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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)

TV-14 | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 18 July 2011
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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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Paul A. Kaufman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Poppy Montgomery ... Joanne K. Rowling
Emily Holmes ... Diane Rowling
Antonio Cupo ... Jorge Arantes
Janet Kidder ... Anne Rowling
Madison Desjarlais Madison Desjarlais ... Joanne Rowling at 17
Andy Maton Andy Maton ... Christopher Little
Aislyn Watson ... Joanne Rowling at 8
Marie West ... Aine
Lisa Norton ... Jill
Paul McGillion ... Pete Rowling
Sarah Desjardins ... Diane Rowling (13-15)
Christine Chatelain ... Bryony
Wesley MacInnes ... Sean Harris
Patti Allan ... Mrs. Morgan
Greigh Laschuk Greigh Laschuk ... Dr. Neil Murray
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An inspiring look at JK Rowling's rise to become one of the most influential writers-from her humble beginnings as an imaginative young girl and awkward teenager to the loss of her mother and the genesis of the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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Biography | Drama

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Goofs

When Joanne is taking Jessica for walk in Edinburgh they pass by a bookshop called "Munro's Books" where a lady is fixing books in the front window. Later on, Harry Potter's book will be displayed in that same bookshop. However there's no such a bookshop in Edinburgh, as Munro's Books is located in Canada. According to the own JK Rowling, she first saw her book in a bookshop in Princes Street in Edinburgh (most likely the British chain Waterstone's). See more »

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JK Rowling: What do you think, will you ever see Harry Potter in there? Not bloody likely.
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Something Very Wrong
Written by Richard Cummins
Performed by Richard Cummins
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Cultural Shame
28 September 2016 | by abrantex-1See all my reviews

Besides it looking cheap, all the scenes in Portugal are terrible. There is not even one Portuguese actor. Either they have an Italian or Spanish accent. Sometimes they even use these languages, which I find outrageous. There are a lot of brilliant Portuguese actors they could have chosen. Besides the language, there is Spanish music in the scenes, and Brazilian Portuguese signs in the street, and even there they couldn't get the words/grammar right.

If they wanted to depict a country or culture, they should have at least do some research and have someone advising on what is right or wrong.

I wonder what JK thinks of this movie. Shameful, really.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

18 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Biography of J.K. Rowling See more »

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