Archive for April, 2020

Win yer dream weddin’ at Hagrid’s Hut

Apr 29, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Contests, News

Planning a Harry Potter-themed wedding?  If getting married in Hagrid’s hut would be the wedding of your dreams, you may be in luck. North Shire, a 6-acre family farm in the North York Moors, has the only replica of Hagrid’s Hut in the world that you can stay in, as well as a replica Hobbit House …read more!

REVIEW: Braking For Whales, Starring Harry Potter’s Tom Felton

Apr 28, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Felton, Movie Reviews, News, Review

Tom Felton (Harry Potter‘s Draco Malfoy) stars in upcoming independent movie Braking For Whales as closeted gay man, Brandon Walker, who is sent on a road trip with his estranged sister to fulfil his late mother’s bizarre last request: for her remains to be consumed by a whale. Braking for Whales is written by Sean McEwen and Tammin Sursok, and directed …read more!

Nominate your hero and they may win a postcard from MinaLima

Apr 28, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Art, Contests, MinaLima

There’s a lot of talk about bravery in the Harry Potter books. Harry is uncomfortable being singled out to teach Defence Against the Dark Arts to the members of Dumbledore’s Army because it thinks his classmates misunderstand his supposed bravery. He protests that he was doing what he had to do in the moment, terrified, …read more!

Accio Master Builders! LEGO Announces Six All-New Wizarding World Sets

Apr 28, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

BigNews, Fandom, Fans, Fun, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, News, Products, Toys

LEGO and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the summer release of six magical new Harry Potter-themed sets for the master-building wizard and witch. On June 1, fans will be able to create and experience enchanting wizarding world adventures featuring favorite characters, creatures and scenes from across the eight film adaptations of J.K. Rowling’s popular book …read more!

Theater Round-Up: Ralph Fiennes’s ‘Antony & Cleopatra’ to Stream on National Theatre at Home, Celebrating Shakespeare and More!

Apr 27, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Actor Interviews, Anthony Boyle, BigNews, Broadway, Events, Fandom, Fans, Fiennes, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Honors/Awards, HP Cast, News, Round-Up, Sonia Friedman, Television Programmes, Theater, Theater Round-Up, West End

In this week’s theater round-up, news abounds of the remarkable way the industry is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic. Ralph Fiennes’ Antony & Cleopatra will stream through National Theatre at Home, James Snyder rehearses with the Cursed Child cast through Zoom sessions, Fiennes and Stephen Fry both joined online campaigns to celebrate the life and …read more!

Weekly Round-Up: Warner Bros. Announce Theatrical Release Changes, Daniel Radcliffe Supports Actors, & More!

Apr 26, 2020

Posted by: Becki Osborne

Actor Interviews, Bonham Carter, Bradley, Broadbent, Charity, Columbus, de la Tour, Directors, Events, Fantastic Beasts Round-Up, Farrell, Films, Harry Potter Round-Up, HP Cast, Interviews, Isaacs, Kravitz, Miller, Movies, Oldman, Pattinson, Phelps, Radcliffe, Radcliffe Interviews, Round-Up, Shaw, Staunton, Television Programmes, Thewlis, Trailers, Walters, Warner Bros.

Even with films postponed, events cancelled and venues closed, this week was as busy as ever in the Wizarding World. Leaky interviewed the director of Tom Felton’s upcoming film Braking for Whales, we shared reopening news from Universal, an anniversary celebration for Hogwarts Mystery, and a new snake named for the Slytherin Founder. The Italian …read more!

Italian ‘Harry Potter’ Cover Artist Serena Riglietti Explains The Mice On Her ‘Philosopher’s Stone’ Cover! (Translated Interview With Fansite ‘Portus’)

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Emma Pocock

Cover Art, Exclusives, Fandom, Fans, Interviews, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling has been active once again on Twitter, and recently shared that she kept her copies of Harry Potter in her office, and loves seeing all the different editions and cover art. One edition in particular caught her eye: the Italian Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone cover art. Rowling said the edition had always been her favorite …read more!

If Witches and Wizards Saved the World (Again)

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Books, Books - Release Dates, Contests, Exclusives, Props-Sets, Publishers

Leaky recently had the opportunity to interview (socially distanced, using Muggle technology) Monique Peterson, author of The Wand Collection, forthcoming in paperback from Insight Editions on May 12. You can read her insights into wand lore, learn about wand battle choreography, and consider how the concept of magic wands feeds our imagination and perceptions of our own …read more!

Double Trouble? Double the Fun as James and Oliver Phelps Return to YouTube!

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Dawn Johnson

Fandom, Fans, Fun, HP Cast, Interviews, News, Phelps, Phelps Interviews, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

The duo who solemnly swore they were up to no good are finally back with season two of the podcast Double Trouble. They returned to the official James and Oliver Phelps YouTube channel Wednesday after a two-year hiatus. The twins debuted their first episode at the opening of Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid back in …read more!

Universal Orlando patents new sanitising method & floats possible reopening plan

Apr 24, 2020

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News, Theme Park, WIzarding World of Harry Potter Orlando

How do you social distance in a queue to ride Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure? What about when waiting for your wand to choose you in Ollivander’s in a Diagon Alley packed with Muggle parents buying Hogwarts supplies for their magical offspring? How about when you want a sundae from Florian Fortescue’s Ice Cream Parlour …read more!

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