With the final installment of the Harry Potter movie hitting the big screen this week, it's safe to say our brains are on magic overdrive. We asked GeekSugar Facebook followers to name their favorite witches and wizards. In no specific order, here are the characters GeekSugar readers will miss the most. Do you agree with these picks? Are there any characters you like more in the books than movies and vice versa?
We're just days away from the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, and though the movie franchise will be over soon, we'll always be able to go back to the books. The world of Harry Potter has introduced us to some of the coolest magical objects — so cool, in fact, that there are many things I wish were actually real. Check out the 10 objects I'd most want to get my Muggle hands on.
While our list is light on tech gadgets — after all, smartphone apps aren't necessary at Hogwarts since you have all the mysteries of the wizarding world to uncover — we do break down where to find school-appropriate accessories in our nonmagic world. Plus, we bet Hogwarts doesn't get great cell service.
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To honor the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Tom Pearcy, a farmer in York, England, cut two nearly identical portraits of Harry Potter in his corn crop. Each image has slight differences from the other, turning the homage into the world's largest spot the difference puzzle.
The York Maze is cut out of over 1 million corn plants and is one of the largest living mazes in the world.
Emma Watson changed out of her frothy Oscar de la Renta gown into a shorter, flirtier Elie Saab number and Chopard earrings for the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 premiere afterparty at Old Billingsgate Market tonight in London. She was joined by her costars Rupert Grint, Tom Felton, and engaged pair Bonnie Wright and Jamie Campbell Bower for the soiree, where actress Emma Roberts also made a special appearance. It was a bittersweet evening for the Harry Potter cast and crew, as they celebrated the last film in the franchise. Emma, Rupert, and Daniel Radcliffe all shared some sentimental words about their experience growing up on the set of the popular movies at the debut tonight, but author J.K. Rowling and Daniel promised fans that it's not really the end, since the series will live on in their hearts.
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and J.K. Rowling Bid Farewell to Harry Potter With Their London Fans
Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, and the extended cast of Harry Potter came together in London's Trafalgar Square today to premiere the final installment of the saga, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Emma arrived in a beautiful floor-length Oscar de la Renta gown and raced over to greet fans and sign autographs before taking her place on the red carpet. Her best friends in the film, Rupert and Daniel, followed closely behind, also thanking fans and posing for pictures. The principle cast took the stage with J.K. Rowling and spoke to the audience of millions watching across the globe. Daniel first thanked fans and the cast and went on to say, "This isn't the end as fans will carry this story with them through the rest of their lives."
Emma then took to the podium and professed her love for her costars and especially Rupert and Daniel, saying, "Dan didn't get lucky, you were and are the perfect Harry and will be forever" and thanked "Rupert for making me laugh, I'll miss you so much," then broke down into tears before thanking J.K. for playing such a "great role model" in her life. Rupert was the final of the trio to take the mic, saying a simple "I love you" to the fans and crew and thanking J.K for everything she's done "for ginger people." It was a day full of mixed emotions for all of those involved with the franchise, and J.K. even joked, "I should write another one!" before wrapping up the event with her final words, saying, "Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home."
What if Daniel Radcliffe hadn't been chosen to play Harry Potter? I can't imagine this month's release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 with any stars other than the ones I've come to know. That said, there were other famous faces who came close to nabbing roles in the series. Check out these 10 actors who almost starred in the series!
The last cinematic installment of the Harry Potter franchise is just a couple short months away, and every fan I know is both eagerly anticipating and dreading the series' end. With the DVD of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I just released and a new set of photos from part two surfacing this week, I'm more excited than ever for the flick to hit theaters. As I relived part one on DVD this weekend, I was struck by how beautiful the sets are in the film, despite its dark subject matter and sometimes barren landscapes. Interested to see how you can bring a little HP magic to your own home? Read on!
I've got all kinds of Harry Potter goodies today! First we saw a new batch of photos from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II, but now we have more footage from the film. We've seen bits and pieces, but the DVD for Part I also has a featurette with one of the first scenes from Part II. This one features Harry, Ron, and Hermione on the trail of one of the deathly hallows, the Elder Wand.
Watch them as they confront wand-maker Ollivander in his home about giving information to Voldemort about the Elder Wand's whereabouts when you read more
In anticipation of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I DVD release, we spent some time with the cast at the press day in New York. It was double trouble when we sat down with James and Oliver Phelps, who have played the mischievous Fred and George Weasley since the first film. The guys discussed how they relate to their onscreen counterparts, and opened up about what it was like to film the epic battle scene in the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II. Check it out!