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J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling: Harry Potter Was Almost Harry Batt

Posted by: Mel
February 13, 2014, 10:06 PM

Another tidbit from J. K. Rowling's talk at Exeter College has been revealed: Harry Potter was nearly named Harry Batt.

Rowling’s “Mortality and Morality” talk filled the Sheldonian Theatre. Students who attended said that the author revealed interesting details about their much-loved series,Continued...

Charity

David Bradley Donates Doodle to National Doodle Day

Posted by: Mel
February 11, 2014, 08:50 PM

As readers may recall, quite a few Harry Potter actors are participating in this year's National Doodle Day, and now David Bradley (Argus Filch) has also donated a doodle for the charity auction. Bradley has donated a very cute doodle of Filch and Mrs. Norris, which you can see here. This doodleContinued...

Radcliffe

Dan Radcliffe Talks "The Cripple of Inishmaan"

Posted by: Mel
February 11, 2014, 08:44 PM

In a new interview, Dan Radcliffe discusses his role in "The Cripple of Inishmaan," which will be premiering on Broadway in April, and how it's similar in terms of physical challenges to playing Harry Potter:

“It is never specified in the play exactly what ailment Billy has – you just have cluesContinued...

Lynch

Evanna Lynch on Defeating Internet Bullies

Posted by: Melissa
February 11, 2014, 12:52 PM

Today's Independent features an article written by  Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch (Luna Lovegood) on cyber bullying, and how she learned to overcome the intense meanness of the Internet:

was somewhat prepared for the inevitable internet onslaught in the wake of my casting. I was already an activeContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Discusses Writing Male Characters, and Harry/Ginny

Posted by: Mel
February 10, 2014, 08:43 PM

Yesterday, J. K. Rowling spoke at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre as part of Exeter College’s 700th anniversary and while there she commented on writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith for The Cuckoo's Calling, and her experience in writing male characters:

“There’s a lineContinued...

News

Full "Wonderland" Interview Reveals Ron/Hermione Shippers Can Relax

Posted by: Melissa
February 07, 2014, 10:05 AM

The full text of the Wonderland issue that caused a Ron/Hermione vs. Harry/Hermione shipping riot this week is now out, and rumors of the death of the canon pairing have been greatly exaggerated. J.K. Rowling repeats previously made comments that there are certain characteristicsContinued...

Wright

Bonnie Wright: Ginny is a "Tough Cookie" and Would've Been Fine Without Harry

Posted by: Mel
February 06, 2014, 08:46 PM

Bonnie Wright has commented on J. K. Rowling's recent revelation that she regrets pairing Ron and Hermione together, and that Hermione may have been better suited with Harry:

Interestingly, Bonnie Wright, who played Ginny in the films, thinks her character would have coped.Continued...

Charity

Harry Potter Actors Participate in National Doodle Day

Posted by: Mel
February 05, 2014, 10:34 PM

Several Harry Potter actors have donated a doodle for this year's National Doodle Day, which raises money to help support the 600,000 people across the UK with epilepsy. The doodles will be auctioned off for seven days starting on National Doodle Day itself (March 7th) and the proceeds willContinued...

Watson

Emma Watson Interviewed for Wonderland Magazine

Posted by: Mel
February 05, 2014, 10:12 PM

Emma Watson was interviewed for the upcoming February/March issue of Wonderland magazine, which will be released tomorrow. Watson was the guest editor for this issue and will appear on the cover.


A variety of topics were covered during the interview, including Watson's feelings on her education atContinued...

Grint

Video: Trailer for "Postman Pat"

Posted by: Mel
February 04, 2014, 08:46 PM

The trailer for "Postman Pat," which features the voices of Rupert Grint, Jim Broadbent (Professor Slughorn), and David Tennant (Barty Crouch Jr.) has been released and can be seen here or below. The film will be released May 23rd in the UK.


Many thanks to SnitchSeeker for the tip!

Davis

Happy Birthday, Warwick Davis!

Posted by: Mel
February 04, 2014, 08:40 PM

A belated happy birthday to Warwick Davis, who turned forty-four yesterday. Davis portrayed both Professor Flitwick and Griphook the goblin in the Harry Potter films. Please join Leaky in wishing him many happy returns!

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling: Hermione/Ron Relationship Was "Wish Fulfillment"

Posted by: Mel
February 01, 2014, 08:55 PM

In a new interview with Emma Watson for the magazine Wonderland (which Watson is guest editing this month) J. K. Rowling shockingly revealed that she regretted putting Ron and Hermione together romantically. The following comments come from The Sunday Times. The full interview between RowlingContinued...

PotterCast

Seriously - no, really - it's a PotterCast

Posted by: Melissa
January 29, 2014, 11:34 AM

Every time we think we're out...she pulls us back in.

And this time it's to discuss Cuckoo's Calling, the mystery novel J.K. Rowling dashed off secretly under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. We said that if J.K. Rowling did something big we'd be back, and here we are. Only six months late.

But it's going to beContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J. K. Rowling Discusses Gilderoy Lockhart

Posted by: Mel
January 25, 2014, 08:46 PM

For the Celebration of Harry Potter event in Orlando, Florida, Pottermore has released three audio clips where J. K. Rowling discusses Professor Gilderoy Lockhart. The clips will be added to Pottermore later in the week, but for now you can listen to them here at Entertainment Weekly.

Pottermore also releasedContinued...

News

(Live Updates) Universal Webcast Reveals Even More Details About Upcoming Park Expansion

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2014, 10:39 AM

Are you watching the Web cast? We'll be putting all the new details up in this post (and updating our previous one FULL of details about the park here) with all the new details! (Remember, LeakyCon 2014 is in Orlando this summer and will be having a specialContinued...

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