The Queen and JK Rowling only British women to appear in the top 100
Fans of Harry Potter and magic, rejoice: Universal Orlando is expanding its Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a new area based on the books' fictional scenes in Diagon Alley and London.
Wand-er through the magical store from Saturday
The best-selling author J K Rowling has vowed to continue writing and promised that her next published book would be for children.
Ben Whishaw has gone to the head of the Q in the new Bond film after movie bosses confirmed he will play 007's gadget guru in Skyfall.
JK Rowling was not joking when she said her next book would be "very different" to the magical world of Harry Potter. Yesterday it emerged her first novel aimed at adults would follow parish council elections in an English market town. The celebrated British author's first book in five years will be called The Casual Vacancy, and will be a "blackly comic" tale of an idyllic English town at war itself, the publishers revealed.
Cancellation of music festival leaves owner struggling to pay for essential repair work
Fifteen-year-old fan Holly Hatfield guides us – and her dad – through the astonishing new Warner Bros Harry Potter tour near Watford
With the Harry Potter valedictory lap, replete with fans declaring their childhood officially over and photo-montages tracking its junior cast from pre-teen to young adults, finally over, people may be surprised that the franchise's first youngster onto their next blockbuster role, isn't Harry, Hermoine or Ron, but their scheming nemesis Draco Malfoy, aka actor Tom Felton, with his lead role in new prequel Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
This CGI-heavy remake of the 1981 adventure film has Perseus (Sam Worthington) battling monsters, while the ridiculously wigged and made-up gods of Olympus (Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes) look on.
A film that was always going to bring a tear to the eye – for lead actress Kate Winslet as she accepted her Bafta and Oscar trophies.
With Billy Elliot director, Daldry, at the helm, playwright David Hare penning the screenplay and Kate Winslet and Ralph Fiennes in the leading roles, The Reader should surely be a classic.
Anthony Minghella, the film director whose work included The English Patient and Truly, Madly, Deeply, died yesterday, aged 54, after suffering a haemorrhage at Charing Cross Hospital in London following an operation last week for a growth in his neck.