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Telegraph Special Promotion: Behind the Scenes DVD of Wizarding World Theme Park

Posted by: Edward
January 12, 2010, 09:00 PM

The Daily Telegraph is now running a new special promotion for UK residents involving the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park set to open this spring at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.  In the newspapers published on Sunday, January 16th, the TelegraphContinued...

Film Awards

Michael Gambon on Irish Film and Television Awards Shortlist

Posted by: Rosi
January 11, 2010, 02:40 PM

The Irish Film and Television Academy have today released a shortlist of some the nominees for the 2010 Irish Film and Television Awards. Actor Michael Gambon has been nominated for his portrayal of Albus Dumbledore in "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince". Mr. Gambon faces competitionContinued...


35 New Rupert Grint Outtakes from BLAG Magazine Photoshoot

Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 05:05 PM

Last February, we told you that Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) would appear on the cover of the April 2009 issue of BLAG Magazine, as well as in a 20-page feature and an interview. Thanks to our Order Partner,, we can report that 35 new outtakes from the magazine photoshootContinued...


Daniel Radcliffe in Promotional Advert for Simpsons 20th Anniversary Season (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 04:40 PM

Fox recently aired a new promotional advert for "The Simpsons" 20th Anniversary Season featuring Daniel Radcliffe. In November, Entertainment Weekly reported that Mr. Radcliffe would guest star on "The Simpsons" later this year. The advert, which can be seen via this linkContinued...

DH Film

Daniel Radcliffe on Filming "Deathly Hallows" in Scotland

DH Film
Posted by: Rosi
January 10, 2010, 04:09 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has spoken to a Scottish newspaper about filming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" in the recent snowy weather. Mr. Radcliffe, speaking to the Sunday Mail, describes the camping scenes filmed by Loch Etive in Scotland as "magic." He goes on to say, "[the] mountains upContinued...


Travelling Harry Potter Exhibit from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 04:55 AM

A press release from the University of Alabama at Birmingham announces a travelling exhibit to "[show] how Rowling delved into the writings of real 15th and 16th century physicians, scholars and scientists to fashion the basis of magic in the seven Potter books." Supplemented by theContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Nominated for Art Directors Guild Award

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 04:10 AM

The LA Times reports today that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" has been nominated for an Excellence in Production Design Award by the Art Directors Guild of America. Harry Potter production designer Stuart Craig, who has previously won a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ArtContinued...

Actor Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Imelda Staunton

Posted by: Rosi
January 09, 2010, 03:53 AM

Today we also ask you to join us in sending happy birthday wishes to Imelda Staunton. The actress, who plays Professor Dolores Umbridge in the Harry Potter films, is celebrating her 54th birthday today.  Happy birthday, Imelda!

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Severus Snape

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 07:15 PM

As it is now midnight in the U.K., the calendar at has flipped to the 9th of January and notes the birthday of Severus Snape. Here at Leaky, we ask you to join us in raising a glass to the ex-Potions Master. Happy birthday, Severus Snape!

Actor Interviews

Phelps Twins Reminisce in a New Interview on the Scholastic Website

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 03:59 PM

Another fun cast interview has surfaced, this time with James and Oliver Phelps on The actors responsible for portraying Fred and George Weasley in the Harry Potter films reminisce about the auditions for their parts, speaking in unison and souvenirs smuggled from theContinued...

Actor Interviews

Tom Felton and Matt Lewis Interviewed by BBC Radio One

Posted by: Rosi
January 08, 2010, 03:31 PM

"If you thought ["Half-Blood Prince"] was dark, you ain't seen nothing yet," commented Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy) when interviewed recently alongside co-star Matt Lewis (Neville Longbottom). A recording of the interview, which aired yesterday on BBC Radio One, can be heard in the middle of the showContinued...

HBP Film

"Half-Blood Prince" Included on the BAFTA's Film Awards Longlist

Posted by: Edward
January 07, 2010, 06:01 PM

Potential nominations for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" film continue to be in the air, as the BAFTA organization has included the sixth Potter film in their longlist of potential nominees in a total of seven categories.  The British Academy Film and Television Arts list ofContinued...


Leaky Nominated in 2010 Movie Blog Awards

Posted by: Edward
January 07, 2010, 11:38 AM has published the nominations for their 2010 Movie Blog Awards, and have included a nod to The Leaky Cauldron in the Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Blog category.  We at Leaky are greatly honored to receive this nomination, and to be among such otherContinued...


FollowUp: New Images and Video from Burberry Fashion Ads with Emma Watson

Posted by: Edward
January 07, 2010, 11:24 AM

We have a brief follow up for you this morning on the recent images of Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) from the Spring/Summer 2010 Burberry fashion advertising campaign that have been appearing in magazines and online.  Thanks to reader Roonwit and our Image GalleriesContinued...


Reminder: PotterCast LiveStream Recording Today at Noon

Posted by: Edward
January 07, 2010, 10:12 AM

This afternoon at 12 pm Eastern time, PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, will be hosting a live recording over on our LiveStream channel.  Please join the PotterCasters for their first show of the new year as they discuss the very latest in Harry Potter news.  Listening is easy;Continued...