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Video: JK Rowling Arrives at Royal Opera House, Will Read Beedle the Bard, Possible New Portrait for British Vogue

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
April 02, 2009, 07:17 AM

Update:  The BBC is reporting this event at the Royal Opera House has now concluded,with JKR indeed treating the guests to a reading from Beedle the Bard. Dancers also performed a selection from their production of Giselle. You can read more here. Also the video of JKR arriving at the Opera house is here in our galleries.

As a follow to what we first reported below last night, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has now arrived at the Royal Opera House in London, England. According to this video report from the BBC, you can see Jo and US First Lady Michelle Obama arriving at the event, where the article notes that JKR will be reading excerpts from her recently released The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Early photos are also here in our galleries, courtesy of Reuters/AP.

Update 2: British Vogue is now reporting that they were invited to record the event today at the Royal Opera House, and "to create a series of exclusive portraits for the magazine." Acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino took the pictures,and we will update should there be a new portrait of JKR included in the magazine.


Thanks for the first BBC link Wendy!

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37 Comments

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Ahhh, to be JKR for a day!

Posted by PhoenixFlight [ITC!] on April 03, 2009, 05:04 PM report to moderator
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Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it’s a cute article about the dinner:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20-summit/5095227/G20-summit-Barack-Obama-is-a-fan-of-Harry-Potter.html

“The President made a beeline for Miss Rowling, at the end of the Downing Street G20 dinner, and told her that he had read all her books himself and to his children Sasha and Malia.

Miss Rowling then received a second presidential seal of approval for the boy wizard from Russia’s President Medvedev and his wife Svetlana, who not only admitted to having read the Harry Potter books but also asked for her autograph…"

Posted by PurlgurlPotter [*SQUEE!*] on April 03, 2009, 07:04 PM report to moderator
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Here is some random dialogue based on Tales of Beedle the Bard, with Albus and Aberforth, thought i would share it

albus: i want the tale of the three brothers!

aberforth: i want grumble the grubby goat!

albus: you had that last night, ab, it’s my turn tonight!

aberforth: we’re always hearing about the stupid three brothers, i want the grubby goat!

albus: what is it with you and goats anyway?

kendra: we will have both stories… arianna, dear, don’t eat the sheets

Posted by Sgt Pepper on April 03, 2009, 08:12 PM report to moderator
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hmmm yes, excellent video BTW

Posted by Sgt Pepper on April 04, 2009, 05:45 AM report to moderator
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i would definitely buy that if jo was in it. that would be cool.

Posted by bec majec *roar* on April 04, 2009, 07:43 AM report to moderator
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Squee!

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 07, 2009, 12:57 PM report to moderator
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ok cool :)

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Posted by NoeLover42 on April 09, 2009, 04:05 AM report to moderator
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