‘Harry Potter’ Actor Ralph Fiennes Defends Author J.K. Rowling

  • “Harry Potter” actor Ralph Fiennes has defended author J.K. Rowling over what he called “disgusting” abuse she has received for her views on transgender issues.
  • Fiennes, who plays Lord Voldemort in the film adaptations of the beloved books, said he can understand where she “is coming from.”
  • “J.K. Rowling has written these great books about empowerment, about young children finding themselves as human beings,” Fiennes told the New York Times. “It’s about how you become a better, stronger, more morally centered human being. The verbal abuse directed at her is disgusting; it’s appalling.”