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26th Mar 2019

Harry Potter prop-maker reveals the surprising person who was the biggest Potter fan he ever met

Rory Cashin

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He also exclusively tells us what was the most expensive prop made for the entire series.

A UK and Ireland poll for fans to decide the future tour locations for the magnificent Wizarding World Wands supporting Lumos installation which illuminated the City of London last autumn, has revealed eight finalists, including Dublin.

The Irish capital is competing with Birmingham, Kingston upon Hull, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Reading, and Stoke on Trent, with fans to determine which four locations will host the installation next.

You can vote to bring the incredible installation to Dublin right here, with the vote open until Saturday 31 August.

One of the folks involved in the wand-making is Pierre Bohanna, a prop-maker for all of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies to date.

Bohanna has worked on everything from Titanic, to James Bond movies, to Gravity, to Edge Of Tomorrow, and is next set to work on the new Men In Black sequel, before moving on to the Rio-based Fantastic Beasts 3.

JOE was lucky enough to chat to Bohanna recently to discuss all things wands, brooms, and Gringotts.

He told us about who was the surprisingly the biggest fan of the Harry Potter world that he’s ever met, what was the single most expensive prop he’s made for the series, and even what his own favourite wand he’s made is.

Check out our chat with Bohanna in full right here: