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Emma's final magic trick - a scene-stealing mini for Potter photocall

07 JULY 2011

The end is in sight for millions of Harry Potter fans as the last film in the series gets ready for its world premier.

Thousands have camped out overnight in Trafalgar Square, central London, with fans coming from as far afield as Canada and Sweden ahead of the first screening of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part II.

Meanwhile, the many from the cast gathered at the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to pose for one final pre-film photocall.


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While all the cast looked sharp, Emma Watson stole the show in a short, black, lacy dress. The star completed the look with towering heels and a chic hairstyle.


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The stars of the eight film saga have recently been opening up to the media about their experiences over the years.

At a press conference on Wednesday night, Emma Watson said playing Harry's sidekick Hermione Granger had changed her life.

"Hermione's been like my sister. She feels so real to me," the 22-year-old actress admitted. "I will miss being her. That is devastating. She has pushed me and made me a better person."

But Ralph Fiennes has revealed he could not wait to take off Lord Voldemort's heavy robes. The Oscar-nominated actor said: "It was an irritating costume to wear - it was too long and sometimes I would trip over."

Rupert Grint had been dreading his highly-anticipated kiss with co-star Emma. He described the filming as "really weird" because they had known each other for so long.

He told Daybreak: "It sounds crazy because of course she's lovely and I'm sure loads of guys are just really jealous, but it just really felt weird for some reason.

"Just because I've known her for so long - since she was like nine years old." 

Rupert  also confessed all three of the film's main stars burst into tears as they filmed the final scenes in the long-running series.

He said: "We kind of knew it was coming and building up to that final week, and yes, it was just like ten years - my whole childhood - came down to this tiny little scene and that was it.

"It was really sad, we all cried. It was kind of seeing Dan and then Emma cry that triggered me, and it was kind of this weird mix of emotions really - it's hard to describe."

Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert and Emma are expected to attend the premiere. As are dozens of other regulars including Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie Coltrane, Tom Felton and Alan Rickman.

Fans, many of them dressed as wand-wielding characters from the series, could be in for a stormy time as the film looks set to make its debut in traditional fashion - to the accompaniment of thunder and rain.

Its stars have got used to squelching along the red carpet after being caught in a succession of torrential downpours before premieres in London's Leicester Square.

The 2009 premiere of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince saw soaked stars Rupert , Daniel and Emma posing for pictures in the pouring rain while fans sheltered under Harry Potter umbrellas.

The same thing happened in 2007 at the first night of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square will be transformed by a touch of Potter wizardry for the day. The road joining the two sites will be transformed into Diagon Alley - the high street which is home to shops selling the latest in magic for Harry and his fellow wizards.

The film goes on general release on July 15.

Watch the Live Feed of the Premiere on Hellomagazine.com at 4pm GMT

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