Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Harry Potter films to win outstanding contribution Bafta

3rd February 2011

The big screen adaptations of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books are to be celebrated at this year's British Academy Film Awards (Baftas).

Rowling and Heyday Films founder David Heyman, who produced all seven instalments of the series, will collect the award for outstanding British contribution to cinema on behalf of the franchise on February 13th.

The first six films of the series have grossed more than USD 5.4 billion (GBP 3.3 billion) at the global box office, making it the most successful franchise of all time. The seventh and final instalment will be released on July 15th.

Finola Dwyer, chair of the award's film committee, commented: 'As this great British film success story draws to a close with this year's eagerly anticipated final instalment, it's fitting that Bafta honours the Harry Potter films and their contribution to the British film industry.'

Heyman added that he will be 'honoured' to accept the accolade on behalf of the 2,000 or so people who worked on the productions and thanked Rowling for 'entrusting' his company with the adaptations of her novels.

Other films based on literary works could be recognised in this year's Baftas as 127 Hours, taken from Aron Ralston's autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and the big screen version of Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo are in the running for the best adapted screenplay gong.
 

Latest Blog
Romancing the Silver Screen
27/07/2017

Jenn Bennett explores the role of the movies in her own life and in her new YA novel, Alex Approximately.

From Page to Stage - Adapting The Hunting of the Snark
24/07/2017

Garry McQuinn, Producer of The Hunting of the Snark, which opens this week at London's Vaudeville Theatre, describes the journey from page to stage.

#FoylesFive: Celebrating Beer
23/07/2017

Earlier this year, Belgian beer culture finally officially took its rightful place on the World's Intangible Cultural Heritage list, where it now sits in good company with the likes of the French gastronomic meal, Cuban rumba and Spanish flamenco. To celebrate, here is a far from exhaustive selection of some of the beer literature that can help you better appreciate the delicate arts of brewing and drinking beer.

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd