Video: JK Rowling Arrives at Royal Opera House, Will Read Beedle the Bard, Possible New Portrait for British Vogue

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Apr 02, 2009

Posted by SueTLC

Update: The BBC is reporting this event at the Royal Opera House has now concluded,with JKR indeed treating the guests to a reading from Beedle the Bard. Dancers also performed a selection from their production of Giselle. You can read more here. Also the video of JKR arriving at the Opera house is here in our galleries.

As a follow to what we first reported below last night, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has now arrived at the Royal Opera House in London, England. According to this video report from the BBC, you can see Jo and US First Lady Michelle Obama arriving at the event, where the article notes that JKR will be reading excerpts from her recently released The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Early photos are also here in our galleries, courtesy of Reuters/AP.

Update 2: British Vogue is now reporting that they were invited to record the event today at the Royal Opera House, and “to create a series of exclusive portraits for the magazine.” Acclaimed fashion photographer Mario Testino took the pictures,and we will update should there be a new portrait of JKR included in the magazine.

Thanks for the first BBC link Wendy!





37 Responses to Video: JK Rowling Arrives at Royal Opera House, Will Read Beedle the Bard, Possible New Portrait for British Vogue

Avatar ImageRightLeftMiddle says: First! Thats so cool that she gets to meet Michelle Obama!Avatar Imagemhaeyemhaeye says: That's way awesome, especially that the Obama family reads HP! :DAvatar Imagecrom says: RightLeftMIddle I would say thats cool the Michelle Obama gets to meet Jo :DAvatar ImageJustSuperMione says: Squeel!!! That is SOOO amazing - I wonder which story she'll pick... This is awsome!!!Avatar Imageroonwit says: My money would be on The Fountain of Fair Fortune for the reading, which seems to be the favourite for such readings.Avatar Imagecallicott3 says: Very nice.Avatar ImageFleur-de- Lily says: Thats so awesome to meet Michelle Obama! Avatar Imagephantomdave79 says: Cool.Avatar ImageJeannine says: That's terrific!!! Love Jo is meeting Michelle Obama and vice vera. Wish the Obama children[and mom ] could go to Leaveston Studios and meet the cast of the films too.Avatar Imageele0206 says: Wow, I hope someone will update more photos soon. LOL great..Avatar Imagesupergirlinfrance says: : DAvatar Imagehermy65 says: how awesome would that be to be there? jkr and michelle obama!Avatar ImageGarden State Geek says: JKR is my favorite cover girl! Avatar ImageDobbyandWinky says: That is great... Think of it. Two of the worlds most powrfull women on the same spot!Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: That would be really awesome to see. Avatar ImageHPNAIV says: I think it's so cool how the Obamas read HP. =)Avatar ImageHGROSS44 says: JKR DID A GREAT JOB WIS ALL COULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN PERSONAvatar ImageCatherine says: cool! she is so speciall! Avatar ImageMarina_Spain says: I'm really happy to see Jo among the most influential people in the world! XD Of course, she is one of them, so it's only natural!Avatar Imagecheeserpleaser says: I wish I could have been there to see it. Oh, well. I am sure that for all parties present it would have been a fantastic experience.Avatar ImageLeander21 says: coolAvatar Imagebrentbrehony says: Way cool!! Peace~Big BAvatar Imagehermyone08 says: That's really exciting!Avatar ImageShane says: Jo = the greatest force of Awesome out there.Avatar ImageBeAchL0veEr05 says: That's really cool. Wish I was there!Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Great. . . :)Avatar ImageSidish_black6 says: Great. . . :)Avatar ImageFragesteller says: Here is part of the report by the Telegraph: "President Obama may be the world's most famous man but he became positively star struck in the presence of the Harry Potter author J K Rowling. The President made a beeline for Miss Rowling, at the end of the Downing Street G20 dinner, and told her that he had read all her books himself and to his children Sasha and Malia. Miss Rowling then received a second presidential seal of approval for the boy wizard from Russia's President Medvedev and his wife Svetlana, who not only admitted to having read the Harry Potter books but also asked for her autograph." About Obama, the Scotsman reported: "An onlooker revealed: 'He asked for her autograph and told her he had read all the Harry Potter books to his daughter, Malia, so counted himself a big fan of hers. Joanne was clearly very flattered.'" Avatar ImageSitaset says: OK, Fragesteller, thank you EXTREMELY much for that posting!! I don't know if it's possible to love both my favorite people as much as I do now, but I'll certainly try. I'm trying to imagine our wonderfully-too-cool-for-school President Obama "geeking out" upon meeting our literary Goddess, Jo Rowling. My smile is way wide and my heart is WAY full just reading about it! Avatar Imagex_Potter_Lover_Forever_x says: WOW - THAT'S SO AWESOME! :D xAvatar ImageJTEL99 says: Ahhh, to be JKR for a day!Avatar Imagehermione_g_1 says: Not sure if this has been posted yet, but it's a cute article about the dinner: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/g20-summit/5095227/G20-summit-Barack-Obama-is-a-fan-of-Harry-Potter.html "The President made a beeline for Miss Rowling, at the end of the Downing Street G20 dinner, and told her that he had read all her books himself and to his children Sasha and Malia. Miss Rowling then received a second presidential seal of approval for the boy wizard from Russia's President Medvedev and his wife Svetlana, who not only admitted to having read the Harry Potter books but also asked for her autograph..."Avatar ImageSgt Pepper says: Here is some random dialogue based on Tales of Beedle the Bard, with Albus and Aberforth, thought i would share it albus: i want the tale of the three brothers! aberforth: i want grumble the grubby goat! albus: you had that last night, ab, it's my turn tonight! aberforth: we're always hearing about the stupid three brothers, i want the grubby goat! albus: what is it with you and goats anyway? kendra: we will have both stories... arianna, dear, don't eat the sheets Avatar ImageSgt Pepper says: hmmm yes, excellent video BTWAvatar Imagebecmajec says: i would definitely buy that if jo was in it. that would be cool.Avatar Imagemugglemom4 says: Squee!Avatar Imagenoe_lover_42 says: ok cool :) <<--- Add Me On Myleaky :]

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