J.K. Rowling to be Honored at Pride of Britain Awards


Oct 09, 2007

Posted by SueTLC

A few days ago we first told you about the Pride of Britain awards which will be held tomorrow night in London, England and that actress Emma Watson and J.K. Rowling would be attending this event. Tonight GMTV is reporting that Jo will also be honored at this event, getting special recognition for the following:

“Twelve years ago, a woman sitting in Edinburgh coffee shop could be seen scribbling in a notebook, creating the life of a schoolboy wizard. Since the success of Harry Potter, Jo has inspired a new generation of avid readers, and she has encouraged a whole host of wannabe writers to put pen to paper. But despite a full-time writing schedule, Jo is also President of the charity One Parent Families, the patron of The Multiple Sclerosis Society and co-founder of the Children’s High Level Group, helping young people in care.”

As reported previously, these awards “honor those real life heroes in the UK, such as” an air stewardess who delivered and battled to save a 1lb premature baby at 30,000ft to Britain’s oldest man, the last First World war volunteer, who still visits schools to educate children at the age of 111 years old.” Others attending this event including UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Prince Charles, celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, and UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry among others. These awards will be held tomorrow night, and then will be broadcast Wednesday, October 10 on UK channel ITV1 9:00pm ’ 10:30pm. If anyone can capture this video, please send it in!

Thanks paul for emailing and to radcakesfan!

12 Responses to J.K. Rowling to be Honored at Pride of Britain Awards

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Congratulations, Jo. It’s so well-deserved.

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I’m glad we’re still honoring Jo – no award will ever be enough.

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Good for JK Rowling! There’s another honor to add to her list… she’s up what, 5000 now?

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I’m so glad they’re honouring her, when I heard that she was going I thought that she should.

Amazing woman ♥ ♥

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So that’s why Jo is going. She is not handing out an award- she’s a recepient of the Pride of Britain ’ award. And JKR rightly deserves it more than any British nowadays. Harry POtter has put England on the map and is Britain’s best export.

Hope Dan is going. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if it is DanRad who presented the award to JKR? lol

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Go, Jo, go! She certainly deserves it.

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Congratulation Jo!!!! :) You deserve it more than anyone. You’re certainly a great person and we’re all really thankful for everything that you have done. Thank you for being the person that you are… WE LOVE YOU!!!!

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  • Most of the people honoured at these awards will be non-famous everyday Britons that put the Great in Great Britain.
  • No, Dan is not attending apparently, so you’ll have to make do with Ms Watson.
  • We already had the debate a few threads down as to why Emma. The most sensible conclusion is that she was the one who had the time to attend. But in any case, I hope she enjoys the show. These shows are usually very emotional and heart-warming.
  • CONGRATS in advance to all the winners including JKR, and I’ll be recording the show tomorrow night when it airs on ITV1 at 9pm (UK time).


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Congrats to Jo Rowling! So well deserved.

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So this must be like the Nobel Prize just for Great Britain? Cool!

Awesome for JKR. Very appropriate award and recognition!

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