“Harry Potter” Statue on “Scenes in the Square” Trail Is Officially Unveiled
Harry Potter has now joined the “Scenes in the Square” trail in Leicester Square in London, making him one of the many characters that call the trail home. The unveiling of his statue happened this morning.
This fascinating bronze statue depicts Harry flying on his Nimbus 2000 during the Gryffindor and Slytherin Quidditch match in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. 2021 will mark the 20th anniversary of this film, which held its world premiere in Leicester Square back in 2001.
Harry is the ninth addition to “Scenes in the Square” and will remain here until at least July 2023. The trail is free to visit and features other iconic film characters including Laurel and Hardy, Bugs Bunny, Gene Kelly in Singin’ in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Mr. Bean, Paddington, Batman, and Wonder Woman. You can find Harry’s statue on the north terrace.
The attention to detail is amazing! The statue shows the Quidditch uniform perfectly and catches the wind through Harry’s hair as he zooms around the pitch. Of course, any depiction of Harry wouldn’t be complete without his lightning bolt-shaped scar.
Ros Morgan, Chief Executive at Heart of London Business Alliance, couldn’t be more thrilled with this magical addition.
When we launched [‘]Scenes in the Square[‘] in February of this year, we said there would be more to come, and I’m thrilled our next statue could be one as iconic and magical as this. Harry Potter is hugely important to literature, [to] theatre and of course, to film. In a trail that celebrates cinema, it’s wonderful to have a character that has been so important to the UK film industry included, and one with as great British acting talent as Daniel Radcliffe. We know there are fans of Harry Potter of all ages all around the [w]orld, and we look forward to welcoming them to the West End, and Leicester Square, whenever that will be.
This is an excellent way to share the magic of Harry Potter. Will you be visiting Leicester Square to see this addition?