main index




Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
Kickstarter Message
TV Tropes Needs Your Help
Big things are happening on TV Tropes! New admins, new designs, fewer ads, mobile versions, beta testing opportunities, thematic discovery engine, fun trope tools and toys, and much more - Learn how to help here and discuss here.
View Kickstarter Project
Creator: Stuart Craig

Stuart Craig is a production designer who has won Academy Awards for his work on Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons, and The English Patient. Some of his other work includes The Elephant Man, The Mission, Memphis Belle, The Avengers, and Notting Hill. His frequent collaborator is set decorator Stephanie McMillan.

For all eight Harry Potter movies, Stuart Craig has been the production designer and Stephanie McMillan has been the set decorator. He is often regarded as the unsung hero of the franchise, although he's been called that so much that the "unsung" part might not be appropriate anymore. But maybe he deserves even more credit. Who designed the exterior of Hogwarts? Stuart Craig. Who designed every room in Hogwarts which wasn't filmed on location? Stuart Craig. Diagon Alley? The Burrow? Hogsmeade? The Ministry of Magic? You're probably getting pretty good at this game.

Essentially, the filmic version of Harry's world is the creation of Stuart Craig and his team. Assuming Harry Potter will last forever (and let's face it, at this point it probably will), he has created some of the most iconic images in the history of cinema. J. K. Rowling has called him a "genius" and insisted on his involvement in designing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park (she got her wish).

Greg CollinsonArtistsRobert Crumb

alternative title(s): Stuart Craig
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from
Privacy Policy