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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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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..

'Jagga Jasoos': Weak narrative dampens stunning visuals (IANS Review, Rating: **1/2)

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   4:24 pm
Film: "Jagga Jasoos"; Director: Anurag Basu; Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saswata Chatterjee, Saurabh Shukla; Rating: **1/2 View More..

Lost or distorted messages: A literary malady (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Jul 09,2017   11:56 am
The human capacity for perverse contrariness or, at best, a different perspective, is quite immense. And suffering most from it are writers, who must not only hope their work appeals to the public but also that their message gets understood. But responses to popular works of authors spanning Shakespeare to J.K. Rowling prove the latter may to be too much to wish for. View More..

Trump takes jibe at TV host, gets slammed

    Updated On : Jun 30,2017   3:34 pm
New York, June 30 (IANS) US President Donald Trump's spiteful Twitter remarks on a female news anchor's looks have come under serious attack from different quarters and also from his own Republican colleagues. View More..

J.K. Rowling trolls Trump with Lincoln quote

    Updated On : Jun 30,2017   12:38 pm
Washington, June 30 (IANS) Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling trolled Donald Trump with a tweet that mocked the US President with a quote by one of his predecessors, the media reported. View More..

Special 'house' editions to mark 20 years of Harry Potter

    Updated On : Jun 26,2017   6:50 pm
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) It has been 20 years since boy wizard Harry Potter first entered the lives of us "muggles" (those without magical powers), with "The Philosopher's Stone". To mark the the anniversary, publisher Bloomsbury India has come up with a special "house" edition. View More..

Britain maps out country's magic sites to promote tourism

    Updated On : Jun 25,2017   4:50 pm
London, June 25 (IANS) Britain's tourism office has announced the release of an interactive map to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book on Monday. View More..

There are two different Harry Potters, reveals Rowling

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   4:16 am
London, June 24 (IANS) Author JK Rowling has revealed there were two different Harry Potters in the "Harry Potter" franchise. View More..

'Harry Potter' actor Sam Beazley dead at 101

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   1:18 pm
London, June 17 (IANS) Actor Sam Beazley, who starred in "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", has died at the age of 101. View More..

SRK, Salman, Akshay among world's highest-paid celebrities

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   1:00 pm
Mumbai, June 13 (IANS) Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar are in Forbes magazines "Worlds Highest-Paid Celebrities" list, led by rapper P. Diddy, also known as Sean Combs. View More..

An Incredible Indian Wonderland - and its astonishing origin (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Jun 04,2017   11:26 am
It began as a literary hoax in 19th century Lucknow but this massive triumph of Indian imagination went on to have greater cultural impact -- even beyond the subcontinent -- than envisaged by its creators. Possibly the first modern magical fantasy (introducing articles later used by Harry Potter and friends), it also showed how spin-offs can be created and stretched out -- as many TV viewers have learnt. View More..

Red, strange and dangerous: Mars' mysteries explained (Book Review)

    Updated On : May 31,2017   11:18 am
Title: 4th Rock from the Sun - The Story of Mars; Author: Nicky Jenner; Publisher: Bloomsbury Sigma; Pages: 272; Price: Rs 599 View More..

Unconventional but alluring 'heroes': Byron's kin down the ages (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : May 21,2017   10:34 am
In human affairs, things exist before they are formally named and continue to thrive even when people don't know or forget the name. Take this type of literary character, who continues to hold a strange fascination for us -- the "hero" (or rather, the anti-hero or even villain) who is passionate but flawed, charismatic but behaves outrageously, holds unshakeable beliefs while internally-conflicted and seems to nurse dark secrets. View More..

Miriam Margolyes done with 'Harry Potter'

    Updated On : May 16,2017   6:56 am
London, May 16 (IANS) Actor Miriam Margolye says the "Harry Potter" franchise is over for her and she has no interest in seeing the stage adaptation of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" or its spin-off. View More..

Harry Potter prequel stolen in burglary

    Updated On : May 12,2017   3:04 pm
London, May 12 (IANS) A Harry Potter prequel handwritten on a postcard by author J.K. Rowling has been stolen in a burglary in Birmingham, England, the media reported on Friday. View More..

Hello India: Justin Bieber sends fans into tizzy in Mumbai

    Updated On : May 10,2017   11:52 pm
Navi Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) Grammy Award winning Canadian singer Justin Bieber performed to a stadium full of his fans, who were excited, emotional and euphoric as the "Baby" singer took the stage in India for the first time on Wednesday night. View More..