Harry Potter Facts: 59 Things You Didn’t Know
It grossed over £775 million at the box office, made stars of its three young leads and kept most of the British acting fraternity in gainful employment for over a decade – the Harry Potter movies are a franchise like no other!
Many of us mere muggles think watching the films on repeat will make us hardcore Hogwarts experts, but do we know everything there is to know about J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world?
Here are 59 fascinating Harry Potter facts you probably didn’t know…
1. Stephen Spielberg wanted the films to be animated
It’s hard to think of why you wouldn’t want the likes of Hollywood royalty Stephen Spielberg directing your film, but the producers of Harry Potter didn’t feel the fit was right. When Spielberg was initially approached to direct the first film, he spoke of his intention to create an animated version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, but this wasn’t what the team had in mind. It was later decided that Chris Columbus would be the right man for the job.