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The Harry Potter franchise will receive the honour at BAFTA Awards, for the ‘Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema’. The famous franchise has been a remarkable box office phenomenon since a decade.

The author, J.K. Rowling and the producer, David Heyman, will receive the award at the BAFTA ceremony at Royal Opera House in London on February 13. Till date, the franchise of Harry Potter, has won 28 BAFTA nominations including seven Oscar nominations.

The honour defines ‘a decade of British filmmaking’ and the award honors the ‘exciting new performers’ and ‘Wealth of British stage and screen acting talent’ who have been the part of the franchise.

After the franchise of Warner Bros, started its journey in 2001 with ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’, it has collected the gross over $5.4 million worldwide, consolidating it as the top grossing franchise of all time.

The award was introduce in 1978 and is presented in the honour of Michael Balcon, a film producer, responsible for the great comedies like ‘The lavender Hill Mob’. Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Working Title and Derek Jarman were the recipients of the honour.

Finola Dwyer, the chairman of the film committee said that, the great British success film story will come to an end, after the release of most awaited movie of the year, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’, the last version of the Harry Potter franchise.

The last installment ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ is set for release on July 15, 21011. Jonathan Ross will host the BAFTA Awards and it will be aired on BBC One.

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