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J.K. Rowling Writes New 'Harry Potter' Story About Singing Sorceress

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Harry Potter's Celestina Warbeck comes to life in a new biography-style short!

The Harry Potter universe continues on with another feature on the Pottermore website. J.K. Rowling has taken one of her favorite side characters and built up a small biography on the famous "singing sorceress," Celestina Warbeck.

Warbeck was often mentioned in the Harry Potter series as Molly Weasley's favorite singer and even in Rowling's Daily Prophet series written for the Potter fan club.

The singer was destined for greatness at an early age, and through her years at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, her mother tried relentlessly (without success) to create more options in theater and music for her daughter.Rowling mentions how along with her grand fame and success, this character participates in many charitable works. As if emulating a glamorous diva lifestyle, Warbeck sells out expensive concerts and has had several marriages to producers and managers.

Rowling also explains how she always envisioned Celestina Warbeck as Shirley Bassey, in "both looks and style." Bassey is most known for her singing for some of the most iconic James Bond films, including Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever.


An exciting element to the feature on Pottermore is the attached hit single from Warbeck, "You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have My Heart". Adding another medium into the mix gives Harry Potter fans an idea of what would be playing in the Weasley household as Molly would prepare Christmas dinner.

For those who have been lucky enough to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, you can see Celestina perform live with her backup singers, the Banshees!

With this new look into the life of Celestina Warbeck, a character who many may have easily forget about, dedicated fans are getting a bit more excited with where else Rowling could go from here... especially when there are so many unique characters that have been mentioned during the Harry Potter series.

Which less-mentioned characters would you like Rowling to write about next?

Photo Credit: WizardingWorldHarryPotter.com

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