The ''Harry Potter'' illustrator fashioned the boy wizard's likeness after her own face

By EW Staff
Updated June 17, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

Age 51

Mustworthiness Harry Potter wouldn’t be who he is without artist GrandPré, who fashioned the boy wizard’s likeness after her own face and has drawn the cover images and chapter sketches for J.K. Rowling’s first five books. She continues the streak with this summer’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

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