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Light a Candle Against the Winter Dementors with the HPA Tonight

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 06:31 PM

In the cold days of January, the winter blues can so easily sneak up on a person.  Fortunately, tonight at 8:30pm EST, the Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a special episode of PotterWatch on LiveStream discussing that very topic.  Join your fellow HPA members as they discussContinued...


It's No Joke. Anti-Underage Drinking Campaign with Tom Felton

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 12:38 PM

Harry Potter actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) has joined such other UK celebrities as Jo Brand and Bill Bailey to raise awareness for the anti-underage drinking campaign Alcohol. It's No Joke.  The young actor is offering one fan the chance to be followed by his personal twitter account,Continued...


Wizarding World of Harry Potter Theme Park Photos, News RoundUp

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 11:28 AM

We have for you tonight a number of updates regarding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park currently under construction at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  First, the Orlando Sentinel has a number of new images of the construction still underway via thisContinued...


Auction of JKR Signed Deluxe Book with New Sketch of Harry Potter by Mary GrandPre Now Open

Posted by: Edward
January 13, 2010, 11:12 AM

As readers will recall, a young man in Florida chose to auction a one-of-a-kind J. K. Rowling signed Deluxe Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" along with an original sketch by Harry Potter book artist Mary Grandpre for benefit the NationalContinued...


Telegraph Special Promotion: Behind the Scenes DVD of Wizarding World Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
January 12, 2010, 09:00 PM

The Daily Telegraph is now running a new special promotion for UK residents involving the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park set to open this spring at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  In the newspapers published on Sunday, January 16th, the TelegraphContinued...

Film Awards

Michael Gambon on Irish Film and Television Awards Shortlist

Posted by: Rosi
January 11, 2010, 02:40 PM

The Irish Film and Television Academy have today released a shortlist of some the nominees for the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards. Actor Michael Gambon has been nominated for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Mr. Gambon faces competitionContinued...


35 New Rupert Grint Outtakes from BLAG Magazine Photoshoot

Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 05:05 PM

Last February, we told you that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) would appear on the cover of the April 2009 issue of BLAG Magazine, as well as in a 20-page feature and an interview. Thanks to our Order Partner,, we can report that 35 new outtakes from the magazine photoshootContinued...


Daniel Radcliffe in Promotional Advert for Simpsons 20th Anniversary Season (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 04:40 PM

Fox recently aired a new promotional advert for "The Simpsons" 20th Anniversary Season featuring Daniel Radcliffe. In November, Entertainment Weekly reported that Mr. Radcliffe would guest star on "The Simpsons" later this year. The advert, which can be seen via this linkContinued...

DH Film

Daniel Radcliffe on Filming "Deathly Hallows" in Scotland

DH Film
Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 04:09 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has spoken to a Scottish newspaper about filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in the recent snowy weather. Mr. Radcliffe, speaking to the Sunday Mail, describes the camping scenes filmed by Loch Etive in Scotland as "magic." He goes on to say, "[the] mountains upContinued...


Travelling Harry Potter Exhibit from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 04:55 AM

A press release from the University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a travelling exhibit to "[show] how Rowling delved into the writings of real 15th and 16th century physicians, scholars and scientists to fashion the basis of magic in the seven Potter books." Supplemented by theContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Art Directors Guild Award

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 04:10 AM

The LA Times reports today that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been nominated for an Excellence in Production Design Award by the Art Directors Guild of America. Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig, who has previously won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ArtContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 03:53 AM

Today we also ask you to join us in sending happy birthday wishes to Imelda Staunton. The actress, who plays Professor Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her 54th birthday today.  Happy birthday, Imelda!

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 07:15 PM

As it is now midnight in the U.K., the calendar at has flipped to the 9th of January and notes the birthday of Severus Snape. Here at Leaky, we ask you to join us in raising a glass to the ex-Potions Master. Happy birthday, Severus Snape!

Actor Interviews

Phelps Twins Reminisce in a New Interview on the Scholastic Website

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 03:59 PM

Another fun cast interview has surfaced, this time with James and Oliver Phelps on The actors responsible for portraying Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films reminisce about the auditions for their parts, speaking in unison and souvenirs smuggled from theContinued...

Actor Interviews

Tom Felton and Matt Lewis Interviewed by BBC Radio One

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 03:31 PM

"If you thought ["Half-Blood Prince"] was dark, you ain't seen nothing yet," commented Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) when interviewed recently alongside co-star Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom). A recording of the interview, which aired yesterday on BBC Radio One, can be heard in the middle of the showContinued...

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