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Watch ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Composer James Howard Newton at Work!

Earlier today, the Harry Potter Film Twitter directed us to the Fantastic Beasts Youtube channel to  watch the ‘fantastic’ composer of Fantastic Beasts throw out a few bars from the soundtrack of the film. He will perform with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra at Karlovy Film Festival on 30th June 2017. He will be honoured with a well more!

Jack Thorne Gives Writing Advice and ‘His Dark Materials’ Updates–and Other Theater News!

We’ve got a broad range of theater news this week, from Jack Thorne’s writing tips and updates on the His Dark Materials series to James Phelps joining the newly-established Adam Morley “Sponsor a Playwright” Bursary panel to support burgeoning writing talent. Coming off his award-winning success penning Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the stage and more!

Tom Felton Proposes Future ‘Flash’ Story Arcs at Silicon Valley Comic Con

Tom Felton appeared alongside The Flash co-star Grant Gustin at the second Silicon Valley Comic Con, Sunday. Felton, known to fans as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, took on the role of Julian Albert in season three of the superhero television series and is acquiring new fans left and right who are loving what he more!

BBC to Host John Williams 85th Birthday Tribute Concert!

A celebration of legendary, five time Academy Award winning composer John Williams is set to occur this July as part of BBC Proms, to celebrate Williams’s 85th birthday. Unfortunately, Williams himself will not be in attendance due to no longer being able to fly long-haul. His scores for Star Wars, Schindler’s List, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, more!

Callum Turner Cast as Theseus Scamander in ‘Fantastic Beasts 2?

Variety and Pottermore are reporting that Theseus Scamander, the war hero and older brother of Newt, has been cast! English actor Callum Turner is reportedly in talks to play the character in Fantastic Beasts 2, which begins filming this summer. Show More Summary

Weekly Roundup: John Hurt’s Last Film, Matthew Lewis on Playing Snooker With Rupert Grint

The past week has seen the launch of the Wizarding World in Japan’s Expecto Patronum night show, news on the Potter trio’s latest projects, curious updates from James and Oliver Phelps, Warwick Davis at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando, an interview with Fantastic Beasts‘ Alison Sudol on art and nature and clips from Katherine Waterston’s more!

Terrifying Transmissions and Posters Released for Katherine Waterston’s ‘Alien: Covenant’

Katherine Waterston, known to Potter fans as Tina Goldstein in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, stars in the upcoming entry into the Alien sci-fi thriller franchise, Alien: Covenant. Promotional clips and posters for the film, directed by Ridley Scott, are rolling out as it nears its May 19th release, whipping fans into a frenzy. more!

Future ‘Doctor Who’ Christmas Specials Could Be Even More Special for Potter Fans

New information regarding the popular Doctor Who Christmas specials could mean big things for those who love both Harry Potter and Doctor Who. From David Bradley guest starring as the First Doctor in this year’s upcoming special to a Harry Potter–Doctor Who mash-up that never came to pass, we’re really hoping these are more than just rumors. Show More Summary

Harry Potter Trio’s Latest Stage & Screen Appearances

Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint are well known for their role as the Golden Trio in the Harry Potter movies, but they’ve been busy in other roles of late, and are being recognised for their work in various ways! Emma Watson has just finished up on Beauty and the Beast, and she’s making a comeback more!

Warwick David Celebrates a Life-Long Love for ‘Star Wars’–and Exciting News!

Long before Warwick Davis joined the Harry Potter series as Professor Flitwick and the goblin Griphook, he had a magical connection with the Star Wars universe. It began in 1977 when he fell in love with Star Wars: A New Hope, little knowing that Star Wars would, only a few years later, kick off his professional career more!

Alison Sudol’s Magical Connection to Art and Nature

Before Alison Sudol became known for portraying Queenie Goldstein in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, she was already well established in the performing arts, putting out music under the name A Fine Frenzy. Her songs have long highlighted her close personal connection to the natural world, so it seems fitting that she not more!

James and Oliver Phelps Tease New Project–Will They Make the Move to Television?!

James and Oliver Phelps have always been fan favorites at conventions, bringing the cheeky wit and affable demeanors that made them so endearing as the Weasley twins to the stage time after time.  Their visit to MegaCon in Florida last June was no exception, and they threw out some exciting news while there, hinting at a potential more!

Wizarding World’s New ‘Expecto Patronum’ Night Show!

Tonight, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Japan unveiled their brand new Expecto Patronum Night Show, the biggest show by far in the park. Over 200 fans attended the preview performances, joined by special guest and huge Harry Potter fan Saori Yoshida, who commented on the show, “All the experiences in the more!

A Birthday Shout Out to David Tennant!

Who are we celebrating today?! The Doctor, that’s who. David Tennant turns 46, and we’re duly impressed by how much he’s already accomplished in his acting career, racking up three decades of steady work in theater, television, and film. Tennant is best known to Potter fans as the sly and squirrelly Barty Crouch Jr., a more!

If Bach had composed the ‘Harry Potter’ Soundtrack

Admit it: You always wondered what the Harry Potter theme music would sound like as a fugue.  So did composer Alexander Wollheim.  Luckily for the rest of us, he was bored on a long flight and used the time to rework various Harry Potter motifs into a fugue. Wollheim posted a video of Hedwig’s Fugue (kidding—that’ more!

Happy Birthday, David Bradley!

Today the Harry Potter fandom celebrates David Bradley’s 75th year! Portraying the character of Argus Filch across eight films was by no means glamorous, but Bradley did it with aplomb, embracing every unlikeable quality and somehow managing to make him more empathetic than he might otherwise have been. So we can’t celebrate the man without also more!

On Stage With Maggie Smith, Dan Radcliffe, and Imelda Staunton

Leaky rounded up some bits of news on stage veterans Maggie Smith, Dan Radcliffe, and Imelda Staunton this week. Smith appeared at the BFI and Radio Times Television Festival and discussed her work on the popular series, Downton Abbey, as well as the prospects for a reunion film. Smith also joined Radcliffe at the more!

‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Transfigures London Theater

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child cast a spell over audiences and critics alike from the moment it debuted on the London stage, taking fans both old and new back into the wizarding world of JK Rowling’s invention. Through the production of Sonia Friedman, the set design of Christine Jones, the sound magic of Gareth Fry, more!

From the Maestro’s Imagination to the English Language: Some Wizarding Words are Bound for the Dictionary

How many Potter fans, die-hard or not, haven’t wondered how in the wizarding world J.K. Rowling has single-handedly come up with an entirely new language? From creatures to classes and spells to sweets, her “Fantastic” imagination has translated into literary genius. The publishing houses of the Potter canon, Bloomsbury and Scholastic, even have glossaries more!

PotterCast at LeakyCon 2017

LeakyCon 2017 is shaping up to be a Potter-filled long weekend full of great events, guests and surprises in store for visitors! PotterCast – the official podcast of The Leaky Cauldron helmed by Melissa, John, Frak and Zack – have just been confirmed as attending the convention. Even more excitingly, PotterCast will record a live more!

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