Harry Potter: A Look Back

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Please see the video below for the touching ending to the 10 years of incredible work done by the
Harry Potter cast and crew.

Harry Potter: It All Ends

Emotional Goodbyes

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

J.K. Rowling, Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Give Emotional Goodbye to 'Potter' Series

Saturday, December 15, 2007

J.K. Rowling Nominated as a Great Briton

J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been nominated for the Morgan Stanley Great Briton 2007 Awards. Jo is nominated in the Arts category, along with acclaimed actor Sir Ian Mckellen and artist Damien Hirst. The Telegraph reports:

"The creator of the Harry Potter books. This year saw publication of the final novel in the series. Selling 11 million copies in its first 24 hours, it broke the record for the fastest-selling book, previously held by the sixth Harry Potter novel, which sold nine million on its first day in 2005.

The books have been translated into 64 languages and The Order of Phoenix managed to become the first English language book to top the bestseller list in France.

In addition, the film of the Order of the Phoenix, in which Harry painfully begins to understand the battles with evil that lie ahead, was released this year. It was hailed as a deliciously dark affair, brimming with impressively gritty performances, still managing to balance magical wonder with breathless excitement.

The judges described Rowling's "unprecedented global reach" as phenomenal - even her official website is available in six languages.

More than anything, they were impressed by the way she had managed to infect children (and adults) the world over with an enthusiasm for reading. They conceded that the form of her novels was "conventional to a tee", but were impressed by the way she had given them a "modern, imaginative twist".

The Great Briton awards recognise those who "contributed exceptional achievements to their field this year in a distinctly British way." The winners will be announced at a gala dinner in London in January. Congratulations Jo!


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