JK Rowling Describes Harry Potter In His 30s
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has hinted at the future life for the teen wizard, as he approaches middle age.
Ms Rowling has reunited the famous trio of Harry, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger for a Hogwarts School reunion, in a new short story.
Published on the writer's Pottermore website, the now 34-year-old Harry is described as showing "threads of silver" in his black hair.
His wife Ginny and their children also feature in the 1,500-word story.
Although Hermione has aged well her husband Ron has ginger hair that is "thinning slightly".
Building further mystery about the intervening years, the author describes a cut over Harry's cheekbone - a sign of membership in a top secret group of wizards called the Aurors.
The fast-forward to the future is set during a Quidditch match.
Edinburgh-based Ms Rowling made political waves recently when she voiced her support for a 'No' vote in the September Scottish independence referendum and by making a £1m donation to the Better Together campaign.
She has also recently published her second crime thriller under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
Last July she was awarded damages in the form of a "substantial" charity donation after a solicitor at a law firm acting on her behalf revealed her as the writer behind the Galbraith name.
At the time, Ms Rowling described it as a "liberating experience" being able to publish literary work "without hype or expectation" that the Harry Potter series attracted.