J.K. Rowling and Ian McKellen both appear in a Simpsons episode next season when the family travels to London:
- Rowling fumes sarcastically when young Lisa Simpson pesters her for details about how the “Harry Potter” series will end. McKellen is besieged by falling anvils and other disasters when Homer Simpson repeatedly says the name of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” aloud at the theater, which performers regard as bad luck.
Coffman said the episode is likely to air in November or December.
Worldwide sales of Rowling’s first four “Harry Potter” books top 190 million copies, and the upcoming fifth installment, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” is set to hit bookstores June 21. [AP]