Harry Potter News

“Sorcerer’s Stone” one of the most checked-out books at the NYPL


Jan 21, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Honors/Awards, News

In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the New York Public Library has released the list of its top 10 most checked-out books of all time.  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone comes in at #9 with 231,022 check-outs since its U.S. publication in 1998.  Given the worldwide record-breaking popularity of the Harry Potter series, prima …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe In ‘Miracle Workers’ & ‘Guns Akimbo’ Trailers, David Heyman Sits on Producers Guild Awards Panel & More!

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Jan 19, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Interviews, Depp, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Film Images, Films, Fry, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Interviews, Jack Thorne, Kravitz, Kravitz Interviews, Miller, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Trailers, Watson

More Wizarding World gold for Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast cast and creative this week. On the heels of their Golden Globe wins, many familiar names from on screen and stage and behind the scenes of the Wizarding World franchise are involved with this year’s Oscar nominated films. Also this week, Leaky had the magical …read more!

Accio irony: Warner Bros. new streaming service can’t show the Harry Potter films

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Jan 18, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Films, Legal, Movies, News, Warner Bros.

Remember when Pottermore couldn’t post anything related to the films until they struck a deal with Warner Bros., and then it was still so complicated that they ended up ditching Pottermore and creating a new website, Wizarding World?  Remember the distinction between unofficial and official Harry Potter products, such as the Unofficial Harry Potter Knits …read more!

Accio ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ at BroadwayCon!


Jan 17, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Broadway, Conventions, Fan Events, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Theater

BroadwayCon, a New York City based convention brought to you by the same team behind LeakyCon, will host a Harry Potter and the Cursed Child spotlight panel with the actors currently on Broadway at the event next weekend! The panel, which will begin at 10am on Saturday January 25th 2020 on the BroadwayCon MainStage, will feature Diane Davis …read more!

EXCLUSIVE: Leaky interviews “Harry Potter: Knitting Magic” author Tanis Gray

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Jan 17, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Costumes, Exclusives, Fun – Crafts, Interviews, News, Products

The first official Harry Potter knitting book, Harry Potter: Knitting Magic will be released on January 28.  You can pre-order it here, and enter to win a copy, plus yarn for the Umbridge Cat Scarf, here.  Thanks to publisher Insight Editions, Leaky was able to chat with author Tanis Gray about Weasley jumpers, Dumbledore’s famous love …read more!

Academy Award Nominations For Wizarding World Cast & Creative: John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, ‘Little Women’ & More!


Jan 16, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Composers, Events, Gambon, Gleeson, Henderson, Heyman, Honors/Awards, News, Pattinson, Producers, Watson, Williams

The Academy Award nominees were announced this week, and there are plenty of awards on the line for productions featuring the talent of Wizarding World cast and creative! Relevant productions to Wizarding World fans taking centre stage were Little Women, 1917 and Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, followed by Marriage Story and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, with a few …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Promotes ‘Endgame’ on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ and Reunites With ‘Harry Potter’ Costar!


Jan 14, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, HP Cast, Jack Thorne, Margoyles, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater round-up covers both sides of the pond and both coasts of the continental U.S., and from Daniel Radcliffe’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show to promote his upcoming play Endgame to recording-breaking news for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, wizarding alums continue to dominate the industry. Uncle Vanya, starring Ciaran Hinds …read more!

Leaky interviews Harry Potter costume designer Jany Temime


Jan 14, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Costumes, Crew Interviews, Exclusives, Film Awards, Interviews, Movies

When I phoned costume designer Jany Temime for our interview, her first words after “hello” were “Why are you calling me?”  Oh, no, I panicked, perhaps wires got crossed and she didn’t have the Leaky interview on her schedule!  But that was not what she meant as she went on to ask teasingly, “Why has it …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe Talks ‘Harry Potter’, Evanna Lynch Narrates Thriller Audiobook & More!


Jan 12, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Broadbent, Davis, de la Tour, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fiennes, Film Images, HP Cast, Kravitz Interviews, Lynch, Margoyles, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Thompson, Trailers, Warner Bros.

The first full week of the new decade was a spellbinding one in the Wizarding World. Producer David Heyman took home a Golden Globe and Leaky announced the winners of the 2019 Golden Cauldron Awards, we announced our giveaway of the new Harry Potter: Knitting Magic book and shared news from MinaLima about their illustrated …read more!

BAFTA Nominations for Wizarding World Cast and Creative


Jan 12, 2020

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Composers, Film Awards, Films, Gambon, Gleeson, Heyman, Honors/Awards, Movies, Music, News, Pattinson, Producers, Watson

The magic of awards season is upon us and it’s no surprise that some of the Muggles associated with the Wizarding World are being recognized for their latest work. On the heels of last week’s Golden Globes ceremony, BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (the British Oscars for all you No-Maj) announced …read more!

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