Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series, written by J. K. Rowling. The plot follows Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, during which a series of messages on the walls of the school’s corridors warn that the ‘Chamber of Secrets’ has been opened and that the ‘heir of Slytherin’ would kill all pupils who do not come from all-magical families. These threats are followed by attacks which leave residents of the school ‘petrified’ (frozen like stone). Throughout the year, Harry and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger investigate the attacks.
Dumbledore: It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.
Ron: Why spiders? Why couldn’t it be ‘follow the butterflies’?
Harry: Ron, I should tell you, most Muggles aren’t accustomed to seeing a flying car.
Harry: Remember what Aragog said about that girl 50 years ago? She died in a bathroom. What if she never left?
Ron: Moaning Myrtle!
The character of Vyvyan in the BBC comedy The Young Ones owned a yellow Ford Anglia with flames painted along the sides.
Philosopher’s Stone (2001)
Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Goblet of Fire (2005)
Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)
Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)
The Ford Anglia is a British car which was designed and manufactured by Ford in the United Kingdom. It is related to the Ford Prefect and the later Ford Popular. The Anglia name was applied to various models between 1939 and 1967.
A turquoise 105E car prominently featured in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Arthur Weasley’s car, which he charmed to give it the capabilities of flight, invisibility and extra loading capacity. Ron later crashes the Anglia into the Whomping Willow attempting, along with Harry, to reach Hogwarts on time after missing the Hogwarts Express. Angry at its mistreatment the car runs into the Forbidden Forest where it lives wild until later when it rescues Harry and Ron from giant spiders. The car is later referenced in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire when Harry recalls that it is running wild in the Forbidden Forest.
Daniel Radcliffe was initially only offered £125,000 (approximately US $181,500) for this film. The actors’ union, Equity, stepped in and negotiated new terms which increased his salary to roughly £2,000,000 (US $3,000,000).
The opal necklace, which plays an important role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), can briefly be glimpsed inside a display case in Borgin and Burkes’ shop in Knockturn Alley when Harry first enters.
The Weasley’s car is a Ford Anglia. This is actually the same color and model car that author J.K. Rowling and her best friend from school used to ride around in when they were younger. She used the car for the book, and later the movie, out of her fond memories driving in it.
Young Hagrid is played by Martin Bayfield, who stands in for Robbie Coltrane as his height double in all the Potter films. His voice is dubbed by Coltrane, for the sake of consistency.