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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

After directing the first two movies in the Harry Potter franchise, Chris Columbus opted to serve as producer for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and passed the baton to Y Tu Mamá También director Alfonso Cuarón. Though "immensely popular" is an understatement when it comes to Harry Potter, Azkaban is somewhat of a departure from its predecessors, and particularly beloved among fans for its surprise ending. Prisoner of Azkaban also marks the introduction of Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), who has escaped from the title prison after 12 years of incarceration. Believed to have been the right-hand-man of the dark wizard Voldemort, whom Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) mysteriously rendered powerless during his infancy, some of those closest to Harry suspect Black has returned to exact revenge on the boy who defeated his master. Upon his return to school, however, Harry is relatively unconcerned with Black. Run by Albus Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) -- who is widely regarded as the most powerful wizard of the age -- Hogwarts is renowned for its safety. Harry's nonchalance eventually turns to blind rage after accidentally learning the first of Black's many secrets during a field trip to a neighboring village. Of course, a loose serial killer is only one of the problems plaguing the bespectacled wizard's third year back at school -- the soul-sucking guards of Azkaban prison have been employed at Hogwarts to protect the students, but their mere presence sends Harry into crippling fainting spells. With the help of his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), and Defense Against the Dark Arts professor Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), Harry struggles to thwart the Dementors, find Sirius Black, and uncover the mysteries of the night that left him orphaned. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

  • Release date:June 4, 2004

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Nick Dudman Best Makeup and Hair 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Roger Guyett Best Visual Effects 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stuart Craig Best Production Design 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill George Best Visual Effects 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Daniel Radcliffe Best Young Actor 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Score 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Richardson Best Visual Effects 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tim Burke Best Visual Effects 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Emma Watson Best Young Actress 2004 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Amanda Knight Best Makeup and Hair 2004 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe
as Harry Potter
Rupert Grint
as Ron Weasley
Emma Watson
as Hermione Granger
Gary Oldman
as Sirius Black
David Thewlis
as Remus Lupin
Michael Gambon
as Albus Dumbledore
Alan Rickman
as Severus Snape
Maggie Smith
as Minerva McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane
as Hagrid
Tom Felton
as Draco Malfoy
Emma Thompson
as Professor Trelawney
Julie Walters
as Mrs. Weasley
Timothy Spall
as Peter Pettigrew
Julie Christie
as Madam Rosmerta
Kandice Morris
as Girl 1
Kathrin Nicholson
as Pansy Parkinson
Lee Ingleby
as Stan Updike
Annalisa Bugliani
as Mother in Portrait
Adrian Rawlins
as James Potter
Oliver Phelps
as George Weasley
Pam Ferris
as Aunt Marge
Paul Whitehouse
as Sir Cadogan
Rick Sahota
as Boy 2
Sharon Sandhu
as Girl 2
Sitara Shah
as Parvati Patel
Violet Columbus
as Girl With Flowers
Warwick Davis
as Wizard
Harry Melling
as Dudley Dursley
James Phelps
as Fred Weasley
Jim Tavare
as Tom, the Leaky Cauldron Innkeeper
Joshua Herdman
as Gregory Goyle
Fiona Shaw
as Petunia Dursley
Dawn French
as The Fat Lady
David Bradley
as Argus Filch
Matthew Lewis
as Neville Longbottom
Jamie Waylett
as Vincent Crabbe
Lenny Henry
as Shrunken Head
Richard Griffiths
as Vernon Dursley
John Cleese
as Nearly Headless Nick
Robert Hardy
as Cornelius Fudge
Bonnie Wright
as Ginny Weasley
Jimmy Gardner
as Ernie Prang
Chris Rankin
as Percy Weasley
Alfie Enoch
as Dean Thomas
Peter Best
as MacNair
Bronson Webb
as Slytherin Boy
Abby Ford
as Young Witch Maid
Devon Murray
as Seamus
Ekow Quartey
as Boy 1
Freddie Davis
as Old Man in Portrait
Genevieve Gaunt
as Pansy Parkinson
Geraldine Somerville
as Lily Potter

Crew

Alfonso Cuarón
Director
Mark A. Radcliffe
Producer
Chris Columbus
Producer
David Heyman
Producer
Steve Kloves
Screenwriter
J.K. Rowling
Book Author
Michael Seresin
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Conrad Pope
Musical Arrangement
Eddie Karam
Musical Arrangement
Steve Weisberg
Editor
Stuart Craig
Production Designer
Neil Lamont
Supervising Art Director
Andrew Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Steve Lawrence
Art Director
Alan Gilmore
Art Director
Alexandra Walker
Art Director
Gary Tomkins
Art Director
Chris Carreras
Associate Producer
Paula DuPre Pesman
Associate Producer
Callum McDougall
Executive Producer
Tanya Seghatchian
Executive Producer
Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer
Stephenie McMillan
Set Decorator
Jany Temime
Costume Designer
William Steggle
Costume Designer
Richard Beggs
Sound/Sound Designer
Jamie Christopher
First Assistant Director
Chris Carreras
First Assistant Director
Chris Carrera
First Assistant Director
Bruce Dahl
Animator
Sharonne Solk
Animator
Tim Waddy
Animator
Michael Easton
Animator
Huck Wirtz
Animator
Andrew Doucette
Animator
Stefan Stankowski
Camera Operator
Simon Finney
Camera Operator
Tolga Kenan
Stunts
Paul Herbert
Stunts
Rickie Hubbucks
Stunts
Marc Mailley
Stunts
Anthony Knight
Stunts
Mark Lisbon
Stunts
Martin Bayfield
Stunts
Kelly Dent
Stunts
Joanna Whitney
Stunts
Abigail Letchford
Stunts
Emma Mac
Stunts
Claire Skelton
Stunts
Bradley Farmer
Stunts
Felicity Walker
Stunts
David Carrigan
Production Manager
Jina Jay
Casting
Jo Norgate
Production Assistant
Marcus Richardson
Special Effects Technician
Maria Swindell
Animatronic Model Design
Mark Sale
First Assistant Editor
Mark Somner
Location Manager
Marie Keith
Production Assistant
Mark Bartholomew
Assistant Art Director
Martin Foley
Assistant Art Director
Martin Jago
Production Assistant
Masahiko Tani
Matte Artist
Matthew Glen
Visual Effects Editor
Matthew Gough
Re-Recording Mixer
Max Dennison
Matte Artist
Mehera Rowan
Production Assistant
Melissa Lenihan
Animatronic Model Design
Merrin Jensen
Visual Effects Producer
Ken Wannberg
Music Editor
Kenny Atherfold
Key Grip
Kevin Wescott
Special Effects Technician
Laura Miles
Production Assistant
Lee Sandales
Assistant Set Decorator
Annabel Tait
Animatronic Model Design
Lizzie Kelly
Production Assistant
Lorelei David
Visual Effects Editor
Lotte Haggkvist
Production Assistant
Luke Quigley
Key Grip
Lyn Nicholson
Buyer
Lyndsay Bullock
Third Assistant Director
Annie Penn
Script Supervisor
Malcolm Evans
Animatronic Model Design
Marc Atherfold
Second Assistant Camera
Anthony Bloom
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Jodie Jackman
Art Department Coordinator
John Cramman
Special Effects Technician
John Marzano
Aerial Photography
John Midgley
Production Sound Mixer
John Samworth
Boom Operator
John Trehy
Production Controller
Jon Croker
Production Assistant
Jonathan Hook
Location Manager
Jonathan Nolan
Production Assistant
Andy Hunt
Animatronic Model Design
Josh Lee
Animatronic Model Design
Judy Britten
Production Coordinator
Julia Dehoff
Draftsman
Julian Pryce
First Assistant Editor
June Prinz
Boom Operator
Karen Fayerty
Set Medic/First Aid
Karen Swallow
Personal Assistant
Kate Garbett
Production Coordinator
Kate Ledger
Production Coordinator
Keelie Lambert
Production Assistant
Kela Cabrales
Compositor
Jane Royle
Makeup
Jane Ryan
Production Assistant
Janet Riddoch
Location Manager
Jerry Sells
Compositor
Jessica Laszlo
Compositor
Jessie Thiele
Post Production Supervisor
Jethro Loughran
First Assistant Sound Editor
Jay Rosenwink
First Assistant Accountant
Jayne Barton
First Assistant Accountant
Jayne Flowers
Production Assistant
Jeanie Udall
Set Medic/First Aid
Jeff Wozniak
Compositor
Jeni Walker
Animatronic Model Design
Jennifer McKnew
Matte Artist
Jenny Varley
Assistant Location Manager
Jenny Weight
Production Assistant
Andrej Kostic
Storyboard Artist
Robert Binnall
First Assistant Camera
Robin Higgs
Location Manager
Roger Guyett
Visual Effects Supervisor
Ronnie Durkan
Special Effects Technician
Rose Wilde
Production Assistant
Rosie Reiter
Production Assistant
Ruth Winick
Draftsman
Barry Wilkinson
Properties Master
Sandra Frieze
Dialogue Consultant
Sarah Brunsdon
Animatronic Model Design
Sarah Downes
Production Assistant
Sharon Nicholas
Makeup
Astrig Akseralian
Animatronic Model Design
Paul Wheeldon
Second Assistant Camera
Paula Sargeant
First Assistant Accountant
Perry Evans
Gaffer
Peter Bloor
Gaffer
Peter Burgis
Foley Artist
Peter Dorme
Assistant Art Director
Peter Myles
Music Editor
Phil Kenyon
Grip
Phoebe Tait
Special Effects Technician
Poppy Kay
Production Assistant
Reshad Esmail
Production Assistant
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Michelle Gisonda
Personal Assistant
Mimi Abers
Compositor
Molly Hughes
Draftsman
Adrian Rigby
Production Assistant
Murray Close
Still Photographer
Myles Murphy
Compositor
Nadine Mann
Production Assistant
Naiki Rossell
Assistant Sound Editor
Natasha Gormley
Production Coordinator
Nathalie Haysom
Assistant Production Coordinator
Nichola Kerr
First Assistant Accountant
Nick Daubeny
Location Manager
Nick Dudman
Creature Effects
Nick Dudman
Makeup Special Effects
Nicola Buck
Animatronic Model Design
Nina Fowler
Production Assistant
Noah Meddings
Special Effects Technician
Norma Webb
Makeup
Okan Ataman
Compositor
Oliver Loncraine
First Assistant Camera
Paddy Eason
Visual Effects Supervisor
Pamela Hobbs
Matte Artist
Pascale Ville
Compositor
Tom Kemplen
Second Assistant Editor
Tracey Wells
Hair Styles
Vanessa Cheung
Matte Artist
Vanessa Davies
Unit Publicist
Betty Glasow
Hair Styles
Vicky Bishop
Production Secretary
Viola Colditz
Animatronic Model Design
Vivienne Jones
Assistant Costume Designer
Waldo Mason
Animatronic Model Design
Aiden O'Keefe
Animatronic Model Design
Will McCoy
Compositor
William Kruzykowski
Associate Editor
Tobias Lloyd
Second Assistant Editor
Temple Clarke
Storyboard Artist
Stuart Morton
Foley Editor
Sunita Parmar
Production Assistant
Susan Humphrey
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Tamzine Hanks
Animatronic Model Design
Simon Wicker
Matte Artist
Ben Philips
Special Effects Technician
Stefan Henrix
Dialogue Consultant
Stephanie Leavitt
Special Effects Coordinator
Stephen Swain
Assistant Art Director
Steve Onions
Animatronic Model Design
Shaune Harrison
Animatronic Model Design
Shelly Lloyd-James
Production Assistant
Simon Emanuel
Second Assistant Director
Richard Beggs
Supervising Sound Editor
Michael Corrao
Production Assistant
Dilip Patel
First Assistant Accountant
Dixie Chassay
Casting Assistant
Dominic Masters
Assistant Art Director
Emma Norton
Visual Effects Producer
Emma Tofts
Production Assistant
Emma Truman
Production Assistant
Emma Vane
Draftsman
Esteban Mendoza
Animatronic Model Design
Esther Hegarty
Production Assistant
Elaine Cartwright
Animatronic Model Design
Elizabeth Devereux
Personal Assistant
Emma Gaffney
First Assistant Editor
Clare Dundas
Production Assistant
Clare Le Vesconte
Makeup
Colin Hazell
Key Grip
Chris Giles
Special Effects Technician
Alastair Bullock
Assistant Art Director
Alastair McNeil
First Assistant Accountant
Craig Bloor
First Assistant Camera
Aleksandra Korizma
Production Assistant
Daniela Giangrande
Production Assistant
Danny Shelmerdine
First Assistant Camera
Darren Grassby
Production Assistant
Darren Holland
Key Grip
David Pinkus
Production Assistant
Dean Shaw
Production Assistant
Dean Ziedna
Production Assistant
Deborah Stokely
Buyer
Derek Walker
Steadicam Operator
Brian Estabrook
Transportation Captain
Cassie Latto
Production Assistant
Catrin Cooper
Production Assistant
Celia Barnett
Research
Charlie Whitaker
First Assistant Accountant
Frederick Evard
Assistant Art Director
David Crossman
Costumes Supervisor
Bon Appetit
Craft Service/Catering
Joseph Bond IV
Additional Editing
Amanda Knight
Makeup
Patrick Read Johnson
Special Effects Technician
Peter MacDonald
Second Unit Director
Sandra L. Scott
Visual Effects Producer
Bobbie Roberts
Animatronic Model Design
Peter Foster
Production Assistant
Bill George
Visual Effects Supervisor
Henrik Svensson
Animatronic Model Design
Greg Powell
Stunts Coordinator
John Richardson
Special Effects Supervisor
Tim Burke
Visual Effects Supervisor
Fiona Perry-Richards
Second Assistant Director
Francoise Fourcade
Assistant Costume Designer
Alix Harwood
Animatronic Model Design
Fraser Grant
First Assistant Accountant
Gary Gero
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Gary Jopling
Production Assistant
Gary Nixon
Production Accountant
Gemma Stansfield
Assistant Sound Editor
Genevieve Faria
Assistant Location Manager
George Empson
Production Assistant
Giles Hancock
Matte Artist
Amanda Amphlett
Production Assistant
Graeme McCracken
Production Assistant
Amanda Pettett
Construction Coordinator
Guy Speranza
Assistant Costume Designer
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