Author JK Rowling has published a short biography of Celestina Warbeck, a minor character from her Harry Potter books on the fan website Pottermore.com.
Celestina Warbeck is a glamorous singing sorceress resembling Shirley Bassey and a favorite of Mrs. Molly Weasley’s.
The new backstory for Celestina Warbeck, who was only mentioned briefly in the series about a boy wizard, was posted online Monday along with one of her songs, recorded by a singer at the Harry Potter theme park at Universal Orlando Resort in Florida.
JK Rowling calls Celestina Warbeck one of her favorite “offstage” characters in the whole series.
The author writes that Celestina Warbeck’s special abilities include tap-dancing and an extraordinary voice that can “drown out a chorus of banshees”.
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