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David Heyman: BAFTA Award "Unexpected and a Treat"

Heyman Interviews
Posted by: Stephanie_J
February 10, 2011, 01:18 PM

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman has given a video interview to the BBC just days before he and author J.K. Rowling are due to be presented with the award for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema.

The organizers for the BAFTA Film Awards announced last week that the "Harry Potter" film franchise will be presented with this honorary award during Sunday's ceremony in London.

In his interview with the BBC, Mr. Heyman spoke about receiving this recognition from BAFTA and the various contributions the franchise has made towards the British film industry. On a more personal note, he says, "Harry Potter has been unique, and I'm sure I'll never be part of something like this again."

The rest of Mr. Heyman's interview can be seen here.

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11771 Points

Very nice interview. He deserves the award.

Posted by Valeria-Johanna on February 10, 2011, 02:31 PM report to moderator
667 Points

Everybody involved in the films deserved that award. Re-watching the films lately, I kept thinking, why have the films not won before?

Posted by chikitcorpuzvesterbaek on February 10, 2011, 02:54 PM report to moderator
4852 Points

Everyone who even played the smallest role in the films deserves the award! They are amazing!!!!!

Posted by #1 Witch ROAR! on February 10, 2011, 04:09 PM report to moderator
1317 Points

Mr. Heyman is correct he nor anyone else will have this kind of opportunity again. Seems that they are combining books in a series now to produce one film. We are just happy that the HP series was done properly. And why have the films not received more awards for scenes, wardrobe, acting, screen writing, music – original score, directing and CGI?

Posted by hewy on February 10, 2011, 04:14 PM report to moderator
5503 Points

This is so great!

Posted by ksddancer... ROAR!!!!!!! on February 10, 2011, 06:25 PM report to moderator
45744 Points

Congradulations!!! :D Excellent job, you definitely deserve it! :)

Posted by jhlovesmusic {^HISS^} on February 10, 2011, 09:58 PM report to moderator
398 Points

Too bad they couldnt do the story any justice in the movies. Reasonw hy films didnt win before was because they didnt have the selling machine needed n the industry to win. Look at LOTR.

Posted by sidnandragin on February 10, 2011, 11:56 PM report to moderator

The story has been done justice.

Posted by YodatheHobbit on February 11, 2011, 01:03 AM report to moderator
889 Points

I think they did a much better job in this last film than they did in the past two films HPOOP and HPHBP. It had more of the essence of the books. I wish they had done all of the films in parts like this one so that they could include more of the book in the movie and therefore have more of the essence of the movie. I feel they’ve worked hard on producing the movies and I look forward to the remake of Hp. I hope that whoever does the remake will have already read the books and is aware of the spirit of the movie. I definitely hope that they pay more attention to the fact that Dumbledore dressed nicely (as in the first two movies). When the new Dumbledore came the wardrobe became awful. He didn’t wear the clothes, the clothes wore him. They looked like night clothes of a dull gray shade. They sagged, and drooped so much on him that one wouldn’t have been surprised if he tripped in it. He wore that type of clothing all the time, even to the Yule ball. Hermione’s Yule ball outfit as well as the others were great.

Posted by molly43 on February 11, 2011, 01:55 AM report to moderator
5389 Points

Well deserved Congratulations

Posted by Azaad Potter The Chosen One [ROAR] on February 11, 2011, 07:45 AM report to moderator
3158 Points

He deserves an award!

Posted by potternotrotter on February 11, 2011, 09:25 AM report to moderator
2408 Points

the HP movies were done incredibly faithfully! I think a few people need to climb of their high horse and think of how differently things could have played out. Of course they’re not as good as the books but they’re great movies and of a much higher standard than others of their ilk. Fans need to be more grateful to this team, they did a stunning job and we owe them alot, they didn’t need to be as reverential and respectful to Jo as they were. And for that I thank them. Besides they haven’t ruined the books, the stories are still there, sat on your shelf and that won’t change

Posted by KiwiMcI on February 11, 2011, 09:35 AM report to moderator
889 Points

Jo is a great writer and they did deserve to be as reverent and respectful as they were. And if they hadn’t they would’ve been kicked to the curve like all the other people who tried to produce her books to their liking. Thank you Jo for that way of being otherwise the movies would not have been even half as interesting as they were.

Posted by molly43 on February 11, 2011, 03:51 PM report to moderator
5008 Points

Congradulations to David Heyman, and to JK Rowling!!! with out her, the creation of Harry Potter we would not have had those moments in time!!!!

Posted by Mistic Willow on February 11, 2011, 04:01 PM report to moderator
4138 Points

congrats he deserves !!!!

Posted by Calum Wilson (RuneDream54) on February 12, 2011, 09:07 AM report to moderator
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