Video: J.K. Rowling and David Heyman receive Honorary BAFTA for “Harry Potter” franchise

UPDATE: Watch here on YouTube thanks to MuggleNet staff member Nick!  Stephen Fry opens the segment with some nice words about the franchise.  Present at the ceremony include Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, J.K. Rowling, Helena Bonham Carter, David Heyman, Mike Newell, Alfonso Cuaron, David Yates, David Barron and Alan Horn.  After Stephen’s opening is a wonderful video package featuring new interviews with many cast members including Emma, Rupert, Dan, Robbie Coltrane, Julie Walters, and Imelda Staunton.

UPDATE 2: Watch acceptance speeches from several people involved with the Harry Potter franchise, including Alexandre Desplat and Helena Bonham Carter.

Today the British Academy of Film and Television Arts issued this press release noting the Harry Potter franchise received a Honorary BAFTA.  It includes several quotes from the cast and crew.  From Dan Radcliffe (who was not present at the ceremony):

“I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this Award. I have loved every minute of making these films and 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.”

Read quotes from David Heyman, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, and WB President Alan Horn at this link.