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Life in the Leaky Cauldron! Alert! Alert!

Aug 30, 2014

Posted by Melissa Anelli

It’s taken years. It’s taken tears. It’s taken a revolution in technology and a new coding system. BUT THE LEAKY CAULDRON IS FIXED. (Or… about 90% fixed.) Over the past few years, the reason that we haven’t made a lot of updates to the Leaky Cauldron is that it was made, during the last time …read more!

Avatar ImageLa La Toadstone says: The members who were "dusted" before are completely gone now (their old comments do not show up in the groups any longer), I am still in touch with a couple of them, and they want to know when the registry will be open again so they can make a new account.Thanks.21 more comments »


Happy Birthday, Rupert Grint!

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Aug 24, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Today, August 24th, marks the birthday of Rupert Grint, who plays faithful friend Ron Weasley. Please join us in wishing Rupert a very happy birthday and many happy returns.

Avatar ImagePollyC says: Hope to see you at the Wizarding World Orlando this coming January! Happiest of Birthdays, Rupert!4 more comments »


Happy Birthday, Percy Weasley!

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Aug 22, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Today, August 22, marks former Head Boy Percy Weasley’s birthday! Please join us in wishing this Weasley brother a very happy birthday!



David Yates to Direct “Fantastic Beast” Films

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Aug 22, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Director of the last four Harry Potter movies, David Yates, has officially taken on the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them trilogy. As reported previously, J.K. Rowling will be working (along side Yates), writing the screenplays for the films, ensuring the film series spin off stays true to the Potter Universe. The first film is …read more!

Avatar Imagezoltan_90 says: Maybe John Williams could return as well!4 more comments »


Rupert Grint Discusses “It’s Only a Play,” Broadway Debut

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Aug 20, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Rupert Grint, who will be making his Broadway debut in “It’s Only a Play,” was recently interviewed about the play and about how acting on stage differs from acting for a film: Tell me about this guy you’re playing, Frank Finger. It’s a type of character that I’ve never had the chance to play before—he’s …read more!

Avatar Imagesims159 says: Congrats Rupert. Maybe I'll run into you on the streets of New York (I can dream, can't I)Add the first comment! »


Celestina Warbeck Bio Added to Pottemore

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Aug 18, 2014

Posted by John Admin

In honor of the fact that it’s the famed magical songstress’s birthday, J. K. Rowling has updated the “Chamber of Secrets” section of Pottermore to give fans more information about Celestina Warbeck. One of Warbeck’s hit songs is also available to be listened to on the site. You can log into Pottermore to read all …read more!

Avatar ImageSooSinead says: I'm really diggin' that song they put up there. I can't understand why Fleur hated her singing. :pAdd the first comment! »


Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley!

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Aug 12, 2014

Posted by John Admin

August 11th marked the birthday of Ginny Weasley! Please join Leaky in wishing Ginny Weasley a very happy belated birthday.

Avatar Imagesims159 says: Happy Birthday 'Mrs. Harry Potter'!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Add the first comment! »


Emma Thompson “Save the Arctic”

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Aug 08, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Emma Thompson (Professor Sybil Trelawney) has joined the Greenpeace “Help Save the Arctic” campaign. The campaign calls for legal protection of the arctic against deprivation by oil drills and industrial fishing. As Emma Thompson says on her petition, savethearctic.org/emma, “it is not to much to say our future depends on it”. Harry Potter costar Emma …read more!

Avatar Imagegambyt says: I hope for the best on this score... However, many climatologists are saying we have already reached the point of no return. I pray they are mistaken...Add the first comment! »


One Millionth Rider Boards the Hogwarts Express

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Aug 07, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Despite only opening last month, the Hogwarts Express ride at the new Diagon Alley expansion in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter has already celebrated its one millionth rider: Cheers from guests filled the air at Hogsmeade Station today as Universal Orlando Resort celebrated its one millionth rider on the Hogwarts Express – the iconic …read more!

Avatar Imagegambyt says: One million already... Thats really something...Add the first comment! »


J. K. Rowling Writes Letter as Dumbledore to Shooting Victim

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Aug 06, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Fifteen-year-old Cassidy Stay, who was the only survivor of a shooting that left her parents and siblings dead, received a letter and care package from J. K. Rowling following a speech she made just three days after the shooting, where she quoted Dumbledore. The speech went viral and J. K. Rowling reached out to Ms. …read more!

Avatar Imageemmawatsonishot says: This makes my heart smile!Add the first comment! »


J. K. Rowling and WB Form Harry Potter Global Franchise Development Team

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Aug 01, 2014

Posted by John Admin

In order to manage all upcoming and future Harry Potter related projects – such as the theme park expansions and the “Fantastic Beasts” films – J. K. Rowling and Warner Bros. have formed a Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team: Warner Bros. Entertainment has conjured up the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team, based in …read more!

Avatar Imagegambyt says: How very nice...Add the first comment! »


Happy Birthday J.K. Rowling and Harry Potter

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Jul 31, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Today our favorite author, J.K. Rowling, celebrates her 49th birthday! Her literary hero, Harry Potter, also turns 34 today. As these two extraordinary people are the reason the Potter universe, this fansite, and wonderful fan base exist, please join us in wishing Jo and Harry a very happy birthday.

Avatar ImageJonathan says: Being able to sing 'Happy Birthday' at the stroke of midnight sitting in The Leaky Cauldron at Universal Studios with hundreds of other avid Harry Potter fans while attending LeakyCon this year was absolutely surreal!11 more comments »


Happy Birthday Neville Longbottom!

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Jul 30, 2014

Posted by John Admin

Please join us in wishing one of the Battle of Hogwarts’ most humble heroes, Professor Neville Longbottom, a very happy birthday! Professor Longbottom, the Herbology teacher at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, has had an exciting summer attending the Quidditch World Cup with all of his old school mates. He turns 34 today.

Avatar Imagegambyt says: Happy birthday Neville...2 more comments »


Final Installment of “Goblet of Fire” on Pottermore Available to Ravenclaws 7/30, Open to All 7/31

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Jul 28, 2014

Posted by John Admin

The final installment of “Goblet of Fire” will be posted on Pottermore on July 31st, in honor of Harry Potter and J. K. Rowling’s birthdays. However, for Ravenclaws, who won the latest House Cup, the final installment will be available twenty-four hours early on July 30th.

Avatar Imageyash.jajoo says: Now it's open for the Ravenclaws students.3 more comments »


Trailer for “Horns”

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Jul 27, 2014

Posted by John Admin

The trailer for Daniel Radcliffe’s upcoming film “Horns,” is now available to watch. You can see it here or below. Radcliffe attended Comic-Con to promote “Horns” and while he was there he also walked around the convention dressed up as Spider-Man. You can see that here and here.

Avatar Imagegambyt says: Sooooo we get to see Dan very horny?Add your own comment! »


Happy Birthday, Daniel Radcliffe!

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Jul 23, 2014

Posted by John Admin

A very happy birthday to Dan Radcliffe, who turns 25 today. Please join Leaky in wishing him many happy returns!

Avatar Imagegambyt says: Happee birthday!!!4 more comments »


J. K. Rowling: More Cormoran Strike Books Than Harry Potter Series Planned

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Jul 19, 2014

Posted by John Admin

At the recent Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival, J. K. Rowling revealed that there will probably be more Cormoran Strike books than there were books in the Harry Potter series: The author, who recently released her second novel featuring detective Cormoran Strike, said that she wants to publish more than the seven books released as …read more!

Avatar Imagegambyt says: Well, I must admit I am disappointed...Add your own comment! »


Trailer: Tom Felt in “Ghosts of the Pacific”

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Jul 17, 2014

Posted by John Admin

A teaser trailer of the upcoming film, “Ghosts of the Pacific,” which stars Tom Felton, has been released. You can watch it here or below. The film does not yet have a release date.

Avatar Imagegambyt says: Looks pretty good...2 more comments »


Teaser Poster for “Horns”

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Jul 14, 2014

Posted by John Admin

“Horns,” which stars Daniel Radcliffe, has its first teaser poster, which you can see here: Radcliffe plays Ig Perrish, the never-convicted prime suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin (Juno Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns growing from his head and soon …read more!

Avatar ImagePCAndrew says: Those horns, tho...5 more comments »


Quidditch World Cup ’14: Final Match, Bulgaria versus Brazil

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Jul 11, 2014

Posted by John Admin

The results of the final match of the Quidditch World Cup are here! Go to the Daily Prophet offices to read through Ginny Potter and Rita Skeeter’s comments from throughout the match, and see which team claimed the first place spot.

Avatar ImageSooSinead says: I loved the live updates! I especially loved the ending (For shame, Rita!).2 more comments »




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