For the past decade or so, JK Rowling has been entertaining us with everyone’s favourite schoolboy wizard, Harry Potter. You might well have heard of him! Considered to be the biggest selling franchise in movie history, it has grossed over £1bn.
Not bad for a lass who slaved away in a pokey little flat in Edinburgh, where at the time, Rowling was an unheard writer but managed to pen two of the most successful stories in the series.
Both Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone as well Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secrets were written on a chair that was given to her. This said piece of furniture was auctioned just a few months ago for more than a cool £250m.
Harry Potter on stage
Now that’s magic! But Harry and his chums have not just graced the silver screen. In the past few days, Muggles everywhere have gone stir crazy thanks to the debut of a new Potter play.
That’s right, JK Rowling has brought Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to the stage. Officially launched with its own glitzy premier on 30 July, the stage play takes place nearly two decades after the final book.
As every Potterite knows that book was entitled Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Fast forward nineteen years into the future (Now where’s Marty Mcfly when you need him), Harry is all grown up with a family.
Lasting more than an epic five hours in total, his little mini Potters are already at school. Meanwhile, people queued in their thousands outside book stores in order to land a copy of the play’s script.
Margot Robbie: Harry Potters biggest fan?
Yet this obsession is taken to the extreme by millions of people around the world. None more so than actress Margot Robbie who came out as a hardcore Harry Potter groupie.