London celebrates 20th anniversary of “Harry Potter” film release – rts.ch

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At the end of the year, the City of London is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” by increasing the number of conventions, special screenings and exhibitions. A saga that, despite its age, continues to bring billions into the British economy.

Sculptures, outdoor shows, photo exhibitions, special screenings in the city center are leaning back in late 2021 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”, a film from the London saga . by JK Rowling.

>> To read: Our large format dedicated to the film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Last week, hundreds of them gathered at a convention center in the heart of London, disguised as magicians and witches, to share their passions and meet some of the film’s actors and actresses.

Most visitors say they discovered Harry Potter when they were kids. But he continues to fascinate today, even as adults. When asked by RTS, a fan present at the convention explains: “For me, it’s nostalgia. There are a lot of people in my generation who grew up with Harry Potter. We’re one big family. It’s all about it.” There’s also a series for the ages. It’s not just for kids.”

A boon for tourism economy

It must be said that Harry Potter is a godsend for the English capital. Visiting filming locations, restaurants and other attractions inspired by the young magician along the trail would add about 5 billion francs to the British economy.

Mirafora Mina, the prop and graphic designer who designed the props used in the movies, now runs a shop that sells books, postcards and other items from the series. “Harry Potter is the person who brings the most tourists here. Maybe right after the royal family!”, she laughs.

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Special on HBO Max

Another surprise awaits fans on January 1, 2022. HBO Max has announced that it will air “Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts” that day, featuring Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe and Chris Columbus.

In a spirit similar to the team reunion of the “Friends” series, the actors will be at the Harry Potter studio in London to discuss their memories of the filming, anecdotes and other behind-the-scenes secrets.

According to “Daily Mail”, writer JK Rowling may have been excluded from the program because her remarks are considered transphobic (see box).

>> To watch the presentation of the program “Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts”

At the moment, we don’t know yet whether the show will be available on other platforms or TV channels, but we can’t imagine without going too far that we’ll get this anniversary event from Switzerland in one way or another when the time comes. Will be able to see ,

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