Harry Potter star Miranda Richardson has lavished praise on the franchise's creator J.K. Rowling for encouraging more children to pick up books.
The British actress, who has appeared in several of the wizard films as reporter Ritz Skeeter, is convinced Rowling's novels and the spin-off movie series have done immeasurable good as they have increased reading levels among children across the world.
She tells Fox News, "I do think it's great from the kids' point of view because they're engaging in storytelling and character - books as well as film. J.K. Rowling got them back reading. It doesn't matter which way round they come to it. If they see the movies, they still want to read the books. If they've read the book they want to see if the movies live up to them."