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Mary GrandPré, 'Harry Potter' Illustrator Profiled in Two New Articles

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2007, 07:14 PM

Harry Potter book illustrator Mary GrandPré is profiled in two articles online this weekend. Having illustrated the series since its first US printing in 1997, these two articles talk to the artist where she discusses, among other things, her working on the cover art for HarryContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Release Causes Work Standstill?

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2007, 06:19 PM

Those who think that only generations X and Y will stop everything next weekend to discuss every detail of the final Harry Potter book after it’s release on July 21st, would be mistaken. The Potter phenomenon is surely sweeping across the business world as well, or so an article in Entrepreneur.comContinued...

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Leaky's UK Premiere Coverage Streaming in High-Definition on Yahoo!

Posted by: Melissa
July 15, 2007, 04:30 PM

At long last (but you’ll see why) we present our coverage of the Order of the Phoenix premiere in London, UK, from July 3. This footage is live on Yahoo! and is streaming and downloadable in High-Definition quality. It includes interviews with J.K. Rowling, Daniel Radcliffe,Continued...


Daily Leaky Lounge Poll: Who Will Live, Who Will Die?

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2007, 03:50 PM

As started by PotterCast a many moons ago, asking whether certain characters will live or die in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has become a popular and straight-forward way to catalog our personal opinions on the outcome of some of the series most popular characters. In today’s LeakyContinued...

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Trio TV Appearance Videos and Updates

Posted by: Edward
July 15, 2007, 12:53 AM

We have a few updates on the media blitz that took place this past week leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Here are some of the videos now online from the Dan, Rupert and Emma’s many appearances and interviews this past week. More to come soon!

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Radcliffe Interviews

'Details' On Dan Radcliffe

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2007, 08:11 PM

The August issue of men’s fashion magazine Details features a cover story interview with actor Dan Radcliffe, along with three brand new photos of the actor. In the article, Dan, being little more than a week shy of his 18th birthday, shows his more adult side when discussing his role as Alan Strang, a disturbedContinued...


New York Times Looks Back on the Evolution of Potter Films

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2007, 05:38 PM

The New York Times has a new article and video feature online contrasting and examining the directors of the first five Harry Potter films, along with the themes, effects and actors that have evolved in step with the films. The article first discusses the four directors of the series:Continued...


The Dursley Effect, Today's "Deathly Hallows" Poll

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2007, 04:53 PM

The third poll in the Leaky Lounge’s daily dose of “Deathly Hallows” discussion is open, with Uncle Vernon, Aunt Petunia and ‘blinged-out’ Big D at the center of today’s question. Another detail that is sure to be written about in the final book will be the fateContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Seeking International Partiers

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2007, 02:48 PM

Hey: We have a request for a quick call to our international audience today. If you are going to or organizing a midnight book release party in any of the following locations, would you please send an email to me at We promise it’s for a good reason. Thanks so much!

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'Harry the Fifth' In New Issue of Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Edward
July 14, 2007, 03:00 AM

As we told you last night, the July 20th issue of Entertainment Weekly was set to have a large Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix spread, we now have, thanks to our Order affiliates, scans from the issue. You can see the the six page piece, plus Dan Radcliffe on the magazine’sContinued...

Grint Interviews

Rupert Grint on NBC's 'Today Show'

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2007, 10:44 PM

This morning, actor Rupert Grint made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show to talk about Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which is now in theaters. Our Order partners have the video of Rupert’s interview online, which you can now download and watch right here. As we previouslyContinued...


Godric's Hollow, the Topic of Today's Leaky Lounge Poll

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2007, 10:30 PM

It is not too late to cast your vote in our daily poll on the Leaky Lounge! Each day leading up to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we will release a brand new poll to try and occupy your mind. Today’s questions is: Godrics’ Hollow, What will Harry find there?Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

LIVE Webstream of JKR Midnight Reading on July 21st, Live WebChat to Follow

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2007, 04:48 PM

UK publisher Bloomsbury has announced that the reading of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by author J. K. Rowling taking place at the Natural History Museum will be streamed LIVE online via the Bloomsbury website at midnight on July 21st.

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Rupert and Emma Hit the 9 on Yahoo

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2007, 04:01 PM

The 9, a channel of Yahoo, is featuring a new video interview with actors Rupert Grint and Emma Watson today. Titled No More Wimpy Weasley, you can check out this new interview, here. Enjoy!

J.K. Rowling

JKR Filmed During "Deathly Hallows" Writing for ITV Documentary

Posted by: Edward
July 13, 2007, 03:10 PM

As we first reported to you earlier this month, author J. K. Rowling will be the subject of a TV documentary to air on UK network ITV this winter. Today, we now have more details of this documentary to bring you with the publication of a new article from the Scotsman. According to theContinued...

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