Harry Potter

  • Emma Watson on how Hogwarts prepped her for 'Noah' 27-03-2014 03:12 PM

    After spending a decade at the Hogwarts school of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the 'Harry Potter' film franchise, actress Emma Watson put her magical training to good use for her first big budget post-Potter role, in biblical action blockbuster 'Noah.' In director Darren Aronofsky's movie, out in U.S. and Canadian...
  • Original Harry Potter artwork to go under the hammer 23-03-2014 04:33 PM

    London: Two pieces of original artwork from the covers of J K Rowling's Harry Potter books are set to go under the hammer. The watercolours, painted by artist Cliff Wright, are featured on the second and third instalments of the book series, reported Contactmusic. One of pieces, which was featured...
  • When musical films are done right, they're incredibly exciting: Daniel Radcliffe 21-03-2014 12:05 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe says he wants to expand his experience as an actor by starring in a big screen musical. The 24-year-old actor, who has previously led the cast of Broadway musical 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', wants to take his singing talents...
  • Harry Potter author JK Rowling to pen second crime fiction under pseudonym Robert Gailbraith 18-02-2014 01:37 PM

    Even though the Harry Potter author JK Rowling was outed last year as the author of 'Cuckoo's Calling', published under pen name Robert Gailbraith, she will retain the pseudonym for her upcoming crime fiction novel 'The Silkworm'. Publisher Little, Brown describes Rowling's latest venture as "a compulsively readable crime novel...
  • I love tattoos, but I love them on other people: Emma Watson 09-02-2014 02:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Emma Watson says she is terrible at making small conversations with people and has a 'ridiculously short attention span'. The 23-year-old, who features on the cover of Wonderland lifestyle magazine's February issue, also said she was genuinely a 'shy, socially awkward and introvert', reports eonline.com. "I feel...
  • Harry Potter and Hermione Granger should have married, admits JK Rowling 02-02-2014 01:49 PM

    A section of fans knew it all along. They'd talk about it in forums and chat rooms and would get into lengthy explanations when they'd be scoffed at by other Potterheads. Today they feel vindicated as author JK Rowling admitted she made a mistake by marrying off Ron Weasley and...
  • Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling 02-01-2014 11:44 PM

    A lawyer who blew JK Rowling's cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog. Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the Harry Potter author, leaked one of the...
  • JK Rowling's 'Harry Potter' to be a stage show now 21-12-2013 11:01 AM

    London: After selling over 400 million copies of the seven-part book series 'Harry Potter' worldwide and inspiring eight film adaptations of the popular novels, author JK Rowling is reportedly set to co-produce a stage show of the series in London's West End. The writer, along with prominent theatre producers Sonia...
  • Daniel Radcliffe wanted to quit 'Harry Potter' after the third film 25-11-2013 05:59 PM

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe, who rose to fame by playing boy wizard 'Harry Potter' in the movies based on J K Rowling's books, says after the third film he thought of quitting the franchise. The 24-year-old actor was convinced that another young actor could take over the part from him...
  • I owe everything to 'Harry Potter': Daniel Radcliffe 18-11-2013 04:55 PM

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe says he owes everything to 'Harry Potter', but adds that after working in a franchise for a long time one is eager to try many different things. Radcliffe made his acting debut as the wizard boy in the film adaptations of JK Rowling. The 24-year-old star...
  • I'm good at rapping: Daniel Radcliffe 17-11-2013 01:03 PM

    Los Angeles: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe says he is 'surprisingly good at rapping'. The 24-year-old is a fan of karaoke and especially likes to take on tracks by Eminem and rock band Queen, reports contactmusic.com. He said: "I'm surprisingly good at rapping. And humble too! I did (Queen's) 'Don't...
  • Evanna Lynch wants to be part of 'Harry Potter' prequel 14-10-2013 03:30 PM

    London: Actress Evanna Lynch is keen to reprise her 'Harry Potter' character Luna Lovegood in author JK Rowling's latest film adaptation, 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'. The 22-year-old actress said that when she heard the film was in development at Warner Bros, she tweeted studio bosses and begged...
  • I had to prove I was a good actor: Daniel Radcliffe 03-10-2013 04:25 PM

    New York: Daniel Radcliffe says he had to work hard to overcome his 'Harry Potter' image. The 24-year-old actor, who plays poet Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings', believes everyone thought it was destiny that landed him the lead role in 'Harry Potter' franchise at the age of 11. It...
  • JK Rowling to pen new magic movie for Warner Bros 13-09-2013 10:24 AM

    London: J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen - but without Harry Potter. Film studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," her textbook to the magical universe she created...
  • Daniel Radcliffe can't get rid of 'Harry Potter' tag 10-09-2013 02:22 PM

    Toronto: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has admitted that getting rid of the 'Harry Potter' tag is going to be a "process". Radcliffe was present at the Toronto International Film Festival, where his films 'The F Word', 'Kill Your Darlings' and 'Horns' are part of the annual event. "There's never going to...
  • Friday Release 'JOBS': Will Ashton Kutcher do justice with the biopic? 22-08-2013 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Actor Josh Gad, who essays the role of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in 'JOBS', feels the movie's script is as engaging as bestselling book series 'Harry Potter'. 'JOBS' is a forthcoming biopic on late Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. He died of pancreatic cancer in October 2011. He...
  • In Which A Cuckoo Comes Calling

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    Everyone knows that most of us read - or will read - The Cuckoo's Calling because it was written by J.K. Rowling. And not all...

  • Rowling accepts compensation for identity revelation 31-07-2013 05:51 PM

    Author JK Rowling has accepted a charitable donation from a law firm which revealed she wrote a crime novel under a pseudonym. The Harry Potter author says her crime-writing alter ego, Robert Galbraith, had respectable sales before being exposed in the Sunday Times as a pseudonym. Though there had been...
  • JK Rowling 'very angry' at legal firm over pseudonym leak 19-07-2013 03:06 PM

    London: JK Rowling, celebrated British author of the popular Harry Potter series, has said she is "very angry" after finding out her pseudonym for writing a critically acclaimed crime novel was leaked by a legal firm. The Harry Potter author was revealed as writing under the false identity of male...
  • JK Rowling revealed as author of crime novel 'The Cuckoo's Calling' 15-07-2013 06:55 PM

    London: An ex-military man tries his hand at writing, publishes a debut detective novel, and wins critical acclaim. But here's the twist in the tale: The true identity of the author is none other than "Harry Potter" creator J.K. Rowling. It's impressive literary wizardry by Rowling, who said she relished...
  • Explore Harry Potter film set on Google Map's Street View 07-07-2013 09:32 AM

    Mumbai: Google has now come up with a way for Muggles and Wizards alike to visit Diagon Alley, without have to shell out a lot of Galleons to get to London. The search engine giant has added the well known alley on Google Map's Street View. While Street View mode...
  • I would like to be Harry Potter, says David Cameron 01-07-2013 09:28 PM

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday said that he would like to emulate JK Rowling's child-wizard hero Harry Potter but the Prime Minister also hinted that many voters might view him as the evil Voldemort. Cameron said there were lots of the author's characters he would not like...
  • I considered not being an actress after 'Harry Potter': Emma Watson 08-06-2013 04:12 PM

    London: Actress Emma Watson of 'Harry Potter' fame says she had contemplated quitting acting after the successful movie series came to an end. She admits that it took her a while to leave the experience behind her. "I basically took two years out and stepped as far away from it...
  • Baz Luhrmann: I was an idiot to reject 'Harry Potter' 18-05-2013 05:27 PM

    London: 'The Great Gatsby' helmer Baz Luhrmann had turned down the opportunity to direct the 'Harry Potter' films in favour of shooting movie musical 'Moulin Rouge'. The 50-year-old filmmaker said he was contacted by producers of the wizarding franchise while they were planning the first big screen installment, 2001's 'Harry...
  • I'm not a conventional leading man: Daniel Radcliffe 05-05-2013 10:59 AM

    London: 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe is proud of his latest movie 'Horns' and thinks the thriller will be a hit. Radcliffe plays a man accused of murder, who wakes up with a hangover and horns on head in the movie, which is adapted from horror maestro Stephen King's son...
  • I can't shed the 'Harry Potter' tag: Daniel Radcliffe 29-04-2013 05:50 PM

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe thinks he can never get rid of the "Harry Potter" label. The 23-year-old star, who played the character of the teenage wizard for eight movies, said he is hoping that people will eventually start recognising him as an actor in his own right, reported Contactmusic. "I...