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Potter is US best-seller of 2005

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 17:40:28 GMT

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is named the best-selling book of 2005 in the US.

JK Rowling 'dreads' Potter finale

Tue, 27 Dec 2005 14:10:38 GMT

Author JK Rowling tells of her "excitement and dread" at writing the seventh and final Harry Potter book.

'Record UK haul' for Potter film

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 10:50:10 GMT

The latest Harry Potter movie takes £14.9m in its first three days on release in the UK, its distributor says.

Mixed reviews for new Potter film

Thu, 10 Nov 2005 16:32:57 GMT

The latest Harry Potter movie, The Goblet of Fire, receives mixed early reviews from critics.

World premiere for Potter movie

Sun, 06 Nov 2005 17:18:19 GMT

The stars of the fourth Harry Potter film, the Goblet of Fire, attend the film's world premiere in London.

Harry Potter 'best fantasy hero'

Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:53:08 GMT

Schoolboy wizard Harry Potter is named the greatest screen fantasy hero of all time in a sci-fi poll.

Harry Potter's 'flying' car taken

Fri, 28 Oct 2005 08:19:49 GMT

The "flying" Ford Anglia used in the Harry Potter films is stolen from a film studio in Cornwall.

Harry Potter boosts UK box office

Thu, 11 Aug 2005 11:02:57 GMT

Harry Potter and Bridget Jones are boosting British film success at the box office, says the UK Film Council.

Potter star takes Australian role

Wed, 15 Jun 2005 12:33:17 GMT

Daniel Radcliffe is to play an Australian orphan in his first major film role outside the Harry Potter franchise.

Older rating for new Potter movie

Thu, 20 Oct 2005 09:58:06 GMT

The new Potter movie is the first in the series to be rated 12A, the CBBC Newsround website learns.

Potter film to get Imax release

Tue, 03 May 2005 13:11:23 GMT

The next Harry Potter movie is to be released at Imax cinemas on the same day as standard cinemas.

Fiennes named as Potter villain

Thu, 05 Aug 2004 07:34:48 GMT

Actor Ralph Fiennes is to play evil wizard Voldemort in the fourth Harry Potter film, due out in November 2005.

Potter movie tops $500m globally

Tue, 17 Aug 2004 09:07:51 GMT

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban becomes only the 10th film to pass the $500m outside the US.

Azkaban conjures up a global hit

Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:30:34 GMT

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban waves its magic over the global box office with takings of $113.5m (£61.6m).

Book sales top 300m mark

Tue, 04 Oct 2005 12:21:31 GMT

More than 300 million copies of JK Rowling's Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide, her agent says.

Books on sale as downloads

Thu, 08 Sep 2005 07:47:50 GMT

JK Rowling tackles piracy by allowing Harry Potter novels to be made available as audio downloads.

US Potter sales exceed 11 million

Thu, 22 Sep 2005 16:19:08 GMT

Sales of JK Rowling's latest Harry Potter adventure, the Half-Blood Prince, reach 11 million in the US.

French snap up latest Potter book

Wed, 03 Aug 2005 08:18:43 GMT

French fans of Harry Potter snap up English versions of the latest adventure, the Half-Blood Prince.

Pirate Chinese Potter books sold

Mon, 01 Aug 2005 08:58:10 GMT

Unofficial Chinese versions of the new Harry Potter book are sold in Beijing, three months before its release.

Pratchett takes swipe at Rowling

Sun, 31 Jul 2005 10:41:33 GMT

Author Terry Pratchett says he is surprised that JK Rowling did not realise Harry Potter was fantasy until it was published.

Potter author unveils 3D portrait

Wed, 07 Sep 2005 06:33:29 GMT

Harry Potter author JK Rowling unveils a portrait of herself at the National Portrait Galley.

Rowling 'dreading' end of Potter

Sun, 17 Jul 2005 20:33:39 GMT

JK Rowling says she is "dreading" the final Harry Potter book, which she will start later in the year.

Baby daughter for Potter author

Mon, 24 Jan 2005 16:23:47 GMT

Harry Potter author JK Rowling celebrates the arrival of her third child, a girl born on Sunday.

Loan helped Rowling create Potter

Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:25:56 GMT

JK Rowling says a £4,000 loan from a friend helped her write the first Harry Potter book.

Potter's place in the literary canon

Wed, 18 Jun 2003 07:27:02 GMT

Harry Potter is a global phenomenon - but a children's literature expert assesses where JK Rowling's creation figures in the literary canon.

Harry Potter's magician

Tue, 18 Feb 2003 17:04:40 GMT

JK Rowling drafted her first Harry Potter book in an Edinburgh cafe as a single mother on the dole - less than a decade later she is worth an estimated £70m.