If you are a 90s child, it’s evident that your childhood is spent watching the movie series. The character was introduced by the British writer J K Rowling in her series of books which was later transformed into a movie series. The published novels were in the time of 1997 to 2001, and the movie series was released from 2001 to 2011. A total of eight movies are removed from the seven books written by Rowling. The book portrays an orphan child who is significantly mistreated by his uncle and aunt, also his guardians. The first book penned was named Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone. It was Potter’s 11th birthday when he knew that his parents were wizards, and he is, as well. He has received the invite to attend the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Later, he also came to know that his parents weren’t killed in an automobile accident but brutally killed by an evil wizard, the main villain and the one who shouldn’t be named Voldemort. Harry Potter will become the only person and wizard who can survive any Voldemort attack. In school, he got two friends, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasly. Their rival was Draco Malfoy. Harry Potter was selected for the wing headed by the school headmaster, Albus Dumbledore.
Return Of Voldemort
It will be a surprise for all the main characters in the series to know that Voldemort is planning to come back to power in the later parts. Voldemort will come to get Potter’s life by entering into a body like a parasite, and he will continue to make such attempts throughout the series. It was the 4th volume, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, released in 2000 when Voldemort was able to get all his power back and finally return to his own body.
The Influence Of The Series On Community
The whole series turned out to be one of the best among adults and children. The book series was translated to more than 60 languages and became bestsellers in more than 200 countries. The series and movie were also able to introduce new words into the vocabulary of ordinary people. For example, a muggle now has absolutely no sort of magical power. The last and final volume was quite lengthy, a 750-page book. The movie adoption of this volume has been done in two parts.
The Star Cast
The character of Harry Potter was played by a relatively unfamiliar child actor of those times, Daniel Radcliffe. The nature of Ron was played by Rupert Grint, whereas Emma Watson played Hermione. The school headmaster Albus Dumbledore was portrayed by Richard Harris, an Irish actor. After his demise mid-series, the role was taken over by Michael Gambon. Potter’s biggest rival, Draco Malfoy was brilliantly portrayed by Tom Felton.
About The Author
The British writer J K Rowling was born in 1965 in Briston, England. Her pen name is Joanne Rowling, and she graduated from the University of Exeter in 1986. When she started writing this adventurous series, Rowling worked for Amnesty International. She has also lived in Portugal and worked there as an English teacher. However, after giving birth to her daughter, Rowling came back and settled in Edinburgh, England. After the success of this series and a few of her other accomplished works, Rowling stepped into the adult fiction genre in 2012. Her first work was titled The Casual Vacancy. It was transformed into a miniseries later in 2015.