Magic Beyond Words: The JK Rowling Story (2011)

Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother J. K. Rowling, her bid to become a published author, and her rise to fame that followed the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The film aired on Lifetime on July 18th and was criticized for being too lacklustre (mainly down to the fiercely private author having no say in the production) but it also shed some light on her personal life and featured scenes such as her highly abusive first husband and the death of her mother. The eponymous J.K. Rowling is the world's first billionaire (in terms of US dollars) author and the films inspired by her books have been the highest grossing films of all time. Poppy Montgomery reportedly got blue contact lenses to play the role of the highly influential author.

Directing:
  • Paul A. Kaufman

Writing:
  • Jeffrey Berman
  • Tony Caballero

Stars:
Release Date: 2011-07-18
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 87
Janet Kidder
Janet Kidder
Anne Rowling
Emily Holmes
Emily Holmes
Diane Rowling
Poppy Montgomery
Poppy Montgom...
JK Rowling
Antonio Cupo
Antonio Cupo
Jorge Arantes
Madison Desjarlais
Madison Desja...
J.K. Rowling - 17yrs old
Aislyn Watson
Aislyn Watson
JK Rowling 8
Marie West
Marie West
Aine
Sarah Desjardins
Sarah Desjard...
Diane Rowling (13-15)
Patti Allan
Patti Allan
Mrs. Morgan
Wesley MacInnes
Wesley MacInn...
Sean Harris
Paul McGillion
Paul McGillio...
Pete Rowling
Glynis Davies
Glynis Davies
Case Worker
Kirsten Robek
Kirsten Robek
Manager
Loretta Walsh
Loretta Walsh
Dark-Haired Mother
Eliza Faria
Eliza Faria
Diane Rowling (6)
Beatrice King
Beatrice King
Receptionist