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Theater Round-Up: Sonia Friedman Named ‘Show Person of the Year,’ ‘Cursed Child’ News and Interviews–and More!


Jan 04, 2019

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This week’s theater news continues to revolve around the magical juggernaut that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Producer Sonia Friedman received an award from Broadway Briefing while Cursed Child on Broadway broke another industry record and prepares for a new slate of cast members and performances. Alex Price also joined London Calling for …read more!

Method Studios Talks VFX and Magical Creatures in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’


Jan 03, 2019

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Bringing the magic of the wizarding world to life on screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was no small feat, and the stunning visual effects which combined to create period backdrops and magical creatures took more than one studio to accomplish under the direction of VFX supervisors Christian Manz and Tim Burke. As recently reported by …read more!

“Crimes of Grindelwald” DVD available for Pre-Order


Jan 02, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Fantastic Beasts, Films, Movies

Wizards and Muggles alike can now pre-order the DVD (or Blu-Ray) for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.  It’s available from Amazon in the U.S. for $17.99 and from Amazon in the UK for £9.99 (as of 1/1/19). But don’t let your Nifflers pop those champagne corks yet:  We don’t have a release date.  There are …read more!

Construction Update from Universal Orlando’s New Hogsmeade Attraction!


Jan 01, 2019

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A few weeks ago, Attraction magazine gifted fans with an early Christmas present in the form of photo updates of the Hogsmeade construction site at Universal Studios Resort in Orlando. Leaky has spilled a lot of proverbial ink over the last year speculating about the upcoming attraction, for which the theme continues to remain unclear. …read more!

Year In Review: Wizarding World Takes On Stage & Screen, Park & Page, Tech & Tour

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Dec 30, 2018

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With a decade anniversary, a Broadway opening, a game release, a new novel, and a movie premiere, years don’t get too much more magical than 2018 for fans of J.K. Rowling and her Wizarding World. When we took a look back at the past twelve months of news, we honestly wondered how Leaky covered each …read more!

Rupert Grint “Struggles To Remember” Life Before Harry Potter


Dec 29, 2018

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Grint, HP Cast, News

The ABC Murders recently started airing on BBC One, and stars Rupert Grint as Inspector Crome in an adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Poirot tale.  Now thirty, Rupert Grint sat down with RadioTimes to discuss his latest role, and his memories of the Potter series as his way into acting when he was just ten years old. …read more!

Finding Family and Christmas in a Wizarding Wonderland


Dec 25, 2018

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Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, Holidays, J.K. Rowling, Music, News

There’s something undeniably magical about this time of year. It’s wintry and festive, inviting friends and family to gleefully sing holiday songs, gather for decadent feasts, revel in the enjoyment of hot beverages, observe long-held and deeply cherished traditions–and even start new ones. It’s a wonderful season, and we can’t help feeling there’s no time …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 2)


Dec 24, 2018

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News, Opinion

Christmas Eve has arrived, and guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns to unpack more festive themes in the Potter series, including a new discovery of links to Rossetti’s A Christmas Carol, and an analysis of Hermione and Harry’s visit to Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve. Read Part 1 here.   Yesterday I argued …read more!

Carols in Harry Potter And The Myth Of The Christmas Rose (Part 1)

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Dec 23, 2018

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From Harry’s first Christmas at Hogwarts, to Hermione and Harry’s poignant scene in Godric’s Hollow on Christmas Eve, the Holidays are a huge part of the Harry Potter series. As December 25th approaches, guest writer Dr Beatrice Groves (author of Literary Allusion in Harry Potter) returns with an in-depth analysis of festive themes in the Potter series, to help …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe in ‘Miracle Workers’ Trailer, First Look at Dame Maggie Smith in ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie, & More!


Dec 22, 2018

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Leaky celebrated a few milestones of our own this week, as PotterCast – Leaky’s official podcast, hosted by Melissa, John and Frak – saw the release of four brand new House-themed logos, and a swanky new website! We also covered Arnaud Brisebois on visual effects wizardry in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and the excellent …read more!

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