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  1. News - World - LITERATURE

    Harry Potter should have married Hermione, admits author Rowling

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London 'Hermione should have married Harry, not Ron' After years of squabbling, Harry Potter's best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Grainger finally ... novels- might have been a better match for hero Harry, the British author said in comments published by The Sunday Times newspaper. In reality, Ron and Hermione would probably have ended up ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Harry Potter analogies misplaced in China-Japan diplomatic row

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 09:58am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Diplomats' Potter analogies miss mark Call it the Harry Potter theory of international relations. The Chinese and Japanese ambassadors to Britain have ... in the standoff between the two countries, Potter fans have had a grand time dissecting the latest diplomatic row in proper Potterian terms. As one of those fans, I must take issues with the diplomats. ...

  3. News - China

    Chinese envoy compares Japan to Harry Potter villain Voldemort

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 04:36am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Japan like Potter foe Voldemort, envoy says China's ambassador to Britain has invoked Lord Voldemort, the villain of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, in a diplomatic stand-off between Beijing and Tokyo over the Japanese prime minister's visit to a controversial war shrine. "In the Harry Potter story, the dark wizard Voldemort ...

  4. News - World - PHILATELY

    New Harry Potter stamps split US opinion

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 09:25pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington New Potter stamps split US opinion The loss-making US Postal Service (USPS) has introduced a set of Harry Potter stamps, delighting fans of the fictional ... "with the friends, heroes, villains and creatures that make up his world", USPS said. Pitched at collectors, the stamps- unveiled at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at the Universal ...

  5. News - World - CINEMA

    JK Rowling to write new Harry Potter spin-offs

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London New films will be set in wizarding universe of Harry Potter, but will not be prequels or sequels JK Rowling to script Potter spin-offs J.K. Rowling is to make her screenwriting debut by penning a series of Harry Potter spin-off films, putting her in line for a huge payday. The first film will be called Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books

    JK Rowling's secret is out: Harry Potter author writes crime novel under pseudonym

    Posted Jul 14th 2013, 07:50pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London JK Rowling, the British author of the best-selling Harry Potter books, was forced to reveal on Sunday that she had published a critically acclaimed crime ... published Rowling’s first adult novel last year, The Casual Vacancy – which won far more mixed reviews. Expectations were high after the huge success of the seven Harry Potter books, which were made ...

  7. Will Harry Potter die in the final instalment?

    Posted Feb 28th 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... Nicolas Wong Hei, Phoenix Lee Ching-kwan Nicolas Wong Hei, 17 Sing Yin Secondary School There is a high possibility that Harry Potter will die. Author J.K. Rowling has said that two ... Potter's death would be a good way to make sure no one can continue the Harry Potter series. The Harry Potter series is not only for children- the idea that good will always triumph and the ending ...

  8. News - World - BRITAIN

    Richard Griffiths, star of Harry Potter movies and Withnail & I, dies

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London British character actor counted Harry Potter's Uncle Vernon among many celebrated roles Stage and screen star Griffiths dies at 65 British actor Richard Griffiths, best known for his roles as Harry Potter's uncle and in the cult film Withnail & I, has died aged 65, his agent said yesterday. The stage and screen star, one of Britain's ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - COLLECTIBLES

    Collectibles: the Harry Potter factor

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 12:00am by Kylie Knott

    ... Kylie Knott kylie.knott@scmp.com Set designers tap into the frenzy for Potter merchandise by offering limited-edition pieces they created for the film series Wild about Harry You might think that after creating props for Harry Potter films for more than a decade, Miraphora Mina would have reached her boy-wizard threshold. But that's not the case. Instead, Mina and Eduardo ...

  10. A magic spell is broken

    Posted Nov 28th 2010, 12:00am by James Mottram

    ... James Mottram It's mid-afternoon at the Berkeley Hotel in London's Knightsbridge. I'm here to speak to Emma Watson, Hermione from the Harry Potter films, when I'm struck by a realisation. A decade ago, I was in this hotel for the first ever Potter press conference, when a 10-year-old Watson and her co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint (who play Harry ...




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