ONE in five Brits think JK Rowling should be KNIGHTED, according to a study. The Harry Potter author, who is set to release four new eBooks next month giving fans a chance to read more about the ‘wizarding world’, topped the poll. A further one in six Brits would like to see Stephen Fry pick up the title, while Joanna Lumley was another popular choice. Other stars Brits would love to see take the honour include Paul O’Grady, David Walliams and Dawn French. The research was commissioned by TV channel HISTORY, to launch series two of historical fiction drama Knightfall, starting Tuesday 2nd July at 9pm. A spokesperson said: “Many Brits believe a knighthood is the ultimate honour, and it’s no surprise to see national treasures like Stephen Fry and JK Rowling at the top of our list. “They’ve both contributed enormously to society, and appear to be hardworking and decent people, which the public values greatly. “However, the British public … [Read more...] about Brits want Harry Potter author JK Rowling to be knighted
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It's exciting news for wannabe wizards as there are brand new Harry Potter stories heading our way. But it's not quite what you think. The mastermind author behind the popular book series, J.K Rowling, is releasing a new set of eBooks at the end of June described as four new 'shorts'. Two of the books will be released on to Pottermore, the author's immersive online world for everything to do with the books and films, on June 27 with the others to 'follow soon after'. The 'bitsize reads' are each themed around Hogwarts lessons - Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Herbology, Divination, Astronomy and Care of Magical Creatures - and 'will take you back in time once again to learn about the traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the Harry Potter stories'. Avid readers of the series will be treated to the four online reads titled: Harry Potter: A Journey Through Charms and Defence Against the Dark Arts, Harry Potter: A Journey Through Potions and … [Read more...] about J.K Rowling to release new Harry Potter stories
DANIEL Radcliffe is most known for playing a wizard in the ever-so-popular Harry Potter series. But just how old was the actor when he took on that role, what’s his net worth and did he really make an appearance in The Simpsons? Find out below… How old was Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter? Daniel was just 11 years old when he joined co-stars Rupert Grint (Ronald Weasley) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Due to the popularity of the first film, filming continued all the way until 2011 when the series concluded with the two-part Deathly Hallows movies. By that time, Radcliffe had turned 21, which means that he played the role of Harry Potter for a whopping 10 years in eight different movies that are part of the franchise. What’s his net worth? It’s claimed that Daniel Radcliffe has a staggering net worth which currently stands at an impressive £87 million. This sum is largely from the success of the Harry Potter … [Read more...] about How old was Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter, what’s his net worth and when was he in The Simpsons?
EXCITING news for Wizarding World fans! Due to popular demand, Harry Potter: The Exhibition has returned to Spain from April 13, offering fans another chance to see some of the iconic sets and props from the Harry Potter films.The exhibition is being hosted in the Museu de Les Ciències at the stunning Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències complex in Valencia, for a limited time only.It is its 20th stop on its worldwide tour and the exhibition’s second sojourn in Spain, having visited Madrid in 2017. Over five million people have seen the exhibition as it has made its way around the world since its premiere in Chicago in 2009.Over 460,000 people saw the exhibit in Madrid, and organisers anticipate the Valencia location will be just as popular.Robin Stapley, Vice President Design and Creative at GES Events, which created the 1,500-square-metre experiential exhibition, said: “We are excited that the twentieth tour stop of Harry Potter: The Exhibition will be in the … [Read more...] about HARRY POTTER: The Exhibition opens in Spain’s Valencia
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?