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J. K. Rowling Included Among Telegraph's 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2008, 01:46 AM

The Telegraph has a new feature online this evening, listing the 100 Most Powerful People in British Culture. The paper selected this list of individuals based on their contribution and influence of the arts in Britain, noting this list ‘shows the depth of talent and level of commitment to the arts in this country and reflects its importance in our national life.’ Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling was placed at number fourteen on the list. The newspaper says this of Jo, and of her influence of the arts in Britain:

14) J.K. Rowling, 42, author. Harry Potter brought her fame and fortune, and she in turn has given a break to the British film industry, by insisting the films of her books be shot in Britain with an all-British cast. Has said: ‘I never wanted [fame] and I never expected it and certainly didn’t work for it, and I see it as something that I have to get through, really.’

The list contains many others who the newspaper feels have made great contributions, including Stephen Fry, who narrates the UK editions of the Harry Potter audio books, and Helena Bonham Carter, who portrays the character of Bellatrix Lestrange in the Harry Potter films. Mr. Fry was ranked at number 44, while Miss Carter was placed in the 99th spot.

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