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‘Harry Potter’ Actors Stanislav Yanevski and Ellie Darcey-Alden Announced As LeakyCon 2018 Special Guests, Along With PotterCast & MuggleCast!

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Feb 21, 2018

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Exciting LeakyCon 2018 updates! After revealing that Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) and several Wizard Rock bands would be joining the biggest Harry Potter fan convention in Dallas this August, more special guest announcements have been released today: Stanislav Yanevski, who portrayed Viktor Krum in the Potter series and attended A Celebration of Harry Potter this year (and also …read more!

GIVEAWAY: BBC One’s ‘Strike: The Silkworm’ DVD & Review

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Feb 21, 2018

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As reported previously on Leaky, BBC One and Warner Bros Home Entertainment released their adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s The Silkworm on DVD in the U.K. this week, which comes with an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette. See our review of the season below, as well as details of our giveaway at the end of this piece, which gives …read more!

A Birthday Tribute to Alan Rickman

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Feb 21, 2018

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What can we say about Alan Rickman on the anniversary of the late actor’s birthday? First and foremost, we in the Harry Potter fandom fondly remember him as Severus Snape. The association is inextricable and one we would not try to separate. Rickman was perfectly cast and, famously, the only actor specifically sought out by …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Cursed Child’ Alums Support the Old Vic, New 42nd Street and #TimesUp!

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Feb 19, 2018

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This week in theater news, Harry Potter alums joined the call to support 200 inspiring years of theater at the Old Vic as ambassadors headlining numerous programs and special events. New 42nd Street also announced it will award J.K. Rowling the New Victory Arts Award and host a benefit showing of Harry Potter and the …read more!

BAFTA Award Winners & Emma Watson’s Continuing #TimesUp Campaign

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Feb 18, 2018

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This year’s BAFTA awards saw nominations for many projects involving Potter alumni, especially Gary Oldman for his role as Churchill in Darkest Hour. Other nominations included Alexandre Desplat for Best Original Music (The Shape of Water), Beauty and the Beast (Emma Watson, Emma Thompson) for Best Costumes and Best Costume Design, and various nominations for The Death of Stalin (Jason Isaacs), God’s …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Chris Columbus To Adapt ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’, Robert Pattinson in Deep Space, Ralph Fiennes On Directing & More!

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Feb 18, 2018

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This week in Potter we’ve seen new toys announced (including new LEGO, hurrah!), a new breakdown of the visual effects in Fantastic Beasts, a new episode of Double Trouble by the Phelps twins from A Celebration of Harry Potter, our coverage of the cast reunion Q&A and our MinaLima interview at the event, as well as a new episode of PotterCast! We …read more!

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!

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Feb 17, 2018

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Poor Ginny.  She gets to marry her childhood crush, Harry Potter, in the end, but she also inspires some of the most divided opinions amongst fans.  Some readers just never warmed up to her.  They wanted Harry to marry Hermione, or they “shipped” him with other characters, everyone from Luna to Draco.  Ginny had the …read more!

New ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO Sets, Funko Figures & Interactive Wands Announced!

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Feb 16, 2018

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New toys inspired by the Wizarding World were announced by various companies collaborating with Warner Bros at New York Toy Fair today, including brand new Harry Potter LEGO! A sneak peak at new LEGO planned for this year showed a Great Hall building set, which will launch August 1st and cost $99.99. More figures and building sets …read more!

DNEG Releases ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Visual Effects Breakdown!

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Feb 16, 2018

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To celebrate 20 years of amazing visual effects, Double Negative released a breakdown of their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The behind-the-scenes look features finished clips from the film as well as their stripped down versions for comparison, and the result reveals the incredible contribution of DNEG to the magic of …read more!

James and Oliver Phelps Release New Episode of ‘Double Trouble’ From A Celebration of Harry Potter!

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Feb 16, 2018

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Oliver and James Phelps (best known to us as the Weasley twins)  announced their new audio cast, Double Trouble, last November, christening their YouTube channel with an episode from Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid. They recently released a brand new episode from A Celebration of Harry Potter, where we caught up with them at exclusive Q&A …read more!



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