Fa­mous last words

As they pack up their wands, the world­fa­mous alumni of Hog­warts School Of Witch­craft And Wizardry talk about their mag­i­cal ride in the Harry Pot­ter se­ries.

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - FRONT PAGE - sto­ries by sHARMiLA NAiR sharmila@thes­tar.com.my

THEY are three of the most recog­nised faces in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try and they be­long to one of the most suc­cess­ful film fran­chises of all time. The kids from the Har­ryPot­ter movie se­ries are kids no more and yet they are in no hurry to leave their beloved chil­dren’s char­ac­ters be­hind.

Daniel Rad­cliffe, Emma Wat­son and Ru­pert Grint were in London last week to pro­mote Harry Pot­ter And The Deathly Hal­lows: Part 1, and they were only too keen to look back and rem­i­nisce about their hum­ble be­gin­nings and how it all ends for them (in the movie, at least).

The sev­enth and fi­nal book in the highly suc­cess­ful se­ries by Bri­tish author J.K. Rowl­ing is told in two ful­l­length fea­tures, and the ac­tors are ex­cited to let their fans in on what they have been work­ing on in the last two years.

It is a bit­ter­sweet end­ing for Rad­cliffe, Wat­son and Grint as they say good­bye to Harry Pot­ter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley – the char­ac­ters they have played re­spec­tively for more than a decade for the eight-film saga that be­gan with Harry Pot­ter And The Sor­cerer’s Stone in 2001. Shoot­ing on the last two in­stal­ments was com­pleted in June.

Now that the phe­nom­e­nal movie se­ries on the boy wizard is fi­nally end­ing, with Part 2 sched­uled for re­lease in July next year, the close-knit cast mem­bers are ready to em­bark on new ad­ven­tures and dis­cover new magic in life.

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