Archive for January, 2019

Weekly Round-Up: Dumbledore & Grindelwald Heading to ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel, BAFTA Nominations & More!

Jan 13, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Alfonso Cuaron, BigNews, Directors, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Films, Gleeson, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter Round-Up, Henderson, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, Kravitz, Law, Leung, Movies, Music, News, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Sudol, Television Programmes, Williams

Leaky is currently hard at work covering BroadwayCon, including the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child panel (look out for full coverage tomorrow!), but news from the world of film and television continues to feature prominently as Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts alums remain as busy as ever! Amongst the news that Goblet of Fire, illustrated …read more!

Bloomsbury Announces Release Date For Illustrated ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’!

Jan 11, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Art, BigNews, Bloomsbury, Books, Books - Release Dates, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, J.K. Rowling, Jim Kay, News, Potter News

Bloomsbury announced the release date for the long-awaited Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Illustrated Edition, and the book, illustrated by Jim Kay, is now available for pre-order in advance of its Oct. 8, 2019 publication! Kay also illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry …read more!

Jessie Cave Discusses Creating & Publishing Comedy Show ‘Sunrise’ – On U.K. Tour This Year!

Jan 09, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Book Reviews, Books, HP Cast, News, Review

Potter fans will remember Jessie Cave as bold Gryffindor, Lavender Brown, but since the films ended, Jessie has been hard at work putting the talent we saw in her portrayal of slightly tragic teen Lavender Brown into a career in stand-up comedy, and publishing all-too-relatable illustrations about being a woman, motherhood, dating and the trials of …read more!

J.K. Rowling Offers Advice to New Writers

Jan 08, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

J.K. Rowling,, News

Most fans and aspiring authors would jump at the chance for J.K. Rowling’s pro tips on writing. Akin to an acting master class, her experience and insight would prove invaluable, and she has indulged with a three-part Q&A segment on her website. She quickly opens with a caveat, however, reminding readers that she herself holds …read more!

“Crimes of Grindelwald” nominated for Best Fantasy Film by Art Directors Guild

Jan 08, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Awards, Films, Honors/Awards, Movies, News

The holiday season is quickly followed by awards season, something to cheer for and cheer us during the dark winter gloom (at least in the Northern Hemisphere, we know that Leaky’s Southern Hemisphere readers are enjoying summertime).  Potter alumni have done well in awards seasons past, and this year looks to be no different. Last night, Prisoner …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Director Alfonso Cuarón Wins Two Golden Globes For ‘Roma’!

Jan 07, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Alfonso Cuaron, Directors, Honors/Awards, News, PoA Film

Alfonso Cuarón – director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took home the award for Best Director and Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards last night, for his incredible black-and-white cultural movie, Roma. Roma made its debut in theaters and on Netflix after its Golden Lion premiere at Venice International Film Festival, and contributed …read more!

Special Astronomy class to be held February 23 & 24, sign up now

Jan 07, 2019

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Education, Events, Fun

Need a little extra OWL or NEWT prep in Astronomy?  If you can make it to the Robert J. Novins Planetarian at Ocean County College in New Jersey, you can learn about The Astronomical World of Harry Potter and ace those exams. “Learn about all the ways the characters and events in Harry Potter take …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Emma Watson Celebrates ‘Time’s Up’ Anniversary, Gary Oldman To Reprise Winston Churchill Role, & More!

Jan 06, 2019

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Alfonso Cuaron, Grint, Henderson, HP Cast, Margoyles, News, Oldman, Redmayne, Shaw, Smith, Tennant, Thompson, Watson

This year is already off to a strong start for Potter fans, as the Crimes of Grindelwald DVD became available for preorder, Cursed Child set more records on Broadway, we covered construction updates from Universal Orlando’s new Hogsmeade attraction and some ‘behind the magic’ visual effects features from Method Studios. We also published our full ‘year in review’ piece, covering …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Sonia Friedman Named ‘Show Person of the Year,’ ‘Cursed Child’ News and Interviews–and More!

Jan 04, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Broadway, Fandom, Fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, Media, News, Noma Dumezweni, Producers, Radcliffe, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

This week’s theater news continues to revolve around the magical juggernaut that is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Producer Sonia Friedman received an award from Broadway Briefing while Cursed Child on Broadway broke another industry record and prepares for a new slate of cast members and performances. Alex Price also joined London Calling for …read more!

Method Studios Talks VFX and Magical Creatures in ‘Crimes of Grindelwald’

Jan 03, 2019

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Crew Interviews, Fandom, Fans, Fantastic Beasts, Fantastic Beasts Movie, Film Images, Films, Interviews, Movies, News, Props-Sets, Redmayne

Bringing the magic of the wizarding world to life on screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was no small feat, and the stunning visual effects which combined to create period backdrops and magical creatures took more than one studio to accomplish under the direction of VFX supervisors Christian Manz and Tim Burke. As recently reported by …read more!

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