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The final adventure in the most successful film franchise of all-time features special appearances by Katie Leung and Afshan Azad

Harry Potter, the most successful film franchise of all time, will reach its exciting conclusion with the highly-anticipated release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2” on July 15, from Warner Bros. Pictures.

The last installment of the Harry Potter series will be the first Harry Potter film to be released in both 3D and 2D.

Concurrently with its nationwide theatrical distribution, the film will be released in select IMAX® theaters.

Additionally, the film will feature special appearances by Chinese Scottish actress Katie Leung and Bangledeshi British actress Afshan Azad, who reprise their roles of Cho Chang and Padma Patil, respectively.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series.

The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war.

The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe.

But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.

About the Harry Potter film series

For 10 years, the Harry Potter film franchise has changed movie history while also changing the lives of its multi-generational ensemble cast and the filmmakers who devoted themselves to bringing author J.K. Rowling’s seven-volume literary masterpiece to the screen.

Commencing with 2001’s “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” and culminating with the two-part adaptation of the final title, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the films have become the top-grossing franchise of all-time, capturing the imagination of audiences around the world.

Additionally, both the books and the movies have been woven into our culture, adding words like Muggle, Quidditch, Hogwarts and even Expelliarmus! to the global lexicon.

Collectively, the Harry Potter movies were an unprecedented undertaking for all involved — no other motion picture series had ever followed a linear story surrounding the same characters over the course of eight full-length features.

Creatively, states author and producer J.K Rowling, the single thread of the story was very much by design.

“I had a very, very clear idea of where Harry was going to go. This was just one story that I wanted to tell. For me, that was key if the books were ever going to be made into films; it had to be done that way.”

The love between friends is embodied most in the characters of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

They were portrayed by three young actors who literally grew up on the screen: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson.

Radcliffe relates, “I couldn’t even attempt to sum up what the role of Harry Potter has meant to me, but I can say that I never took the opportunity to play him lightly. It may have been the same character but, like anyone else, Harry changed a lot over the years so, as an actor, I looked at each film as an opportunity to do something fresh and to develop another set of skills.”

About ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2’

Audiences have also watched all of the young characters in Harry Potter go from childhood to adulthood and, as they have matured, so have the stories.

With each successive title, the stakes were raised and the dangers amplified as Lord Voldemort returned and now reigns.

In “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2,” the young wizards are now on the front lines of a world at war.

Producer David Heyman declares, “This is the final battle for Hogwarts, the final battle for the wizarding world and — something we’ve been building towards throughout this series — the final conflict between Harry and Voldemort.”

Director David Yates says, “It was important to end the series with an epic finale, so we have battles and dragons, spiders and giants...but at heart, this is a story about the characters. Spectacle is important, but caring about the people in the middle of it is what pulls the audience into the journey with them.”

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