On Saturday it was revealed that David Yates and the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows heard ‘Cut!’ for the last time as it was the final day of filming on the Harry Potter franchise.
Most of the team have been working on the films for the past 10 years so it was bound to be a significant moment, and on the red carpet of the 64th annual Tony Awards Daniel Radcllife spoke briefly about the atmosphere on set, and how to feels to be hanging up the wand.
From The Associated Press:
“Everyone was really devastated. It was really, really sad,” Radcliffe said Sunday. “Were crying quite a lot.”
When asked how it felt to end his role as the boy wizard, Radcliffe said, “It’s a weird, weird feeling.”
I’m sure he will be asked that question for the next one and a half years during promotion for the final Potter films. He’ll probably still be asked it in 10 years time!
Warwick Davis (Filius Flitwick/Griphook), who announced the end of filming on Saturday, has tweeted more details about what happened on the final day:
For the last day on ‘HP’, Rupert ‘Mr Whippy’ Grint arrived in his ice cream van & served up 99s for cast & crew… http://yfrog.com/15r2ihj
…It brought a smile to everyones face on what was a very emotional day. It was a thrill to see a teaser for ‘Deathly Hallows’ too. :)
The teaser for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is expected to be released with The Twilight Saga: Eclipse which is released on June 30th. It will probably be released online around that date too.