Which Director Did Emma Watson Want to ‘Kill’?

There were plenty of benefits to being a member of the Harry Potter cast. Not only did the three mains actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson make millions and become household names, but they also got to work with some extremely talented and well-respected cast and crew members while filming the eight movies. The actors even got to work with four different directors during their time on set.

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Why did the ‘Harry Potter’ movies have four different directors?

Diehard fans of the Harry Potter movies know that the films boasted four unique directors with wildly different styles. Christopher Columbus directed the first two films and helped establish the wizarding world on camera. Alfonso Cuarón took over for the third film and really leaned into the magic and intricacies of the story. The fourth film was directed by Mike Newell, who helped really give the films a darker and grittier feel. Meanwhile, David Yates finished off the series by directing the last four movies and giving Harry’s story a cohesive conclusion.