JK Rowling has returned to the wizard’s magical school Hogwarts to host a star-studded fundraising event for her charity which helps orphaned children.
She was joined by actors Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman and Warwick Davis, film director Richard Curtis, comedian John Bishop and fashion designer Stella McCartney who were all treated to a banquet in the famous school’s dining hall.
Actress Emma Watson, who played Hermione in the blockbuster movies of the bestselling Harry Potter books – attended the gala held at the Hertfordshire Warner Bros Studio where the series was filmed.
The Edinburgh author hosted the star-studded event with her husband Dr Neil Murray. The event was held to raise money to help reunite children with their families in Eastern Europe, and the charity is named after a Harry Potter spell
Donations raised will go towards Rowling’s Lumos charity, named after a spell in the book, which works to help children in orphanages.
She said: ‘Since setting up the charity eight years ago to help change the lives of so many children living in appalling institutions across the world, Lumos has helped governments to take nearly 12,000 children out of these institutions”.