A Tearful End To Harry Potter’s Magical Spell
LONDON, Eng (CBS SF) – Harry Potter has cast a spell on audiences around the globe for more than a decade. Seven books, eight movies and over a billion dollars later Harry’s magic run is now on the home stretch.
The brilliant J.K. Rowling books, translated into sixty-seven different languages and sold over 450 million copies worldwide. The books and films are a phenomenon.
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Harry Potter fever is everywhere once again with Deathly Hallows Part two the final in the movie franchise. “Part 2” hits theaters across the land on Friday, July 15th. It will, of course, be a smash hit as every film has since “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in 2001.
Joyfully, I’ve had the opportunity to talk to the HARRY POTTER cast over the years. I first spoke to these talented young actors in London for the first Harry Potter film in 2001. I sadly missed the recent New York premiere for the final film.
However last year I ventured to my home town London to sit with Emma Watson (Hermione) and Daniel Radcliffe (Harry) to hear about the tearful end to the magical journey from Hogwarts to Hollywood and beyond.
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It was also a sad day for me because I knew I would never again talk to the Harry Potter cast, a cast that has grown up before me and always been a pleasure to interview.
LONG LIVE HARRY POTTER!!
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