Harry Potter's 15th anniversary
Top 10: Favourite Harry Potter Characters
As JK Rowling's new book The Casual Vacancy is released today, we take a look at the nation's favourite Harry Potter characters.
It is fifteen years since the first Harry Potter novel - 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' - was released today.
On June 26th 1997, the world was introduced to a young wizard named Harry Potter. Six books and eight films later, and Harry Potter is one of the most recognisable names in the world.
Loved by children and adults alike, the books became the best-selling ever, and the film franchise became the highest-grossing ever.
The films made bonafide stars of its cast, including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint.