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Poppy Montgomery casts spell in J.K. Rowling biopic

Poppy Montgomery

J.K. Rowling is magical.

How many other writers inspire frenzies? Children and adults around the world queued up when a new volume of Harry Potter was released.

Whatever riches and accolades she earns pale when considering that the wand she waved makes people want to read. Just how she came to do so is gently examined in Lifetime's "Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story" Monday, July 18.

The biopic is unauthorized, which isn't surprising given Rowling is famously private. Yet it would be difficult to find argument with the movie's intent.Poppy Montgomery ("Without a Trace") plays Rowling. As a die-hard Harry Potter fan, she would not have done...