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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The best-selling novel by [[Performer~P302985~J.K. Rowling~jkrowling]] (titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in England, as was this film adaptation) becomes this hotly anticipated fantasy adventure from [[Performer~P85595~Chris Columbus~chriscolumbus]], the winner of a high-stakes search for a director to bring the first in a hoped-for franchise of Potter films to the screen by Warner Bros. Upon his 11th birthday, Harry Potter ([[Performer~P299899~Daniel Radcliffe~danielradcliffe]]), who lives in misery with an aunt and uncle that don't want him, learns from a giant named Hagrid ([[Performer~P14336~Robbie Coltrane~robbiecoltrane]]) that he is the orphaned son of powerful wizards. Harry is offered a place at prestigious Hogwarts, a boarding school for wizards that exists in a realm of magic and fantasy outside the dreary existence of normal humans or "Muggles." At Hogwarts, Harry quickly makes new friends and begins piecing together the mystery of his parents' deaths, which appear not to have been accidental after all. The film features alternate-version scenes for every mention of the titular rock. [[Performer~P93538~Richard Harris~richardharris]], [[Performer~P60157~Alan Rickman~alanrickman]], [[Performer~P66495~Maggie Smith~maggiesmith]], [[Performer~P85223~John Cleese~johncleese]], and [[Performer~P64917~Fiona Shaw~fionashaw]] co-star. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

  • Release date:November 14, 2001

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Judianna Makovsky Best Costume Design 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Judianna Makovsky Best Costume Design 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Roger Guyett Best Digital Effects 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephenie McMillan Best Art Direction 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Stuart Craig Best Production Design 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stuart Craig Best Art Direction 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Daniel Radcliffe Best Young Actor/Actress 2001 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association John Williams Best Composer 2001 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Score 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Robbie Coltrane Best Supporting Actor 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Chris Columbus Best British Film 2001 Nominee
American Film Institute Rob Legato Best Digital Effects 2001 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts David Heyman Best British Film 2001 Nominee

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe
as Harry Potter
Emma Watson
as Hermione Granger
Rupert Grint
as Ron Weasley
Maggie Smith
as Minerva McGonagall
Robbie Coltrane
as Hagrid
Alan Rickman
as Severus Snape
Richard Harris
as Albus Dumbledore
Richard Griffiths
as Vernon Dursley
Ian Hart
as Professor Quirrell
John Hurt
as Mr. Ollivander
Warwick Davis
as Professor Flitwick
Warwick Davis
as Goblin Bank Teller
Fiona Shaw
as Petunia Dursley
John Cleese
as Nearly Headless Nick
Julie Walters
as Mrs. Weasley
Sean Biggerstaff
as Oliver Wood
Zoë Wanamaker
as Madame Hooch
Tom Felton
as Draco Malfoy
Harry Melling
as Dudley Dursley
Matthew Lewis
as Neville Longbottom
David Bradley
as Argus Filch
Bonnie Wright
as Ginny Weasley

Crew

Chris Columbus
Director
David Heyman
Producer
J.K. Rowling
Book Author
Steve Kloves
Screenwriter
John Seale
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Francis-Bruce
Editor
Stuart Craig
Production Designer
Andrew Ackland-Snow
Art Director
Steve Lawrence
Art Director
Neil Lamont
Supervising Art Director
Simon Lamont
Art Director
John King
Supervising Art Director
Lucinda Thompson
Art Director
Michael Lamont
Art Director
Peter Francis
Art Director
Tanya Seghatchian
Co-producer
Todd Arnow
Associate Producer
Paula DuPre Pesman
Associate Producer
Duncan Henderson
Executive Producer
Michael Barnathan
Executive Producer
Mark A. Radcliffe
Executive Producer
Chris Columbus
Executive Producer
Patricia Johnson
Set Designer
Sarah "Toad" Tozer
Set Designer
Peter Dorme
Set Designer
Michael Boone
Set Designer
Rosie Hardwick
Set Designer
Stephenie McMillan
Set Decorator
Judianna Makovsky
Costume Designer
John Midgley
Sound/Sound Designer
Chris Carreras
First Assistant Director
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Susie Figgis
Casting
David R. Ellis
Second Unit Director
John Richardson
Special Effects Supervisor
Greg Powell
Stunts Coordinator
Gavin Finney
Additional Cinematography
Clare Le Vesconte
Makeup
Rob Legato
Visual Effects Supervisor
Rob Legato
Second Unit Director
Nick Dudman
Makeup Special Effects
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