HP films help boost UK tourism

According to a new report released by several British film and tourism bodies, the location of scenes shot in the Harry Potter movies are among several recent films responsible for the boost in UK tourism.

“British films and television programs play a powerful role in showcasing the UK to the rest of the world and boosting tourism,” said John Woodward, chief executive of the UK Film Council.

“There are countless examples of visitors flocking to locations they've seen in films or on TV and the effect can last for years.”

The report also listed several other non-Potter films, including The Da Vinci Code, Gosford Park and Pride and Prejudice.