Archive for February, 2017

JK Rowling Tweets ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Sneak Peek!

Feb 28, 2017

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Charity, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, J.K. Rowling, Kravitz, Lumos, News, Warner Bros.

JK Rowling is known for being a prolific poster on twitter. She offers generous support to deserving causes, including her charity foundation, Lumos, and others. Sometimes she’ll dive into the choppy sea of political debate. At other times she engages with delighted fans and answers their burning questions about favorite characters and plot points from …read more!

Happy Birthday, Poppy Miller!

Feb 28, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Actor Birthdays, Actor Interviews, Birthdays, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, News, Wright

Today we wish a very happy birthday to our new Ginny Weasley, Poppy Miller! Aside from being Ginny, Poppy has appeared in multiple theatre productions (Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Three Sisters) and  Line of Duty, House of Anubis and Marigold Hotel on screen, amongst many more credits. Miller does a fantastic job in Cursed Child, embodying the balance of fieriness and …read more!

Fantastic Theories: Is There a Real Percival Graves?

Feb 28, 2017

Posted by: Patrick Byrne

Actor Interviews, Crew Interviews, Depp, DH Film, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Farrell, Film Images, Filmmaker Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Heyman, Heyman Interviews, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, JKR Interviews,, Movies, News, Pottermore, Producers, SetReports, Video Galleries, Videos, Warner Bros.

Percival Graves – The man that 50 Shades forgot. One of the greater mysteries to come from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them concerns the mysterious man of MACUSA – Percival Graves. Upon our first viewing of the character, we learn that Graves is a symbol of authority, a man in high places with …read more!

Happy Birthday to Timothy Spall

Feb 27, 2017

Posted by: Kim McChesney

Actor Birthdays, News, Spall

Renowned British actor Timothy Spall, familiar to Harry Potter fans as the traitorous Peter Pettigrew, celebrates his 60th birthday today! Like many Harry Potter alums, Spall has been busy in the entertainment industry lately. Last year he won the Edgeware Outstanding Achievement Award at the UK Film Festival in London for his role in the …read more!

‘Fantastic Beasts’ Wins Best Costume Design Oscar!

Feb 27, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Colleen Atwood, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Honors/Awards, Movies, News, Pottermore

Colleen Atwood is now a four-time Academy Award winner, after her work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was honoured with an Oscar last night. Atwood won the title of Best Costume Design over fellow nominees LaLaLand, Jackie, Allied and Florence Foster Jenkins. In a ceremony pretty much dominated by LaLaLand, it was an amazing year …read more!

World Book Day: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Costumes

Feb 26, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Books, Events, Fans, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Films, Fun, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Movies, News

World Book Day is fast approaching! The annual global celebration of all things literature takes place on March 2nd 2017, and on double the 20th anniversary year of World Book Day and Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, why not go all-out and dress as your favourite wizarding world character? (Not that we doubt that you dress …read more!

New ‘Fantastic Beasts’ MACUSA Commemorative Coin

Feb 26, 2017

Posted by: Lainey Ruffner

Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Misc, News

A new commemorative coin released by Coin Invest Trust features a glimpse into the incredible magical world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The obverse side of the coin features a portrait of Elizabeth II of England, her name, the title of the issuing nation, and the nominal value. The reverse side displays the MACUSA emblem, featuring …read more!

Robin Williams Award Goes to Chris Columbus

Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Ashley Kurtz

Columbus, Columbus Interviews, Films, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, HPPS/SS Film, Movies, PoA Film

Chris Columbus, director and executive producer of the first two Harry Potter films, is largely responsible for how the magic of the books were translated to the big silver screen. It is for this and his incredible work on many other films, that he was chosen to be the first recipient of the Robin Williams Award …read more!

Jack Thorne Talks to Leaky About His New Musical and the Magic of Theatre

Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Broadway, Cleese, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, News, West End

What do Cursed Child playwright Jack Thorne, Academy Award winning composer Stephen Warbeck and Harry Potter / Monty Python‘s John Cleese have in common? They’re all in some way or another involved in or woven into the history of Jack Thorne’s new musical, Junkyard! Jack kindly spoke with The Leaky Cauldron yesterday – the opening night for previews of the production at …read more!

Unofficial Harry Potter Knits Still Available

Feb 25, 2017

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fun – Crafts

How could we have missed this? We have post owls flying hither and yon, and we toil tirelessly ’round the clock, aided by copious amounts of butterbeer, pumpkin juice and, uh, maybe a touch of fire whiskey.  We don’t miss much. But somehow we never told you that in 2013, Interweave Press released The Unofficial Harry Potter …read more!

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