David Yates Set to Receive Prestigious Award
Good news for David Yates! The Liverpool Echo reports that the director of the final four Harry Potter movies and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is among the names being lined up to receive the prestigious status of Citizen of Honour from the city of Liverpool, UK.
The award, originally created in 2008, is particularly significant given that it highlights the work being done to improve the lives of those living in the city and enrich the image of Liverpool itself.
Other names that are set to be recognized by the city include club founder James Barton, sculptor Tom Murphy, Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool Professor Michael Parkinson, and conductor Vasily Petrenko.
Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Roz Gladden, notes that
These individuals have, and continue to, make real contributions to Liverpool life, and I am delighted that they have been nominated to receive these civic honours.
Becoming Citizen of Honour is very special and gives recognition to those who have made a positive difference in the city and to the lives of those that live there.
Those who know their Yates trivia may be aware that he was born in Merseyside, the county in which Liverpool is located, and that he returned when it came to filming Fantastic Beasts – a sure way to put the city on the map for Potter fans all over the world!
A council meeting, taking place today, November 9, in Liverpool Town Hall, will consider all of the names put forward, with the aim of honoring them in the near future.
Will you be watching out for signs of Liverpool when you go to see Fantastic Beasts?