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Harry Potter Stars and Director Come Together for "Great Expectations"

Posted by: Catherine
August 15, 2012, 01:22 AM

Several Potter stars and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire director Mike Newell are working together once more. This time Ralph Fiennes (Voldemort), Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix), and Robbie Coltrane (Hagrid) have been cast together in a new adaptation of Charles Dicken'sContinued...


Video: A Behind the Scenes Look at Quidditch

Posted by: Mel
August 14, 2012, 07:05 PM

A new clip, which will be featured in the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection, has been released today and it shows a behind the scenes look at Quidditch in the earlier Harry Potter films. Apart from the technical aspects of creating Quidditch, the clip shows Dan Radcliffe and Tom Felton chatting betweenContinued...


Tom Felton Visits Leavesden When Missing "Potter"

Posted by: Catherine
August 14, 2012, 11:58 AM

After ten years on the set of Harry Potter, Tom Felton finds he often misses his "second home". To cure this home-sickness he often goes back to tour the studio, joining fans to re-experience the magic. Tom Felton recently told The People:

“I really enjoy just queuing up with everyoneContinued...


Emma Watson on Moving from Hermione to Sam in "Perks"

Posted by: Catherine
August 14, 2012, 11:48 AM

Emma Watson recently commented on her transition from playing Hermione Granger to playing Sam from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. She talked to Entertainment Weekly about meeting Stephen Chbosky (author, screen writer, and director of Perks) and being convinced to play the role:

“At our initialContinued...


LeakyCon to be Held in Portland and London in 2013

Posted by: Mel
August 12, 2012, 07:02 PM

We are pleased to announce that next summer you can find LeakyCon in not one, but two wonderful cities! LeakyCon announced on Wednesday that they would be coming to Portland next summer. During today's Leaving Feast our founder Melissa Anelli announced that - in association with Alohomora  -Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Ginny Weasley!

Posted by: Mel
August 11, 2012, 08:06 PM

Today, August 11th, marks the date of Ginny Weasley's birthday. Please join Leaky in wishing the youngest member of the Weasley clan a very happy birthday. Happy birthday, Ginny! 


Two New Clips from the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection

Posted by: Mel
August 10, 2012, 07:12 PM

We have two new clips which will appear in the special features of the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection. The first clip shows how the actors dealt with Chris Columbus leaving after directing the first two films, and how they got along with director Alfonso Cuaron during "Prisoner of Azkaban."Continued...


Tom Felton to Appear at New York Comic-Con

Posted by: Mel
August 08, 2012, 07:02 PM

Tom Felton is set to be a guest at this year's New York Comic-Con, which runs from October 11th to October 14th:

You love to hate him and you hate to love him. The actor responsible for the portrayal of the intolerant, bigoted Slytherin, Draco Malfoy, will be stopping by NYCC! You heard me, Tom Felton atContinued...


JK Rowling to Launch "The Casual Vacancy" at Southbank Centre on Sept. 27

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 02, 2012, 12:24 PM

J.K. Rowling will be in attendance at a special event to launch her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, on September 27 at London's Southbank Centre.

Ms. Rowling will read a passage from the book before taking part in a conversation with journalist and author Mark Lawson and answeringContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling to Appear at Cheltenham Literature Festival for "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 02, 2012, 12:08 PM

BBC News is reporting that J.K. Rowling will appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 6, 2012 to talk about her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, and sign copies of the book afterward.

The talk with Ms. Rowling will be moderated by documentary film-maker James Runcie. SheContinued...


Video: Behind the Scenes Look at Hagrid

Posted by: Mel
August 01, 2012, 07:09 PM

The Harry Potter Wizard's Collection site has released another sneak peak at the special features of the collection (for a full list of what's to be included look here), and this time the focus is on our favorite half-giant, Hagrid. This video takes a look at the effect of making Hagrid look "too big to beContinued...


Japanese Harry Potter eBooks Now Available in Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2012, 10:45 AM

The Pottermore Insider has announced that the Harry Potter eBooks are now available to purchase in Japanese.

The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks are published in EPUB3 format and can be read on any EPUB3 device or reading service, with Japanese font enabled.

J.K. Rowling

"Casual Vacancy" Withheld from Foreign Publishers Because of Piracy Risks

Posted by: Rosi
August 01, 2012, 04:34 AM

Foreign publishers will not receive a copy of the manuscript for The Casual Vacancy until the book is published in English on September 27th. France and Germany have received advanced copies but countries viewed at a high risk for piracy, including Finland, Italy and Slovenia, have not, meaning theyContinued...

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