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J.K. Rowling Hosts Charity Ball Fundraiser; Raises £200,000 for MS

Posted by: sue
March 17, 2006, 05:41 PM

Update: See hi-res images of JKR and her husband at this event in our gallery!
Previously we told you that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling would be hosting a gala ball as a fundraiser for charity. The ball was held tonight at Stirling Castle in Scotland, and you can now see someContinued...


Leaky Presents: First Fan DVD Commentary

Posted by: Melissa
March 10, 2006, 12:39 AM

We're happy to bring you the first-ever Harry Potter fan DVD audio commentary track. Now that you (in the US anyway, we know) have your DVDs, we hope this track will provide you with some entertianment and even information (in the form of tidbits from TLC's set visits) on Harry Potter and the GobletContinued...

HP Cast

New Hi-Res Goblet of Fire Character Portraits in the Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2006, 11:24 AM

Mary, our new Galleries Image Person (her title is a work in progress) has uploaded about 20 hi-res character portriaits from the Goblet of Fire studio shoot; these portraits include new ones of Karkaroff, Amos Diggory, Harry, Cho Chang, Krum, Myrtle, Cedric, Fleur, and Ron. They'veContinued...


Leaky Presents the Harry Potter Quote Conjurer

Posted by: Melissa
March 01, 2006, 12:50 AM

We've got a great, fun, just-plain-cool-if-I-do-say-so-myself widget for you: The Harry Potter Quote Conjurer for Mac AND Windows.
The conjurer is the latest from our Truly Awesome Widget Guy, Chris Chang, and today, its first day online, it has been named a featured widget by!

So whatContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Pics, Screenshots

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2006, 01:59 PM

Thanks to reader Leigh, we have more than 20 new shots of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD menus and casing, in our galleries. Enjoy!
The DVD will be available March 7 in the U .S. in widescreen, fullscreen, widescreen deluxe and as part of a gift set.

Thanks Leigh!

Update: Reader Crystal has alsoContinued...


The Lynches Discuss the New Luna

Posted by: Melissa
February 16, 2006, 12:33 AM

At this link, at about 44:37 minutes in, you can hear an interview with the mom and sister of recently cast Evanna Lynch, who was recently cast as play Luna Lovegood. Some bits:
-She has read each book at least six or seven times; her mom says she is 'absolutely obsessed'
-Bodyguards were placed at her schoolContinued...


Exclusive Leaky Reader Designed S.P.E.W. T-Shirts Now Available, More Noble Collectibles

Posted by: Melissa
February 14, 2006, 02:30 PM

The spew - that is, S.P.E.W. - shirts that Leaky readers designed are here! You can get them in hoodies, adult tees, kids' tees and women's fitted tees sizes.
Last year, you all created an "I Solemnly Swear" shirt with a WB rep in our CauldronContinued...


New, More Complete Image of the Black Family Tree

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2006, 04:36 PM

Our partners at The Harry Potter Lexicon have sent over a scan from Italian Newspaper La Repubblica, of a more complete version (with some parts still blurred, on Jo Rowling's Request) of the Black Family Tree, which you can see here (a cleaned up version is here, and a redone version (typedContinued...


Official, Signed GrandPre Art for Sale

Posted by: Melissa
February 12, 2006, 12:55 AM

ArtInsights, a gallery which handles American Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre's original art and Harry Potter limited editions, has released two pieces of new artwork, which Art Inisghts sent us and you can now see in our gallery:

Dueling Wizards
Counting the Days
Each piece is signed by Mary GrandPre;Continued...


Sean Biggerstaff Film "Cashback" Nominated for Oscar

Posted by: sue
February 05, 2006, 12:45 PM

Actor Sean Biggerstaff's film "Cashback" has been nominated for an Academy Award in the "Best Live Action Short Film " category. Sean, who is known to Potter movie fans world wide for his portrayal of Gryffindor Quidditch Captain Oliver Wood, stars in this 18 -minute shortContinued...


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire DVD Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2006, 06:34 PM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is now available for pre-order from Amazon in the US, for widescreen, while the links are up but the items are not yet available for pre-order from widescreen deluxe, full screen and four-movie gift set. We're sure they'll be availableContinued...


PotterCast #24: The Final Part of the Arthur Levine Interview and More

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2006, 10:25 AM

PotterCast #24, temporarily held hostage by the release of the site's redeisgn, is now available for download!

In this show:
The third and final portion of the interview with Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books. We talk about the anticipation for book seven, theContinued...

OotP Film

Tonks, Luna, Bellatrix, Mrs. Figg Cast, Umbridge Confirmed; Production to Begin Feb. 6

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2006, 04:33 PM

Warner Bros. has announced that filming of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will begin Feb 6, along with a ton of new casting:
The company has confirmed that the strong-rumored Imelda Staunton will play Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixContinued...

OotP Film

More Casting News for Order of the Phoenix; Big Announcement Expected Shortly

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2006, 01:19 AM

Newsround reports that another role has been cast for the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix film. The article says that the " role of Magorian, a centaur in the Forbidden Forest will be played by Michael Wildman, his agency revealed. "Continued...


GoF Receives Oscar Nomination

Posted by: Melissa
January 31, 2006, 08:56 AM

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire has received a nomination for an Academy Award, in the category of Art Direction. Congratulations to Stuart Craig (Art Direction) and Stephenie McMillan (Set Decoration)! This is Mr. Craig's eighth Oscar nomination, and Ms. McMillan's third. The Academy Awards winnersContinued...