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‘Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows’ Trailer: Breaking Down What’s New

It seems like it’s a pretty fair statement to say that the first “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” trailer is one of the best trailers to come out this year. Fortunately, the trailer that’s looking to take its title of most epic tease for a movie ever is the most recent trailer solely for “Part 1,” which was just released tonight. Let’s just get this out of the way: all of the scenes that fans will want to see from “Part 1” are in this trailer. Seriously, can it be November already?

So take your times watching the trailer about a hundred times, let’s break down all the new stuff in the trailer (there’s plenty of it, I promise) and, for all of you uninitiated, why it’s so exciting to finally get to see.

Dumbledore, Dumbledore, Dumbledore!

If you were at Comic-Con, or checked out our earlier coverage of the new stills released from this trailer, then you’ve already seen the shot of Voldemort leaning over a dead Dumbledore. But here we actually see Voldemort opening the former Hogwarts headmaster’s tomb at 0:13, and then of course that chilling but awesome aforementioned scene. There’s also a brief flash of maybe Dumbledore’s eye in Harry’s two-way mirror at 0:34 (we won’t give away the twist!) which it is fortunate director David Yates included in the film. But the best Dumbledore-related scene comes at 0:25, when we get a very, very brief shot of the ghost of Dumbledore that’s guarding 12 Grimmauld Place. Chilling, but awesome.

Bill and Fleur’s Wedding

We’ve heard this is just a quick little scene in the film, but we’re glad that the trailer included the unfortunate closing moments of Bill and Fleur Weasley’s wedding in the trailer. The sequence starts at 1:07, where we can hear the whole party tent at the Burrow, but it really hits a chilling high point when Kingsley’s Patronus lands in the center of the tent and whispers, “They’re coming, they’re coming.” The Death Eaters’ attack marks the steady spiral downward of Harry and his friends’ luck, and what’s sure to be one of our favorite moments in the film.

Magic Is Might statue

There are plenty of overt comparisons in “Deathly Hallows” of Voldemort and his Death Eaters to Hitler and his Nazis, but none more visually obvious than the Ministry of Magic’s Magic Is Might statue, which can be seen at 0:46. Yes, that is a wizard standing on a platform held up by Muggles. Thank you, Yates, for going there.

The seven Potters

Yes, we saw them earlier. But it’s still hilarious to watch Daniel Radcliffe act out seven different versions of himself at 1:04. This is easily going to be one of the comedic high points of a very dark film.

Harry and Ron’s fight

This was another scene that was shown at Comic-Con, but hearing Ron say with pure venom to Harry, “You don’t understand. Your parents are dead. You have no family,” still gives us chills. Kudos to Rupert Grint for becoming an amazing actor.

Voldemort kills Grindelwald

Okay, so we don’t actually see him deal the killing blow, but we can see a flash of Voldemort going after Gellert Grindelwald at 1:37 in his quest to find the Elder Wand.

Xenophilias Lovegood gives up Harry Potter

I’ll admit that I misinterpreted this sequence in a previous post as Death Eaters attacking the Burrow, but I’m so glad that Warner Bros. showed us a longer version of Xenophilias alerting the Death Eaters that he has found Harry Potter, which happens towards the climax of the film. We won’t see too much of him in the film, but it looks like he’s definitely going to be leaving a mark on it judging by his heartbrokenly desperate summoning at 1:48.

Harry finds Godric Gryffindor’s sword

Once again, it’s only a brief flash, but at 1:54 you can see Harry diving below a pool of icy water, shirtless, to grasp Gryffindor’s sword lying at the bottom. Now if only we could have seen the Patronus that had brought him to that point…

Which was your favorite new part in the “Deathly Hallows: Part 1” trailer?


Original article found here: Entertainment Weekly | September 23, 2010

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The Evolution Of Rupert Grint: Photos Of The ‘Harry Potter’ Star Through The Years

It’s been 10 years since Rupert Grint landed the life-changing role of Harry Potter’s ginger-haired best pal Ron Weasely in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” Needless to say, a lot has changed since the then 12-year-old actor dazzled Chris Columbus and the “Harry Potter” producers with an audition tape in which he rapped about why he should get the part.

Grint has developed from a goofy, skinny preteen — whose extracurricular movie work consisted of starring in “Thunderpants,” a film about a boy with a talent for farting (seriously) — into a robust 22-year-old with legions of swooning female fans, some serious acting chops, and a budding post-“Potter” film career that includes the upcoming buzz-worthy comedy-thriller “Wild Target.”

And so we’re reaching into our Harry Potter Week bag of tricks to pull out a special treat for fans of Rupert/Ron: a photo gallery chronicling Grint’s metamorphosis from awkward Harry Potter sidekick to unlikely heartthrob and indie film star. Click on the image below to see the photos.

Remember to come back to MTV Movies Blog every day this week — a.k.a. Harry Potter Week — for tons of Boy Wizard-themed awesomeness leading up to the November 19 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” We’ve already revealed our list of the top 10 “Harry Potter” villains and the 10 most surprisingly important “Potter” characters, and asked fans to vote for their favorite “HP” baddie. And we’re going to keep dishing out the goods in the days to come with a list of the top 10 all-time best “Harry Potter” moments, recaps of the first six movies, polls, cast interviews, more photo galleries of the stars over the years, and awesomely nostalgic flashback videos featuring Dan, Emma and Rupert from the early days.


Original article found here: MTV Movies | November 16th, 2010

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Rupert Grint: The ginger actor’s darker side

LONDON—Rupert Grint may be earning raves from the cast and crew of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 for his skills as a dramatic actor in the final film, but he’s still got his eccentric side. Take, for example, his farewell gifts to his fellow actors when the movie wrapped in June: trumpets.

He doesn’t play the trumpet and neither do they. “It doesn’t make sense to me,” Grint admitted with a laugh.

“I engraved them,” he added. “Just a little message to both of them. I actually hand-engraved them. I got an engraving kit.”

Grint, who is perhaps best known for his bright orange-red hair, declared himself “a proud ginger,” and said he’s pleased when people shake his hand and thank him. “It makes me feel good. It’s a kind of pride.”

Redheads often find themselves the butt of jokes in England.

The soft-spoken Grint, 22, was dressed casually in a T-shirt with a Chinese happy cat logo on the front, a cardigan and jeans as he chatted with the press in London last week. On his feet were ripped Converse sneakers in a Union Jack pattern.

He talked about raising miniature animals and is the proud owner of a fibreglass, three-wheeled bubble car. He also has an ice cream van that he happily drives around. Despite only acting in one school play before he was cast as Ron Weasley, Grint has done some interesting screen work outside of Potter. He drew good notices for Driving Lessons in 2007 and made a couple of indy films and he’s rumoured to be playing Eddie (The Eagle) Edwards in a biopic about the darling of the Calgary Olympics, England’s first ski jumper in the Winter Games.

Grint was pleased that the last two movies in the Potter series have let him explore a different side of Ron as he and Harry face some serious challenges to their friendship.

“It was really cool in this film to do more of that because in previous roles it’s always been quite lighthearted and upbeat. But now it’s a lot more complicated and see a much darker side to him.”

David Yates, director of the last four Potter films, agrees.

“I think Rupert could be a really wonderful, straight actor,” Yates, said in London last week. “You can always think of him as a comedian and I sometimes watch Rupert when he’s off camera and he’s just off to the side between takes, because he’s the quietest member of the cast and crew. There’s a real poetry about Rupert as a human being, as an actor. I think he could be really, really good. But it’s interesting, the audience is so programmed to just find him funny all the time. He’s a funny guy, isn’t he, so it’s great for him to do some serious stuff.”


Original article found here: The Star | November 17th, 2010

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Grint Takes Serious Approach To ‘Deathly Hallows’

Actor Ventures Into Darkest Territory Yet In 7th ‘Potter’ Film

While his impeccable sense of timing and indelible facial expressions have helped make Ron Weasley a memorable comedic foil throughout the first six “Harry Potter” films, there are big changes ahead for Rupert Grint.

In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 1,” Ron has to finally get serious.

The reason there’s no turning back is because the saga has at last reached its darkest depths in “Part 1,” the long awaited first film in a two-part finale that opens in theaters Friday.

In it, Ron joins his closets friends Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Hermione (Emma Watson) as they set out on their own to find and destroy Lord Voldemort’s (Ralph Fiennes) Horcruxes — a set of objects that hold the key to his immortality. But, as the trio discovers, being alone in an isolated environment with no real sense of direction conjures up the sort of ingredients that could tear their friendship apart.

“There are hardly any lighter moments in this one,” Grint said in a recent @ The Movies interview. “It’s probably because of the nature of the new environment they’re in and that Voldemort’s back to get Harry. It’s a really dangerous world now and characters are dying. It makes you realize that our characters are not kids anymore.”

Complicating matters for Ron in this first chapter of “The Deathly Hallows” is that he finally starts to realize that he has feelings for Hermione. And while the story doesn’t quite make it to the “first kiss” stage yet, there’s no mistaking that something is brewing between the two.

“Ron starts to get quite jealous in this one, but it’s really not until ‘Part 2’ that we see things really bloom between them,” Grint said. “It’s quite a weird thing for me and Emma, since I’ve known her since she was 9. It just seemed weird to think of kissing her and it took awhile to get my head around that.”

Since the actors are already done with their work on “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” Grint has cherished the opportunity to get back together with Radcliffe, Watson and his other close friends on the film in events surrounding the first release.

Grint said the magic, for the lack of a better word, is that the fans of the film saga are like friends to him, too — and he’s reminded of that warm feeling during the film’s premiere dates.

“Events like the premiere in London make you realize how big of a deal this really is and makes you see how much people really do care about the films,” Grint enthused. “It’s nice to see that the interest is still there after 10 years.”

But as seasoned a professional as he’s become after working on the film series for a decade, Grint finds himself at times looking at premieres much in the same way he did as that 11-year-old boy who got his start in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” all those years ago.

“It’s quite an overwhelming experience and you can’t really take in everything that’s happening,” Grint said. “I’m trying to make the most this, really, because I’m not going to have it much longer. I’m really going to miss it.”

But most of all, Grint added, there’s going to be a void in the guise of certain character that’s going to be tough to fill.

“I’ve always a connection to Ron, and I think over the years we’ve somewhat merged into the same person,” Grint said. “I’m going to miss him. There’s always going to be a part of me in him. It’s going to be strange to never play him again.”


Original article found here: The Boston Channel | November 16th, 2010

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Rupert Grint Runs for His Life in ‘Deathly Hallows’ Trailer From Scream Awards

Rupert Grint will make a run for his life after destroying the locket Horcrux in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I”. A new trailer for the highly-anticipated movie was debuted on Tuesday night, October 19 during 2010 Scream Awards, and an online version of it has just been made available for viewing.

While many of the footage inside are similar to the ones shown before, the trailer still offers a look at several new ones. In addition to a quick glimpse at the eruption following the destruction of the locket Horcrux, more of Harry, Ron, and Hermione traveling through the English countryside are shared. There is also footage of what seems to be Ron and Hermione disapparating from Malfoy Manor.

The trailer aside, one TV spot has been released earlier and gives a look at star Daniel Radcliffe donning a pale, lacy bra and telling friends in a high-pitched voice, “Look away, I’m hideous.” It is a part of the plot where the Order of the Phoenix members drink Polyjuice Potion to disguise themselves as Harry clones, and the bra-wearing Harry is actually Fleur Delacour.

Part I of “Deathly Hallows” will follow Harry, Ron and Hermione as they set out on a mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort’s immortality. As the wizarding world becomes a dangerous place for all enemies of the Dark Lord, Harry and his friends have become the hunted and must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces that threaten to tear them apart.

Joining Daniel, Rupert and Emma Watson are most of the original cast, including Alan Rickman, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Bonnie Wright and Tom Felton. “Part I” is due to hit U.S. theaters on November 19, 2010, and will be followed by “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II”, which is set for July 15, 2011 release.


Original article found here: Celebrity Mania | October 20th, 2010

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Emma Watson & Rupert Grint: Trust No One

Emma Watson and Rupert Grint peek out from the solace behind a tree in this brand-new poster from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1!

It was just announced last week that the latest flick in the franchise will not be in 3D as planned.

Warner Bros., shared in a statement, “Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate Harry Potter experience.”

ARE YOU HAPPY OR SAD that Harry Potter will not be in 3D?


Original article found here: Just Jared Jr. | October 12th, 2010

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Taking tips from Twilight then? Harry Potter turns all dark in new poster campaign

It’s a look we’ve seen many times on Twilight’s Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson.

Now the Harry Potter kids have turned all dark and brooding for their latest promotional campaign.

Warner Brothers Pictures has just released some new promotional pictures for the highly anticipated next installment in the series – Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One – and the photos have a much darker edge to them than previous franchise pictures.

The three character posters show Harry, Hermione and Ron in close up and all three appear to have an evil air about them.

Scary stuff: Daniel Radcliffe as a hairy Happy Potter in new promotional pictures for Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part One

Evil Eye: Emma Watson as Hermione Granger

Deathly Hallows is the seventh film in the series, based on the books by J.K. Rowling, and marks the first of a two part finale.

The studio actually split the final book into two parts with the first being released on November 19 and the second part being released next year.

In Part one the power of Voldemort, the evil wizard and ‘Dark Lord’, is growing stronger and he now has control over the Ministry of Magic and Hogwarts School.

Harry, Ron and Hermione decide to finish Dumbledore’s work and find the rest of the Horcruxes to defeat the Dark Lord.

But little hope remains for the trio, and the rest of the wizarding world, so everything they do must go as planned.

The three main stars of the films, Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint, shown in the new promo pictures, have become the UK’s highest paid child actors and some of the richest people under the age of 21 because of the franchise.

Part Two, which will be the last ever film in the series, will be released on July 15 2011.

Magic man: Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley

Original article found here: The Daily Mail | October 8th, 2010

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‘Harry Potter’ star Rupert Grint Bashful Over Co-Star Kiss

Rupert Grint battled some on-set jitters while filling the forthcoming Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. His character of Ron Weasley shares an on-screen kiss with Hermione Granger, played by Emma Watson, but capturing the moment for the ginger haired actor was actually quite terrifying.

“With Emma, we were really scared,” Grint said to French magazine, Premiere. “I was a bit anxious about playing this scene, but especially anxious to be credible.”

“In the end, things went better than I had imagined, even if on the first take it was strange to see her face get so close to mine! Not to mention that we were soaked to the bone,” a bashful Grint added.

Lucky for him, the lip-locked moment only took four takes. Awwww Rupert, you’re a sweet one. (Digital Spy)

– In other related Harry Potter news, we have some sad news for die-hards out there. It seems that the first installment of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — out worldwide on November 19 — won’t be in 3D after all. In a statement released today (October 9), Warner Bros. says a 3D format could not be completed in time for the film’s release.

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, we were unable to convert the film in its entirety and meet the highest standards of quality. We do not want to disappoint fans who have long-anticipated the conclusion of this extraordinary journey, and to that end, we are releasing our film day-and-date on November 19, 2010 as planned. We, in alignment with our filmmakers, believe this is the best course to take in order to ensure that our audiences enjoy the consummate “Harry Potter” experience.”


Original article found here: BBC America | October 8th, 2010

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‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’: New Posters Let You Look Into The Main Characters Eyes

With 42 days left until the release of the highly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Warner Bros. has released seven new character posters to further promote the film. The posters are simple, dark, and totally striking, spotlighting one of the film’s seven major characters: Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), Hermione (Emma Watson), Snape (Alan Rickman), Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter), Fenrir Greyback (Dave Legeno), and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes). (Collector’s item, anyone?) I was ridiculously excited to see this movie even before I saw these posters, but now I am beyond ready for Nov. 19th.

This entire poster series is visually stunning, and the extreme closeups show the intense emotion each character has in what will be one of the darkest films in the Harry Potter franchise. I’m not ready to accept that this film marks the beginning of the end, but these mature-looking photos (I see that facial scruff on Harry and Ron!) are a clear indicator that my three favorite Gryffindors are ready to move past Hogwarts and face the darkness of the world head on.

It’s great seeing each of these characters that we have come to love — or fear — over the course of the series take center stage in each of the seven posters. As much as I love Harry, I like seeing everyone get equal face time, as they’re all so
integral to the story. As much as the Lord Voldemort — I mean,
He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named — poster freaks me out, I’ll admit
I’m glad to see him sneering at me through my computer screen.

Excited yet?


Original article found here: Entertainment Weekly | October 7, 2010

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Harry Potter secrets! Why are Rupert Grint and Emma Watson sopping wet?

The first of the final two Harry Potter movies — Deathly Hallows — Part 1 — is scheduled to be released on November 19, but the stars finished shooting both films earlier this summer. Daniel Radcliffe, 21, Emma Watson, 20, and Rupert Grint, 21, have been playing Harry, Hermione, and Ron for more than decade, literally for half of their lives. When EW sat down with each of them last year at Leavesden Studios outside London as they entered the final stretch of filming, it was clear that they each were struggling with mixed emotions: happy that they had made the journey and ambitious to make these final films they best they could be, but eager, also, to start the rest of their lives.

“I’m ready to kind of move on now, I think,” Grint said between takes. “This film is a great way to finish the whole era, and it’s going to be sad, because obviously all my friends are here, but 10 years is enough.” The three of them were shooting a scene in the Room of Requirement in which Harry, Ron, and Hermione are searching for a horcrux — in this case, the tiara-like Ravenclaw diadem. Watson and Grint were both sopping wet. (In the film, Ron and Hermione have recently destroyed another horcrux in water and were pursued by a Voldemort-shaped tsunami.) Grint and Watson were kept soaked by crew members, who sprayed the pair down every few minutes. It was not making Watson happy. “It’s been this way for weeks,” she said, shivering next to a space heater. “I hate to sound whiny, but it’s horrible. It’s miserable being wet all the time.” She shrugged and added flatly: “But, you know, I was told it will look very dramatic when you see the films, so it will be worth it.”

Radcliffe, meanwhile, seemed to be in a tug-of-war with himself about finishing his run as Harry Potter. “This film has been hard to make, and I’ve had some of the most trying moments, both physically and mentally, than ever before,” he said. “I wasn’t entirely thrilled with my performance in Half-Blood [Prince] — I found it quite same-y, and didn’t think there was enough variation in it — so I’ve worked hard to make sure that if the seventh film comes out and I’m still unhappy with it, I’ll know it won’t be from lack of trying.”


Original article found here: Entertainment Weekly | August 12, 2010

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