J.K. Rowling reveals her favourite Harry Potter character

Turns out, an author can absolutely play favourites with their literary creations; in fact, it's quite easy to do so

Clarisse Loughrey
Tuesday 12 April 2016 14:22

Turns out, you can absolutely play favourites with your creations.

J.K. Rowling was asked on Twitter who her favourite Harry Potter character was apart from Harry; though, really, would anyone's answer actually be the whiny sprog whose main achievement is not dying?

Her answer? Albus Dumbledore; the wisest of sages, and a character Rowling has handed some of the series' most poignant, beautifully penned pieces of dialogue. It's through the reflections and guidance of Hogwarts' headmaster that the author could espouse such inspirational life philosophies as, "it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."

Indeed, Dumbledore is central enough to the series to be namechecked in the new trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, released 18 November, which adapts the Comic Relief book Rowling released in 2001.

Meanwhile, the script for J.K. Rowling's stageplay Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be published 31 July, with previews for the show beginning at London's Palace Theatre 7 June.

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