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There's nothing better in the world than binge-watching Harry Potter films the whole day.

Harry Potter books have been a rave since the beginning of the first book and after so many years, the books as well the films are still loved by everyone around the world. 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone' is the first book by J.K. Rowling and 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secret' is the second of the series.

Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint made the characters of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ronald Weasley seem like their own true selves and that is what made the films loved all over the world.

Just after three days of the release of the first film in the franchise, 'Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone', the crew started filming for the second one. Producers knew they had a gem of a book series on their hands and wanted to do everything to make the franchise brilliant. They also had to start early as the kids grew very fast and they needed to make sure to keep the aging in the movies natural.

There are also many hidden details in the movie that you will miss at the first glance. Let's know a few of them in the coming topics.

The Cast Of 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets'

Lord Voldemort is the 'he who must not be named' and the 'you know who' in all of the movies, but fans should know about all the cast members of the movie and their real names with respect to their character counterparts. The cast of 'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret' is quite big with a total of 117 cast members. Let's know about a few of the major roles in the movie.

Of course, everyone knows Harry Potter, and Daniel Radcliffe played the all-important role to perfection.

Rupert Grint played the role of Ron Weasley, one of the main characters and Harry's best friend.

There's no one that can beat him in a game of Wizard's chess and this game plays an important role in the first movie.

Emma Watson played Hermione Granger. Harry, Ron, and Hermione were three friends taking on the magic world and never breaking apart.

The character of Hermione was smart and a real problem solver.

Uncle Vernon was played by Richard Griffiths.

Fiona Shaw played Aunt Petunia; Harry's aunt and Vernon's wife.

Dudley Dursley was played by Harry Melling.

The voice of Dobby was given to Toby Jones.

Jim Norton played the role of Mr. Mason.

Veronica Clifford played the role of Mrs. Mason.

James Phelps and Oliver Phelps played Fred Weasley and George Weasley respectively.

Julie Walters played the role of Mrs. Weasley.

Bonnie Wright played the role of Ginny Weasley.

Mark Williams played the character of Mr. Williams, also known as Arthur Weasley.

The famous Tom Felton played one of the main characters called Draco Malfoy.

Chris Rankin played Percy Weasley.

Jason Isaacs played the role of Lucius Malfoy.

Robbie Coltrane played the character of Hagrid The Giant.

Kenneth Branagh played the role of Gilderoy Lockhart.

Matthew Lewis played the character of Neville Longbottom.

David Bradley played the role of Argus Filch.

Devon Murray played the character of Seamus Finnigan.

Alan Rickman played a major character, Professor Snape (Severus Snape)

Richard Harris played the role of Albus Dumbledore.

Maggie Smith played the character of Professor McGonagall.

Jamie Waylett played the role of Crabbe.

Josh Herdman played the role of Goyle.

Miriam Margolyes played Professor Sprout.

Alfred Enoch played Dean Thomas.

Shirley Henderson played the role of Moaning Myrtle.

Christian Coulson played the role of Tom Riddle (the young Lord Voldemort).

Robert Hardy played the role of Cornelius Fudge.

There are many other characters and actors who played other important roles.

Review Of 'Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets'

Let us know about the story of the film in detail and how it faired among the fans of the franchise.

The first movie in the franchise was a premise to things to come and did well to make people interested in future movies.

'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret' takes the adventure in Hogwarts a notch higher with bigger setups, tryst with spiders, and then with a snake.

'Chamber Of Secrets' is darker and scarier than the first movie and that is evident from the first scene itself.

The story is all about humanity, heroism, friendship, personalities, eccentricity, personal history, and everything else. Harry, Ron, and Hermione try to save themselves, their friends, and the school from closure and a monster from coming out into the world from the chamber of secrets.

In the story, Harry returns to school after the holidays with his friends Ron and Hermione.

Soon dreadful events start happening at the school and all three of the friends are found in all the crime scenes.

Secrets of the school start getting noticed and all professors get frightened by events that may lead to the school closing.

Rumors of a chamber of secrets start spreading saying that it holds a creature so ancient that is now trying to kill students of the school like it did a few decades back.

Lots of questions arise; like, is there really a chamber? Can it be opened only by the heir of Salazar Slytherin? is there really a monster and is the monster responsible for petrifying students?

Harry gets a diary belonging to Tom Marvolo Riddle. At first glance, the book seems empty but it does hold secrets of a time when even Dumbledore was significantly younger.

Harry is thought to be the heir who could open the chambers as he is parseltongue.

Eventually, the chamber is found and Harry, Ron, and Hermione follow the path down along with Professor Lockhart.

Ron, Hermione, and the professor had to stop at a point while Harry finds the lair of the monster.

Tom Riddle appears, who is actually Lord Voldemort.

Unscramble the name 'Tom Marvolo Riddle,' and you will find the name stands for 'I am Lord Voldemort.'

Then starts an epic battle of the monster and Harry and if not for Fawkes, Harry would have probably been hurt.

Fawkes not only blinds the monster but also gives Harry the hat. The hat produced Godric Gryffindor's sword used to kill the monster once and for all.

The teeth of the monster help Harry destroy Tom's diary and stop Tom from becoming more powerful. Fawkes then helps everyone get out of the chamber.

The premise is brilliant, the acting is top-notch, and the production is magnificent. Apart from Harry, Ron, and Hermione, watch Lucius Malfoy give the performance of his life.

Remember how the polyjuice potion changed Hermione into a cat? That was one of the best scenes in the movie.

Production Of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

All the major cast of the first movie returned for the second installment of the series and added actors like Jason Isaacs, Gemma Jones, and Kenneth Branagh. Unfortunately, this movie was the last appearance of Richard Harris as Professor Dumbledore as he died the same year.

In November 2001, principal photography of the movie began and that was just three days after the release of the first film.

The movie was directed by Chris Columbus and Warner Bros. Pictures produced it.

The cinematographer was Roger Pratt and some of the music used in the film was from John Williams.

The production designer of the film was Stuart Craig and he made sure Dumbledore's office looked as majestic as possible, as he was the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Wizcraft and Wizardry.

The film was a massive success both commercially and critically and earned a whopping $879 million worldwide in theatres.

Harry Potter is among the most popular characters ever in the world of films.

Filming Of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

Chris Columbus made a brilliant film with 'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret.'

Leavesden Film Studios was used to shoot the film as well as many historic buildings around the United Kingdom.

Even the Isle of Man was used for filming. The filming of the movie concluded in July of 2002.

In the United States, the movie was released on November 15, 2002, as well in the United Kingdom on the same day.

Gloucester Cathedral was used as Hogwarts as well as landmarks like Lacock Abbey, Durham Cathedral, Alnwick Castle, and the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford.

King's Cross Railway Station was used to turn the platform into platform 9 3/4.

Roger Pratt was the director of photography to make the film more edgy and dark.

Handheld cameras were used for prolific movement.

Fawkes (a phoenix which is actually one of the mythical creatures in the world) was made to look lifelike by using an animatronic phoenix.

It was such a brilliant job done that Richard Harris (who played Albus Dumbledore) thought it was a real bird.

There are many similar facts where actors forgot scripted lines and had to improvise on the spot. This is what made the film such a memorable one.

FAQs

What is the purpose of the chamber of secrets?

The purpose is to keep the monster locked up.

What is the problem in 'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret?'

There are no problems as such with the film according to critics.

What is a summary for 'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret?'

The film starts with a mysterious elf telling Harry to expect a crisis during his second year at Hogwarts. Throughout the movie, Harry encounters flying trees, scary spiders that talk, trees that fight back, and threats written in blood on the walls of the school.

Who messed up Harry's room in 'Chamber Of Secrets?'

Ginny Weasley messed up the room.

What is the setting of 'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret?'

'Harry Potter And The Chamber of Secret' is mostly shot in Privet Drive and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Written By
Ritwik Bhuyan

Ritwik has a bachelor's degree in English from Delhi University. His degree developed his passion for writing, which he has continued to explore in his previous role as a content writer for PenVelope and his current role as a content writer at Kidadl. In addition to this, he has also completed CPL training and is a licensed commercial pilot!

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