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J.K. Rowling

Pottermore's Magical Quill Challenge Begins July 31

Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2011, 10:33 PM

The Pottermore Insider Blog and website have been updated this blog post and link, revealing more about J. K. Rowling's latest project:

The eagle-eyed amongst you may have spotted the hidden link in our 'You ask, we answer' blog post from 19 July, which took you to an interview J.K. Rowling gaveContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Happy Birthday Harry and J. K. Rowling

Posted by: Edward
July 30, 2011, 09:30 PM

As it is now July 31st in the UK, it is the day where we send our birthday wishes to author J. K. Rowling and her literary creation, Harry Potter.  Please join us at Leaky in wishing these two remarkable people a happy, wonderful and, above all, fun birthday.  Cheers to you, Jo and Harry.  AndContinued...


Alan Rickman Talks Playing Snape

Posted by: Mel
July 30, 2011, 03:33 PM

In a new interview, Alan Rickman discusses the challenges and pleasures of playing Professor Severus Snape:

What has it been like playing an emotionally complex, ambiguous character over these years? Has it been satisfying? Daunting? Both?
Well, it's always rewarding to play people who are complicated becauseContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2011, 01:47 PM

As per J.K. Rowling's calendar, today marks the 31st birthday of Neville Longbottom. Join us in raising a mug of butterbeer to this brave Gryffindor and saying Happy Birthday, Neville!

HP Cast

Tom Felton Attends Premiere of His New Film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," Rupert Grint Shows His Support

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2011, 01:31 PM

Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) attended the Hollywood premiere of his new film, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" on Thursday evening at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

Fellow Potter co-star Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) also happened to be in townContinued...


Videos: "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments"

Posted by: Mel
July 29, 2011, 08:13 PM

As readers may recall, ITV recently aired a special entitled "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments." We now have both the list of those great moments, as well videos of the special in which the cast and J.K. Rowling comment on those moments. You can view the list and watch the videos below.

50. Philosopher's/Sorcerer'sContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Images of the Making of the Pottermore Trailer

Posted by: Mel
July 29, 2011, 07:58 PM

Thanks to HarryLatino, we can now show you some images from the making of the Pottermore trailer. You can see the pictures here on the producer's website.

As a reminder, something exciting will be happening on Pottermore on July 31st. Keep close to Leaky and Pottermore Insider.

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" Reaches $900M in Global Box Office

DH Film
Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 28, 2011, 06:48 PM

Reuters is reporting that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" has reached $900 million in the worldwide box office only 15 days after its initial release. This makes it the fastest movie to ever reach this milestone, breaking the previous 18-day record held by James Cameron'sContinued...


Daniel Radcliffe Records Video Message for Military Families As Part of Joining Forces Campaign

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 28, 2011, 12:55 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama recently enlisted the help of actor Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) to thank military families who were invited to a special screening of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

The screening was part of Joining ForcesContinued...


TV Watch: "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments" Tonight on ITV1 at 8 p.m. GMT

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 27, 2011, 10:57 AM

In June, Leaky told you about ITV's plans to produce a show entitled "50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments." Fans were invited to vote for their favorite moments from the first seven films via Facebook.

ITV has now announced that the 2-hour show will air tonight at 8 p.m. GMT onContinued...


Images from Emma Watson's Lancome Campaign

Posted by: Mel
July 26, 2011, 10:42 PM

We now have some images of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) for Lancome's TresorMidnight Rose perfume. You can view the images here in our galleries. These ads will be appearing this fall.

Many thanks to Snitchseeker!


Wired's 13 Behind-the-Scenes Facts About the Harry Poter Films

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 26, 2011, 02:56 PM has published a slideshow with interesting facts and behind-the-scenes information about the eight Harry Potter films.

Some of the fun facts revolve around the Great Hall (which can fit 22 double-decker buses), the wands manufactured for the actors, creatures built, and creatingContinued...


"A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films" at Universal Orlando Announced for Nov. 11 - 13, 2011

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 25, 2011, 04:27 PM

Warner Bros. and Universal Orlando have teamed up to bring fans A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to mark a decade of movie magic.

The event will span the weekend of November 11-13, 2011 and vacation packages for admittanceContinued...


Tickets Available for 14th August Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Event at London's O2

Posted by: Rosi
July 25, 2011, 01:14 PM

Empire BIG SCREEN have released individual tickets for the WarnerBros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter event, which will take place at The O2 in London on the 14th August (next month). A press release explains the event in more detail:Continued...

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton Attends Fan Meet-and-Greets in Chicago, Throws First Pitch at Wrigley Field

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 25, 2011, 11:02 AM

Actor Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) made several appearances in the Chicago area over the weekend to continue promoting "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

On July 22 and 24, Mr. Felton was at the Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodbridge and at the HollywoodContinued...

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