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Potter Pundits on LiveStream Tonight at 10 PM EST

Posted by: Mel
July 08, 2010, 08:49 PM

Tonight, at 10 PM EST, the Potter Pundits will be hosting a live event on the PotterCast LiveStream channel.  The Pundits (John Granger, James Thomas, and Travis Prinzi) will be discussing the themes and symbolism in the Harry Potter books through a scholarly lens.  You can join theContinued...


Merchandise from Wizarding World of Harry Potter Attraction Now Available Online

Posted by: Rosi
July 07, 2010, 07:21 PM

Universal Orlando have updated their online shop with merchandise from the recently opened Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction. The products on sale range from Sneakoscopes to park souvenirs and duffle bags, all from Dervish and Banges, Filch's Emporium, OllivandersContinued...


Bonnie Wright Discusses Ginny and Filming the Epilogue

Posted by: Mel
July 06, 2010, 08:25 PM

In a new interview with MTV Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) talks about how Ginny's relationship with Harry came as a surprise to her:

"Being the person who sort of ends up with the hero of this franchise is never something I ever would have imagined," she said of her character becoming Harry'sContinued...


HPA For the Win - Take Five Minutes to Help the HP Alliance Change the World

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2010, 12:27 AM

Our friends at the Harry Potter Alliance are currently closing in on the lead for the Chase Community Giving Challenge, an effort which allows people from around the world to help allocate $5 million to hundreds of thousands of charities around the country. The HPA is in the running for theContinued...


New Books for Jo's Book Nook, Harry Potter Book Club

Posted by: Rosi
July 05, 2010, 02:55 PM

As it's now July, both of our book clubs at the Leaky Lounge have chosen new books to read and discuss. The Harry Potter Book Club is reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; you can take part at this link.

Secondly, our non-Harry Potter book club, Jo's Book Nook, is this month reading GeorgeContinued...

HP Cast

Actors in the News Weekly Roundup

Posted by: Rosi
July 05, 2010, 05:19 AM

As we move away from reports of cast wrapping "Deathly Hallows" filming, a few stories have popped up about new projects and appearances for the Harry Potter actors. Firstly, the BBC reports that Emma Thompson (Professor Trelawney) and Alan Rickman (Severus Snape) are to star in a television adaptation of ChristopherContinued...


StarKid Potter Announces "A Very Potter Sequel" YouTube Premiere Date

Posted by: Mel
July 04, 2010, 09:48 PM

The creators of the very popular "A Very Potter Musical," have announced the YouTube premiere date of "A Very Potter Sequel." It will be released on July 22nd, at 8:00 PM EST. Additionally, StarKid Potter now has t-shirts available for sale and some of the cast and crew will beContinued...


10 Years of Leaky

Posted by: Melissa
July 04, 2010, 07:52 AM

It's not often we take this much of Leaky's space and time to celebrate a birthday, but this one is special. Today marks The Leaky Cauldron's 10th anniversary on the Internet.

We appeared online on July 4, 2000: just four days before the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the book. Before the big bestseller split,Continued...


Matt Lewis Helps to Launch Cancer Diagnosing Equipment in Leeds Hospital

Posted by: Mel
July 03, 2010, 08:44 PM

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) helped to unveil new medical equipment aimed at fighting cancer at St James's Hospital in Leeds:

The new £3.5m scanning suite was launched by Horsforth-born Matthew Lewis, who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, at St James'sContinued...


"Deathly Hallows" Website Updated Following Release of First Official Teaser Poster

Posted by: Rosi
July 03, 2010, 12:31 PM

The official website for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" has now been updated to reflect yesterday's release of the first official one sheet teaser poster, which you can find here in our galleries. The website's new background is a wider version of the teaserContinued...

DH Film

Official "Deathly Hallows" One Sheet Teaser Poster Released

DH Film
Posted by: Rosi
July 02, 2010, 06:53 PM

Warner Bros. have sent over the first official one sheet teaser poster for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Part 1 and Part 2 and you can check it out right here in our galleries.

The poster shows a burning Hogwarts castle from across the lake with flames and smoke rising from itsContinued...


Matt Lewis to Appear on July 17-18 at London Film and Comic Con

Posted by: Rosi
July 02, 2010, 03:48 PM

Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) has been listed among the attendees of this year's London Film and Comic Con. The convention will take place in a fortnight on the weekend of Saturday, 17th of July at Earls Court 2 in London. Tickets are still available and can be purchased on the event'sContinued...

Actor Interviews

Harry Potter Cast Talk Film Inspirations to FILMCLUB

Posted by: Rosi
July 02, 2010, 03:31 PM

Tom Felton, (Draco Malfoy), James Phelps (Fred Weasley) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) were among the numerous Harry Potter actors to speak to FILMCLUB about their film inspirations as part of the Film Journeys campaign. FILMCLUB provides free weekly film screenings at the after school film clubs of overContinued...


Fun on the Set Video from LEGO Game Now Online

Posted by: Mel
July 02, 2010, 04:30 AM

Yesterday we told you about the "Deathly Hallows" trailer that was included with the LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4 Collector's Edition, and now another video that was included with the game has been put on YouTube. It's a short, funny behind the scenes look at the first four movies, that mostly showsContinued...


Padma Patil Actress' Family Charged with Assault

Posted by: Rosi
July 01, 2010, 07:58 PM

The father and brother of Afshan Azad appeared at Manchester Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, 29th June charged with threatening and assaulting the Padma Patil actress. BBC News states that 54-year-old Abdul Azad and 28-year-old son Ashraf Azad, have both been accused of threatening to kill Afshan atContinued...

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