JK Rowling writing her first children’s book since the Deathly Hallows in 2007

JK Rowling writing her first children’s book since the Deathly Hallows in 2007

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has revealed she is already writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3. The Harry Potter creator revealed her latest plans during a Q&A on her official website. Rowling said: “I’ve just finished the fourth Galbraith novel, Lethal White, and I’m now writing the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts 3. After that I’ll be writing another book for children. I’ve been playing with the (non-Harry Potter/wizarding world) story for about six years, so…

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JK Rowling defends decision to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts

JK Rowling defends decision to cast Johnny Depp in Fantastic Beasts

Edinburgh author JK Rowling says she’s “genuinely happy” to have Johnny Depp cast in the Fantastic Beasts franchise, despite the controversy that’s surrounded the actor’s casting. The Harry Potter creator admitted recasting the role had been “naturally considered” after Depp was accused of domestic abuse by ex-wife Amber Heard – claims which he has strenuously denied. But the 52-year-old author added that she’s now “comfortable” for him to stay as Gellert Grindelwald. Rowling has penned the screenplays for the spin-off films, the second of which…

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JK Rowling’s mystery novels to be adapted for TV

JK Rowling’s mystery novels to be adapted for TV

Harry Potter creator JK Rowling’s mystery novels are set to be adapted for TV. The Edinburgh author’s Cormoran Strike series are being brought to the small screen by HBO and the BBC, according to reports. The two broadcasters previously joined forces to adapt Rowling’s 2012 novel, The Casual Vacancy, last year. Rowling’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, the first novel in the Cormoran Strike series, was published under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith in 2013. The author has…

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Watch the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Watch the first full trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

The first full trailer for the forthcoming Harry Potter spin-off film Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them has been unveiled – and you can watch it right here. Edinburgh author JK Rowling has penned the script for the film, which  is set around 70 years before the Harry Potter saga begins and focuses on magizoologist Newt Scamander, who’s travelling the globe to discover some truly magical creatures. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them hits cinemas on November 18….

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Daniel Radcliffe: I don’t want to play Harry Potter again

Daniel Radcliffe: I don’t want to play Harry Potter again

British actor Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he does not want to play the role of Harry Potter again “at this point”. There has been rumours that he could reprise his most famous role in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. But the 27-year-old has ruled this out, telling the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show that “maybe if 30 years had passed I would be thinking differently”, adding: “I could play his dad or something.” Radcliffe first played Edinburgh…

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JK Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter series

JK Rowling confirms end of Harry Potter series

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has announced that there will be no more Harry Potter stories. The creator of the hugely successful series made her announcement at the premiere of two-part West End stage play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child at London’s Palace Theatre this weekend. When asked if fans could look forward to more stories following the play, 51-year-old answered “No, no.”. Set 19 years after Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows, The Cursed Child…

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JK Rowling defends Donald Trump’s right to be ‘offensive and bigoted’

JK Rowling defends Donald Trump’s right to be ‘offensive and bigoted’

Edinburgh author JK Rowling last night received the 2016 PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award – and then warned against barring Donald Trump from the UK in defence of free speech. The Harry Potter author received the award for her work that “opposes oppression in any form” and “champions the best of humanity”. Rowling attended PEN America’s annual Literary Gala to collect her award from actress Sarah Jessica Parker at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. She called PEN’s campaigns in defence of imprisoned writers around the…

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JK Rowling sorry for killing Harry Potter fan favourite Remus Lupin

JK Rowling sorry for killing Harry Potter fan favourite Remus Lupin

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has revealed she didn’t plan to kill Remus Lupin in the Harry Potter series – and has said sorry to fans for doing so. On the 18th anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts, the 50-year-old writer tweeted her apologies for killing off the former Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. “Once again, it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so, as promised, I shall apologise for a death,” she began. “This year:…

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JK Rowling shares rejection letters to ‘inspire’ budding authors

JK Rowling shares rejection letters to ‘inspire’ budding authors

Edinburgh author JK Rowling has posted two rejection letters she received from publishers whilst working under the pseudonym of Robert Galbraith – to encourage other aspiring writers. The Harry Potter creator has published three books of the Cormoran Strike series under her Galbraith moniker – 2013’s The Cuckoo’s Calling, 2014’s The Silkworm and 2015’s Career of Evil. Rowling’s pseudonym is intended as a nod to late US politician Robert Kennedy, while the surname refers to a…

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JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts will be trilogy

JK Rowling confirms Fantastic Beasts will be trilogy

JK Rowling has revealed that her Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will form part of a trilogy of movies The Edinburgh author divulged the information on Twitter while responding to rumours that Harry Potter stage play, Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, would also be turned into a movie. Rowling said that the stage play will remain off the big screen – but that fans can expect a lot more from the Fantastic…

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