Emma Watson (20), named highest paid female Hollywood star by Vanity Fair magazine last year, says the end of the Harry Potter series feels like someone dying. The cast and crew of the eight film series said at the National Movie Awards in the UK that they were busy filming the final two-part film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” to be released November 2010 and July 2011.
Even Daniel Radcliffe (20), best known for his role as Harry Potter, said that the end of the franchise is “devastating” but a good transition into his adulthood. “It puts a pretty nice punctuation mark on my adolescence. I feel grown-up now,” said the British actor.
The films, based on the bestselling novels by J.K. Rowling, have grossed more than GBP 3.7 billion and come to an end next year, leaving only a series of memories for the actors and actresses on the set. The stars Watson and Radcliffe collected the Special Recognition prize at the awards ceremony for the entire series as well as the Best Family Film award for the film “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” presented by Lord of the Rings’s Orlando Bloom. Kylie Minogue presented the Special Recognition award.
Despite the films dating back to 1998, they are still highly acclaimed and receiving positive feedback as the National Movie Awards indicates.
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