The Harry Potter Film Franchise

Events in Film & TV


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2001-11-14 "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" the 1st film adaptation of the books by J. K. Rowling, is released starring Daniel Radcliffe

  • 2002-11-14 Film "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" is released, based on the 2nd book by J. K. Rowling
  • 2004-05-31 "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban", the 3rd film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released in UK cinemas.
  • 2005-11-06 "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire", the 4th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling, premieres in London. Goes on to become most successful film of the year, earning almost US$ 900 million.

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2007-03-23 After some initial hesitation, Emma Watson signs on to appear as Hermione in the final three Harry Potter films

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  • 2007-07-11 "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix", the 5th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released.
  • 2009-07-15 "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", the 6th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide
  • 2010-11-19 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1" the 7th film based on the books by J. K. Rowling is released worldwide.
  • 2011-07-07 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • 2016-06-07 "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a play written by Jack Thorne with JK Rowling, premieres in London

Birthdays in Film & TV


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1946-02-21 Alan Rickman, English actor (Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Die Hard, Harry Potter), born in Hammersmith, London (d. 2016)

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1950-03-30 Robbie Coltrane, Scottish actor (Harry Potter films) and comedian, born in Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire

Actor and Comedian Robbie Coltrane
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Robbie Coltrane

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1963-03-20 David Thewlis, English actor (Remus Lupin-Harry Potter series), born in Blackpool, Lancashire

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1986-05-13 Robert Pattinson, English actor (Cedric Diggory-Harry Potter, Edward Cullen-Twilight), born in London, England

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1988-08-24 Rupert Grint, English actor (Harry Potter), born in Harlow, Essex, England

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1989-07-23 Daniel Radcliffe, English actor (Harry Potter in the Harry Potter series of movies), born in London, England

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1990-04-15 Emma Watson, English actress (Hermione Granger-Harry Potter Series), born in Paris, France

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1991-02-17 Bonnie Wright, British actress (Ginny Weasley in "Harry Potter" franchise), born in London, England

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Deaths in Film & TV


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2016-01-14 Alan Rickman, English actor ("Die Hard", "Harry Potter" franchise), dies of cancer at 69