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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Not great to be brown or black in some parts of US: Indian-origin actor Karan Soni (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : May 19,2018   12:14 pm
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Karan Soni finds the Apu controversy "cool". The "Deadpool" actor of Indian origin says it is a great time for people of colour in Hollywood, but he cannot say the same for the entire US, especially under Donald Trump's presidency. View More..

Glenda Jackson rejected Judi Dench's Bond role

    Updated On : May 19,2018   4:16 am
London, May 19 (IANS) Veteran actress Glenda Jackson says she turned down the role actress Judi Dench essayed in the 'Bond' franchise. View More..

Britain becomes land of self-made millionaires

    Updated On : May 13,2018   6:14 pm
London, May 13 (IANS) Britain's self-made billionaires and millionaires make up more than 90 per cent of the country's 2018 rich list that was published on Sunday, with two Indian-origin brothers ranking second. View More..

What we owe to literature: A global odyssey across the centuries (Book Review)

    Updated On : May 11,2018   11:56 am
Title: The Written World - How Literature Shaped History; Author: Martin Puchner; Publisher: Granta Books; Pages: 433; Price: Rs 699 View More..

Emma Watson backs Kathua rape victim's lawyer

    Updated On : May 04,2018   3:24 pm
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson on Friday tweeted in support of Indian lawyer Deepika Singh Rajwat, who is fighting the case of a minor girl whose rape and murder in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir sent shockwaves globally. View More..

'Harry Potter' animator sees hope for homegrown comic books, animation in India

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   1:48 pm
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) After working on the "World War Z" and the "Harry Potter" series as well as with the legendary Stan Lee, Indian comic artist and animator Roy Soumyadipta is set to launch his own comic book series, which he hopes to turn into a motion comic and then finally into an animated movie or TV entertainer. View More..

I don't forget how hard it was to get work: Actor Domhnall Gleeson

    Updated On : Apr 04,2018   12:18 pm
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Domhnall Gleeson has worked on films like "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", "The Revenant", "Star Wars" and "Mother!" -- and forthcoming film "Peter Rabbit". But the Irish actor says there was a time when he faced trouble finding work, and his hardship makes him realise how lucky he is. View More..

Anything for a laugh: Literary pranksters and their exploits (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Apr 01,2018   11:20 am
Among the many paradoxes of the human condition is that, despite time itself playing tricks on us, a large part of the world dedicates a special day for pranks -- say, April Fools' Day, the favoured choice across the West as well as India and Lebanon, among others. This "custom" may have its reasons, among which is our fascination with a cultural archetype called the Trickster. View More..

'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' trailer released

    Updated On : Mar 14,2018   1:30 pm
Los Angeles, March 14 (IANS) The trailer to the sequel of "Fantastic Beasts" is a treat for "Harry Potter" fans. View More..

Watson donates 1 mn pounds for victims of sexual harassment

    Updated On : Feb 18,2018   7:56 pm
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson donated a million pounds to a new fund that aims to provide support for those affected by sexual harassment. View More..

'Harry Potter' director to make 'Five Nights at Freddy's'

    Updated On : Feb 13,2018   1:44 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Chris Columbus, who helmed the first two "Harry Potter" movies, has signed on to write, direct and produce the big screen adaptation of Scott Cawthon's popular video game "Five Nights at Freddy's". View More..

Gary Oldman's ex-wife on her 'darkest hours' with him

    Updated On : Feb 04,2018   5:48 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 4 (IANS) A former wife of Gary Oldman, a frontrunner for the Best Actor Oscar this year for "Darkest Hour", has opened up about the darkest moments of her four-year marriage with him. She wants him to take responsibility for the physical and emotional abuse she went through. View More..

Sexism, patriarchy very much exists in Indian film industry: Filmmaker Mira Nair (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Jan 25,2018   12:20 pm
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Mira Nair, who successfully took societal films like "Salam Bombay" and "Monsoon Wedding" to international audiences, feels the Indian film industry is "very much sexist" in its treatment of women. View More..

Radcliffe breaks silence on Depp casting controversy

    Updated On : Jan 13,2018   6:28 pm
Los Angeles, Jan 13 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe has broken his silence on the controversy surrounding the casting of actor Johnny Depp in "Fantastic Beasts" movies. View More..

'Black Hogwarts' goes viral, wins Rowling's love

    Updated On : Jan 13,2018   12:28 pm
Beijing, Jan 13 (IANS) The word "BlackHogwats" has become a trendy hashtag on Twitter with people imagining all characters in Harry Potter series to be black. The author, J.K. Rowling, is "loving them". View More..

House editions of Harry Potter series to be out soon

    Updated On : Jan 11,2018   4:02 pm
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) To mark 20 years of the first edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Bloomsbury is going to publish House Editions -- Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin of the book. View More..

Emma Watson flaunts choppy fringe

    Updated On : Jan 08,2018   6:56 am
Los Angeles, Jan 8 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson showed off choppy fringe and new darker hairdo at a red carpet event here. View More..

Bibliophiles throng World Book Fair, comic books, fables sees demand

    Updated On : Jan 07,2018   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) Bibliophiles of the national capital utilised the sunny Sunday afternoon to head for the ongoing World Book Fair in large numbers. View More..

Freud's threefold personality division and its literary manifestations (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Jan 07,2018   11:08 am
Personality cannot be entirely predictable but its basic pathways can be somewhat mapped. It, however, comes into its own when it meets a contrasting outlook(s), and these have to combine or clash -- more so in literature. Anything with more than one principal character works on the interplay of differing personality types -- ranging from two to five. The optimum is three -- reflecting the famous Viennese psychologists conjecture of personality. View More..

Branagh wants to be villain in next James Bond film

    Updated On : Dec 28,2017   1:36 pm
London, Dec 28 (IANS) Actor Kenneth Branagh says he would love to play the villain in the next James Bond movie. View More..