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Harry Potter is the title character and series name for a group of British fantasy novels by J. K. Rowling. The series focuses on Harry Potter, a student wizard at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and his friends and enemies. The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (retitled ...and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US) debuted in 1997, and the books have sold more than 300 million copies internationally. The series has spawned an equally successful film franchise, games, and Lego figures, amongst other spin-offs.

Author J.K. Rowling was awarded the first Jim Henson Celebration Honor for her "imagination and originality in creating the fantastical world of Harry Potter and for the amazing impact these books have had around the world." [1]

The books have gone on to be presented many other awards, including the Quill Book Award.

In 2001, for the debut film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Jim Henson's Creature Shop supplied digital and animatronic effects for animal characters and a troll.

References

Trivia

  • The Knebworth House was used on location filming for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Frank Oz was considered to direct one of the Harry Potter movies.[2]

Connections

Several actors in the Harry Potter films, including many of the series regulars, have also appeared in Muppet/Henson productions.

  • Helena Bonham Carter played Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)
  • John Cleese played Nearly Headless Nick in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
  • Robbie Coltrane plays Rubeus Hagrid in all the Harry Potter film adaptions (2001-2011)
  • Warwick Davis played Professor Flitwick
  • Dawn French played the Fat Lady in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
  • Michael Gambon played Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)
  • Richard Griffiths played Vernon Dursley in Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010)
  • George Harris played Kingsley Shacklebolt in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)
  • Robert Hardy played Cornelius Fudge in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
  • John Hurt played Mr. Ollivander in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)
  • Miriam Margolyes played Professor Sprout in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
  • Daniel Radcliffe played the title character in all the Harry Potter film adaptions (2001-2011)
  • Miranda Richardson played Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
  • Alan Rickman played Professor Severus Snape in all the Harry Potter film adaptions (2001-2011)
  • Elizabeth Spriggs played the Fat Lady in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  • Julie Walters plays Molly Weasley in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)
  • Zoe Wanamaker played Madame Hooch in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
  • Mark Williams played Mr. Arthur Weasley in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2 (2010 and 2011 respectively)

Sources

  1. Softpedia "J.K Rowling Has Won The Jim Henson Award" 12/23/05
  2. Metro UK "The Muppets creator Frank Oz is packing his puppets away" Sharon Lougher, September 19, 2011

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