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


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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... See more »

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Joanne K. Rowling
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Diane Rowling
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Jorge Arantes
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Anne Rowling
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Joanne Rowling at 17
Andy Maton ...
Christopher Little
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Joanne Rowling at 8
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Aine
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Jill
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Pete Rowling
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Diane Rowling (13-15)
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Bryony
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Sean Harris
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Mrs. Morgan
Greigh Laschuk ...
Dr. Neil Murray
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Amnesty International Supervisor
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Case Worker
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Professor Nettleship
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Ian Potter
Gina Stockdale ...
Trolley Lady
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Young Mother
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Manager
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Dark-Haired Mother
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Bookstore Clerk
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Diane Rowling (6)
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Roger
Olivia Wakehams ...
Tough-Looking Girl
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Swarthy Man in Club
Diego Bedoya ...
Tall Policeman
Lee Vincent ...
Postal Clerk
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Receptionist
Beatrice Zeilinger ...
Administrator (as Beatrice Zeilenger)
Lindsay Lomax ...
Agent
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Blue Shirt Agent
Terri Anne Taylor ...
Janet Hogarth (as Teri Ann Taylor)
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Delivery Man
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Jessica Rowling (8)
Graison Foster ...
BBC Reporter
Douglas Abel ...
Chancellor
Gabriel Patrich ...
Register
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Patricia Parkinson
Fortune Aknin ...
Karen Bittinger
Jack Spong ...
Robert Walden
Sophia Bosley ...
Jessica Rowling (4-8 months)
Alanna Babic-Day ...
Jessica Rowling (9-18 months)
Chloe Johnson ...
Jessica Rowling (1.5-3 years)
Emma Dzaman ...
Jessica Rowling (Newborn)
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Postal Troll
Matthew Hughes ...
Young Boy with Scar (as Mathew Hughes)
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Michael Ross Jones (as Sean Kristian Cunningham)
Micha Baum ...
Peter Rowan
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Richard Cummins ...
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Kerri Jesson ...
Bully (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Herself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Stewart Whitworth ...
British Postman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Paul A. Kaufman

Written by

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Jeffrey Berman ... (written by) &
Tony Caballero ... (written by)
 
Sean Smith ... (based on the book by)

Produced by

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Orly Adelson ... executive producer
Christian Bruyère ... line producer
Jean-François Doray ... executive producer
Jonathan Eskenas ... executive producer
Ronald Gilbert ... producer (as R.J. Gilbert)
P. Jayakumar ... executive producer
Paul A. Kaufman ... executive producer
Karine Martin ... executive producer
Louis-Simon Menard ... executive producer (as Louis-Simon Ménard)
Steven Stabler ... executive producer (as Steve Stabler)

Music by

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Jeff Toyne

Cinematography by

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Mathias Herndl

Film Editing by

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Lisa Binkley

Editorial Department

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Achim Kapitza ... colourist
Dan Krieger ... first assistant editor
Ismael Ribeiro ... director of engineering
Alissa Roode ... on-line editor
Nicole Smith ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Jackie Lind

Production Design by

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Paul Joyal

Art Direction by

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Carlos Bolbrugge

Set Decoration by

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Ester Bovard

Costume Design by

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Aieisha Li

Makeup Department

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Caroline Dehner ... key hair stylist
Jennifer Kipps ... key makeup artist
Amanda McGowan ... first assistant makeup
Robert A. Pandini ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Sean Bowers ... post-production supervisor
Christian Bruyère ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Michael Bendner ... additional assistant director: background coordinator
Paul Etherington ... first assistant director
Sarah Patricia Hansen ... trainee assistant director
Paula S. Kyan ... third assistant director
Riley Walsh ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Clem Chen ... painter
Lindsay Dobson ... buyer
Clayton Flagg ... set dresser
Cole Hewlett ... assistant set decorator
Scott McKay ... assistant property master
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie ... paint coordinator/key scenic artist
Kelly McLeod ... set dresser
David Perun ... property master
Daren Luc Sasges ... on-set dresser (as Daren Sasges)

Sound Department

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Tim Archer ... re-recording mixer
Randy Kiss ... re-recording mixer
Scott C. Kolden ... sound effects editor
Shawn Miller ... production sound mixer
Alan Perkins ... dialogue editor

Special Effects by

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Brant McIlroy ... special effects coordinator
John Sampson ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jongjun An ... digital compositor
Mack Benz ... visual effects producer
Youngbin Eun ... lead cg artist
Koustubha Kaloti ... digital compositor
Francois Latremoille ... visual effects supervisor
Bruce Turner ... visual effects supervisor
Rayeon Yeem ... compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Mark Allan ... camera trainee
Richard Choi ... digital imaging technician
Daryl Hartwell ... b camera operator (as Darryl Hartwell)
Steve Katz ... director of photography: UK
Benoît Lamarche ... key grip
Wayne MacConnell ... camera operator: "a" camera
Brad Mear ... best boy grip
Ricardo Nogueira ... director of photography: Porto
Marc Nolet ... first company grip
Jos Oman ... first assistant camera: b camera
Sean Rooney ... gaffer
William F. White ... lighting and grip equipment provider

Casting Department

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April Campbell ... casting associate
Travis Doering ... extras casting
Laurie Pavon Solis ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Miya Brummitt ... assistant costume designer
Barry Peters ... costume set supervisor

Location Management

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Fabiola Arias ... location production assistant (as Aidee Fabiola Arias Servin)
Evan Chan ... location scout
David S. Fullerton ... location manager
Kirk Renard ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Alison Bjorkedal ... harp
David Corman ... guitar
Alex Davis ... music programmer
Aiko Fukushima ... music arranger
Will Holliday ... additional music editor
Amy Lovinger ... violin
Joshua Minyard ... score mixer
Quynne Alana Paxa ... music editor (as Quynne Craddock)
Michael T. Ryan ... music editor
Marcus Sjowall ... music arranger
Chris Tedesco ... trumpet
Seth Woodard ... music programmer

Transportation Department

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Billy McRobbie ... driver: cast
Jim Papadogambros ... unit driver
Jovan Vujatovic ... picture car coordinator

Other crew

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Wendy L. Adjoury ... assistant production coordinator
Rashid Ahmed ... production accountant
Ashley Ayre ... assistant: Ms. Montgomery
Laura Collini ... script supervisor
Fabricio Correa ... script coverage
Peter Cummings ... clearances
Stacey Harris ... production coordinator
Amanda Mason ... assistant to executive
Kelly McKeigan ... set key production assistant
David Sacks ... stock footage provided by
Truman Van Dyke ... insurance: errors and omissions
Felipe Viana ... dialect coach (as Lipe Viana)
Shawn Whitney ... executive story consultant
Tony Alcantar ... dialect coach: on set (uncredited)
Bob Corff ... dialect coach (uncredited)
Quynne Alana Paxa ... additional voice (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • The Biography of J.K. Rowling (United States)
  • J.K. Rowling: La magie des mots (France)
  • Magic Beyond Words - Die zauberhafte Geschichte der J.K. Rowling (Germany)
  • Magia más allá de las palabras (Spain)
  • JK Rowling'in Öyküsü (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Did You Know?

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Trivia This movie has not been endorsed, supported or even verified by J.K. Rowling. See more »
Goofs Rowling's parents lament that due to their lack of means, they will have to send their children to "public school" to be educated. In England, a "public school" is a type of privately-run school funded by (prohibitively high) fees - the term "state school" should presumably have been used. See more »
Soundtracks Something Very Wrong See more »
Quotes JK Rowling: What do you think, will you ever see Harry Potter in there? Not bloody likely.
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