J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life is a documentary that was filmed by James Runcie. The film follows J. K. Rowling over the course of a long year as she completes her work on the last Harry Potter novel, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This documentary also includes many extensive interviews with J.K Rowling, as well as several clips of her promoting Deathly Hallows and at the launch.
This documentary was screened in the United Kingdom on Sunday 30 December 2007, on channel ITV and on Seven Network in Australia on 13 July, 2008. It was also aired on the ABC Television Network in America on Thursday, 16 July, 2009 from 8-9pm (ET), the weekend of the release of the film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life was later included on the "Special Features" DVD of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
New Canon introduced
- J.K. Rowling provides a quick sketch of the Weasley family tree, including all the marriages and grandchildren not mentioned in the Epilogue of Deathly Hallows. She also includes Luna Lovegood's marriage to Rolf Scamander, and both James and Lily get middle names - Sirius and Luna respectively. It also introduces Percy Weasley's marriage to Audrey. She later placed this tree in the Room of Requirement section of her official website, where it was updated to include Draco Malfoy's marriage to Astoria Greengrass, and gives their son, Scorpius a middle name - Hyperion.
- In Depth Preview of ITV Documentary on J.K.Rowling at TheLeakyCauldron.org
- YouTube: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6