Harry Potter Cast and Author at BAFTA Film Awards; J.K. Rowling “Writing Hard” (Updated)

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Feb 13, 2011

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The BBC have a couple of new interviews up with the Harry Potter cast from the BAFTA Film Awards which are taking place in London’s Royal Opera House this evening. You can find a short interview with Rupert Grint (Ron Weasley) from the red carpet here and an interview with Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix Lestrange) talking about the success of “The King’s Speech” here on the BBC website. As we told you over a week ago, the Harry Potter films have won this year’s Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been spotted on the red carpet.

Update: The BBC now have a highlights from the red carpet video up, with footage of Emma Watson being photographed by the press. You can find that video here on the BBC website.

Speaking to Lizo Mzimba from BBC News, J.K. Rowling described being at the BAFTA Film Awards to get a special BAFTA as an “incredible thrill” and “a particularly meaningful award because it was very important to me to keep it British and we had these amazing British actors”. Watch a video of the Harry Potter author on the red carpet here on the BBC News website. “It is mindblowing, actually,” said Rowling of the franchise’s success, “it is extraordinary. I never got over the thrill of going down to Leavesden Studios and walking onto a set, physically walking into a space I’d imagined in my head.”

Commenting on her current writing projects, Rowling said:

“I don’t know when you’ll be able to read it, I’ve got several things on the go at once. It’s hard to know which will be the first that actually appears in print, but I’m writing hard.”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ lost in both the Make Up & Hair and Production Design categories.

Other Potter-related wins:

  • “The King’s Speech”, which stars Helena Bonham Carter (Bellatrix
    Lestrange) Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), Michael Gambon (Albus
    Dumbledore) won a total of seven BAFTAs, including Best Film and Best Supporting Actress for Bonham Carter. “Deathly Hallows: Part 1″
    composer Alexander Desplat won for Best Original Music for the score in “The King’s Speech”.
  • “Alice in Wonderland” won the Make Up & Hair award. The film stars Bonham Carter as the red queen, Alan Rickman
    (Severus Snape) as the Blue Caterpillar, Timothy Spall as Bayard and
    narrator of the UK Harry Potter audiobooks Stephen Fry as the voice of
    the Cheshire Cat.

Stay close to Leaky for more news on tonight’s ceremony.





35 Responses to Harry Potter Cast and Author at BAFTA Film Awards; J.K. Rowling “Writing Hard” (Updated)

Avatar ImageTraceymmm says: first! but just for the sake of being first though, i havent actually watched any of the interviews!Avatar ImageHarryPotterGirl (Hermione) says: Rupert looks GREAT!!!!Avatar Imagetoughpygmypuffs says: I love rupert grint!!he is amazinggg:)And helena is fantastticc!!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: The King's Speech was such a great movie and Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic in it! Rupert looks great!Avatar ImageNoble Birth Descending says: "The King's Speech" was very good. Glad HP is getting something. The cinematography in HP DH1 was fabulous.Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: Great to hear from JKR's own lips that she is 'writing hard,' even if she is still playing it cagey about what's on the front burner! I do wish that these clips would stop doing cutaways to people other than the one being interviewed, though - it's a bit annoying.Avatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: glad that Jo is writing, i thought she said 'seven' not 'several' but that could be my wishful thinking lol, mind at the time I thought, hmm seven at once thats a lot of writing ha!Avatar ImageCDR says: "I'm writing hard",OMG,i can't wait!!!!!!Avatar ImageSigourney1990 says: Aw awesome :) I thought it was so amazing that they got awarded that, and I'm very excited about Jo writing! I really hope we have a book to read soon.Avatar Imagesiena says: "It's a film about a person can fundamentally help another." That's wonderfully put, Helena-Bonham-Carter (about "The King's Speech"). Is there anything more touching than one person helping another ?? Great film, great statement. Avatar Imageroonwit says: First BAFTA to someone Potter related - the composer of the King's Speech who also did DH part 1.Avatar Imageroonwit says: Emma Watson got to present an award.Avatar Imagelunawannabe says: Eeeep, exciting. Kind of. Absolutely no details, basically her Twitter post, but at least she's out in public saying she's been writing. And "several things" is awesome. Helena's interview was awesome. The King's Speech was such an amazing movie, and totally deserved everything it got. And even better becuase it was funny! I totally didn't expect to laugh anywhere near as much as I did. Everything she said about it was so true, and so well put. Avatar ImageSindi says: Wow thats alot of great news :D cant wait to read what JK Rowling is working hard at ^^ and congrats to all the winners ^^ this is all great news :DAvatar ImageSindi says: Wow thats alot of great news :D cant wait to read what JK Rowling is working hard at and congrats to all the winners this is all great news :DAvatar ImageDavidTheUnready says: Bonnie was on the Red Carpet, how come she didn't go up with the other to get the BAFTA?Avatar Imagebaru08 says: want to see the ceremony!Avatar ImageFresca says: Wow! Six Baftas is good news, and Helena Bonham Carter was superb in the King's Speech. I loved the scene where her charater, Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mum) breezed past Wallace Simpson, delivering a very effective snub! I wonder what projects JKR is working on!Avatar ImageCatherine says: GO Jo!!! cant wait to read one of those few things yet to be in print!Avatar Imagesessionka says: I'm excited Jo is writing hard!!!! I was very happy to see Helena get an award for the "King's Speech". I just saw it. Great Movie.Avatar Imagecharissekin says: Can't believe how nervous they were. They deserve to win more awards and if they do, it may make them more relaxed in their acceptances. Well done and well deserved to all!Avatar Imagesidnandragin says: Bonnie looked amazing in the dress. Why didnt she go to the stage? I dont know but I do hope that next time they actually ask her to the stage. Loved her dress and all. It looked great. Was not a fan of the ruffle that Emma had on her Valentino dress. Other than that I am sooo happy that The King's Speech won many of the awards. I have always been a fan of Colin Firth and glad to know that like Jeff Bridges, his time had come! Avatar Imageakcorr says: Just the fact that she's confirmed she's working hard on new material is freaking exciting as hell! You could do several podcasts just on "What does the fandom think Jo is working on?". While I continue reading other books nothing else in the world has come to close to filling the gaping hole Jo/Harry has left!Avatar ImageBewareoftheNargles says: I watched this last night and it was awesome to see HP get some recognition...plus I loved all the shots of JKR in the front row with all the HP crew! Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: AwesomeAvatar Imagelollifant says: So nice to see Jo Rowling again, I'm glad to hear she's writing so much and that she's enjoying it. I've never been much of a fan of the films, because I loved the books too much and the characters are all different in my head. But I'll eventually see the films, they are of course great with such a cast and crew!Avatar Imagesirius33 says: I hope J.K. Rowling's writing the "Scottish Book" hard.Avatar ImageMimblewimble13 says: Any day we have a JKR sighting is a good day. : ) I hope she's able to get something new in print soon!Avatar Imagemistypaws5 says: I wonder what she's writing...?:)Avatar Imageharrypotterfreak101 says: That's wonderful! This a huge milestone for the Harry Potter films. That just goes to show what hardwork and dedication can do. If it weren't for our lovely British (*cough* Emma *cough* Watson *cough*) actors then it wouldn't have been possible. Ever since the "King's Speech" release I've been hearing nothing but postive feedback. Afterall, it did have Helena Bonham Carter.......Avatar ImageLoonyLuna4 says: Wow J.K. Rowling is writing again! I can't wait to find out what it's about! Hopefully something to do with Harry Potter! :D can't wait!Avatar ImageLoonyLuna4 says: Wow J.K. Rowling is writing again! I can't wait to find out what it's about! Hopefully something to do with Harry Potter! :D can't wait!Avatar Imageiris lily says: i watched it all on my little TV up in my room making notes to see Inception (because it looks awesoome) and the King's Speech (because it also looks awesome) black swann scared me a bit though...... and i was crying at the HP award..... they went through clips of all the years, and then there was Fry who was the most brilliant presenter of award there CONGRATS TO ALL!Avatar ImageFiniteincantatum says: Great news! :) Cant wait for her new books!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Working on Pottermore no doubt...

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