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Fans will undoubtedly buy tickets, but let's hope it isn't a massive let-down

Video: JK works magic at Potter premiere

Harry Potter's creator, author JK Rowling, struggled with her emotions at the last ever premiere.

Video: Emma dazzles at Harry Potter premiere

Hermione takes to the red carpet for the final time at the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Leading article: Creative capital

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First Night: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Leicester Square, London

Magical end to franchise that cast its spell on cinema for a decade

Stars arrive at Harry Potter premiere

The sun came out for the final instalment of the Harry Potter series as the film's stars arrived for its world premiere.

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.

Letter from the editor: The end of Harry Potter marks the end of childhood

Dumder dum-dum, der dum-dum... with these seven notes the world’s youth will be in thrall for an eighth time as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) starts with evil Lord Voldemort taking...

Hundreds camp out for final Potter premiere

Feverish anticipation continued last night as today's premiere in London of the final Harry Potter film drew near. The film will bring to an end the eight-film saga of JK Rowling's boy wizard, a series that has spawned an era of international obsession. Fans camped overnight in Trafalgar Square ahead of the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, sheltering beneath ponchos, tents and coats. Some devotees wore costumes of the character, and Lara Teresa, 16, even travelled from Germany for the occasion.

Harry Potter and the furious feud: Rowling banishes her literary agent

After 16 years, man behind author's first deal will miss new chapter of e-book millions

The Harry Potter phenomenon

Improved literacy, a boost to the UK film industry, more tourism – it's all down to the boy wizard

Harry Potter: The boy who transformed Britain for ever

As the final film is premiered this week, Kate Youde examines the legacy of J K Rowling's wizard

Potter moves online (official)

Harry Potter author JK Rowling unveiled her latest project yesterday, Pottermore, an interactive website aimed at encouraging reading among young people.

JK Rowling gifts fans Harry Potter website

Previously unpublished Harry Potter material will be released on a new website in a move described by author JK Rowling as a "give-back" to her millions of fans.

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