An official Harry Potter statue will join a collection of famous characters in Leicester Square’s ‘statue trail’ in London.
The bronze statue depicting Harry Potter on his Nimbus 2000 broom will join the likes of Mary Poppins, Laurel and Hardy, Batman, and Mr Bean.
The Harry Potter statue will be unveiled on the north terrace of the square where the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone took place back in 2001.
Westminster City Council has granted permission to the Heart of London Business Alliance to keep the statues in Leicester Square until at least 2023.
Speaking on the Harry Potter addition, Director of Destination Marketing for the Heart of London Business Alliance Mark Williams said: ‘I’m thrilled to be welcoming such an icon of British cinema to Leicester Square’s Scenes in the Square trail.
‘Harry Potter is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular fictional characters, and it is fantastic to celebrate that here in Leicester Square where the very first film premiered almost 20 years ago.
‘We can’t wait for Harry Potter fans from the UK and around the world to be able to visit this historic new statue, re-experience the movies and share their selfies for many years to come.’
President of the Harry Potter global franchise development at Warner Bros said: ‘Statues in this impressive installation represent some of the most iconic characters and actors in movie history, and we are delighted to see Harry Potter soaring across the square.
‘The Harry Potter series has delighted fans of all ages for decades and we hope that this will continue to bring people joy.’
The statue is set to be unveiled at Leicester Square at the end of September.