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Happy Belated Birthday, John Hurt!

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Jan 23, 2017

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Yesterday marks the 77th year that the wonderful John Hurt has graced this planet. With his phenomenal acting skills, John Hurt is truly a gift. Today we would like to invite you to join us in celebrating John Hurt’s (belated) Birthday. He portrayed the beloved Garrick Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone as well …read more!

#FollowTheSpiders… What Could It Mean?

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Jan 23, 2017

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Several Harry Potter related social media accounts began telling fans to “Follow the Spiders,” this past weekend. The initial tweets came from the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London and Pottermore, and with them came many fan theories as to the meaning behind this secret message. On January 19th, about a week before the Celebration of Harry …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Producers Chris Columbus and David Heyman Attached to New Film Projects

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Jan 23, 2017

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 The Harry Potter film franchise boasts an impressive list of alums. Between the renowned, award-winning composers, directors, the best of Britain’s deep well of acting talent, and the incredibly committed and creative production team, the Harry Potter films are a testament to the brilliant movie magic you can create when everything comes together seamlessly, a feat due in no small …read more!

GIVEAWAY: Leaky’s ‘Create Your Own Fantastic Beast’ Competition!

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Jan 22, 2017

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To celebrate the New Year and get you through the rest of winter now that the magic of the holiday season is over, Leaky is giving away TWO huge Fantastic Beasts boxes full of fantastic surprises to brighten your day. COMPETITION RULES: Open to U.S. residents only, entrants must draw (with accompanying description and/or annotations) or …read more!

Harry Potter Actors Participate in Women’s Marches Around the World

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Jan 22, 2017

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Ever since Donald Trump was officially elected President of the United States, people had been planning protest marches. The Women’s March on Washington took place all day yesterday, but they weren’t the only ones. During planning, the Women’s March on Washington grew into something no one could have predicted. There were marches being planned in …read more!

‘Cursed Child’ Director Brings Pinocchio to the Stage

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Jan 21, 2017

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John Tiffany – director of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Once – will be directing a stage adaptation of the children’s classic, Pinocchio! The show will debut at the National Theatre just in time for Christmas this year, and will feature songs from the animated Disney version. Tiffany will join Cursed Child movement director,  Steven Hoggatt, who will …read more!

UPDATE: Tom Felton Joins A Celebration of Harry Potter

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Jan 20, 2017

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Universal Orlando Resort is presenting its 4th Annual A Celebration of Harry Potter, January 27-29, 2017. As reported by Leaky here, appearances at the event by Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis, Potter’s own Professor Flitwick and Neville Longbottom, respectively, were announced late last year. According to the Universal Orlando Twitter account, Jason Issacs, known to fans …read more!

J.K. Rowling Debunks ‘Cursed Child’ Movie Trilogy Rumour

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Jan 20, 2017

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Today, rumours of a Cursed Child film trilogy starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson circulated the press (and then crushed by J.K. Rowling) after reports of conversations between Warner Bros. and the original cast. The original report came from the Unofficial Universal Orlando Podcast, reported by Digital Spy, during which journalist and historian Jim Hill (who apparently has …read more!

New Trailer for Robert Pattinson’s ‘Lost City of Z’ Released!

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Jan 20, 2017

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StudiocanalUK dropped the official international trailer for the The Lost City of Z, today. The period film stars Robert Pattinson, who played Cedric Diggory, the first Hufflepuff to steal our hearts, in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. He’s joined by the talented Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Sienna Miller. The adventure is set in the early …read more!

J.K. Rowling Makes Nielsen Book’s ‘Bestseller Hall of Fame’

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Jan 20, 2017

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J.K. Rowling made it onto Nielsen Book’s first ever Bestseller Hall of Fame as a result of having reached platinum sales records. She features more than any other author on the list, with nine titles breaking the record. Andre Breedt, director of Nielsen Book Research commented on the list, which is comprised of 46 fiction books, 34 …read more!



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