Rupert Grint has revealed that he is delighted the Harry Potter films will receive a prize for ‘Outstanding British Contribution To Cinema’ at the upcoming BAFTAs.
The actor’s co-stars Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe also expressed how much the award means to them.
Grint said: “Thank you so much BAFTA for this amazing award. We have spent half our lives making these films and are so proud of the pleasure they have given the fans and the contribution they have made to British cinema.”
Watson described the prize as a “huge honour” and Radcliffe praised those who contributed to the franchise.
He said: “To me, the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible. This award is a testament to their incredible work.”
The 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards will take place on Sunday, February 13 at London’s Royal Opera House.