Harry Potters were amongst the first books I ever read. Mom brought me the first one when I must have been 7 or 8 and soon after came the films. I was, and still am, a huge fan of the saga; I’ve seen all the films hundreds of times, know the books by heart, even have an unofficial Harry Potter knitting book. I used to do my own little potions and once I even got hold of one of those movie displays from the fourth film. We had it around for years I recall! I still cry in certain chapters in most of the books not to mention how emotional I get in the last films.
So when I got to the WB Studios in Leavesden things really got MAD. All these other Potter fans, the genuine props and sets, the huge Hogwarts miniature… my godness. I wanted to cry at the end of the tour (which lasted for us over 3 hours), it was all so amazing. I kept thinking: ‘This is why I want to work within the field. This is what I want to do for living. This is just pure love and devotion.’
‘The stories we love best
do live in us forever, so whether you
come back by page or by the big screen,
Hogwarts will always be there
to welcome you home.’
– J.K. Rowling