The 70-year-old actor - who played Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid in the 'Harry Potter' movies - has said he did not find the author's comments about transgender offensive.
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has revealed J.K Rowling’s comments were 'really painful' for her transgender son, Samuel, who is a huge Harry Potter fan
Stephen King expressed support for trans women after being praised by JK Rowling in a now-deleted tweet.
'Fantastic Beasts' actor Eddie Redmayne had said he disagrees with J.K. Rowling's recent comments on transgender people as he expressed his support for the community.
The TV presenter has backtracked on his support of the 'Harry Potter' author for her controversial comments on gender.
JK Rowling retrieved the manuscript for 'The Ickabog' from her attic and she's set to publish it online for free chapter-by-chapter.
The author pointed out it was the "poorest and most vulnerable" who are hit hardest in crisis.
The Harry Potter author said she had been suffering from symptoms over the last two weeks.
The actress said Rowling's message contributed to the 'erasure, abuse and suffering' of trans people.
The author has been criticised by her followers and fans over her decision to support Maya Forstater.
The author's charity campaign aims to end child trafficking and family separation caused by the orphanage system.
On the back of the 1997 original, the title is misspelled ‘Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone’.
J.K. Rowling has close to 15 million Twitter followers, and gets tagged in tweets pretty much every single minute. But that doesn't mean she ignores all of them. SEE ALSO: J.K. Rowling sends super sweet reply to single parent who thanked her for 'Harry Potter' Back in April Sabbah Haji Baji, the director of Haji Public School in Jammu and Kashmir, northern India, tweeted at Rowling with a request. Dear @jk_rowling. Kulsum, 12, a first generation English learner from the Himalayas would like to meet you someday. So come visit us at #HajiPublicSchool . https://t.co/F9tvShYJsm — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) April 26, 2018 It only took an hour and a half for Rowling to respond. Please can you send me Kulsum's full name by DM? I'd love to send her something. — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) April 26, 2018 You are wonderful. — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) April 26, 2018 Flash forward... two months later: Kulsum received a package in the post. HELLO, WORLD. SO @jk_rowling SENT A HUGE GIFT BOX FOR KULSUM AND FRIENDS. HANDWRITTEN NOTE, INSCRIBED BOOK, AND THIS IS ALMOST TOO MUCH TO HANDLE.We are so thrilled and squeaky, I cannot even. Thank you so much, Ms Rowling. Thread below. #HajiPublicSchool https://t.co/X39EtCd9kn — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) June 23, 2018 Here's Kulsum opening her gifts from JKR. #HajiPublicSchool pic.twitter.com/FCGmAvBT76 — Sabbah Haji Baji (@imsabbah) June 23, 2018 Yep, that's a whole bunch of <em>Harry Potter</em> goodies, accompanied by a hand-written note from Rowling herself. I’m so happy it got there! I was getting worried! Xxx — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 23, 2018 Twitter may be a grim place sometimes, but every now and then it's downright magical. So thrilled just reading this! Happy for Kulsum, her classmates. What a fantastic life lesson for her, that it’s possible to connect to everybody in the world and reach out. — the zibi (@zibijamal) June 24, 2018 WATCH: 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' is pure magic
Tonight saw the conclusion of The Cuckoo’s Calling, the BBC’s adaptation of Robert Galbraith’s novel of the same name. In every respect, The Cuckoo’s Calling was a competently executed detective drama, moving intelligently between the different hallmarks of the genre. Burke and Grainger have an easy, confident chemistry together, and after even a short time, it’s difficult to imagine anyone else portraying the characters.
Nigel Farage has lashed out at JK Rowling after she suggested he was to blame for ‘radicalising’ people against Muslims. The Harry Potter author was reacting to the Finsbury Park mosque attack, which saw worshippers observing Ramadan attacked by a man driving a van. The suspect, Darren Osborne, is then said to have been heard shouting that he wanted to “kill all Muslims”.
The UK has woken up to the news that another tragedy has taken place, after a 48-year-old man ploughed into members of the public outside the Finsbury Park Mosque on Sunday night, killing one so far. The incident is being investigated as a suspected terror attack and Lily Allen and J.K. Rowling have spoken out about the horror that took place after worshippers were leaving the building in north London just after midnight. Posting on Twitter shortly after the incident was confirmed, Lily claimed that the attacker had been ‘radicalized by the British media’.