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"Driving Lessons" DVD Due in December, Additional Press Coverage

Posted by: sue
September 09, 2006, 09:28 PM

While the new Rupert Grint film "Driving Lessons" has just premiered in the U.K., now has the DVD for this movie due on December 26 of this year. As we reported previously, Driving Lessons will be in theaters here in the States for limited release starting OctoberContinued...


Clip from Dan Radcliffe "Extras" Appearance

Posted by: sue
September 09, 2006, 08:59 PM

A clip from actor Dan Radcliffe's (Harry Potter) upcoming appearance on the Ricky Gervais comedy show "Extras" has now surfaced online. This clip, which contains material of a mature nature, was played as part of Ricky's appearance on the Jonathan Ross talk show. Dan Radcliffe's appearanceContinued...

OotP Film

First Glimpse of Kingsley Shacklebolt and More in New King's Cross Report

Posted by: sue
September 09, 2006, 06:00 PM

Another report from recent filming for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which took place last week at King's Cross Station in London is now online. This new report and photos include a blurry first look at Auror Kingsley Shacklebolt (George Harris). In addition,Continued...

Happy Birthday, Joshua Herdman!

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2006, 05:16 PM

Today is the 19th Birthday of actor Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle). Cheers from TLC, Josh!


Rumor: JKR Says Book Seven "up to about 750 pages"

Posted by: sue
September 08, 2006, 05:26 PM

Update: We've confirmed that Jo was there and that she did speak informally with reporters. Whether she actually said 750 pages...we'll see!
A UK tabloid is reporting a new quote from J.K. Rowling regarding the length so far of Book Seven. As seen in "The Ticket" column of The Mirror,Continued...


Entertainment Weekly Dubs Goblet a Great High-School Movie

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2006, 12:44 PM

A new Entertainment Weekly article has dubbed Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the 36th-best high-school movie of all time. It says: "No, we haven't lost our minds. One of J.K. Rowling's ingenious ideas was to blend two literary traditions, fantasy and coming-through-schoolContinued...

OotP Film

Video Clips of Filming for "Phoenix" at King's Cross

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2006, 07:12 AM

Update: Links to these clips have been removed at the request of Warner Bros.

There are now four new video clips online of filming that took place last week at King's Cross Station in London for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. These video clips show a scene very clearly being filmed,Continued...

Happy Birthday, John!

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2006, 12:06 AM

Whether you know him as the coiner of "horcri," the Chipotle-cheerleader, the inventor of Deathmunchers, devotee of Dawlish, lover of Luna Longbottom, or simply our PotterCast producer and Leaky designer extraordinaire, the time has come to wish one John Noe a very happy 22nd birthday. John, Leaky would be a farContinued...

OotP Film

Young Snape Speaks

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2006, 09:29 PM

Newbury today has a brand new interview with Alec Hopkins, who will be seen as young Severus Snape in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The young actor discusses getting the part, noting his work for the Pensieve scene is a small one, and what it was like working with his older counterpart, Alan Rickman.Continued...

Radcliffe Interviews

"Extras": Take Two

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2006, 09:20 PM

A second interview has now appeared online with actor Dan Radcliffe concerning his upcoming role on the Ricky Gervais show "Extras." Page from also interviewed Dan, and along with an excerpt from the interview she has posted a short audio clip where he discusses acting in comedy parts. You can read moreContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks "Extras"

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 11:54 PM

There is a new interview online tonight with actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) regarding his role in the Ricky Gervais comedy show "Extras." Jenna, from spoke with Dan about his skit in a new episode of the show, which has a confirmed airdate now of Thursday, September 28th at 9:00 p.m. onContinued...


Harry Potter and Storybook England

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 10:42 PM

The official site for English tourism has launched a new website designed to appeal to book and movie fans. Called "Storybook England," this is a new guide to many of the real life places seen in many of the classic children's novels in England, including those from Harry Potter, The Lord of theContinued...

Pope's Chief Exorcist Calls Harry Potter "King of Darkness"

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2006, 04:39 PM

Many Leaky readers have emailed us with links to the recent news that Rev. Gabriele Amorth, Chief Exorcist for Pope Benedict XVI said in an interview with Vatican Radio last week that (fictional character) Harry Potter is "the king of darkness, the devil." Amorth, president ofContinued...


JKR: "Lord Voldemort Requires My Constant Presence at the Moment"

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2006, 09:17 AM

Yesterday, we first told you that readers had voted Lord Voldemort as the top literary villain in the Big Bad Read poll, and the news reports included a portion of comments about this from author J.K. Rowling. Today, Bloomsbury has provided us with Jo's complete remarks, and sheContinued...

HP Cast

New Photos of Cast Members at London "Driving Lessons" Premiere

Posted by: sue
September 04, 2006, 06:42 PM

Several cast members from the Harry Potter films were at the premiere of Driving Lessons tonight in London. Along with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) and Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), actresses Emma Watson (Hermione) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) also attended the event, and you canContinued...

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