As the author of the much-loved Harry Potter books J.K. Rowling is something of a national treasure, beloved for her rich imagination, sparkling writing and outspoken views. And the 52-year-old revealed last night that she's also able to win serious style points too, when she unveiled a daring new look at the Broadway premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Appearing on the red carpet alongside husband Dr Neil Murray, fans were delighted to see her usually blonde locks dyed a vivid shade of red. She also wowed with her outfit choice, which featured a pair of thigh-high tan stiletto boots.
J.K. Rowling looked radiant in this gorgeous blue frock
The author and prolific tweeter offset the risqué style with a loose-fitting cornflower blue dress, which featured billowing sleeves, an empire-style skirt and v-shaped neckline. Her hair was blowdried into bouncy waves and she sported subtle bronze eyeshadow paired with a nude lip.
The play, which previously enjoyed a successful run in London, is written by Jack Thorne and based on JK's original stories. Olivier Award winning Jamie Parker and Noma Dumezweni return to play Harry Potter and Hermione Granger in the Broadway version, and Paul Thornley will play Ron Weasley.
The author's husband Dr Neil Murray also made a rare public appearance
J.K. has always been open about her initial struggles in finding success, and her rags-to-riches tale is considered an inspiration to writers the world over. The author is generous with her advice to others currently in the same situation she once was, and regularly tweets nuggets of wisdom.
Last year she retweeted wise words from @beauty_jackson, which read: "HEY! YOU! You're working on something and you're thinking, 'Nobody's gonna watch, read, listen.' Finish it anyway," before adding her own thoughts. In a series of tweets, she wrote: "There were so many times in the early 90s when I needed somebody to say this to me. It's great advice for many reasons. Even if it isn't the piece of work that finds an audience, it will teach you things you could have learned no other way. (And by the way, just because it didn't find an audience, that doesn't mean it's bad work)." She also added that: “The discipline involved in finishing a piece of creative work is something on which you can truly pride yourself."