Here’s a video of author J. K. Rowling, producers David Heyman and David Barron, directors Alfonso Cuaron, Mike Newell, and David Yates, and actors Rupert Grint and Emma Watson on stage at the BAFTAs to receive the “Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema” Award for the Harry Potter series.
Stephen Fry, the voice of the British Harry Potter audiobooks, gave the films’ creators a wonderful introduction. I enjoyed all of the comments from the various cast members in the video feature that was shown before the award was presented, as well as Heyman’s and Rowling’s acceptance speeches. I thought that the funniest part of the presentation was when Jo Rowling pulled Rupert Grint closer so that he would be on camera during David Heyman’s speech.
Here are some photos from the 2011 BAFTAs:
Congratulations to the J. K. Rowling and the Harry Potter cast and crew. I’m so glad that they received the recognition that they deserve!
EDIT: Here’s a link to a video of J. K. Rowling talking to the BBC News about what new writing projects she’s working on now! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/12444611 She has seven projects going at the moment! I wonder if any of them are Harry Potter-related…