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Potter Park Not in the Cards for Leavesden

Posted by: Melissa
February 27, 2011, 05:46 PM

An article ran in the UK newspaper the Mirror today that claims that WB have earmarked a portion of Leavesden studios to become a UK rendition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Orlando Harry Potter theme park. We can confirm this is not true. WB has plans for the space on Leavesden, as has beenContinued...


Join the HPA Livestream Now to Wrock for Marriage Equality!

Posted by: Rosi
February 26, 2011, 03:33 PM

Hurry along to The Harry Potter Alliance's Wrock for Equality Livestream, at this link. The Harry Potter Alliance is continuing their fight for LGBTQ equality with Wrock for Equality again this year - this time in Rhode Island! Various wizard rockers, including The Whomping Willows, TheContinued...


Fun Friday - We R Lightning Scars

Posted by: John
February 25, 2011, 08:12 PM

Wizrockers Alex Carpenter (The Remus Lupins) and Kristina Horner (The Parselmouths) got together with a gang of California Harry Potter fans and put out a fun new song and video today, parodying the Ke$ha song "We R Who We R" as a Potter fan anthem of sorts. I won't autoplay it, but you should check it out - ifContinued...

Film Awards

"Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and Potter Actresses Nominated at Saturn and Empire Awards

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 25, 2011, 01:51 PM

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" has been nominated for five Saturn Awards by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films.

The film has been nominated in the following categories:
Best Fantasy Film
Best Director
Best Costume
Best Make-Up

Crew Interviews

Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Burke Talks "Potter"

Posted by: Rosi
February 24, 2011, 04:59 PM

Visual Effects Supervisor Tim Burke has given a new interview to StudioDaily in which he talks about his work on the Harry Potter films.

Burke spoke about the challenges he's faced in both "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" and the films as a whole, naming hippogriffs as "an incredible challenge toContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

"How to Succeed in Business..." Broadway News Round Up

Posted by: Edward
February 24, 2011, 02:56 PM

As previews are slated to begin this Saturday, coverage of the Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) lead Broadway revival of "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying" has been coming fast and furious.  Here, now, is a brief roundup of the latest news about the forthcoming musical.

First, PeopleContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Tweets Again; Pen and Paper Remain Priority

Posted by: Edward
February 24, 2011, 01:26 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has once again taken to her Twitter account to share the news that writing is still her top priority, but has not given any further indication on what exactly that might be.  Jo tweets:

This is the real me, but you won't be hearing from me often I'm afraid,Continued...

LeakyTV - Feb 23, 2011

Posted by: John
February 23, 2011, 02:42 PM

Continuing on with our topic of the week - What would you add to the Wizaring World of Harry Potter in Universal Orlando - LeakyTV's Alex Carpenter chimes in with Kristina Horner.


Get to know the Knights of Walpurgis - Leakypedia

Posted by: John
February 22, 2011, 03:17 PM

The Knights of Walpurgis, remember those guys? You may know them as the Death Eaters, the not so merry crew of Lord Vol.. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

The Leakypedia knows who was involved, but there is a lot of history and goings on for this group. Can you help us fill it out today? The first 3 bigContinued...

LeakyTV - Feb 21, 2011

Posted by: John
February 21, 2011, 10:51 PM

LeakyTV Topic of the week! "What would you add to the Universal Wizarding World Park" if you were in charge of expanding it?

Home Video / DVD

"Order of the Phoenix," "Half-Blood Prince" Ultimate Editions Receive June 14, 2011 Release Date

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 21, 2011, 07:16 AM

Home Media Magazine is reporting that the following two installments of the Harry Potter: Ultimate Edition DVDs will be released on June 14, 2011.

"Order of the Phoenix" and "Half-Blood Prince" are the next two films to receive the Ultimate Edition treatmentContinued...

Felton Interviews

Tom Felton Appears on ITV's "That Sunday Night Show" to Talk About Robin Hood Tax

Posted by: Rosi
February 20, 2011, 11:28 PM

Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) appeared on ITV's "That Sunday Night Show" this evening to discuss the Robin Hood Tax, a campaign for a tax of around 0.05% on the financial sector. The campaign claims such a tax could raise at least £20 billion a year in the UK alone. FeltonContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Alan Rickman

Posted by: Rosi
February 20, 2011, 10:42 PM

Please join us at Leaky in wishing a very happy birthday to Alan Rickman (Severus Snape), who is celebrating his 65th birthday today. Many happy returns, Mr. Rickman!


Bonnie Wright Photoshoot for Financial Times' "How to Spend It" Magazine

Posted by: Rosi
February 20, 2011, 10:32 PM

Actress Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) recently appeared in a photoshoot for the Financial Times' luxury lifestyle magazine, How to Spend It. You can now see the eight photos from the shoot here in the Leaky Galleries. The shoot took place at the V&A in London and took inspirationContinued...

Filmmaker Interviews

Stuart Craig Talks Potter Films; Work Aesthetic, Choices; and More in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 11:58 PM

Harry Potter film production designer Stuart Craig is the subject of a new, hour-long interview with ArtInsights Magazine. The interview with the three time Oscar nominee accompanies the release of exclusive Harry Potter related concept artwork by artist JamesContinued...

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