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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Mythical medicines that I am impatient to try (The Funny Side)

    Updated On : Dec 15,2017   11:14 am
I hate it when I want to sneak out of work early, but invisibility pills have not yet been invented. View More..

Jourdan Dunn thought she was a witch

    Updated On : Dec 14,2017   1:56 am
Los Angeles, Dec 14 (IANS) Model Jourdan Dunn used to think that she was a witch when she was younger, and she used to cast spells from behind a curtain. View More..

J.K. Rowling happy to have Depp in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   1:20 pm
London, Dec 8 (IANS) Author J.K. Rowling, the screenplay writer of the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts" movie, says she is happy to have actor Johnny Depp in the film. View More..

Would like to see more Indian contemporary dancers in UK: Wayne McGregor

    Updated On : Dec 08,2017   12:46 pm
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) British contemporary dance guru Wayne McGregor, who has choreographed for Hollywood films like "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them", "Sing" and "Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire", says that contemporary dance has its own voice and he would like to see more Indian contemporary dancers in his home country. View More..

What's your password, again? (Book Review)

    Updated On : Dec 02,2017   11:02 am
Title: Password; Author: Martin Paul Eve; Publisher: Bloomsbury; Pages: 124 ; Price: Rs 250 View More..

Valued more in fiction: Friendship across literary genres (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Nov 26,2017   11:18 am
It is arguably our most valuable and worthwhile social attribute, but in human nature's paradoxical way, quite undervalued. Friendships can last lifetimes but more frequently are subject to changing status, other interests (or self-interest), other companionship and so on. But the one place we can find it eternal and unalloyed -- apart from Plato's World of Forms up in the sky -- is within a book. View More..

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..