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J.K. Rowling Donates Signed Books for Young Fan's Fundraiser, Money to Centre of Hope

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 13, 2011, 05:03 PM

Two reports have surfaced online recently regarding generous donations Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made to various charities.

The first comes from The Daily Record in Scotland which reported that Ms. Rowling donated 50,000GBP ($81,400) to help victims ofContinued...


J.K. Rowling "Actively Considering" Plans for E-Book Release of Harry Potter Series

Posted by: Rosi
April 04, 2011, 10:52 AM

The Scotsman is today reporting a quote from J.K. Rowling's agent, which says that the Harry Potter author is "now actively considering plans for e-book versions" of the Harry Potter books.

The article speculates that the e-book rights that would need to be purchasedContinued...

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J. K. Rowling Tweets Again; Pen and Paper Remain Priority

Posted by: Edward
February 24, 2011, 01:26 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has once again taken to her Twitter account to share the news that writing is still her top priority, but has not given any further indication on what exactly that might be.  Jo tweets:

This is the real me, but you won't be hearing from me often I'm afraid,Continued...

Filmmaker Interviews

Stuart Craig Talks Potter Films; Work Aesthetic, Choices; and More in New Interview

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 11:58 PM

Harry Potter film production designer Stuart Craig is the subject of a new, hour-long interview with ArtInsights Magazine. The interview with the three time Oscar nominee accompanies the release of exclusive Harry Potter related concept artwork by artist JamesContinued...

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Reports: Unauthorized Film About Life of J. K. Rowling to Start Production in March

Posted by: Edward
February 18, 2011, 10:18 AM

Reports have been making their way online regarding a "unauthorized made-for-TV biography" of the life of Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling beginning production next month.  The Times Colonist is reporting that the film, titled "Strange Magic," is set to be shot in Victoria,Continued...

Film Awards

Video and Image Roundup: J.K. Rowling, Stephen Fry, Harry Potter Cast at the 2011 BAFTA Orange Film Awards (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
February 14, 2011, 11:37 PM

Many videos from the 2011 BAFTA Orange Film Awards, which took place last night in London, can now be found in our video galleries, including the following videos:

Film Awards

Harry Potter Cast and Author at BAFTA Film Awards; J.K. Rowling "Writing Hard" (Updated)

Posted by: Rosi
February 13, 2011, 02:04 PM

The BBC have a couple of new interviews up with the Harry Potter cast from the BAFTA Film Awards which are taking place in London's Royal Opera House this evening. You can find a short interview with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) from the red carpet here and an interviewContinued...

Heyman Interviews

David Heyman: BAFTA Award "Unexpected and a Treat"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 10, 2011, 01:18 PM

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman has given a video interview to the BBC just days before he and author J.K. Rowling are due to be presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.

The organizers for the BAFTA Film Awards announced last week that the "Harry Potter" film franchiseContinued...

Film Awards

"Harry Potter" Films to Receive Honorary BAFTA Award

Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 03, 2011, 05:52 AM

Organizers for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Awards announced this morning that the "Harry Potter" film franchise will receive the award for "Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema."

Author J.K. Rowling and producer David Heyman will be presented with the award duringContinued...

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It's for a good cause - Leakypedia Page of the Day

Posted by: John
January 13, 2011, 04:23 AM

The Lumos organization, featured in the previous post about the London Marathon, is a children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling. Some of you may not have been familiar with this charity or its connection to Jo. In fact, J.K. Rowling is involved with several charity causes, and the Leakypedia hasContinued...


Kylie Peterson and Marshall Griffin Selected to Run for Lumos in 2011 London Marathon

Posted by: Rosi
January 12, 2011, 04:18 PM

We let you know at the end of October that Lumos, the children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling, was looking for committed fundraisers to take one of its two Gold Bond places in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. Leaky reader Kylie Peterson emailed in to let usContinued...

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Copyright Lawsuit Against J. K. Rowling, Bloomsbury Dismissed by Judge

Posted by: Edward
January 06, 2011, 10:10 PM

A lawsuit against Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling and the book's UK publisher, Bloomsbury, by the estate of the late Adrian Jacobs has been dismissed by the judge, a statement from US Potter publisher Scholastic reveals.  The statement reads:
Scholastic is extremelyContinued...

JKR Interviews

Video and Quotes from an Early Interview with J.K. Rowling: "Very Happy with Book Two"

Posted by: Rosi
January 04, 2011, 08:16 PM

Leaky reader Miriam has brought our attention to a very early interview with J.K. Rowling seemingly conducted in 1998 in Edinburgh's "The Elephant House" café. In the interview, the Harry Potter author talks to STV about why she thinks the first book is popular, agent Christopher Little's now famous words of warningContinued...

JKR Interviews

Video: 1999 "60 Minutes Overtime" Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: Rosi
November 11, 2010, 11:06 PM

In a remarkable act of time travel, CBS News' "60 Minutes Overtime" has posted a video interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling conducted by Lesley Stahl in 1999. The interview took place in Edinburgh before Daniel Radcliffe had even been cast as Harry Potter. Rowling explains her writing process, setsContinued...


Children's Charity Lumos Calls for 2011 Virgin London Marathon Runners

Posted by: Rosi
October 27, 2010, 07:09 PM

Lumos, the children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling, has put out a call for committed fundraisers who would like to take one of two Gold Bond places in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon. The charity passed along a press release about participation in the Marathon, which says:Continued...

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