The screenplay was written by Steve Kloves. It was directed by David Yates. The film opens in U.K. cinemas on July 29. The film also stars Robbie Coltrane as the father of Harry Potter, Jim Broadbent as Albus Dumbledore, Richard Griffiths as Professor Snape, and Emma Thompson as Professor McGonagall.
Potter Magazine Interview
Even though you're not in this film, could you still look back and say that it's as you hoped it would be?
Daniel: I don't think I've ever really wanted to go to Hogwarts before I was in the film. I knew the set would be awesome, because I'd seen the film so many times and I'd seen so many photos. It was kind of intimidating seeing how much was going on in the film, and I was quite nervous about how it was going to be, but David was amazing, and he really made us comfortable. He wanted us to see the film in the same way that a lot of people will see the film and just enjoy the story and not think about what we're doing or how much work is going on.
Rupert: I just remember when I was a kid I would walk through the train station trying to find the Kings Cross exit, and people would come up to me and take my photo. I wasn't nervous at all. I'd seen the film so many times that it was just like I was there already.
Emma: I was just relieved to get the scene out of the way. The whole thing just happened very fast.
Daniel: It was a little daunting because everyone was going through it for the first time and no one had seen it, so you didn't really know what to expect. You didn't know the smell, you didn't know how big it was, how many extras there would be. You just didn't really know how big the scenes were, but we got there and it was just so cool.
Steve Kloves: It was an interesting question for us. The idea of all these kids playing in a big, scary, magical place was obviously difficult to play, but it's also so magical, so the only real way to play it was to embrace the magic.
Emma: The moment I got into the wardrobe that was the most magical thing. You go in, and it just feels so comfortable. It's the sense of space; you're no longer in a wardrobe. You are in Hogwarts, and that was a really big moment for me.
Daniel: The costumes were all very loose. I wanted it to look like they were living there and having a good time. They're not the business suits and ties of the business world. It was very much, "If you want to know what Hogwarts is, just come with me and we'll go into class."
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