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Happy Birthday, John Williams!

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Feb 08, 2018

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Today we celebrate the birthday and work of renowned composer John Williams. When we think of our favorite films we typically discuss the actors, the direction, even the writing, first. The music of film often subsists in the background, but as soon as we hear the unforgettable notes which spark our recognition and drive our …read more!

Daniel Radcliffe on His Latest Film, His Potter Co-Stars and the Project That Didn’t Fly

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Feb 07, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Actor Interviews, Branagh, Enoch, Felton, Films, Grint, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Interviews, Lewis, Movies, News, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Television Programmes, Theater, Watson

Daniel Radcliffe continues to expand his reach as an actor both on screen and stage, in front of and behind the camera. Leaky has covered his numerous projects over the past year including the title role in the 50th Anniversary Production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the lead in the survival biopic …read more!

Harry Potter’s Chris Rankin & Wizard Rock Bands Join LeakyCon 2018 Line-Up

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Feb 06, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Conventions, Fan Events, Fans, HP Cast, LeakyCon, News, Rankin

Following announcements that LeakyCon 2018 will take place in Dallas, Texas (and tickets completely selling out!), it’s been revealed that Harry Potter‘s Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) is the first to join the LeakyCon 2018 special guest lineup. This isn’t his first LeakyCon, and he’s excited to be coming back! Looking forward to coming back to @LeakyCon this …read more!

When the Magic of a Story Becomes Real…

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Feb 06, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Books, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, News, Opinion

I write about Harry Potter all the time. I have all the talking points down, the recurring debates covered and the latest theories analyzed. With the constant flood of news, anniversaries and events, it’s ongoing. But I’ll be honest, I don’t often revel in the magic of Harry Potter–not the way I did when it …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ Shows “How Dumbledore Becomes Dumbledore”, Says Victoria Yeates

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Feb 06, 2018

Posted by: Emma Pocock | Comments

Actor Interviews, Directors, Fantastic Beasts Movie, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News, Yates

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is coming to theaters this November and whilst eagerly awaiting a trailer, we’re absorbing any new information we can find. Newcomer Victoria Yeates, who will be portraying Bunty (a character we know nothing about yet), recently spoke to Radiotimes about her role, and gave us a few comments about the focus on Dumbledore’s history: “Bunty. …read more!

Happy Birthday, Arthur Weasley!

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Feb 06, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Birthdays, Books, Character Birthdays, Fandom, Fans, Films, Fun, 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, Movies, News

Albus Dumbledore may be viewed as the wizened mentor of the Harry Potter series, but Arthur Weasley is the enduring father figure. He never tries to take James place in Harry’s life–or usurp Sirius’ role as godfather and confidant–but he is the reliable, steadfast presence that both Harry and his children need. Throughout J.K. Rowling’s …read more!

A Potter Expert’s Account of the ‘Harry Potter: A History of Magic’ British Library Exhibition

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Feb 05, 2018

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Dr Beatrice Groves – Research Fellow in Renaissance English at the University of Oxford – possesses all necessary traits of what one might call a complete and utter Potter expert. Focusing her research on early modern literature and drama (Shakespeare in particular), Groves recently published Literary Allusion In Harry Potter: a book exploring J.K. Rowling’s references to famous Western literary canon throughout …read more!

Happy Birthday, Warwick Davis!

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Feb 03, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

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Today we celebrate Warwick Davis’ 48th birthday–and what a splendid 48 years it’s been! Within the Harry Potter fandom Davis is most well-known for playing multiple characters in the wizarding world: a Goblin bank teller at Gringotts, Professor Filius Flitwick and, later, the duplicitous goblin Griphook. He played each with appropriate humor, seriousness and aplomb–as …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Changes for Jason Isaacs, Emma Watson Supports #Timesup at the BAFTAs, Jessica Williams in 2 Dope Queens & More

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Feb 02, 2018

Posted by: Kim McChesney | Comments

Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter Round-Up, Harry Potter:The Exhbition, Isaacs, Isaacs Interviews, News, Redmayne, Round-Up, Television Programmes, Walters, Watson, Williams, Williams Interviews

It has been an epic week in the Potterverse! We celebrated the Boy Who Lived in spectacular fashion at Universal Orlando Resort where we saw exclusive footage of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, learned of Harry Potter: The Exhibition’s move to Milan, and saw a demonstration of the soon-to-be-released Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery roleplay …read more!

Celebrating ‘Harry Potter Book Night’ With a Magical Milestone–Over 500 Million Books Sold!

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Feb 01, 2018

Posted by: Dawn Johnson | Comments

Audio Books, Bloomsbury, Books, Companion Books, Events, Fantastic Beasts, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Harry Potter Book Night, News, Pottermore, Publishers, Scholastic

Tonight fans around the world will congregate in homes and local bookstores to celebrate Bloomsbury’s Harry Potter Book Night 2018! (Many U.S. bookstores will host events on Saturday, Feb. 3, so for you American fans, check with your local purveyors of all things bookish regarding event details in your area.) This year’s theme is Fantastic …read more!



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