Harry Pottter’s Film Debut 10 Years Ago Today
Another anniversary during the “Frog Days of Fall”. Harry Potter is quite the hero in the McShea household. We’ve seen all the movies, have most of them on DVD, and some of us have read all the books (don’t look at me). Maybe you’re into Harry Potter as well, and ten years ago today, Harry made his leap from the book to the big screen with his first film of the series.
According to history.com:
“On this day in 2001, the British author J.K. Rowling’s star creation–bespectacled boy wizard Harry Potter–makes his big-screen debut in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, which opened in movie theaters across the United States. Based on the mega-best-selling fantasy novel of the same name, the film, which starred Daniel Radcliffe in the title role, went on to become one of the highest-grossing movies in history.
The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, debuted in Great Britain in 1997 and was released in the United States the following year under the name Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
Potter films are the most financially successful series in history, having surpassed both the Star Wars and James Bond franchises.”
Just look how young Daniel Radcliffe looks in this 2001 trailer for “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone”.