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Cast Watch: Sexy Isaacs, Rocking Thewlis

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2006, 07:12 PM

There are several pieces of news about some of the adult actors from the Harry Potter films.
First, the September issue of In Style magazine highlights their annual "What's Sexy Now" feature; this year includes Jason Isaacs as part of the "U.K. Bad Boys." Of Jason, who will be seenContinued...


"Driving Lessons" Trailer Now Online

Posted by: sue
August 20, 2006, 06:50 PM

The official trailer for Driving Lessons, starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley) is now online. now has links available for download, as well as screencaps via this link. You can also watch the trailer at as well. Driving Lessons will screen at the EdinburghContinued...

Cover Art

Leaky Book Cover Gallery Update

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2006, 03:22 PM

We've made a significant update to our gallery's Harry Potter book covers (the last time we did so being when all the images in there were part of the old HP Galleries...), adding covers for five different countries and over 150 new files, bringing the total to 47 countries' worth and 370 images andContinued...

New Blog, RSS Feed at the Lexicon

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2006, 03:09 PM

Our partners as the Harry Potter Lexicon has a new blog on its What's New page, allowing you to leave comments and subscribe to its new RSS Check out all the new stuff here! There's more coming there soon so keep your eyes peeled!


Scribbulus Update: Two New Reviews

Posted by: Melissa
August 20, 2006, 03:10 AM

Scribbulus, Leaky's essay project, has added two more essays to its "If You Like Harry Potter" section, where authors review other works that may interest a Harry Potter fan. Chocolate Frog Card reviews "Maybe a Miracle" and HermyG13 reviews Superman Returns, here on our issues page. Enjoy,Continued...

OotP Film

Orden del FĂ©nix Set for July 20

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2006, 11:06 AM

HarryLatino has confirmed the date for the release of Harry Potter y la Orden del Fénix (OotP) in Spain for July 20, 2007, a week after it hits theaters in the US. WB Argentina also recently confirmed July 12 for their release, the site says. Thanks Pablo!


Hermione for Class President (vs. Freaks and Geeks)

Posted by: Melissa
August 17, 2006, 01:00 PM

Entertainment site has set up a "Versus" feature in which several known fictional teens are competing for class president; you can see Hermione's campaign video here. Her first matchup is with Haverchuck from Freaks and Geeks - so not a match for our favorite witch. Vote forContinued...


Julie Walters Talks Mrs. Weasley, Driving Lessons, More

Posted by: sue
August 17, 2006, 08:03 AM

The Daily Record has a new interview with actress Julie Walters who gives new insight on her role as Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films. The actress, who will be in Edinburgh next week for the screening of her new film Driving Lessons with Rupert Grint, relates the story about herContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Evanna Lynch!

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2006, 12:05 PM

Actress Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) turns 15 today! Happy Birthday from all of us at Leaky!


Alan Rickman Celebrity READ Poster Available Now

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2006, 09:43 AM

We told you last month that Alan Rickman (Snape) would be featured in a poster for the American Library Association's Celebrity READ campaign. This popular campaign encourages children to read through posters featuring celebrities along with a book of their own choosing. You can see -- and purchaseContinued...


PotterCast #51, Featuring Matt Lewis, Now Up!

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2006, 12:54 AM

The 51st show of (the now-Podcast Award winning!) PotterCast, is now up! In this show, Matt Lewis comes by to talk about movie five, movie four, book six, and much, much more, in the first of a three-part interview. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->),Continued...


PotterCast Voted Best Entertainment Podcast at Podcast Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2006, 10:27 PM

PotterCast has just won the Best Entertainment Podcast Award in the 2006 Podcast Awards! This is due in no small part to the "Wizard Rock the Vote" movement in which PotterCast and MuggleCast were nominated in the same two categories and asked you all to vote for one of usContinued...

Lewis Interviews

Neville "Rapidly Changes" Throughout Order of the Phoenix says Matt Lewis

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2006, 04:51 PM

The character of Neville Longbottom will go through a transformation in the fifth Potter film, said Matthew Lewis, the actor who plays him, in a recent interview with PotterCast, Leaky's Harry Potter podcast.
"It almost comes off as a different character thisContinued...


JKR, Alan Rickman Attend "SnowCake" Screening in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
August 15, 2006, 04:16 PM

Author J.K. Rowling and her husband appeared at the screening of "Snow Cake" today at the Edinburgh Film Festival, which was attended by the stars of the movie, including Alan Rickman (Professor Snape). You can see photos of Jo, along with Alan and his co-star Sigourney Weaver,Continued...

Happy Birthday, Jim Dale!

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2006, 08:47 AM

Jim Dale, narrator of the U.S. Harry Potter audiobooks, turns 71 today. Happy Birthday, Mr. Dale!

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