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One of the secrets of the great success of the epic about the adventures of Harry Potter was the ability of its author JK Rowling to create multifaceted and lively characters. Potter characters are ambiguous, they are not absolutely good or absolutely bad. All of them have their fears, advantages and disadvantages - this is why they are so close to readers.
In addition to many positive and negative characters, there are also minor characters in the Harry Potter epic. Like many real people, they are just trying to find their place under the sun, and preferably warmer. To do this, such characters are able to perform various actions.
Among such people is the quick-witted journalist Rita Skeeter. The heroine is the embodiment of everything negative that exists in modern journalism. It is for this reason that Rita's character turned out to be so voluminous, bright and well remembered by readers, and later by viewers.
ScandalousDaily Prophet reporter
This journalist, no longer young, but looking great for her 43 years, is always on the lookout for a sensation. Therefore, an essential attribute of this woman is a quick-writing pen.
This magical artifact is able to write down the text itself, which is dictated by its owner. What's more, this feather seems to feel what Rita Skeeter thinks. During each interview, it records exactly what the stubborn journalist needs, and not what is actually said. That is why the only true article by Rita Skeeter was written by her with a regular pen.
Over the years of work in journalism, Rita has developed her own signature style of writing sensational articles. She takes truthful information and supplements it with fiction and gossip, quite often twisting the facts and distorting the truth.
The main thing for this woman is that her publications are sensational. To get information, this nimble journalist does not disdain any methods, she does not care about other people's feelings and fears. So, after the death of Dumbledore, Rita Skeeter goes to an old woman who knew him, and with the help of a truth serum makes her tell everything she knew about the youth of the famous wizard.
Rita Skeeter's appearance
If in the film Rita Skeeter was portrayed as an elegant lady with a sly expression, the book version of this character was somewhat different. The appearance of this heroine in the book was more masculine. Rita Skeeter had a slightly prominent powerful jaw and stronghands. In addition, she had three gold teeth. The invariable attributes of a journalist, in addition to her magic pen, were also glasses in a frame inlaid with stones - later it turned out that these were just glass - as well as a mantle and a small lady's crocodile leather bag. It was she who was the permanent home of the quick-writing pen.
Rita Skeeter's Mystery
Despite the mountains of lies in her publications, Rita Skeeter almost always takes the truth as the basis for them, pretty much distorting it. And in order to find out the truthful information, the journalist has her own secret weapon - she is an animagus. In other words, this woman has the ability to turn into an insect and sneak in wherever she pleases.
This secret of hers is unknown to anyone, and although all Animagi must be registered, Rita hides her ability. For a long time, she succeeds in this, but, having started a quarrel with Hermione Granger, the journalist provoked the girl to search for compromising information on herself. Comparing the facts and her observations, Hermione found out about the secret of the journalist and began to blackmail her, forcing her to stop writing slander in the press. And later she persuaded Skeeter to interview Harry Potter about the return of the Dark Lord. But after the fall of the Ministry of Magic and the coming to power of the supporters of the Dark Wizard, Rita again continued to write in the old way.
Harry Potter, Rita Skeeter
The relationship between Harry and Rita did not work out right away. Deciding to interview the famous boy, she immediately began to distort the boy's words and attribute statements to him,which he did not speak. Harry even tried to be indignant, and after Dumbledore even interrupted the interview, but this did not stop the reporter. Soon, a newspaper article came out showing Harry as a completely different person than he was.
A little later, Hermione Granger had the imprudence to express in front of witnesses everything she thinks about the work of Rita Skeeter. To get even with her, the journalist published an article in which she depicted Harry Potter and Quidditch champion Viktor Krum as victims of Hermione's love potion. The article said that Harry was in love with his girlfriend. Because of this, many Potter fans became jealous of Hermione and sent her nasty letters.
The next article Rita Skeeter dedicated to Harry came out a year later. After the return of the Dark Lord, all official publications were afraid to write the truth and called Harry a liar. Using compromising evidence, Hermione forced Skeeter to come to Potter and interview him truthfully.
Despite the fact that for the first time in her life she had to write the truth, Skeeter did her job at the highest level. This proved that she is a really good journalist and, perhaps, if she had not chased sensations, she would have become an excellent reporter.
Articles by Rita Skeeter
Rita Skeeter posted her articles in various newspapers and magazines. But officially she worked at the Daily Prophet, so most of her sensational publications appeared here.
She also collaborated with the publication "Witch's Leisure". Here is an article by Rita Skeeter accusing Hermione ofusing a love potion to get the attention of Harry Potter and Viktor Krum.
Once a journalist wrote an article for the magazine "Negotiator". The irony is that this is the only serious and truthful article by Rita Skeeter, although the magazine itself was known as a humor publication.
During the Triwizard Tournament, the reporter was actively covering it, as always, using her signature tricks.
After defeating the Dark Lord, Rita was able to return to the editorial office and began working together with Harry's wife. Two of her articles on the sport of this period are known. At the same time, Rita Skeeter again distorted the facts, for which Jenny Potter was punished.
Books by Rita Skeeter
Being quite a talented writer, Rita also wrote books despite all her shortcomings. Five of her works are known. All of them were biographies of famous people, although in fact they were collections of gossip and speculation.
The first book was a biography of the director of Hogwarts Armando Dippet. He held this post before Dumbledore.
Skeeter's next bestseller was a biography of Dumbledore himself, published fairly soon after the wizard's death. In this book, Rita played it well. However, despite the lies, it was thanks to this edition that Harry and his friends were able to learn the secret of the Deathly Hallows.
Rita published her next book after the death of the Dark Lord. At that time, the truth about the feat of Professor Snape became known, and Skeeter decided to take advantage of this and concocted a biography of the wizard, pretty much savoring gossip.
It is not known exactly whenit was the journalist who published the biography of Harry Potter.
Skeeter released her last known book when Harry Potter became an adult - he was thirty-four. This edition was about Dumbledore's Army. Here she went through the biographies of most of its participants.
Miranda Richardson: the actress who played Rita Skeeter
As you know, all real actors love to play negative characters. Because it is these roles that make it possible to show off all the facets of your talent. Famous British artist Miranda Richardson is no exception.
Since childhood, she dreamed of becoming an actress. There was a period when Miranda wanted to become a veterinarian, but the love of art took its toll.
Having made her film debut, the actress soon switched to television. In 1986, she was given the role of Queen Elizabeth I in the famous British television series Blackadder. The audience liked the performance of the young actress, and Miranda became a regular participant in the TV show along with Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie and many other famous comedians.
In parallel with filming in the television series, Miranda Richardson also played in the movies, however, she was not given big roles, but this did not prevent her from showing herself perfectly. So, in the nineties, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the movie Damage. In addition, during the same period, Richardson received two Golden Globes and one British Academy Film Award.
In the late nineties, the actress abruptly changed her role and began to play the role of villains in movies. Her heroines turned out to be especially bright inSleepy Hollow and Snow White.
In the first decade of the 2000s, Miranda Richardson focused on film roles, albeit small ones. After a series of not-so-famous projects, Miranda was given a role in the epic Harry Potter in 2005.
The scandalous journalist Rita Skeeter became her heroine. The actress coped with her role with a bang, creating a magnificent image on the screen. So after five years, she was again invited to play this character.
Today, Miranda Richardson continues to be in demand in her profession, coping well with any role, although most directors like to invite her to costume films.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The third book about the adventures of the wizard boy was published in 1999. The film based on it was called Harry Potter 3: Prisoner of Azkaban. According to the writer JK Rowling herself, this is one of the best books in the series. And the only one in which the Dark Lord did not try to return.
The book and movie "Harry Potter 3: Prisoner of Azkaban" tells the story of Harry's third year at Hogwarts. Arriving at school as usual, the boy is surprised by the heightened security measures at the school. It turns out that this is due to an unprecedented incident - for the first time in history, a prisoner escaped from Azkaban prison, and not a simple one - this is Sirius Black. After so many years, he is back on the loose, and everyone believes that he is looking for young Potter to kill him.
Over time boylearns the whole story of Sirius. It turns out he was one of Harry's father's best friends. In total, there were four comrades in the company: Professor Lupin, Sirius Black, James Potter and Peter Pettigrew. They were inseparable, and when the Dark Lord came to power, they began to fight against him. However, Sirius betrayed his friends and told the Dark Wizard where the Potters were hiding, and he himself killed Pettigrew. Upon learning of Black's villainy, Harry dreams of meeting him to get even.
The magical universe of Harry Potter has been enticing readers and viewers for many years. Recently, its creator JK Rowling announced the release of new books from this series. So the whole world is looking forward to meeting their favorite characters.
Harry Potter is a character known to almost every child on the planet thanks to the bright adaptations that have long become classics. Despite this, many entertaining facts from the books about the young wizard did not make it into the movies. So, what is interesting from the biography of the boy with the scar left behind the scenes?
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