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(At around one hour and forty minutes) According to Tom Felton, Voldemort awkwardly hugging Draco was not scripted, but an improvisation by Ralph Fiennes. Felton's reactions of stopping dead in his tracks, not knowing what to do, is genuine.
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Daniel Radcliffe reportedly broke eighty wands throughout the franchise, because he used them as drumsticks.
(At around thirty-seven minutes) The fight between McGonagall and Snape was considered to be changed into Potter against Snape instead. The idea was scrapped by J.K. Rowling, who insisted that the duel should involve the same characters as in the novel, as she saw it as a key moment for Dame Maggie Smith's character.
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In every shot in which Voldemort and Bellatrix Lestrange appear together, she always moves so that she stands on his right, traditionally the position of the most loyal and trusted follower.
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(At around fifty-seven minutes) When Harry goes into the Room of Requirement, in the bottom left hand corner, there is the knight that Ron rides from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). Also present are the Cornish Pixies set loose by Gilderoy Lockhart in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002). The set is made entirely out of props from all of the films, around seventy-two containers of props.
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Harry's lightning bolt scar was applied by make-up teams approximately 5,800 times by the end of the film franchise. Daniel Radcliffe had the scar applied 2,000 times, while the rest were applied to stunt doubles and stand-ins.
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(At around one hour and forty-five minutes) Molly Weasley's line, "Not my daughter, you bitch!" is Julie Walters' favorite line throughout her role as Mrs. Weasley.
When Harry, Ron, and Hermione enter Gringotts near the beginning, Hermione has taken Polyjuice Potion to disguise herself as Bellatrix. Before the scene was shot, Emma Watson acted out the scene for Helena Bonham Carter so she would know how to act as if she were Hermione in this situation. So, essentially, this scene is Carter acting like Watson who is acting like Hermione acting like Bellatrix.
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Every wand seen in every film in the franchise was created on-site. Taking the lead from descriptions in the books, each wand was thirteen to fifteen inches long, and created specifically for each character. No two wands were alike.
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Most of the events in this film, from the raid on Gringotts to the Battle of Hogwarts, take place over the course of a single day.
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In the story, Voldemort created several Horcruxes in an attempt to cheat death. Appropriately, his name is French for "Flight of Death" or it can also mean "Steal/Cheat of death".
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The only film in the franchise where Hermione actually controls a broom.
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210,000 coins were made for the scene inside the vault at Gringotts.
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If one were to attempt to watch all eight films in one sitting, it would take roughly eighteen hours and twenty minutes (this is presuming one would not include sitting through the lengthy end credits of each film).
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Of the three main performers, Rupert Grint was the only one who never seriously considered leaving the franchise at some point. Daniel Radcliffe thought about leaving after the third film, and Emma Watson after the fifth. Neither did depart, however, and all three stayed on for all eight films.
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Following the completion of this film, most of the Hogwarts sets were put on display for the public as part of the Warner Brothers Studio Tour London.
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According to David Heyman, the film's assembly workprint was five and a half hours, and the shooting script was close to five hundred pages. This also explained why the film was split into two.
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Sir John Hurt's reprisal as Ollivander was the longest gap in the franchise, nine years, while Miriam Margolyes' brief reprisal as Professor Pomona Sprout was second, eight years.
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In total, Daniel Radcliffe went through 160 pairs of prop glasses by the end of the franchise.
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The shortest Harry Potter film, running at two hours and ten minutes.
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Rupert Grint and Emma Watson stated in an interview that they both had casts made of their buttocks ("bum casts") which were used to make the bicycle-like seats mounted on the broomsticks, in order to make them more comfortable to ride.
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As with the first half of the film, Warwick Davis' company, Willow Personnel Management, was called upon to provide little people to portray the goblins at Gringotts.
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The death of Alan Rickman on January 14, 2016, caused the word "Always" (spoken by Snape during his memories, seen by Harry Potter) to go viral across the world, in tribute to the late actor.
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Kate Winslet was first considered for and reportedly offered the role of Helena Ravenclaw. The role was rejected by her agent before she was able to consider it, believing that Winslet would not want to "follow suit with every other actor in Britain by being a part of Harry Potter". The role subsequently went to Kelly Macdonald.
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Alan Rickman, Bonnie Wright, Devon Murray, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe, Geraldine Somerville, James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Matthew Lewis, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton, Josh Herdman and Warwick Davis (as Professor Flitwick and/or Griphook the Goblin) are the only actors to appear in all eight films.
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It had been reported that, due to her commitment to Nanny McPhee Returns (2010), Emma Thompson would be unable to appear in the Deathly Hallows films. However, she was able to return shortly before the end of filming to once again play Professor Trelawney. She joins her Nanny McPhee cast mates Dame Maggie Smith, Rhys Ifans and Kelly Macdonald. Her sister Sophie Thompson was in Part 1 as Mafalda Hopkirk.
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Even though Albus Dumbledore never mentioned what happened to his late sister Ariana, his brother Aberforth claimed Albus "sacrificed" many things, including their sister. This implies that even though Albus may not have killed his sister, it was his ambitions in the past that led to her death. The book indeed confirms that Albus and his friend Grindelwald had ambitious plans to establish a Wizard World Order, which clashed with Aberforth's views. This led to a heated duel, that accidentally killed Ariana, something for which Aberforth always blamed Albus.
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The House of Black is one of the largest wizard families in the wizard world. Although it is "extinct in the male line", meaning that essentially nobody bears the surname anymore, many characters in the film are connected to that family. Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) returns for one scene. Two of his cousins are Bellatrix Black Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) and her sister, Narcissa Black Malfoy (Helen McCrory), and thus, by extension, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) as well. Nymphadora Tonks (Natalia Tena) is the daughter of Andromeda Black. Calidorra Black married Harfang Longbottom, grandfather of Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis). Dorea Black married Charles Potter, making James (Adrian Rawlins) and Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) members of that family as well. Ironically, Cedrella Black married Septimus Weasley, making the Weasley and Black clans, who loathe each other, family as well.
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Upon release, it set the record of the highest-grossing opening weekend ever, with $169.2 million (previously held by The Dark Knight (2008), which earned $158.4 million in its opening weekend). The record was broken again ten months later by The Avengers (2012), which earned $207.4 million in its first three days.
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This is the only entry in the series not to feature an arrangement of John Williams' "Hedwig's Theme" playing over either the Warner Brothers logo, or the title at the beginning of the film. The theme is, however, used several times throughout the rest of the movie, including an extended performance at the beginning of the end credits.
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For this final film, the model of Hogwarts was created digitally, as opposed to the physical miniature scale model used in the previous films.
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The Triwizard cloak which Harry wears in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) with "POTTER" printed on the back can be seen in the background during some of the Boathouse scenes.
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When David Heyman was asked if there were any actors and actresses that he wished had been in the franchise, but never were, he answered Eileen Atkins, Sir Ian McKellen, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Craig, James McAvoy, and Anne-Marie Duff. He now wished to work with them in future projects. Daniel Radcliffe would have loved to see Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench, and Stephen Fry (the narrator of the UK Harry Potter audio-books).
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(At around fourteen minutes) In this film, Harry uses the first of the three Unforgivable Curses, by using the Imperius curse on the goblin in the bank. He previously used the Cruciatus Curse in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) against Bellatrix, and tried out the Killing Curse on the Slytherin Locket in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I (2010) in a deleted scene.
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On the final day of filming, Rupert Grint gave his co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson a trumpet. There was no real reason behind the gift.
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Six of the eight Harry Potter movies had been nominated for an Oscar, totaling twelve nominations in the franchise. This final film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2012, and since the franchise had never won an Oscar, there was some expectation that this movie would do it. When the film failed to win any of them, it became film history that the Harry Potter franchise never won an Oscar. However, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, part of the extended Harry Potter universe, did win an Oscar for Best Costume at the 2017 Academy Awards.
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It was reported that a huge blaze wrecked the Hogwarts set after a battle scene went spectacularly wrong. According to the report, explosives used in action sequences, set light to scenery for the wizardry school, and that firefighters battled for forty minutes to bring the flames under control, but the set, centerpiece for the films Battle of Hogwarts climax, was left badly damaged. It was later confirmed that the fire was greatly exaggerated, and that the set that had been damaged was going to need to be rebuilt anyway for use in another scene. Some actors and actresses were still filming at the studio, but none of the movie's biggest stars, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, or Rupert Grint, were involved. No one was injured.
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Five twenty-nine-ton trucks worth of polystyrene rubble was used to create scenes of destruction throughout the film.
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Over 25,000 items of clothing and costuming have been used in the Harry Potter franchise.
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In the first film, Griphook the Goblin was played by Verne Troyer. In this film, the same character is played by Warwick Davis. Davis provided the voice in both cases.
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An estimated average of 5,000 feet of film were shot, and printed, for each production day.
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This movie, the last in the Harry Potter film franchise, has the equal highest number of Academy Award nominations by a Harry Potter movie, totaling three. The other entry to do this was the first film in the franchise, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001). This is the only Harry Potter movie to be Oscar nominated for the Best Make-Up and Hairstyling Academy Award.
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The House crests can be seen on the shields of the stone soldiers as they protect Hogwarts. From left to right it's Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, and Ravenclaw.
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Unlike the novel, Harry is fully clothed instead of being naked when his spirit arrives in limbo. This was likely due to censorship for younger audiences.
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Kelly Macdonald was the last person cast.
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Leslie Phillips (as of 11/29/17) is the oldest living cast member of any "Harry Potter" movie. He was 85 years, 7 months and 24 days old when Toby Papworth (15-month-old Harry Potter, and obviously the final cast member of the franchise) was born.
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There was a pitched scene to David Yates about a possible cameo of the Ford Anglia from the second film that returns to save Ron from a pair of Death Eaters that corner him during the battle, but was scrapped because it seemed childish, and the car would quite possibly be destroyed in the forest by now.
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Near the start of the film Ron asks Hermione if she is sure she has hair of Bellatrix Lestrange and Hermione says she is positive. This could be a joke in reference to Chamber of Secrets, as Hermione accidentally took a cat hair and became Millicent Bulstrode's cat instead.
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Production working title: Extra Time.
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A new musical piece, "Lily's Theme," is played three times in the film. The last time is when Harry is speaking to his mother, Lily. The previous two times, however, are during the opening scene of Snape looking over the courtyard, and during his death scene, so that it actually foreshadows his unrequited love for her.
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The third Harry Potter film to be the highest-grossing movie worldwide the year it was released. The first were Philosopher's Stone in 2001 and Goblet of Fire in 2005.
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This is the only Harry Potter film to be released in 3-D, in cinemas, in its entirety (only select scenes were available for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), and only in IMAX).
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The date of Voldemort's death and the conclusion of the battle of Hogwarts was May 2, 1998.
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The first and only Harry Potter film to gross over $1 billion worldwide. The closest any of the previous installments got to the milestone was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) at $975 million.
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Goyle was the only Hogwarts pupil who cast the killing curse in the film franchise as he tried to kill Hermione with it in the Room of Requirement.
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In the Room of Requirement, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) tells Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) he has "his mother's" (Narcissa Malfoy, Helen McCrory) wand. However, it was Narcissa's wand that was shown as having been taken by Dobby (Toby Jones) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010), during the skirmish at Malfoy Manor.
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Katie Bell appears in this movie as a student. Still, fans of the books will know that she probably should have graduated already, since she was on the Quidditch team in Harry's first year, and it was said that first years typically never make the team. Of course, this is not a solid rule, since Harry did make the team in his first year; however, it was also said that he was the youngest seeker in a century.
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British actress Emma-Jayne Corboz played Susan Bones (uncredited), taking over the role from Eleanor Columbus, who had played the student in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)', both of which were directed by her father.
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This movie includes seven cast members from HBO's Game of Thrones (2011). This includes Ralph Ineson (Amycus Carrow), who plays Dagmer Cleftjaw, Freddie Stroma (Cormac Mclaggen), who plays Dickon Tarly, Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), who was cast as Osha, Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore), who portrayed Mance Rayder, David Bradley (Argus Filch) played Walder Frey, Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Granger) played Catelyn Stark and Jim Broadbent is set to play a significant season seven character.
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Ferrets are mentioned and/or seen in three "Harry Potter" movies:

1. In 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)', Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) urges the condemned Buckbeak, "Come and get the nice dead ferret" (when she and Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) rescue the Hippogriff.

2. In 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)', Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) is briefly turned into a ferret.

3. In 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)' (the "19 Years Later" segment), both James Sirius Potter (Will Dunn) and Albus Severus Potter (Arthur Bowen) have ferrets as pets/familiars.
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The only non-Best Picture Oscar nominee that year to be nominated for Best Art Direction.
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Caio Cesar, a prominent Brazilian voice actor who dubbed Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, and in other films, was also a military cop, and died at the age of 27 in 2015 after being shot in his neck at the Complexo do Alemão slums in Rio de Janeiro.
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No consideration was given to the film's 3D presentation during filming, as the filmmakers did not even find out the movie would be converted until shooting was almost complete. In post-production, director David Yates consciously chose to make the 3D conversion "conservative" in terms of depth because he was worried about the conversion becoming distracting and taking the audience out of the story.
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This film reunites five people who had appeared in Gosford Park (2001): Michael Gambon, Dame Maggie Smith, Geraldine Somerville, Kelly Macdonald, and Sophie Thompson.
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Featured two sets of twins: James Phelps and Oliver Phelps (born 2/25/1986) and Amber Evans and Ruby Evans (DOB unknown, as of 5/4/2017). The Phelps twins played Fred and George Weasley. The Evans twins were listed as "Twin Girl 1" & "Twin Girl 2".
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Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) has similarities with the Harry Potter film franchise. The teenage Watson resembles Harry Potter; school experiments; Holmes has a rivalry with Dudley, another student similar to Harry's with Draco Malfoy; Dudley and Malfoy both come from rich parents; cavernous libraries; sweets; train stations; the novelization uses the word potty or Potter; students being injured and needing to see the school nurse; teaches and students eating in the Great Hall; Holmes, Watson, and a third character Elizabeth solving mysteries while at school and Harry, Ron, and Hermione doing the same at Hogwarts; staircases; Harry, Holmes and Watson creeping through a school library at night; Watson and Hagrid say "sorry about at"; the end of school term; the threat of expulsion; no family for Harry to return to, even at Christmas; Harry has a scar on his forehead, while Holmes has one on his cheek; seemingly innocent teaching staff exposed as the opposite; head boys, et cetera.
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When Chris Columbus scripted Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Watson believed Holmes obsessed over a case even at Christmas, because unlike other boys his age, he had no family to which go home, like Harry Potter or Kevin McCallister, and Columbus has ties to both the Harry Potter and Home alone franchises.
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This is the last of eight movies based on the Harry Potter book series by J.K. Rowling.
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First time in the movie series that we see Hermione ride a broom.
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Cameo 

Sean Biggerstaff: (At around one hour and five minutes) Biggerstaff's character, former Gryffindor Quidditch Captain and Keeper, Oliver Wood, leads an aerial assault on the Death Eaters via broomstick during the Battle of Hogwarts. He can clearly be heard saying, "Come on!" to six people, also on broomsticks.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Before the final book was published, Daniel Radcliffe asked J.K. Rowling whether his character Harry would die at the end. After a silence, Rowling gave him the very cryptic answer, "You get a death scene".
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Not long after Alan Rickman started to play Severus Snape, J.K. Rowling told him some character secrets about Snape that would not be otherwise revealed until the last book. Most significantly, Rickman was one of the very few people other than Rowling to know (years ahead of the last book's publication) that Snape had been in love with Lily Evans (later Potter) when they were students at Hogwarts, and both Snape's protection of, and antagonism toward Harry, came from that. Rowling said that she shared this information with Rickman because "he needed to understand, I think, and does completely understand, and did completely understand where this bitterness towards this boy, who's living proof of Lily's preference for another man (a man who had tormented and ridiculed him), came from." According to Rickman, the directors prior to the publication of the last book were not privy to the information of Snape's true character either, and he had to ask them to defer to him on the portrayal of Snape, whether or not they understood why. Rowling joked in an interview, that Rickman would often gloat that he knew more than the other actors and actresses.
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In the scene where Neville stands up to Voldemort, when Harry reveals himself to be alive, and everyone reacts with joy, George turns and goes to say "Fred" before realizing that he is dead.
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According to J.K. Rowling, one of the few characters that was sure to survive the entire series was Hagrid. She had always had an image of a grieving Hagrid, carrying a deceased Harry back to Hogwarts, which was fitting, since it was Hagrid who had once carried the infant Harry to his uncle and aunt, and also brought Harry into the wizarding world. After the films were released, Rowling said that Hagrid would have been a natural character to kill off, but she always knew that she wanted to include that image in the end of the last book, which kept him safe throughout the series.
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When she was still quite young, Emma Watson was asked in an interview how she would feel about kissing either Daniel Radcliffe or Rupert Grint, to which she replied "No chance! It's not written in my contract!" However, by the end of the film franchise, she ended up having to kiss both of them. Emma was actually tipped off by J.K. Rowling, about the possibility of the kissing becoming an eventuality, around the time they were filming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005).
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The filmmakers persuaded Tom Felton to convince his girlfriend, Jade Gordon, to play Draco Malfoy's wife, Astoria Greengrass, in the film's epilogue.
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When Harry revealed that he was still alive in the Hogwarts courtyard, Draco was meant to initially break ranks with the Death Eaters and throw Harry his wand. The scene was filmed, but not included in the final edit. However, it can be found in the game, which is based on the movie.
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Alan Rickman admitted to feeling awkward during the scene in which Professors Snape and McGonagall duel: "Thank God for computer graphics, because holding a wand is not throwing the most threatening thing you can do, and you're pointing it at Dame Maggie Smith, who you grew up worshipping from the cheap seats at the National Theater, and she's pointing a wand at you. She can arch an eyebrow like nobody. So thank God for the sheets of flame."
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Daphne de Beistegui, the young girl who played Harry's daughter Lily in the epilogue scene, became very attached to Daniel Radcliffe, and even when the cameras were not rolling, she would be hugging him. Radcliffe stated in an interview that she seemed to have adopted him as a second father, but didn't mind her hugging him at all, saying that he thought she was really adorable. He also has mentioned that Daphne's mother was pregnant with her while working on the first film.
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(At around fifty-two minutes) Emma Watson and Rupert Grint have stated in several separate interviews, that filming their much awaited on-screen kiss was an "extremely awkward" experience, due to both Emma and Rupert stating that they've always felt "like brother and sister". It took only six takes to complete, whereas the kiss between Harry and Ginny took around ten, Ron and Lavender approximately fifteen, and Harry and Cho took over thirty takes, by comparison.
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The filmmakers wanted Voldemort's appearance to change subtly with the destruction of his Horcruxes. As each Horcrux is destroyed he gets increasingly hollow-eyed and develops small lesions on his skin.
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Although it is never mentioned in book, nor film, who killed Remus and Tonks, J.K. Rowling revealed, as an anecdote, that Bellatrix (Helena Bonham Carter) killed Tonks while Dolohov (Arben Bajraktaraj) killed Remus.
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By her own admission, killing off Remus Lupin was one of the hardest decisions that J.K. Rowling had to make while writing the books. She felt that, in order to show that war sometimes demands impossible sacrifices, someone's parent had to die. After briefly considering Arthur Weasley, she finally chose both Lupin and Tonks as the casualties, as it made their infant son Teddy an orphan, which closely mirrored infant Harry losing his parents in the previous war. In the book, Harry appropriately becomes Teddy's godfather, but Teddy was deleted from the movie.
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At the end of the film, Harry has two sons and a daughter, one of whom he addresses as "Albus Severus Potter". The older one, never addressed by name, is James Sirius Potter (named after Harry's father and godfather). The girl's name is Lily Luna Potter (named after Harry's mother and good friend Luna Lovegood).
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Although all of the films, except Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), have had a customized version of the Warner Brothers logo, this one has a scene (a replay from the previous film of Voldemort robbing Dumbledore's grave) before the studio logo. The first time this has been done for a studio-made Hollywood film in over seventy-five years.
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Other than Harry causing Voldemort's spell to backfire, the only good character depicted as directly killing a Death Eater (in this case, Bellatrix) is Molly Weasley.
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As the train with the next generation of children on board leaves King's Cross Station heading towards Hogwarts, at the end of the movie, the song playing over the scene is the same one as the last scene in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) where Harry waves goodbye to Hagrid and leaves on the train to head home from Hogwarts. The song is titled "Leaving Hogwarts". Officially ending the franchise, besides Hedwig's Theme.
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According to J.K. Rowling, the battle of Hogwarts was fought on May 2, 1998. Victoire Weasley (Bill and Fleur's eldest daughter) seen at the background, in the epilogue, has the same birth date, two years later, her name meaning "victory" in French.
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The filmmakers took many creative liberties with Severus Snape's memories in the Pensieve. In addition to adding scenes that were not in the book, such as the scene where Snape goes to Godric's Hollow and cries over Lily Potter's dead body, the sequence also includes instances from events which Snape never actually witnessed first hand.
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In the book, Snape's (Alan Rickman's) death originally takes place at the Shrieking Shack, a place where he has a significant personal history (as a boy, he was nearly killed there by Remus Lupin in werewolf form, but that information never made it into the movies). The art directors suggested and moved the location (with J.K. Rowling's agreement) to the boathouse in order to make it more dramatic and poignant. One of the art directors, Andrew Ackland-Snow added, "We wanted to get him out from, not a conventional interior, but from that kind of box, to do it in a more dramatic atmosphere."
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The script was originally written, like the book, to include Draco Malfoy's bully friends, Crabbe and Goyle. As in the book, Crabbe was to be killed in a climactic battle. Jamie Waylett's arrest and conviction on drug charges, however, forced the filmmakers to change this plan. Crabbe was written out of the script, with Goyle being killed in his place (since the character and his performer, Josh Herdman, have been with the franchise since the beginning). Another Slytherin character called Blaise Zabini (portrayed by Louis Cordice since Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)) takes Crabbe's place from the book.
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The hint that Neville (Matthew Lewis) ends up in a relationship with Luna Lovegood (Evanna Lynch) was created especially for the movie. J.K. Rowling had revealed that both Neville and Luna married different people long before the final movie came out. She later described it as a brief summer affair, before they both found out they did not belong to each other.
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J.K. Rowling always knew that one of the Weasley family members had to die at the end, as it wouldn't have been realistic if they would all survive. She actually considered having Arthur or Ron as the Weasley casualty at some point. Ron was seriously in danger to be killed off in a time when she "wasn't in a very happy place", but she admitted that she would not have done it, as he forms an integral part of the series. Arthur was also briefly considered during Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), but she decided that as one of few good fathers in the book, he was also allowed to live, and Sirius Black was the casualty of that book instead. She ultimately settled on having Fred killed, as it serves two purposes: to give a sense of loss for George, and the payoff of Percy's rivalry against his Ministry's archrival Rookwood (who was revealed to be a Death Eater).
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When Ron asks Harry on how he would recognize Hufflepuff's Cup as a horcrux in the bank vault, Harry says he would have seen it. This, of course, refers to the one of the four Riddle flashbacks originally written for the sixth film, which sets up this McGuffin device, but David Yates decided not to film it, as he felt it would get overly involved with Voldemort's past. For those unfamiliar with the novel, in that flashback, young Tom Riddle spent some time with Helga Hufflepuff's descendant, Hepzibah Smith, to get that prized cup, and poisons her in the process.
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(At around one hour and fifty minutes) In the penultimate scene, you can see that Harry destroys the Elder Wand and heaves it overboard. However, in the book, he uses it to mend his own wand (that he claims he is contented with), since the Elder Wand was the only wand capable of mending broken wands. He then returns the Elder Wand back to Dumbledore's grave, and hopes to die of natural causes himself. This will leave the wand without a legitimate Master, and will cause it to lose its power.
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Of the eight pieces of Voldemort's soul, Dumbledore (the ring), Hermione (the cup), Ron (the locket), and Neville (the snake) each destroy one. Voldemort destroys the unintentional one inside Harry. And Harry destroys two [the diary and the diadem (though only in the movie, as in the book, it's destroyed by the fire Goyle starts)]. The last bit of his soul, which resides in his own body, is destroyed by Harry and Voldemort in the Battle at Hogwarts when Voldemort cast a spell and it rebounds off Harry's.
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Although it is never stated in the movies, the last book implies that Harry and Voldemort are family through the three brothers from the Deathly Hallows legend. Harry is a distant relative of Ignotus Peverell, which is how he ended up with the Invisibility Cloak; Voldemort was related to Cadmus Peverell, and thereby unknowingly inherited the Resurrection Stone (which he set into a ring and, from which, made a Horcrux).
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Throughout the entire film franchise, no teacher has ever made it past a single year teaching Defense Against the Dark Arts. Year one, Professor Quirrell. Year two, Gilderoy Lockhart. Year three, Professor Lupin. Year four, Mad-Eye Moody/Barty Crouch, Jr. Year five, Dolores Umbridge. Year six, Professor Snape, and then, mentioned is Death Eater Amycus Carrow (Neville mentions they practice Curses on first years). In the books, it is implied that Voldemort once requested the post, and subsequently Cursed it when he did not get it. After Voldemort's death, this Curse is lifted.
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It is possible that Neville Longbottom has killed the most people in the film franchise on-screen, with dozens of Voldemort's followers probably dying after Neville destroys the bridge in this movie.
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If you watch carefully in the duel between Snape and McGonagall, you can see Snape deflect a spell cast from McGonagall purposefully killing the Carrows behind him. This foreshadows which side Snape was truely on, and that he was never really evil.
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(At around one hour and fifty-five minutes) In the first movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry's chocolate frog flies out the window of the Hogwarts Express. What happened to said frog is unknown, but in the epilogue of this film, a chocolate frog is seen climbing up the window of the Weasley and Potter children's carriage.
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After Voldemort killed Harry as a Horcrux, Harry lost the ability to speak Parseltongue.
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J.K. Rowling has never stated into which house Harry Potter's son Albus Severus was sorted. However, it's worth noting that the boy's initials are A.S.P., and an asp is one of the world's deadliest vipers. In fact, in the play "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", Albus is sorted into Slytherin, along with Scorpius Malfoy (son of Draco Malfoy).
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Although Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) does in fact survive in the end, this is the only Harry Potter movie in which Harry himself does not deliver the final line (his son Albus Severus Potter does instead). It should also be noted that in the end of the actual book, Harry does in fact deliver the last spoken line, although the remaining text is narration.
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According to J.K. Rowling, Neville Longbottom (Matthew Lewis) marries Hannah Abbott, and becomes an Herbology teacher at Hogwarts. His parents, Frank and Alice, however, never recover from their mental affliction, and spend the rest of their days in the hospital.
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While reading the books, Daniel Radcliffe was convinced that at least one member of the main trio would die by the end of the series. J.K. Rowling herself said that when she started writing the books, she had intended to keep all three alive. However, midway through the series, Rowling was going through a difficult time in her life, and seriously considered killing off Ron. However, she later said that she always knew deep down that none of the three would die.
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David Yates said that the epilogue was re-shot, because the heavy make-up originally applied on the actors and actresses at adult age didn't reflect well in the dailies.
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(At around one hour and thirty minutes) When Harry comes to Voldemort in the forest, Voldemort calls him The Boy Who Lived. Harry is called this in the first chapter of the first book, and Voldemort and Hagrid are the only ones to call Harry that.
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J.K. Rowling admitted that having Ron and Hermione end up together, was more a wish fulfillment than a logical consequence. She had envisioned them becoming a couple in the beginning, and decided to stick with it, despite her reservations. She added that they'd probably be "alright with a bit of counselling". Emma Watson herself also stated she wasn't convinced that Ron would always make Hermione happy and vice versa. However, both have said that the relationship will most likely work out with some counselling, with Ron overcoming his self-esteem issues, and Hermione not being so critical, and ultimately, they still love each other.
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The Australia House, in London, served as Gringotts Bank in the first film. For this film, however, a set was built at Leavesden Studios, as the scenes involving the dragon crashing through the building, would have been impossible to film on-location.
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This is the first and only film where Snape refers to Harry by his first name in previous films he refers to him as Mr. Potter.
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(At around thirty-three minutes) When Harry enters the Room of the Requirement, and the boy gets on the radio to alert the Order that he's there, you can see Neville's mimbulus mimbletonia on the desk: the plant that he's holding on the carriage at the beginning of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007).
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Arthur Bowen, the child actor who plays Albus Severus Potter (Harry's son) in the epilogue, can also be seen in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), buying roasted chestnuts at a stand in Diagon Alley. At the time of writing, these two appearances are his only acting roles.
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In the novel, the fight between Snape and McGonagall occurs in a corridor, with help from Professor Sprout and Professor Flitwick, while Harry and Luna are hidden under the invisibility cloak. Snape then flees into a nearby classroom, and jumps out of the window transforming into a bat, as McGonagall shouts "COWARD!"
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Voldemort caused his death in three ways. Firstly by 'killing' Harry, he unintentionally destroyed Harry as a Horcrux as Voldemort was unaware he was a Horcrux. Secondly he possibly forgot about Nagini due to his determination to kill Harry and remembered her after she died and thirdly as he was not the true owner of the Elder Wand it recognized Harry as its owner and allowed his killing curse to rebound and kill him.
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In the film Voldemort feels his Horcruxes being destroyed as he is seen in discomfort each time one gets destroyed. Harry and Nagini due to having a part of Voldermort's soul in them also feel the destruction. Before he dies it is implied by his facial expression that Voldemort is aware Nagini his final Horcrux is killed thus making him mortal.
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It is revealed in this film that Snape has long been in love with Lily, Harry's mother. The two actors shared another odd romantic arrangement back in Close My Eyes (1991).
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(At around fifty-six minutes) Harry and Ginny kiss once in each half of The Deathly Hallows movies, at the kitchen before the wedding (in Part 1) and at the stairs during the battle (in Part 2).
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(At around one hour and two minutes) In the film, the diadem of Ravenclaw was technically the only Horcrux to be destroyed by two people, as Harry stabbed it with a Basilisk fang, before Ron kicked it into the fire created by Goyle.
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Harry destroyed two Horcruxes and the last bit of soul left inside Voldemort.
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In Harry's opening scene beside Dobby's headstone, looking at his reflection in the shard of glass, the reflection briefly flashes the image of Aberforth Dumbledore. (played by Cairan Hinds) It is later revealed to be a shard of Aberforth's mirror, and the reflection is him watching over Harry and his friends.
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When Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) said, "Stupid girl!" [about Ginny Weasley's outburst and reaction to Harry Potter's death (albeit briefly)], it was an echo (with exactly the same inflection) as Colonel Tavington's (Jason Isaacs') line, "Stupid boy!" (about Thomas Martin, whom he'd just shot) in The Patriot (2000).
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