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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!



J.K. Rowling visits School in Nepal, Attends Ball

Mar 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

J.K. Rowling recently took a trip to Nepal, where she was invited by the British Embassy to introduce a program organized by The British School in Kathmandu. While at the school last Friday, Rowling read excerpts of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and answered questions–energetically interacting and engaging with over 400 audience members. Images of …read more!



New Photos of the Hogwarts Express exhibit

Mar 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Huffington Post took a trip to the new Hogwarts Express exhibit at Leavesden Studio tour, and was able to take a few very beautiful photos of the scarlet red steam engine that is near and dear to our hearts. The Hogwarts Express exhibit, a 20,000 square foot expansion to Leavesden, officially opened to the general …read more!



What do You Think of Tom Felton’s Documentary?

Mar 23, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Tom Felton’s documentary on superfans aired this evening on BBC 3. Tom Felton Meets the Superfans premiered at 9 PM GMT, and Twitter has been bursting about it ever since. The documentary aired exclusively for the UK, and a UK audience. As Leaky is US based, we have been unable to view the documentary, and are …read more!



Dan Radcliffe to present “Have I Got News For You”

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Mar 20, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Dan Radcliffe is one of many stars inline to be featured in the 49th season (series, in the U.K.) of the British satire, Have I got News for You. Dan will be featured in the first episode of the season, on Friday, April 10. The Belfast Telegraph reports: It is going to be Harry Potter And …read more!



Rupert Grint in Tom Felton’s “Super Fans” Documentary

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Mar 20, 2015

Posted by Catherine

The BBC has posted a clip of Tom Felton’s meeting the Super Fans documentary. The clip features Rupert Grint, as he walks out of a side of building to great a crowd of fans awaiting his arrival.  One of those fans in the crowd is a poorly disguised Tom Felton. The hilarious encounter can be …read more!



Pottermore Highlights Writings from J.K. Rowling about the Hogwarts Express

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Mar 20, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In celebration of the new Hogwarts Express expansion at Leavesden Studio tours, Pottermore is highlighting new writings J.K. Rowling posted previously on the Hogwarts Express in the first moment of chapter six, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. The new writings reveal how students many centuries ago, used various, often disastrous, methods of getting …read more!



New Writings from J.K. Rowling on Pottermore

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Mar 20, 2015

Posted by Catherine

In celebration of the Hogwarts Express expansion at Leavesden Studios, J.K. Rowling has posted new material about the Hogwarts Express on Pottermore. Once has to journey back to the Philosopher’s Stone (Sorcerer’s Stone), to the Hogwarts Express scene to unlock the new reading. J.K. Rowling writes of how students of Hogwart’s distant past, used to …read more!



A little more Insight on “Fantastic Beasts” Films

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Mar 19, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Recently, at a luncheon that celebrated the launching of the Hogwarts Express expansion to Leavesden studios, CEO Kevin Tsujihara and other Warner Bros. executives talked a little of the upcoming “Fantastic Beast” movie trilogy. The context of the conversation was discussing a comparison between the Star Wars franchise and the Harry Potter franchise, discussing how …read more!



Rupert Grint’s “Moonwalkers” picked up by Alchemy

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Mar 17, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Rupert Grint’s new movie, Moonwalkers, made its debut at the SXSW film festival, and was picked up by Alchemy. Alchemy bought all the North American rights to the movie upon seeing it’s world premiere. Variety reports: Ron Perlman, Rupert Grint and Robert Sheehan star in “Moonwalkers,” based on the premise that Stanley Kubrick secretly shot the famous …read more!



Emma Thompson Officially “Mrs. Potts,” “Beauty and the Beast” Casting Update

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Mar 17, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Recently, Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast was given an official release date–it will hit theaters in 3D on March 17, 2017. The cast list has also been updated. Emma Thompson was rumored to be in the talks of playing the role of Mrs. Potts; now it appears that the Harry Potter alum has been officially added …read more!



Rupert Grint at SXSW Film Fest to Premiere “Moonwalkers”

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Mar 16, 2015

Posted by Catherine

As previously reported, Rupert Grint was to make an appearance today at the SXSW Film Fest, where his new movie, Moonwalkers was set to premiere. Rupert was met by large crowds and flocks of girls. Pictures of his even can be seen here. The Ice Cream Man reports: Rupert Grint joined his fellow Moonwalkers co-stars Robert Sheehan and Ron Perlman for the North …read more!



“Beauty and the Beast” to be released March 2017, Le Fou Casted

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Mar 16, 2015

Posted by Catherine

Emma Watson’s Beauty and the Beast has been signed a release date. Disney’s new live-action princess movie is intended to hit theaters March 17, 2017. The Hollywood Reporter stated: On the heels of the big opening of Disney’s Cinderella this past weekend, Disney has dated its live-action fairy-tale retelling Beauty and the Beast for March 17, 2017. Emma Watson is starring …read more!





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