The Potter author made an unexpected appearance in the Opening Ceremonies of the London Olympics.

During tonight’s Ceremonies, a segment dedicated to children’s literature and its impact on British culture, J.K. Rowling appeared reading an excerpt from Peter Pan to the crowd.

During her segment, a giant puppet-like Voldemort rose above the performers as well as other villains from British literature, including the Child Catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

UPDATE: Video of J.K. Rowling reading at the London Olympics Opening Ceremonies.

 
Having sold 400 million books worldwide, Rowling is one of the most successful British authors in history.

Did you catch Rowling during tonight’s Opening Ceremonies?