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From the red carpet: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 premiere


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Last night was the world premiere of the final Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows pt 2. But we are sure you know that, unless you were on another planet yesterday. There is only one word to sum up the night: tears. Buckets and buckets of tears.

Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsThe whole of Trafalgar Square was taken over by Potter mania, and the film was to be shown in not just one but three cinemas in Leicester Square. The red carpet snaked right around square and thousands of Potter fans, some who had waited since Monday afternoon (!), came together to give the final film the send-off it deserved. There were plenty of Harrys, Rons and Hermiones dotted in the crowd with signs reading things like "We're all potty about Potter", "Potter 'til I die" and "Harry Potter is over. See you in therapy".

TNS managed to bag a pass, and was right at the heart of the action, on the red carpet. Stationed at the end of the red carpet, we thought we wouldn’t see much. How wrong were we! Not only did we have an amazing view of the stage, it turned out that the stars had to mingle around exactly where we were before they were transported to one of the cinemas, which meant we could grab lots of people for chats!

We learnt pretty early on that Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint would only be doing ‘limited press’, and this meant only a couple of TV interviews at best. However, we did watch a very emotional on-stage interview in which Emma confessed she saw Hermione 'like a sister' and would miss her before bursting into tears. JK Rowling also took to the stage and the crowd in their thousands chanted ‘Thank you’ in what was a truly special moment. JK looked emotional as she thanked the cast for bringing her characters to life, while a visibly overwhelmed Rupert Grint said the films had been: "the best part of my life".

Countless famous faces walked the red carpet. One minute you would be face to face with Julie Walters and yards from Robbie Coltrane and a member of The Saturdays. We managed to grab two members of Diversity who told us they just LOVE Ron Weasley, with Perry, the little one who gets chucked around, cheekily admitted he preferred Hermione. We admired McFly who were looking amazing as we spoke to Supernanny, Jo Frost who said it was such a special event to attend and looked lovely in a blue satin dress. Ollie Locke from Made in Chelsea was with his girlfriend, daughter of Topshop owner Phillip Green. He told us that Topshop exclusively designed his jacket and Chloe told us her necklace was also a bespoke Topshop creation.

We also spoke to Chloe Moretz, star of Kick Ass, who said she would love to reprise her role as Hit Girl if we could just have a word with the director! She also said she first watched Harry Potter at the cinema with her brother and has literally grown up with the films. We also couldn’t not ask who she was wearing, and since you ask: it was Marc Jacobs!

Although we didn’t get to speak to the actors, Emma, Daniel and Rupert really were the stars of the night. Daniel Radcliffe summed up the atmosphere when he stood by Nelson’s Column and said: "Each and every person, not just here in this square but around the world who have watched these films for the last 10 years, they will always carry the films with them for the rest of their lives"

Harry Potter really did get the incredible send off it deserved, what an amazing goodbye! It was a very special event to be a part of and one everyone will remember forever.

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