J.K. Rowling
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United Kingdom
2019

Bronte Film and Television

J.K.
Rowling

Writer / Producer

Rowling first conjured up Harry Potter while waiting for a delayed train in 1990, and nearly 30 years later that idea has grown into an entertainment juggernaut. In addition to the seven Potter books published between 1997 and 2007 that spawned eight blockbuster movies, there are theme park attractions bringing the character’s wizarding world to life in Orlando, Los Angeles and, most recently, Beijing, as well as the Tony-winning Broadway play “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” which birthed productions in London, Melbourne and San Francisco. There’s also her “Cormoran Strike” crime-fiction novels — published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith — that were adapted into a BBC series, and a third installment of her “Fantastic Beasts” franchise is due November 2021 from Warner Bros.

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
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Women's Impact
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J.K. Rowling Releasing 3 New 'Harry Potter' Books

J.K. Rowling Releasing 3 New 'Harry Potter' Books

Just when we thought the Harry Potter franchise was finally over, Rowling says "J.K."Author J.K. Rowling announced on Pottermore.com Wednesday morning that three new e-books, "Pottermore Presents," will be released on Sep. 6. The petite stories will further explore the infinite world of Harry Potter created by Rowling, and "dig deep into the Harry Potter stories, with titbits taken from Pottermore’s archives and original writing from J.K. Rowling," according to the website.https://twitter.com/pottermore/status/765896061877641216The three stories to be released are titled: "Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable...

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