Harry Potter Book Series & Movies

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Harry Potter… what a simple name for a guy who completely stirred the life of wizards, witches and the readers of J.K Rowling’s books ;) ... Of course, the Harry Potter story might be very much overreacted for some of us, but I am quite certain that you are interested in some facts about this story that are not commonly known.

Guiness Records for this book series:
  • Highest annual earnings for a Writer
  • Highest 1 year sales for a book series
  • Most advance orders for a book

Various Interesting Facts:   More than  16 000 children auditioned for the role of Harry Potter in the UK and U.S. There was a real turquoise Ford Anglia, where J. K. Rowling rode shotgun regularly with the owner and good friend whom she dedicated book 2 -Chamber of Secrets- to. In real life, the Hogwarts Express is called the "Olton Hall" and runs between Scarborough and York. J. K. Rowling named the driver and conductor of the Knight Bus after her grandfathers, Ernie and Stanley. In the Spanish translations of the Harry Potter books, Neville Longbottom's toad, Trevor, has been translated as a turtle instead of a frog. J.K. Rowling wrote a song about Nearly Headless Nick's decapitation for Book 2 (Chamber of Secrets), however her editor didn't like it so they cut it out. Ginny's full name is Ginevra, not Virginia. Fred and George were born on April Fool's day.

Trailers and Interviews: The whole movie series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbH0nbilYek&feature=player_embedded Funny Cases: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84nUq4uStQA Emma Watson about Deathly Hallows --> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HA3GhlzRd-A&feature=related Rupert Grint about Deathly Hallows--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8_xo4GLXTc Daniel Radcliff about Deathly Hallows--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-728IQL6_tc&feature=fvst HP and the Philosopher's stone Trailer--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItBVev9qD0k&feature=related HP and the Deathly Hallows Trailer--> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EC2tmFVNNE&NR=1&feature=fvwphttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OSW3nzE3jk&feature=relmfu    

/Article made by Hajnalka Kovács - IBS Trainee/