Newton Artemis Fido Scamander is ready for his close-up. The magizoologist otherwise known as Newt is the central figure of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, J.K. Rowling’s prequel of sorts to Harry Potter opening on Friday.
JK Rowling has said that she’s probably alone in pronouncing the name of supreme evil-doer Voldemort the way she first intended it. The writer took to Twitter yesterday, commenting on a tweet by a fan. - Terry Gilliam ‘is not dead’ - Amazing behind-the-scenes shots - Transformers 5 plot revealed American ‘Christian, writer, reader, nature lover’ Michael Lucero wrote: “One piece of Harry Potter trivia I always forget to mention: the “t” is silent in Voldemort, according to @jk_rowling.” Rowling picked up on the remark, and indeed, this is the case. Back in 2009, Rowling, while accepting the Legion d’honneur from President Francois Sarkozy, apologised for the name - which is translated as ‘flight of death’ in French.