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Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

J.K. Rowling
Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremony can be seen here, via BuzzFeed.

The ceremony also included a larger than life Lord Voldemort representing children's nightmares, only to be overcome by the happy appearance of several Mary Poppins look-a-likes.

Thank you, Joel, for the tip!

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1346 Points

This was sooo cool to see. I loved it!!!! They said that J.K rowling was nervous, she didn’t sound it. Thanks for doing that Jo.!!!!!!

Posted by HarryLover on July 29, 2012, 02:21 PM report to moderator

@HarryLover Who said that she was nervous ?

Posted by elena2212 on July 30, 2012, 05:38 AM report to moderator
467 Points

Definitely the best parts of the Opening ceremony! I was stuck in my chair watching! :D

Posted by lovelle on July 30, 2012, 06:36 PM report to moderator
12569 Points

Was I that distracted that I missed this in the NBC broadcast of the ceremony? I know they tastelessly cut the tribute to the victims of the 7/7 bombings and you can’t get much worse than that.

Posted by tinagin [ROAR]! on July 30, 2012, 07:46 PM report to moderator
80450 Points

The coverage stinks…

Posted by Won_Two on July 30, 2012, 10:19 PM report to moderator
28416 Points

It was lovely to see Jo and hear her reading from Peter Pan.

Regarding the bit that was cut by NBC
You can see the missing dance choreographed by Akram Khan at this link:

Posted by moglet [ITC!] on July 31, 2012, 11:46 AM report to moderator
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