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Video Games

LEGO: Harry Potter Video Game to Feature BtS Content from Filming

Posted by: Edward
May 20, 2010, 01:14 PM

A listing on the BBCFC website reveals that the forthcoming LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 video game will feature a series of bonus featuring featuring the actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Emma Watson (Hermione Granger), and Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley).  The video games, slatedContinued...


New Images of "Deathly Hallows" Action Figures and Busts

Posted by: Rosi
May 19, 2010, 05:25 PM has been updated with a number of new action figures from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". The figurines, which will be available later this year, include Draco Malfoy, Hermione Granger, Hagrid, Severus Snape, Ron Weasley and Lord Voldemort.

The Ron action figure is seenContinued...


Details from Private Preview of Wizarding World Theme Park Online (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 10:32 PM

This evening, the attendees of the Orlando International Pow Wow 2010 were able to get a sneak peek at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort.  InsidetheMagic was able to attain information from the private event for travel and mediaContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe On Acting After Harry Potter

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 09:19 PM

Dan Radcliffe is the subject of a new profile in the Metro in which the young Harry Potter actor discusses his hopes in becoming a "working actor" following production on the last installment of the Harry Potter films.  Having already completed his fair share of film and theater productions, RadcliffeContinued...

HP References

Virgin Atlantic Airlines Introduces Harry Potter LogoJet

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 08:46 PM

Travelers will be able to fly the their way across the country in Harry Potter style, in a way, for Virgin Atlantic airlines has introduced a Harry Potter logojet which will soon be in use.  The SeattlePI is reporting that the airline has included a logo for the Wizarding World of HarryContinued...


Winner of Leaky's Harry Potter Books Giveaway

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 04:05 PM

After receiving hundreds of entries for Leaky's Harry Potter Books Giveaway, which gave readers from around the world the chance to win a complete box set of paperback Harry Potter novels, our contest has closed and the winner has been chosen.

Congratulations to MyLeaky user Hagiz, who was the luckyContinued...


Trevor Project PSA with Dan Radcliffe Now Online

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2010, 11:46 AM

As readers will recall, actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) has been a vocal supporter for the Trevor Project, a a nationwide suicide prevention telephone helpline for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) youth in the United States.  Today, a PSA Mr. RadcliffeContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
May 16, 2010, 05:47 PM

It has been a fairly quiet week in terms of news from the Harry Potter cast. Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) appeared on BBC chat show, "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" this week. The actor discussed his recently released autobiography Size Matters Not as well as fan encounters and more. UK residents canContinued...


May Edition of The Quibbler Now Online

Posted by: Rosi
May 16, 2010, 04:56 PM

The May issue of The Quibbler, Leaky's monthly publication for "news that no-one else will publish", is now available for download. May's edition features articles on the recent Wizarding World Fair and Exhibition, Owls gone awry and the magical ash cloud conjured by the Icelandic Ministry of Magic.


Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Stanislav Ianevski

Posted by: Rosi
May 16, 2010, 08:48 AM

Today we ask you to join us in sending happy birthday wishes to Stanislav Ianevski. The Viktor Krum actor is celebrating his 25th birthday today. Many happy returns!

Actor Interviews

John Hurt Talks Return as Ollivander in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
May 15, 2010, 01:20 PM

The Times Online has published a short Q & A interview with actor John Hurt (Ollivander), in which the venerable performer relates his impressions of the many aspects of his life, both onscreen and off.  In the article, John Hurt discusses the role of Ollivander in the "Harry PotterContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Pomona Sprout

Posted by: Rosi
May 15, 2010, 01:15 AM

As it is now the 15th of May in the UK, the calendar on J.K. Rowling's official website has changed to mark the birthday of Professor Pomona Sprout. Join us in raising a glass and sending many birthday wishes to the marvellous Head of Hufflepuff and Professor of Herbology.


Image of from Hog's Head Pub at Wizarding World Now Online

Posted by: Edward
May 14, 2010, 02:19 PM

Universal has released a new image from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Orlando Resorts, this time showing the mounted hog's head at the Hog's Head Pub.  The image can be seen in its high res glory via this link.

An accompanying caption reads:
Mounted on theContinued...

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton On Aging for Epilogue Scene in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
May 13, 2010, 08:28 PM

MTV has released another interview with actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy), in which the actor comments on the process the cast and crew and undertaking to age their characters for the much talked about Epilogue scene at the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."  In the interview,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Light a Birthday Candle Charity Campaign for International Children's Day

Posted by: Edward
May 13, 2010, 01:35 PM

Lumos, the charitable organization co-founded by Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling, has organized a campaign to launch on June 1st, International Children’s Day, in support of the countless disadvantaged children living in institutions across Europe unable to celebrate their birthdays.Continued...

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