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OotP Film

More Early Reviews of Order of the Phoenix

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2007, 08:33 AM

Ain't It Cool has posted two more early reviews of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. One says it makes the Lord of the Rings films look like "a cartoon," and another gives it an A- and calls it his favorite below Goblet of Fire.
These reviews are, again, very spoilerish. Please alsoContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Harry Melling!

Posted by: Edward
March 13, 2007, 12:51 AM

Many birthday wishes go out to Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley) who turns eighteen today! Happy Birthday Harry!

PotterCast

PotterCast 80 Now Live!

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2007, 09:21 PM

It's a sneak peek at the "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" movie in this week's PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, which is now available. To listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use iTunes, or direct download. In the show this week:
-We missContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Time Magazine on Harry Potter, the Movement

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2007, 07:45 PM

Time magazine has a short new article this week spotlighting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that "what began as a book is ending as a movement," this article points out that it has been ten years since the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, wasContinued...

Happy Birthday Sue!

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2007, 12:46 AM

It's a very special day today; our own Sue Upton has turned 18! Yes, that's right, she's finally 18, ladies and gents. :)
...Well, no matter WHAT the age, our lovely Susie is the source of such happiness and joy for so many of us here around Leaky that it gives us twice as much happiness and joy to bring her wishesContinued...

Books

A Half Full "Goblet of Fire" for Readers in the UK

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2007, 01:24 PM

A new survey reveals that some readers in the UK left their Goblet half full, or own a partially read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book that is. In a new study 4,000 Britons were asked about books they were unable to finish reading, and the results showed that "just under a third (32%),Continued...

OotP Film

New Images of Fred and George Flight to Freedom, Ginny and More

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2007, 12:32 PM

Last month we told you about a new series of stamps honoring Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix that were to be released in France. There was an event held this weekend launching these items, and some of the products contained new images of the Weasleys in particular. On a notebookContinued...

Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Doris Herrmann!

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2007, 03:42 PM

TLC would like to wish a (belated) Happy Birthday to our own Doris Herrmann, TLC's project coordinator. Amazingly Doris is getting younger this year ;-) , but still manages to keep up her great work on the many projects and new features Leaky continues to bring you. Cheers! (and happy surfing!)

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Remus Lupin!

Posted by: Edward
March 09, 2007, 07:07 PM

The clock strikes midnight in the UK and as the calendar on JKRowling.com says, it is now Remus Lupin's birthday! He may not have a full moon to howl at, but he is sure to have a great night! Happy Birthday Remus!

Products

Review of New NECA Harry Potter Toys

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2007, 09:56 AM

Previously we told you about the new series of Harry Potter Products due from NECA. These products include a set of action figures and a new review of these items is now online. Featuring some fantastic closeup photos of these new toys, the article gives detailed reviews on each of the new Harry Potter, Voldemort,Continued...

Charity

Sketch from "Goblet of Fire" on Auction for Charity

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2007, 09:24 AM

A sketch by Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre is one of two the artist donated for auction to benefit a center that helps those with cancer. A sketch made for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is up for auction tonight in Sarasota, Florida, and you can see this image here. The Herald TribuneContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Once Again Named on Forbes Billionaires List

Posted by: Edward
March 08, 2007, 10:52 PM

Forbes.com released the 2007 edition of The Worlds Billionaires and in the list published today, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has again been named among them. This is not her first time on the list, she was part of this Forbes list last year as well.
Thanks to all that mailed!

Movies

Radcliffe, Rickman and Isaacs Support New Film Club in UK

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2007, 02:52 PM

Several actors from the Harry Potter films are to be part of an effort in the UK to introduce students to a wider spectrum and knowledge about films. A new initiative has now been launched in the UK called "Film Club" and actors Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Alan Rickman (SeverusContinued...

Movies

Vote for Borders 2008 Harry Potter Calendar Images

Posted by: sue
March 08, 2007, 09:32 AM

Retailer Borders is offering a unique opportunity for fans to help choose the images contained in a new calendar. Via this link you can vote for five of your favorite images from the Harry Potter films, including ones from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, all to be includedContinued...

Charity

Emma Watson Donates Potter Merchandise to Charity Auction

Posted by: Edward
March 08, 2007, 12:05 AM

Items from the world of Harry Potter contributed by actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) are up for auction for the Wild Trout Trust, a wildlife conservation charity in Britain. Emma donated a Hogwarts Express Train Set signed by Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter,) Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley)Continued...

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