- "It all ends here."
- —Official tagline.
|"Years ago, we briefly — and seriously — considered doing Goblet of Fire as two films. So this concept is not altogether new. As for Deathly Hallows, I intuited — almost from the first moments I began reading it and certainly once I'd finished — that to realize the story in a single film was going to be a tall order. Others in 'the group' felt similarly. So the idea of two films began to get kicked around as early as late summer of 2007. We didn't take it lightly. But ultimately everyone felt that despite the challenges it would present, it was the most sound creative decision.|
I'm sure some will think we're crazy. My wife looked at me cross-eyed when I first mentioned it. But I'm really excited about it because it should allow us to stretch a bit with the characters and give them the proper send-off. The story is highly emotional and those moments deserve time to breathe. And, personally, I feel we owe it to Jo — in order to preserve the integrity of the work — and the fans — for their loyalty all these years — to give them the best and most complete experience possible."
David Yates, who directed the preceding two films, is directing both parts, with Steve Kloves returning to script. The first part is currently scheduled for release in November 2010, with the second following in July 2011. Production of the two films occurred concurrently, and treated as if it were one film. The idea to split the films had been around since the middle of 2007, but only really came into serious consideration after producer David Heyman was able to talk to writer Steve Kloves when the 2007–2008 Writers Guild of America strike ended and Heyman had Rowling's approval.
On March 12, 2008, Warner Bros. additionally confirmed that the movie would be split into two, to do justice to the book.David Yates, director of Order of the Phoenix and Half-Blood Prince will return to direct and Steve Kloves is going to write the screenplay. According to Warner Bros. executive Alan F. Horn it will allow "an extra hour and a half to celebrate what this franchise has been and do justice to all the words and ideas in the amazing story." Heyman described the workings behind the split: "Deathly Hallows is so rich, the story so dense and there is so much that is resolved that, after discussing it with Rowling, we came to the conclusion that two parts were needed." Due to the WGA strike, Kloves was not able to start work on the script until it ended.
Before David Yates was officially chosen to direct the film, others had expressed an interest in the job. Alfonso Cuarón, director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, had said that he would be "tempted" to return to direct.Guillermo del Toro, who passed on Prisoner of Azkaban, had expressed interest in directing Deathly Hallows, but an increased workload ruled him out of the project.
Heyman noted that the films will be a closer recreation of the books than the previous films because of the length a two-part adaptation entails.Daniel Radcliffe said: "This is a road movie, particularly in Part One of the film. People have been so used to seeing Harry Potter at Hogwarts and we're just not there for the first part of the film. That seems to have really freshened things up, and hopefully will get people seeing the films with fresh eyes again, because it's just a totally different look when you're not just sat in the same room the whole time."
Although Yates had retained composer Nicholas Hooper for Half-Blood Prince, John Williams (who composed the scores to the first three films) had expressed interest in returning to score the film - however he did not state which part he would be contributing to. In January 2010 Alexandre Desplat, a french composer, was confirmed to produce the score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I. 
In the wake of the success of the 3-D film Avatar in late 2009, Warner Bros. announced that the Deathly Hallows films will be converted to 3-D for showing in 3-D. A standard 2-D version of the films will also be circulated, as stated in the most recent trailer.
Pre-production began on January 26, 2009, and filming began on February 19, 2009 at Leavesden Film Studios, where the previous six films had been shot, and Pinewood Studios. Eduardo Serra is the cinematographer. Yates said that the film will be shot "with loads of hand-held cameras. I want to shake things up every time I go into this world. I like experimenting as we go along."
During production at Leavesden, Radcliffe's stunt double David Holmes suffered a serious spinal injury during filming of an aerial sequence. Holmes fell to the ground following an explosion which was part of the stunt. It is probable that the aerial sequence and explosion is the Battle over Little Whinging. This left Holmes paralyzed from the waist down and it is reported he will be unable to ever walk again.
David Heyman gave additional details on the filming schedule for the two films:
"We finished the sixth film which'll be coming out next summer and we start filming the seventh which we'll be breaking into two parts for a 54 week shoot starting in February (2009)."
Test shoots were done on January 26, 2009 as Emma Watson revealed on her Official Website.  Unfortunately, just days later it was reported that a stunt double for Daniel Radcliffe was seriously injured while testing an explosion scene.
Filming on Location
- On April 21, 2009, photos of Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger) with a tent camped in a open field along with the Deathly Hallows staff and crew have been circling around the web. The report says that it was shot in Scotland.
- On the same day, The-Leaky-Cauldron.org first reported that location filming for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been set in Piccadilly Circus and Shaftesbury Avenue portion of London, England.
- Hundreds of photos of Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint including the crew & staff & 200+ extras for the film production has been released on the net during shooting hours from midnight to 6 a.m. and on the next day, April 22. 
- On April 22, BBC News reported that Deathly Hallows filming on the coastline of Wales will take place from 11th to 15th May 2009 on Freshwater West beach of the Pembrokeshire National Park where the scenes for Shell Cottage are said to be shot.
- On 24th of April, The T-L-C website released the first photos of the Shell Cottage while under construction on the coastline in the Pembrokeshire area of Wales.
- Various pictures can be seen of the cast of HP-DH filming scenes from the film on this Site. These are the Shell Cottage scenes, most likely.
- Numerous photos of the main casts including pictures of Sophie Thompson (Mafalda Hopkirk), David O'Hara (Albert Runcorn), and Steffan Rhodri (Reg Cattermole) and the set reports from Deathly Hallows filming in Whitehall, London have emerged online since 28 June 2009, which appear to be the scene in which Harry, Hermione and Ron infiltrated the Ministry of Magic to obtain the real Horcrux locket from Dolores Umbridge.
- Stunt sequences for Deathly Hallows were shot Thursday (July 23) and Friday night (July 24) in Dartford Tunnel in Kent, England, with Harry and Hagrid's doubles (Daniel Radcliffe and Robbie Coltrane were not filming) driving against the traffic on Sirius's motorcycle. This scene follows the Seven Potters escapade in Privet Drive; Harry's double is also noted to be pointing his wand at an unknown enemy. Photos from the location shoot has emerged online since 27th July, 2009.
- According to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, which is hosting a Harry Potter Exhibition, some of David Thewlis' costumes were sent to the UK because Thewlis will need to wear them for the wedding scenes. This filming began on August 10, 2009.
- For the Seven Potters sequence, Oliver Phelps mentioned on his twitter that a mixture of special effects and makeup has been used to make the actors' face look like Daniel Radcliffe, using a VFX MOVA facial capture scan with 29 cameras and UV makeup.
In January 2010, Alexandre Desplat was confirmed to produce the score for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. The French composer will record the music in London studios with the London Symphony Orchestra. He will score until September.
«We will start this summer, it will take me all summer, I will not have many holidays, but again it's for good reason, for the soundtrack. I would take every opportunity to use the fabulous theme composed by John Williams, I'd say it has not sufficiently used in the latest movies, so if I have the opportunity and if the footage allows me, I'm going to arrange it, to give it another meaning... Well, I have no obligation to use it but I shall make it with great honor and pleasure.» - Alexandre Desplat - Interview of the French composer by Cinézik.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 - November 19, 2010
- Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter.
- Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley.
- Emma Watson as Hermione Granger.
- Alan Rickman as Severus Snape.
- Suzie Toase as Alecto Carrow.
- Ralph Ineson as Amycus Carrow.
- Maggie Smith as Minerva McGonagall.
- Robbie Coltrane as Rubeus Hagrid.
- Carolyn Pickles as Charity Burbage.
Order of the Phoenix
- Brendan Gleeson as Alastor "Mad Eye" Moody.
- David Thewlis as Remus Lupin.
- Natalia Tena as Nymphadora Tonks.
- Domhnall Gleeson as Bill Weasley. 
- Clémence Poésy as Fleur Delacour.
- Julie Walters as Molly Weasley.
- Mark Williams as Arthur Weasley.
- James Phelps as Fred Weasley.
- Oliver Phelps as George Weasley.
- Alex Crockford as Charlie Weasley.
- George Harris as Kingsley Shacklebolt.
- Andy Linden as Mundungus Fletcher.
- Ciarán Hinds as Aberforth Dumbledore.
- David Ryall as Elphias Doge.
Lord Voldemort, His Death Eaters and Followers
- Ralph Fiennes as Lord Voldemort.
- Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange.
- Timothy Spall as Peter Pettigrew.
- Jason Isaacs as Lucius Malfoy.
- Helen McCrory as Narcissa Malfoy.
- Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy.
- Rod Hunt as Thorfinn Rowle.
- Peter Mullan as Yaxley.
- Arben Bajraktaraj as Antonin Dolohov.
- Johnpaul Castrianni
- Catherine Balavage
- Paul Khanna
- Jon Campling
- James Williamson
- Timothy Shieff
- Elizabeth Jee
- Seong Hwan Jo
- Joe Kallis
- Courtney Fearon
- Artem Sinelnikov
- Michael Thompson
- Charlie Ryall
- Jay De Silva
- Alain Stash
- Emil Hostina
- Richard Strange
- David Sharpe
- Jamie McLeod-Ross
- Matthew Bancroft
- Sam Child
- Ben Champniss
- Jeff Lipman
- Dave Legeno as Fenrir Greyback.
- Nick Moran as Scabior.
- Chase Armitage
- Adam Brashaw
- Samuel Supple
- Sam Parham
- Cole Armitage
- Matthew Kaye
- Shaun Andrews
- Michael Wilson
- Sam Lucas
- Samuel Roukin
- Nathan Barris
- Scott Young
- James Stokes
- Curtis Small
- Cane Armitage
- Daniel Ilabaca
- Ryan Doyle
- Phill Doyle
- Robyn Lane
- Jennifer Clegg
- Matthew Morley
- Chloe Bruce
- Grace Bruce
- David Decio
Ministry of Magic
- Bill Nighy as Rufus Scrimgeour.
- Imelda Staunton as Dolores Umbridge.
- Chris Rankin as Percy Weasley.
- Guy Henry as Pius Thicknesse.
- David O'Hara as Albert Runcorn.
- Steffan Rhodri as Reginald Cattermole.
- Sophie Thompson as Mafalda Hopkirk.
- Sian Thomas as Amelia Bones.
- Pete Perry as Ministry of Magic Wizard.
- Louise Walpole as Ministry of Magic Witch.
- Pete Noakes as Ministry of Magic Policeman. 
- Ian Seale as Ministry of Magic Policeman.
- Jim Goldstone as Ministry of Magic Policeman.
- Jamie Clark as Ministry Wizard.
- Sarah Jane O'Neill as Ministry Wizard.
- Guinevere Edwards as Ministry Wizard.
- Kas Graham as Ministry Wizard.
- Alexandra Oley as Ministry Typist .
- Catherine Laine as Ministry Typist.
- Helen Harbord as Ministry Worker.
- Bella Sokol as Auror.
- Nicholas Dare as Auror.
- Bonnie Wright as Ginny Weasley.
- Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood.
- Matthew Lewis as Neville Longbottom.
- Alfie Enoch as Dean Thomas.
- Aaron Virdee as Gryffindor Senior.
- Grace Francis as Gryffindor Senior.
- Ryan Butcher as Gryffindor Student.
- Ifeoma Oboko as Gryffindor Student.
- Georgie May as Gryffindor Student.
- Lauren Sherry as Gryffindor Student.
- Jake Lambert as Ravenclaw Senior.
- Gemma Kayla as Ravenclaw Senior.
- Joshua Savary as Ravenclaw Student.
- Chris Chan as Injured Ravenclaw Student. 
- Louisa Warren as Hufflepuff Senior.
- Kamilla Woodburn as Hufflepuff Senior.
- Rayman Jilani as Hufflepuff Student.
- Margotu Margai as Hufflepuff Student.
- Elliot Francis as Slytherin Senior and Outstanding member of the Slug Club.
- George Christodoulou as Slytherin Student. 
- Clive Elkington as Student.
- Luannsa Goodman as Student.
- Jade Stanger as Student.
- Lily Tello as Student/Extra.
- Samira "Sammy" Sidhu as Student/Extra.
- Melissa Gotobed as First Year Student.
Wizard World Related
- John Hurt as Mr. Ollivander.
- Rhys Ifans as Xenophilius Lovegood.
- Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter.
- Matyelok Gibbs as Auntie Muriel.
- Hazel Douglas as Bathilda Bagshot.
- Ninette Finch as Augusta Longbottom.
- Frances de la Tour as Olympe Maxime.
- Kate Fleetwood as Mary Cattermole.
- Richard Cant as Gellert Grindelwald.
- Rade Šerbedžija as Gregorovitch.
- Angelica Mandy as Gabrielle Delacour.
- Stanislav Ianevski as Viktor Krum.
- Jamie Campbell Bower as Young Gellert Grindelwald.
- Toby Regbo as Young Albus Dumbledore.
- Jesse Hart as Erik Slave.
- Martin Ballantyne as Scary Face/Mundungus's Associate.
- Melanie Slade as Hermione's Friend.
- Russell Alan White as Wedding Guest.
- Christian Wolf-La'Moy as Wedding Guest. 
- Derek Powell as Wedding Guest.
- Robert Roman Ratajczak as Wedding Guest.
- Samantha Warner as Summer Dress Girl.
- Annette Elstob as Young Woman.
- George Potts as Balding Wizard.
- Laurence Richardson as Wizard.
- David Knijnenburg as Wizard.
- Piotr Ochman as Wizard.
- James Currie as Mudblood.
- Nathan Robinson as Mudblood.
- Chris Bowe as Commuter.
- Andy Callaghan as Wizard Parent.
- Alison Cain as Veela (possibly Apolline Delacour).
- Ned Dennehy as Frightened Wizard.
- Tabatha St. Vincent as Extra.
- Danielle Bilyard as Extra.
- Mary Epworth as Extra.
- Ricky Wilson as Extra.
- Bosworth Acres-Debenham as Extra.
- Hattie Gotobed as Extra.
- Ben Gordon as Extra.
Ghosts and Spectres
- Toby Jones as the voice of Dobby the House-elf.
- Simon McBurney as the voice of Kreacher.
- Warwick Davis as Griphook.
- Richard Griffiths as Vernon Dursley.
- Fiona Shaw as Petunia Dursley.
- Harry Melling as Dudley Dursley.
- Michelle Fairley as Mrs. Granger. 
- Ian Kelly as Mr. Granger.
- Jeanie Gold as Coffee Customer.
- Catherine Cordell as Muggle.
- Natalie Hallam as Muggle.
- Harriet Palmer as Muggle.
Staff and crew
Both parts will be written by Steve Kloves, who wrote the first, second, third, fourth, and sixth films, and directed by David Yates, who directed the previous two films. David Heyman and David Barron are producing both parts.
Academy Award-nominated cinematographer Eduardo Serra has been appointed to be the Director of Photography.
Special effects will supervised by Paul J. Franklin.
Stuart Craig will again design new sets for both films. New sets include the Malfoy Manor, the wedding marquee, the Tottenham Court Road café, Sirius's bedroom at 12 Grimmauld Place, Dolores Umbridge's Ministry office, Ministry courtroom, Shell Cottage, Godric's Hollow, Bathilda Bagshot's home, the Lovegood home, the Lestrange vault in Gringotts, Ravenclaw Tower, and possibly other new parts of Hogwarts castle.
Differences from the books
- It has been announced that there will be a scene with the Minister for Magic, Rufus Scrimgeour, making a speech about how times will "grow darker still" to Ministry employees.
- There will be a scene with Neville, Luna, and Ginny on the Hogwarts Express.
- It is thought that a chase scene on land will be added into the Seven Potters fight sequence.
- It has been announced that Bill will be attacked during the Battle over Little Whinging.
- It has been hinted at that an extended wand battle between Umbridge and Harry will be included and a chase scene with the Snatchers will take place during the film's climax.
- Judging by filming pictures, Harry Potter will most likely not be disguised as "Barny Weasley" during the wedding.
- In an interview, director of the film David Yates announced that a scene will be added where Hermione Granger and Harry Potter are dancing, and, while dancing, they reveal some secrets about each other. 
- A scene will be added where Hermione Granger leaves her home.
- The use of characters omitted from previous films such as Bill and Charlie, Fleur, and Rufus Scrimgeour will likely require the addition of some exposition to explain their presence. In addition, some changes made for the Half-Blood Prince film, such as the circumstances of Harry hiding the potions textbook, and the destruction of the Burrow, may also result in some additions.
- Instead of disarming Stan Shunpike, Hedwig will sacrifice herself to protect Harry and reveal him to the Death Eaters.
- A scene will be added showing Lord Voldemort searching for Harry in the Forest of Dean
- David Heyman informed Mugglenet in a recent podcast that an additional scene will be added to end Part 1 and still keep intrige so people will watch Part 2.
- Harry and Hermione will not be under the guise of Polyjuice Potion when they venture into Godric's Hollow.
- In the book, Harry was attacked by Nagini in a dark room, while in the trailer, Harry is attacked by Nagini in a well-lit room.
- In the books, the trio surrender to the Snatchers and are taken to Malfoy Manor, but in the film, a chase scene will be added.
- In the trailer, Harry lets Hedwig fly around outside while he is alone at the Dursley Home, but in the book, Harry doesn't do so.
Notes and references
- All information on The All-Inclusive List of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I at the Yahoo Movie Database
- Harry Potter Official website- http://www.harrypotter.com
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