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JK Rowling

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British author who wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy books. Her initial book in the series, Harry Potter as well as the Philosopher’s Rock (1997), was accompanied by six similarly popular installments, which were converted to feature movies. She began composing as a kid, creating stories in regards to a rabbit family members for her youthful sister’s pleasure. In her early adulthood, Rowling examined Classics and French on the School of Exeter and eventually accepted employment give with Amnesty International. She proceeded to go from based on welfare applications to learning to be a millionaire within five years, and was positioned the 12th richest girl in the united kingdom in 2008. She was created in Gloucestershire, Britain to Anne Volant Rowling and engineer Peter Adam Rowling. J.K. Rowling was wedded twice: initial, to Portuguese broadcast journalist, Jorge Arantes, and, afterwards, to anesthesiologist Neil Michael Murray. Her two marriages led to three children: Jessica Isabel Rowling Arantes, David Gordon Rowling Murray, and Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray. Daniel Radcliffe played the protagonist in the film adaptation of her Harry Potter books.

Quick Facts


Full Name J. K. Rowling
Date Of Birth July 31, 1965
Place Of Birth Yate, England
Height 1.65 m
Profession Young Adult Author
Education Wyedean School, University of Exeter, St Michael's Primary School
Nationality British
Spouse Neil Murray, Jorge Arantes
Children Jessica Arantes, Mackenzie Murray, David Murray
Parents Peter Rowling, Anne Volant Rowling, J. K. Rowling, Jorge Arantes
Siblings Dianne Rowling, Mackenzie Murray, David Murray
Awards Legion of Honour, Nestlé Smarties Book Prize, Hugo Award for Best Novel, Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Book, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fantasy, Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel, Andre Norton Award, Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction, ADG's Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award, Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers, Glamour Award for Writer, Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, Shorty Award for Best Author, Quill Award for Children's chapter book/middle grade, Quill Award for Book of the year, Glamour Woman of the Year Award, Anthony Award for Best Young Adult Novel, British Independent Film Award – The Variety Award, Anthony Award for Best Crime Fiction Audiobook
Nominations Carnegie Medal, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, Locus Award for Best First Novel, Prometheus Award for Best Novel, Ictineu Prize for best work of fiction translated into Catalan, Locus Award for Best Young-Adult Book
Movies Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
TV Shows J. K. Rowling: The Interview
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1When Chris Columbus scripted Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Watson believed Holmes obsessed over a case, even at Christmas because unlike other boys his age, he had no family to go home to, like Harry Potter and Kevin McCallister and Columbus has ties to the Harry Potter and Home Alone franchises.
2Her novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US.
3Casting an actor to play Harry Potter was the biggest challenge; they saw 5000 auditions and none of them felt right. Director Chris Columbus saw Daniel Radcliffe in David Copperfield (1999) and showed it to the casting director and said Radcliffe was the one and that he was amazing. But she said they wouldn't get him because his parents want him to focus on his schoolwork and not acting, as well as all the attention he'd get. So they interviewed Harry Potter's of different nationalities all over the world and still hadn't found him. She got frustrated with Columbus because he had his heart set on Radcliffe. By sheer coincidence, the producer and screenwriter of Philisopher's Stone went the theatre and in the front row was Radcliffe with his father, so they talked and slowly persuaded him to cast Radcliffe.
4The film Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) has many similarities to Rowling's Harry Potter series; the teenage Watson resembles Harry Potter; school experiments; Holmes has a rivalry with another student, Dudley very much like Harry's with Draco Malfoy; Dudley and Malfoy both come from rich parents; cavernous libraries, sweets; train stations; Holmes's novelization uses the word potty/Potter; students being injured and needing to see the school nurse; teachers and students eating in the Great Hall; Holmes and Watson solving mysteries while at school and Harry, Ron and Hermione doing the same at Hogwarts; staircases; Harry/Holmes and Watson creeping through a school library at night; both Watson and Hagrid say "sorry about that"; the end of school term; the threat of expulsion; no family for Harry to return to, even at Christmas; Harry has a scar on his forehead while Holmes has one on his cheek; seemingly innocent teaching staff exposed as the opposite; head boys, etc.
5In 2005 Rowling co-founded LUMOS, the Children's High Level Group (CHLG) charity foundation with Baroness Emma Nicholson MEP.
6Based the character of Gilderoy Lockhart on someone she knew and admits that she actually had to tone down his personality to make it more believable.
7Was inspired to create the character of Hagrid after overhearing a muscular biker worry that the petunias he cared for weren't doing very well.
8Working on a new book aimed at younger readers. [December 2005]
9Her third child was born on January 23, 2005 in Edinburgh. [2005]
10Preparing for the release of her latest and last book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [May 2007]
11Announced that she is "considering" writing another Harry Potter book. [October 2010]
12Currently at work on the final installment of the "Harry Potter" series. It should be released sometime in 2007. [November 2005]
13Currently putting the finishing touches on "Harry Potter and the Half- Blood Prince", the sixth book in the series. It will get a worldwide release at midnight on July 16th, 2005. [July 2004]
14Announced she is expecting 3rd child next year. [July 2004]
15Wrote and released "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince", the sixth installment of the Harry Potter series. [July 2005]
16Working on the last two books of her popular worldwide masterpiece, "Harry Potter". [2004]
17She secretly published a crime novel, "The Cuckoo's Calling", under the pseudonym of "first-time author" Robert Galbraith, so it would be given unbiased reviews that were independent of her reputation as author of the Harry Potter books and "The Casual Vacancy".
18Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 39, a daughter Mackenzie Jean Rowling-Murray on January 23, 2005. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Neil Murray.
19Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 37, a son David Gordon Rowling-Murray on March 24, 2003. Child's father is her 2nd husband, Neil Murray.
20Gave birth to her 1st child at age 27, a daughter Jessica Isabel Rowling-Arantes on July 27, 1993. Child's father is her 1st husband, Jorge Arantes.
21Severus Snape is believed to have been based on John Lawrence Nettleship, a Chemistry teacher at Wyedean School in Gloucestershire. Rowling and her mother were both students of his.
22Mother Anne died of multiple sclerosis before ever having had the opportunity to enjoy the monumental success of daughter Joanne's Harry Potter books and movies. In honor of her memory and the circumstances of her death, Joanne contributed £10m to the "Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic" at Edinburgh University, Scotland.
23With earnings of £560m, Rowling ranked #148 of the 1,000 richest people in the UK's The Sunday Times "Rich List" annual magazine supplement (2012).
24Director David Yates and writer Steve Kloves have both worked on adaptations of her Harry Potter books; working together on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011). Their collaboration has been so fruitful that their next project together is The Stand. This will be based on the novel by Stephen King, who is one of Rowling's biggest American fans.
25(November 11, 2010) During the course of a brief interview in London's West End just prior to the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), she revealed that, of all the film adaptations of her books, this was her all-time and personal favorite.
26Stephen King reviewed all of her books for the New York Times Review of Books.
27Her Harry Potter books have appealed to both children and adults. To help attract both audiences, her British hardcover publisher actually releases each of the books with two different dust jackets. One features a realistic picture or photograph of an element of the story, designed to appeal to adults. The other features a comic-book like illustration of a scene from the story, designed to appeal to children.
28The 2009 Sunday Times List estimated her net worth at $817 million.
29It should not be surprising that Stephen King is one of her biggest fans. Not only are they both best-selling authors of supernatural stories, they were also both schoolteachers before becoming successful writers.
30To date (Summer 2011), she is the best-selling author in the history of literature. She is the first author to become a billionaire from writing books.
31In the special double issue of Time magazine (Dec. 31, 2007), she was a runner-up at #3 as "Person of the Year" after political leaders Vladimir Putin #1 and Al Gore #2.
32Ranked #9 in the 2008 Forbes The Celebrity 100 list.
33Ranked #14 in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture".
34Her hero is Robert F. Kennedy.
35In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year to be $32 million.
36Was #2 on the 'Celebrity Forbes List: Who Made Bank?' of 2006, making her the second richest woman behind Oprah Winfrey.
37Is the first author billionaire, according to Forbes magazine, 2006.
38Based Hermione on herself.
39Like her hero, she now lives in a castle.
40Is an avid train buff.
41Finished writing the final book in the fantasy franchise three weeks ago - and marked the occasion by leaving graffiti in a Scottish hotel. Eagle-eyed guests at the five-star Balmoral Hotel spotted a line from the best-selling author scrawled in black pen on the back of a marble bust in a room Rowling occupied. She wrote, "J.K. Rowling finished writing Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on Jan 11th 2007."
42December 21, 2006: Announced that the last "Harry Potter" book will be titled "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".
43Was almost barred from boarding a plane from the U.S. to the U.K. when airport security personnel demanded that her manuscript for her final book be screened or placed in her checked luggage. Rowling refused to give up the manuscript, which was bound with rubber bands.
44Owns two properties in the Perthshire and Edinburgh areas of Scotland. In 2003, she hired a former SAS officer as her bodyguard to patrol her Perth home and protect her family.
45Claims her first audience for "Harry Potter" was her daughter, to whom she would read parts of the story that she wrote as a bedtime story.
46Although she incorporates characteristics of people she knows into "Harry Potter" characters, she says that the character "Gilderoy Lockhart" is the only character she purposely based on someone she knew. She would not say who she based the character on, only that it was not her ex-husband, and that whoever it was is probably so ignorant and so narcissistic, that he is probably claiming either to be the basis for "Albus Dumbledore", or the real author of the "Harry Potter" books.
47Originally wrote "Harry Potter" to pay off her gas bills while living in a tiny flat with her baby daughter.
48The day she signed her contract for the first "Harry Potter" novel, the publishing representative told her she would not make any money selling children's books.
49After spending six years writing the first installment of her "Harry Potter" novels, Rowling was rejected by 9 publishers before London's Bloomsbury Publishing signed her on.
50Whilst at University she had little money so, for friends' birthdays, she wrote them personal little stories.
51Character names in her books are often clues to their identities or secrets. For example, Professor Remus Lupin is a werewolf. According to myth, Romulus and Remus were the founders of Rome and were raised by wolves. His last name, Lupin, is derived from the Latin lupus, for wolf, and the English adjective lupine, meaning wolf-like. Lupin was converted into a werewolf by Fenrir Greyback, whose name is taken from Fenrir, the monstrous wolf son of Loki in Norse mythology. (His alias, Fenrisulfr, was the basis for Fenris Ulf, the American name for Maugrim in C.S. Lewis's "Chronciles of Narnia".) Sirius Black, who turns into a black dog, is named for the star Sirius, which can be found in the constellation Canis Major - the big dog.
52On July 7, 2004, she received an honorary degree from Edinburgh University, in recognition of the Potter books and her outstanding contribution to children's literature.
53One of her favorite movies is The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), which was written and directed by "Harry Potter" screenwriter Steve Kloves.
54Is a huge fan of "Monty Python" and claims to put some of their humor into her books. Two apparent references to the "Monty Python" sketch "Crunchy Frog" can be found in her "Harry Potter" books: two of the sweets are a chocolate frog, and a cockroach cluster. "Monty Python" member John Cleese appears in the films.
55She is a big fan of the rock band The Smiths and in 2003, she appeared on the Channel Four documentary The Importance of Being Morrissey (2002).
56In 2003 unauthorized Chinese-language "sequels" to the "Harry Potter" series appeared for sale in the People's Republic of China. These poorly-written books, by Chinese ghost writers, contain characters from the works of other authors, including Gandalf from J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" and the title character from L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz". Rowling's lawyers successfully took legal action against the publishers, who were forced to pay damages.
57The fifth book in the Harry Potter series, entitled "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", was published on June 21 2003. It was approximately 896 pages long, containing 38 chapters and over 255,000 words, making it her longest "Harry Potter" book yet. The first U.S. printing was 8.5 million copies, an American publishing record.
58On 3 April 2003, she and Time Warner successfully sued Dutch publishing company Byblos in the Amsterdam High Court. This prevented Byblos from publishing Russian author Dmitry Yemets' novel "The Magic Double Bass", which features girl wizard "Tanya Grotter". It was deemed to plagiarize Rowling's novel "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" and to infringe upon her copyright.
59As of November 2002, the year and month of the second "Harry Potter" movie (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)) being released, her franchise of books have currently sold over 175,000,000 copies and printed in over 200 languages to become the biggest and fastest selling novels ever.
60Is one of only two contemporary authors to have a novel spend more than a year on both the New York Times hardcover and paperback best-seller lists, the other author being Nicholas Sparks.
61In 2002, she was sued for plagiarism in the District Court of the Southern District of New York by Pennsylvania-based author Nancy Stouffer, who claimed that J.K. Rowling had lifted ideas from her 1984 book "The Legend of Rah and Muggles", which includes a character called "Larry Potter". However, the case against J.K. Rowling was dismissed on 19 September 2002, when the judged ruled that Ms. Stouffer had lied to the court and doctored evidence to support her claims.
62She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honors List for her services to literature and received it from one of her fans, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
63When the first "Harry Potter" novel was published, the publisher asked her to use initials rather than her first name, because boys would be biased against a book written by a woman. Since she only had one given name, they then asked her to make up another initial; she took "K." from her favorite grandmother, Kathleen.
64Her book, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", was the top-selling book of 2000, with 7 million hardcovers sold.
65She writes all of her books in longhand, rather than with a computer.
66Is a former English teacher.
67Graduated from Exeter University.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 32020announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 22018screenplay pre-production
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5announced
Cormoran Strike2017TV Series characters
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016written by
Severus Snape and the Marauders2016Short based on character by
The Casual Vacancy2015TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
The Tale of the Three Brothers2014Short original story
The Greater Good2013Short based on a story by
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-72011Video Game characters and universe
The Battle of Hogwarts2011TV Series characters and story - 5 episodes
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II2011Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I2010Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010novel "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"
A Very Potter Sequel2010TV Movie characters - uncredited
Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey2010Short creator
Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-42010Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009novel
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009Video Game characters and universe
A Very Potter Musical2009TV Movie characters - uncredited
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix2007novel
Harry Potter és a bölcsek köve2005TV Short novel
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2005Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire2005novel
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004novel
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup2003Video Game characters and universe
Lego Creator: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Video Game characters
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002novel
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001Video Game characters and universe
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone2001novel
Lego Creator: Harry Potter2001Video Game novel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 32020producer announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 22018producer pre-production
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 4producer announced
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 5producer announced
Cormoran Strike2017TV Series executive producer - 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016producer - produced by
The Casual Vacancy2015TV Mini-Series executive producer - 3 episodes
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 22011producer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 12010producer
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter2001TV Movie documentary consulting producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them2016writer: "Blind Pig"
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince2009writer: "Odo the Hero" - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Severus Snape and the Marauders2016Short special thanks
In Search of Hogwarts2012Short special thanks
Happy Potter: A Fan Movie for UCLA2011Short grateful thanks
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I2010Video Game special thanks
Harry Potter Spoof Movie2006Short special thanks
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban2004Video Game special thanks
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets2002Video Game special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Film '722016TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHerself - Author of Fantastic Beasts
Who Do You Think You Are?2015TV Series documentaryHerself
Tom Felton Meets the Superfans2015TV MovieHerself
Harry Potter: The Making of Diagon Alley2014TV Special documentaryHerself
Charlie Rose2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
ABC News Nightline2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 7: Story2012Video documentaryHerself
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder2012TV SpecialHerself
The Many Faces of...2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Who Do You Think You Are?2011TV Series documentaryHerself
50 Greatest Harry Potter Moments2011TV Movie documentaryHerself - Harry Potter Author
Breakfast2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Author
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - accepting award for 'Harry Potter'
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows T4 Premiere Special2010TV MovieHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2010TV SeriesHerself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins2009Video documentaryHerself
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Stephen Fry: 50 Not Out2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2007TV SeriesHerself
Forbes 20 Richest Women in Entertainment2007TV MovieHerself
Forbes Celebrity 100: Who Made Bank?2006TV MovieHerself
Richard & Judy2006TV SeriesHerself
Phénomania2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Harry Potter at the Castle: Magic at Midnight2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Live Aid Remembered2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Creating the Vision2004Video documentary shortHerself
The Simpsons2003TV SeriesHerself
JK Rowling: The Interview2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Conversation with J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves2003Video documentary shortHerself
Comic Relief 2003: The Big Hair Do2003TV SpecialHerself
The Importance of Being Morrissey2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
Biography2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Omnibus2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Discovering the Real World of Harry Potter2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Magical World of Harry Potter: The Unauthorized Story of J.K. Rowling2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Beatles Revolution2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
Today2000TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1999-2000TV SeriesHerself
Donny & Marie1999TV SeriesHerself
Blue Peter1997TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Good Morning Britain2016TV SeriesHerself - Author of Fantastic Beasts
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver2014TV SeriesHerself
Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story2011TV MovieHerself (uncredited)
Bloomberg Game Changers2011TV Series documentaryHerself - Author
No me la puc treure del cap2010TV SeriesHerself
The Simpsons: Celebrity Friends2010TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Blue Peter at 502008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Shownieuws2007TV SeriesHerself
Unsere Besten2004TV SeriesHerself
60 Minutes2000-2003TV Series documentaryHerself - Author (segment "Harry Potter") / Herself - Author
LeseZeichen2000TV Series documentary
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Contribution to Cinematic Imagery AwardArt Directors GuildHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)· David Heyman (producer)
· David Barron (producer)
· David Yates (director)
· Chris Columbus (director)
· Mike Newell (director)
· Alfonso Cuarón (director)
· Steve Kloves (screenwriter)
· Michael Goldenberg (screenwriter)
· Stuart Craig (production designer)
· Neil Lamont (supervising art director)
· Stephenie McMillan (set decorator)
2011BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)· David Heyman
· David Barron
· David Yates
2004Variety AwardBritish Independent Film Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite BookFor the "Harry Potter" novels.
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite BookHarry Potter series
2011ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Motion PictureHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)· David Barron
· David Heyman
2008HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)· Michael Goldenberg (written by)
· David Yates (director)
2006HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)· Mike Newell (director)
· Steve Kloves (screenplay)
2005HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)· Alfonso Cuarón (director)
· Steve Kloves (written by)
2003HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic Presentation - Long FormHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)· Chris Columbus (director)
· Steve Kloves (screenplay)


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1[C S Lewis] There comes a point where Susan, who was the older girl, is lost to Narnia because she becomes interested in lipstick. She's become irreligious basically because she found sex. I have a big problem with that.
2We don't need magic to transform our world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already!
3Love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its mark. To have been loved so deeply will give us some protection forever.
4Rock bottom became the solid foundation upon which I rebuilt my life.
5[on making a $1.68-million donation for the campaign against the Scottish Independence movement] The more I listen to the 'yes' campaign, the more I worry about its minimization and even denial of risks. This separation will not be quick and clean. It will take microsurgery to disentangle three centuries of close interdependence. I just hope with all my heart that we never have cause to look back and feel we made a historically bad mistake.
6[At the premiere at the last Harry Potter movie (2011)] Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.
7Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realized, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so Rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you've lived so cautiously, that you might as well not have lived at all.
8I would like to be remembered as someone who did the best she could with the talent she had.
9[About being held up at an airport for refusing to be parted from the manuscript of her seventh "Harry Potter" book]: The heightened security restrictions on the airlines made the journey back from New York interesting, as I refused to be parted from the manuscript of book seven. A large part of it is handwritten and there was no copy of anything I had done while in the U.S. They let me take it on thankfully, bound up in elastic bands. I don't know what I would have done if they hadn't -- sailed home probably.
10[Family Circle, 4-1-06]: Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
11People ask me if there are going to be stories of Harry Potter as an adult. Frankly, if I wanted to, I could keep writing stories until Harry is a senior citizen, but I don't know how many people would actually want to read about a 65 year old Harry still at Hogwarts playing bingo with Ron and Hermione.
12[When asked what the title would be for book six]: It will be called 'Harry Potter and...' something. Catchy, don't you think? And I think I'll follow the same model for seven.
13The spells are made up. I have met people who assure me, very seriously, that they are trying to do them, and I can assure them, just as seriously, that they don't work.
14I gave my hero a talent I'd love to have. Who wouldn't want to fly?
15I had an American journalist say to me, "Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?" I was tempted to say, "On teabags, I used to save them."
16Bigotry is probably the thing I detest most.
17[Discussing her daughter, Jessica]: Kids at her school will sidle up to me and say, "Does Jessica know what happens in book 4? Does Jessica know the title of book 4?" And I keep saying, "No! There is no point kidnapping her, taking her around back of the bike shed, and torturing her for information."
18[Asked by an interviewer about the next "Harry Potter" book]: Well, it will be a papery object with pages inside.


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