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J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling...A Year in the Life Documentary Airs on ITV

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2007, 08:14 PM

Tonight, the “J.K. Rowling…A Year in the Life” documentary by James Runcie was broadcast in the UK on ITV, and is now being playedon iTV’s web site.

We have early reports on some of the new things contained in the program. TLC reader Andy writes that after Jo completedContinued...


More on Possible New Dan Radcliffe Movie about Photojournalist Dan Eldon

Posted by: sue
December 30, 2007, 01:50 PM

Several days ago we reported that actor Dan Radcliffe was possibly in line to portray the late photojournalist Dan Eldon in a new movie. Today, the Guardian has more on this, featuring an interview with Kathy Eldon, the mother of the photographer, who says Dan will be portrayingContinued...


Harry New Year Challenge Starts Today in the Lounge

Posted by: Edward
December 30, 2007, 04:14 AM

New Year’s celebrations have begun early on our forum, the Leaky Lounge, with the opening of the Shrieking Shack for games and more activities for Lounge members. Our Harry New Year Challenge lets you play a slew of different games as well as challenge other members in various games. All scoresContinued...

Room of Requirement Door Open at JKR's Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
December 29, 2007, 11:51 PM’s secret “Room of Requirement” door (accessed by clicking the eraser on her main desk and then clicking the handle on the door) is now open, revealing the map of the future generations of Harry Potter characters. Jo Rowling drew this chart while being filmed for theContinued...

JKR Interviews

Second Harry Potter Generation Information Revealed:New Clip from J.K Rowling Documentary

Posted by: sue
December 29, 2007, 12:15 AM

We have a great way to cap off this extraordinary year with a bang, as there is a brand new clip from the upcoming J.K. Rowling documentary where the Harry Potter author provides new information about the second generation of Hogwarts students as contained in the epilogueContinued...

HP Cast

Walters, Griffiths Named on Queen's Honours List

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 05:20 PM

The annual Queen’s New Years Honours List, which gives recognition to those of exceptional achievement, service, or merit in the UK, was announced today and contained the names of two actors from the Harry Potter films: Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), and Richard Griffiths (Uncle Vernon). TheContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Harry Potter Tops Amazon UK 2007 Best Seller List

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 04:57 PM

Online retail giant announced today that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was the number one best-selling item of the year in both the US and the UK. The Telegraph reports that the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD was also the number one best-seller DVD in the UK.Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Maggie Smith

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2007, 04:04 PM

Everyone, please join us as we toast Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) who is celebrating her 73rd birthday today. Cheers to you Dame Maggie!


AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...


Rumor Alert: New Movie for Dan Radcliffe?

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2007, 09:26 PM

There is a mention today of a possible new film role for actor Dan Radcliffe. In a piece highlighting the work of the late photojournalist Dan Eldon the New York Times says that “next year Daniel Radcliffe, the “Harry Potter” star, is to portray Mr. Eldon in a movie about his life.” As readersContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

USA Today: "Harry Potter" prevails, wands down

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2007, 08:50 PM

The USA Today has published a Books Year in Review special, and selected “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” as their number one book of the year. In an article titled “Harry Potter prevails, wands down,” the newspaper addresses the various sales records, the pre-release spoilersContinued...

Happy Birthday, Melissa!

Posted by: John
December 27, 2007, 05:08 AM

Today, December 27th, our fair webmistress here at Leaky will be celebrating her birthday! If, of course, by ‘celebrating’ you mean slaving away like a house elf at her desk: crossing her ‘t’s and dotting her ‘i’s, and no doubt writing like a madwoman, pumping out the last few chaptersContinued...

Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by: Melissa
December 25, 2007, 04:58 PM

No matter what you’re celebrating this December, or at any other time, this is when we get to stop and say that we’ve had a blast with you all this year and can’t wait to see what the future brings. May your holidays be full of warmth and love, and more Harry than you (yes, even you) can stand. Have aContinued...


PotterCast 131: Rowling Along

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2007, 01:57 AM

Happy Holidays! We’re back with the second part of our JK Rowling interview on our Harry Potter podcast, PotterCast.

To listen, subscribe via iTunes (subscribers, hit “Update this Podcast” if you don’t see it right away), or grab it via direct download, or just hit the "Play" buttonContinued...


Holiday Message from Emma Watson on Official Site

Posted by: Edward
December 24, 2007, 01:07 AM

Actress Emma Watson has updated her official website with a new E.M.S. (Emma’s Messaging Service) message for the Christmas holiday. In her newest message, which you can read right here, Emma talks of returning to production on the sixth film, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,”Continued...

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