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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Harry Melling flaunts weight loss

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   3:16 am
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Harry Melling, best known for playing chubby Dudley Dursley in Harry Potter films, recently showed off weight loss at a movie premiere. View More..

Would love pep talk with Michelle Obama, says Emma Watson

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   1:30 pm
Los Angeles, Feb 18 (IANS) Actress Emma Watson says former US First Lady Michelle Obama would be her dream house guest for a pep talk. View More..

World's first transgender doll to be unveiled

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   6:32 am
New York, Feb 18 (IANS) The worlds first transgender doll is being unveiled at the New York toy fair this weekend, modelled on the US teenager and LGBTQ campaigner Jazz Jennings. View More..

Bafta winner John Hurt dies at 77

    Updated On : Jan 28,2017   9:44 am
London, Jan 28 (IANS) John Hurt, the widely-admired Bafta-winning English actor who's known for his roles in "Alien", "The Elephant Man" and "Harry Potter" died aged 77, a media report said. View More..

'Trump's victory no disruption, but system's attempt to preserve itself'

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:16 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, deemed the biggest disruption among a string of similar unprecedented, unexpected developments, is actually a "mild correction" by the system in an attempt to preserve itself, contends Lebanese-American scholar of unpredictability and randomness Nasim Nicholas Taleb. View More..

World Book Fair ends on high note

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The 44th World Book Fair ended here on a high note on Sunday as thousands of bookworms thronged to grab their favourite books in best deals. View More..

'La La Land' dominates BAFTA film nominations

    Updated On : Jan 10,2017   4:26 pm
London, Jan 10 (IANS) After a golden run of winning seven honours at the 74th Golden Globe Awards in the US, "La La Land" has received the maximum nominations for the British Academy Film Awards with 11 nods. View More..

Bookworms throng World Book Fair, children's book sees demand

    Updated On : Jan 08,2017   8:44 pm
New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) From Jeff Kinneys Wimpy Kid series to Amar Chitra Katha, the second day of the ongoing World Book Fair saw huge demand for childrens' books from tiny book-worms who thronged the venue in large numbers. View More..

Adios! The best and brightest who departed this year (2016 in Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 29,2016   1:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 29 (IANS) Human beings are mortal and know it but still can't avoid grief over deaths, especially when the person concerned seemed likely to go on for ever, had discovered a solution to some mystery of the human condition or something beneficial, or otherwise ensconced themselves in our hearts. And 2016 had no lack of occasions to mourn. View More..

Literature: Unexpected winners, contested sequels, failed appeals (2016 In Retrospect)

    Updated On : Dec 27,2016   1:48 pm
New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) It was a tumultuous, even controversial, time for literature in 2016 with mixed reactions to the unexpected recipients of its most prestigious prizes, the latest installment of a popular series and appeals of a host of top British and American authors ahead of major political developments in their respective countries. View More..

Delhi emerges as most well-read city this year

    Updated On : Dec 22,2016   6:58 pm
Bengaluru, Dec 22 (IANS) The national capital has emerged as the most well-read city in India for the fourth consecutive year with Bengaluru and Mumbai taking the second and third spot, respectively, says a survey conducted by Amazon India. View More..

Daniel Radcliffe loves to shock people by smoking

    Updated On : Dec 18,2016   2:40 am
Los Angeles, Dec 18 (IANS) Actor Daniel Radcliffe likes to shock people by asking them for cigarette lighters because most people don't expect the "Harry Potter" star to smoke. View More..

'Harry Potter' star Matthew Lewis engaged

    Updated On : Dec 11,2016   5:06 am
Los Angeles, Dec 11 (IANS) Actor Matthew Lewis, known for playing the hapless yet lovable character Neville Longbottom in the "Harry Potter" film franchise, has got engaged to his girlfriend whom he has been dating for ten months. View More..

British humour is wittier than American: Elijah Wood

    Updated On : Dec 03,2016   2:14 pm
Los Angeles, Dec 3 (IANS) Hollywood actor Elijah Wood has shared that there is "more wit" to the British sense of humour than American comedy. View More..

Tilda Swinton slams 'Harry Potter' movies

    Updated On : Dec 01,2016   12:36 pm
London, Dec 1 (IANS) Actress Tilda Swinton dislikes the "Harry Potter" films. View More..

Ralph Fiennes possessive over Voldemort

    Updated On : Nov 26,2016   2:26 pm
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Actor Ralph Fiennes doesn't want anyone else to essay the role of Lord Voldemort from "Harry Potter" franchise. View More..

Santa Claus fantasy may damage parent-child bond

    Updated On : Nov 24,2016   6:14 pm
London, Nov 24 (IANS) With the onset of Christmas season, millions of parents will lie to their children about the existence of Santa Claus or Christmas Father. A new study has suggested that this lie may damage their bond. View More..

Rowling's screenplay reveals what the movie fails to (Book Review)

    Updated On : Nov 23,2016   10:40 am
Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; Author: J.K. Rowling; Publisher: Hachette (in collaboration with Little, Brown Book Group); Pages: 293; Price: Rs 699 View More..

J.K. Rowling, 'Fantastic Beasts...' team defend Depp's casting

    Updated On : Nov 22,2016   2:42 am
Los Angeles, Nov 22 (IANS) With actor Johnny Depp portraying Gellert Grindelwald in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", a lot of fans slammed the movie makers and author J.K. Rowling. However, Rowling has assured fans that Depp was the right choice for the role. View More..

'Fantastic Beasts...' : The only thing fantastic is Eddie Redmayne (Review)

    Updated On : Nov 20,2016   4:42 pm
Film: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; Director: David Yates; Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Dan Fogler, Collin Farrell, Johnny Depp; Rating: ** View More..