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BAFTA Award Winners & Emma Watson’s Continuing #TimesUp Campaign

This year’s BAFTA awards saw nominations for many projects involving Potter alumni, especially Gary Oldman for his role as Churchill in Darkest Hour. Other nominations included Alexandre Desplat for Best Original Music (The Shape ofShow More Summary

Weekly Round-Up: Chris Columbus To Adapt ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’, Robert Pattinson in Deep Space, Ralph Fiennes On Directing & More!

This week in Potter we’ve seen new toys announced (including new LEGO, hurrah!), a new breakdown of the visual effects in Fantastic Beasts, a new episode of Double Trouble by the Phelps twins from A Celebration of Harry Potter, our coverage of the cast reunion Q&A and our MinaLima interview at the event, as well as a new episode of PotterCast! more!

Happy Birthday, Bonnie Wright!

Poor Ginny.  She gets to marry her childhood crush, Harry Potter, in the end, but she also inspires some of the most divided opinions amongst fans.  Some readers just never warmed up to her.  They wanted Harry to marry Hermione, or they “shipped” him with other characters, everyone from Luna to Draco.  Ginny had more!

New ‘Harry Potter’ LEGO Sets, Funko Figures & Interactive Wands Announced!

New toys inspired by the Wizarding World were announced by various companies collaborating with Warner Bros at New York Toy Fair today, including brand new Harry Potter LEGO! A sneak peak at new LEGO planned for this year showed a Great Hall building set, which will launch August 1st and cost $99.99. More figures and building more!

DNEG Releases ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Visual Effects Breakdown!

To celebrate 20 years of amazing visual effects, Double Negative released a breakdown of their work on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The behind-the-scenes look features finished clips from the film as well as their stripped down versions for comparison, and the result reveals the incredible contribution of DNEG to the magic more!

James and Oliver Phelps Release New Episode of ‘Double Trouble’ From A Celebration of Harry Potter!

Oliver and James Phelps (best known to us as the Weasley twins)  announced their new audio cast, Double Trouble, last November, christening their YouTube channel with an episode from Harry Potter: The Exhibition in Madrid. They recently released a brand new episode from A Celebration of Harry Potter, where we caught up with them at exclusive Q& more!

‘Harry Potter’ Cast Reunion Q&A Panels at A Celebration of Harry Potter

A Celebration of Harry Potter recently reunited Stan Yanevski (Viktor Krum), Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), James and Oliver Phelps (the Weasley twins) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) at Universal Orlando, leading to discussions of their characters, the wizarding world and their latest projects! We had exclusive access to a media panel on the day of more!

Julie Walters Hosts Classic FMs New Program ‘Turning Points’

Classic FM announced Julie Walters as the host of its new Saturday night program, Turning Points. Walters is beloved by Harry Potter fans for playing Molly Weasley with unmatched heart, strength and poise, though this is not the bulk of her fan base. Walters filmography is extensive and includes greats such as Billy Elliot, more!

BBC One Releases Official ‘Strike: Career Of Evil’ Air Date & Trailer

Fans of BBC One’s TV adaptation of J.K. Rowling / Robert Galbraith’s bestselling Cormoran Strike crime series will be pleased to know that Career Of Evil will air on BBC One very soon! As previously announced on Leaky, rumors were circulating about a late-February release of the third series of the show, and the exact more!

Love Potion No. 9? Be Mine!

Let’s be honest, most of the time we’re envious of our fictional wizarding counterparts. Charms, potions, Floo Powder, port keys! Life would be so much easier, wouldn’t it? So it’s quite satisfying to realize that when it comes to love, we’re on a level playing field. When the calendar flips to Valentine’s Day, the more!

20th Anniversary Chamber of Secrets Bonus Bookmark

Last month Leaky shared the news from Bloomsbury Publishing that Hogwarts House editions of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets would be released this summer in honor of its 20th anniversary. The new versions, with covers illustrated by artist Levi Pinfold, will be available on June 28 and can be purchased in Gryffindor red, Slytherin green, more!

Happy Birthday, Luna Lovegood!

We wouldn’t be here without Luna.  There would be no Potter fans enjoying a website about the series if she didn’t exist as a character because she was crucial, in her own dreamy, ephemeral way, to the defeat of Voldemort.  And in the process she taught us a lot about judging people. At first, more!

Theater Round-Up: ‘Cursed Child’, ‘Good Vibrations’, ‘The Ferryman’ and ‘Checkpoint Chana’

This week’s theater news centers on new and transferring productions. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to charm fans in London and those anxiously waiting for their first viewing in the United States and Australia. Cursed Child associate director Des Kennedy is set to lead Good Vibrations to the stage, while Sonia Friedman more!

PotterCast #275: Queer

The latest episode of PotterCast covers the complex, multifaceted situation regarding Dumbledore’s homosexuality in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Before beginning that discussion, our wonderful hosts (Melissa, John, and...Show More Summary

Speaking to MinaLima at ‘A Celebration Of Harry Potter’

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima are the masterminds behind the graphic elements of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, and together they make up MinaLima – a thriving graphic design duo who helped pave the way for graphic design in film. Previously, we’ve head Mira and Eduardo speak about Telling Stories Through Design more!

Weekly Round-up: David Thewlis to Star in Future ‘Avatar’ Movies, Alison Sudol’s Antarctic Voyage & More!

This week we’ve received a few more hints at Dumbledore’s character in Fantastic Beasts from series newcomer Victoria Yeates. News also broke that Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) would be attending LeakyCon 2018 in Dallas, along with a great special guest line-up yet to be announced. A new interview with Daniel Radcliffe shared one hilarious project which hoped more!

Happy Birthday, John Williams!

Today we celebrate the birthday and work of renowned composer John Williams. When we think of our favorite films we typically discuss the actors, the direction, even the writing, first. The music of film often subsists in the background, but as soon as we hear the unforgettable notes which spark our recognition and drive more!

Daniel Radcliffe on His Latest Film, His Potter Co-Stars and the Project That Didn’t Fly

Daniel Radcliffe continues to expand his reach as an actor both on screen and stage, in front of and behind the camera. Leaky has covered his numerous projects over the past year including the title role in the 50th Anniversary Production of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, the lead in the survival more!

Harry Potter’s Chris Rankin & Wizard Rock Bands Join LeakyCon 2018 Line-Up

Following announcements that LeakyCon 2018 will take place in Dallas, Texas (and tickets completely selling out!), it’s been revealed that Harry Potter‘s Chris Rankin (Percy Weasley) is the first to join the LeakyCon 2018 special guest lineup. This isn’t his first LeakyCon, and he’s excited to be coming back! Looking forward to coming back to @LeakyCon more!

When the Magic of a Story Becomes Real…

I write about Harry Potter all the time. I have all the talking points down, the recurring debates covered and the latest theories analyzed. With the constant flood of news, anniversaries and events, it’s ongoing. But I’ll be honest, I don’t often revel in the magic of Harry Potter–not the way I did when more!

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