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London Opens 'Harry Potter' Studio Tour for Franchise Addicts; Cast & Crew on the Red Carpet (Video)

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood April 2, 2012 at 1:29PM

Warner Bros. Studios has opened the doors to its "Harry Potter" studio tour in London, attracting franchise fans and many of the film's stars. Check out video below of Rubert Grint, director David Yates and more on the red carpet.
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Warner Bros. has opened the doors to its "Harry Potter" studio tour in London, attracting franchise fans and many of the film's stars. Check out video below of Rubert Grint, director David Yates and more on the red carpet. More at HeyUGuys.

The New York Times' Sarah Lyall reports, "how could you not be impressed at how lovingly, lavishly and thoughtfully the organizers have distilled 11 years of filmmaking into a single enormous spectacle bound to appease even the most incurable Harry Potter addict?" She adds, "If the movies were heroin, this is the methadone."

More "Harry Potter" stories on TOH: Winding Down the Visual Effects; the Limited Edition Wizard's Collection; Yates and Producer David Heyman Talk the Finale, and What Comes After.

This article is related to: Harry Potter, Franchises, Video, Video, Genres, Interviews


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.