Filming Wraps On ‘Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows’


After almost 10 years of movie-making, the film franchise based on the Harry Potter book series has come to an end … at least, in terms of filming. Production officially wrapped on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II over the weekend bringing to a close a near decade-long era of film-making. There were a lot of tears on the set after the final film wrapped but there were also a lot of smiles, courtesy of Harry Potter star Rupert Grint … read on:

After nine years and seven chapters, “Harry Potter” has finally met the end. The last installment of the series, “Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows”, wrapped production during this weekend and Daniel Radcliffe has shared the situation, saying at Tony Awards on Sunday, June 13 “Everyone was really devastated. It was really, really sad. Were crying quite a lot.” Actor Warwick Davis, meanwhile, took to his Twitter to inform that Friday, June 11 was the last day of “Deathly Hallows” filming, writing, “The end of an Era – today is officially the last day of principal photography on ‘Harry Potter’ – ever. I feel honoured to be here as… ” The depicter of Griphook the Goblin and Professor Flitwick in the young wizard movies then added, “…the director shouts cut for the very last time. Farewell Harry & Hogwarts, it’s been magic! x …and goodbye Griphook!” The Brit star later stated that his co-star Rupert Grint took his ice cream van to the set on the last day of shooting, tweeting “For the last day on ‘HP’, Rupert ‘Mr Whippy’ Grint arrived in his ice cream van & served up 99s for cast & crew… / …It brought a smile to everyones face on what was a very emotional day. It was a thrill to see a teaser for ‘Deathly Hallows’ too. :)” Davis additionally posted a picture of the vehicle which is dominated with pink and peach colors.

“Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows” is split into two movies, which both will get 3-D treatment. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” is due for November 19 release in both U.S. and U.K. while “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II” is slated to be premiered on July 15, 2011. The story, meanwhile, will follow Harry Potter and his two best friends who leave Hogwarts behind and set out to find and destroy the Horcruxes-the secret to Voldemort’s power and immortality.

We knew that filming was nearing the end a few weeks ago when photos from the Epilogue scene of Deathly Hallows made their way to the Internets … but even then, the finality didn’t really hit me. I cannot believe that we’ve enjoyed almost 10 years of Harry Potter films … and now, the last film is in the can (as they say) and wrapped. Fortunately we still have the final 2 films to look forward to … the first one hits movie theaters at the end of this year and the second one gets released next Summer but … the Harry Potter phenomenon is almost completely dunzo, y’all.


  • c

    -magic of an era-

    thanks for making us dream again, HP=)

  • Mr,.Gyllenhaal

    Best series in a book ever! I am so sad the movies are coming to an end. Yes, I love the movies but they are no where near the caliber of the books. With that said, I can’t wait to enjoy the last two films.

  • Kendra

    For some reason, this news brought a little tear to my eye..There is such a special place in my heart for Harry Potter..Both the books and films..I cried like a baby when I finished book 7 and I know there will be a repeat of those tears at the end of the last movie..THANK GOODNESS we’re getting 2 out of it!! Can’t wait!!

    • @Kendra — I’m the same way, hearing about the end of filming kinda got to me too … it’s weird.

  • siena x

    I’ve decided that I might just let my future children believe that Harry Potter brings them presents each Christmas… Much more magical…

  • Alyse

    I learned to read with the harry potter books! I was so little when i read the first one…seven? I can’t believe its almost over :(

  • Gaby

    I agree with Kendra…I feel the same way. Even after reading the last book I was very sad

  • Wait – Rupert Grint has his own Ice Cream Truck? That’s all sorts of awesome.

    And I can’t wait to see the films. The book had me bawling like a baby.

  • LIsa

    @Kendra @Trent I teared up a bit too…. Man, I can’t believe it is over. Sure the movies will live on, but it is hard to imagine that these actors will not be together anymore.

  • nicole

    Man I was in like…grade 7or 8 when i first started reading the books. these movies and books will forever be classics in my mind.

  • I’m so sad to read this for two reasons.

    1. It really is the end of an era! There’s always been a Harry Potter SOMETHING in the works to look forward to.

    2. Those pics of the epilogue at Kings Cross are AWFUL!!! I was really hoping they’d re-do them after everyone freaked out about how terrible they all looked. *sigh*

  • Tracy

    @Kendra ~ I could not have said it better. I’m so sad right now. I feel like I’m losing a dear friend. Is it crazy that I want to read these books over and over and listen to the audio tapes? I even stop and watch the movies when they come on TV and I own the movies. I’m such a Potter Head. I can’t wait to see the last 2 movies. I know I will be tearing up as the last clips leaves the screen.

  • Meagan

    I agree with Kendra! I cried at the end of book 7 because the whole series made such an impact on my life. And now that the books are coming to an end, it’s so disappointing because what is the likelihood that another series of this nature will come along in our lifetime? And don’t mention Twilight!!! LOL Sure it’s popular but it is so far from comparison to the imagination, intelligence and writing in Harry Potter. It really is a sad day :( The world has lost the greatest fictional series of our generation.