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While Rupert Grint 'feels lost' without Harry Potter, Emma Watson explains she was a bit bored kissing Daniel Radcliffe and Grint on screen.

Video: Harry Potter fans camp out ahead of final premiere

Hundreds gathered at Trafalgar Square to spend the night ahead of today's final Harry Potter film franchise premiere to get the best spot to stars including Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint.

Emma Watson scared to act angry

Emma Watson "almost broke down in tears" when she was asked to act angrily.

'Harry Potter' star speaks out over bullying allegations

Emma Watson says she has taken break from studies to concentrate on her acting career

Bafta award for Harry Potter film series

Harry Potter author JK Rowling will be at this year's Baftas to accept an award on behalf of the films inspired by her books about the teenage wizard.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, David Yates, 146 mins (12A)

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1: Mixed cauldron from critics

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1, the latest instalment of the blockbusting series, attracted mixed reviews from the nation's top film critics today.

First Night: Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1

Appetiser that will leave Potter fans hungry for the finale

Harry Potter star sports skimpy dress for premiere

Harry Potter star Emma Watson turned on the magic with a barely-there dress as she bewitched fans at the premiere of the latest Harry Potter film tonight.

Can Emma Watson hold on to the magic?

Hollywood history is littered with fallen child stars – but smart, savvy Emma Watson isn't about to join the list, says Alice-Azania Jarvis

Harry Potter stars face future as films draw to close

The first of two movies that wrap up the hugely successful Harry Potter adventures has its world premiere in London on Thursday, leaving its young stars eyeing an uncertain future.

Harry Potter and the class of Hogwarts 2000

From Confundus charms to deathly decoys, Harry Potter's pals have helped him out of countless scrapes. Now the movie franchise is drawing to a close, we find out what they're planning next.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 - preview photos

Take a sneak peek at the hotly anticipated penultimate Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, with this selection of preview snaps from the film.

Man sentenced over indecent images of Harry Potter star Emma Watson

A man who superimposed the head of Harry Potter star Emma Watson on to indecent images of children was given a community order today.

From the Philosopher's Stone to the Deathly Hallows: My, haven't the Harry Potter stars grown!

Most of us are fortunate enough not to have had our progression from gawky adolescence into sleek adulthood broadcast to millions of people around the world. Not so Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, the trio who landed the coveted main roles in the film versions of J.K Rowling's Harry Potter franchise way, way back in 2000.

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