Interview with Blue Peter (cBBC) on March 12, 2001.
"I kind of collect unusual names. You have to be very careful about telling me your name if you do have an unusual name because I'll probably put you in a book ... and I make a lot of the names up. But mostly maps. Maps are a great source for names ..."
"the thing I would be most frightened of is, my worst fear is Ron's, spiders, so the Chamber of Secrets when they find the giant spiders, that would be my nightmare, definitely."
"I just made it up. I always want to see a game where there were four balls in play at once .. or more than one ball in play, I just thought it would be funny ... and violent and it is and so it just loads of fun to write and that’s probably the thing in the film I'm most looking forward to seeing, because I've been watching this inside my head for so long."
"You tend to find at Hogwarts that anything that's dangerous ends up in the forest ... so that's where Fluffy was released, so he's roaming round in the forest"
Blue Peter (cBBC), 12 March, 2001