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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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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..

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them': Visually magnificent, but not so magical (IANS Review, Rating: ***1/2)

    Updated On : Nov 18,2016   7:06 pm
Film: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"; Director: David Yates; Cast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Samantha Morton, Jon Voight, Carmen Ejogo and Colin Farrell; Rating: ***1/2 View More..

David Yates to direct all five 'Fantastic Beasts' films

    Updated On : Nov 13,2016   2:16 am
Los Angeles, Nov 13 (IANS) Filmmaker David Yates is on board to direct the remaining "Fantastic Beasts" films as author J.K. Rowling, who has penned "Fantastic Beasts" screenplay, plans to pen them. View More..

Eddie Redmayne finds passion attractive

    Updated On : Nov 12,2016   2:40 am
London, Nov 12 (IANS) Actor Eddie Redmayne, who will soon be seen in the film "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them", says passion makes people attractive. View More..

Dumbledore to appear in 'Fantastic Beasts...' sequel

    Updated On : Nov 09,2016   2:26 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 9 (IANS) The popular character Professor Albus Dumbledore from the "Harry Potter" series will appear in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" sequel. View More..

Johnny Depp cast in 'Fantastic Beasts' sequel

    Updated On : Nov 02,2016   1:48 pm
Los Angeles, Nov 2 (IANS) Actor Johnny Depp will star in the sequel to upcoming "Harry Potter" spinoff "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". View More..

Vibrant, diverse nature and its surprising connections with humanity (Book Review)

    Updated On : Oct 31,2016   11:24 am
Title: Natural Histories - 25 Extraordinary Species that Have Changed Our World; Authors: Brett Westwood & Stephen Moss; Publisher: John Murray/Hachette India; Pages: 448; Price: Rs 599 View More..

Colin Farrell has never read 'Harry Potter' books

    Updated On : Oct 24,2016   8:00 am
Los Angeles, Oct 24 (IANS) Actor Colin Farrell never read the "Harry Potter" books before starring in "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them". View More..

Bengal celebrates Mahanavami with community feasts

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   8:34 pm
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Reflecting the festival spirit of sharing and bonding, people from all walks of life including celebrities relished community feasts at marquees and visited friends and relatives on Monday celebrating Mahanavami -- the fourth day of Durga Puja in West Bengal. View More..

Averting twilight of the gods and other chores of a Boston teenager (Book Review)

    Updated On : Oct 10,2016   10:06 am
Title: Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor; Author: Rick Riordan; Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House; Pages: 512; Price: Rs 599 View More..

Daniel Radcliffe 'trying' to pen film

    Updated On : Oct 01,2016   3:42 am
Los Angeles, Oct 1 (IANS) "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe says he is "trying" to write a film, which he feels will be the most expensive one made till now. View More..

How to test if you make the cut for Oxbridge (Book Review)

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   11:34 am
Title: So, You Think You're Clever?; Author: John Farndon; Publisher: Icon Books Ltd; Pages: 289; Price: Rs 525 View More..

Some things better left untouched: Radcliffe on reprising Harry

    Updated On : Sep 15,2016   1:26 am
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Would Daniel Radcliffe ever reprise the character of Harry Potter? Maybe not, as the actor from the famous "Harry Potter" film franchise feels "some things are better left untouched". View More..

Jim Broadbent joins 'Game of Thrones' team

    Updated On : Sep 01,2016   3:38 pm
Los Angeles, Sep 1 (IANS) Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent has joined the fantasy world of "Game of Thrones". He will be seen in the upcoming seventh season of the TV series. View More..