» J.K. Rowling Pens New Harry Potter Character, Celestina Warbeck
J.K. Rowling Pens New Harry Potter Character, Celestina Warbeck
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Celebrated author J.K. Rowling has written a biography of the
lesser-known "Harry Potter" character, Celestina
Warbeck, on a fan site.
The Scottish author published the profile of the singer, who is
referenced in the popular wizarding book series, though never
appearing directly, on fan site - Pottermore - after describing her
as one of her favourite unseen characters and likening her to Welsh
superstar Dame Shirley Bassey.
"Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters
in the 'Harry Potter' series, and has been part of the Potter world
ever since its inception," she was quoted as saying.
"Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven
volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble
Shirley Bassey in both looks and style.
"I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years
ago, at Amnesty International's Headquarters in London; 'Celestina'
was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous
The biography, available to read on the subscription-only site,
details the establishment of a choir at wizarding school Hogwarts
to cater for Celestina's talents.