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Michael Gambon to Star in "The Casual Vacancy" Mini-Series

Posted by: Mel
June 06, 2014, 08:48 PM

Harry Potter film alum Michael Gambon will be portraying Howard Mollison in the BBC adaptation of J. K. Rowling's novel, "The Casual Vacancy." Simon McBurney, who voiced Kreacher in "Deathly Hallows" will also be starring in the mini-series:

Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling are reunited once again!Continued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Draco Malfoy!

Posted by: Mel
June 05, 2014, 08:45 PM

June 5th marks the birthday of Draco Malfoy! Please join Leaky in wishing a happy birthday to our favorite Slytherin student.


More Released about Entertainment in Universal's Diagon Alley

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 09:52 PM

Universal Orlando Theme Parks has released more information about entertainment experiences that will be hosted at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley. Two shows will be exclusively featured in the park. The first is a puppeteer performance of two stories from the TalesContinued...

PoA Film

Ten Year Anniversary of the Premiere of "Prisoner of Azkaban"

Posted by: Mel
June 04, 2014, 08:55 PM

Today marks the ten year anniversary of the day "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was released in theatres in the US. It marked the first change in directors - from Chris Columbus to Alfonso Cuaron - and was also the first Harry Potter film to be shown in IMAX, as well as theContinued...


Quidditch World Cup '14 Quarter Finals: Brazil vs. Wales

Posted by: Mel
June 04, 2014, 08:42 PM

The quarter finals of the 2014 Quidditch World Cup have begun! Head over to the Daily Prophet section of Pottermore to see who advanced in the Brazil versus Wales match.


J.K. Rowling tweets about release of "The Silkworm", Plus Exclusive Excerpt

Posted by: Catherine
June 04, 2014, 04:56 PM

As reported previously, Robert Galbraith, J.K. Rowling's "very, very close author friend", is releasing The Silkworm on June 19. The Silkworm is the second crime novel in Galbraith/Rowling's Cormoron Strike mystery series. With the approach of the release date, J.K. RowlingContinued...

Fan Events

Announcing the Leaky Sweepstakes to Preview Universal Diagon Alley!

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2014, 06:11 PM

Can't wait to get to Diagon Alley this summer? Neither can we. And now we are happy to announce that Universal is sending a winner from the Leaky Cauldron and three of his or her friends to Universal Orlando Resort to check it out early. Entry is free and easy and all the info isContinued...


Alfonso Cuaron Has No Plans to Direct "Fantastic Beasts"

Posted by: Mel
May 25, 2014, 08:43 PM

Unfortunately, rumors that Alfonso Cuaron would direct "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" turned out to be just that. The "Prisoner of Azkaban" director was recently interviewed about his upcoming projects and said that he currently has "no plans of any kind":

"It was a very beautifulContinued...


Quidditch World Cup '14: Wales vs. Germany

Posted by: Mel
May 22, 2014, 08:40 PM

The results of the final game of the first round of the Quidditch World Cup are now available to read on Pottermore. Find out whether Wales or Germany won here.


Quidditch World Cup '14: Japan vs. Poland

Posted by: Mel
May 21, 2014, 08:38 PM

The results of the Japan versus Poland match are now available to read on Pottermore. Find out who won by reading Ginny Potter's article on the match here.


Quidditch World Cup '14: Bulgaria vs. New Zealand

Posted by: Mel
May 20, 2014, 08:43 PM

Ginny Potter's report on the Bulgaria versus New Zealand match is now available to read on Pottermore. Find out how Viktor Krum, who came out of retirement to play in the World Cup, performed in the game here.


Alfonso Cuaron May Direct "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"

Posted by: Mel
May 19, 2014, 08:50 PM

Alfonso Cuaron, who directed "Prisoner of Azkaban" is reportedly in "deep in talks" to direct the first movie of the planned "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" trilogy:

There’s nothing official yet, but fans of the film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban may have aContinued...


Quidditch World Cup '14: Liechtenstein vs. Chad

Posted by: Mel
May 19, 2014, 08:43 PM

The results are in for the Liechtenstein versus Chad match in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. Read about the longest game in the tournament so far here.


Video: The Shops of Diagon Alley and a Closer Look at Escape from Gringotts Attraction

Posted by: Mel
May 17, 2014, 08:46 PM

USA Today got a close up look at the shops of Diagon Alley and the Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts attraction yesterday. Thierry Coup, the senior vice president of Universal Creative, was on hand to explain the details and creative process behind theContinued...


Quidditch World Cup '14 Update on Pottermore: Liechtenstein vs. Chad, Round One

Posted by: Mel
May 17, 2014, 08:39 PM

Pottermore has been updated with Ginny Potter's report on the first day of the match between Liechtenstein and Chad. Read all about the game, which has gone on for eleven hours thus far, here.

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