J.K. Rowling

Film Producer / Writer / Novelist / Screenwriter / Author / Executive Producer | * 07/31/1965 (54) | Yate, Gloucestershire, England
Joanne Rowling, ( ROH-ling; born 31 July 1965), better known by her pen name J. K. Rowling, is a British author, screenwriter, producer, and philanthropist. She is best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has won multiple awards and sold more than 500 million copies, becoming the best-selling book series in history. The books are the basis of a popular film series, over which Rowling had overall approval on the scripts and was a producer on the final films. She also writes crime fiction under the pen name Robert Galbraith. Born in Yate, Gloucestershire, Rowling was working as a researcher and bilingual secretary for Amnesty International when she conceived the idea for the Harry Potter series while on a delayed train from Manchester to London in 1990. The seven-year period that followed saw the death of her mother, birth of her first child, divorce from her first husband, and relative poverty until the first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in 1997. There were six sequels, of which the last, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in 2007. Since then, Rowling has written five books for adult reader... ()
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Joanne "Jo" Rowling, known as J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series.

Most frequent genres for this person: Fantasy | Adventure | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for J.K. Rowling

Knight of The Legion of Honour Officer of The Order of The British Empire Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award Princess of AsturIAS Award for Concord 3x Nestlé Children's Book Prize Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel Hugo Award for Best Novel Andre Norton Award James Joyce Awards Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh Hotze De Roos Prize Children's Bookshop Prize Prijs Van De Jonge Jury Prijs Van De Nederlandse Kinderjury Honorary Doctor of The University of Aberdeen Order of The Companions of Honour Order of The Smile Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature Honorary Doctor of Harvard University Geffen Award 3x Nestlé Children's Book Prize 3x Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Locus Award for Best First Novel 3x Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel 2x Hugo Award for Best Novel 3x Carnegie Medal 4x Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation (long Form) Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2x European Film Award – People's Choice Award for Best European Film

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Movies with J.K. Rowling as Actress(9)

TV Shows/Series with J.K. Rowling as Actress(3)

Movies with J.K. Rowling as Crew(26)

Writing/Screenplay2024 Fantastic Beasts 5
Writing/Screenplay2022 Fantastic Beasts 4
Writing/Writer2021 Fantastic Beasts 3
Production/Producer2021 Fantastic Beasts 3
Writing/Characters2016 Severus Snape and the Marauders
Writing/Original Story2014 The Tale of the Three Brothers
Writing/Novel2010 A Very Potter Sequel
Writing/Novel2009 A Very Potter Musical

TV Shows/Series with J.K. Rowling as Crew(3)

Writing/Novel2017 Strike
Production/Executive Producer2017 Strike
Writing/Novel2015 The Casual Vacancy

Additional Information

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Saturday, 07/31 1965 (July) in Yate (current age: 54 years + 348 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Wyedean School, University of Exeter
Member of: Royal Society of Literature
Influenced by/Role models: George Eliot, Edith Nesbit, Emily Brontë, Lloyd Alexander, G. K. Chesterton, Elizabeth Goudge, Stephen King, T. H. White, J. D. Salinger, Jessica Mitford, Sylvia Plath, C. S. Lewis
Other names for J.K. Rowling (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert Galbraith" (Pseudonym)
"Joanne K. Rowling"
"JK Rowling"
"J K Rowling"
"조앤 K. 롤링"
"Joanne Rowling"
"J. K. Rowling"
J.K. Rowling frequently works together with these people:
Daniel Radcliffe (14x, Actor)
Rupert Grint (14x, Actor)
Emma Watson (13x, Actress)
Steve Kloves (12x, Crew)
Stuart Craig (12x, Crew)
Tom Felton (11x, Actor)
David Heyman (11x, Crew)
Robbie Coltrane (10x, Actor)
Warwick Davis (10x, Actor)
Matthew Lewis (9x, Actor)
Tim Burke (9x, Crew)
Matt Groening (4x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1872, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/14/2020