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Harry Potter (book series 1997 - 2007, film series 2001 - 2011)

The Harry Potter series is a fantasy book and film series, based on the titular character studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Both the book and film series have gone on to become the highest grossing series' in their respective mediums. It focuses on Potter's quest to stop the Dark Lord Voldermort from taking over the wizarding world and wiping out all of those that cannot use magic. The original concept for the series was thought up by writer J. K. Rowling while delayed for four hours on a train ride in 1990. Due to the popularity of the novels and film series, J. K. Rowling now has a net worth of 1 billion USD.

While the book series consisted of seven book, the film series contained eight movies. This is because, as the general public had become so connected to the world of the films, the final movie was split into two part - one wound down the world of the films, and the other provided the final climax of the series. The films are known for, amongst other things, their cast of some of the most famous British actors, as part of J. K. Rowling's contract that the films would only contain British actors for British parts. As well as launching the careers of Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson, the films contained Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese, Robbie Coltrane, Warwick Davis, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Richard Griffiths, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith, David Thewlis and Emma Thompson, among many others.
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J.K. Rowling Shares Dolores Umbridge's Background In New Harry Potter Story

2nd November 2014 -

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Harry Potter fans were in for a treat on Friday (31st October) when J.K. Rowling posted a new story on Pottermore.com detailing the background of the series' most disliked character, Dolores Umbridge.J.K. Rowling at the...

J.K. Rowling To Bring Dolores Umbridge Out Of Retirement For Halloween Pottermore Special

27th October 2014 -

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In case you needed another reason to look forward to Halloween, here’s a cool thing: J. K. Rowling has promised Potterheads a brand new story about the boy – well, the man, at this point...

J.K. Rowling Denies That She's Finished Writing A Romance Novel

24th October 2014 -

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The internet has been ablaze in recent weeks about J. K. Rowling’s future writing projects, but she took to social media on Thursday to clear the air about her finishing a romance novel.J. K. Rowling...

Best Decision Ever: Hagrid J. K. Rowling Is Building Hagrid's Hut In Her Back Yard

19th October 2014 -

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It’s probably pretty cool to be J. K. Rowling overall, but the best part has got to be the replica Hogwarts in your (her) back garden. Now, the Harry Potter author is expanding with a...

Warner Bros. Announces 10 DC movies, 3 JK Rowling Films And 3 Lego Movies

16th October 2014 -

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There was big superhero movie news today as Warner Bros. unveiled plans for extending the franchises of established favourites such as The Lego Movie and the Harry Potter universe. Also, up until 2020, DC Comics...

Wait, Is JK Rowling Working On A New Harry Potter Novel?

8th October 2014 -

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JK Rowling has sent the Harry Potter world into a spin after posting a series of cryptic messages on Twitter, alluding to new projects and a mystery novel. Rowling is a regular Twitter user but...

JK Rowling Hits Back at Twitter Troll Over Gay Dumbledore

8th September 2014 -

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JK Rowling has offered a blunt, curt response to a Twitter user who tweeted his unhappiness about Harry Potter character Albus Dumbledore being gay. The user @halfelven55ff apparently claimed he "stopped being a fan" once...

Who Is Celestina Warbeck, The Subject Of J.K Rowling's Latest Work?

28th August 2014 -

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Creator of one of the biggest literary and cinematic franchises of all time, JK Rowling, has recently revealed she has written a literary profile of Celestina Warbeck, a somewhat minor character who made several appearances...

David Yates To Direct 'Harry Potter' Spin Off 'Fantastic Beasts'

22nd August 2014 -

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Director David Yates is to reconnect with the world of Harry Potter as news was announced that he is to direct Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to Variety. The project is the...

Daniel Radcliffe Speaks About His Feelings Towards Harry Potter

20th August 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has spoken about his relationship with Harry Potter, the character that propelled him to stardom. The 25 year old spoke at a Q&A session at the Apple Store in London ahead of his...

JK Rowling Releases Short Piece About Minor Harry Potter Character

18th August 2014 -

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Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has penned a short story about one of the series’ very minor characters. Celestina Warbeck, who is referenced as “the singing sorceress” when her name is fleetingly mentioned throughout the...

Dave Legeno, Harry Potter Actor, Found Dead in California's Death Valley

12th July 2014 -

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Dave Legeno, the British actor who played Fenrir Greyback in three Harry Potter movies, has been found dead in a remote part of California's Death Valley. The mixed martial arts fighter was found by hikers...

5 Reasons Why A New Harry Potter Film Is Unlikely

10th July 2014 -

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J.K. Rowling really stirred up the cauldron of excitement when she published a new Harry Potter story on Tuesday (8th July) and caused fans to speculate over whether there would be a new film.J.K. Rowling's...

16 Years After Voldemort's Defeat, J.K. Rowling Reveals What Harry Potter Is Like Aged 34

8th July 2014 -

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J.K. Rowling has released a short 1500 word story on Pottermore detailing the lives of Harry Potter and the rest of the Hogwarts gang 16 years after they defeated Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters....

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' To Be Filmed in The U.K

7th July 2014 -

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Like all 8 Harry Potter movies – the biggest British film franchise of all time – the upcoming spin-off, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, will be filmed in the U.K.JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts...

Fame and Potential Failure Saw Daniel Radcliffe Turn to Alcohol Then Quit

17th June 2014 -

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Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he stopped drinking alcohol in 2010 because “it was not making me as happy as I wanted it to" in the Comments First section in The Mirror.Daniel Radcliffe - The...

Which Character Did Rik Mayall Play in Harry Potter? (Before He Was Cut)

11th June 2014 -

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Rik Mayall - the legendary British comedian who died expectantly aged 56 this week - filmed scenes for Harry Potter & The Philosopher's Stone but was cut from the final version. In an interview that's...

Where Are The 'Harry Potter' Stars Now?

3rd April 2014 -

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News that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is to be made into a film trilogy may be the best thing we’ve ever heard. The Harry Potter spin-off will be written by J.K. Rowling...

The Potter Magic Won't Stop - J.K Rowling Penning Spin-Off Film Trilogy

31st March 2014 -

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It has been announced that J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter spin-off, the 2001 wizard textbook "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", will become a film trilogy as the now-legendary author teams up with Warner Bros....

JK Rowling's Harry Potter Spin-Off To Be Made Into Film Trilogy

31st March 2014 -

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JK Rowling's new Harry Potter spin-off, 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,' will be made into a film trilogy.The book, which was originally published in 2001 (between the fourth and fifth addition), was originally...

Harry Potter Fans Get Quidditch World Cup History Essay, Penned by J.K Rowling

15th March 2014 -

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Even years after the last Harry Potter book was released, fans of the franchise are still living off the scraps that fan fiction and the subsequent movies have provided. J.K Rowling’s latest offering, though, is...

Shrek World? Hunger Games Land? The Rise of Movie Themed Parks

27th February 2014 -

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Who isn’t obscenely excited about the news that DreamWorks Animation is due to team up with the chaps behind the London Eye ferris wheel to create a Shrek themed attraction park on London’s South Bank?...

Turns Out Harry Potter Supports Scottish Rugby, Hates Cricket

24th February 2014 -

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In a new story, JK Rowling has revealed that the wizards in the Harry Potter universe are pretty big on Scottish rugby. Writing on her Pottermore website, Rowling said: "it is considered infra dig for...

Could Terry Gilliam Have Directed Harry Potter?

7th February 2014 -

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Fourteen years ago the question of which director would be responsible for bringing the 'Harry Potter' franchise to the big screen was one of the most debated film topics. Chris Columbus got the job, but...

Vote: Should The Harry Potter Story Have Ended with a Hermione and Harry Marriage?

2nd February 2014 -

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With the Harry Potter books/films all sewn up, J.K Rowling has been indulging in some other projects. Thoughts, though, often wander towards her seminal work, and her decision to see Harry off with Ginny, and...

The Nation's Favourite Children's Book? Why It's Harry Potter, Of Course

26th November 2013 -

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Later Harry Potter novels have darker themes, death and violence, but the earlier books are a veritable play pit of magic, cuddly characters, butterbear and escapism. And that’s why the first in the series, The...

Daniel Radcliffe Positive He Can Put Harry Potter Behind Him And Find Own Success

3rd October 2013 -

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Daniel Radcliffe will forever be associated with Harry Potter, that's a given and something he is more than aware of, but he by no means wants to sit back and rely on his HP fame...

Harry Potter Spinoff Movie Could Be On It's Way, Says Warner Bros. Chiefs

1st October 2013 -

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Did someone say Harry Potter spin-off? Surely that's too good to be true! Well apparently not, because the word on the street is that Warner Bros. are working alongside J.K. Rowling in order to bring...

Exactly How Many Harry Potter Spin Offs Are There Going to Be!?

30th September 2013 -

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We get the idea: when you’ve got one of the highest grossing movies of all time under your control, it would be foolish not to milk it a bit. But with Warner Bros. trademarking yet...

JK Rowling New 'Harry Potter' Film Series Announced By Warner Bros

12th September 2013 -

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J.K Rowling and Warner Bros are extending their successful relationship by announcing a new film series inspired by her Harry Potter franchise that will be based on the Hogwarts textbook 'Fantastic Beasts and Were To...

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Harry Potter is the best trail I have ever heard and seen in all of my life,,,,,Daniel-->u r grate

7 years 10 months ago
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kirti hari

i like harry potter

8 years 5 months ago
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Umida Ibrahimova

Dear J.K.Rowling i am very pleased with your work i think you are a great writer and you have a gerat scence of fantasy. I think that book about Harry Potter is the best book ever i have read. i wish you good luck in your future plans and please do not let none of the characters to die because after death of Sirirus and Dambldour I was crying a lot. You might think that i am stupid because I should understand that it is just a film but i still can't help it. BUt anyway I think the other book will be very good. Dear director and producers I think you are doing a great job. I am very impressed with your work all the staff in films are made very realistic and great I think that you are a star because all that must be very hard to do very hard to plan and very hard to bring alive but you are doing it fantasticly I want to thank you for your work.Dear Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson.Rupert Grit and others. You are a great actors your performance is amazing. You are to young but you are doing very hard and good job. I wish you luck and happy days in your life. Yours SincerelyUmida...

8 years 4 months ago
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harry porter movies are great and superb because of jk rowling. jk rowling written a wonderful story. i love all books of harry porter. i like dan , rupert and emma very much. dan is like my younger brother to me.i write some letters to dan and he reply also. they all are very sweet. i am 19 years old but i think i am a greatest fan of harry porter. i see all parts of harry porter film and i have a collection of dvds of harry porter in my home and its become my routine to harry porter films on every weekend. dont think i am mad all people have their own thought and feeling. sometime i think i am a part of harry porter movie. i am positive thinker so i think i will be a part of at least one films. best of luck dan , rupert , emma and jk rowling for there future.

8 years 2 months ago
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Elizabeth Weasley

Dear Ms.Rowling, I admire your writing spirit and wonderful imagination.Sadly since I live in L.A. I couldn't audition for Lavender Brown's part, but I do wish the girl who got it good luck.

7 years 3 months ago
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I missed the Luna Lovegood audition and was so happy when I found out about this audition for the new film 'The Golden Compass'I sincerely do hope that I will find out more information about this auditona and when it is. Zipporah Bourne

8 years 8 months ago
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HARRY POTTER...,ISN'T JUST A MOVIE...IT'S SOMETHING THAT LEADS SOME TO LEARN...THE FASCUNATING AND BRILLIANT ACCENT OF LANGUAGE THEY HAVE...JUST LIKE ME...IT CAUSED TO LEARN ENGLISH LANGUAGE...NOT JUST A MERE MOVIE OF MAGIC...

9 years 1 week ago
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hey i think ron and hermione will fall in love with each outher in the last book and harry and luna will have kids loveherve

6 years 9 months ago
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Lyra Granger

Harry Potter is the Best movie of all time!! With lots of lessons to learn,, bravery and true meaning of friendship.. plus, really is journey beyond our imagination!!! Daniel Radcliffe Rocks!!!

8 years 6 months ago
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i think that this website needs to give us more articles on the actual actors of the Harry Potter films

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