Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
London’s Leicester Square was overrun and surrounded by hundreds of screaming Harry Potter fans, some of whom had camped out for two days awaiting the world premiere of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”. After ten years, seven movies and almost five-and-a-half billion US dollars in film gross profits, “The Deathly Hallows” marks the penultimate film of the Harry Potter screen franchise. The film’s three young stars Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint signed autographs and walked the red carpet where they were joined by Harry Potter creator JK Rowling. Rowling, who wrote the wildly popular series of books and produced the equally popular film adaptations, spoke to Reuters Television in a rare interview about her feelings on the Potter phenomenon coming to an end. The young British stars of the films may be ready to have Potter out of their lives – at least for now. All three are in the middle of shooting other films. Filmed over 14 months as one movie that will be released in two parts, the first half of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” opens in the United Kingdom, the United States and much of the world on November 19. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, which will be released in 3D, is scheduled to hit cinemas in July 2011.