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OotP Film

Trelawney Planned, Mundungus Fletcher Not, for Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
February 22, 2006, 07:13 PM

As rumored around the Web, we've been able to confirm that the role of Mundungus Fletcher is not currently written into Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. That doesn't mean it won't change, or that WB has said so; but as of this moment, he's not there.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Editorial: Stanford Daily Invokes Jo Rowling in Appalling Piece of Satire

Posted by: Melissa
February 22, 2006, 01:50 PM

This is a rare editorial piece here on Leaky; as such, a few warnings apply. Parents, the discussion material contained in the quoted article is not suitable for young children. Kids, if you have questions about this you should go directly to your parents/guardians.


Dan Radcliffe Buys Black Family Tree in Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2006, 09:03 AM

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is the lucky winner of the Black Family Tree which Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had donated for auction to benefit Book Aid International. The item went for about £30,000 - accounting for almost half of all the money raised for the auction to benefeitContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half- Blood Prince Nominated for British Book of the Year Award

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2006, 08:21 AM

We have some good news this morning as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated at the British Book Awards as one of the best of the year. In awards announced today, the sixth Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling was among those shortlisted for the WH Smith BookContinued...


Happy Birthday, Julie Walters

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2006, 08:10 AM

Everyone, please join us as we wish actress Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) a very Happy 56th Birthday! Cheers Julie!


PotterCast #27 Now Up!

Posted by: Melissa
February 21, 2006, 04:05 PM

On a roll, guys... our 27th PotterCast is now up and ready for download.

In this show:
-Filkmaster Guru of Sloth in the fan interview. Will he sing?
-Lori and Guru become your modcast regulars
-Harry Potter loose ends in the modcast - and have you seen our section on the subject and sent in your own list?
-Baby Nora greets BoddercastContinued...


New Goblet of Fire Trading Cards Available on

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2006, 03:31 PM

Today, Warner Brothers opened the new Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire online trading cards at There is special section that allows you to get additional cards from the Goblet of Fire DVD that will be released on March 7th, but in the meantime, you can startContinued...

J.K. Rowling Answers FAQ Poll

Posted by: Melissa
February 21, 2006, 12:25 PM

Check it out, folks: has been updated with an answer to the question: What happens to a secret when the secret-keeper dies? In secret-keeper fashion, we're not telling you here. Go to her site to find out.

HP Cast

Castwatch: Grint, Walters, Gleeson FIlms Open at Dublin Film Festival

Posted by: Melissa
February 21, 2006, 09:51 AM

The James Dublin International Film Festival is underway, and several HP cast members have films being shown there. Yesterday was the first screening of the Rupert Grint/Julie Walters film, Driving Lessons. Ms. Walters attended the screening, and the folks at Mugglenet have photosContinued...


Happy 60th Birthday, Alan Rickman!

Posted by: Melissa
February 21, 2006, 12:14 AM

They say it's your birthday,
A big birthday too, yeah.
They say it's your birthday,
We'll toast you with a butterbeer!
We're glad it's your birthday,
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy 60th, Mr. Rickman!

J.K. Rowling

Full "House of Black" Family Tree from JKR on Display Tonight

Posted by: sue
February 20, 2006, 04:50 PM

As we have been telling you for the past couple of weeks now, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a special piece of work for a charity auction to benefit Book Aid International. A preview of these items was held tonight in London, and included the full rendition of Jo's"Continued...


Warner Bros. President to Receive French Cultural Honor

Posted by: Melissa
February 20, 2006, 01:20 PM

Richard Fox, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. International, will be named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in a ceremony to take place on February 20, 2006. L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in the arts and literature,Continued...


PotterCast Extra #4 Now Available for Download

Posted by: Melissa
February 20, 2006, 03:18 AM

We've put all the rest of your Valentine's submissions and some outtake discussions from the recording of our original episode into a little PotterCast Extra, so we hope you enjoy!

In this show: Our Valentine's Day Extra, full of your filks and featuring some love discussion between Melissa,Continued...

Film Awards

Goblet of Fire Wins BAFTA Award ; Grint, Staunton, Fiennes Attend

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2006, 01:34 PM

Update: The pictures are starting to come in from you all, so watch this space. We've just put up some pics of Rupert Grint and Ralph Fiennes in the gallery, with more coming as the day goes on. Thanks to reader Grace we also have pics of Ms. Staunton here. If you'd likeContinued...


Lego to Make Order of the Phoenix Sets

Posted by: sue
February 19, 2006, 11:50 AM recently attended the UK Toy Fair, and spoke with a representative from Lego about their upcoming plans for the Harry Potter series. While they did confirm there will not be any additional Goblet of Fire sets coming this year, they indicated that Lego would be making new sets for 2007Continued...

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