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"Harry Potter" fans - prepare to have your world completely shattered.
In a recent interview with the British magazine Wonderland, for which actress Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) served as a guest editor, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling made shocking new revelations about Hermione and Ron Weasley's relationship in the popular book and film series.
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Fans of the "Harry Potter" franchise will get to a more in-depth look at the boy wizard's life before Hogwarts in a new stage play.
J.K. Rowling announced on her website on Friday, Dec. 20, that she is working with theater producers Sonia Friedman and Colin Callender on a play in the United Kingdom which will be based on the previously untold story of the early years of Harry's life as an orphan.
J.K. Rowling is working to bring her magic back to the box office.
Warner Bros. announced on Thursday, Sept. 12, that Rowling will write the screenplay for "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them." The project marks Rowling's screenwriting debut. The film will be the first in a new series and it is based on Harry Potter's Hogwarts textbook of the same name. The movie will focus on the book's fictitious author Newt Scamander.
J.K. Rowling says she has not read "Fifty Shades of Grey," the infamous erotic novel that last month broke a sales record to outsell all seven of the British author's popular and family-friendly "Harry Potter" books.
The writer, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is currently promoting a new project - her own first adult novel, called "The Casual Vacancy."
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has revealed new details about her first book for an adult audience, including the title, "The Casual Vacancy."
The novel also received a release date, according to the Little, Brown Book Group's website, "The Casual Vacancy" will be released in hard cover, ebook, unabridged audio download and on CD on Thursday, September 27, 2012.
Jamie Waylett, who played bully Vincent Crabbe in the "Harry Potter" movies, has been sentenced to two years in jail for taking part in a London riot and drinking from a Champagne bottle a looter had stolen from a supermarket.
The violence took place in August 2011 in various cities in the United Kingdom and led to more than 3,000 arrests. Youths looted shops, set buildings and cars on fire and hurled stones at police. The unrest, the worst seen in the area in about 10 years, occurred following a peaceful protest about a police shooting of a suspected gang member and amid rising frustration about unemployment.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling signed a new book deal to write her first novel for an adult audience, Little, Brown publishing announced on Thursday.
The title, release date and details about the publication have not been revealed.
"Although I've enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world," Rowling, 46, said in a statement released by Little, Brown.
J.K. Rowling says that when she was writing her "Harry Potter" books, she "seriously" considered killing off one of the main characters, Ron Weasley.
He is the red-headed best friend of main star Harry Potter and was played by Rupert Grint in the films based on the hit series. The movies have earned more than $7 billion worldwide and the final installment, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," was released in July.
After ten years, Rupert Grint is known to most movie audiences as the "Harry Potter" character Ron Weasley.
With the final film "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" breaking box office records, the actor reflected in a recent interview provided by Warner Bros. Pictures on what it was like to grow up playing a character through the eight films.
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Daniel Radcliffe knows that 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1' was a bit on the slow side for some disappointed fans."Part 1 is comparatively kind of like a slow burning drama," the actor said in an interview provided by Warner Bros. Pictures. "(Part 2) is an all-out action film with moments of intense emotional drama. "