago after snagging a role in the critically-acclaimed fan favorite Call the Midwife. The BBC One drama about a …read more!

Happy Birthday to David Tennant!


Apr 18, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Actor Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Honors/Awards, News, Richardson, Television Programmes, Tennant, Theater, West End

David John McDonald, a.k.a., beloved Scottish actor David Tennant, celebrates his 47th birthday today. Though Tennant is best known to one of pop culture’s most enduring fandoms as the Tenth incarnation of Doctor Who’s iconic Time Lord, he etched a place in Potter history when he played the brief but memorable role of polyjuiced Death …read more!

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