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Happy Birthday, David Thewlis!


Mar 20, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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In honor of David Thewlis’ birthday, today, let’s celebrate not only another year, but also an excellent acting career–just another thing that gets better with age! And since we’re on topic, we’d be remiss in not mentioning the casting twist that saw Thewlis miss out on one Harry Potter role (Professor Quirrell) only to be …read more!

Imelda Staunton’s ‘Virginia Woolf’ to be Broadcast Live


Mar 19, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

News, Review, Staunton, Theater, West End, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Renowned British actress Imelda Staunton, familiar to Harry Potter fans as the dreadfully evil Dolores Umbridge, has spent the past few weeks on the West End stage in the acclaimed revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Harold Pinter Theatre. photograph by Johan Persson James Macdonald’s version of the the Edward Albee classic …read more!

Happy Birthday, Steve Kloves!

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Mar 18, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Steve Kloves – screenwriter of seven of eight Potter films and helping pen on Fantastic Beasts – celebrates his 57th birthday today. After such huge achievements in the movie industry, we’d like to wish him a very special day! Kloves chatted to J.K. Rowling shared a chat in 2010 about missing writing Potter, and we hope that Fantastic Beasts is …read more!

Emma Watson, Kittens and ‘Beauty and the Beast’!


Mar 18, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

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Emma Watson made her debut as the live-action Belle yesterday as Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast opened in cinemas worldwide. The film has been highly anticipated and reviews are already indicating positive reactions to Emma’s take on Belle. Emma recently met with Buzzfeed (who inundated her with lots of tiny kittens whilst they interviewed her!) to talk …read more!

Catching Up With Rupert Grint


Mar 17, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Rupert Grint, the Potterverse’s favorite BFF, Ron Weasley, has spent a few very visible weeks in the spotlight talking about his new TV series Snatch and sharing a few other tidbits that are most definitely of interest to Harry Potter fans. As reported here by Leaky recently, Grint, who plays lovable con man Charlie Cavendish, …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Alums Score Broadcasting Press Guild Awards and Other News!


Mar 17, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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The Broadcasting Press Guild named this year’s award winners, including Robbie Coltrane for Best Actor and Toby Jones’ Witness for the Prosecution for Best Single Drama! Jones, known for voicing the house elf, Dobby, in the Harry Potter series, played solicitor John Mayhew in the made-for-television adaption of an Agatha Christie short story classic, which aired December …read more!

Magical Nighttime Show Announced for Universal Studios Japan


Mar 17, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Universal Studios Japan announced the addition of an exciting new nighttime specter–and spectacle–to its Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park. So for those of you planning a visit, add a good supply of chocolate to your packing list, or be sure to pick up some chocolate frogs and wands, because you’ll need it. Brace yourselves. InsidetheMagic reports that from the show’s …read more!

REVIEW: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert


Mar 17, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner | Comments

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Leaky finally had the chance to attend a performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert this past weekend at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. This first of it’s kind movie-concert event is advertised on the website as: “A live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Audiences will be able to …read more!

Happy Birthday to Harry Melling


Mar 17, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

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Harry Melling, best known to the Potterverse as spoiled cousin Dudley Dursley, celebrates his 28th birthday today. Since he was last seen in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, Melling has been in various  BBC television series such as Just William, Garrow’s Law and the Three Musketeers, as well as a few short …read more!

A ‘Fantastic’ Surprise for Fans at Warner Bros. Studio Tour London

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Mar 16, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Guests of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London were in for a treat far better than anything sold at Honeydukes or Jacob Kowalski’s Pastry Shop today. Pottermore reports that their once-in-a-lifetime visit began when everyone received a free Fantastic Beasts poster. If that wasn’t exciting enough, when guests reached the pre-tour screening room, they were …read more!

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