Jk Rowling

Occupation: Author

Nationality: British

Born: July 31, 1965 (49)

Author of the world-famous Harry Potter series, JK Rowling is one of the world's latest billionaires, with Forbes magazine citing her net worth as $1 billion in March 2011.

Potter itself tells the story of a boy wizard as he grows up in his school of witchcraft and wizardry. The series has won multiple awards, and with 400 million copies sold, is the world's best-selling book series.

Get your mind out of the gutter! We're talking shrubbery. JK Rowling's bush trimming is a sensation Original Hogwarts director Chris Columbus says he wants to tell an entirely new Potter story. Harry Potter sequels: Do they need to happen? A whole host of celebrities have backed the BBC after criticisms from the UK government. Wolf Hall's Mark Rylance praises the BBC JK Rowling says that the BBC Two show is the only programme Vernon enjoys. Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon loves Top Gear JK Rowling also reveals the date of Luna Lovegood's birthday. It turns out Hogwarts isn't a private school As the battle between the government and the BBC rages on, Rowling and her fans are having their say. JK Rowling springs to defence of the BBC A whole host of celebrities have joined forces to protect "a very precious institution". Stars sign open letter to PM over BBC plans Game, set and match for the author taking down the troll in straight sets. Rowling serves ace comeback to Serena troll JK Rowling says Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is not a prequel or a musical. Harry Potter play confirmed for 2016 Find out why Uncle Vernon and Aunt Petunia were so horrible after all these years. JK Rowling reveals backstory of the Dursleys She might have created the character, but she's not invited to his birthday party. JK Rowling tweets on Malfoy's birthday The Oscar-winning actor is officially on the hunt for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne will star in Harry Potter prequel We celebrate the author's funniest tweets and perfect put-downs on Twitter. 6 pieces of Twitter magic from JK Rowling Author responds to a tweet from the controversial church - and wins the internet. JK Rowling tweet slams Westboro Church The Harry Potter author seems shocked by Matthew Lewis's new Attitude shoot. JK to Potter actor: "Put some clothes on" Academy Award winner has been offered the lead role in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne in talks for Harry Potter spinoff Harry Potter author and staunch Labour supporter was subject to trolling after the general election. JK Rowling's amazing putdown to a troll It's the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts so JK Rowling tries to ease some of the pain. JK Rowling apologises for killing Fred Weasley The novel will follow on directly from Rowling's The Cuckoo's Calling and The Silkworm. New JK Rowling book is coming this autumn JK Rowling's Very Good Lives is published today in aid of charity. JK Rowling publishes Harvard speech JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy comes to the US with all-new HBO drama. See JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy HBO trailer Could Matt Smith bring a little magic to the role of protagonist Newt Scamander? Who would you cast in Fantastic Beasts? JK Rowling takes issue with a Twitter user suggesting that Dumbledore 'didn't appear gay'. Rowling answers gay Dumbledore critic Warwick Davis, Mark Williams and twins James and Oliver Phelps open the Warner Bros Studio Tour expansion. Harry Potter stars launch Platform 9 ¾ tour The three-part adaptation of Rowling's novel concluded on Sunday (March 1). JK Rowling cried at The Casual Vacancy Finale of the BBC's JK Rowling adaptation is an assault on the senses. Casual Vacancy recap: Bleak and brilliant Professor Michael Snape has been hired by Durham University. Professor Snape hasn't read Harry Potter The author praises Johnnie Blue for his courage after experiencing abuse. JK Rowling sends letter to bullied fan BBC One's Call the Midwife continues to top the Sunday night ratings. Casual Vacancy opens with 6.6 million Adaptation of JK Rowling novel will make US debut this spring. JK Rowling's Casual Vacancy gets HBO date Sarah Phelps, writer of the BBC series, says Rowling gave her "freedom". Casual Vacancy: JK Rowling 'stepped back' Debrett's unveil latest list of "people of influence and achievement in British society". Who are the most influential people in Britain? JK Rowling admits she knew the truth about the Draco Malfoy actor all along. Tom Felton should have been in Gryffindor Court of Appeal reserves judgment in dispute between author and newspaper. Daily Mail tries to block Rowling statement Ansari replies to Murdoch's tweet regarding Islam following the Paris attacks. Aziz Ansari responds to 'evil' Murdoch Rupert Murdoch suggests all Muslims should be held responsible for Paris attack. Rowling hits out at Murdoch Muslim tweet David Heyman says that he is focusing on just one film at this stage. Fantastic Beasts producer talks trilogy JK Rowling speaks about the monsters guarding a Horcrux in the Half-Blood Prince. JK Rowling on Harry Potter monsters The writer tells fans on Pottermore that she feels "guilty" over a character death. JK Rowling reveals Potter death regrets She published The Cuckoo's Calling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. JK Rowling crime novel for BBC adaptation