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J.K. Rowling

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Birthplace:   Yate, nr. Bristol, England, UK
Born Joanne Kathleen Rowling in 1965, J.K. Rowling spent several years after graduating from college in relative poverty; she worked briefly as a teacher, and, after her divorce, lived off the English public-assistance program while taking care of her baby daughter, Jessica. During her child's naps, Rowling frequented a small English café and penned, unbeknownst to her, what would become a literary and pop-culture phenomenon -- Harry Potter and the Sorceror's Stone. After winning numerous awards and building up a bank account that would rival those of the world's richest individuals, Rowling allowed Warner Bros., screenwriter Steve Kloves, and director Chris Columbus to produce film adaptations of what fans have coined the "Potterverse." Like the work of J.R.R. Tolkien, whom Rowling lists as one of her inspirations, the Potter series has helped bring the fantasy genre back to mainstream film audiences, and raised the bar in terms of special effects, CGI, and even set and costume design. Though written for children, the books have attracted more than a few adult fans, including the films' star-studded casts -- Emma Thompson, Gary Oldman, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, and Robbie Coltrane all list the series as one of their favorites. As installments in the series hit theaters over the years, directors such as David Yates, Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón, and Mike Newell helmed the projects.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 2
  • Screenwriter
2018
73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2016
No Score Yet The Casual Vacancy
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
2015
96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
  • Producer
2011
78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
  • Producer
2010
No Score Yet JK Rowling and the Birth of Harry Potter
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet The Importance of Being Morrissey
  • Actor
2002

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
54% The Casual Vacancy
2015
  • Screenwriter

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