HARRY POTTER To Receive Prestigious BAFTA Honour!

By on 3 February, 2011

The Harry Potter movie franchise is set to receive one of BAFTA‘s most prestigious prizes at this month’s Orange British Academy Film Awards – the award for outstanding British contribution to cinema!

J.K. Rowling and David Heyman will receive the award on behalf of the movies during the ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on the 13th February 2011.

The award was introduced back in 1978, and is presented in honour of film producer Michael Balcon, who was responsible for the Ealing Comedies, such as ‘The Lavender Hill Mob‘. Previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman and Working Title.

Finola Dwyer, chair of the film committee, said:

“As this great British film success story draws to a close with this year’s eagerly anticipated final instalment, it’s fitting that BAFTA honors the Harry Potter films and their contribution to the British film industry.”

Starting in 2001 with ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘, the Warner Bros. Pictures‘ franchise has gone on to gross more than $5.4 billion (around £3.3 billion) worldwide, making it the top-grossing film franchise of all time.

The story ends on the big screen with the release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2‘ on the 15th July 2011.

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