Fans were so determined to see the Potter stars, that they were willing to camp out.
Fans were camping out in their hundreds hoping to spot the stars of the final Harry Potter film, as it premiered in London. They were waiting to catch a glimpse of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint before the screening of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2. The film was shown at Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square in London. The area around Trafalgar and Leicester Square was transformed to show some Potter magic.
The road that joins the two sites was transformed into Diagon Alley, which is the home to shops that sell the latest magical accessories for Harry and his fellow wizards. The film is the eighth and last installment in the Harry Potter series and the story follows Harry in his quest to find and then destroy Lord Voldermort’s remaining Horcruxes.
Supporting the actors playing Harry, Hermione and Ron in the film were fellow stars Michael Gambon, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Smith and Alan Rickman. Hardcore fans criticized the first six films, which made millions and became blockbusters, saying that they were too short and skipped over a lot of the detail in the books. This led to author JK Rowling’s seventh and final noval being split into two films, of which Part 1 was released last November.
The film series has turned the three main stars into some of the most recognizable faces in the world and has also made them very rich. Ten years ago, Radcliffe, Watson and Grint were fresh-faced unknowns, but now, only just into their early 20s, they all have a long film career and impressive fortune – with a combined fortune of around £100 million.
The author JK Rowling has sold 450 million copies of the books and is reported to be worth £1 billion. She has seen the films take £4 billion worldwide at the box office, which is a massively impressive figure as the initial print run for the first noval was only 1,000 copies.
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