€15m shades of green: Author James sees profits soar Independent.ie Irish moviegoers and RTÉ last year added to the wealth of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James as pre-tax profits soared by 91pc to €15m at her company. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/15m-shades-of-green-author-james-sees-profits-soar-38242736.html https://www.independent.ie/incoming/article38242673.ece/77119/AUTOCROP/h342/tmp_2a2KAE_957855ff655b2c8.jpg Email Irish moviegoers and RTÉ last year added to the wealth of 'Fifty Shades of Grey' author EL James as pre-tax profits soared by 91pc to €15m at her company. Figures from Nielsen Bookscan show sales of the erotic book series have generated more than €4m in sales here since 2011 and the movie spin-offs and TV showings ensure James continues to rake in millions. New figures lodged with Companies House in the UK show her firm, Fifty Shades Ltd, recorded the massive surge in profits to £13.55m (€15m) for the … [Read more...] about €15m shades of green: Author James sees profits soar
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He and his Fifty Shades co-star were accused of having “the chemistry of two mannequins”. Another reviewer said: “Whips, chains and nipple clips are nothing compared to the torture of watching this movie.” But Jamie Dornan was prepared for brutal reviews – and almost turned down the role of Christian Grey because he pre-empted the critical savaging. Admitting he “hesitated” before taking the part that has reportedly earned him £4.5million, he says: “You [have] this incredible opportunity that is going to have a big impact on your life and change many things, mostly financially, but you know it’s going to get panned.” He tells Jay Rayner’s Out To Lunch podcast, available now: “We knew that because the books were adored by so many... but panned by many, it was probably going to be the same thing for the movies.” Jamie, 36, who also reveals he met Game of Thrones producers but lost out on a part, says he … [Read more...] about Fifty Shades star Jamie Dornan admits he nearly rejected role because of critics
If you’ve ever tried to book tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child or queued to get into the Potter bookshop in King’s Cross, you’ll know that the hype around Harry Potter shows no sign of slowing down. As the woman behind a magical empire, J.K. Rowling has become fabulously wealthy over the years as her books have flown off shelves, been adapted into blockbuster films and a stage play, and inspired some truly jaw-dropping merchandise sales. In 2003, Rowling made headlines when she was declared “richer than the Queen” and the following year was one of the youngest people on Forbes’ Rich List with a net worth of £1 billion. But recently J.K Rowling's billionaire status has been in contention - but for a very good reason. Forbes revealed in 2012 that J.K Rowling had dropped off their billionaire list, thanks to her “estimated $150 million in charitable giving” made a major impact on … [Read more...] about J K Rowling net worth: Is the Harry Potter author a billionaire? What does she spend all her money on?