Harry Potter Biography

Harry Potter is the name of a series of fantasy novels by British writer J. K. Rowling; six of seven planned books have been published to date. They depict a society of witches and wizards, the main character being a young wizard named Harry Potter.

The Harry Potter books have attained a profile unparalleled by any other series of children's books, with worldwide sales exceeding 300 million copies. Harry Potter has been portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe in all the Harry Potter films to date. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born July 23, 1989), from Fulham, London, is an English actor.

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Pattinson chose 'Harry Potter' role over university

    Updated On : Nov 17,2017   1:36 am
London, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he missed out on going to university to take on the role of student wizard Cedric Diggory in the 2005 movie "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire". View More..

Rare first editions, signed books to be auctioned online

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   5:36 pm
Mumbai, Nov 14 (IANS) Here's good news for bibliophiles as a book auction brings together some rare first edition books. View More..

Of technology, poetry, life and magic (IANS Books This Weekend)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   11:20 am
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Learn the syntax and grammar of the HTML computer language; see how the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love come out in a few short lines; know how to conquer difficulties in life from a boy paralysed from the shoulder down; and go into a fast-paced plot and imaginative world that has a fresh new take on magic. View More..

Andrew Lincoln wants to be in 'Star Wars'

    Updated On : Oct 24,2017   4:16 am
London, Oct 24 (IANS) Actor Andrew Lincoln, who is currently working on the horror show "The Walking Dead", says if he wasn't starring in the show he would like nothing more than getting his hands on a lightsaber in the sci-fi franchise "Star Wars". View More..

Weak dieting intentions to constant phone-gazing: The psychological basis (Book Review)

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   11:42 am
Title: What Would Freud Do?; Author: Sarah Tomley; Publisher: Cassell Illustrated/Hachette UK; Pages: 193; Price: Rs 499 View More..

Unwritten futures: Some fictional characters who deserve more outings (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Oct 08,2017   12:00 pm
"And they happily lived ever after" is usually an ending found -- or desired -- in fairy tales. But further adventures are always possible for the protagonists, with the journey continuing after both achievements or disappointments, as new challenges arise. This seems to explain why some of the most famous literary characters go on for quite long. Do others too? View More..

Inclusion of my book in DU syllabus validates my work: Chetan Bhagat (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   1:54 pm
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Author-film producer Chetan Bhagat, who has faced social media trolls over his stories and writing, says the fact that his book "Five Point Someone" will be a part of the English literature syllabus at the undergraduate level in Delhi University (DU) validates his work. View More..

Suki Waterhouse uses beauty as a 'tool'

    Updated On : Sep 23,2017   3:42 am
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Model Suki Waterhouse finds make-up as a great tool because it is so diverse in what it can do for a person. View More..

Wasn't conscious decision to stay away from films: Darsheel Safary

    Updated On : Sep 13,2017   1:20 pm
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Actor Darsheel Safary, of "Taare Zameen Par" fame, was last seen on the big screen in the 2012 film "Midnight's Children". Now 20 years old, he says it wasn't a conscious decision to take a break from films. View More..

Darsheel chosen as face of Harry Potter fest

    Updated On : Sep 07,2017   1:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 7 (IANS) "Taare Zameen Par" actor Darsheel Safary has been roped in as the face of &pictures's "The Harry Potter Film Series" festival. View More..

Culture minister visits Delhi Book Fair, launches book

    Updated On : Sep 01,2017   10:26 pm
New Delhi, Sep 1 (AINS) The ongoing 23rd Delhi Book Fair at Pragati Maidan, turned host for a number of events on Friday, including Culture and Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma visiting it fair to unveil a book titled "Ru NUTS" by author Shubha Singh. View More..

Emma Watson beats Beyonce to become most inspiring celebrity

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   1:50 pm
London, Aug 28 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson has been named the celebrity who most inspires and influences teenagers, in a new poll. View More..

Of Oxford and protests elsewhere in Britain (Travelogue)

    Updated On : Aug 28,2017   12:16 pm
Oxford/London, Aug 28 (IANS) Malala, Mexico, murder mystery, MI5, movies, music, milk of various kinds, hurrying mothers pushing buggies and herding toddlers -- that's Oxfordshire in Merry Ol' England for you this summer. View More..

Terry Pratchett's terrific heroines - a short overview (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Aug 27,2017   11:46 am
Trawling the uproarious TV tropes site, I happened to come to "Big Damn Heroes" -- about characters coming to save the damsel in distress in a big, awesome manner. Interest in it earned me a look of intense disapproval from a feministic colleague sitting in close proximity, despite explaining to her that these were now likely to comprise Action Girls, substantially or wholly. View More..

'The Dark Tower': Not worth the time or effort (Review)

    Updated On : Aug 25,2017   1:56 pm
Film: "The Dark Tower"; Director: Nikolaj Arcel; Cast: Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Taylor; Rating: ** View More..

Roles are hard for me to get: Robert Pattinson

    Updated On : Aug 20,2017   5:22 am
Los Angeles, Aug 20 (IANS) Actor Robert Pattinson says he is not as big as Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood, and it is difficult for him to get roles. View More..

'Harry Potter' star Robert Hardy dead at 91

    Updated On : Aug 04,2017   1:12 pm
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Actor Robert Hardy, known for his role in the "Harry Potter" movie franchise, has died. He was 91. View More..

A maverick and intense man and actor: Peter O'Toole's life and films (August 2 is Peter O'Toole's 85th birth anniversary)

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   7:04 pm
His impressive height, his smooth, deep voice and bright but haunting blue eyes made him well-suited to play larger than life but unconventional characters. And Peter O'Toole did go on to deliver over the top portrayals, ranging from impulsive English monarchs to reckless film directors, though always remaining known for his first starring role -- as a maverick British Army officer leading an Arab revolt in the desert. View More..

J.K. Rowling apologizes for falsely accusing Trump

    Updated On : Aug 01,2017   12:32 pm
London, Aug 1 (IANS) Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has apologized for a series of tweets that falsely accused US President Donald Trump of refusing to shake the hand of a boy in a wheelchair during an event last week. View More..

'Jagga Jasoos': Unbelievable... And not in a good way

    Updated On : Jul 15,2017   12:03 am
Film: "Jagga Jasoos"; Director: Anurag Basu; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswat Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla, Rating:** (2 stars) View More..