Poster for the film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'
Poster for the film 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone', 2001.
'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on J. K. Rowling's 1997 novel of the same name. The film is the first instalment of the Harry Potter film series and was written by Steve Kloves and produced by David Heyman. Its story follows Harry Potter's first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry as he discovers that he is a famous wizard and begins his education. The film features Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, with Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
It was followed by seven sequels, beginning with 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets' in 2002 and ending with 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2' in 2011, nearly ten years after the first film's release.
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