Harry Potter films to recieve outstanding Bafta award



Organisers have announced that the Harry Potter films will receive an award for outstanding British contribution to cinema at this years famous Bafta awards.

The author of the famous book, JK Rowling and producer David Heyman, will receive the award on behalf of the franchise.

The awards are t held on 13 February at London’s Royla Opera House.

Bafta praised the films:The films have “highlighted the expertise within the British craft and technical industries.”

The seven films released so far have made more than $5.4 billion worldwide. Starting in 2001 with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

An eighth and final instalment, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, will be released in July.

Daniel Radcliffe, 21, who stars as Harry Potter, said he had “loved every minute of making these films”.

“To me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible,” he went on.

“This award is a testament to their incredible work.”

Radcliffe’s sentiments were echoed by co-star Emma Watson, who said it was “a huge honour”.

“Thank you so much Bafta for this amazing award,” added Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley opposite Radcliffe’s Harry and Watson’s Hermione Granger.

The Potter movies have received seven Oscar nominations and 28 Bafta nominations.

Jonathan Ross will host this year’s Bafta Film Awards, to be broadcast on BBC One.

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