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Video: Director Guillermo del Toro Says Emma Watson is "Perfect" for "Beauty and the Beast" Remake

Posted by: Mel
August 15, 2011, 10:38 PM

In a new interview with MTV, director Guillermo del Toro discusses his hopes to cast Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) for the lead role in his retelling of "Beauty and the Beast." Del Toro is now in the process of writing the story for the film, and thatContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Early Beta Testing Access for Pottermore Begins; October Registration to Open Soon

Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:19 AM

The Pottemore Insider Blog has just been updated to announce that early access to Pottermore has begun for those who found those Magical Quills and signed up for a chance at early access.  The blog post, in part, reads:

We’re excited to announce that earlyContinued...

DH Film

"Deathly Hallows: Part 2" DVD and Blu-ray Release November 11?

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
August 15, 2011, 11:11 AM

Reports have been making their way online stating that November 11, 2011 will be the release date for the US "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" DVD and Blu-ray editions. reports that multiple editions are set for release on this date, including a four discContinued...


Video: Trailer for Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 15, 2011, 09:15 AM

The trailer that was shown yesterday for the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter event at the O2 Arena is now available to watch online.

The trailer features some close-up shots of the sets such as the Great Hall, Ministry of Magic, and Dumbledore's office alongContinued...


Leaky's Complete Report from Warner Bros. Studio Tour - Making of Harry Potter Event, Tickets On Sale Oct. 13

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 14, 2011, 11:24 PM

Earlier today, Leaky brought you live coverage from the O2 arena in London where Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter presentation was held as part of Empire BIG SCREEN.

Present at the event were Warwick Davis (Flitwick/Griphook)Continued...


Read The Warlock by Michael Scott in Jo's Book Nook, and Re-Read Philosopher's/Sorcerer's Stone in the Harry Potter Book Club!

Posted by: Mel
August 14, 2011, 04:11 PM

Join Jo's Book Nook, Leaky's non-Harry Potter book club, in reading The Warlock by Michael Scott. The Warlock is the fifth book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flammel. Take part here.

If you'd prefer to re-readContinued...


Live Coverage of Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter Event at O2 (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
August 14, 2011, 12:32 PM

As readers will recall, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter event is set to take place today at London's The O2 Arena.  Leaky is on the scene and live tweeting from the event right here @Leaky.  Please do stick close to our Twitter feedContinued...

DH Film

Experience "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" in 3D IMAX: Have you seen it?

DH Film
Posted by: Edward
August 13, 2011, 08:58 PM

On the heels of news that the complete set of eight Harry Potter films will to be released in this fantastic packaging in November, we will all get to see the whole series-- and especially Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow: Part 2-- on our DVD, Blu-ray, or computer.  Before the last Potter filmContinued...


Box Set of All Eight Harry Potter Movies Set to be Released November 30th

Posted by: Mel
August 12, 2011, 07:51 PM

Amazon France is now listing a box set of all eight Harry Potter films on their website. This limited edition box set comes with a mirrored case and an Elder Wand replica. According to the site, the box set will be released November 30th. As of right now this is the onlyContinued...


Foreign Policy Article Compares War with Voldemort to Current World Issues

Posted by: Mel
August 12, 2011, 07:44 PM

In a very cleverly written article sent to us by Leaky reader Valerie K., the end of the war with Voldemort as written by J. K. Rowling, is compared to current foreign policy issues facing the Muggle world today:

A legitimate process must hold the victors to account asContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley!

Posted by: Mel
August 11, 2011, 07:37 PM

August 11th marks the birthday of Ginny Weasley! Please join Leaky in wishing Ginny Weasley a very happy birthday and a World Cup win for the Holyhead Harpies!

First Round of Pottermore Welcome Emails Sent Out, Pottermore Blog Updated

Posted by: Mel
August 10, 2011, 03:47 PM

The first round of Pottermore Welcome emails started being sent out today, and as of this writing they are still being sent out. This email indicates that you have been selected for early entry into Pottermore and says that your account will be activated between mid-AugustContinued...


Last Chance to See Harry Potter: The Exhibition in North America Before It Goes International

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 10, 2011, 12:39 AM

Fans still have a few more weeks to visit Harry Potter: The Exhibition at Discovery Times Square in New York City before it closes on September 5 and heads overseas.

Tickets are available for purchase online at, at the Discovery TimesContinued...


Empire BIG SCREEN Convention Will Have Panels on "The Woman in Black" and Harry Potter Studio Tour

Posted by: Mel
August 09, 2011, 08:17 PM

The Empire BIG SCREEN film convention, which will run from August 12th to the 14th, will feature panels on Dan Radcliffe's (Harry Potter) "The Woman in Black" as well as a panel on the upcoming Leavesden Studio Tour. You can watch a short video of Radcliffe introducing "The Woman in Black" to the convention here or below.

WB Shop

Help the WB Shop Pick Their Next Harry Potter T-Shirt Design

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 09, 2011, 05:55 PM

The WB Harry Potter shop has launched a survey for fans to pick the design for their next t-shirt which will feature the slogan "Mischief Managed."

Fans are given the choice of 4 different designs which they must rate on a scale of 1 to 5 with one being the lowest score and 5 being theContinued...

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