About This Item
"Allow me to introduce you to your new
Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher; me. Gilderoy Lockhart, Order of Merlin,
Third Class, Honorary member of the Dark Force Defense League, and five time
winner of Witch Weekly's Most Charming Smile Award. But I don't talk about that;
I didn't get rid of the Banden Banshee by smiling at him!"
This fabulous display of the vain Gilderoy
Lockhart features a super picture of him (well multiple ones if you look closely
at it!), together with the signature of Kenneth Branagh - the great British
actor who played him in The Chamber of Secrets. The piece has been
professionally double matted using acid free materials and using sympathetic
colours. The display would be perfect for any young wizarding fan's bedroom -
why not check out our other Hogwarts displays (in matching colours) and decorate the
Branagh was born on December 10, 1960 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK to
parents William Branagh, a carpenter born in 1930, and Frances Branagh, also
born in 1930. Having graduated from RADA, at 23 Kenneth joined the Royal
Shakespeare Company, where he took on starring roles in Henry V and Romeo and
Juliet. He soon formed his own company, the Renaissance Theatre Company, which
now counts Prince Charles as one of its royal patrons. At 29, he directed and
starred in the film Henry V (1989), which costarred his then-wife, Emma
Thompson. The film brought him Best Actor and Best Director Oscar nominations.
In 1993, he brought Shakespeare to mainstream audiences again with his hit
adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing (1993), which featured an all-star cast
that included Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves. At 30, he published his
autobiography and at 34 he directed and starred as Victor Frankenstein in the
big-budget adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) with Robert De Niro
as the monster himself. In 1996, Branagh wrote, directed and starred in a lavish
adaptation of Hamlet (1996). Branagh’s performances in Shakespeare’s classic saw
critics hailing him as "the new Olivier". In recent years he starred in a series
of non-Bard-related roles in Celebrity (1998), Wild Wild West (1999), and as a
voice in Road to El Dorado, The (2000).
Blonde, handsome, and owner of a dashing
smile and roguish wink, Gilderoy Lockhart is a celebrity for reasons that are
entirely undeserved. Gilderoy came to Hogwarts during Harry Potter's second year
as the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher (why Dumbledore hired him is
one of the books greatest mysteries). He wears outrageously colourful robes to
match his outrageously egocentric personality, and is never without a stack of
signed photographs and a bit of "advice" for the young celebrity Harry. Over the
course of the school year he proved himself completely incompetent in matters of
teaching, duelling, remedies (he once managed to remove every bone in one of
Harry's arms), and practically everything else. Of course it came as no surprise
that Lockhart is not at all to credit for his alleged exploits; it turned out
that the only thing he's any good at are memory charms, so he can erase the
memories of his victims, steal their triumphs and publish them to boost his own
forget that all of items come with a lifetime guarantee of authenticity and full
details of their pedigree. We are proud abide
with the UACC Code of Practice. For more information about the authenticity of
our items read the 'About Us' section of our shop.
The Harry Potter books,
written by the talented J K Rowling, have given rise to a literary and
cinematic sensation. The mad scramble for the Order of the Phoenix ably
demonstrated that the tales of Harry and his pals are a worldwide phenomenon.
This is your opportunity to get closer to the world of Diagon Alley, The Burrow,
Platform 9 3/4 and of course Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy and let
the magic come alive in your own home! As a muggle this is probably as close as
you will ever get to the action - so don't miss out!
Dear Mr. Potter, we are pleased to inform you that you have
been accepted to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Soon, you and your
schoolmates will join us here, and your education in the magical arts will
Features at a glance.....
|Autograph City are memorabilia collectors who specialise in the sale of authentic entertainment autographs and genuine animation cels. We are UACC Members Number 7275 and provide a Certificate of Authenticity with every item that we sell and a lifetime guarantee. We were previously UACC Registered Dealer 273, but as a result of not receiving our fees reminder our status has lapsed - we confirm that we are reapplying and hope to be reinstated as UACC Reg Dealer 273 shortly. In the meantime, rest assured that there is nothing sinister behind the lapse in our status, we have an unblemished complaints record - and our status lapsed purely due to the fees issue.
We began collecting autographs in 1988 and as our collection grew we gradually branched out into sales. We are now proud to have one of the most impressive stocks of autographs and animation cels in Britain. Whilst we are new to ebay we have now been selling on the internet for 4 years. Within months of beginning to trade on-line we were awarded Star Seller status on another auction site. We have sold hundreds of items on that site alone, receiving numerous compliments about both the quality of our pieces and our service.
We regularly attend Premieres, Personal Appearances, Signings and Conventions. Living in the United Kingdom can make it difficult to obtain genuine signatures of top American stars who seldom venture to these shores. Whilst we attend as many American conventions as we can, we also have arrangements with some of the top autograph dealers and animation galleries in the world. Read the authenticity section to see what is special about these suppliers. All of which means we can bring you, our customers, the best authentic memorabilia available!