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Happy Birthday to Ian Hart


Oct 08, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Character Birthdays, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Hart, News, Television Programmes, Trailers

English stage, television and film actor Ian Hart, who is best known to the fandom as Harry Potter’s first Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Quirinus Quirrell, celebrates his 53rd birthday today. Though Hart’s time in the Potterverse was cut short by his disintegrated demise in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he made quite …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Thompson & Jim Broadbent’s Modern-Day ‘King Lear’, Ezra Miller in ‘Justice League’ & More!


Oct 07, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Broadbent, Gambon, Gleeson, Kravitz, Lynch, News, Staunton, Tena, Tennant, Walters

This week’s round-up features a whole host of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts actors, from Jim Broadbent and Emma Thompson in a modern-day adaptation of King Lear to Evanna Lynch’s latest animal welfare campaign. We also cover a new comedy starring David Tennant, a new trailer for Paddington 2, Helen McCrory and Natalie Tena in new series, as well as …read more!

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Characters Announced, Including Nicolas Flamel!


Oct 06, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Pottermore

Remember in our summary of everything we know of the next Fantastic Beasts film, we hypothesised that Nicolas Flamel could make an appearance in these movies? Well, turns out he is! To add to the excitement of finding out that we could be seeing the Ministry of Magic in Fantastic Beasts 2, and being given Newt’s birthday and address …read more!

REVIEW: ‘Magical Must-Haves’ Lootcrate


Oct 05, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Exclusives, News, Products, Review

This month, Leaky received the ‘Magical Must-Haves’ Lootcrate box, which was packed with goodies from Hogwarts and beyond, with a few treats to help break us into the Fall months. The Lootcrate box welcomed me at my door with a huge giveaway that it was a ‘J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World’ package, appropriately deemed ‘muggleworthy’ according to the graphic of …read more!

Fantastic Beasts 2: Ministry of Magic & Newt’s Birthday & Address!


Oct 04, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Fantastic Beasts Movie, News, Pottermore

The official Fantastic Beasts twitter account just delivered a clue as to where we might be headed in the next Fantastic Beasts film, with a travel application from Newt: Name of Applicant: Newt Scamander, Profession or Occupation: Magizoologist. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts #WizardingWednesdays pic.twitter.com/oMarZbY285 — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) October 4, 2017 First we saw MACUSA, now it’s the Ministry …read more!

“Unprecedented” Numbers Seek ‘Cursed Child’ Tickets–and Other Theater News!


Oct 04, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

19 Years Later, BigNews, Broadway, Fandom, Fans, Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, HP Cast, Interactive, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, John Tiffany, News, Round-Up, Spall, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End, Williams

The biggest theater news for Potter fans right now remains the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child transfer to Broadway–and procuring a few of those coveted, in-demand tickets! Just over a week ago, Leaky reported on a CBS morning interview with renowned playwright Jack Thorne, director John Tiffany and, the master behind the magic, J.K. …read more!

Happy Birthday, Minerva McGonagall!


Oct 04, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Books, Character Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Films, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, News

Today we celebrate the birthday of Hogwarts’ current esteemed headmistress, Minerva McGonagall. During Harry’s tenure at the greatest school of witchcraft and wizardry, she served as Transfiguration professor and Gryffindor’s head of house. In her lengthy career she has seen many gifted witches and wizards pass through her classes and stroll the Hogwarts’ halls, and …read more!

Happy Birthday to Sam Clemmett


Oct 01, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Actor Interviews, Anthony Boyle, Birthdays, Broadway, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, J.K. Rowling, News, Noma Dumezweni, Pottermore, Sam Clemmett, Theater, West End

Sam Clemmett, best known as the original actor to take the stage as Albus Potter in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, celebrates his 24th birthday today. Clemmett had only been acting a few years when he won the role of a lifetime as the youngest son of the Boy Who Lived and received rave …read more!

Happy (posthumous) Birthday Richard Harris!


Oct 01, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Harris

We lost Dumbledore at the end of Harry’s sixth year at Hogwarts.  A slow poison weakened him.  That has certain parallels with the death of the actor Richard St John Harris who played Albus Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films.  Harris was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, a blood cancer, in 2002 and died …read more!

Happy Birthday, Ezra Miller!


Sep 30, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Actor Birthdays, Birthdays, Miller, News

Today marks the 25th birthday of Ezra Miller, who portrayed Credence Barebone in the first Fantastic Beasts film, and will reportedly return in the next instalment! Ezra has been busy on the sets of Fantastic Beasts 2 and Justice League this year, roles he told us were letting him live out two of his childhood dreams. After managing to persuade Warner Bros …read more!

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