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UPDATE: ‘Cursed Child’ Book to be Published in July, and Jim Kay’s Illustrated ‘Chamber of Secrets’ Announced!

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Feb 10, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Companion Books, Cursed Child, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, Movies, News, Pottermore, Publishers

Following speculations, Pottermore and Little Brown UK have just announced that the script book for Cursed Child will be released July 31st (Harry Potter / J.K. Rowling’s birthday)! Pottermore reports: A host of new print and digital publishing has been announced from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, including a Special Rehearsal Edition of the script book of new …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe Features in Short Film Defending The BBC

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Feb 10, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe joined celebrities Dame Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, David Oyelowo, Sir Ian McKellen, Naomie Harris, and James Corden in a new video on behalf of The Great BBC Campaign, defending the BBC against cuts. The video’s slogan is “Don’t let the BBC become a memory. Fight for it”. Radcliffe thanked the BBC for his first role …read more!

Dame Maggie Smith wins Best Actress, Emma Thompson dedicates award to Alan Rickman

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Feb 09, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Events, Honors/Awards, News, Redmayne, Smith, Thompson, Walters

Dame Maggie Smith won ‘Best Actress’ at the Evening Standard British Film Awards,  for her role as Miss Shepherd in The Lady In The Van. Emma Thompson won the Comedy award, for her portrayal of Cemolina in The Legend of Barney Thomson. Other nominations in this category included Fantastic Beasts’ Colin Farrell  (The Lobster). Thompson also gave a heartwarming dedication to …read more!

Emma Watson Attend Premiere of “Colonia”

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Feb 07, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

HP Cast, Movies, News, Watson

Emma Watson attended the red carpet European premiere of her new film, Colonia. Emma wore a simple, but chic white dress and off-white coat. Reuters was able to ask Emma a quick question while she attended the premiere. This video can be seen below: The Daily Mail snapped many photos of Emma and her costars, …read more!

PEN America Updates Website for Gala Honoring Rowling

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Feb 07, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

J.K. Rowling, News

As Leaky reported earlier this year, PEN America released a press statement, saying Rowling was to be honored with the Allen Foundation Literary Service Award at the PEN America Gala this May. The PEN America website has been updated to give details on the event. There will be two honorees for the Gala–J.K. Rowling and …read more!

Emma Watson as Doctor Who?

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Feb 06, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

News, Opinion, Rumor, Watson

Many Doctor Who fans were sadden to hear that Steven Moffat and possibly Peter Capaldi will be stepping down from their roles with the highly successful TV series sooner than any expected. With a new writer and a new Doctor being introduced to the series in the near future (2018), there have been many interesting …read more!

Emma Watson Expands Her Influence

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Feb 05, 2016

Posted by: Katie Eller

News, Watson

The brilliant Emma Watson’s influence continues to grow!  Over 100,000 people have joined her book club, Our Shared Shelf, on GoodReads, and now news breaks of her appointment at an Oxford college. The Guardian reports that Emma Watson joins Benedict Cumberbatch and nine others as visiting fellows at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.  The college posted …read more!

More Exclusive Cast Interviews from ‘A Celebration of Harry Potter’!

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Feb 05, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Interviews, Conventions, Cursed Child, Events, Exclusives, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Grint, Grint Interviews, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, Leung, Leung Interviews, Lewis, Lewis Interviews, Lynch, Lynch Interviews, News

Huffington Post and Hollywood Life have recently published two cast interviews with Matt Lewis, Rupert Grint, Evanna Lynch and Katie Leung following A Celebration of Harry Potter. Rupert Grint thinks Hermione and Ron would be separated (if not divorced), none of them would overlook a role in Star Wars, and Rupert thinks Cursed Child made a huge mistake. First up is …read more!

How are You Celebrating Harry Potter Book Night?

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Feb 04, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, News

After the Celebration of Harry Potter last weekend, the celebrating and partying continues! Tonight, February 4th, is the night of the second annual Harry Potter Book Night. This is a night of celebrating the Harry Potter books and the significance they’ve made on our individual lives, and the entire publishing industry and literary world as …read more!

Happy Birthday Warwick Davis!

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Feb 03, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Actor Birthdays, Davis, HP Cast, News

Today we honor and celebrate Warwick Davis’s birthday! This Harry Potter actor who played goblins and charms professors and choir directors throughout the Harry Potter films turns 46 today. In honor of his birthday, J.K. Rowling retweeted a picture that show a montage of Davis’s film roles over the years! Happy Birthday to @WarwickADavis! Star …read more!

New Trailer for Matt Lewis’s “Me Before You”

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Feb 03, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Lewis, Movies, News

USA Today released the exclusive first trailer of Matt Lewis’s (Neville Longbottom) new film, Me Before You. The film stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin in the film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’ novel. Matt plays a character named Patrick, Lou’s (Clarke) small-town steady boyfriend before she goes and works for Will (Claflin). Though Matt’s “obsessed with with sports …read more!

Demand Prices Adopted for Opening of the ‘Wizarding World of Harry Potter’ at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Feb 03, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Sales, Theme Park

In the run up to the April 7th opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, the theme park is planning ahead to try to manage operations around this time. Their new pricing policy will reflect popular demand, so will charge higher for this period of massive fluctuations in visitors (attendance jumped …read more!

Analysis of Newest “Fantastic Beast” Clip, Everything We Know so Far

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Feb 03, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, News, Opinion, Pottermore, Redmayne

This last weekend, Pottermore released a new clip from behind the scenes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them at the 3rd annual Harry Potter Celebration. They also included an analysis of the video, that basically reiterated what the video showed. However, we Potter fans know that these things reveal much much more, if …read more!

NEW Harry Potter POP! Vinyl Figures announced!

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Feb 02, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News, Products, Toys

Funko announced the newest Pop! Vinyl characters in their wave 2 exclusive Harry Potter collection yesterday, and Matthew Lewis is already showing his off! The first is a Barnes & Noble Exclusive Pre-Release – an absolutely adorable Neville Longbottom (with Trevor, too!), which Matthew Lewis posed with in his recent post (his moustache will be making its …read more!

Matt Lewis in “Happy Valley”

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Feb 02, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Actor Interviews, Lewis, Lewis Interviews, News

News on Matt Lewis’s (Neville Longbottom) new role in BBC One’s popular dramatic TV series, Happy Valley, is starting to emerge. Radio Times gave insight into the second season of Happy Valley, which is to make its season premiere next week, February 9, at 9:00 PM. We’ve noticed that new mustache on Matt’s up lip, and …read more!

New Teasers for ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, featuring Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Feb 02, 2016

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Bonham Carter, Fry, News, Rickman

Yesterday, Disney released two new teasers for Alice Through the Looking Glass, in the run-up to the film’s release in May. The beloved Alan Rickman’s voice is heard in the clips, and the late actor will make his final appearance in the Alice In Wonderland sequel as the voice of the Blue Caterpillar. Helena Bonham Carter also appears in the teasers as the Red Queen, …read more!

Eddie’s Wand or Newt’s Wand?

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Feb 01, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, News

During the Celebration of Harry Potter, many news sites got the opportunity to sit down for exclusive interviews with many of the film experts that were there. Blastr and other interviews there released some vital information about Newt Scamander’s wand in the up coming wizarding world films, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.   “Bonus: In …read more!

Leaky Fans on the Ground at the HP Celebration- Part 1: Chelsea

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Feb 01, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Celebs on HP, Events, Exclusives, Fandom, Featured News, News, Pottermore, Theme Park

Unfortunately, this last weekend, Leaky wasn’t able to attend the Harry Potter Celebration in Orlando. However, we do have marvelous Harry Potter fans who follow our site, and we invited them to share their experiences of the celebration. Chelsea Kleven, a Senior Production Editor for a Central Florida newspaper, was the first to share her …read more!

“Bringing the Films to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter” Q&A with the Universal Orlando Creative Team

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Jan 31, 2016

Posted by: Alysha McLeod

Events, Fans, News, Pottermore, Theme Park

The final live stream from Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter was broadcast today. The live Q&A featured a panel of members from Universal Orlando’s creative team, who were there to talk about bringing the magic and wonder of the films to life in the theme park. The live stream itself was quite short, …read more!

Closing Q&A From Today’s Live Stream from the HP Celebration

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Jan 30, 2016

Posted by: Catherine

Books, Conventions, Events, Grint Interviews, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, Leung Interviews, Lewis Interviews, Lynch Interviews, Movies, News, Wright Interviews

The Harry Potter Celebration wrapped up its first day with a live Q&A from Rupert, Bonnie, Evanna, Katie, and Matt. The Harry Potter actors did a live Q&A earlier that afternoon that was exclusive to guests with premium passes. Earlier in the day, WB Studio Tour did a Q&A with the prop makers and hosted a …read more!



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