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Harry Potter beats Lord of the Rings and James Bond to become the UK's favourite book-to-film adaptation

Others on the list include The Shawshank Redemption, The Bourne series, and Jurassic Park

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 27 September 2016 11:49 BST
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter
Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter

The UK public has voted once more on their favourite book-to-film adaptations and, unsurprisingly, the very same series has come up top; JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

According to a survey 2,000 cinemagoers picked up by The Guardian, 32% of participant place the wizarding series in their top 10 list.

In second place came Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol - adapted various times to the big screen - followed by Stephen King’s The Shaw Shank Redemption.

Two authors, including King (also with The Green Mile), feature on the list twice, the other being JRR Tolkien with The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Notable films to be exempt from the list include The Da Vinci Code, Schindler’s List, The Devil Wears Prada, The Great Gatsby, and the Twilight series.

UK’s top 20 book-to-film adaptations

1. The Harry Potter series (JK Rowling)

2. A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

3. The Shawshank Redemption (Stephen King)

4. The Lord of the Rings saga (JRR Tolkien)

5. James Bond series (Ian Fleming)

6. The Bourne series (Robert Ludlum)

7. The Green Mile (Stephen King)

8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl)

9. The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)

10. Forrest Gump (Winston Groom)

11. Bridget Jones’s Diary series (Helen Fielding)

12. Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)

13. The Chronicles of Narnia series (CS Lewis)

14. The Jungle Book (Rudyard Kipling)

15. The Godfather (Maria Puzo)

16. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Ken Kesey)

17. The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzanne Collins)

18. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

19. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll)

20. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson)

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