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Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Robbie Coltrane

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2009, 02:36 PM

Please join us here at TLC in sending out birthday wishes to actor Robbie Coltrane, who plays Hogwarts Keeper of Keys and Care of Magical Creatures Professor Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter films.  Mr. Coltrane is celebrating his 59th birthday today.  Happy birthday to you, Robbie!  Cheers!


Tom Felton Talks Filming with Jason Isaacs as the Malfoy Family for "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2009, 10:50 AM

Actor Tom Felton has given a new interview where he discusses the upcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Noting he has not yet begun filming his role as Draco Malfoy for the final two installments in the Harry Potter series, Tom said: "I can't waitContinued...


LeakyCon 2009 Keynote Speaker Announcement: Nosh Time with the Nerdfighters!

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 09:44 PM

We are thrilled tonight to announce our first Keynote speakers at LeakyCon 2009: John and Hank Green, Nerdfighters extraordinaire, and hosts of the hugely popular YouTube video channel, The Vlogbrothers.

Hank Green is the author of, an environmentally consciousContinued...


Which Wand Would You Choose?

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 07:07 PM

Does the wand choose the wizard, or would you witches and wizards rather choose a wand replica used by a hero or villain? These are questions Universal Orlando is asking in the latest poll now online via the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park website, here.

Thanks UHP for emailing.


Harry Potter Book Notes: Illegal Copies of Half-Blood Prince on Scribd, More

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 06:05 PM

Several pieces of news tonight relating to the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. The Times is reporting that free copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were available on, a literary website where thousands of books and manuscripts are availableContinued...


Flyers for Harry Potter, the Exhibition Now Arriving

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2009, 03:07 PM

Flyers have been appearing over the past week for the upcoming Harry Potter, the Exhibition that is set to take place at The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois this spring.  Thanks to our own Abbey, we now have for you a number of images of this new flyer available here,Continued...


Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs Attend Empire Awards

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 01:38 PM

Actors Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) and Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy) are attending the Empire Awards which are being held tonight in London. You can see early photos of the them at this event via this link to our Image galleries.  Update: Helena Bonham Carter is also attending tonight (more below)Continued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Brendan Gleeson

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2009, 10:25 AM

Happy Birthday wishes go out today to actor Brendan Gleeson, who portrays the character of Alastor "Mad-Eye" Moody in the Harry Potter films.  Mr. Gleeson is celebrating his 54th birthday.  Cheers to you, Brendan!


Issue Twenty-Six of Scribbulus Now Online

Posted by: Edward
March 29, 2009, 12:04 AM

The twenty-sixth issue of Leaky's premier essay project, Scribbulus, is now online, filled with a variety of essays related to the Harry Potter novels for your reading pleasure.  Our March issue features five essays, which include a character analysis of the character of Petunia Dursley, a side-by-sideContinued...

HBP Film

WB Adds Wallpapers, Buddy Icons to Half-Blood Prince Website

Posted by: sue
March 28, 2009, 02:15 PM

Warner Bros has now added a few Wallpapers and two Buddy Icons to the official Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film website, as seen in their new downloads section.

DH Film

Rhys Ifans to Play Xenophilius Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

DH Film
Posted by: sue
March 27, 2009, 07:39 PM

Tonight, scores of readers let us know that actor Rhys Ifans announced on the Friday Night with Jonathan Ross program broadcast this evening on the BBC that he would be appearing in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. While Mr. Ifans did not state which role he wouldContinued...


Harry Potter Among All-Time Coolest Pop Culture Heroes from Entertainment Weekly

Posted by: Edward
March 27, 2009, 02:30 PM

UPDATE: You can see the cover of the EW magazine, which features a newer photo of Dan Radcliffe as Harry and an old photo of Ralph Fiennes as Voldemort here in our galleries.

Entertainment Weekly has released a new list which ranks their Twenty All-Time Coolest HeroesContinued...


PotterCast 188: Sue's Birthday... Not New Stuff

Posted by: Edward
March 26, 2009, 05:23 PM

We have for you today the 188th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, bringing you the latest Harry Potter news, discussion, and fun.  This week, Melissa, Sue, John, and Frak are joined by Paul DeGeorge from Harry and the Potters and Matt Maggiacomo of The Whomping Willows who sit downContinued...


PotterCast Live NOW

Posted by: Melissa
March 26, 2009, 05:18 PM

Sorry for the last-minute notice guys, but we weren't sure ourselves: PotterCast will be live at 6:30 at this link. Remember to log in with your UStream name to be able to chat! We'll have lots of fun including a live edition of "Who's Smarter Than John Noe!"

Also don't forget to follow PC on Twitter!

HBP Film

New Trailer for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Video Game

Posted by: sue
March 26, 2009, 02:33 PM

Well this is our lucky day, for Yahoo Games has now released a fantastic new trailer for the Video game of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which you can see via this link. Enjoy!
Update: Thanks to our hard working crew, we now have the trailer here in our video galleriesContinued...

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