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Fans Help Rupert Grint's New Film Find a Distributor

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 09:34 AM

Never underestimate the power of the fan, as witnessed with the new film "Cherrybomb" starring Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley). Scores of you let us know that the film will now apparently be seen in theaters after an awareness campaign by fans helped the producers catch the attention of an unnamedContinued...

Melling Interviews

Not Just the Big D: Harry Melling Talks Life after Dudley and Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
October 06, 2009, 06:08 AM

There is a new and rare interview online today in the Telegraph with actor Harry Melling better known to readers as Dudley Dursley in the Harry Potter films. The young actor, who is currently appearing on stage in London with Fiona Shaw (who plays his mother, Harry's AuntContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Report: JK Rowling "working on something, but it's not Harry Potter"

Posted by: sue
October 05, 2009, 05:40 PM

There is a new article today regarding author J.K. Rowling and her next piece of literature. The Telegraph is reporting that at a recent fashion week showing, Jo "bid for three tickets to see Stella McCartney’s Paris show at a Gala Auction in London, in June, to raise funds forContinued...

DH Film

Helen McCrory: WB is "letting out all the stops" with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

DH Film
Posted by: sue
October 05, 2009, 06:41 AM

Exciting news today in the form of a new interview with actress Helen McCrory. Speaking to UK Rotten Tomatoes, the actress discusses her role as Narcissa Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, confirming the cast will be doing a read-through todayContinued...


New Books for Harry Potter Book Club, Jo's Book Nook

Posted by: Edward
October 04, 2009, 11:53 PM

Both of our Leaky Lounge based Book Clubs have opened up readings for the month of October.  First, our Harry Potter Book Club is tackling the stories in The Tales of Beedle the Bard.  These five stories will be examined individually and as a whole as those who join in this reading goContinued...


Dame Maggie Smith on Her Fight with Breast Cancer, Filming Last Harry Potter and More

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2009, 05:24 PM

On this day when we in the fandom are celebrating Professor McGonagall's birthday, it is only fitting that we hear from the woman who brings this character so memorably to life on the screen: Dame Maggie Smith. The Times has released a brand new interview withContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2009, 09:30 PM

Please join us here at TLC in sending out your birthday best to current Hogwarts Headmistress Minerva McGonagall, who, as the calendar on Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's website now indicates, celebrates her birthday on October 4th.  Cheers to you, Headmistress McGonagall!

HP Cast

Matt Lewis and Angelica Mandy Attend Ring*Con in Europe

Posted by: Edward
October 03, 2009, 01:49 PM

European fantasy convention Ring*Con is taking place this weekend in Bonn, Germany, with Harry Potter actors Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom) and Angelica Mandy (Gabrielle Delacour) slated to appear as part of the programming.  Harry Potter Xperts is among those covering the event, andContinued...


New Issue of "The Quibbler" Now Online

Posted by: Edward
October 02, 2009, 09:34 PM

The October edition of The Quibbler, filled with "all the news you won't find anywhere else," has now been published and is ready for reading via this link.  In this issue, Quibbler reporters highlight the increasing spree of disappearing people and objects across the world.  These reports includeContinued...

HP Cast

Updated: Michael Gambon Taken Ill; to be Replaced in UK Stage Production by Richard Griffiths

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2009, 11:00 AM

UPDATE: TLC has spoken directly to reps for Michael Gambon, who have reassured us that the beloved actor is on the road to recovery from this minor illness, and will be back to work, up and jumping again in a few weeks time. Of special interest to Harry PotterContinued...


October Halloween/Death Day Party Contest from TLC Crafts

Posted by: Edward
October 01, 2009, 07:47 PM

Our Crafty Witches and Wizard have made their October contest a most ghoulish event this year, for they are seeking out the best in Halloween decorations, foods, or party favors.  The Halloween/Death Day Party Contest seeks original Halloween-themed creations geared towards Harry Potter. Continued...

Movie Art

New Concept Art including Dumbledore's Funeral for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
October 01, 2009, 12:42 PM

Artist Adam Brockbank has updated his website again with some truly stunning concept art he did for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Most notable and perhaps most moving, is this lovely and sad piece depicting the funeral for the late great ProfessorContinued...


TLC's Harry Potter Crafts Presents: First Featured Crafter of the Month

Posted by: Edward
October 01, 2009, 12:36 PM

Leaky's Crafty Witches and Wizards have a new feature to bring you today, their Featured Harry Potter Crafter of the MonthPotter crafter Droxy is the first recipient of this title, for her many and varied contributions to the Harry Potter corner of the crafting world.  Her work, which can be seenContinued...


Carve the Great Harry Potter Pumpkin

Posted by: Edward
October 01, 2009, 12:00 PM

It is the time of year where the leaves begin to turn colors and pumpkins grace the front porch of many a house in the lead up to Halloween.  To mark this occasion, our Contest Crew has devised the Harry Potter Themed Pumpkin Carving Contest to meld together creative carving skills with the world of HarryContinued...

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