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The Battle of Hogwarts Anniversary

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May 02, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Today we remember and honor those who fought the Battle of Hogwarts. We especially remember those who gave their lives for the Second Wizarding War–not just at the Battle of Hogwarts, but in the dark days preceding it as well. Today we also celebrate Harry Potter’s victory over Lord Voldemort, and commemorate all those who …read more!



New Robert Galbraith book and More from JK Rowling’s Twitter

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Apr 24, 2015

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith have been tweeting back and forth to each other this morning, to talk about Robert Galbraith finishing his third Cormoran Strike novel. Tweets reveal that the book with be published by Little, Brown this autumn (a specific date is promised later). The novel is titled Career of Evil. Please visit J.K. Rowling’s …read more!



Happy 25th Birthday Emma Watson!

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Apr 16, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Emma Watson celebrated her birthday today, April 15. She turned 25. For as young as she is, Emma has accomplished so much beyond her role as Hermione in the largest movie franchise in history. She is truly a role model to other girls, and an inspiration to both men and women alike. Please join us …read more!



“Very Good Lives” now on Sale for Lumos, JKR and Lumos USA

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Apr 14, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Early this morning, J.K. Rowling tweeted a reminder that her Harvard Commencement address was published today and that all proceeds will go to Lumos. J.K. Rowling also took a trip to New York City last week to launch Lumos USA. With Lumos CEO, Georgette Mulheir by her side, J.K. Rowling addressed the United States importance …read more!



Quidditch World Cup Round Up–USQ World Cup 8, BQC, and More

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Apr 13, 2015

Posted by Catherine

As most of you know, it is that time of year again–time for the real, and very intense Quidditch World Cup. This year, however was a little different. Though America hosted  World Cup 8 this past weekend (April 11-12), it was the US Quidditch World Cup 8 (which became a trend on Twitter, earned it’s …read more!



New Interview with Jonny Campbell, Director of “The Casual Vacancy”

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Apr 07, 2015

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling fansite Always J.K. Rowling had the amazing opportunity to have an exclusive interview with the director of the mini-series adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s The Causal Vacancy, Jonny Campbell. Mr. Campbell gave very detailed answers to the questions proposed–subject matter ranging from his involvement and experiences with making The Casual Vacancy, to advice for those wishing to have …read more!



Alan Rickman and Helen McCrory on their Friendship

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Apr 07, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) and Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) each took a turn writing about their friendship–how they first met on the set of Half-Blood Prince and how it blossomed afterwards–in the Independent. The editorials are very heart-warming and witty. A sampling of the piece can be read below, the whole article can be read …read more!



SnitchSeeker Give-Away Contest for J.K. Rowling’s “Very Good Lives”

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Apr 07, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In association with Little Brown Publishing, fellow Harry Potter fansite, SnitchSeeker, is giving away copies of J.K. Rowling’s new illustrated book of her Harvard Commencement address, Very Good Lives: The Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination. The give away is taking place this week, and is available to U.S. residence only. If you wish …read more!



Ralph Fiennes received Legend Award at the Empire Awards

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Apr 04, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Last Sunday, Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), received the Legend Award during the Empire Awards ceremony. Having starred in more than 30 films, Fiennes was recognized for his extensive body of work–especially for his Oscar-nominated, BAFTA winning role in “Schindler’s List.” His other award winning movies include “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and “The English Patient.” Ralph Fiennes …read more!



Luke Newberry as Newt Scamander?

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Apr 04, 2015

Posted by Catherine

As reported previously, the casting list for next year’s first release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, remains a mystery. However, that doesn’t stop speculations and rumors. A few weeks ago Dr. Who’s Matt Smith was the hot topic of discussion on possible leads for the films. This week it is Luke Newberry. The …read more!

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MuggleNet Live Coming to London!

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Apr 03, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Our close sister-site, MuggleNet, is hosting MuggleNet Live–the largest Harry Potter Expo in the UK–in London, April 18, 2015. There will be many special guests at this amazing Harry Potter event. According to MuggleNet, there will be 19 special guests, including 15 Harry Potter Actors, such as: Alfred Enoch (Dean Thomas), Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick), …read more!



Leaky Staffers Needed!

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Apr 01, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The Leaky Cauldron was once the most trusted name in Potter. It still is, but we could use a little more help with restoring Leaky to its full glory in this post-Potter age. As Melissa reported a while ago, Leaky had a lot of expected downtime as we prepared to make many changes and updates. …read more!



Alan Rickman in BAFTA Interview and Upcoming Projects

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Mar 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Alan Rickman is known for not being the subject of many interviews. However, BAFTA seems to be lucky. Rickman’s interview is to be a part of BAFTA’s “Life in Pictures” event–where many big name stars (such as Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, etc.) sit down for talks with BAFTA. The event is April 15. The Variety reports: …read more!



Reminder: J.K. Rowling’s “Very Good Lives” To Be Published Next Month

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Mar 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

As reported previously here on Leaky, J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Address is being printed in book form. All proceeds of the little, yet powerful, 80-page book will go towards Lumos, as well as university-wide scholarships for potential Harvard students. The book is available for preorder, and will be published April 14, 2105. Amazon’s summary of …read more!



Emma Watson named #1 on “99 Top Outstanding Woman 2015″

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Mar 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

AskMen is known for posting lists with themes such as “The Top 99 Most Desirable Women.” This year, claiming to be “better than that,” they changed their theme to give notoriety to outstanding, inspirational women. Emma Watson was voted as the number one most outstanding woman, according to the list. AskMen gives criteria used to make …read more!



J.K. Rowling’s Wonderful, Polite Discussion on Dumbledore with Fan

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Mar 27, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In the recent days, even after Jo tweeted that she didn’t take offense to a fan’s question on Dumbledore’s sexuality, many news sources are still praising J.K. Rowling for her “great come back,” her amazing “shut down,” her “burn” of the fan’s opinion that she did not see Dumbledore as gay, always seeing a possible …read more!



Matt Lewis Helps at an Acting Class at Grammar School at Leeds

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Mar 26, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Matthew Lewis took a trip back to his hometown to work with students in an acting class at Grammar School at Leeds. He and his brother, Anthony, to help judge a competition at the school. Matt expressed a lot of praise at the talent of the students, saying that the experience was exciting for him …read more!



Matt Smith Rumored to play Newt Scamander

Mar 26, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Rumors have started to catch fire and spread quickly about the casting of the lead character in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. As of now, Warner Bros and J.K. Rowling have revealed nothing about the Fantastic Beast films, other than they will be filming at Leavesden and that J.K. Rowling is writing the screenplay. …read more!



Times’ Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet: J.K. Rowling

Mar 25, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The Times has released one of it’s “Top Influential People” lists. This list was comprised of the Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet. With her recent activity on Twitter, more this year than in the recent years, J.K. Rowling has been named one of the thirty. Even on her Twitter, J.K. Rowling has …read more!



PETA Voices Concerns for Harry Potter Owls on Set

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Mar 24, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In the past few days, PETA has been raising awareness for the owls used on the set of the Harry Potter movies. These owls are now a part of the Leavesden Studio tour exhibits. Fans can pay to see the owls used throughout the films, the cat that held the role as Crookshanks, and other …read more!





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