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Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's Five Influential Books For Scholastics 'You Are What You Read' Campaign

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 26, 2011, 08:26 PM

Scholastic's latest campaign, You Are What You Read, encourages readers to create a list - or "bookprint" - of books that have left an "indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we've become."

A few notable names have shared their personal bookprintContinued...

Watson Interviews

Emma Watson: Hermione Has "A Heart of Gold", University Magazine Interview and Pictures

Posted by: Rosi
June 26, 2011, 04:04 PM

UAE University Magazine has published a great interview (although seemingly conducted some months ago) with Emma Watson in which the actress talks about her role as Hermione, future projects, an "addiction" to learning and more. The Watson spoke about takingContinued...

Contests

Leaky's Dear Mr Potter Daily Giveaway: Day Four

Posted by: Rosi
June 25, 2011, 09:16 PM

For day four of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway, leave the answer to the following question in the comments: with which character in the Harry Potter series would you most readily swap lives? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registered Leaky members who can be contacted via theirContinued...

DH Film

Play.com, PopSugar Holding Contests for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" U.K. and U.S. Premieres

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 25, 2011, 03:14 PM

It's the final stretch before "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has its premieres in London and NYC, and both Play.com and PopSugar are offering fans the chance to attend one of the two events.

Play.com is running a competition to win a pair of ticketsContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling to Trace French Ancestry in "Who Do You Think You Are?"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 24, 2011, 09:47 PM

J.K. Rowling has been announced as one of the celebrity guests on the season premiere of the BBC show "Who Do You Think You Are?"

According to the show's official site:

Across the course of seven books and eight films, Jo Rowling's Harry Potter series has captured the imaginationsContinued...

Contests

Leaky's Dear Mr Potter Daily Giveaway: Day Three

Posted by: Rosi
June 24, 2011, 06:09 PM

Allowing a day off for the Pottermore news, we now are on to day three of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway. To take part, leave the answer to the following question in the comments: where would you sort yourself and how has that changed? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registeredContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 241: So THIS is Pottermore

Posted by: Rosi
June 24, 2011, 05:44 PM

A brand spanking new Pottermore-themed episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now available for your listening pleasure. The day of the big announcement, we now know what Pottermore is...right? Your PotterCast hosts Melissa, John and Frak were joined by Ben Schoen of Mugglecast to talk about whatContinued...

DH Film

Ariana Dumbledore's Portrait and More in XFINITY "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Previews

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 24, 2011, 03:04 PM

Comcast's XFINITY will be unveiling three exclusive previews from "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in the coming days.

The first, called The Story, was posted online this afternoon and provides a sneak peek at Ariana Dumbledore's portrait in the Hog's Head Pub, members ofContinued...

DH Film

New "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Images Feature Battle of Hogwarts, Aberforth, and More

DH Film
Posted by: Mel
June 23, 2011, 07:10 PM

We have some new pictures from "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" which appeared in the July issue of Japanese magazine Screen. The pictures feature a variety of things such as Harry and Luna in the castle and Aberforth Dumbledore. You can view all of them images here, includingContinued...

Music

One Minute Audio Previews from "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Soundtrack

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 23, 2011, 07:10 PM

Minute-long snippets from each of the 25 tracks from the official "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" soundtrack has been published online via GoBuz. Scroll down and click on "ecoutez les extraits" to launch the music player!

The soundtrack is once again composed by Alexandre Desplat who alsoContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Full Text from J. K. Rowling Pottermore Press Conference

Posted by: Edward
June 23, 2011, 03:42 PM

As we reported this morning, Harry Potter author announced further details about Pottermore this morning via a YouTube video announcement and press conference open to select media outlets.  Leaky now has the full transcript from the press conference to read below.


Pottermore, it was revealed,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Pottermore Announcement: Details on J. K. Rowling's Next Harry Potter Project; Video, Pictures, Press Conference Quotes

Posted by: Edward
June 23, 2011, 06:41 AM

Update: J. K. Rowling's Pottermore announcement video released: WATCH HERE or below.  Pottermore screenshots and publicity photos here.  Info as we get it: 

  • Pottermore is an interactive new Web site and reading experience with more than 18,000 new words fromContinued...

Actor Interviews

New Interviews with David Heyman, Tom Felton, and Bonnie Wright

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 22, 2011, 11:22 PM

Harry Potter producer David Heyman was recently the subject of an interview with Film Journal International. The producer of all eight Harry Potter films spoke about the enormous impact the series has had on his life and as well as his next project, "Gravity," being directed by AlfonsoContinued...

Lewis

Matt Lewis Talks Neville Longbottom: "Seeing Neville Become a Fighter Was Great"

Posted by: Mel
June 22, 2011, 09:11 PM

In a new interview with Parade Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) about a variety of topics, but mostly his feelings on playing Neville Longbottom for the past ten years. Lewis recalls his audition for the character:

"It was at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, which is where I live. I was a huge fan ofContinued...

Contests

Leaky's Dear Mr Potter Daily Giveaway: Day Two

Posted by: Rosi
June 22, 2011, 06:25 PM

For day two of Leaky's Dear Mr. Potter Daily Giveaway leave the answer to the following question in the comments: who was your favourite character when you first started the Harry Potter series and how has that changed (if it has) over the years? A quick reminder that this contest is open to registeredContinued...

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