Harry Potter News

Australian ‘Cursed Child’ Production Welcomes New Cast Members

Apr 25, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, News

Exciting news coming from the Land Down Under! After being shut down for nearly a year due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Australian production of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child was able to dazzle audiences again on February 25, when the country deemed it safe to reopen theatres. The record-breaking production at the Princess …read more!

Flagship Harry Potter New York Store Announces Opening Date

Apr 20, 2021

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News

The flagship Harry Potter store in New York just announced their opening date to be June 3rd, and gave a preview at the exquisitely designed store! Spanning three floors and over 21,000 sq. ft., the store will house the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products under one roof, and offer fans interactive …read more!

Helen McCrory, who played Narcissa Malfoy, dead from cancer at 52

Apr 19, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

News

It is with a heavy heart that Leaky confirms the news that actress Helen McCroy passed away at her home on 16 April at the age of 52. Her cause of death was cancer, a diagnosis she had kept private, leading to her death being an unpleasant shock for the Harry Potter fandom and all …read more!

Rob Knox Film Making A Debut At London Independent Film Festival

Apr 09, 2021

Posted by: Emma Pocock

News

(K)nox: The Rob Knox Story is making its debut today at the London Independent Film Festival, which continues until April 18th. (K)nox is a feature-length documentary telling the story of Rob Knox, who played Ravenclaw Marcus Belby in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Fans will remember that Knox was sadly killed at just 18 …read more!

LEGO Confirm Golden Minifigures to Celebrate 20th Anniversary of LEGO Harry Potter

Apr 09, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

News, Products

LEGO has confirmed part of a rumor that Leaky had previously reported on. Golden Minifigures will be sold to celebrate a 20 year long partnership between LEGO and Warner Bros., and the continued success of the Harry Potter franchise. The characters previewed include Harry Potter,  Voldemort, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, Severus Snape, and Quirinus Quirrell, …read more!

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Paul Ritter Passes Away At Age 54

Apr 06, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

News, Products

It is with great sadness that Leaky announces the passing of Paul Ritter, who featured in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Vampire enthusiast and Slug Club member, Eldred Worple. It was announced today, April 6th, that Ritter passed away at age 54 due to a brain tumor. He passed away at his home …read more!

New Harry Potter House Editions Boxed Sets

Apr 04, 2021

Posted by: Amanda Kirk

Bloomsbury, Books, Cover Art, News, Publishers

Bloomsbury is releasing new editions of the Harry Potter series as boxed sets in house colours in both hardcover and paperback. The cover art for each of the seven books is unique to that house, depicting house themes in the series. Each set will also contain 20 exclusive illustrations, quizzes, feature articles, and trivia about …read more!

Upcoming Tokyo-Based Harry Potter Studio Tour Launches New Video and Website

Apr 03, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

News, Studio Tour

The new Harry Potter studio tour experience in Tokyo, Japan has launched a new website and video for us to dissect! Warner Bros. Studio tour – The Making of Harry Potter in Japan is expected to open in 2023 at the site of the former theme park named Toshimaen, which is located in the western part …read more!

Rumored LEGO Line-Up For 2021

Apr 03, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

News, Products

Attention all LEGO-loving Muggles! LEGO could be releasing a bunch of new sets this year due to the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter film. According to Brickfantic.com, these are just rumors, but we can’t help but still get excited about these possible soon- to-release sets. The predicted  sets are as follows: – 76386  …read more!

Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Reopening

Apr 02, 2021

Posted by: Jacob Hoggan

News, Theme Park

Attention all magical folk and muggles alike in California – this is not a drill! Universal Studios has announced that after a year of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be reopening again on April 16th! However, the reopening is not without limitations and new safety measures. These measures include:  – Ticket sales …read more!



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