Lots of Harry Potter news to share!
It was just announced this morning that the franchise will be honored with the award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at this year’s British Academy Film Awards. Author JK Rowling and producer David Heyman will receive the award on behalf of the franchise during the ceremony held on February 13th.
Daniel Radcliffe who plays the eponymous hero remarked, “I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this Award. I have loved every minute of making these films and to me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible – this Award is a testament to their incredible work.”
Emma Watson added, “This is a huge honour! I am so proud to have been part of the incredible team both in front and behind the camera that made these films. Thank you to Jo Rowling for writing such wonderful books, to David Heyman for shepherding us all through the past ten years and to all the loyal fans who have been with us throughout.”
Rupert Grint continued, “Thank you so much BAFTA for this amazing Award. We have spent half our lives making these films and are so proud of the pleasure they have given the fans and the contribution they have made to British cinema.”
Congrats to the cast and crew! Psst, check out the DVD info inside…
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 will release on DVD and a BD/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack on April 15. Check out the extras on JJJ.
In addition a Harry Potter: Years 1-7 Part 1 gift set will also be available on April 15th. This seven-movie Blu-ray gift set will include nine discs and “an abundance of spectacular special features on each movie.”