Hedwig and Harry
Today we celebrate two very special birthdays; Harry James Potter, born in England on July 31, 1980, and the creator of this beloved wizard, J.K Rowling. This gifted writer created a magical world, a wizarding world that changed our culture forever. Following the saga of Harry and his best friends, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger, Rowling energized a generation of children to read.
J. K Rowling
I am a Harry Potter head for sure. I celebrated my 60th birthday last year at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida. I was also one of the millions who visited Universal upon the inauguration of the “Wizarding World.” I’ve read all of the books 3 times over and love the overarching message of the power of love and friendship in this best-selling series.
Then and Now
Then and Now
“He Who Shall Not Be Named” aka Voldemort
Fight for Harry
Friends and Family
Sirius Black – Gary Oldman
Molly Weasley – Julie Walters
Professor McGonagall – Maggie Smith
Hagrid – Robbie Coltrane
Ginny Weasley – Bonnie Wright
Fred and George Weasley – James & Oliver Phelps
Neville Longbottom – Matthew Lewis
Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy)
Josh Herdman (Gregory Goyle)
Can You Name these Harry Potter Characters?
List of Harry Potter cast members
Happy Birthday, Harry Potter!
I love Robin Williams. His talent was beyond compare. I’ve written about his unique gifts in a previous post and how deeply his passing affected me. So, I was very excited to see that PBS is paying tribute tonight at 10pm to this comedic genius.
This tribute to actor and comedian Robin Williams features one of his last full-length interviews for the Pioneers of Television series, including never-before-seen comments on his life and comedic and dramatic work, as well as tributes to Williams by those who knew and worked with him, and clips from his career.
In 1998, Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. In addition, Williams was nominated thrice for Best Actor for his performances in Good Morning, Vietnam, Dead Poets Society and The Fisher King. He also received twoPrimetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards throughout his career, and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009. (Wikipedia)
Join PBS Tuesday, July 19 at 10 PM for a remembrance of one of the pioneers of comedy, Robin Williams.
Make sure to watch!
For a Preview trailer, click on the link below.