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Matt Lewis Talks Neville and "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2008, 07:07 PM

Actor Matthew Lewis appeared at Collectormania in Manchester England over the weekend, where he discussed his role at Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies. reports that along with his brother Anthony (Torchwood), Matt made several comments about Harry Potter and the DeathlyContinued...

Happy Birthday Sue!

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2008, 12:51 AM

It’s not quite midnight in the US but it’s March 12 in the UK, and we can’t wait, so we’re jumping the gun a little when we say…happy birthday, Suez!

Sue is our bright and beautiful Hufflepuff whose main purpose seems to be making everyone around her happy – and so it’s her day for usContinued...


New Harry Potter Blu-Ray "Book" Collector's Edition DVDs Due This Year

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2008, 12:34 AM

Warner Brothers has now announced new plans to sell special collector’s editions of the Harry Potter DVDs in the Blu-ray format which will come in ‘book-like’ packaging. High Def Digest is reporting tonight that WB will “re-issue some previously-releasedContinued...


PotterCast 142: British Dogs and Fuzzy Hats!

Posted by: Edward
March 10, 2008, 10:02 PM

Episode 142 of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now onlinewith the latest Harry Potter news and discussion along with return of Canon Conundrums. Melissa, Sue, and Frak are at the helm this week discussing Jo’s latest site updates, Helen McCrory filming for “Half-Blood Prince,”Continued...

Companion Books

Trial Date Set for JKR/WB vs. RDR Books

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2008, 05:01 PM

A trial date has been set for the WB/JKR vs. RDR Books case, in which WB and JKR are attempting to stop publication of an unauthorized Harry Potter encyclopedia. The trial has been set for March 24, 25 and 26, starting at 9:30 a.m., at the United States Courthouse in Manhattan, a representative for the courtContinued...

DH Film

David Yates on Directing Deathly Hallows: "I'm Tempted"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 10, 2008, 11:51 AM

In a new video interview, David Yates discusses the possibility of his return to direct Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. In an interview with Empire magazine at last night’s awards, David Yates says “I’m tempted” when asked if he will be returning to helm the finalContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin

Posted by: Edward
March 10, 2008, 01:27 AM

The calendar on author J. K. Rowling’s website has been updated for March 10th to mark the birthday of Marauder and Order of the Phoenix member, Remus Lupin. Happy Birthday, Moony.


Emma Watson, Evanna Lynch, Katie Leung Attend Empire Magazine Awards in London

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2008, 07:01 PM

As we reported previously, actress Emma Watson was due to attend the Empire magazine awards tonight in London, England. Early photos of the actress at this event are now available here in our galleries. Update: Also present tonight were actress Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) and Katie Leung (ChoContinued...

HBP Film

Location Filming for "Half-Blood Prince" at Millennium Bridge in London

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2008, 04:38 PM

We’ve received several reports and photos of location filming taking place this weekend for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film in London. This scene, which does NOT involve any of main cast members, involves a shoot at Millennium Bridge in London,Continued...


Jim Dale to Speak at Portus 2008

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2008, 04:05 PM

Actor Jim Dale, narrator of the US edition of the Harry Potter audio books, will be a speaker at the upcoming Portus symposium later this summer. HPEFhas now announced that Mr. Dale will give a special presentation on Saturday July 12 at the Portus 2008 Harry Potter Symposium in Dallas, Texas, followed by a QuestionContinued...

Happy Birthday Doris!

Posted by: Melissa
March 09, 2008, 07:09 AM

She keeps things moving and grooving around here with a smile – so please join us here at Leaky as we say happy birthday to Doris Herrmann, our project coordinator extraordinaire! Since she’s spending part of today running a 10K race, we thought, this being the internet and all, that we should open up a thread hereContinued...

JKR Interviews

New J.K. Rowling Interview: Confirms Working on "Scottish Book," Reflects on Dumbledore, Homophobia, Fundamentalism, Future Writing Projects and More

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2008, 10:11 PM

J.K. Rowling has given a new interview with the Edinburgh "Student" newspaper, where the Harry Potter author gives her thoughts on future writing projects, the reaction to the news on Dumbledore's sexuality,Continued...


"Order of the Phoenix" Wins Award for Best Score of Video Game

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2008, 02:49 PM

Thanks to TLC reader Pete for letting us know the score to the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix video game was a recent winner at the Movie Music U.K. Awards. The music for the fifth Harry Potter video game, composed by James Hannigan, was named “Best Score-Game,”Continued...

Film Awards

Emma Watson to Attend, Present at Empire Awards

Posted by: sue
March 07, 2008, 12:32 PM

Actress Emma Watson has updated her website with a diary entry noting she will be attending the Empire Magazine Awards this Sunday. The actress, who portrays Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, says she is also going to be presenting an award, and she hopes it will be “a good night forContinued...


Winners of the Love Songs of the 90s Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
March 07, 2008, 03:50 AM

Last month we brought to you our Love Songs of the 90s Contest where we asked you to send us love song lyrics that were directed to a character from Harry Potter series. After receiving many excellent entries, the winners of this contest have been chosen. The winners, along with an honorable mention,Continued...

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