Harry Potter's 15th anniversary

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.