Latest Harry Potter Film Released in the UK

19 Nov

The UK has gone Harry Potter mad in the last few weeks, as the latest film of the series is released.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was released across Britain today and is expected to be the most popular film of the entire series. Queues formed outside some cinemas as people fought to see the eagerly awaited film first.

It has received mainly positive reviews and many critics are calling it the ‘darkest’ Potter film yet (though they do say that about every new one released).

In keeping with the rest of the series, the film features a host of stars, including the three main wizarding actors Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione) and Rupert Grint (Ron), as well as Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes and Michael Gambon.

You can see the trailer below:

The film depicts the first half of the action of the final book by J.K. Rowling, which has been split into two films to fully realise the complex plot. The second part, which is the final film of the series, has also already been filmed and will be released next summer.

Star of the films, Daniel Radcliffe, revealed why the final book was split into two:

“The last movie is going to be really, really fast-paced and a load of action in it and it is like a war film. If we had done this book in one film, the stuff that would have got cut is most of this film. For me that is the most interesting part of the story, because it’s where the characters develop and change.”

Don’t understand what all the fuss over some wizard children is about? Maybe our Guide to British Culture will help.


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