Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


2h 21m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and t

Film Details

Also Known As
Harry Potter 3, Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban, Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
1492 Pictures; Abbey Road Studios; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Bon Appetit; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; First Unit Catering; Flying Cam Inc; Heyday Films; The Dufay Collective; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); 20th Century Fox International; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Sogefilms
Location
United Kingdom; Leavesden Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; Glencoe, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Synopsis

Thirteen year-old Harry Potter has reluctantly spent yet another summer with the Dursleys, his dismal relatives, "behaving himself" and not practicing any magic. That is, until Uncle Vernon's bullying sister, Aunt Marge, comes to visit. Aunt Marge has always been particularly horrible to Harry and this time pushes him so far that he "accidentally" causes her to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift away! Fearing punishment from his Aunt and Uncle--and repercussions from Hogwarts and the Ministry of Magic, which strictly forbids students from using magic in the non-magic world--Harry escapes into the night. Along the way, Harry will try to make sense of Hermione's puzzling appearances and disappearances, with the help of Ron and the giant Hagrid, who has taken on a new position at Hogwarts as the Care of Magical Creatures teacher. A confrontation between Harry and the menacing Sirius Black seems inevitable, but what exactly is Professor Lupin's relationship with Black? What is the dark secret that Professor Snape is so eager to reveal? And just why is Ron's pet rat Scabbers so frantic to escape his grasp? Harry will need all of the courage, magic and support he can muster to answer these questions and uncover the truth behind Sirius Black and his ties to the gifted young wizard's mysterious past.

Cast

Daniel Radcliffe

Harry Potter

Emma Watson

Hermione Granger

Rupert Grint

Ron Weasley

Gary Oldman

Sirius Black

Pam Ferris

Aunt Marge

Michael Gambon

Albus Dumbledore

David Bradley

Argus Filch

Robbie Coltrane

Rubeus Hagrid

Alfie Enoch

Dean Thomas

Tom Felton

Draco Malfoy

Richard Griffiths

Uncle Vernon

Joshua Herdman

Gregory Goyle

Matthew Lewis

Neville Longbottom

Devon Murray

Seamus Finnigan

Chris Rankin

Percy Weasley

Alan Rickman

Professor Severus Snape

Fiona Shaw

Aunt Petunia

Maggie Smith

Professor Minerva Mcgonagall

Julie Walters

Mrs. Molly Weasley

David Thewlis

Professor Remis Lupin

Timothy Spall

Peter Pettigrew

Emma Thompson

Professor Sybil Trelawney

Peter Best

The Executioner

Julie Christie

Madame Rosmerta

Warwick Davis

Wizard

Dawn French

Fat Lady In Painting

Jimmy Gardener

Ernie The Bus Driver

Lee Ingleby

Stan Shunpike

Jim Tavare

Tom, The Leaky Cauldron Innkeeper

Danielle Taylor

Angelina Johnson

Mark Williams

Mr Arthur Weasley

Bonnie Wright

Ginny Weasley

Harry Melling

Dudley Dursley

Adrian Rawlins

James Potter

Geraldine Somerville

Lily Potter

Lenny Henry

Shrunken Head

Robert Hardy

Cornelius Fudge

Abby Ford

Young Witch Maid

Oliver Phelps

George Weasley

James Phelps

Fred Weasley

Sitara Shah

Parvati Patel

Bronson Webb

Slytherin Boy

Genevieve Gaunt

Pansy Parkinson

Kandice Morris

Girl 1

Annalisa Bugliani

Mother In Portrait

Tess Du Cuaron

Baby In Portrait

Violet Columbus

Girl With Flowers

Paul Whitehouse

Sir Cadogan

Ekow Quartey

Boy 1

Rick Sahota

Boy 2

Sharon Sandhu

Girl 2

Freddie Davis

Old Man In Portrait

Jamie Waylett

The London Oratory School Schola

Performer

Stephen Grahl

Performer

Peter Best

Crew

Andrew Ackland-snow

Senior Art Director

Astrig Akseralian

Animatronic Model Designer

Derek Allen

Construction Stand-By

Amanda Amphlett

Production Assistant

Philip Ashton

Animatronic Model Designer

Peter Aston

Special Effects Senior Technician

Kenny Atherfold

Key Grip

Marc Atherfold

Second Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Jeanne Austin

Assistant (To Mr Radcliffe)

Wayne Barlowe

Concept Artist

Michael Barnathan

Executive Producer

Celia Barnett

Specialist Research

Jim Barr

Props Modeller

Kanta Elena Barrios

Assistant (To Mr Cuaron)

Mark Bartholomew

Assistant Art Director

Chris Barton

Supervising Animatronic Model Designer

Jayne Barton

Assistant Accountant

Martin Bayfield

Stunts

Eleanor Beaton

Assistant Sound Design Editor

Richard Beggs

Sound Designer

Richard Beggs

Co-Supervising Sound Editor

Andrew Bennet

Production Assistant

Ailsa Berk

Creature Movement Consultant

James Bernardinis

Animatronic Mould Maker

Barry Best

Animatronic Mould Maker

Hannah Marie Biggs

Props Modeller

Robert Binnall

First Assistant Camera

Vicky Bishop

Production Secretary

Tim Blackham

Sound Mixer (2nd Unit)

Tom Blake

Animatronic Model Designer

Graham Blinco

Construction Head

Robert Bliss

Conceptual Artist

Anthony Bloom

Animal Trainer

Craig Bloor

First Assistant Camera

Peter Bloor

Gaffer

Peter Bohanna

Props Modeller

Pierre Bohanna

Supervising Modeller

Joseph C Bond

Additional Editor

Janette Boyle

Additional Third Assistant Director

Nigel Brackley

Special Effects Senior Technician

Michael Brewster

Additional Photography (2nd Unit)

Tom Brewster

Third Assistant Director

Bob Bridges

Video Coordinator

Stuart Bridges

Video Operator

Terry Bridle

Special Effects Senior Technician

Judy Britten

Production Coordinator

Adam Brockbank

Conceptual Artist

Sarah Brunsdon

Animatronic Model Designer

Nicola Buck

Animatronic Model Designer

Mark Bullimore

Special Effects Supervising Engineer

Alastair Bullock

Assistant Art Director

Lyndsay Bullock

Third Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Jane Burgess

Co-Second Assistant Director

Paul Burgess

Dressing Propman

Peter Burgis

Foley Artist

Tim Burke

Visual Effects Supervisor

Janet Burns

Fabricator

Ken Burry

Production Assistant

Trevor Butterfield

Special Effects Senior Technician

Joe Buxton

Libra Technician

David Cantwell

Fabricator

Chris Carreras

Associate Producer

Chris Carreras

First Assistant Director

David Carrigan

Production Manager

Ann Cartwright

Animatronic Model Designer

Elaine Cartwright

Animatronic Model Designer

Miraphora Caruso

Graphic Artist

Dixie Chassay

Casting Assistant

Bruce Cheesman

Stand-By Props (2nd Unit)

Paul Chessman

Dressing Propman

Jamie Christopher

First Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Mark Clark

Best Boy (2nd Unit)

Temple Clark

Storyboard Artist

Jane Clarke

Storyboard Artist

Victoria Clarke

Wardrobe Mistress

Derek Clayton

Safety Coordinator

Murray Close

Stills Photographer

Viola Colditz

Animatronic Model Designer

Mel Coleman

Animatronic Mould Maker

David Collier

Production Assistant

Sean Collins

Transportation Co-Captain

Andy Colquhoun

Production Assistant

Chris Columbus

Producer

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Stanley Cook

Property Store Man

Matt Cooke

Dressing Propman

Catrin Cooper

Production Assistant

Rosy Coppola

Costumiers

Michael Corrao

Production Assistant

Theresa Corrao

Visual Effects Producer

Mark Coulier

Key Animatronic Model Designer

Luke Coulter

Second Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Bryn Court

Sculptor

Stuart Craig

Production Designer

John Cramman

Special Effects Technician

Marcia Crayford

Orchestra Concertmistress

Jordan Crockett

Draughtsman

Jon Croker

Production Assistant

David Cross

Grip

David Crossman

Costume Supervisor

Tracey Curtis

Propman

Julius D'silva

Department Of Education

Chris Dale

Second Assistant Camera

Charles Darby

Matte Painter

Daniel Dark

Production Administrator

Nick Daubeny

Location Manager

Vanessa Davies

Unit Publicist

Emily Dawson

Chaperone

Julia Dehoff

Draughtsman

Demi Demetriou

Special Effects Technician

Kelly Dent

Stunts

Matthew Denton

Animatronic Model Designer

Andie Derrick

Foley Artist

Elizabeth Devereux

Assistant (To Mr Columbus)

William Dodds

Third Assistant Director

Peter Dorme

Assistant Art Director

Sarah Downes

Production Assistant

Nick Dudman

Makeup Effects Designer

Nick Dudman

Creature Designer

Andrej Dugin

Conceptual Artist

Olga Dugin

Conceptual Artist

Claire Dundas

Production Assistant

Alison Dunne

Department Of Education

Mike Durkan

Special Effects Supervising Engineer

Ronnie Durkan

Special Effects Technician

Bob Eames

Construction Head

Jake Edmonds

Safety Coordinator

Natalie Edwards

Costume Assistant (2nd Unit)

Terry Edwards

Chorus Master

Simon Emanuel

Second Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

George Empson

Set Assistant

Sue Enoch

Department Of Education

Reshad Esmail

Production Assistant

Brian Estabrook

Transportation Co-Captain

Andy Evans

Construction Head

David J Evans

Costumes

David Evans

Co-Supervising Sound Editor

Malcolm Evans

Animatronic Model Designer

Perry Evans

Gaffer (2nd Unit)

Ceri Evans-jones

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Frederic Evard

Assistant Art Director

Genevieve Faria

Location Assistant

Bradley Farmer

Stunts

Karen Fayerty

Unit Nurse

Jools Feedham

Costumiers

Eithne Fennell

Chief Hairdresser

Eithne Fennell

Chief Hair Designer

John Ferguson

First Assistant Camera

Andrea Finch

Hair (2nd Unit)

Charlotte Finlay

Wardrobe Supervisor

Simon Finney

"A" Camera Operator

Chris Fitzgerald

Animatronic Model Designer

Catherine Fleming

Animatronic Model Designer

Jayne Flowers

Production Assistant

Martin Foley

Assistant Art Director

Jim Folly

Crane Technician

Magot Forster

Costumiers

Peter Foster

Set Assistant

Tina Foster

Fabricator

Francoise Fourcade

Assistant Costume Designer

Barry Fowler

Animatronic Mouldmaking Supervisor

Martyn Fowler

Animatronic Mould Maker

Nina Fowler

Production Assistant

John Fox

Charge Hand Dressing Propman

Pip Fox

Stand-By Props (2nd Unit)

Andy Fraser

Animatronics

Andy Fraser

Animatronic Model Designer

Sandra Frieze

Dialogue Coach

Ian Furbank

Unit Doctor

Emma Gaffney

First Assistant Editor

Kate Garbett

Production Coordinator

Steve Gell

Costumiers

Gary Gero

Animals Supervisor

Adrian Getley

Senior Modeller

Daniela Giangrande

Production Assistant

Chris Giles

Special Effects Technician

Alan Gilmore

Art Director

Michelle Gisonda

Assistant (To Mr Heyman)

Betty Glasow

Hairdresser

Matthew Glen

Visual Effects Editor

Joe Glover

Fabricator

Gisella Goodwin

Department Of Education

Natasha Gormley

Production Coordinator (2nd Unit)

Matthew Gough

Rerecording Mixer

Barrie Gower

Sculptor

Fraser Grant

Assistant Accountant

Darren Grassby

Production Assistant

Robert Grayson

Key Second Assistant Director

Oliver Greetham

Production Administrator

Gill Griggs

Sports Massage Therapist

Nigel Grint

Chaperone

Laurent Guinci

Wardrobe Assistant

Laurent Guinci

Costume Illustrator

Frank Guiney

Special Effects Senior Technician

Roger Guyett

Visual Effects Supervisor

Glenn Haddock

Props Modeller

Lotte Haggkvist

Production Assistant

Stephen Hamilton

Special Effects Supervisor

Stuart Hamilton

Set Assistant

Rod Hamlin

Animatronic Mould Maker

Film Details

Also Known As
Harry Potter 3, Harry Potter en de gevangene van Azkaban, Harry Potter y el prisionero de Azkaban
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
1492 Pictures; Abbey Road Studios; Birds & Animals Unlimited; Bon Appetit; Casting Collective; Cinesite Europe, Ltd.; First Unit Catering; Flying Cam Inc; Heyday Films; The Dufay Collective; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); 20th Century Fox International; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Nu-Metro; Sam Film; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Finland Oy; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Videocine; Village Roadshow Limited; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Sogefilms
Location
United Kingdom; Leavesden Studios, London, England, United Kingdom; Glencoe, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 21m

Award Nominations

Best Score

2004

Best Visual Effects

2004

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2004 Orange Film of the Year award by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Winner of two 2004 awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture and Outstanding Performance by an Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Released in United States on Video November 23, 2004

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2004

Sequel to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (UK/USA/2001) directed by Chris Columbus and starring Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.

Released in United States Summer June 4, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 23, 2004