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Isaacs Interviews

Jason Isaacs Talks OotP in New TV Guide Interview

Posted by: sue
July 21, 2006, 07:48 AM

TV Guide has a new interview with actor Jason Isaacs where he discusses his return role as Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jason says again that he will be back filming OotP in September, and also reminisces about working on Chamber of Secrets as well in this funny newContinued...


Leaky and PotterCast Announce New Fan-Fiction Contest

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2006, 03:23 PM

As PotterCast is making our way out to Lumos and Las Vegas, we at TLC thought we would kick off the fun by joining Harry Potter in Sin City...well, sorta. TLC is proud to announce our first Fan-Fiction Contest where you, the always creative reader, writes a story about Harry and Co. in LasContinued...


Evanna Lynch: Luna is a "Breath of Fresh Air"

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2006, 12:23 PM

Actress Evanna Lynch has given a new interview today to Lizo of CBBC Newsround, and she discussed her role as Luna Lovegood in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. In today's Newsround broadcast, they aired comments from Evanna, as well as Dan Radcliffe and Emma Watson, which youContinued...


MSNBC Commentary on "Harry Potter Dead Pool"

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2006, 08:33 PM

There is a new article online continuing the media coverage on the possible deaths of characters in Book Seven; this one coming now from MSNBC. Along with a discussion on some precedents for writing off a main character such as Harry, this commentary also mentions the poll we featured here on TLC andContinued...

OotP Film

New Interview with Evanna Lynch Due on CBBC Newsround

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2006, 12:47 PM

CBBC Newsround has announced that they will be airing a new interview with actress Evanna Lynch about her role as Luna Lovegood in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix tomorrow, Thursday July 20 at 17:25 (5:25 pm in the UK, 12:25 pm EST) on BBC One. Anyone who can get videoContinued...


TriWizard Tournament Releases Tasks and Announces Interviews

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 11:32 AM

Hey everyone: as the "captain of Beauxbatons" at the TriWizard tournament, it's my happy duty to report to you that the second and third tasks in the tournament are now open to participate; if you follow the following link to get to it, your school will receiveContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Official Scholastic Podcast and Tour Info

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 10:37 AM

A lot of you have been emailing asking when Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, and Emerson Spartz of MuggleNet and I will be in which cities talking about the books. The schedule is as follows (and is now in a sidebar link on Leaky). We hope you come out!
July 20, 7 p.m.
Naperville, IL

Anderson's Bookshop

Coltrane Interviews

Robbie Coltrane: Hagrid Based on Hell's Angels

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2006, 07:39 AM

Actor Robbie Coltrane has given a new interview to the Daily Record where he discusses his role as Hagrid in the Harry Potter films. The actor, who says he just finished filming his scenes for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, says that Hagrid is based on a character like a Hell's AngelContinued...

Chamber of Chat

The All-New Chamber of Chat

Posted by: Melissa
July 18, 2006, 11:15 AM

Chamber of Chat, Leaky's graphic chat experience (MMRPG, as some call it), has been given a complete overhaul; check it out at this link; besides the new design, there's a news and announcements system as well as downloadable wallpapers for your computer. The system has been moved to its own dedicated server,Continued...


British Literature Professor Says Harry Won't Die

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2006, 09:46 AM

There has been another entry in the continuing debate over whether Harry will live or die in Book Seven; this time from a British Victorian Literature expert. Professor James Krasner of the University of New Hampshire states "There's no way Harry will die,” he says. “HarryContinued...


Cinesite Feature on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2006, 09:19 AM

Cinesite, creators of special effects seen in the Harry Potter films, has now updated their website with a detailed feature on the effects used in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This article gives some insight into the creation of things such as the transformation of Draco Malfoy into the ferret,Continued...


Goblet of Fire Video Game Nominated for Joystick Awards

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2006, 09:03 AM

The Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire video game has been nominated in multiple categories at the Golden Joystick Awards. Along with being nominated as "Game of the Year," it is also listed as a contender in the Playstation, X-Box, Nintendo, Handheld, PC, and Girls ChoiceContinued...


Followup: Warwick Davis Charity Auction Results

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2006, 08:45 AM

Previously we told you actor Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick) would be part of a charity auction that contained some Harry Potter items. The results of the auction are now in, with this very cool unique Quidditch World Cup Program from GoF that was autographed by Dan Radcliffe selling for £2,000Continued...


PotterCast #48: Potter in the Water

Posted by: Melissa
July 17, 2006, 09:30 AM

PotterCast 48, featuring director M. Night Shyamalan, is now up and we have the easiest way for you to listen yet: Just look on the right side of this page (--->) and hit the "Play" button. (Also available: iTunes and direct download.) Remember to vote for PotterCast at Podcast Alley if you haven't.Continued...

OotP Film

3-D Order of the Phoenix?

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2006, 08:41 AM

Last month, we told you Warner Brothers was going to release the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film in IMAX the same day as it would be released into general theaters. At the very end of the press release, there was a brief mention of possibly converting a portion of the film into IMAX 3-D. Today,Continued...

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