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J.K. Rowling


Joanne Rowling was born in Yate, near Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley ("Harry Potter"'s Muggle-family). Her father Peter Rowling was an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol at this time. Her mother, Anne, was half-French and half-Scottish. They met on a train as it left King's Cross Station in London. Her sister Diana is about 2 ... See full bio »
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 2014 The Tale of the Three Brothers (Short) (original story)
 2014 The Casual Vacancy (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
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 2011 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows")
 2010 A Very Potter Sequel (characters - uncredited)
 2010 Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (Short) (creator)
 2010 Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2009 A Very Potter Musical (characters - uncredited)
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2003 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Lego Creator: Harry Potter (Video Game) (novel)
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Novel "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" See more »

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5 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 83 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

JK Rowling | Newt Scamander | Kennilworthy Whisp

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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[Discussing her daughter, Jessica]: Kids at her school will sidle up to me and say, "Does Jessica know what happens in book 4? Does Jessica know the title of book 4?" And I keep saying, "No! There is no point kidnapping her, taking her around back of the bike shed, and torturing her for information." See more »

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In 2003 unauthorized Chinese-language "sequels" to the "Harry Potter" series appeared for sale in the People's Republic of China. These poorly-written books, by Chinese ghost writers, contain characters from the works of other authors, including Gandalf from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" and the title character from L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". Rowling's lawyers successfully took ... See more »

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Star Sign:

Leo

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