02:31 PM EDT 10/29/2014
Originally posted 06/14/2010 12:40PM
Daniel Radcliffe reluctantly retired his wand for good this week as shooting wrapped up on the final installment of the Harry Potter saga.
"Everyone was really devastated. It was really, really sad," Radcliffe told the Associated Press Sunday after ending filming on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which will be released in two parts. "We're crying quite a lot."
With a decade of playing the boy wizard under his belt, Radcliffe says the role has been life-changing. "Everything [about the films] is so linked to my life," he said at the National Movie Awards in London as shooting was coming to a close. "At the same time, it is exciting. It is the end."
Originally posted 02/27/2009 10:10AM
Mark your calendar: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II will be released July 15, 2011, Warner Bros. has announced.
Part I of the film will open Nov. 19, 2010, the studio said last August. Both films are based on the 608-page seventh book in author J.K. Rowling's series.
In all, the first five Harry Potter movies, with a maturing Daniel Radcliffe in the lead, have made $4.5 billion internationally, surpassing the box-office records of both the James Bond and Star War series.
In other news from Warners, director Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr. as the great detective and Jude Law as sidekick Dr. Watson, will not open this coming Nov. 1, as originally planned, but on Christmas Day.
– Stephen M. Silverman
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