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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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..

Stalinist stories: The Soviet Man of Steel's fictional forays (Column: Bookends)

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   11:20 am
There are just a handful of statesmen who have greatly influenced the course of the 20th century -- for good or bad. But can we categorise leaders on this moral standard -- for the most evil may have done some good, or vice versa. We could try the more tangible measure of success and failure, but how much importance should be given to the means they used? How about their literary presence? View More..

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..