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Hedwig Loose in Professor McGonagall’s Classroom


Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Composers, Films - Soundtracks, Music, News, Videos, Williams

Well, not the owl herself, she having taken a killing curse in battle to save Harry and all. <Brief pause for tears as we relive that scene in our heads.> A haunting rendition of her theme from the movies was recorded by the King’s Singers at Durham Cathedral, which served as the set for McGonagall’s Transfiguration classroom. …read more!

Warwick Davis to Host ‘Star Wars’ 40th Anniversary Panel

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Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Storie Chastain | Comments

Davis, Events, News

As one of the largest movie franchises world-wide, the annual Star Wars celebration is a huge deal and important to many people, fans and creators alike. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first Star Wars movie, episode IV, A New Hope, which premiered in 1977. To kick off this years celebration, there will be an all-star panel on …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Cast Round-Up and More!


Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Charity, Conventions, Davis, Directors, Events, Fan Events, Fandom, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Leung, Lumos, Movies, News, Posters, Redmayne, Wright, Yates

We’ve got an extensive round-up for you this Thursday, Potter fans. Considering Harry Potter cast and crew are among the most prolific and generous in the business, it’s no surprise they fill the media outlets with news. So let’s get on with it! The St. Helens Star reports that director David Yates was added to the Citizen …read more!

#LeakyFantasticGiveaway Winners & Runners-Up!


Feb 23, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Contests, Fan Sites, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Fun, Fun - Contests, Honors/Awards, Leaky, News, Products

As you may remember, The Leaky Cauldron recently hosted a Fantastic Beasts giveaway, and we’re finally bringing you news of the winners! The instructions were to draw (with accompanying description and/or annotations) or write a description of a fantastic beast entrants had “discovered” in their travels as professional Magizoologists. After a lot of deliberation and regretting the …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Playwright’s New Musical Opens This Week


Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Jack Thorne, Junkyards, News, Theater Openings, West End

Playwright Jack Thorne, who just this week took home the Best Play Award from What’s On Stage for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, has a new production opening February 24 at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in Bristol. Junkyard, Thorne’s first musical, was inspired by his own childhood experience, as reported recently by Leaky. …read more!

Katherine Waterston: Narrates a Novel and Navigates the Dangers of Space

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Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Audio Books, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Interviews, Movies, News, Waterston

Katherine Waterston, of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them fame, is a busy woman of late. She’s currently involved in a number of projects in addition to the filming of our favorite upcoming sequel. She lent her voice to the audiobook of friend Katie Kitamura’s novel, A Separation, and she appears in a new …read more!

See Emma Watson Sing in New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Clip


Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Beauty and the Beast, Films, Films - Soundtracks, Films - Trailers, HP Cast, Movies, Music, News, Watson

We’ve already heard snippets of Emma Watson singing as Belle, as Disney strategically releases clips and teasers of the highly-anticipated film, Beauty and the Beast, to promote its upcoming theatrical run. We’ve even heard her sing the iconic Belle (Reprise)! But, for the first time, watch the actual film clip of Watson singing in one of …read more!

Happy Birthday to Julie Walters!


Feb 22, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Mary Poppins Returns, News, Videos, Walters

Julie Walters, best known to Harry Potter fans as the beloved mum of the Weasley clan, Molly Weasley, celebrates her 67th birthday today. Walters has stayed busy since her time in the Potterverse, voicing the witch in Pixar’s Brave, and appearing in Paddington, the upcoming Paddington 2, and the British television series Indian Summers. Her …read more!

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Illustrated by MinaLima


Feb 21, 2017

Posted by: Sophia Cotraccia | Comments

Books, Cover Art, Cover Artists, MinaLima, News

Following their big announcement on January 26, MinaLima released a “lavishly illustrated” edition of The Beauty and the Beast. This release could not be more well-timed, as it provides just enough time to brush up on the source material before the release of Disney’s live-action film starring Emma Watson as Belle, which comes to theaters March …read more!

A Birthday Tribute to Alan Rickman


Feb 21, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, News, Rickman, Severus Snape

It’s been over a year since the brilliantly talented Alan Rickman passed away, yet fans and stars alike continue to pay tribute to this amazing man and actor. His friend, actress Kate Winslet told a touching story to Entertainment Weekly shortly before the one-year anniversary of his death as reported by Leaky here. “He was …read more!

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