Thursday, July 21, 2011
JK Rowling given antique diamond bracelet by Harry Potter film studio
Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has been given a diamond bracelet by Warner Bros as a thank you present for letting them adapt the books for the big screen.
The 45-year-old billionaire author reportedly received the gift after the studio decided they wanted to give her a present to show their gratitude for the series, which has become one of the biggest film franchises of all time.
According to the website TMZ, the bracelet is a multi-million pound antique which contains 40 diamonds.
And it comes in the wake of further success for the series following the release of the final film Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2.
The blockbuster, which was released last week, took $170million (£105million) in its opening weekend at the US box office, beating previous record holder The Dark Knight - and added to its total with £23million in the UK.
It also broke the record for the most money made in one day by a film, grossing a massive $92million - and has scored the all-time biggest opening for a Harry Potter movie.
Rowling also recently announced the launch of Pottermore, a website on which the books will feature in electronic form.
The author, who has written around 18,000 words of new material for the site, said, ‘I wanted to give something back to the fans that have followed Harry so devotedly over the years.
‘Pottermore is a way for the creativity to live on and a way for me to be creative on a platform that did not exist when I started writing the books.’