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

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: sue
April 02, 2009, 07:17 AM

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!

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First! Thats so cool that she gets to meet Michelle Obama!

Posted by RightLeftMiddle {WBM} on April 02, 2009, 07:26 AM report to moderator
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That’s way awesome, especially that the Obama family reads HP! :D

Posted by Mhæy™⌠R☺AR⌡ on April 02, 2009, 07:27 AM report to moderator
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RightLeftMIddle I would say thats cool the Michelle Obama gets to meet Jo :D

Posted by Crom on April 02, 2009, 07:30 AM report to moderator
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Squeel!!! That is SOOO amazing – I wonder which story she’ll pick… This is awsome!!!

Posted by JustSuperMione on April 02, 2009, 07:46 AM report to moderator
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My money would be on The Fountain of Fair Fortune for the reading, which seems to be the favourite for such readings.

Posted by roonwit on April 02, 2009, 08:00 AM report to moderator
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Very nice.

Posted by Confederate Lady [CL, Rawwrrrr] on April 02, 2009, 08:51 AM report to moderator
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Thats so awesome to meet Michelle Obama!
Posted by Fleur-de- Lily on April 02, 2009, 08:55 AM report to moderator
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Cool.

Posted by phantomdave79 on April 02, 2009, 09:04 AM report to moderator
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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.

Posted by Jeannine on April 02, 2009, 09:49 AM report to moderator
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Wow, I hope someone will update more photos soon. LOL great..

Posted by ele0206 -ROAR- on April 02, 2009, 10:55 AM report to moderator
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: D

Posted by FrancescaElle on April 02, 2009, 11:36 AM report to moderator
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how awesome would that be to be there? jkr and michelle obama!

Posted by hermy65 on April 02, 2009, 12:08 PM report to moderator
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JKR is my favorite cover girl!

Posted by Garden State Geek on April 02, 2009, 12:14 PM report to moderator
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That is great… Think of it. Two of the worlds most powrfull women on the same spot!

Posted by DobbyandWinky WBM!!! on April 02, 2009, 01:46 PM report to moderator
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That would be really awesome to see.

Posted by Melinae ♥Squee♥/Professor Truffle on April 02, 2009, 03:34 PM report to moderator
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