Turning 25 there was just one present that I really, really wanted: a trip to the Warner Bros Studio Tour – London to visit the Making of Harry Potter exhibition. I’m not a devoted Potterite – I’m much more of a Ringer instead – but I do love the Harry Potter series of films.
They say that a picture tells a thousand words, so I’ll let these photos do the talking. Visiting really opened my eyes to the amount of work that goes on to bring a film to the big screen.
To sum up my visit up I’d either say it was ‘impressive’ or, of course, ‘magical’. It was a truly fantastic day out, and a must for any Harry Potter fan or for anyone interested in how films make it from script to big screen.
If you have any questions about the exhibition then please do leave a comment – enjoy!
PS These are only about a third of the 250+ photos I took!
Hanging about in the entrance hall.
1 of 2: Inside the gift shop.
It had to be done…
This needs no introduction!
Going inside the great hall.
Amazing prop from the Yule Ball.
4 stages in the breakdown of Harry’s costume in HP8.
Gryffindor boy’s dorm.
Gryffindor common room.
1 of 5: A caged collection of prop goodies.
Some of the oil paintings feature members of the crew, who sat for them with alone, with family members of pets!
The magic is revealed!
Inside the Ministry of Magic.
Voldermort and co.
The Black family tapestry.
The Potters’ home in Godric’s Hollow.
Chess pieces from HP1.
An animated Mandrake Root.
The (animated) Monster Book of Monsters.
Beautiful Diagon Alley.
The most amazing 1/24 scale model in existence!
4,000 wand boxes in the final room are named in honour of every cast and crew member involved in the series.