J.K. Rowling


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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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  James Potter and the Lost Wand (Short) (based on character by) (filming)
 2017-2020 C.B. Strike (TV Series) (novel - 8 episodes)
- Lethal White: Part 1 (2020) ... (as Robert Galbraith) / (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
- Career of Evil: Part 2 (2018) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
- Career of Evil: Part 1 (2018) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
- The Silkworm: Part 2 (2017) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
- The Silkworm: Part 1 (2017) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
  Robin's Comedy Show (TV Series) (characters: Voldemort, Bellatrix & Death Eaters - 1 episode, 2019) (created by: The Dursleys, Private Drive Nr. 4 - 1 episode, 2016) (characters - 1 episode, 2016)
- Escaping Hell's Wrath (2019) ... (characters: Voldemort, Bellatrix & Death Eaters - uncredited)
- Numbers and bombs (2016) ... (created by: The Dursleys, Private Drive Nr. 4 - uncredited)
- A new beginning at Hogwarts (2016) ... (characters - uncredited)
 2019 Dark Lord Dumbledore (TV Series) (characters - 1 episode)
- Chapter 1 (2019) ... (characters)
 2018 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (based upon characters created by) / (written by)
 2018 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 2018 Voldemort: Origins of the Heir (Video) (novels)
 2016 Severus Snape and the Marauders (Short) (based on character by)
 2015 The Casual Vacancy (TV Mini-Series) (novel - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (novel)
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... (novel)
 2014 The Tale of the Three Brothers (Short) (original story)
 2013 The Greater Good (Short) (based on a story by)
 2011 Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2011 The Battle of Hogwarts (TV Series) (characters and story - 5 episodes)
- Chapter 5: Closure (2011) ... (characters and story)
- Chapter 4: Memorial (2011) ... (characters and story)
- Chapter 3: Regret (2011) ... (characters and story)
- Chapter 2: Mysteries (2011) ... (characters and story)
- Chapter 1: Artifacts (2011) ... (characters and story)
 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 (TV Movie) (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 (TV Movie) (characters - uncredited)
 2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2005 Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve (TV Short) (novel)
 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 Lego Creator: Harry Potter (Video Game) (novel)
 2001/I Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Video Game) (characters and universe)
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Other Works:

Book "Quidditch Through the Ages" (as Kennilworthy Whisp) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 85 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Official Sites:

JK Rowling Official Site

Alternate Names:

Robert Galbraith | J K Rowling | JK Rowling | Newt Scamander | Kennilworthy Whisp

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

I love: Harry, Hermione, Ron, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Ginny, Fred, George and Lupin. I love writing (though would not necessarily want to meet) Snape. My favourite new character is Luna Lovegood. See more »

Trivia:

Mother Anne died of multiple sclerosis before ever having had the opportunity to enjoy the monumental success of daughter Joanne's Harry Potter novels and movies. In honor of her memory and the circumstances of her death, Joanne contributed £10m to the "Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic" at Edinburgh University, Scotland. See more »

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Jo See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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