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Happy Birthday, Michael Gambon!

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"This House believes the United Kingdom Should Leave the European Union"

The Oxford Union voted 74% in favour of remaining in the European Union.

Oct 19, 2017

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Actor Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Films, Gambon, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, HP Cast, J.K. Rowling, Movies, News

We at Leaky love celebrating our favorite Harry Potter characters and the actors who portray them, and birthdays are the perfect occasion to do so. The anniversary of Michael Gambon’s birth is no exception! Gambon assumed the role of Albus Dumbledore after the passing of Richard Harris, and the casting was not without controversy as …read more!

First Broadway Cursed Child Tickets Fly Faster Than a Firebolt


Oct 18, 2017

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Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News, Sales, Theater

It’s been a We-Won-the-House-Cup kind of day in the Potterverse for some, and a frustrating or disappointing day for others, as fans navigated the first release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets on Broadway. Access codes and a link to their golden ticket began arriving on mobile devices early this morning to those …read more!

The Hogwarts Express Saves the Day


Oct 17, 2017

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This may sound like a missing chapter from one of the Harry Potter books or perhaps a line of fan fiction, but it looks as though our favorite wizarding “school bus” recently made a real-world rescue. Jon and Helen Cluett and their four children, ages 6 to 12, were camping in the Scottish Highlands where …read more!

The Yule Ball Comes to ‘Hogwarts in the Snow’ at the WB Studio Tour London!


Oct 17, 2017

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The popular “Hogwarts in the Snow” exhibit returns to the WB Studio Tour London this holiday season. Sets from the Harry Potter films will be transfigured into a magical winter wonderland from Nov. 18 to Jan. 28–with one new twist! For the first time, the Great Hall stage will be prepped for the Yule Ball …read more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’ Makes Cut Off for Tony Consideration, Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Glover Read Books, and More!


Oct 16, 2017

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Audio Books, Broadway, Charity, Enoch, Events, Films, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, LeakyCon, Movies, News, Noma Dumezweni, Round-Up, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week in theater news Harry Potter and the Cursed Child NYC makes the cut for Tony Awards consideration while the London production continues to charm. Cursed Child alums Noma Dumezweni and Jamie Glover have both been asked to lend their voices to book readings–one for publishing and one for a charity event. Finally, not …read more!

8 Things We Learned From ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Star Dan Fogler at LeakyCon 2017

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Oct 15, 2017

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Last month, Dan Fogler took part in a Q&A panel at LeakyCon 2017 in Dublin to talk about Fantastic Beasts, and certainly did not disappoint! Between telling us that he’ll be rocking his moustache for the next few years (‘I’ve become a real moustache connoisseur’) and inviting Q&A host Josh Wittge to do a podcast with him, Dan …read more!

The Cuckoo’s Calling Earns National Television Awards Nominations

Robin Ellacot (Holliday Grainger) and Cormoran Strike (Tom Burke)

Oct 14, 2017

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BBC One’s TV adaptation of J.K. Rowlings’ Cormoran Strike Series earned high praise from critics and viewers alike earlier this fall. Now the public has a chance to name the series and its leads as their small screen favorites. The National Television Awards or NTA’s have nominated The Cuckoo’s Calling for Best Crime Drama as …read more!

“Harry Potter: A History of Magic” opens in one week!


Oct 13, 2017

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Pottermore has released a very short teaser trailer for the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition which opens at the British Library on the 20th of October—that’s one week from today, Friday the 13th. The exhibit will run through February and then it will all be shoved into a magic suitcase and move to …read more!

Friday the 13th: Superstition in the Wizarding World


Oct 13, 2017

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It’s Friday the 13th today, but rather than fret about the associated superstition of bad luck, we’re exploring the history of the superstition behind Friday the 13th, and examples of superstitions in Harry Potter. A History of Superstition: Friday the 13th Superstition surrounding Friday the 13th is thought to be rooted in ancient history, stemming from stories such as …read more!

Weekly Cast Round-up: Potter Campaign Success, Final ‘Justice League’, ‘Star Wars’ Trailers & More


Oct 13, 2017

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This week has been a busy one in the world of Potter and Fantastic Beasts! We’ve reported on announcements of an illustrated edition of Tales of Beedle the Bard, special guests at Universal Orlando’s A Celebration of Harry Potter, various products being lined up for production by Warner Bros, including Harry Potter soundtrack vinyls and plush toys – and a new line of …read more!

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