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Articles Tagged 'JK Rowling'


‘Harry Potter’ Stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Katie Leung and More Voice Support for Trans Rights

Harry Potter stars including Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson have voiced their support for the trans community following controversial comments made by the franchise’s creator J.K. Rowling. Rowling was accused of transphobia over the weekend after posting a series of tweets expressing views which align with those of so-called “TERFS,” or trans exclusionary radical feminists. […]


15 Anglophenia Faves to Follow on Social Media

Social media isn’t just about keeping up-to-date with friends, it’s also about stalking your favorite stars of stage and screen. Not everyone has an Instagram or Twitter account (we’re looking at you, Benedict Cumberbatch and Daniel Radcliffe). And not everyone is good at keeping it up-to-date (T-Hidd! Where’ve you been?), but there are some who […]

J. K. Rowling attends the press preview of “Harry Potter & The Cursed Child” at Palace Theatre on July 30, 2016 in London, England. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, is a two-part West End stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original new story by Thorne, J.K. Rowling and John Tiffany.

J.K. Rowling ‘Overjoyed’ as ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Wins Six Tony Awards

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child picked up a whopping six awards at the Tonys last night (June 10), and author J.K. Rowling says she’s “overjoyed.” The two-part stage play won awards for Best Play, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design, having stormed Broadway after transferring there […]


First Look: Tom Burke and Holliday Grainger in ‘Cormoran Strike’

It’s fair to say that J.K. Rowling has her hands full at the moment, what with attending glitzy premieres of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and knuckling down to write the next four movies in the ever-expanding Harry Potter universe. That’s not to say that she doesn’t have other projects on the go, though. The series […]

Jamie Parker, Noma Dumezweni and Paul Thornley (Photos: Miles Willis/Gareth Cattermole/Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Meet the New Harry, Hermione and Ron

Harry Potter fans should be pretty good at having their expectations challenged by now, given the magical nature of the stories and the willing suspension of disbelief involved in imagining those supernatural events into life. So, with the announcement of the actors who will be playing the principal trio in J.K. Rowling’s new play Harry […]

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (Photo: Warner Bros)

The First Look at ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Is on the Way

The movie may not be hitting theaters for another year, but if you’re desperate to get a glimpse of Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in the Harry Potter affiliate Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the news is good. Next Tuesday (December 15) will see a first announcement trailer for the movie, which has […]

“Stop laughing at once! My shoes smell immaculate!” (Photo: Warner Bros)

J.K. Rowling: Snape Smells of ‘Bitterness and Old Shoes’

Poor Severus Snape. Having been handed the least pleasant of tasks throughout the entire Harry Potter story arc, one in which he was forced by poor circumstance to act against his own finer feelings and present himself in a less-than-attractive light, it seems that even his creator struggles to find something nice to say about […]

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