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Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon in "Quartet"

Posted by: Catherine
October 29, 2012, 08:32 PM

Oscar award winner Dustin Hoffman is turning over a new leaf and transitioning from acting to directing. In his directional debut, he has snagged Harry Potter actors Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore). Quartet, which is set to release December 28, is a storyContinued...

Maggie Smith Talks about Potter and Her Career in a New Interview

Posted by: Catherine
September 07, 2012, 08:27 PM

Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) recently sat down for an extensive interview with The Star about her 60 years in show business. In the interview she talked about her time spent with the Harry Potter movies, although her main focus was on her largly successful role in JulianContinued...

Happy Birthday, Dame Maggie Smith

Posted by: Rosi
December 28, 2010, 06:29 PM

Please join us at Leaky in wishing Maggie Smith a very happy birthday. The Professor McGonagall actress celebrated her 76th birthday today. Many happy returns, Dame Maggie!

Dame Maggie Smith and Sir John Hurt Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

Posted by: Edward
March 23, 2010, 12:13 AM

Actress Dame Maggie Smith (Professor McGonagall) and actor John Hurt (Ollivander) are recipients of two lifetime achievement awards presented in London this past weekend.  First, Dame Maggie Smith was honored with the 2010 Laurence Olivier Special Award, at the LaurenceContinued...

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
March 14, 2010, 09:52 PM

This week, the actors from the Harry Potter films have been getting involved with all sorts of new projects in film and theatre. Starting on the 17th of March, Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort) will be filming "Coriolanus" in Belgrade, Serbia. Reuters reports that the actor, who is directing the adaptation ofContinued...

First Deleted Scene from HBP DVD Online

Posted by: Edward
November 10, 2009, 09:44 AM

A treat has arrived this morning: the first deleted scene from the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film as made its way online and can be watched right here, as well as in our Video Galleries here.  The simply chilling sequence, released by WB Italy, features a breathtaking performance by actorContinued...

Trailer for Harry Potter Wizarding World DVD Game; Deathly Hallows Photos Due with Collector's Editions

Posted by: sue
October 11, 2009, 07:21 AM

As announced earlier, WB will be releasing Harry Potter: Wizarding World DVD game on December 1st, just a few days before the release of Half-Blood Prince and the special Ultimate Collector's editions DVDs. As such Amazon.com has a brand newContinued...

Dame Maggie Smith on Her Fight with Breast Cancer, Filming Last Harry Potter and More

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2009, 05:24 PM

On this day when we in the fandom are celebrating Professor McGonagall's birthday, it is only fitting that we hear from the woman who brings this character so memorably to life on the screen: Dame Maggie Smith. The Times has released a brand new interview withContinued...

Emma Watson: Has No Plans to Design Own Line of Clothes, Voted Best Dressed for June

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2009, 03:24 PM

She's got style she's got class, she is one of the best dressed for June 2009, or so says Teen Vogue of actress Emma Watson. The magazine owled to let us know the news, plus share with us two quizzes: one on Harry Potter, and one on Emma Watson.

Women's Wear DailyContinued...

UK TV Half-Blood Prince Specials: Unbreakable Vow, Hermione in Potions Class Scenes Shown

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2009, 07:44 AM

Last night in the UK, two more behind the scenes specials on the making of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were aired. While both contained many interviews with cast and crew, of note were the new clips from HBP, and we have them both now in our videoContinued...

Image Galleries Recap: New High Res Half-Blood Prince Photos and Much More

Posted by: sue
July 08, 2009, 10:50 PM

Over the past month or so, long time readers will know we have been experiencing some down time for our galleries. Tonight we are delighted to report our galleries are back in business and have some lovely new photos for us to enjoy. WB has officially released to all the mediaContinued...

New Issue of Movie Magic Features Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 08, 2009, 08:55 AM

Attention magazine fans! The new edition of Movie Magic magazine contains a large feature on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Thanks to Megan from Magical-Menagerie, we can now preview part of the magazine, as seen in these scans which features interviews with theContinued...

Half-Blood Prince Review Roundup: Radcliffe Has Never Been Better Than Here

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2009, 10:03 AM

There are a whole host of new reviews for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince online today before the UK premiere of the film later today in London. Most are very positive about the film, notable are comments from the Telegraph that remark on performances from bothContinued...

Variety Review of Half-Blood Prince: Indispensable Rickman Delivers

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2009, 04:33 PM

Variety has now posted their review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and it contains much praise for the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series. Noting that director David Yates "displays noticeably increased confidence here, injecting more real-world gritContinued...

PBS Masterpiece to Broadcast Dickens Special Including Radcliffe's "David Copperfield," Spall's Oliver Twist

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2009, 08:36 PM

PBS Masterpiece is broadcasting a series of films based on the classic works of Charles Dickens. This weekend, viewers here in the US will be able to view acclaimed actor Timothy Spall in Oliver Twist. This film, which was broadcast last year in the UK, features Mr.Continued...