• The 'Star Wars' franchise is now more successful than 'Harry Potter'
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    Hanna Flint

    The 'Star Wars' franchise is now more successful than 'Harry Potter'

    The sci-fi series has surpassed the magical film franchise but is still not the most successful franchise ever.

  • JK Rowling has defended Johnny Depp's casting in Fantastic Beasts. Is it time we moved on?
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    The Guardian

    JK Rowling has defended Johnny Depp's casting in Fantastic Beasts. Is it time we moved on?

    Cat Person by Kristen Roupenian was published in the New Yorker and I heard so many people arguing about it I briefly felt like a member of the Dickensian public in the heady days of The Pickwick Papers. Last week JK Rowling issued a statement defending the casting of Johnny Depp in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts. Rowling, who is clearly A Good Thing, has spoken out frequently in defence of women.

  • JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting
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    Sam Ashurst

    JK Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting

    Harry Potter author breaks her silence...

  • Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2
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    Ben Bussey

    Wands at the ready: first teaser image and release date for Fantastic Beasts 2

    The second film in JK Rowling and David Yates' Harry Potter prequel series due to arrive 16 November 2018.

  • Harry Potter prequel, hand-written by JK Rowling, stolen in burglary
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    Ben Bussey

    Harry Potter prequel, hand-written by JK Rowling, stolen in burglary

    Short story written on two sides of A5 card was sold at auction for £25,000 in 2008.

  • Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller on how Harry Potter helped him cope with bullying
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    Ben Skipper

    Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller on how Harry Potter helped him cope with bullying

    Not many members of the cast of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ grew up with JK Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter’ series, but Ezra Miller did. “It was a bit of a sad time in my life but you do what you have to do to get through times that are hard, and to have a resource like these stories, that remind you of what’s good in the world and in yourself.

  • JK Rowling Visits Fantastic Beasts Set In New Behind The Scenes Video
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    Tom Butler

    JK Rowling Visits Fantastic Beasts Set In New Behind The Scenes Video

    A new video from behind the scenes of ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ has been released by Pottermore, the online hub for all things ‘Harry Potter’ and JK Rowling’s Wizarding World. Watch the full video here. “It’s incredibly exciting,” says director David Yates, “We’re working directly with JK [Rowling].

  • Harry Potter: We've All Been Pronouncing Voldemort Wrong
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    ben-arnold

    Harry Potter: We've All Been Pronouncing Voldemort Wrong

    JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.