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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 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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This movie has not been endorsed, supported or even verified by J.K. Rowling. See more »

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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Carol of the Bells
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Music by Mykola Dmytrovych Leontovych (as Mykola Leontovych) and lyrics by Peter Wilhousky (as Peter J. Milhousky)
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This is a truly terrible movie.
14 March 2017 | by kkleebandSee all my reviews

This is an awful movie. Truly badly done. The accents are horrific and the scenery is stock shots. Getty images probably made a fortune off this one. The terminology is all wrong. The moment I saw the actual scenery I knew it was filmed in BC. You would think that Canadian actors could pull off a credible British accent. Poppy Montgomery shocks me as she is an Aussie. Surely she could at least fake a British accent. This was SUCH a disappointment. I'll bet J.K. Rowling cringed when this is brought up. No wonder its UNauthorized. Phew, what a stinker.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Biography of J.K. Rowling See more »

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