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Celebrate 15th anniversary of first 'Harry Potter' film with a Hufflepuff PSA from Eddie Redmayne

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Fifteen years ago, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone hit U.S. theaters, opening up the magical world created by J.K. Rowling.

It's fitting that the first Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them film premieres this weekend. The big screen debut of famed magizoologist Newt Scamander and the magical community in 1920s America just feeds the flame of love for the wizarding world that was never really extinguished.

Sorcerer's Stone was directed by Chris Columbus through Warner Bros. and earned more than $974 million at the worldwide box office. It snagged Academy Award nominations for Best Art Direction - Set Direction, Best Costume Design, and for Best Music - Original Score.

While seven more movies and the rest of the book series followed, the first film holds a special place in the hearts of so many Potter fans. It was the first time we saw Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, respectively.

What better way to celebrate the 15th anniversary of such a beloved film than with a special PSA from Mr. Scamander himself, Eddie Redmayne.

This one goes out to all the Hufflepuffs, who've long been teased for being in the "lame" house.

In the video, Redmayne delivers a passionate plea for Hufflepuffs everywhere to be proud of their Hogwarts house. "I'm a proud Hufflepuff," he says.

"They call us boring and beige. But I see loyalty, I see fierce friendship."

Redmayne reminds us of some famous Hufflepuffs: Cedric Diggory (Robert Pattinson), Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and himself.

He ends by saying Hufflepuff is J.K. Rowling's favorite house.

Contact Chelsea Tatham, ctatham@tampabay.com. Follow @chelseatatham.

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 11:06am]

    

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