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Trio to be Featured in Gringotts Ride in Diagon Alley Expansion

Posted by: Mel
April 24, 2014, 08:46 PM

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley official site has been updated to include a bit more information on the "Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts" attraction and reveals that theme park goers will see Harry, Ron, and Hermione when they ride it:

Enter Gringotts™Continued...

Misc

Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Japan to Open July 15th

Posted by: Mel
April 18, 2014, 08:43 PM

Today, Universal Studios Japan announced that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter area will open at their park on July 15th, 2014. The prime minister of Japan, the US ambassador to Japan, Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood), and Harry Potter set designer Stuart Craig were thereContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Live Coverage of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore

Posted by: Mel
April 15, 2014, 08:50 PM

We have some really exciting news from Pottermore: J. K. Rowling is adding new content to the site about the current Quidditch World Cup as it takes place in real time. Information about the opening ceremonies and the first match, which was between Norway and the Ivory Coast, can be viewedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling to Guest Edit BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:03 PM

J. K. Rowling updated her Facebook to announce that she'll be a guest editor on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour Takeover Week from April 28th to May 2nd:

J.K. Rowling will be one of five guest editors in BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Takeover week, from 28th April to 2nd May 2014. SheContinued...

Misc

Wizarding World of Harry Potter to Open at Universal Hollywood in 2016

Posted by: Mel
April 09, 2014, 09:01 PM

In an official press release Universal Studios announced that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will open on the West Coast in 2016:

This monumental transformation, the most significant undertaking in the theme park's storied 50 year history, will have substantial impactsContinued...

Radcliffe

Video: Dan Radcliffe on The Tonight Show

Posted by: Mel
April 04, 2014, 08:49 PM

Dan Radcliffe appeared on The Tonight Show last night, where he discussed his upcoming Broadway play, "The Cripple of Inishmaan" and played a game with host Jimmy Fallon.


You can watch the clips of Radcliffe on the Tonight Show here and here. Please be advised that there is some mature content.

"The CrippleContinued...

J.K. Rowling

"J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography" to be Published in December in the US, in April in the UK

Posted by: Mel
April 02, 2014, 08:46 PM

A new book concerning the writings of J. K. Rowling, "J. K. Rowling: A Bibliography" is being published later this month in the UK, and on December 18th in the US. The summary of the book is as follows:

This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K.Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Three "Fantastic Beasts" Megamovies Planned

Posted by: Mel
March 30, 2014, 08:47 PM

A New York Times article on WB CEO Kevin Tsujihara reveals that there are three "megamovies" of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" planned:

[September] is when Warner announced that Ms. Rowling had agreed to adapt for the big screen her “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” a 2001 book billedContinued...

Interviews

Harry Potter Stuntman Speaks About Accident That Left Him Paralyzed

Posted by: Mel
March 27, 2014, 07:42 PM

Harry Potter stuntman David Holmes recently spoke to The Mirror about the accident on set that left him paralyzed for life:

Rehearsing a flying scene – recognised as one of the most dangerous in the business – he was hurled into a wall, breaking his neck, and leaving him paralysedContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Part Two of Quidditch World Cup History Now Available on Pottermore, Rowling Comments on House Pride Week

Posted by: Mel
March 21, 2014, 08:48 PM

Last week, J. K. Rowling added a new entry about the Quidditch World Cup to Pottermore and promised that more would follow and today the second part of the entry has been added:


Last week we brought you the first part of J.K. Rowling’s exclusiveContinued...

Events

Universal Opens a Window on Hogwarts Express Experience

Posted by: Melissa
March 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

Universal has released a few new details about the Hogwarts Express journey that will take place at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter this summer. The ride will connect people from the Hogsmeade to the Diagon Alley side of the park, the latter of which is the much-anticipated expansionContinued...

Radcliffe

Video: Dan Radcliffe in "The Simpsons"

Posted by: Mel
March 06, 2014, 08:42 PM

Dan Radcliffe will be voicing a character on an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons" and a video showing his character, Diggs, and of Radcliffe in the recording studio has been made available online. You can watch it here or below.


The episode will air this Sunday, March 9th.

Thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip.Continued...

Charity

John Hurt Donates Doodle to National Doodle Day

Posted by: Mel
March 04, 2014, 10:35 PM

As readers may recall, quite a few Harry Potter actors are participating in this year's National Doodle Day, and now John Hurt (Mr. Ollivander) has also donated a doodle for the charity auction. Hurt donated a doodle of a dog, which you can see here. This doodle and many others will go up forContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Talks Ron/Hermione on Red Carpet at the Oscars

Posted by: Mel
March 04, 2014, 09:30 PM

This past Sunday, on the red carpet at the Oscars, Emma Watson spoke about J. K. Rowling's recent comments on the Ron/Hermione pairing, saying that the quote was "taken out of context":

Rowling recently made waves when she confessed last month that she regretted pairing up Harry's best friendsContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ron Weasley!

Posted by: Mel
March 01, 2014, 08:41 PM

March 1st marks the birthday of Ron Weasley! Please join us at Leaky in wishing Ron Weasley a very happy birthday! Many happy returns, Ron!

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