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

Film Awards
Posted by: Rosi
February 13, 2011, 02:04 PM

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.

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124 Points

first! but just for the sake of being first though, i havent actually watched any of the interviews!

Posted by Traceymmm on February 13, 2011, 02:28 PM report to moderator
7605 Points

Rupert looks GREAT!!!!

Posted by HarryPotterGirl (Hermione) on February 13, 2011, 02:28 PM report to moderator
1268 Points

I love rupert grint!!he is amazinggg:)And helena is fantastticc!!

Posted by tough~pygmy~puffs*ROAR* on February 13, 2011, 02:29 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

The King’s Speech was such a great movie and Helena Bonham Carter was fantastic in it! Rupert looks great!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on February 13, 2011, 02:56 PM report to moderator
660 Points

“The King’s Speech” was very good. Glad HP is getting something. The cinematography in HP DH1 was fabulous.

Posted by Noble Birth Descending on February 13, 2011, 02:59 PM report to moderator
10268 Points

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.

Posted by WeenyOwl {The Human Deluminator} on February 13, 2011, 03:23 PM report to moderator
217 Points

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!

Posted by DavidTheUnready on February 13, 2011, 03:53 PM report to moderator
3985 Points

“I’m writing hard”,OMG,i can’t wait!!!!!!

Posted by CDR on February 13, 2011, 04:09 PM report to moderator
773 Points

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.

Posted by Sigourney♥ on February 13, 2011, 04:10 PM report to moderator
317 Points

“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.

Posted by siena on February 13, 2011, 04:22 PM report to moderator

First BAFTA to someone Potter related – the composer of the King’s Speech who also did DH part 1.

Posted by roonwit on February 13, 2011, 04:24 PM report to moderator

Emma Watson got to present an award.

Posted by roonwit on February 13, 2011, 04:51 PM report to moderator
57 Points

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.

Posted by lunawannabe on February 13, 2011, 05:03 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

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 :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on February 13, 2011, 05:11 PM report to moderator
10839 Points

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 :D

Posted by ϟ☮Sindi a.k.a Remy [ROAR!!]☮ϟ on February 13, 2011, 05:12 PM report to moderator
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