MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

Alan Parker Originally Approached to Direct Sorcerer's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2003, 08:02 AM

According to this article in the Guardian, Alan Parker, known for his recent film "The Life of David Gale" as well as "The Commitments", "Fame", and "Shoot the Moon", reveals he was originally approached to direct the first Potter film:

Parker, who finished the book during an "enforced hiatus" caused by threatened actors' and writers' strikes in America, revealed he had been approached to direct the first Harry Potter film but had been "auditioned in a late night phone call from LA after I had one or two glasses of white wine.

"I think I would have made a better film," he quipped.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Movies News

You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

"You're starting to sound a bit like our dear older brother, you are, Ron. Carry on like this and you'll be made a prefect."[br]"No, I won't!" said Ron hotly...[br]"Well, stop telling people what to do then."

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!