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Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

Rupert Grint to make his Broadway debut in 'It's Only a Play'

NEW YORK, June 17 (UPI) --"Harry Potter" star Rupert Grint will make his Broadway debut alongside veteran actors Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane in "It's Only a Play."
Annie Martin
Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 11 (UPI) --Author J.K. Rowling gave a $1.67 million donation to a group supporting Scotland's retention of its position in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Daniel Radcliffe poses with girlfriend Erin Darke at Tony Awards red carpet

Daniel Radcliffe poses with girlfriend Erin Darke at Tony Awards red carpet

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) --Daniel Radcliffe and Erin Darke walked Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards red carpet together a little over a month after the two went public with their relationship.
Veronica Linares
Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

Stephen Colbert enters Amazon-Hachette battle

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --Comedian Stephen Colbert, an author with Hachette, spent a segment on his show Wednesday night discussing the controversy surrounding Amazon and the publisher.
Ananth Baliga
Daniel Radcliffe stars in new romantic comedy 'What If'

Daniel Radcliffe stars in new romantic comedy 'What If'

TORONTO, June 4 (UPI) --Daniel Radcliffe stars alongside Adam Driver and Zoe Kazan in the first trailer for "What If."
Annie Martin
'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint proves he can sing

'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint proves he can sing

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) --'Harry Potter' star Rupert Grint sings on the soundtrack of his new movie 'Postman Pat.'
Annie Martin
Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

Jimmy Fallon plans to bring 'The Tonight Show' to Florida

ORLANDO, Fla., May 21 (UPI) --Jimmy Fallon and 'The Tonight Show' are going on a road trip to Orlando, Fla.
Annie Martin
'Fantastic Beasts' movie gets a release date

'Fantastic Beasts' movie gets a release date

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) --"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," a "Harry Potter" spinoff movie, is to open in theaters Nov. 18, 2016, Warner Bros. announced Tuesday.
Karen Butler
Wasp species named after 'Harry Potter' dementors

Wasp species named after 'Harry Potter' dementors

BERLIN, May 9 (UPI) --Ampulex dementor turns cockroaches into zombies with a sting to the brain.
Danielle Haynes
J.K. Rowling to produce 'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries for HBO

J.K. Rowling to produce 'The Casual Vacancy' miniseries for HBO

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- J.K. Rowling plans to produce an HBO miniseries adaptation of her novel, "The Casual Vacancy."
Annie Martin
Daniel Radcliffe goes public with girlfriend Erin Darke

Daniel Radcliffe goes public with girlfriend Erin Darke

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Daniel Radcliffe and girlfriend Erin Darke have finally gone public after dating "for about two years."
Annie Martin
Marvel films become the most successful movie franchise of all time

Marvel films become the most successful movie franchise of all time

BURBANK, Calif., April 9 (UPI) -- Marvel Studios films have become the biggest movie franchise of all time in North America.
Annie Martin
Daniel Radcliffe says 'Harry Potter' was an 'amazing springboard' for his career

Daniel Radcliffe says 'Harry Potter' was an 'amazing springboard' for his career

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Daniel Radcliffe credits the "Harry Potter" movies as being an "incredible springboard" for his career.
Annie Martin
Emma Watson says fashion industry sets 'dangerously unhealthy' standards

Emma Watson says fashion industry sets 'dangerously unhealthy' standards

March 30 (UPI) -- Emma Watson says it takes a lot of cosmetics to make her ready for red-carpet events.
Danielle Haynes
J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be movie trilogy

J.K. Rowling's 'Fantastic Beasts' to be movie trilogy

March 30 (UPI) -- "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" to be made into a movie trilogy written by J.K. Rowling.
Danielle Haynes
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Daniel Radcliffe arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on July 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The books chronicle the adventures of the adolescent wizard Harry Potter and his best friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The main story arc concerns Harry's quest to overcome the evil dark wizard Lord Voldemort, whose aim is to subjugate non-magical people, conquer the wizarding world, and destroy all those who stand in his way, especially Harry Potter.

Since the 30 June 1997 release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the books have gained immense popularity, critical acclaim and commercial success worldwide. The series has also had some share of criticism, including concern for the increasingly dark tone. As of June 2011, the book series has sold about 450 million copies and has been translated into 67 languages, and the last four books consecutively set records as the fastest-selling books in history.

A series of many genres, including fantasy and coming of age (with elements of mystery, thriller, and romance), it has many cultural meanings and references. According to Rowling, the main theme is death, although it is primarily considered to be a work of children's literature. There are also many other themes in the series, such as love and prejudice.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Harry Potter."
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