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OotP Film

Role of Kingsley Shacklebolt, Young James Potter Cast for Phoenix

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2006, 09:10 AM

The role of Kingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix has now been cast. Newsround reports that actor George Harris has been cast in the part of the auror for the newest Potter film. Mr. Harris has been seen in such hit films as Raiders of the Lost ArkContinued...

OotP Film

Scenes for Phoenix to Film in Scandinavia ?

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2006, 07:32 AM

The Daily Record is reporting today that some scenes to be included in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix movie may be filmed in Scandinavia due to lack of snow in Scotland at the moment. A spokesperson for the Highland and Islands Film Commission says "There are some scenesContinued...


Dan Radcliffe Presents South Bank Show Awards

Posted by: sue
January 29, 2006, 08:16 PM

Over the weekend, actor Daniel Radcliffe took part in The South Bank Show Awards, presenting the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award. now has posted video of Daniel presenting this award, which you can see here . Also in attendence , and seen on the video were Potter actor Alan RickmanContinued...


Goblet of Fire Tops Chamber of Secrets in World Wide Box Office

Posted by: sue
January 29, 2006, 06:20 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire continues to shatter records at the box office, as this weekend it earned enough to surpass Chamber of Secrets and move into eighth place as one of the top grossing films of all time. Box Office Mojo reports that GoF has now earned anContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Jo Gives Additional Black Family History for Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
January 28, 2006, 08:20 AM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be donating an item to auction in order to help Book Aid International, a group that helps support literacy in the world's poorest countries. This item was a handwritten paper from JKR. Today, the Daily Telegraph newspaper hasContinued...


Happy Birthday, Leaky Lounge!

Posted by: Melissa
January 28, 2006, 03:35 AM

loungebdaythumb.jpgIt's a historic day here at Leaky; today, our forum, Leaky Lounge, turns one year old!
It's been a whole year since we opened the floodgates to nearly 30,000 of you and more than 500,000 of your posts. It's been a whole year since that first day, when 2,000 of you signed up, leaving all of us staffers whoContinued...


HBP Released in Poland Today

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 06:14 PM

The Polish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released at midnight tonight in over 1,000 bookstores throughout that country. According to an article on the Polskie Radio website, both hardcover and paperback versions will be available. (*Note: The Leaky Cauldron takes no responsibilityContinued...

Emma Thompson Hits David Letterman with Cream Pie

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 05:53 PM

Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman this week, and following a discussion of the satisfaction of throwing a pie in someone's face (there is a food fight sequence in Ms. Thompson's new film, Nanny McPhee), she hit the host in the face with aContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Additional High Res Photos of J.K.Rowling in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 04:39 PM

Here is a final batch of some nice high res press photos of author J.K. Rowling and her recent trip to Romania with the Children's High Level Group.
Jo signing a copy of Half-Blood Prince
Jo prepares to sign an autograph for Romania's President Traian
Basescu at Cotroceni presidential palaceContinued...

OotP Film

Order of the Phoenix Movie Rehearsals Starting

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 12:48 PM

There have been rumors floating online about a possible read- through of the script by the cast in preparation for filming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Leaky can confirm that while those rumors are not entirely correct, rehearsals are now starting for the fifth Harry Potter movie.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Screencaps, Video of JKR on Romanian TV

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 12:31 PM has posted screencaps of J.K. Rowling's brief appearance on Romania's TVR yesterday. Check 'em out!
Thanks, Daisy!
UPDATE: Daisy also sent us the video of Jo's appearance, which you can see at this link. Enjoy! Thanks again Daisy!


UK and France Goblet of Fire DVD Release Dates

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 06:58 AM

Warner Brothers has announced that March 20th will be the date Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD will be released in the United Kingdom. According to DVD Active, the disc is priced at £24.99; you can see the cover art for it here. Purneau from La Gazette du Sorcier also letContinued...


New Goblet of Fire Set Photos

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 07:24 PM

Andrey, from the Bulgarian HP site let us know about some great clear photos of the sets used in the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film. While we have seen many of these before, these are very nice quality, and you can see them here, or below. Thanks Andrey!
Weasley Bedroom 1

Weasley BedroomContinued...

J.K. Rowling

New Interview with J.K. Rowling about Child Welfare

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 05:30 PM

While in Romania, author J.K. Rowling gave a new interview to the Associated Press, discussing her concerns about child welfare and her involvement in the Children's High Level Group. Some excerpts from this interview are now online, and during the course of this interview Jo reiterated whatContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Wins Recognition from American Library Association

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 03:29 PM

At a conference over the weekend, the American Library Association named Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the list of Best Books for Young Adults. According to their website, "the books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literatureContinued...

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