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Paul Harris

Wand Choreographer
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Participates in 6 items

Paul Harris is a leading choreographer, dance teacher, and movement director whose most high-profile choreography to date are the laser scenes for Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Hollywood blockbuster Entrapment and the wand combat sequences in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, for which he devised the physical language for wand use for the remainder of the Harry Potter film franchise. He has choreographed for Oscar-, BAFTA-, and Emmy-award winning actors including: Sean Connery, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, and Carey Mulligan. Other film credits include: Crooked House with Glenn Close, Far From the Madding Crowd with Carey Mulligan, The Other Boleyn Girl, Inkheart, The Tichborne Claimant, Mister Lonely, and the Disney musical Cheetah Girls 2 directed by Kenny Ortega.

Paul's work is a natural combination of his two backgrounds. He studied acting at drama school himself and on graduating worked extensively in theatre and television including national tours of three West End productions. Prior to this, Paul was the UK, West European, and International Champion in both ballroom and Latin American dancing as well as studying classical ballet, jazz, and tap.


Sessions in which Paul Harris participates

Saturday 10 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Saturday Session A), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 11:15-11:25am. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film Studies

There are hundreds of people working on the Wizarding World films whose stories have largely gone untold. We'll talk to Paul Harris, who choreographed the wand combat in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and James Payton, a stand-in for many roles on the Fantastic Beasts set, and find out about the work that happens before the director yells "action!"

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Saturday Session B), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 3:00-3:10pm. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant

Sunday 11 August, 2019

Time Zone: (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
11:30 AM
11:30 AM CDT - 12:30 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Sunday Session A), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 11:10-11:25am. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant
2:00 PM
2:00 PM CDT - 3:00 PM CDT | 1 hour
Film StudiesASL Interpretation Provided

When choreographer Paul Harris was first studying dance, he couldn't have imagined that he'd one day be using those skills to choreograph a duel in the Department of Mysteries. We'll talk to Paul about his background, how he got involved in the films, and what he can teach us about dueling.

3:15 PM
3:15 PM CDT - 4:15 PM CDT | 1 hour
Workshop – Pre-Registration Required

If you purchased a ticket for Paul Harris Wand Dueling Workshop (Sunday Session B), you may check in outside Ballroom D from 3:00-3:10pm. Please have your printed ticket with you.Ballroom D is on the third floor of the convention center. Please remember to allow for travel time.

Paul Harris

Participant