The beginning of the end for me is at 12:05am Friday 15th July . . . that’s right I am heading to a midnight screening of the final Potter film when it all ends! Let’s take a small look at some of the scenes that have been talked about by the cast and we have had small clips of in the trailers. I have left out a couple as the spoilers in them would be too much!
One of the biggest talking points has been the long-awaited kiss between Hermione and Ron. Something which the actors who see each other more like brother and sister were totally dreading.
For once and for all we will find out what Severus Snape’s story is and which side he is really on. This is something that has kept everyone guessing throughout the entire series. If we start thinking he’s good something happens and we think he’s bad again and vice versa. This has to be the part I am most looking forward to in it’s adaptation from the books, as it actually made me sob!
Neville’s Finest Moment
We have all watched Neville struggle over the years, as everything always seemed to go wrong for him with a wand in his hand. In each class if something happened it always seemed to be to him. But in the final stand and the battle of Hogwarts this is Neville’s finest moment when he proves that he is indeed a brilliant wizard doing his mother and father proud.
Harry and Tom
It all started with the curse going wrong on one year old Harry Potter and now Tom Riddle . . . Lord Voldemort face off. We all know that only one of them can survive but which one will it be? We have seen small clips from this part in the trailers and the anticipation growing towards it is massive.
A look back at the posters from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
A look back at all of the posters from Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
The top 10 Harry Potter characters from the books, this has been a difficult top 10 to sort out as the series really does have so many brilliant characters. We really get to know them all so well in the books. Obviously so many to choose from and try to put in an order. I have gone for the first that come to mind from reading the books.
As the end of the Potter franchise is slowly approaching what is next for the three kids or now adults who were instantly launched to super stardom as it was announced they would be Harry, Ron and Hermione in the films. Now at the ages of 21/22 what does the future hold for the three stars Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson?
I’m sure they could not imagine how much becoming the three much loved characters on screen was going to change their lives forever. But can they escape being Harry, Ron and Hermione? Well they haven’t just been doing the Potter films over the years, as they have grown up they have been doing different things as well. They all seem very set on staying in the entertainment world, whether that be on the stage or the silver screen. Which is very good that they all seem to be content on staying in the public eye and entertaining everyone in all different ways.
Daniel Radcliffe had a very successful stint in the West End with controversal play Equus which he then took to Broadway with fellow Potter actor Richard Griffiths. From March this year Radcliffe has returned to the Broadway stage in a revival production of ‘How to Succeed in the Business Without Really Trying’. A theatre career seems to be something that he is very interested in, but he also has a couple more films due for release this year.
Rupert Grint has appeared in quite a few different films over the years as well as the Potter films. Driving Lessons and Wild Target seem to be the most well known of his efforts. It seems as though he is determined to keep making films and taking on different roles.
Emma Watson decided a couple of years ago that education was very important to her and started studying at Brown University in the USA. She has since put that on hold for a while, which allowed her to be more involved in the promotion of the final Potter film. She also has a couple more film projects confirmed so she must be focusing more on her acting that her degree at the moment.
Lets not forget that they are not the only now young actors who have come through the Potter films a lot more started out as children and grew up in front of us on screen. Some of which will probably only ever be known for the Potter films, and not actually continue acting after all of the franchise is finished.
Tom Felton aka Draco Malfoy is now 23 years old, and gathered a cult following throughout the films. He has quite a few film projects lined up for the future and had already done quite a few acting jobs before staring in the Potter films. The most recent news about Tom has been that he is going to become a rapper, but that does sound like it could just be a funny rumour. He also has a role in the up and coming ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’.
A big name now in Robert Pattinson after becoming Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga, but lets not forget he was Cedric Diggory before all of that! He has put in some good performances in other films and is a keen singer. Maybe he will struggle to get away from the Cullen curse rather than one from the Potter films. Doubt many people instantly think Diggory when they hear his name.
Matthew Lewis who is best known as Neville Longbottom and appeared in all eight of the films. He currently doesn’t have any new movies in production, but in recent interviews has been stated that he does see acting as a career he is going to persue.
Bonnie Wright has been in all eight films, with her character growing throughout the series. She has recently become engaged to fellow Potter actor Jamie Campbell Bower. She is currently in production for a new film, and has done some modelling in the past. She seems to have big plans in the acting world.
I am sure we will all keep an eye on what the Potter kids, now young adults are getting up to in the coming years. The fans of the Potter films have always supported the actors and I am sure they always will. Let’s hope that we get to see fantastic things from the young cast as they embark on more adult acting career’s, which have already started for many of them already. It will be brilliant to see them have success in life after Potter, as lets admit that it has taken over the past 10 years for them to do all of the films. It must have been difficult to fit other work in around these films, and now we can see them all progress into a different career, leaving behind the characters we have grown to love.
I finished reading the Harry Potters a couple of months ago and it was my first time of reading them. Whilst reading my initial thoughts where why haven’t I read these books before? And how easy they are to read, definitely a page turner as you just don’t want to put any of the books down.
Yes that’s right a few more posters have been released for the new Potter film which had it’s world premiere in London last night, and is released next week!
I wish we could have had the whole prefect story-line in the films as I felt it was a very important part in the book, just showing something that caused some friction between Harry/Ron and Hermione. As it did give a little edge between them and made sense of why Harry had felt a little more alone. I can understand why they took this out as a prefect would not travel well to different countries as I am assuming it is a very English school thing!
Go to laugh at some of the pictures you find on Tumblr!
I am going for the very obvious choices of picking everyone’s favorite Hogwart’ students in Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger! Who wouldn’t want to be best friends with those three? The adventures they find themselves in each year they are at Hogwarts. They would always look out for you and be there for you. You would never have more loyal and trustworthy friends.
Not for the know-it-all brainy side of her, I’m not stupid but not as smart as Hermione. I am thinking more than she has two male best friends and doesn’t seem to get on with other girls as well as she does with the boys. That’s what I’ve mainly been like, very rare that I’ve had female best friends for very long. I just find males much easier to get on with, the same as Hermione.
For this one I’m going for Horcruxes mainly because I think its brilliant that Voldemort split his soul into so many pieces. Which everyone thought was so impossible. For Dumbledore to then start finding them and explaining to Harry that they must all be destroyed before Voldemort can die.
How manipulative each horcrux can be, with the diary possessing Ginny Weasley and the necklace making Harry/Ron and Hermione see very strange things if they wore it for too long. Just showing how powerful Voldemort really is.
Without a doubt my favorite female character is Hermione Granger. She grows so much from the very start of it all until the end. Her intelligence helps out Harry and Ron a lot and they would not have got anywhere without her help. Always coming up with the best ideas and so likable.
Yet another poster has been released for the final Potter film. Featuring Harry, Ron and Hermione.
Eleven more posters have been released for the final Potter film, mainly all character posters from the Battle of Hogwarts. Along with Griphook the Goblin who plays a very important part in the final film. They really are starting to crank up the build up more and more. I cannot wait! I am a little disappointed that Molly Weasley does not have her own poster in this set, let’s hope they do give her one!
As everyone has probably noticed I have been going rather crazy on the Harry Potter posts, getting caught up with the film reviews and posting the new posters coming out of the Deathly Hallows. I have almost finished reading all of the books (for the very first time) and utterly spellbound by them. I thought it would be appropriate as the time is approaching for the end of the film series, that a blogathon would be a good idea.
If you have any Harry Potter related posts you would like to link from my blog, just let me know. By commenting or email. I think we should all celebrate how incredible the Harry Potter series has been for film. We will have this going on from now until 15th August. Giving plenty of time after the July 15th release of the final film.
After the Harry Potter character poster yesterday another new one has appeared today that being of Hermione Granger. I think we are going to keep seeing new ones for a while now!
This has to be good news for all of those involved in the Harry Potter franchise as they have been snubbed with so many awards over the years. This announcement comes a few days after news of some of the cast members being disappointed that the films have not received anything on the awards front. Ideally the BAFTA awards should be the ones to reward Harry Potter. As it really has done wonders for the British film industry!
The cast and crew behind the HARRY POTTER franchise are to be honoured with a special award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) prizegiving.
Potter author J.K. Rowling and producer David Heyman will accept the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema trophy at the ceremony later this month (Feb11).
The hit films, about a boy wizard played by Daniel Radcliffe, will be recognised for showcasing British talent and providing a vast array of jobs for thousands of workers in the U.K.
Radcliffe says, “I am thrilled that the Harry Potter film series is being honoured with this award. I have loved every minute of making these films and to me the real heroes are the crew and the huge team of craftsmen that have made all eight of them possible – this award is a testament to their incredible work.”