The film premiere for Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was launched in London’s Trafalgar Square and I was lucky enough to be there.
My dad is an architect and thanks to connections I was able to go to the last film premier of the eight film series.
Surprisingly, and to my relief, the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day for a premier.
Thanks to our connections, I was lucky enough to walk on the red carpet, while the fans were cheering. I think they thought I was an ‘extra.’
Following the creation and launch of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, over 10 years, Harry Potter has transformed the lives of fans and cast alike.
The world-wide phenomena has made over £4billion all over the world.
Alongside this, they have taken the talents of three young actors, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson and transformed them into pure acting legends.
I knew the Harry Potter series of films and books were a phenomena but I still was in awed by the reactions that I way seeing at this premier.
Fans from not only the UK but fans from all over the world had camped out for days and were in Trafalgar Square to be apart of this amazing film premier.
For a few minutes, I just stopped and soaked up the atmosphere.
I saw many fans dressed up in Hogwarts robes, true to what ever house they were placed in, boring lightening shaped scars on their foreheads.
Others were holding banners and posters up high for everyone to see.
They said things like “We’re all potty about Potter”, “Potter ’til I die” and “Harry Potter is over. See you in therapy”.
All the fans at that premier wanted a glimpse of the stars that walked the red carpet. Anything and everything was given to the stars to autograph including copies of the final Harry Potter book.
Stars of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 spent more than three hours signing autographs and taking photographs, showing their thanks to those who have followed them over the past decade.
Cast members from Clemence Poesy, Tom Felton, Jason Isaacs to Michael Gambon, Robbie Coltrane, and Julie Walters, joined, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson and the fabulous author J K Rowling, sharing their memories of the past 10 years, while making the Harry Potter film series and the gratitude they have towards the fans.
The members of cast and crew express their thanks to the author of these amazing books, saying they’vehad the best time of their lives and are so pleased to be a part of the wonderful and in-depth characters within these pieces of literature and films and it will stay with them for the rest of their lives.
Then everyone joins in, in an overwhelming tear-felt goodbye and a tribute to their loyal fans, not just in London’s Trafalgar Square, but all over the world.
Members of the crowds have grown up with the films and books and are tearful that it is the end, a huge void will be difficult to full.
Daniel Radcliffe and J K Rowling mirrors these thoughts, saying Harry’s story will never end and every person that has followed these books and films over the past 10 years, will carry Harry Potter with them for the rest of their lives.