Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was the second film in the series, again directed by Christopher Columbus and produced by David Heyman who went to go on to produce all the films.
The film follows Harry, Ron and Hermione as they endeavour to discover who is the ‘Heir of Slytherin’, the person threatening to kill all those born of non-magical parents. Hermione is Muggle-born (meaning that neither parent is a wizard) and thus is in great danger. Eventually, their trail leads them to Tom Riddle’s diary and a very large snake called the Basilisk. We find out as towards the end of the series, that the diary also holds greater significance.
“This was my second film and by now Leavesden Studios and the people there had become like a second family. I remember being adamant that I wasn’t like Hermione with her tweed skirts and bushy hair. But, as I grew older I realised she was the greatest role model a girl could have” Emma reflects.
The film also welcomed renowned British actor Kenneth Branagh who played the glorious character of the new Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor, Gilderoy Lockhart. He was joined by Jason Isaacs playing the role of Lucius Malfoy and Richard Harris who sadly was to play the role of Professor Dumbledore for the last time.