November 28, 2021

Harry Potter magic continues to operate in Dijon

It was THE event not to be missed for all fans of the Harry Potter series. One of its actors, Devon Murray, spent the day this Saturday in the shop “The magic shop” specializing in the sale of “Harry Potter” products. Seamus Finnigan didn’t even need to use his magic wand to move the crowds. Fans lined up all day to meet this character, this time very real.

The impressive queue in front of the store © Radio France
Christophe Tourné

Ten years later, the universe of the series still fascinates

For fans, time seems to have stood still in the universe of the series. The eight films and books are equally successful and even if the actors have aged over the course of the saga, this is precisely what pleases the followers of Harry Potter. “It allows us to identify with them and even to find bits of our own life” explains Matthieu, who has just turned 25 and for whom this meeting with an actor in the series is one of the greatest gifts. Matthieu also speaks English so he was able to exchange a few words with Devon Murray and get a nice dedication on one of his own books brought for the occasion.

Matthew proudly shows the dedication signed by Devon Murray
Matthew proudly shows the dedication signed by Devon Murray © Radio France
Christophe Tourné

More than 300 registered to meet the actor

Given the health constraints and the size of the shop, to meet Devon Murray, you had to register in advance with the Magical Shop. During the day, more than three people marched patiently waiting their turn. On average, it took nearly three quarters of an hour of waiting. “We had to extend the hours to meet demand and we really expected a strong influx” explains the manager of the store, Maxime Michel.

Maxime Michel, the store manager, checked the registrations before letting the fans in
Maxime Michel, the store manager, checked the registrations before letting the fans in © Radio France
Christophe Tourné

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A very humble actor

Devon Murray could have his head as big as a pumpkin in the face of this enthusiasm from Dijon fans. But, this is probably also what makes the saga even more magical, not only, he welcomes each person with a little note and a smile, but he explains that he is not a celebrity. For him, this success is only that of the films in which he had the chance to play.

Devon Murray in the middle of a signing session
Devon Murray in the middle of a signing session © Radio France
Christophe Tourné

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