Harry Potter, the boy wizard star of JK Rowling's Harry Potter series, is one of the best-known heroes in popular fiction. He first appeared in 1997 in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and went on to star in seven books. Harry Potter was depicted by Daniel Radcliffe in the extremely popular film adaptations of the novels. Potter has two best friends: Ronald Weasley and Hermione Grangerwhom. All three are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The books, which trace the trio battle again the Dark wizard Lord Voldemort, have sold over 450,000,000 copies, making Harry Potter the best-selling series in history. They have been translated into 67 languages. The series was concluded in 2007 with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.