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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 2022 Return of the Dark (based on a character by) (pre-production)
 2022 Hogwarts Legacy (Video Game) (characters and universe) (post-production)
 2022 Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (based on characters created by) / (based upon a screenplay by) (post-production)
 2017-2022 C.B. Strike (TV Series) (novel - 15 episodes)
- Troubled Blood: Part 4 (2022) ... (novel)
- Troubled Blood: Part 3 (2022) ... (novel)
- Troubled Blood: Part 2 (2022) ... (novel)
- Troubled Blood: Part 1 (2022) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
- Lethal White: Part 4 (2020) ... (novel - as Robert Galbraith)
 2020-2021 Lego Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (TV Mini Series) (novel - 13 episodes)
- The Potions Master (2021) ... (novel)
- Nicholas Flamel (2021) ... (novel)
- The Sorting Hat (2021) ... (novel)
- The Mirror of Erised (2021) ... (novel)
- Quidditch (2021) ... (novel)
 2021 Lego Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (TV Mini Series) (novel - 2021)
  Dark Lord Dumbledore (TV Series) (created by - 1 episode, 2021) (characters created by - 1 episode, 2021) (based on the works of - 1 episode, 2020) (characters - 1 episode, 2019)
- Chapter 3 (2021) ... (creator)
- Chapter 1 - April Fools Edition (2021) ... (characters created by)
- Chapter 2 (2020) ... (based on the works of)
- Chapter 1 (2019) ... (characters)
  Harry Potter and the School of Hell (TV Series) (creator - 2 episodes, 2016) (creator: characters - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (characters created by - 1 episode, 2021)
- Parvati's Advice (2021) ... (characters created by)
- Prologue (re-upload) (2016) ... (creator - uncredited)
- Chapter 3: Is Harry Being Watched? (2016) ... (creator)
 2021 FilmToons Logic (TV Series) (based on the characters created by - 1 episode)
- Harry Potter Logic (2021) ... (based on the characters created by - uncredited)
 2020 Nude Muse Reading (TV Series documentary) (book - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.1 (2020) ... (book)
- Episode #1.2 (2020) ... (book)
 2020 James Potter and the Heir of the Sword (Short) (based on a character by)
 2020 La maledizione dei Potter (Short) (original story)
 2019 Neville Longbottom and the Black Witch (Short) (novels)
  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 James Potter and the Lost Wand (Short) (based on character by)
 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 (Video 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 Movie) (novel)
 2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2004/I Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2003 Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2002/I Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001/I Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Video Game) (characters and universe)
 2001 Lego Creator: Harry Potter (Video Game) (novel)
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Other Works:

Novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 85 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)

Spouse:

Neil Murray  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Rowling-Arantes, Jessica Isabel | See more »

Parents:

Rowling, Peter | Rowling, Anne

Relatives:

Rowling, Diana (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

I had an American journalist say to me, "Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?" I was tempted to say, "On teabags, I used to save them." See more »

Trivia:

Claims her first audience for the "Harry Potter" novels was her daughter, to whom she would read parts of the story that she wrote as a bedtime story. See more »

Nickname:

Jo See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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