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Harry Potter fans get glimpse of the wizard as an older man

The now 34-years old wizard Potter is described as having "threads of silver" in his black hair. Credit: Debra Hurford Brown/Pottermore/PA Wire

Fans of the pop culture smash Harry Potter series have been given a glimpse into the teenage wizard's future after JK Rowling resurrected the character for a new short story that reunites him with the gang at a Hogwarts school reunion.

The 1,500-word story, published on the writer's Pottermore website, describes the now 34-year-old Harry as having "threads of silver" in his black hair.

Ron Weasley, played in the hit films by Rupert Grint, has aged less well with his ginger hair "thinning slightly". His wife Hermione, Harry's wife Ginny, and their children all feature in the story.

An artists rendition of the Golden Stadium - the Maracanã of Quidditch. Credit:

Rowling also gives fans a hint of Harry's new life by describing a mysterious cut over his cheekbone which signifies his membership of a top-secret group of wizards called the Aurors.

The story is set during a Quidditch tournament - the fictional sport played by the student wizards on flying broomsticks in the best-selling books that is so popular with fans that they have adapted a version of the game that can really be played.