J.K. Rowling
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United Kingdom
2018

Bronte Film and Television

J.K.
Rowling

Writer / Producer

Rowling became one of the most successful writers in history with her blockbuster “Harry Potter” series, which has sold an estimated 450 million copies, inspired a multibillion-dollar film franchise and become an immersive cultural touchstone for millions of “Potterheads.” She continues to mine the property onscreen with a follow-up series that kicked off with 2016’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (and sequels announced all the way to 2024) and onstage, where “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” is breaking records both on Broadway and in London’s West End. 
With Universal Studios theme park attractions and countless merchandising tie-ins, her work has reveled in a staggering success and helped Rowling earn a fortune estimated at close to 
$1 billion.

Career

  • HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE
  • FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)

Education

  • University of Exeter (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike Returns to TV in 'Lethal White'

J.K. Rowling's Cormoran Strike Returns to TV in 'Lethal White'

Strike’s back. Tom Burke will return as private eye Cormoran Strike and Holliday Grainger as Robin Ellacott in “Lethal White,” the latest TV adaptation of the crime thriller novel series written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.The "Lethal White" book has just been published in the U.K.; the television series will run to four parts on the BBC, which aired the previous three adaptations. Those ran on Cinemax and HBO in North America, but the U.S. partner for...

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