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HBP Film

High Res Photo of Harry, Dumbledore in Office

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2009, 07:18 AM

Last year we first saw several scans of a photo showing Harry (Dan Radcliffe) and Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) in the Headmaster's office, including this and this from a calendar for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. You can now see a high res version of the same photo here, courtesyContinued...

Grint

Photos from Rupert Grint's New Film "Cherrybomb"

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2009, 10:37 PM

Several new photos from Cherrybomb, starring Rupert Grint are now (UPDATED) available here in our image galleries: one, two, three, and four.  As reported previously, Cherrybomb will premiere next month at the Berlin Film Festival.

Thanks to ICM for emailing!

J.K. Rowling

Finite Incantatem, Inauguration and Musical Rumors

Posted by: Melissa
January 13, 2009, 12:49 PM

The Scotsman today has two items in a Harry Potter report: First, that J.K. Rowling is on expected to receive an invite to one of January 20th's Inaugural Balls in Washington, DC. This seems to have traveled from one article suggesting JKR would be on the list for future state dinners, to anotherContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 180: The Mystic Kettle of Knackledork

Posted by: Edward
January 12, 2009, 05:22 PM

It's the first PotterCast of the new year and is packed full with the latest Harry Potter news, discussion and so much more.  This week on our Harry Potter podcast, Sue's News starts off the show with the latest on the upcoming Harry, A History audio book, Dan Radcliffe's comments on Harry Potter:Continued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe to Guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2009, 12:31 PM

Thanks to our Order partner DanRadcliffe.com for the news that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is due to be a guest tonight on Late Night with Conan O'Brien. This is apparently a new episode, and is due to be broadcast on the NBC network later tonight at 12:35 (check your local listingsContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe on Harry Potter Book Purists and Fans of the Films

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2009, 04:51 PM

The Australian Herald Sun has released a new interview with Dan Radcliffe, where the Harry Potter gives his thoughts about the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and the two Deathly Hallows films. Of HBP he says he thinks they have struck a type of balance between theContinued...

Fans

Let's Go Shopping at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2009, 08:22 AM

It's a new year and time for a new poll at the Universal Orlando Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park website. The new poll asks fans :" Which would be your favorite place to shop in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter?"

Your choices are Honeydukes, Ollivanders, or Zonko's Joke Shop.Continued...

HBP Film

Broadbent on Slughorn in Half-Blood Prince: "A Good Man, A Decent Man, but a Weak Man"

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 09:33 PM

The LA Times has posted a new feature on actor Jim Broadbent and his role in the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Oscar winning actor joins the cast this year as Potions professor Horace Slughorn, and Jim Broadbent says of his character: "a goodContinued...

DH Film

Toby Jones to Provide Voice of Dobby the House Elf Again for "Deathly Hallows"

DH Film
Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 11:40 AM

In September of last year, Harry Potter film producer David Heyman spoke to TLC about the previous cuts of the House Elves from the films, and their possible return for the two Deathly Hallows movies. At the time David Heyman told us that "it has been a while, for example,Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton

Posted by: Edward
January 09, 2009, 11:35 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actress Imelda Staunton, who portrays the character of Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films.  Mrs. Staunton is celebrating her 53rd birthday.  Happy Birthday, Imelda!

Character Birthdays

The Bravest Man I Ever Knew

Posted by: sue
January 09, 2009, 06:09 AM

Today, the calendar on JKRowling.com marks another birthday, but for us here at Leaky, this marks a day meant for reflection, remembrance and perhaps even celebration of a character who so vividly filled the pages of the Harry Potter series.  To some, this character will remain  a nasty, unpleasant man, a villain,Continued...

Watson

Emma Watson Best Dressed Star of December

Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 07:20 PM

Actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) has been named the Best Dressed Star for the Month of December by Teen Vogue.com.  The fashion magazine's list of the Ten Best Dressed of December placed Miss Watson at the top, along with such other actresses as Emma Roberts, Evan Rachel Wood, and Taylor Swift. Continued...

Contests

Contest to Win Collector's Edition of "Beedle the Bard" from AbeBooks

Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 12:46 PM

Online retailer AbeBooks.com has announced a new contest to win the Collector's Edition of The Tales of Beelde the Bard by J. K. Rowling and a copy of the Sotheby's auction catalog from the original December 2007 auction.  Open to residents of the United States and Canada overContinued...

Contests

Winner of Garden Gnome Tree Topper Contest Announced

Posted by: Edward
January 08, 2009, 11:01 AM

Last month, we asked you to create a Christmas-themed gnome for our Garden Gnome Christmas Tree Topper Contest.  After receiving many amazing entries, our Contest Crew has chosen the winner of this contest, along with an additional entry deserving of an honorable mention.  Here nowContinued...

HBP Film

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Rated "PG" (Updated: Now on MPAA website)

Posted by: sue
January 07, 2009, 03:42 PM

A new report is online today, stating a rating has been given to the upcoming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Rope of Silicon is reporting that the sixth Harry Potter film has been rated PG for

"scary images, some violence, language and mild sensuality." Update: This has now appeared on theContinued...

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