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Potters, Malfoys to Give Free Concert on Lumos Eve

Posted by: Melissa
May 06, 2006, 10:35 PM

Boston-based rock group "Harry and The Potters," known for sporting Hogwarts student uniforms and supporting literacy through their Harry Potter-inspired songs such as "Save Ginny Weasley," "Platform 9 & 3/4," "Dumbledore's Army," and "S.P.E.W."Continued...


Alan Rickman Attends "Snow Cake" Premiere in New York

Posted by: sue
May 06, 2006, 03:49 PM

Actor Alan Rickman (Prof. Snape) attended the premiere of his new film Snow Cake at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, and we now have some great photos up here in our galleries. This film will be shown again tomorrow at AMC Loews Lincoln Sq 2 at 6:00pm. Tickets for this showing are limitedContinued...


PotterCast Call-In Reminder

Posted by: Melissa
May 06, 2006, 01:58 PM

First; for those having issues, is again fully functional; some of the old shows are not working for download right now but that will be fixed shortly. And now:
Quick reminder: today is the last day to send in your voicemails (not emails; we get so many emails and love hearing the theories, but to beContinued...

More Broadway Honors for Harry Potter Cast Members' Shows

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2006, 10:46 PM

Previously, we told you about the Drama League nominations to be presented today. Playbill now reports that "The History Boys," currently starring Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon) and Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime), received a Drama League Award for Distinguished ProductionContinued...

HP Cast

Something 'Wicked'

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2006, 10:17 AM

Miriam Margoyles, a.k.a. Prof. Sprout, has been cast as Madam Morrible in the London production of Wicked, the Musical. She will star alongside original Elphaba, Idina Menzel (pictured in this album with Chris Rankin at Wicked last year), who will reprise her role in the UK. The musical tells the "untold story" of theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR's Court Win Protects Children of Celebrities

Posted by: Melissa
May 05, 2006, 08:23 AM

J.K. Rowling and her husband, Dr. Neil Murray, won a lawsuit yesterday against the Sunday Express, which printed a photograph of their son David. Because of the ruling, British newspapers will be unable to publish photographs of celebrities' children in many circumstances, which is likely toContinued...


Last Day for Webby Votes

Posted by: Melissa
May 04, 2006, 11:07 AM

Thanks to you all, the last time we checked, Leaky had an astounding 65 pecent of the vote going into the final days of the People's Voice Webby competition. However, there are now about 36 hours left to vote, and as such we have absolutely no idea what's going on, because the tracking stats have been turned off.Continued...


Griffiths, de la Tour, Dale Receive Drama Desk Nominations

Posted by: Melissa
May 04, 2006, 11:05 AM

Nominees for the 51st Annual Drama Desk Awards have been announced, and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon), Frances de la Tour (Madame Maxime) and Jim Dale (Narrator, U.S. Harry Potter audiobooks) have all been honored. Mr. Griffiths and Ms. de la Tour have received nominations for their performancesContinued...


Trailer for Alan Rickman Film "Snowcake" Online

Posted by: sue
May 04, 2006, 07:47 AM

The trailer for Alan Rickman's newest film "Snowcake" is now online. You can watch this piece that features a wonderful performance from Alan via this link. Enjoy! Thanks to everyone who emailed.


Rumor: Terry Gilliam to Direct Half-Blood Prince?

Posted by: sue
May 03, 2006, 07:19 PM

IMDB has updated their site to list Terry Gilliam as the director for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Readers will remember that in the past Mr. Gilliam has expressed interest in directing a Harry Potter film. While this editor would be thrilled if this were indeed the case, please rememberContinued...

Grint Interviews

New Video Interview with Rupert Grint

Posted by: sue
May 03, 2006, 07:12 PM

AOL Moviefone has posted a new video interview with actor Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley), where he interviews "Driving Lessons" director Jeremy Brock. In this six minute interview, they do discuss the Harry Potter films, and note the differences between a big budget movie, and small budget films. RupertContinued...


"Driving Lessons" Review and Report from Q&A

Posted by: Melissa
May 02, 2006, 12:49 PM

Reader Hope has sent us an excellent report of Rupert Grint's appearance at the Driving Lessons premiere (pics here), including a review of the film and excerpts from the Q&A that took place afterward.

"Audience Question: Do you relate to Ben (Rupert's character)?
Rupert: In some ways IContinued...


"Driving Lessons," Collectormania Pics and Vid Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
May 02, 2006, 12:18 PM

We've added some more new pics from Rupert Grint's appearance at the premiere of "Driving Lessons" to our gallery, thanks to readers Justine and Hope - these are added to the many hi-res pictures that Mary uploaded yesterday. Also, reader Naomi has sent in some great shotsContinued...


PotterCast #37, Films in a Bottle, Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2006, 05:50 PM

PotterCast #37, Films in a Bottle, in which the first of two parts of your awesome Harry Potter Impersonations stars, is live!

In this show:
-Part One of the Impersonations Contest
-Canon Conundrums two: Who was in Godric's Hollow the night of Harry's parents' murder? (We start out talking aboutContinued...


New Essays - Scribbulus Issue #3 Now Live, Plus Text-Only Page

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2006, 11:33 AM

Issue 3 of Scribbulus, Leaky's essay project, is now available, containing 12 new essays for your perusal. We also have a new text-only page for the essay section, as some of you have browser trouble or wish to print the pages for keeping. Enjoy!
In this issue, Clunycat "stoppersContinued...

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